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1 Day Workshop on Ayurveda and Yoga

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Holistic Nutrition Through Ayurveda

– A customised Approach

Ayurveda places a huge emphasis on diet and lifestyle for wellness and prevention of diseases. Our body tissues wear and tear daily and it is important to replenish it with the right type of food that supports gut health and turn allows proper nourishment to take place

Diet and lifestyle is being increasingly recognised as one of the most important factors in maintaining health and well-being. Ayurveda, is a Traditional Indian System of Medicine which offers a comprehensive study of the effects of food (ahara) and lifestyle (vihara) on your mind, body and emotions.  Even though Ayurveda originated in India thousands of years ago, its wisdom on diet and health is universal and timeless.  Ayurveda considers health to be a state of perfect balance between your individual body type (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) in relation to your digestion, body tissues and waste as well as your lifestyle, seasons and balance of your mind.

When it comes to food, Ayurveda focuses on all types of input that goes into our body such as food, water, breath, emotions, information (through our sense organs) and the environment.  If there is an imbalance in any of the input that can lead to manifestation of disease.

At this workshop, you will learn the basic principles of Ayurveda and how to identify your body type and what specific food will be suitable for different body types (Prakriti).

You will learn

• What is Ayurveda and why is it a holistic system of nutrition
• that nutrition is not only for body but for mind and emotions too
• why a “one-size-fits-all” solution is not the ideal
• Basic principles of assessing your body type (Prakriti)
• How to identify the different body types (Prakriti)
• the importance of customizing nutrition based on your body-type (Prakruti)
• how to understand if herbs/foods matches your body-type
• Why digestion is the key to health
• Why thoughts play a role in healthy eating

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Weight Management through

Ayurveda and Yoga

As we grow older, our body tends to gain more weight and it can be challenging to lose the unwanted fat. According to Ayurveda one of the main causes of unwanted stubborn fat is due to low metabolism (digestive fire or “agni”). Read more..

As we grow older, our body tends to gain more weight and it can be challenging to lose the unwanted fat. According to Ayurveda one of the main causes of unwanted stubborn fat is due to low metabolism (digestive fire or “agni”). Ayurveda distinctly draws a difference between weight loss and weight management. Ayurveda takes a holistic view on weight loss which includes a mind-body approach. At this workshop you will learn how Ayurvedic weight loss is different from conventional way of looking at weight loss. You will also learn that weight loss is a short-term solution while weight maintenance is long term and a healthy solution. You will also learn Ayurvedic concept of mindful eating and understand the science behind it and how you can maintain your weight after losing it. Ayurveda, is a Traditional Indian System of Medicine which offers a comprehensive study of the effects of food and lifestyle on your mind, body and emotions. Ayurveda, known as the “Science of Life”, provides a holistic outlook and application for customised nutrition. Even though this holistic system originated in India thousands of years ago, its wisdom on diet and health is universal and timeless.

You will learn

  • What is Ayurveda and why a “one-size fits all” method will not apply for weight maintenance
  • Why older people tend to put on weight easily
  • How to identify the different body types
  • Why different weight loss method is recommended for different body types
  • Why eating with awareness helps with weight loss and maintenance
  • “Baby steps” techniques for weight maintenance

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Ayurveda Detox /

Fasting and Gut Health

According to Ayurveda, fasting is a good way of “resetting” the body’s metabolism. Undigested or unmetabolized food is called “Ama” which when accumulated in the body, blocks the body’s micro channels. Read more..

According to Ayurveda, fasting is a good way of “resetting” the body’s metabolism. Undigested or unmetabolized food is called “Ama” which when accumulated in the body, blocks the body’s micro channels. When this happens, nutrients do not get assimilated properly into the cells and can cause sluggishness, bloating, fatigue, bad breath, constipation etc. In this case, Ayurveda recommends fasting but strongly cautions that fasting should be customised based on your body type (Prakriti), your age, lifestyle, seasons, health condition and so on. According to Ayurveda fasting wrongly can cause your digestion ot weaken and further deplete your energy. One has to fast based on several factors such as your body type, current condition, seasons, lifestyle and so on. Also, there are certain steps to follow after fasting in order to replenish your gut health or digestive fire (agni). At this workshop you will learn about correct fasting according to your body type.

