12 Hour Workshops

Ayurveda Immersion
Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is India's holistic system of medicine and a sister science of yoga. Treating every person as a unique blend of qualities, Ayurveda emphasizes the prevention of disease through a diet and lifestyle appropriate to each individual’s unique physical and mental constitution. We will learn about Vata, Pitta, Kapha, the seven tissues, panchakarma, the process of digestion and disease, and practical guidelines to follow towards a healthy and long life. We will translate many Sanskrit shlokas directly from Ayurvedic texts. Also included, demonstrations of sinus cleansing, nasal lubrication and self-massage. Written materials provided.

Session 1 : Ayurveda - History, Samkhya and Basic Principles
Vedic roots, Sankhya philosophy basics, tastes, 20 qualities, overview physical and mental constitutions.
Session 2 : Ayurveda - Anatomy + Physiology
Doshas and subdoshas, tissues, waste products, digestion, disease process.
Short asana practice - Kapha Invigorating
Session 3 : Ayurveda - Examination and Treatment
Ayurvedic assessment and treatment including panchkarma, rejuvenatives and aphrodisiacs.
Short asana practice - Pitta Cooling
Session 4 : Integration of Ayurveda / Yoga / Nutrition
Ayurveda with asana, yoga philosophy and western nutrition.
Short asana practice - Vata Nourishing

what they're saying

Nicolai Bachman exceeded my expectations! He is very talented and articulates each individual sutra extremely well. I really enjoyed the examples he provided which relate Patanjali’s teachings to modern society. The instruction was very clear. Nicolai addressed any questions or concerns directly, which was helpful. The eight limbs were presented clear and concise as well as the yoga poses in Sanskrit. I look forward to learning more from Nicolai. The way Nicolai applies the sutras to modern day society is amazing.
~ Michelle

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