Ayurveda Day 2021

International Ayurveda Day

Tue, Nov 2, 2021

“The aim of the day is to create a sense of awareness in today’s generation and promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society.”
India Today

Health and Vitality – Learn the Healing Ayurvedic Practices for Daily Living

Ayurveda is an ageless philosophy, that when practiced habitually, can bring us back into balance and harmony. Inspired by what is possible with ayurveda, a small team of us have created a very special event to help you use ayurveda in your daily life to reclaim what should always be yours…health.

We will be offering:

  • Mini Consults (free with a donation to NAMA) – a 30 minute consultation with an ayurveda professional to get you started with some daily practices that are completely individualized for YOU!
  • Workshops that will demonstrate how to use and perform some of the most impactful ayurvedic practices, like scheduling your day, applying oils, cooking and spicing, breathing, and soothing a runaway mind.
  • NAMA – a request to consider Professional, Student or General Membership (depending on your qualifications) and an invite to a free event hosted by NAMA, the national ayurvedic organization responsible for the growth of ayurveda in this country.
  • Resources – links to books, products and offers by ayurvedic suppliers.

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Ayurvedic Workshops


Learn Ayurveda

Series runs Nov 5 – Dec 17, 2021

Learn the ayurvedic techniques that you have heard about and would like to implement into your ayurvedic daily routine. The following workshops will give you the confidence to fully embrace ayurveda.

Attend the entire series (6 workshops) for under $200!

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Friday, November 5 • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT • RECORDING AVAILABLE

Kick-off to celebrate Ayurveda Day with our Featured Speaker!

Dinacharya – Craft Your Daily Routine, on a Daily Basis!

Vaidya-Scientist Namyata Pathak, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda – India), VSF, Fremont, CA

90 minutes • $30

The video for this workshop is now available! You may purchase below. A Zoom video link will be sent for a 14-day viewing period.

Vaidya-Scientist Nami will kick off our series of workshops with an inspiring introduction to Dinacharya, the practice of daily routine, which guides our eating, sleeping, exercising, working, spiritual practices and more. Learn how these patterns can affect our physical, mental, spiritual health and bring vibrancy back to our life.

Contrary to popular notion, Ayurvedic lifestyle is not prescriptive or a sacrosanct routine, but an avenue of behavioral choices to safeguard health, prevent disorders and help manage diseases. Learn how to prioritize these choices on a daily basis by listening to your body, mind and spirit. Gain free lifetime access to her one-of-a-kind assessment to kickstart your self-healing journey.

Ayurveda’s rich repertoire of interventions is accessible to all of us, sometimes free-of-cost and sometimes surprisingly time-efficient as they invigorate us. She will share the keys to access this treasure trove in this workshop, starting from where you are!

Vaidya Scientist Nami PathakVaidya-Scientist Namyata Pathak, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda – India), VSF, is one of the most extensively clinically trained Vaidyas (Ayurvedic Doctor) from India. She practices and teaches Integrative Ayurveda from her Ayu.Care clinic located in Fremont CA, where she consults online and in-person for diverse and complex health conditions. She is also the Education Chair of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. She is known to seamlessly integrate Ayurveda and modern biology as she explains the role of natural and Ayurvedic interventions.

Recording Now Available

Friday, November 12 • 5pm PST/8pm EST • RECORDING AVAILABLE
Working With Oils

Seva Ayurveda, AP, LMT, Salt Lake City UT

90 minutes • $25

The video for this workshop is now available! You may purchase below. A Zoom video link will be sent for a 14-day viewing period.

Externally applying oils is an effective way of balancing our constitution of functional energies, “doshas”, and the mind. Learn how practically use these techniques in your own home. Seva will introduce abhyanga (self-massage), nasya oils (applying oil to the nostrils), gandusha (gargling oil in the mouth), ear oil, and sleepy time night oils.

Seva Ayurveda in UtahSeva has been an Holistic Practitioner & Wellness Counselor for decades, helping people reach their health goals. Also a retired Midwife, Seva cares deeply about women’s health. Her passion is Ayurveda as a practitioner and educator. Her current specialty is creating personal cleansing & retreat programs with the science of Ayurveda & CBD. She has held staff positions at many wellness centers such as The Chopra Center, Optimum Health Institute, and California College of Ayurveda. Specializing in customized cleanse programs & Ayurvedic body treatments, Seva does in-person and online consultations, cleanse programs & more! www.sevaayurveda.com.

Recording Now Available

Friday, November 19 • 5pm PST/8pm EST • RECORDING AVAILABLE
Kitchen Rx: How to Use Your Spice Cabinet as an Ayurvedic Pharmacy

Lorilee Gilmore, CAP, Phoenix AZ

120 minutes • $25

The video for this workshop is now available! You may purchase below. A Zoom video link will be sent for a 14-day viewing period.

