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Ayurveda Explained: Here and Now

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Italy&France October 2012 357Here (below) are the details for a set of very informal gatherings being staged soon in Lancaster. Ayurveda is an India-originated, Sister-to-Yoga, Science of Healthy Living and the Prevention of Dis-ease. This is a highly individualized system. You are helped to learn your own true nature and then given access to common tools that you can use to balance your life, your body, and to quiet your mind.

What seems to work best is this: Take the Basic Workshop in Fundamentals where you can probe your own highly individualized natural constitution. (It is fixed for you. But it will vary by the Season of your Life or the Season of the Year in Nature.) Once you understand how to monitor this changeable feast, you can find innumerable ways to get back in balance. Or even better – Catch the warning signals of pending imbalance and right yourself.

After your initial understanding of the basic fundamentals of Ayurveda – a life in balance -we get together in a living room, a kitchen, around a table for food planning, and we share questions, experiences, to broaden our understanding.

In an ongoing set of programs, I am partnering with natural food grocers, aromatherapy experts, herbalists, yogi studios: it continues to unfold.  Natural-minded folks in the Lancaster Community join me to provide expertise or a dedicated venue for study of the large variety of threads (sutras) of Ayurveda study:  Food. Cleansing practices. Therapeutic level oils. Meditation. Yoga for your Constitution. And more meditation: Mindfulness.

Please watch this space for the growing calendar of specialized get togethers and become one of my Ayurvedic pioneers in balance with nature.

I appreciate your Comments on this site and hope you will sign up to get notification of new posts and new events.  Here’s a sample of the topics we have scheduled in the past.

Ayurveda Foods in the Kitchen.    Making Kichardi

Around the Table: Menu Planning and Food Sleuthing at Lemon Street Market,  a walkable Lancaster city neighborhood grocery store.
We talk about meal planning in their back room table, surrounded by dozens of kinds of rice, grain, flour, vegetables, sweeteners, and everything natural and organic in this city marketplace devoted to organic ways. Sort through all the balancing qualities of foods and how to prepare them. I emphasize learning how to make one meal that the whole family can enjoy so this becomes a lifetime path to mindful eating and not an exercise in cooking to “suit a diet that no one else in my family will eat.” 2016 schedule to be determined.

Basics of Ayurveda:  Saturday afternoon, April 2, 2016, in the York studio of Evolution Power Yoga. Watch this space for signup and registration details.  This can be a review for folks who have some idea of their dosa and want to probe deeper into understanding. It is also a primer for those people who know nothing and want to begin. Call Roberta at 717 576-2099 or email mindoveryoga@yahoo.com for more details.

.Heritage Wheat July 2009 012Heritage Grains and their qualities. Hosted by a Lancaster County Amish farmer.

Meditation Workshops . Mindfulness and meditation techniques explained and experienced. Spring 2016 events to be announced soon. Get in touch to schedule this workshop at your space, perhaps even with a small group of friends – alternative to a raucous party ! Its the trend.

Author: MindfulnessViaYoga

For 25 years, a teacher of yoga, mindful meditation, and Ayurveda in Central Pennsylvania. Certified to use Yoga as Therapy for correcting alignment and opening blocks.

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