We are honored and excited to have the renown Yoga and Ayurveda teacher Lisa Cohen visiting us this summer. Lisa will be offering two very special workshops on Ayurveda as part of our Workshop Wednesdays series. These will fill up in advance, so advance registration is strongly recommended.
Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
Ayurveda, is “the science of life”, the oldest continually practiced health-care system in the world, (5000 years). The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are that the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and that nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. The Ayurvedic approach is about aligning with the cycles of nature rather than struggling or trying to force things to go your way. Nature functions with effortless ease, frictionlessly and spontaneously. When in balance, you naturally desire only that which nurtures your health and life. You flow in harmony with your body’s natural rhythms, getting restful sleep, feeding your senses with experiences, tastes, touch, aromas, sounds, and sights that uplift and nourish you.
Outline of topics covered:
Definition of Ayurveda
Factors that affect health and well being
The 2 Laws of Ayurveda
The 4 components of Life
The 5 Elements
The 3 Doshas
Your unique biology and how to apply Ayurvedic Principles to YOU.
There is no prerequisite for this program, and handouts will be provided. $35 or $60 for both workshops
Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
An Ayurvedic Daily Routine (‘Dinacarya”) teaches us to ride nature’s waves so we can effortlessly float through each day. Small healthy habits we perform consistently on a daily basis can have immense accumulative benefit in our life. Dinacarya is the foundation of health, happiness and spiritual advancement. A steady routine consistent with the rhythms of nature supports health. By understanding the functioning of the human body as it relates to the Ayurvedic Clock, one can make mindful choices throughout the day that will help to bring balance, support health, and boost mental and physical focus and immunity.
Outline of topics covered:
The Ayurvedic Clock
Prerequisite: Introduction to Ayurveda is strongly recommended. Handouts will be provided.
$35 or $60 for both workshops.
Lisa Cohen, RYT-500 is an Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certified from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Mass. She is also certified for Let Your Yoga Dance, is registered with The Yoga Alliance, is CPR/AED Certified through the American Heart Association, and is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Lisa has a special interest in working with diverse populations, guiding the yoga experience for people that might not think of themselves as "traditional yogic practitioners". Kripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind, and spirit. The 500-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher training, which conforms to the national standards of the Yoga Alliance, provides Lisa with a solid foundation in the technical skills needed to teach yoga safely and effectively.
Kripalu, a nonprofit educational organization, is the largest yoga and holistic health retreat center in North America. More information on this style of yoga is available at www.kripalu.org.