Ayurveda for balance of body & mind with Moena - 2x 10 uur training
2X 10 HR ADVANCED STUDY: AYURVEDA FOR BALANCE OF BODY & MIND WITH MOENA
A brand-new Advanced Study at De Nieuwe Yogaschool for everyone who is interested in the ancient holistic approach on spiritual practice & a transformative lifestyle which can lead from confusion to clarity!
Ayurveda, known as the “Sister Science” to yoga, is an ancient science that is holistic in nature. Having been around for over 5,000 years, the main focus of Ayurveda is to focus on your life in-between the emotional and physical self.
Ayurveda encourages you to find the love in yourself instead of comparing yourself to other people. It wants you to understand that you are truly unique, and is designed so that you approach your individual life in the most tailored way possible. It encourages you to discover your individual needs, as well as grow, heal, and reflect on your life.
Ayurveda consists of three main body types and personality characteristics, otherwise known as doshas. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Ayurveda is all about understanding that healthy is your natural state. If you and your environment are in balance, that’s considered optimum health, and the opposite goes for being unbalanced. For example, if you feel anxious or are suffering from health issues like constipation or generally lethargic-ness, it is simply a matter of being out of balance. Imbalances are not an overnight occurrence, so you do have time to prevent or slow down the process of imbalance.
A principle of Ayurveda is that we are a part of nature. Nature has five elements which include:
These elements, their behavior, and the interaction they have in your life is a big deal in the practice of Ayurveda. For example, Air will show up up in your body and mind as high energy and forgetfulness. Fire will manifest in your body and mind as inflammation, digestion, and anger. Earth relates to your bones, your stubbornness towards something and loyalty towards others. Once you recognize what elements show up most prominently for you, you can assess what Dosha you are and can then work towards optimum balance.
The concept of the three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha – is most people’s route into understanding Ayurveda. With the insight how Vata Dosha can be responsible for all movement, Pitta for all transformations and Kapha for all structure in our body and the world around us. But there is a deeper level of this understanding though and the three Doshas have their root or master forms, which are sometimes called “the three subtle essences”: Prana (life force and energy), Tejas (radiance and courage), and Ojas (vigour and strength).
According to Ayurveda, we don’t just have one body – we have five. In the field of Ayurveda, and the related science of Yoga, each of us has five bodies or Koshas. Each Kosha acts as a sheath, which covers or hides our essential nature – our Atman or inner Self. All five Koshas are interconnected and constantly interacting with each other.
The reason why Ayurveda is said to be the most holistic science is that it not only recognises the existence of our five different bodies or Koshas but it has the deepest knowledge of how to bring each into its optimal state.
In this 20 hr Advanced Study we will explore through subtle practices the mystic form of yoga which will give you the insight how to adapt your Sadhana (spiritual practice) in a way that it’s most beneficial for your constitution; focussing on the constant change within and around ourselves. In this deepening weekend we will look into:
- Asana practice related with the Tridoshas to find more depth & peace in your way of doing physical practice
- The Doshas & their qualities
- The 5 great elements & their relationship with your health
- Practices for the energy body
- The Ayurvedic wisdom and learn how to create a holistic daily routine
This Advanced Study is suitable for everyone who is interested to bring balance in their life from out the Ayurvedic holistic perspective.
Date: 4 & 5th of November, 2021
Time: 09.30 - 17.30
Place: De Nieuwe Yogaschool, Amsterdam