In this interactive workshop, you will learn about the ancient history of Ayurveda with a modern and accessible approach. Ayurveda, the lifestyle of yoga, is a holistic blueprint on how to live with the most authenticity, ease, and balance. Through aligning with the rhythms of nature, we align with our own inner nature. Doing so allows for greater freedom and power within the yoga practice. We will view both Yoga and Ayurveda holistically, integrating various practices to support asana, pranayama, meditation, and lifestyle. Where Yoga is considered to be a science of realizing the self, Ayurveda is the science of supporting you to get there: the science of self-healing, designed to relieve imbalances in body and mind. When Yoga and Ayurveda work together as a team, we are able to achieve health and harmony in deeper, more integrated ways.
This workshop is designed to increase personal awareness in order to build a strong tool kit for leading yoga classes or for your personal practice. Through the lens of the five elements, you will learn how to soothe imbalances in the body, mind, heart, and spirit and how those imbalances present in the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. You will be able to find balance for yourself and others during times of transition, seasonal changes, and life's daily rhythms. Come ready to explore a holistic and embodied set of practices, based on asana, pranayama, meditation, and the subtle body. Additionally, we will study balancing Ayurvedic lifestyle principles and techniques, and their relationship to the Gunas and Prana, Tejas, and Ojas.
You will learn:
How each dosha presents in the body
Dosha-balancing yoga and meditation practices
How to create a dosha-balancing yoga sequence
Lifestyle and self-care practices to optimize ease and balance for your day-to-day
The Ayurvedic view of food and digestion + why this matters for your yoga practice
This workshop is eligible for CEUs through Yoga Alliance.
*This workshop is also part of the curriculum for 300-hr YTTs*