Summer may linger, but fall is preparing for it's arrival. The days are shorter, the nights longer, and the humidity of summer has faded. According to Ayurveda, the science of yoga, fall and early winter is the season of vata. Vata is composed of space and air so it is associated with movement, wind, decomposition, and dryness. When we are vata deranged we may experience poor digestion, difficult concentrating, constipation, dry skin, and head and chest colds. Whether our dominant dosha is vata, pitta, or kapha, we must respond to the change in seasons to maintain our balance and overall health. In this workshop we will discuss the doshas and their exquisite intelligence, then follow with a yoga, pranayama, and meditation practice designed to pacify vata. To end we will learn how to practice Abhyanga, or self massage. All will benefit, even if you've never heard of a dosha, or even Ayurveda. Just bring your curiosity and the desire to expand your knowledge of self care through knowledge of your self.
Wear loose clothing that you do not mind getting oily. All levels are welcome in this experiential workshop that will include some lecture/discussion. 2.5 CEU's available for yoga teachers.
Yoga As Medicine: The Art & Science of Yoga Therapy
Next held on Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 7, 2017 - Wed Oct 11, 2017
Yoga As Medicine is a 5-day, 30-hour, hands-on, roll-up- your sleeves intensive workshop, with much of the time spent doing yoga therapy in small groups under Timothy's supervision. Practice observing bodies, study breathing patterns, analyzing doshas (body-mind types as described in ancient Ayurvedic medicine), and tailoring personalized therapeutic yoga practices. Lectures, yoga practices, writing exercises and guided meditations complement the group case work. In addition, on Sunday, Timothy will demonstrate an in-depth yoga therapy evaluation of one of the workshop participants. For those unable to join us for the full 5-days, there are a limited numbers of spots available to attend the weekend-only portion of the training.
During case work, which begins Monday, and in detailed discussions of selected cases, we evaluate "patients" in five categories, using the acronym SNAPS: Structural, Nervous System and Breath, Ayurveda, Psychology and Spirituality. This holistic roadmap allows for a systematic assessment of function on all levels of body, mind and spirit. YAM uses the full palette of yogic tools including poses, breathing techniques, meditation and philosophy as well as dietary and lifestyle advice.
Past attendees have included healers, health care professionals, yoga students and teachers, as well as those seeking yoga therapy for such conditions as back pain, cancer, arthritis, heart problems, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression. Familiarity with basic yoga concepts and practices is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
Full 5 Day Training $750 ($700 Early Bird on or before 9/9/17)
Weekend Only $300 (see separate listing to register)