Ayurveda yoga course consist in 4 workshops over two Sundays, to progress from basic understanding of the Doshas, to Ayurvedic nutrition using food as medicine, recognise and correct your imbalances, and how your actions can prevent and ease conditions.Full course or individual workshops can be booked here.
You will find all the information easy to understand and of immediate use and you will receive a resume of information printed out. Course students that complete all 4 workshops will receive access to online Ayurveda Yoga videos, recipes, educational articles/corse printouts.
- 10:00-13:00 - Workshop 1 Ayurveda Yoga
- 14:00-17:00 - Workshop 2 Ayurvedic Nutrition.
- 10:00-13:00 - Workshop 3 Daily Routine and Pulse reading
- 14:00-17:00 - Workshop 4 Ayurvedic Detox
Please read below for full information.
Discover the healing power of this 5000 y.o. medicine science, one of the world's most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health system.
Modern medicine is based on treating all individual the same based on their symptoms.
Ayurveda teaches that we are all different and is based on an individual holistic approach to find the root cause of dis-eases, instead of treating just the symptoms.
Unlike modern medicine systems, Ayurveda has always had an individualized approach to health.
In this series of 4 workshops we will look at this science adapted to our modern style of life, starting from understanding your individuality, what your body need to maintain good health which is unique to you.
Understand your Dosha is the basis of this system. Once you know what is your individual constitution, your individual needs to stay healthy, you’ll learn to recognise when you are out of balance, what puts you out of balance and how to reinstate it.
We will look at physical practices, in particular yoga and how it effects your balance in a positive or negative way. Physical practice is an indispensable part of staying healthy, however the wrong exercise can cause negative effects on health.
Yoga and Ayurveda are sister science and they are both part of the same medicine science, used together can be a very powerful medicine for body and mind.
We will look at nutrition, using food as medicine, how digestion works and signs of accumulation of toxins and steps to prevent diseases. You will discover what practices to do daily to support and maintain good health in the daily routine workshop, showing you how to prevent diseases on a daily basis and why this practices are important, what they do and how they correspond to the healthy functioning of your organs, preventing the most common diseases such as heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, etc.
You will learn about Pulse reading to determine your Dosha.
Finally, the last workshop will present you with practices to detox your body, how to recognise when this is needed and why ignoring the symptoms of toxins accumulation will in time cause chronic diseases.
This series of workshops will give you an understanding on how to bring your mind-body system back to balance according your own individuality.
Ayurveda is a science that has been tested by thousands of years of knowledge which only recently modern medicine is catching up, coming to same conclusions and proving what Ayurveda medicine has been saying all along.
Ayurveda is also called the ‘science of longevity’ because it offers a complete system to live a long healthy life through nature without modern medication.
It offers programs to rejuvenate the body through diet, nutrition, physical practice and exercises, meditations.
It offers treatment methods to cure many common diseases such as food allergies, which have few modern treatments.
However, one should be aware that Ayurvedic nutrition is not a magic instant fix, it takes time and requires commitment to succeed, you become responsible for your own health, it is self-empowering. Ayurveda is not a nutritional system for those seeking a temporary fix to then return to their habits that cause illness in the first place.
To have full benefits of a healthy and long life, one has to integrate Ayurveda to their lifestyle.
1. Ayurveda Workshop Understanding the Dosha and Yoga for your Dosha.
During this workshop, you will be introduced to how this system works:
- Discover your unique individual constitution
- understand more about your individual body system
- what creates balance and how to correct imbalances
- How to practice yoga based on your Dosha for self-healing purposes. We will have a tester practice for each of the Doshas where focus is not on specific poses, rather on how you can adapt your yoga once you recognise your imbalances.
2. Ayurvedic Nutrition.
Learn what is the food that is best for your Dosha and how to prevent and cure imbalances with what you eat.
We all heard the say: You are what you eat. In this workshop, we will discuss how food affects your mind and body system and what diet promote health and longevity.
Every person digests and assimilates food differently.
Modern nutrition looks at food as calories and vitamins/minerals combination, its micronutrients without considering if they produce toxins during digestion or how difficult are to digest or can a person absorb this nutrient? Also, it doesn't take into consideration individual physiology, state of mind and constitution. It treats all person equally, expecting same treatment for all, hence most time people react differently and might not work.
Unlike modern nutritional systems Ayurveda has always had an individualised approach to nutrition.
In this workshop, we will look at this science adapted to our modern style of life.
Ayurvedic nutrition is not an endless repetition of curry dishes, in fact, there is no such thing as an "Ayurvedic food" there is only a methodology of structuring diets according to your individual metabolic functions.
We will look at food as medicine: we will look at rules of food combinations and type of food to balance each of the Dosha. Information on spices, how and when to use them, what benefits do they give and how they can help reinstate balance. Information on food digestion and how to help your digestive system to prevent diseases.
3. Ayurveda Yoga Daily routine and Pulse reading.
learn how to adjust your daily routine to your specific Dosha promoting balance and healing. Prevention is better than cure. Adapting a daily routine that is specific to your constitution means you can maintain good health and prevent diseases.
In this workshop, we will look at practices to do daily, when to do them and how. Demonstration of Ayurveda self-massage, why we should practice this every day and how it prevents diseases including heart diseases. You will learn about building a daily schedule that is specific to your needs, what is healthy exercise, when to practice and how everything that you do daily has an impact on your health and when it is best to engage certain activities, including meals to support your mind-body system.
You will learn how to do Pulse reading to determine your Dosha, your imbalances and how to use this information.
4. Ayurveda Yoga Detox and recipes.
This workshop is the key to prevent diseases. In our daily life, we have accumulation of toxins from environment, food we eat, our bad habits, medicines and other chemicals we digest or breath (pollutants). It is important to give out body and mind a break from toxins every so often so that the body can recover and reinstate good health. If detoxification is not done regularly, toxins accumulates and cause illnesses and diseases, when this become chronic they are cause of death.
We will look at the process of detoxification, how food can be used for this purpose, and other cleansing practices, what herbs and oil to use to clear your intestine and colon of accumulation of toxins, cleansing yoga and spiritual practices to detox body and mind.
We will talk about the power of your mind, how your mind has the power to heal your body and how to use this power.
The body has to be cleansed in its wholeness.
You will learn how to customise your Ayurvedic home detox practice based on your Dosha/imbalances. You will understand how to do a 3-5 days seasonal detox for your personal imbalances.