with: James Bailey
Westport: Saturday February 1st
From: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cost of Attendance:
$195/$225 with in two weeks
Ayurveda is the knowledge (veda) of life (ayus). This knowledge is universal, but more importantly, it is deeply personal. With this knowledge we live true to ourselves and we remain vital, healthy, and conscious. Yoga and Ayurveda were historically understood within the context of each other. To be a skilled yogi, we must understand our nature from the perspective of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is divided into two primary teaching streams: the Ayurvedic clinical practice of medicine and the self-care practices known as Swasthavritta. Swasthavritta informs and inspires right livelihood and actions in the world given one’s unique constitutional nature, and empowers the individual to an enlightened self care. Similar to a yogi, a svastha is one who is established in one’s true self, and who acts and lives in accordance to one’s own nature. Swasthavritta also sheds light on the primal relationship between the self and nature, with a simple message: just be you.
In this one-day training we will survey the primary healing practices used in the Swasthavritta tradition of Ayurveda as a holistic self-care system. The path includes an understanding of our personal Ayurvedic constitution, Ayurvedic nutrition, lifestyle, daily and seasonal routines, basic herbology, home cleansing, and the traditional use of herbally infused oils in self-massage, known as abhyanga.