Ayurvedic Self Care Practices to Keep Your Cool During Summer: Basic Principles – Class 1 of a Three-Class Series with Vidya Chapman *
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Suggested Tuition: $20/class or $55 for Series
Ayurvedic Self Care Practices to Keep Your Cool During Summer:
In the summer season, it is important to focus on practices that help us to keep cool – physically, mentally and emotionally. The sun, being the deity of fire, brings with it more light and heat both inside and outside the body and in the entire atmosphere. This three-class series offers summer tips for keeping balanced.
Class 1: Basic Principles
Knowledge of Ayurvedic principles, including our basic constitution and any current imbalances, will help us understand how our body and mind can efficiently deal with the seasonal conditions. The hot, sharp, light and oily qualities of pitta dosha in our constitution may begin to increase and cause imbalance. Maybe one becomes more impatient, irritable or judgmental. One then needs to pause and make subtle changes to one’s environment, diet and lifestyle in order to keep calm, cool and collected.
Vidya (Denise) Chapman is a certified yoga teacher since 2001, a licensed massage therapist, an ayurvedic practitioner and professional member of NAMA. After a life-threatening illness in 2002, she was introduced to Dr. Vasant Lad at Ananda Ashram. In 2007 Vidya travelled to India to study yoga with Nischala Joy Devi and Bhaskar and to see Ayurveda in its homeland. She is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded by Dr. Vasant Lad, and of the Gurukula and Panchakarma Therapy programs at his institute and clinic in Pune, India. Vidya has taught Ayurvedic principles, philosophy and cooking at several yoga teacher trainings, as well as marma therapy, shirodhara, abhyanga and other ayurvedic body therapies at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Nassau, Bahamas.