We will explore consciousness in food, how to set up your ayurvedic kitchen and dive into the medicinal properties of spices that you most likely have in your kitchen cabinet. We will learn which can prevent and heal ailments ranging from physical pain to indigestion and itching to headaches.

Lorilee Gilmore AyurvedaLorilee Gillmore is the owner of www.mokshaayurvedaphx.com. She trained with Kerala Ayurveda in 2009 and continues studying ever since. Offering consults, cooking classes, ayurvedic yoga therapy, herbology, meditation, and treatments, she loves to teach and share the wisdom of Ayurveda.

Recording Now Available

Saturday, December 4 • 11:30am PST/2:30pm EST • RESCHEDULED
Pranayama Basics: How to Breathe

Erin Meyer, PhD, cIAYT, eRYT, Salt Lake City, UT

3 Hour Training & Practice • $55

A video recording will NOT be available with this workshop.

This is a must-do training that covers the foundations of an impactful pranayama practice that you can fully customize to your own individual needs. Erin is a master yoga therapy teacher who will explain how pranayama works, the benefits, and why you should do it! She will introduce a variety of breathing practices, explaining the benefits of each one, and how to practice them. The training will end with an actual pranayama practice that you may participate online with us, leaving you empowered and confident to integrate some of these into your daily routine.

Erin Meyer Yoga Therapist UtahErin Meyer is a certified Yoga Therapist (and Scientist!) specializing in yoga therapeutics for special populations such as cancer patients/survivors, seniors and PTSD. Erin integrates pranayama and meditation into her therapeutic yoga classes, as well as individualized protocols for her clients. She has been teaching this exact pranayama class to hundreds of yoga teacher trainees in Utah for over ten years, so anyone with an interest in using this ancient healing modality for mental and physical health will find this training invaluable. Check out Erin’s offerings…and her other awesome training “Pharmacology Knowledge for Yoga Therapists” at www.paradox-yoga.com.

Rescheduled for 2022

Friday, December 10 • 5pm PST/8pm EST
Ayurvedic Tools for Mental Health

Anuradha Gupta, MBA, AP, 200-eRYT, San Ramon, CA

60 minutes • $25

A video recording will be available with this workshop.

Anu will discuss practices for Ayurvedic psychology and healing “Manas”, the mind. She will explain the three states of mind, two of which are agitated states, and then the natural state, which brings clarity and peace. She will also link “dosha” tendencies and imbalances to the mind and discuss some case studies. Learn simple daily practices that will ultimately lead to a more profound and joyful life and enjoy a guided meditation.

Anuradha Gupta Ayurveda CaliforniaAnuradha Gupta (she/her), MBA, AP, 200-eRYT has a prestigious background in engineering and management, but has since transformed her career into one of service and sharing Ayurveda. Anu graduated from the Ayurveda Practitioner program at Kerala Academy in CA, allowing her to practice Ayurveda in her local community, as well as online, globally, to all those seeking this complementary healthcare modality with her own practice www.AyurvedicFootprints.com. Anu is a longtime practitioner of Yoga and Meditation and serves the Art of Living Foundation.


Friday, December 17 • 5pm PST/8pm EST
The Ayurvedic Kitchen: Ingredients and Techniques

Marie-Joséphine Royall-Schreck, B.S., R.N., NBC-HWC, AP, CMED, MMI, New England

90 minutes • $35
Ayurveda says we are only as healthy as our digestive system, and excellent digestion starts in the kitchen! Join Marie-Joséphine for a little kitchen chat as she introduces you to some of ayurveda’s most favored ingredients and cooking techniques. Since food is our medicine, gain confidence in soaking, rinsing, preparing and serving up wonderful meals, snacks, teas and maybe even gain some digestion-enhancing tips. Marie-Joséphine will show you the ropes, using her own kitchen and tools, and featuring her favorite ingredients. This will be a great inspiration to bring meal preparation back to your own kitchen…and maybe even an opportunity to purchase some new, cool stuff to cook with! A list of ingredients will be sent to you before this workshop in case you would like to have the foods on hand to experiment with.

Marie-Joséphine Royall-Schreck Ayurveda New HampshireMarie-Joséphine Royall-Schreck is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Professional Registered Nurse, National Board Certified Integrative Health Coach, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness teacher, and Yoga Therapist. She integrates her knowledge, experience, and education with the ancient science of Ayurveda, bridging the best of these worlds together for impactful healing and preventative health care. Marie-Joséphine currently offers online consultations at her practice in New Hampshire (www.marie-josephine.com).


