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.