Fall Rejuvenation Seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanse with Lisa Snowden

Seasonal cleaning is an opportunity to reset. From mental hang ups, to digestion, energy level, sleep challenges, or life transitions the Ayurveda approach to cleaning teaches self-care in deep and meaningful ways.

This workshop will offer a foundational knowledge of Ayurveda principles so a background of understanding Ayurveda is not needed. You’ll leave with lifelong knowledge and a plan to remove some habits not serving you and how to take a little better care of your body and mind. You’ll learn about dining and diet practices to ease the burden we put on digestion every day.

Learn to move through transitions, seasonally or otherwise, with greater ease. Program includes lunch on site, yoga movement, foundational knowledge of Ayurveda, seasonal cleanse, spice packet for fall cooking, and a digital booklet full of everything to support your fall cleanse at home with day by day cleanse guidance, daily yoga practice & recipes.

About Lisa
Sharing yoga since 2009, Lisa is an Ayurveda Health Counselor with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Under her teacher, Kathryn Templeton, she is a Himalayan Institute Ayurveda Yoga Specialist program instructor. She strives to share yoga and Ayurveda with people of all ages and backgrounds. This ancient knowledge of valuing self-compassion, and offering the tools to do so, can meet everyone right where they are now in life.

Lisa can be found on IG and FB @ayurvedayogalife or her site www.ayurvedayogalife.com.

AYS 3 – Improving Our Digestion of Foods, Thoughts, and Actions in Tacoma, WA

Join Lisa and SKY Yoga in Tacoma for Ayurveda Yoga Specialist session 3, Improving Our Digestion of Foods, Thoughts, and Actions. Lisa is Himalayan Institute Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist instructor, under Kathryn Templeton and representing her program and the lineage of the Himalayan Institute. The entire certification program is 4 sessions, yet signing up for this single session is encouraged.

In this session:
We’ll look closely at factors affecting digestion and assimilation in the body and the mind and
practices to regulate our physical, mental, and spiritual digestive fires (agnis).

Upon completion of AYS 3, you will be able to put the following concepts into practice:

  • Using the 6 tastes to create a proper diet

  • Use internal and external practices to regulate agni or digestive fire

  • Develop clinical awareness of asana, pranayama, meditation and diet/lifestyle as it relates to digestion and assimilation.

  • Make ghee, kitchari, seasonal veggies, churnas, and medicinal teas essential to Ayurvedic practices.

 

Ayurveda 101: Introducing the five elemental theories for daily support

This workshop has a ton of personal benefit to properly incorporate Ayurvedic practices into life. Each person has a unique blend of the 5 elements. Develop a more stable sense of harmony, self-compassion and just flat out feel better as correlations to diet and lifestyle meld with physical and mental wellbeing. Harness stability and resilience despite change, whether the change is subtle or dramatic.

Let’s intertwine the relation of dosha to the self, and to the world around us. Evaluate lifestyle and nutrition choices as related to microcosm and macrocosm of tridosha and five element theory.

“Like a painter sees both subtle and dramatic tones, shade and light variations in a blue ocean, an Ayurvedist ‘sees’ qualities of things and life through lens of their eyes, the smell through the nose, the sound in the ear, the touch on skin and …” This skill allows an Ayurvedist to incorporate practices most beneficial and suited for the self.

Materials needed: notebook, as desired. Yoga mat/attire not necessary.

Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Seasonal cleansing is a practice Ayurveda holds in high importance. Namely, spring cleanse is the biggest cleanse of the year. This is our time to evaluate and remove old habits, toxins and stagnation in mind and body. We are left feeling lighter, brighter and more adaptable to change and growth. Basically, spring cleanse removes the sticky inertia from life, leaving yoga and Ayurveda practices for self-compassion and inherent nature to shine.

The weekend workshop can be taken as individual days but it’s suggested to participate in both sessions.

Includes Lisa’s printed manual or e-booklet.

Also,

-Understand characteristics of each element and how they create vata, pitta, and kapha dosha.

-We’ll review how these doshas show up in life and the ways they constantly change.

-Learn about how habits hold us out of balance, and develop practices to support your spring cleanse

-We’ll cook and eat kitchari, talk about the 6 tastes

-Develop self-care rituals, called Dinacharya

 

Session I – Saturday, April 2, 11:00am-3:00pm. Bring a snack for 30 minute break.

