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10/27 Ayurveda: Lifestyle is the New Medicine
October 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm$108
Lifestyle is the New Medicine!
It is the regularity of our day to day actions and habits that can either provide the foundation of wellness or dis-ease. Discover Ayurveda, the planet’s oldest, nature-based, medical system and the sister science of Yoga. In this workshop, for the curious and yoga teachers we will look at The Ayurvedic paradigm as it relates to the three body types or doshas and formulate ways to individualize the tools of yoga to support each student in their practice taking into account the individual, their stage of life, the season, and the individuals life goals.
Ayurveda recognizes that each person is born with a unique physical, psychological and emotional constitution or prakruti. Through our daily relationships, practices, and the beliefs that shape them, our constitutions can become imbalanced, leading to disease.
Ayurveda’s key to achieving abundant health and vitality is to recognize our lack of harmony or vikruti in one or more of these areas. Then, under the guidance of an experienced practitioner, we take steps to restore our natural constitutional balance. Ayurveda doesn’t offer a “magic bullet” cure. This perennial science of living teaches us to accept our responsibility ‘to’ rather than ‘for’ our own physical, mental and emotional condition.
Simply put, positive change is the result of conscious, consistent practice. The roadmap for wellness is Tri-Dosha, or ‘three constitutions’ theory, as expressed in nature and the individual. This profound, pervasive paradigm points to age and season- appropriate behaviors aligning us with the natural healing forces which create healthier, more vibrant versions of ourselves.
- The history of Ayurveda
- The common roots of Yoga and Ayurveda
- The definition of health and wellness
- Introduction to Tri- dosha theory
- The 5 natural elements and their qualities
- The doshas and personality
- how to design a practice for each dosha
- Daily lifestyle practices (Dinacharya) for optimal wellness
- Saturday 10/27 from 12:30 – 6:30 pm
- $108 pre-registration / $125 day of
- Included in 300 HR autopay
Eleni discovered YOGA as a means for reducing stress in 1995 while practicing law in Sydney, Australia. Smitten, Eleni completed the Sydney Yoga Center’s teacher training course. In 2000, Eleni quit the legal profession to teach Yoga full time. In 2004 Eleni moved to Los Angeles and began intensive study with Robert Birnberg a senior student in the T. Krichnamacharya Lineage. The major focus of her studies is the “Yoga Sutras of Pantajali” the guidebook dedicated to creating a sattvic mind.
Eleni is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, CAS, a Pancha Karma Specialist PKS. She runs a private ayurvedic practice and teaches “Ayurvedic Skills for Living” courses in Silverlake. She is a faculty member at California College of Ayurveda, where she teaches and mentors students and for Loyola Marymount Yoga RX program. She continues to pursue her passion for herbs, studying with renowned herbalist KP Khalsa. Eleni has completed the educational component leading to qualifications as a Western Herbalist. She is presently working on the accreditation process for the American Herbalist Guild.