Ayurveda: sister science to yoga


A 2-part series, with Dr. Elise Faust,

June 2 and 16

Have you ever longed for a straightforward map illuminating the elusive path to vibrant health, meaningful purpose, and an enduring sense of peace, contentment, and joy? Look no further. The Indian medical science, Ayurveda literally means “knowledge of life” and its scope is truly no less encompassing. While the tradition is thought to be over five thousand years old, Ayurveda remains as relevant as ever—and it is enlivened every day as individuals around the world engage its timeless wisdom in their day-to-day lives.

Part 1, June 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

What you will learn:

1.Brief background and history of Ayurveda and its relationship to yoga.
2.Learning the three doshas or constitutions, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, and the elements and qualities that make up each one. Each person will fill out a questionnaire and we will discuss so that everyone will have a general understanding of their baseline constitutional makeup as well as what dosha is their major imbalance.
3.Learning the basis of self care and its role in ones health. Creating a self care chart based on the imbalance of one’s dosha.
Each person will leave with the homework of practicing their self care, and also keeping a food journal to bring to the next class.


Workshops will include casual lectures and hands on practice as well as discussions. Each participant will leave with a clearer understanding of how to most appropriately care for self and, if you are a yoga instructor, know better how to care for and reach their future students.

Register here for Part 1.

Ayurveda, Part 2, June 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


What will you learn:

1. Review of previous class
2. Learning basic nutrition, according to Ayurvedic principles. Learning to make food choices based on individual doshas and imbalances, to bring about better digestion and better health.
3. Learning asana and pranayama practice that complements the elements and qualities of the seasons as well as to complement the three doshas.  Learning to implement asana to complement our students needs.

Register here for Part 2.

Finding Stillness- an introduction to Yin Yoga

Saturday, July 21st 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with Karen Murphy, $30

Introduction to Yin Yoga

In this busy day and age, it is even more important that we carve out time
to just be still and have some time to reflect.  Come join us as we explore
the origin and history of Yin Yoga.  We will learn about the benefits of Yin
Yoga, learn some Yin Yoga poses, and participate in two Yin Yoga practice
sessions.  In our time together we will experience some self questioning,
pair discussion, group discussion, lecture, demonstration, practice, and
reflect in our journals.  As Thich Nhat Hanh said, “Mindfulness simply means
to pay attention:  this is the practice of presence.  Mindfulness is the
energy of being aware and awake to the present moment.”   One of our goals
for this workshop will be to take the time to be aware of the present moment
as we find stillness in our poses and ask, “Am I uncomfortable?  Is it my
mind or my body?”

Refining the Power of Quiet: a yin yoga training

with Jason Wurnig

Friday, September 21-Sunday, September 23rd

There are two tracks for this workshop:

Student of yin (students are welcome to take the entire workshop if they desire):  Saturday, 8:30-1:00 & 2:00-6:30; Sunday, 9-12:30 $187 Register

Student and teacher of yin:  Friday, 5-9 p.m. ; Saturday, 8:30-1:00 and 2:00-6:30; Sunday, 9-12:30 and 1:30-5:00  $300

yin yoga teacher training

This workshop is for students (there are optional times marked that are for teachers and people who want to teach only) and teachers alike.

The training includes an introduction to yin yoga, it’s postures, sequences and classes as well as what a yin attitude is during a yin class.  Students will learn some of the traditional and wholistic ideas of a Daoist and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective and a more fundamental understanding of the physical effects on connective tissue from relaxed, long-held traction. Students who wish to will leave the training with an ability to instruct a basic yin class.