Ayurveda | Reverence + Ritual for Self Care



Ayurveda is the “study of life” and is an upaveda (branch) of the Rig Veda--one of four main sacred texts in Hinduism known as The Vedas. Rig Veda translates as the "knowledge of praise and shine." This seems very fitting as I've come to view Ayurveda as the most congenial lens to view life in which everything and everyone is praised for the innate nature in which their existence takes shape. Ayurveda is the art of establishing reverence or praise for the beauty of life and all it encompasses. It enables everyone to utilize all available resources while developing the rituals and daily practices we are called to perform to not only support life but shine a greater existence.

In this workshop, we will discuss the basics and key principles to understanding this ancient medical system. From this introductory level of understanding we will explore dinacharya (self-care practices) and ritucharya (seasonal practices) and how these two concepts can be used to help transition the ebbs and flow of life. We will introduce and experience the practice of abhyanga (oil self-massage). Through inquiry, community council and journaling, attendees will being to identify their own sources of support as well as of imbalance. From this space, attendees will map out daily and seasonal self-care rituals from an Ayurvedic perspective that they can take home and begin to integrate into their lives. 

This class will be offered once during the May Session.

BRING: Yoga mat, any props needed (blanket, cushion, etc.) and a journal for note taking, if desired; Materials fee~ $5 Fee for oil and linens



Emma Kate Veader is a practitioner of yoga and Ayurveda. Having training and certifications as an E-200/500 Yoga teacher, PureBarre instructor, Ayurveda Health Counselor and Chef, she is currently based in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts where she teaches R&R guest yoga classes and lectures on Ayurveda with Kripalu Schools of Yoga & Ayurveda. A forever student, Emma currently interns with Kripalu as she further hones her abilities to share the teachings of yoga, Ayurveda and path of service through love. She attributes her practice and offerings to the grace and guidance of her teachers along this path. She teaches Vinyasa and yin-style of yoga in the Bhakti tradition as it is from this place of devotion and service that guides her on and off the 'mat.' Learn More...

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