“Reverence to the Divine, which constantly performs the five acts—and which, by doing so, reveals the ultimate reality of one’s own Self, which is nothing but the Joy of Awareness.”~ Recognition Sutras
BOTH AYURVEDA AND TANTRA YOGA ARE BASED ON THE NATURAL LAWS AND CYCLES OF NATURE. TO TRULY UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THESE DISCIPLINES, ONE MUST ALIGN WITH NATURE'S MOST FUNDAMENTAL BUILDING BLOCKS. WHEN WE UNDERSTAND OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE SUN AND THE MOON, TO THE SEASONS AND THE RHYTHMS OF NATURE, TO THE FIVE ELEMENTS THAT MAKE UP NATURE, WE GAIN A "KNOWLEDGE OF LIFE" AND THE "SCIENCE OF LONGEVITY"—BOTH TRANSLATIONS FOR THE WORD AYURVEDA. ULTIMATELY, WE LEARN SOMETHING ESSENTIAL ABOUT OURSELVES.
It’s not by chance that yogis perform Sun Salutations daily and that the word “Hatha,” as in Hatha Yoga—means Sun (ha) and Moon (tha.) Or that in tantric practices, Moon Salutations, performed at night, are as popular in this tradition as solar practices are in modern-day yoga.
On this half-a-day journey, we will consider the “Pancha Maha Bhutas,” the five elements discussed in physics and ancient Eastern technologies and philosophies. We will learn how the “doshas” of Ayurveda evolved out of our relationship to the five elements (the five acts), affecting all aspects of living, and examine how we encounter life through the lens of the “doshas.” You will have direct experience with the heating and cooling practices, foods, and treatments associated with Ha/tha Yoga and Ayurveda and how these sciences apply to you—your dreams, thoughts, actions, relationships, and which practices are best suited for you based on your constitution. This highly informative, practical, and participatory half-day workshop includes multimedia presentations.
I am presenting “Origin” as part of the Joya Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training. This half-day program is open to all my students in person or over Zoom.
- PRAKRITI: YOUR AYURVEDIC CONSTITUTION - DR. ROBERT SVOBODA
- AYURVEDA: LIFE, HEALTH, LONGEVITY - DR. ROBERT SVOBODA
- THE YOGA OF HERBS: AN AYURVEDIC GUIDE TO HERBAL MEDICINE - DAVID FRAWLEY – DR VASANT LAD
- AYURVEDIC MEDICINE:: THE PRINCIPLE OF TRADITIONAL PRACTICE- SEBASTIAN POLE
- ASTANGA HRDAYAM
- SUSRUTA SAMITITA - KAVIRAJ KUNJALAL BHISHAGRAMTNSA
- THE SCIENCE OF SELF-HEALING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE - DR. VASANT LAD
- YOGA & AYURVEDA: SELF-HEALING & SELF REALIZATION - DR. DAVID FRAWLEY
- ASANA PRANAYAMA MUDRA BANDHA – SWAMI SATYANANDA SARASWATI
For previously accredited yoga teachers you will receive 6 Hours of Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education Credit.
Pre-registration is required by February 19th
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Saturday, March 19th
1923 Second St, Livermore CA 94550
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