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Workshop Registration

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NAMA Ayurveda Conference


Support Ayurveda

Sunday, November 7, 11am-2pm PST/2-5pm EST

Celebrate Ayurveda Day with NAMA by attending the Free Online Summit

Myths and Truths of Sex and Gender: What We Don’t Talk About and Probably Should

Sunday, November 7, 12-3pm MDT

Ready to mingle with ayurveda professionals and enthusiasts? NAMA is the professional organization that has set the foundation for licensure, standards, education, and ethics in the field of practicing ayurveda in the U.S. If you would like to get more involved with ayurveda, NAMA is a great resource for meeting people, viewing workshop recordings, reading articles, and keeping up with modern ayurvedic studies and stats.

Learn more here -> www.ayurvedanama.org

Join us at NAMA now!

Event Registration NAMA Membership

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Ayurveda Resources


Use Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Professionals

Ayurvedic Doctor
Vaidya-Scientist Namyata Pathak, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda – India), VSF, Fremont, CA

Ayurvedic Practitioner
Deborah Garland, AP, Phoenix, AZ
Specializing in ayurvedic consultations, classes and hand-crafted, small batch products made with authenticity and love.

Ayurvedic Practitioner
Seva Ayurveda, AP, LMT, Salt Lake City, UT
Specializing in ayurvedic spa treatments and massage – abhyanga, shirodhara, as well as hand-crafted ayurvedic products.

Ayurvedic Practitioner
Lorilee Gilmore, CAP, Phoenix AZ

Ayurvedic Practitioner
Anuradha Gupta, MBA, AP, 200-eRYT, San Ramon, CA

Ayurvedic Practitioner
Marie-Joséphine Royall-Schreck, B.S., R.N., NBC-HWC, AP, CMED, MMI, Exeter, New Hampshire

Ayurvedic Counseling & Education
Maria Radloff
Specializing in ashtanga yoga, chanting & sanskrit, dinacharya/daily routine, and community outreach

Yoga Professionals

Yoga Therapist
Erin Meyer, PhD, cIAYT, eRYT
Specializing in yoga therapy, yin yoga, yoga for special populations like cancer and seniors, pranayama, meditation. Also a Heart Math Interventions Specialist.
Erin is also a Scientist and offers a Pharmacology for Yogis class.



Banyan Botanicals
Organic and highest quality herbs, oils and ayurvedic cooking products.
Recommended products for your dinacharya: tongue scraper, nasya oil, abhyanga oil (you’ll have to choose one), basmati rice and split mung beans to make kitcheri, CCF tea, triphala tablets, chyavanprash, and maybe some ghee if you can’t find it at the grocery.

Pure Indian Foods
Great place for your ayurvedic grocery shopping, offering organic and top quality products that you can trust.
Recommended spices for your dinacharya: cardamom powder and/or pods, ceylon cinnamon powder, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, ginger powder, hing, mustard seeds, nutmeg powder, pink salt, Spanish saffron, tellicherry peppercorns, turmeric powder,
Other recommended products: white sesame seeds, ghee, oils (sesame, coconut, almond), tamarind paste, lentils & dals, rice

Mountain Rose Herbs
Purchase beautiful quality herbs, spices, teas and aromatherapy products. Check out the amazing variety of salts and peppers they carry. Mountain Rose is a leader in all things herbs and has built a wonderful community that you will want to learn more about.

Bob’s Red Mill
An ayurvedic diet requires eating warm, soft, cooked foods, which can be made up of quality whole grains.
Stock up at Bob’s with hot cereals like oatmeal, buckwheat, wheat farina, mixed grains, and of course my favorite: Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal.
Also try quinoa, amaranth, sorghum, millet, kamut, barley and wild rice. There are nice bean mixes for soups, lentils/dals, and seeds.

Boutique and Gift Products

Deborah Garland
Ayurvedic hand-crafted, small batch products made with authenticity and love. Includes beauty products, oils, cleansers, floral steam packs, spices, ghee, teas, and books (pranayama).

Seva Ayurveda
Seva hand-crafts her own blends of teas and spices. Be sure to taste the beautifully blended Veda Roast, the ultimate coffee replacement!

Great Introductions to Ayurveda

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies
by Vasant Lad

Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization
by Dr. David Frawley

Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution
by Robert Svaboda


Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness
by Dr. David Frawley


If you could only buy one cookbook, this is the one! It has all of the traditional ayurvedic recipes, as well as some amazing other ideas for cooking healthy, tasty, fresh foods. This will inspire you to get in the kitchen and have a blast doing it!
Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind: 100 Simple Sattvic Recipes

The easiest cookbook to begin your ayurvedic adventure in the kitchen:
Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners: Familiar Western Food Prepared with Ayurvedic Principles
by Amadea Morningstar

A great cookbook and resource to have in the ayurvedic kitchen:
The Ayurvedic Cookbook
by Amadea Morningstar

If you want to dive into some Indian cooking and interesting new ingredients:
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing
by Vasant Lad


This is a great resource for using spices and herbs but can be a little more advanced:
The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine
by David Frawley