Ayurveda is an ancient science of Life, Healing, and Medicine. It is the 5,000 year old system of natural healing and medicine that supports Yoga, its sister science. Ayurveda seeks to understand all aspects of material existence from birth to death, and all aspects of our being from physical to spiritual. It works from a simple truth: when something goes out of balance, disease happens, and the opposite of the imbalance is needed to restore and heal.
Nature is medicine in Ayurveda, and in this day and age of such disconnection to ourselves, others, AND Nature - the wisdom-teaching-practices of Ayurveda provide a beautiful path back to balance and harmonious living on all levels. We see what is being revealed with studies linked to Yoga, and now modern science is also proving what Ayurveda has perceived for thousands of years.
This 4 week workshop series is designed to:
Give a rich introduction to Ayurveda, and link its deep connection to Yoga
Provide a map for understanding the full spectrum of the human being, based on Sankhya Philosophy
Clean up common misconceptions and confusion about Ayurveda, particularly related to one’s Prakruti (Constitution) and Vikruti (current state of imbalance)
Explain the pathology of disease according to Ayurveda, and how it is treated
Teach foundational Ayurvedic principles, guidelines, and practices for living
Show how to use the tools of Ayurveda effectively and intentionally in a Yoga asana practice
Beyond lecture and discussion, experiential practices will be a part of each session, including meditation, pranayama, mantra, and/or asana. Those new to Ayurveda, as well as seasoned in its practice, will gain tremendously from this workshop series! *This workshop is HIGHLY recommended for Yoga teachers.
Dates: 4 Tuesdays, from May 21 - June 11
Location: Soul Tree Yoga Studio (Simpson location), Lafayette, CO