You will learn

  • The basic principles of Ayurvedic Fasting
  • The difference between Mala (body’s natural wastes) and Ama (undigested food that can lead to toxin in the body)
  • The causes of Ama (toxin) formation
  • Signs and symptoms of Ama (based on different body types eg Vata Pitta and Kapha)
  • How to prevent Ama formation in your body
  • Herbs that are ideal for removing ama (Ama pachana) and herbs that are good for kindling your digestive fire (Ama deepana)

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Preventive Medicine Through

Ayurveda (Daily Routine)

The primary goal of Ayurveda is to maintain and preserve the health of a healthy person and prevent disease. Although Ayurveda has an extensive treatment protocol for various types of health conditions, the main aim of Ayurveda is prevention of disease and promotion of health through diet and lifestyle. Read more..

The primary goal of Ayurveda is to maintain and preserve the health of a healthy person and prevent disease. Although Ayurveda has an extensive treatment protocol for various types of health conditions, the main aim of Ayurveda is prevention of disease and promotion of health through diet and lifestyle. Ayurveda advocates a system of Daily Routine (Dinacarya) and Seasonal Routine (Ritucharya) which when practiced regularly, can prevent old age diseases such as cataract, dementia, joint pain, skin disorders etc.  This evidenced-based preventive method also keeps the nerve in a healthy condition thereby preventing old-age related neurological disorders.  Discover the ancient secrets of preventive medicine through Ayurveda. At this workshop you will learn some simple techniques that you can practice while in your office or home to increase your alertness and energy. You will also study an Indian herb that improves your memory. Ayurveda, known as the “Science of Life”, offers a comprehensive study of the effects of food and lifestyle on one’s mind and body. Even though this holistic system originated in India thousands of years ago, its wisdom on diet and health is universal and timeless.

You will learn

  • What is Ayurveda’s daily routine (Dinacharya) and how it prevents old age diseases
  • The cause of old age diseases from an Ayurveda standpoint
  • Ayurveda’s perspective of preventive medicine
  • Ayurveda perspective of health promotion.
  • How Ayurvedic daily routine (Dinacharya) can prevent old age diseases such as dementia, neurological disorders, dry skin, eye disorders, joint pain
  • Simple techniques to prevent poor eyesight
  • Simple techniques to prevent joint pain

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Lasting Beauty through

Ayurveda (Face care and hair care)

According to Ayurveda "one can get nourishment, pleasant mind, long life, clear thoughts, peace of mind and beauty by proper care of the skin, hair, nails etc:" Lasting beauty in Ayurveda is focussed on both the inner beauty and outer beauty. Read more..

According to Ayurveda “one can get nourishment, pleasant mind, long life, clear thoughts, peace of mind and beauty by proper care of the skin, hair, nails etc:” Lasting beauty in Ayurveda is focussed on both the inner beauty and outer beauty. Lasting beauty care in Ayurveda is mainly to do with the skin health (gurutvak, sthiratvak, and upachitatvak). Ayurveda essentially advises a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle (swasthavritta, dinacharya, ritucharya) in order to maintain one’s beauty. One of the main causes of hair fall is Vata, which is a “drying energy” (for lack of better word). Discover the ancient secrets of inner beauty through Ayurveda. Learn some simple beauty tips for your  face and hair.

You will learn

  • Ayurveda principle for natural health and beauty
  • 3 ancient tips for keeping your skin healthy and glowing
  • Preventing acne and wrinkles the natural way
  • Ayurvedic beauty regime for skin care
  • Ayurvedic beauty regime for hair care
  • Natural herbs for skin care

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Ancient Indian Science of

Stress Management

Studies show that stress is an underlying cause of many ailments such as insomnia, nervousness, high blood pressure, respiratory disorders, diabetes, depression and even cancer. Stress not only suppresses the immune system but also makes a person susceptible to further diseases. Read more..

