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Ayurvedic Wisdom Series: Introduction to Ayurveda and Your Constitutionwith Vidya Chapman * Class 1 of a Four-Class Series

Thu, Feb 25

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Eastern Time

Tuition: $20/class or $70 for Series


or Register for First Class Only

Planting the Seeds of Good Health through Ayurvedic Wisdom: Ayurveda is an ancient science of self-healing, a holistic science that teaches how to stay healthy and how to live one’s daily life in harmony with nature. Each person represents a specific combination of the five elements: ether or space, air, fire, water and earth. Each one is part of a much bigger picture. With a basic foundation in Ayurvedic principles one can learn how to keep oneself in balance, for overall well-being and happiness.

  • It is recommended to register for these four classes as a series, as subsequent classes build on the previous ones. However, they can also be taken separately. Information from the previous classes will be elaborated on.
  • Class 1: Introduction to Ayurveda and Your Constitution

    Ayurveda teaches that there are three fundamental energies or doshas: Vāta, Pitta and Kapha. Vāta governs all the movements in both body and mind. It is made up of the elements of space and air. Pitta is all about transformation and metabolism and is made up of fire and a little water. Kapha, the heaviest of the three, is made up of earth and water. It brings stability and structure. Each person is a unique combination of these doshas.

    In this class you will learn Ayurveda basics and analyze your characteristics and tendencies, to discover your basic constitution and any current states of imbalance.

    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.