Workshops

 

Workshops on different aspects of yoga, Ayurveda, healthy living and spiritual evolution, may be offered by us or by invited guests.

Here is a sampling of regularly offered workshops:

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils: An Introduction to the Healing Art
Ayurvedic Seasonal Detox Workshop
Infant Massage
Weaving a Tapestry of Women's Self Reliance
 

 

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils: An Introduction to the Healing Art

One hour workshop in two parts: 

Part 1 describes the ancient roots and modern development of Aromatherapy in the West, and its basic elements. Part 2 covers the basics of essential oil chemistry, blending, effects on the brain and body, application methods, carrier oils, and more.

Participants create their own blend (one of three choices) to take home.
Contact Durga.

 

Ayurvedic Seasonal Detox Workshop

This workshop offers a sample day of a gentle yet effective Ayurvedic detox routine.
We will start the day early with a cleansing set of yoga asanas, meditation and Ayurvedic breakfast. Then, the morning session will cover the week-long cleanse routine, principles of Ayurvedic wellness, individual doshic analysis and an art project. To finish off, we will cook and eat a delicious and cleansing Ayurvedic lunch.  Handouts, recipes and a shopping list are provided for continuing the cleanse at home.

Seasonal cleansing, practiced in many forms of traditional medicine, offers numerous benefits for our health and well being. Assisting the body to gently release toxins at the change of seasons can support optimal health, prevent seasonal colds, relieve allergies, assist in making dietary and lifestyle changes, and -when practiced regularly- may prevent the development of chronic conditions.

To register or inquire about upcoming sessions, please contact Gayatri.

Note: Cleansing, even this gentle method, is not recommended for those who are pregnant, nursing or suffering from a seriously debilitating condition.

 

Infant Massage

Learn a massage routine to practice at home with your baby.  Infant massage offers countless benefits including: improved digestion, immune function, brain development and parent-child bonding.  Contact Gayatri.

Weaving a Tapestry of Women's Self Reliance

This is an incredible opportunity to learn different facets of working with women in undeveloped or underprivileged places - anywhere in the world - who want to help themselves and their families.  After nearly ten years of working in the field with women who face severe challenges to support themselves and their children, we offer a five-day program in which participants are introduced to the basic concepts of the Women’s Self Reliance Program (WSRP), a women-empowering project of Global Coalition for Peace including the Poverty Perspective, Basic Nutrition, Spiritual Gardening, Home Business and Micro-Enterprise, and Building Community.  Contact Mirabai.