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.
- 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.
10:45am MDT – Maria, Seva
11:30am MDT – Deb, Maria, Seva
1:00pm MDT – Deb
1:45pm MDT – Deb, Maria, Seva
2:30pm MDT – Deb, Maria, Seva
3:15pm MDT – Seva
4:00pm MDT – Maria, Seva
Seva is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in ayurvedic spa therapies such as abhyanga and shirodhara. Her practice is located in Lehi, UT for in-person treatments and consults.
Deborah Garland, AP, Phoenix, AZ
Deborah is an Ayurvedic Practitioner located in Phoenix AZ. She specializes in panchakarma and total lifestyle harmony. Having an eye for beauty, everything she offers is stunning, from hand-crafted products, books, home-grown herbs, and of course ayurvedic consults.
Maria Radloff, Student, Salt Lake City, UT
Maria is a student at Kerala Academy in Milpitas CA. She is currently in the AP program and is passionate about getting people back in their kitchens. She loves to teach dinacharya (daily routine) and cook ayurvedic things. She currently offers online consults for those seeking health and happiness.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Looking to try on ayurveda? These mini consults are great ice-breakers and a wonderful way to dip your toe in! Spend 30-minutes with an ayurvedic professional who can answer your questions and help you begin to create some impactful daily practices.
Consults will be held online and are free with your donation to NAMA (donate here -> www.ayurvedanama.org)
Select your time and person and book now!
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!
Friday, November 5 • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT
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
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 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.
Friday, November 12 • 5pm PST/8pm EST
Working With Oils
Seva Ayurveda, AP, LMT, Salt Lake City UT
90 minutes • $25
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 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.
Friday, November 19 • 5pm PST/8pm EST
Kitchen Rx: How to Use Your Spice Cabinet as an Ayurvedic Pharmacy
Lorilee Gilmore, CAP, Phoenix AZ
120 minutes • $25
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 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.
Saturday, December 4 • 11:30am PST/2:30pm EST
Pranayama Basics: How to Breathe
Erin Meyer, PhD, cIAYT, eRYT, Salt Lake City, UT
3 Hour Training & Practice • $55
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 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.
Friday, December 10 • 5pm PST/8pm EST
Ayurvedic Tools for Mental Health
Anuradha Gupta, MBA, AP, 200-eRYT, San Ramon, CA
120 minutes • $25
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 (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, Exeter, New Hampshire
120 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 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).
Choose and register for your workshops now!
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
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