Several  studies have shown show how stress hampers sleep and brain function thereby leading to long term health issues such as dementia, memory loss etc. Self Management of Stress (SMS) is a unique, multi-dimensional approach to manage stress at the physical, mental and emotional levels. Research shows that SMS calms the mind, improves the immune system, reduces stress and brings about homeostasis within the body. It balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and improves the quality of sleep.  At this SMS workshop you will have a deeper understanding of stress from an Ayurvedic perspective and how stress affects the physical, mental and emotional level. You  will learn both theoretical and practical techniques to help overcome stress on a daily basis thereby increasing your overall health and productivity. Ayurveda, is a Traditional Indian System of Medicine which offers a comprehensive study of the effects of lifestyle on your mind, body and emotions.  Ayurveda, known as the “Science of Life”, provides a holistic outlook and application for a balanced life. Even though this holistic system originated in India thousands of years ago, its wisdom on diet and lifestyle and health is universal and timeless.

You will learn

  • How and why stress is the underlying cause of many diseases.
  • The role of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in fight-flight-freeze response
  • Why does the body remain in a stress mode
  • The Ancient Universal Laws of stress reduction
  • How awareness and perception is the key reduce stress
  • Practical techniques to help overcome stress on a daily basis thereby increasing your overall health and productivity.
  • A special 45min Self Management of Stress (SMS) technique that will help reduce stress at the physical, mental and emotional level

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Mind Health

(Manasa Roga)

Both Ayurveda and Yoga have an extensive literature on the mind, its layers of consciousness, qualities of the mind and how the mind operates. According to Ayurveda and Yoga a person is considered truly healthy if and only if their mind is healthy. Any kind of imbalance of the mind (sadness, anger, grief, frustration, worry, anxiety, fear and son on) will slowly percolate into the body and manifest as physical ailment. Read more..

Both these sciences strongly advocate the importance of keeping the mind in a balanced state in order to prevent long term mental health issues.  Being aware is fare much more than just being mindful. In awareness we are not only aware of ourselves and our mind, but also aware of our subtle body and surroundings.  We become more conscious of our thoughts, actions and slowly develop compassion towards society and mankind.

You will learn

  • The difference between Mindfulness and Yoga Awareness
  • How being aware of your thoughts and body will help heal and bring about overall wellness
  • Quality of life vs Quantity of Lie
  • Baby-steps towards achieving awareness

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Bonding with your Child

through Parent-Child Yoga

According to Ayurveda and Yoga a Parent’s bond with the child will lead to a healthy growth of the child – both at the external and internal level. Every word that is uttered by the parent is absorbed by the child both consciously and sub-consciously. Read more..

The first 5-7 years of a child is the time when the child is very open and receptive to its environment including home environment.  The parents actions and words get imbedded in the child’s mind which in turn moulds the child to become an adult. Yoga which means “Union” in Sanskrit, is a holistic system that deals with the mind, body, emotions and the inner self.  It is a secular system that develops an all rounded personality and cultivates both the EQ and IQ.  This parent-child yoga program is a fun-filled activity that has a multi-fold positive effect.  Apart from developing an all rounded personality it develops the child’s intelligence in an enjoyable and an inquisitive way. Most importantly it brings about a special bonding between the parent and child. It has been suggested that yoga activities help children face and solve problem themselves in creative ways.

You will learn

  • Improve focus and mindfulness in both children and adults
  • Enhance self confidence in the child
  • Cultivate positive thinking
  • Improves performance either in school or in work
  • Enhances team building
  • Helps in character building
  • Improves behaviour and developmental issues in children
  • Helps in anger management
  • Improves quality of sleep

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