«Described as the Vedic Science of Life, Ayurveda is a five thousand year old healing tradition originating in India. It is the sister science to yoga. Ayurveda uses yoga, diet, and herbal formulas to bring wellness to an individual’s entire well-being. Ayurveda treats the individual as a whole and assists in maintaining overall health.
Ayurveda recognizes each person as an individual with a different body constitution or dosha; vata, pitta, or kapha. We have all three of the doshas in our physiology, in different proportions. Everyone’s dosha is unique and personal. Each dosha is made up of two of the five basic elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth, and gives us insight into the tendencies of our bodies (physically, mentally, and emotionally). Because we are unique, what we eat, how we exercise, when we sleep, and even where we prefer to live, will be different from one person to the next.
After taking the test (http://ekayogaseattle.com/doshatest/) and reading the class description for your dosha, you will notice that the class for your dosha is most likely the opposite of what you would naturally be drawn to. Ayurveda believes like increases like; therefore, each class type is designed to pacify imbalances caused by that particular dosha. Keep in mind, although you maybe dominant in only one of the doshas, you can still experience imbalances in all of them.»
In each workshop there will be a Dosha balancing yoga practice, and a body roll out session (to ease tension in the body) using yoga tune up® therapy balls. Then enjoy a post-class ayurvedic drink.
Why we roll: To prevent injury or recover from one, improves alignment and posture, re-sets stuck patterns in the body, provides better mobility, and more…
Please let your instructor know of any injuries, osteoporosis, or pregnancy.
Form fitting clothing is recommended.
Cost- $35 each or $90 for all 3 workshops
Kapha balancing workshop- Saturday April 8th, 1:30-3:30 pm
Myofascial release for the legs, hips, chest, and stomach, followed by a heating and energizing vinyasa practice.
Vata balancing workshop- Saturday May 6th, 1:30-3:30 pm
Grounding Hatha practice, followed by myofascial release for the low back, hips & pelvis, spine, and feet
Pitta balancing workshop- Saturday June 3rd, 1:30-3:30 pm
Cooling and relaxing yin practice (with some gentle flow), followed by myofascial release for the core, jaw, head, hands and arms, and the adrenal glands.
Should you wish to continue your myofascial release practice, there will be yoga tune up® therapy balls and Coregeous balls available to purchase.