Ayurveda translates to “the science of life”. This 5000-year old tradition from India uncovers the art of living, focusing on food and lifestyle choices that balance one’s own constitution as well as prevention by addressing the root cause of disease. Ayurveda teaches us that the health of the body, mind and consciousness is found through the balance of the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. This course covers the basics of Ayurveda and expands to a deeper level of understanding and Ayurvedic knowledge. This will help solidify your understanding of the Doshas and how they function in the body as well as other key Ayurvedic concepts. Class recordings will be available to students who attend the course.
Topics to be covered:
What are the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha.
How do the Doshas relate to the Elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.
The subtle aspects of the three Doshas: Ojas, Tejas and Prana.
Explore the subtypes of the Doshas to gain a deeper understanding of Vata, Pitta and Kapha and where they reside in the body.
Understanding Prakruti - your unique body type.
Agni: the transformative energy of the digestive system.
Ayuryoga - using the basic principles of Ayurveda to balance your Yoga practice for each season and environment as well as to your unique constitution.
Digestion and nutrition: understanding Rasa and the six tastes.
Friday: 6 pm - 8pm PST Saturday/Sunday: 10 am - 12 pm PST Saturday/Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm PST Saturday and Sunday course will include short breaks plus a two hour lunch break. 10 hours of CE Units provided. 2023 Dates TBA