June 4th. Yoga and Ayurveda Master Class: Cool It.
DUY Brookline, 2-4:00. $5 with DUY or Mysore pass.
This yoga for summer sequence cools and releases heat, moves energy down, and can also be used to address the inflammatory effects of short or long-term stress. We will discuss Ayurvedic views on all of the above and practice.
This weekend is being organized by lovers of Ayurveda in St Johnsbury, VT. Space is limited. Email me if you are interested in joining.
This will class will discuss the Ayurvedic views on women’s hormonal cycles, and the Yogic views on practice for women. We will discuss balancing prana and apana, moon cycles, stages of life, appropriate yoga asana for all of the above, and do a restorative practice which can be used during the menstrual cycle.
Introduction to Ayurveda
Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing system uses diet, lifestyle rhythms, and natural herbs and oils to promote a state of mind/body well-being. The system follows nature’s rhythms- seasonal changes, sunrise to sunset, phases of life, etc. to maintain optimal health. Through eating and living in accordance with these natural rhythms, human beings find happiness. This session introduces key concepts of the Ayurvedic view of the body, the Pancha Mahabhutas (the five elements) and the three Doshas, functional biological compounds, how they affect us, and how to recognize them in your body.
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This workshop introduces basic principles to understand the effect spring qualities have on the body and how to manage this effect. We will also discuss appropriate spring diet, seasonal cleansing, and have a 45 minute yoga practice. Come dressed for a little all-levels practice.
This afternoon will include lecture, guided visualization, and simple pranayama to help yoga practitioners understand the movements of Prana, and the philosophy underlying the subtle body as expressed by traditional Yoga. We will discuss the 8 limbs, the 5 koshas, 5 Prana Vayus, Nadi, and Chakra (energy pathways and nerve centers). Open and accessible for all levels.
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These interactive workshops on Friday and Saturday are hosted by Ashtanga Yoga Dubai. We will cover Ayurvedic theory of the 5 Elements, 3 doshas, how-to seasonal and daily routines, AND Ayurveda practices and diet specially for yoga practitioners.
please sign-up, space is limited
This afternoon hosted by myself, Rich Ray and the Boston Ashtanga faculty is open to all students of all styles. We will cover principles of breath and bandha, philosophy, and cross-training techniques relevant to the practice.
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Back by popular demand, this time a mid-week program of FALL and WINTER foods- my favorite!
This program is geared towards beginning cooks, as well as those with kitchen experience, both wanting to learn more about how to apply the traditional principles and techniques of Ayurvedic cookery in their kitchen and daily life. Winter is the time for enjoying warming, cooked foods like hearty greens and root vegetables, whole grains and legumes, flourless baking, and nourishing tonics. We will cover winter cookery and pantry set-up with key Ayurvedic foods and spices for staying vital and bright through the winter season. The program will also present daily self-care practices, ayurvedic digestion and nutrition basics, and take-home recipes and techniques for preparing Ayurvedic meals at home without a lot of fuss.Participants will be encouraged to roll up the sleeves and help out in the kitchen, applying the techniques, using the tools, and trying the tastes of the dishes we are creating. Participants will also be learning and practicing ayurvedic practices for self-care throughout the weekend.
A rare evening Intro to Ayurveda workshop. For those of you who haven't joined me yet to learn a bit about how Ayurveda works and how it might help you. I'll throw in a few digestive tips for the holidays!
Space is limited here, find the sign up on the DUY website.
Get ready for a fall flush. Kate will guide you through a simple, 5-7 day cleansing program to eliminate accumulated toxicity melted by the summer months, and bolster the immune system. This will include Ayurvedic therapies and eating habits that can be applied throughout the winter. Register here
Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle for a smooth transition into fall and winter seasons. Learn what foods to favor, activities to enjoy, how to perform a fall cleanse, and practice a 45- minute gentle fall yoga sequence.
Seasonal classes on topics such as yoga for menstrual health, seasonal affect, detoxification, doshas. Check my FB page for that week's topic.
This fall Tuesdays Sept 18th and Dec 12th. 2-4PM. $5 drop-in for DUY pass holders and Mysore students. $20 otherwise. You can register for these on the DUY schedules page.
No need to travel to meet the faculty and hear about this year's first-ever Boston-based Ayurvedic Health Counselor program. I'll be joined by Academic Coordinator Dr Anusha Seghal, and Boston Ayurveda School Manager Veronica Wolff-Casey. This professional training is open to those who have completed Fundamentals of Ayurveda or equivalent at a different institution. Program begins Sept 28. more info
Join this philosophy-in-action workshop and learn practices for sustaining mental equilibrium and fostering clarity that you can take home with you!
The philosophy that underlies both Yoga and Ayurveda (Samkhya) is incredibly useful in helping students of both traditions understand more deeply the reasoning behind many of the practices and lifestyle observances. Our discussion will include the importance of the karmendriyas (organs of action) and jnanendriyas (organs of knowledge) for conscious and beneficial living, as well as Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas, the mental energies which drive us. We will use this ancient framework to observe the activity of our minds and bodies. As we understand the interplay of these universal energies, we can implement key lifestyle actions to support yogic living and reap its benefits in our daily lives.
2018/19 Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training with Kate O'Donnell, Dr Anusha Seghal, and Veronica Wolff-Casey
FREE info session with the faculty June 17 at DUY Brookline. Details to come.
Right here in Boston, you can immerse yourself in learning about the ancient science and applying its practices to your life. The program will take place one week-end each month September 2018 -August 2019 at Down Under Yoga. This is an additional 500 hours of training and mentorship beyond the Fundamentals Course.
Please learn more about the program here, and the Boston Ayurveda School's other offerings.
DUY Brookline, 2-4:00. $5 with DUY or Mysore pass.
Feb 27: Yoga for Healthy Menstruation.
June 26 TBD.
11:30-1:30. This interactive workshop will introduce the fundamentals of Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing system, and how to implement them in your own life. Ayurveda uses diet, lifestyle rhythms, and natural herbs and oils to promote a state of mind/body well-being. The system follows nature’s rhythms- seasonal changes, sunrise to sunset, phases of life, etc. to maintain optimal health. Through eating and living in accordance with natural rhythms, human beings find happiness. $40
Seasonal Yoga for self-care class 2-3:30. $25
This interactive workshop will introduce the fundamentals of Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing system, and how to implement them in your own life. Ayurveda uses diet, lifestyle rhythms, and natural herbs and oils to promote a state of mind/body well-being. The system follows nature’s rhythms- seasonal changes, sunrise to sunset, phases of life, etc. to maintain optimal health. Through eating and living in accordance with natural rhythms, human beings find happiness. Cooking demo 3:00-4:00.
Join Cara and I for a tea service at Brookline Booksmith! Everyday Ayurveda will have you eating your way to increased energy, balanced emotions, and an overall state of calm and relaxation.
Ayurvedic Nutrition, Seasonal Cleansing, and Yoga
Ayurveda, India's ancient healing system, considers the changing of seasons an ideal time to establish a state of balance, connection, and enjoy optimal health. Join Kate O'Donnell, Director of the Boston Ayurveda School to integrate the energizing, purifying, and bright practices of Ayurveda's spring routines. You will explore the principles and practice of cleansing and specific daily rhythms, or Dinacharya, to help move winter stagnation, improve digestion, and promote peace of mind. Kate will also guide you in a spring Ayurvedic yoga practice, and a few seasonal diet and lifestyle recommendations from this ancient science. Give yourself a boost out of winter and enjoy a healthy spring. sign up