  • What is an Ayurvedic Cleanse, and why is it important?
  • Explanation of the Ayurvedic Clock
  • Pranayama Practice
  • What about elements and Vata, Pitta, Kapha?
  • Clean Out the Closets: Preparing the mind and body for cleanse

 

Session II – Sunday, April 3; 12:30pm-3:30pm. We will cook and eat together today. All those materials will be provided.

  • Food and beverage to support cleanse. Cook and eat!
  • Change cravings to bring us to balance. Exploring the 6 tastes
  • Learn practices to support spring cleanse and beyond
  • Putting it all together – Outline of cleanse week/review of the shopping list and recipes

 

Weekend workshop participants receive tea of coriander, cumin and fennel and a spice packet to use with cooking. Weekend workshop $130. Book a daily session for $65.

Registration at the link below. All Spring cleanse participants are invited attend Lisa’s 9AM TYB Newport class on Tuesday April 12 and 19 at no extra charge, to explore yoga for supporting cleanse time. Sign up and also receive a gift of CCF tea and churna mix to use at home!

This workshop is a two day event, but not an overnight event!

Spring Cleanse

Ayurveda spring cleanse offers positive growth and improved digestion both mentally and physically. Patterns you can’t kick but are ready to may simply lack tools and self-support. Almost everyone can benefit from the spring digestion reset we gain during a cleanse.

Why spring cleanse? Well, maybe a bit of Ayurvedic wisdom can shed some light. Winter is Vata dominant. It’s frozen and cold, windy antics of nature have dormancy happening as well. Really, depletion is the word. We hold onto all we can and hopefully all the good stuff we need from routines and relationships hold to ‘get through’ winter. And change is not resilient. Ayurveda says to choose the most stable time of year to cleanse, thus spring cleanses. Spring time is kapha dominant, so the vata has turned to cold, wet, sticky traits our body could be showing through allergies, congestion in face or chest, heaviness in the body and/or the mind. There could be less than desirable habits you feel are holding you back and you lack tools, motivation or drive to move them behind you. These are all signs of increase in kapha dosha. The kapha time is dominated by earth and water, much more resilient elements than the air and ether dominating fall and winter. Since change and growth require a stable establishment, naturally the spring kapha time is best for a big cleanse.

Think of a seedling, planted properly in dirt this spring. Ideal growing conditions include stable ground, fertile soil, ample moisture and sunlight. Also the temperature can’t be too cold. If the growing conditions accumulate too much wetness, low temperatures, lacking sunlight and the seedling continues to be relocated, it will never sprout. The proper conditions are necessary for growth and this exists in the human body and mind, too. Spring cleanse time is when we take rest, reset our body and mind’s growing conditions!

 

Fall Rejuvenation workshop – a gentle seasonal cleanse

Establish a foundation of Ayurvedic education through understanding the role of self-care, seasonal change, ama (toxin) reduction and conduct your own gentle cleanse at home. With Ayurveda, a gentle fall cleanse utilizes relation techniques, daily self-care rituals and a kitchari mono-diet. Enjoy dishes of split moong dahl, basmati rice and freshly cooked veggie with cleansing spices that regulate digestion and abate toxins in the body. The fall rejuvenation is removing toxins and helping to establish daily practices of self-care. Fall is a gentle period of cleansing where the body and mind is creating vitality, called ojas which is our vital life source. Building vitality is important as we prepare for the depleting time of winter. Seasonal cleanse allows an individual time and space to clear out excess dosha, often the inflammation of summertime pitta, so we don’t burn out in the winter months. A seasonal cleanse, to some extent, is ideal for most all individuals as fasting is not a part of a seasonal cleanse rather creating dining practices of nourishing and easy to digest meals of kitchari. A tea mixture of coriander, cumin and fennel is sipped through the day along with room temperature water.

There is a level of cleanse for everybody and meant to be enjoyed at a level ideal for YOU. Let Ayurveda meet you where you are, right now. No forcing, nothing stressful as bringing Ayurveda into your life is a gradual process meant to build upon itself as your experience into this science and lifestyle gentle builds over time.

Sept 13, noon-3PM at The Yoga Bar in Newport. 701 Park Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. register in advance theyogabar.net for $39. View the event here.

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