Ayurveda & Yoga

Through the study and practice of Ayurveda and Yoga, students are empowered by the living wisdom of these twin sciences and learn to protect, perserve and nourish their health and cultivate peace and joy in their lives.

Saturday, February 3rd, 3-5 pm, Yoga Life, Port Washington, NY  Yoga Nidra and Sankalpa Workshop

Participants will enjoy a complete yoga nidra experience.  Known as the sleepless-sleep, this nine-step process deeply relaxes the body and mind ,and reduces symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.   Students will be guided in gentle asana, restorative poses and the nidra meditation.

Saturday, February 10th, 1:30-4:30 pm, Yoga Teacher’s Association, Briarcliff, NY,  Ayurveda and Yoga Workshop

This workshop is designed for yoga teachers to assist them in understanding how to incorporate pranayama, asana, mudras and meditative practices to purposefully affect the chakras, the gunas, and the doshas—kapha, pitta, and vata. Discerning the constitutional and lifestyle doshas will be covered along with a deepened appreciation  Ayurveda and Yoga’s dual philosophical approach to maintaining sattva on and off the mat.

 Ayurveda and Yoga Study Group – Six Fridays, April, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18.  1-3 pm,  Cross River, NY   Tuition $249

This curriculum has developed over the past four years as my interest in blending the sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga with the developments in behavior change.  As a coach, I partner with individuals to create new ways of living in mind and body with ease, peace and even joy. Students become engaged with learning about themselves through mini yoga sequences, breathing and meditation skills, mindful nutrition and discover the influence of these life skills on mood, energy and focus. The most touching outcome is the respect and care students show toward themselves. I’ve witnessed harsh self judgment be replaced with compassion, understanding and even humor.  Health improves as students discover they can reduce the stressors in their lives through ‘treating’ the elemental make-up of their inner and outer environment based on the tri doshic philosophy of Ayurveda.  Students come to understand their unique expression of earth, water, fire, air and ether that govern the functions of body, mind and spirit.  In the absense of this knowledge our nervous system easily gets overwhelmed and stress builds.  This course is a transforming process in which students learn ways to create balance and harmony in their lives. Participants who enroll are asked to anticipate two hours of reading and writing homework between classes.

Grounding meditation to nourish Kapha Dosha, the elements of earth and water.

More about the Doshas

  • Kapha = earth + water are the protective and stabilizing elements that govern all structure.
  • Pitta = water + fire provide the heat, light and fluidity for metabolism
  • Vata = air + space provide the energy of movement:  nerve impulses, heart rate, resperation, and governs all circulation.                                  These doshas govern the physical, mental and spiritual functions of life.  Ayurveda suggests that our best health can only be experienced when we understand how our actions and environment affect us.  The true of this knowledge naturally causes us to care and take care.  This is a transforming course of study.

An introduction to Dosha Coaching 

Connecting in nature

Dosha Coaching supports individuals in making the changes they want, or need to to improve how they look and feel.  It combines the twin sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga with the modern neuroscience of sustaining healthy behavior change.     The twin sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga provide a philosophical and practical framework while behavior coaching cultivates the motivation to sustain the customized self-care protocols.  Because the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space are constantly shifting around and within us, knowing how to cultivate balance and take action is an important tool for optimizing health and well being.