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Introduction to Ayurveda

This course is an immersion in the teachings of Ayurveda and mind-body health. When our body and mind are balanced, we have created a solid foundation to make conscious choices, expand our awareness and enrich our spiritual lives. We will explore how to benefit from the principles and practical tools of Ayurveda in your daily life, including understanding your unique mind-body type (dosha), enhancing nutrition, reducing emotional turbulence and re-awakening the senses. From the Ayurvedic perspective, human beings are not viewed as mere thinking physical machines, but rather as fields of intelligence in dynamic exchange with the energy and information of the environment. Health is a state of vibrant balance in which all the layers of one’s life are integrated. This course provides the tools to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing and build a balanced foundation for a spiritual life through understanding how to make conscious choices that enliven the nourishing connection between body, mind and spirit.

Book Purchase: Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide by: Deepak Chopra, MD.  (Available as paperback and Kindle ebook)

It is not mandatory to purchase the book. The instructor will be summarizing all the main content in the sessions.

Session 1

The Origins, Core Principles and Philosophy of Ayurveda

October 26, 2020, 6.00pm PST

Pacific Standard Time

This lesson explores Ayurveda as an approach to conscious living and mind-body medicine. We will examine Sankhya, the Vedic philosophy that shapes Ayurveda’s perspective of the universe, the nature of reality, and the purpose of life and in so doing also explore consciousness as the source of all experience and the multidimensional nature of life.

Session 2

The Foundational Concepts of Ayurveda

November 2, 2020, 6.00pm PST

Pacific Standard Time

In this lesson we will develop an understanding of the basic elements of nature and how these elements are expressed in our individual mind-body constitution (dosha). We will also explore how to achieve and maintain a vibrant state of health by identifying our innate nature, our current mind-body constitution and learn how to keep our doshas balanced.

Session 3

Ayurvedic Nutrition

November 9, 2020, 6.00pm PST

Pacific Standard Time

In this lesson we explore the concept of food as medicine and develop an understanding of how to enhance our digestion. We will also learn how to balance our doshas through food and the importance of eating with awareness.

Session 4

Emotional Freedom

November 16, 2020, 6.00pm PST

Pacific Standard Time

This lesson explores the fundamental needs of humans which lead to the biological responses of unmet needs. We will also develop the tools for conscious communication and practices for emotional clearing.

Session 5

Inner Pharmacy: Balancing Through the Senses

November 30, 2020, 6.00pm PST

Pacific Standard Time

In this lesson we explore how to balance our current mind-body constitution through our five sense organs or gateways: the sense of sight, smell, sound, touch and taste.

Session 6

Ayurvedic Daily Routines and Perpetual Renewal

December 7, 2020, 6.00pm PST

Pacific Standard Time

The final lesson examines the importance of aligning with the rhythms of nature to bring balance and explores a daily routine, restful sleep and seasonal practices and mindful movement as fundamental tools to achieve and maintain balance in body, mind and spirit.

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