Live Small Group Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Personal Study Workshop Module Two


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The Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module Two Workshop Prerequisites, Timings, Fees and Booking

Prospective students will have at least studied:
-The Live Small Group Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module One Workshop
– Or, the Online 121 Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle eStudy Module One

For further information on timings, fees, and bookings, or to arrange a free meeting to chat about your interest please go to the Live Group Study Modules Overview page on:

Live Small Group Yoga Practice & Yoga Texts Modular Overview

– Know your Patterns within The Ebb and Flow of Seasons, Food and Life

The Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle – Module Two Personal Sādhana Workshop is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

Based in the Cotswolds, they are intended for those Yoga students who, having completed 
an Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module One option, wish to explore, through a 2-day workshop, the primary principles and teachings from Āyurveda, how they were applied by T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar and how they inspire and guide our Yoga either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

Each session will help us develop how to:

  • Deepen our experience of Nādī Parīkṣa or the study of pulse in Yoga
  • Refine working with our Doṣa or constitution within Yoga practice and daily lifestyle
  • Learn how to apply Āhāra (eating) and its relevance to daily lifestyle
  • Explore how to apply Kitchen Herbs and their relevance to our Doṣa or constitution
  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate Vihāra (lifestyle) practices
  • Choosing expansive or contractive Therapeutic Dietary Tools
  • Apply the ability of Āyurveda to link directly to Yoga practices

It will be useful for all Yoga students and teachers interested in refining Yoga practice through developing Āyurveda lifestyle skills. This can be either from a personal developmental or a professional expertise viewpoint.

It will focus on the application or Viniyoga of Āyurveda lifestyle skills to Yoga teachings.

  • When working with the application of Yoga in sustaining a high energy potential (Śikṣaṇa) for study and practice
  • When working with the application of Yoga as support (Rakṣaṇa) in helping to maintain an active lifestyle
  • When working with the application of Yoga therapeutically (Cikitsā) with imbalances that cause or aggravate the disease process

“As for pulse taking, this is considered by Āyurveda to be a method of confirming a diagnosis, which has been formed from listening to the voice, watching the posture, the eyes, the colour of the skin, the quality of the energy, and interviewing the patient.”
– T Krishnamacharya

Live Small Group Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module Two Course topics offer over 10 hours through 2 days on:

1. Āyurveda Lifestyle Study – 10.00 hours
– Unpacking Key Āyurveda concepts such as:

  • Pañca Bhūta
    – Understanding the five Elements
  • Pañca Prāṇa
    – Understanding the flow of Movement
  • Agni
    – Understanding the Digestive Fire
  • Tridoṣa
    – Understanding the 3 principle Energetic Processes
  • Ṣat Rasa
    – Six tastes and Pre and Post Digestive Processes
  • Prakṛti Parīkṣa
    – Intermediate Diagnosing the Constitution
  • Nādī Parīkṣa
    – Beginning Diagnosing through the Pulse
  • Dravya Guṇa
    – Using Herbs and Spices
  • Ahāra
    – Utilising food as a medicine
  • Vihāra
    – Utilising Lifestyle as a tool for change
  • Bṛṃhaṇa Kriyā and Laṅghana Kriyā
    – As Therapeutic Lifestyle Tools

2. Review Sessions and Home Study Guidelines – 0.5 hours

  • Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for core and developmental personal study processes

We will explore guidelines of a practical nature by understanding our constitution and relating it to the many aspects of our lifestyle.

  • Which concepts are most important?
  • How the key concepts are linked.
  • Learning to look through Āyurveda at our relationship with others.
  • Linking the concepts of Āyurveda to the ebb and flow of daily life.