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Scheduled Ayurvedic Classes

SEASONAL AYURVEDIC HOME CLEANSE WITH JULIE PETERSON AND AMY ERIKSEN

DETOXIFY SAFELY AND GENTLY WITH THE YOGA SHALA COMMUNITY THIS FALL!

Pricing Options for Classes

Full Cleanse with Two Classes (Nov. 5th & Nov. 12th) & Online Support $75

Cleanse with Introductory Course (Nov. 5th ) & Online Support $45

Vak Tapas Course ONLY (Nov. 12th) – $30

Description of Course

Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of holistic medicine, has long used masterful cleanses at the junctions of the seasons to facilitate an equilibrium in the body and mind and to establish and maintain well being.

Cleansing has a multitude of benefits including the elimination of accumulated toxins, improved digestion, burning unwanted fat, strengthening immunity, increased energy and reduced cravings. Ayurvedic cleanses are used to support and nourish and are not meant to shock the internal systems as other cleanses may.

Join us, Monday November 5th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm for an in depth class on Ayurvedic cleansing and detoxification where we will cover key concepts for facilitating a successful detox including reasons to cleanse, ideal time to cleanse and specifics on how to undertake a 10 day Ayurvedic home cleanse. Class will also include instructional meditations and breath exercises (pranayama) to help support your balanced state. Collectively we will begin the cleanse the next day on Tuesday November, 6th and finish ten days later on November 16th.

To dive deeper into the cleanse an optional second course has been added: Vak Tapas- Yogic Disciplines for Purification of Speech on Monday November 12, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. As serious students of yoga we may feel drawn to bring other spiritual disciplines into our lives besides the practice of asana (yoga posture). Seasonal cleanses are one such practice. Another discipline that is immensely beneficial for cultivating mindfulness is the practice of Vak Tapas or disciplined speech. This special class will explore the four characteristics of Vak Tapas as explained in the Upanishads, as well as other ways we can enlighten the faculty of speech. When we use our organ of speech for right speech, we create harmony and increase sattva in the world. The lecture portion of this class will be followed by a guided Self-Inquiry meditation aimed to facilitate the cleansing of unhealthy emotions to further the benefits of the seasonal cleanse.

Throughout the 10 day period, we will be offering support via a private Facebook page set up for all cleanse participants as a place to share successes and challenges. For the four days of the main cleanse kitchari will be available at the Yoga Shala, made by Honga Im.

Upcoming Ayurvedic Classes

Specific date is yet to be determined, please check back.

Ayurveda, Mental Health & The Maha Gunas– This class will explore the Ayurvedic concept of the maha gunas, the three great qualities of the universe, known as sattva, rajas and tamas. First, we will get a clear concept of what the three qualities are. Then, we will delve into how they relate to the mind and emotions. Finally, students will come to see how these qualities permeate foods, other substances and even behaviors, and how Ayurveda utilizes them as a tool to bring balance and health to the mind.

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