Friday, August 8, 2014

Ayurveda Workshop in Alaska

Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop

Homer, Alaska

Many Rivers Yoga Studio

What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda translates into;  the science of life. It is an ancient system of health that developed in India over 5,000 years ago. Linked to the natural rhythms of nature, its tools are foods/nutrition, herbs, lifestyle and seasonal changes. Yoga and meditation are also used to help restore balance to the body, mind and soul.

September 13th • 12:30-2:30pm - Intro to Ayurveda:
This workshop will introduce you to the foundations of Ayurveda and teach you simple practices that you can apply in your own life to create balance and harmony. 
This will be in discussion format, dress comfortably and bring paper and a pencil if you desire to take notes. 

September 14th • 12:30-2:30pm - Food as Medicine:
Diet and nutrition is a large part of Ayurveda. Different foods react differently for each of us and understanding your constitution (dosha)  will allow you to make choices in your diet that will help support health and wellness. Seasonal changes also play a factor in how and when to eat and are taken very seriously when looking at an ayurvedic lifestyle. All these things will be discussed in this workshop so that you can apply the basic concepts into your daily life. This workshop will build off of the concepts learned on Saturday, September 13th. 
This will be in discussion format, dress comfortably and bring paper and a pencil if you desire to take notes. 

September 14th • 3-5pm - Ayurveda Yoga Flow: 
A dosha is the Ayurvedic word for constitution (your body type).  According to Ayurvedic medicine, there are three doshas and each person’s balance of the three doshas is their individual blueprint.  The prevalence of certain doshas in a person can affect things like personality, mental clarity, mood, and physical attributes. As we move through three dosha-specific flows, we will balance each dosha for optimal physical, mental and spiritual health. Pranayama (breath work) for each specific dosha will also be highlighted. 
This will be a yoga class so wear clothes that you feel comfortable moving in, as well as your yoga mat.

Please take this quiz before the workshop so you can find out which doshas prevail in you:

Before Sept. 1st - $20 per session
After Sept. 1st - $25 per session
To sign up please email:

Lead by Staraya McKinstry: an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurveda Yoga Specialist and a 500hr Registered Yoga Instructor. Her passion lies in combining the sister sciences of yoga and ayurveda to bring harmony to all the external senses while benefiting the body, mind and spirit. 

Many Rivers - 1044 East End Rd Homer, AK 99603


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