Introduction to Ayurveda: An overview of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic lifestyle leaves you energized, well rested, managing your weight and centered. Learn the science of Ayurveda, the five elements and formation of the dosas (the intelligence that directs your bodily functions). By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of your constitution (dosa) and the relationship between you and nature.
Diet and Nutrition: Each dosa is influenced by diet, time of day, seasons, and an individual’s time of life. This is not a one diet fits all concept, rather your diet is specific to your makeup and your body’s needs change. With Ayurvedic understanding you have the freedom to make adjustments that lead to health.
Cooking: Understanding digestion is the key to health. Learn the stages of digestion and the six tastes. Prepare meals attending to food combinations and the use of spices and herbs that will balance your dosa through the seasons. Find out what herbal cures come right from you kitchen. Take home Ayurvedic recepies.
Lifetsyle: Learn how to incorporate Dinacharya (health habits), yoga, meditation and pranayama into your daily life (without feeling overwhelmed).
* How does one provide an Ayurvedic environment for a child or teen? Suggestions for establishing a nighttime routine, determining your child’s dosa, teaching dinacharya, and engaging youngsters with healthy eating habits are offered.
Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga: Practicing pranayama (breathing exercises) has many healing benefits. It cleanses organs, brings joy and bliss, and enhances energy. Meditation brings awareness and order to life. Yoga postures (asanas) bring balance. When you learn how to practice all three, intelligence awakens, leading to happiness and creativity. There are many benefits, a few of which are the reduction of stress and blood pressure and the increase of focus and clarity.
Health and Beauty: Explore the topics of general beauty routines, beauty tips and remedies for specific dosahs, and the inner aspects of beauty. Explore what beauty secrets nature has to offer.
Ayurvedic Birthday Parties – This is a fun and healthy way for children ages 4 through 12 to celebrate a special day. Activities include yoga, chanting, pranayama, relaxation and mandala creations.
Note: Above workshops can be adapted for school age children and can be offered during school or after school hours.