Workshops

5 Essential Habits for Great Health:

Ayurvedic Self Care

Sunday, July 13
2-4pm
Global Breath Studio, Durham, NC
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The ancient science of Ayurveda gives profound guidance on how to live a healthy, joyful, grounded life. While each of us is different, certain key habits are beneficial for everyone’s health, while other habits should be fine-tuned according to your primary dosha, or constitution. These time-tested guidelines set us up to enjoy robust physical health and emotional stability and happiness.

In this workshop, we will explore…

  • How to gather strength from the natural circadian rhythms that define each day
  • Which 5 crucial habits to take on (and what to drop!) to establish deep-rooted health
  • How to design a daily routine, or dinacharya, to support your optimal health
  • Why you probably get a second wind around 10pm – and what to do about it
  • The single most important factor to establishing mental clarity in our modern age

Cost: $35

To register: click here


“What’s My Dosha?”

Ayurveda’s Map to Great Health

Saturday, June 8, 2 – 4pm
Global Breath Yoga Studio, Durham, NC
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Why do you feel best in cold climates, while your sister craves the beach? Or why do you love spicy food, while the same dish gives your spouse heartburn?
The ancient Indian science of Ayurveda explains that each of us has a unique mind-body constitution that directs our habits, personality quirks, general health and vulnerabilities. In this interactive workshop, you will…
  • Discover which elemental energy, or dosha, dominates your constitution, Vata, Pitta or Kapha
  • Learn your constitution’s natural tendencies, strengths and weaknesses
  • Receive guidance on which habits and foods are best for you – and which to avoid
  • Learn the illnesses you may be more prone to, so you can prevent them
  • Understand how our culture sets us up for imbalances (and what to do about it)
Come join Ivy for this exploration and uncover your unique road map to robust health.
Saturday, June 8, 2 – 4pm, $35
To register, click here

Wise Eating: In the Kitchen with Ayurveda

Saturday, June 8, 4:30-7pm
Global Breath Yoga Studio, Durham, NC
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How can we figure out what’s truly healthy to eat? New diets come and go, and modern science seems to change its dietary recommendations with each new study. By contrast, the ancient medicine of Ayurveda provides time-tested wisdom about how best to nourish ourselves. Its basic guidelines make common sense and can be applied to any type of cuisine.

Join Ivy for this tasty interactive workshop and delicious Ayurvedic supper. We’ll learn essential Ayurvedic principles, and then experience them through our own sense of taste.

In this evening of learning and eating, we’ll explore…

  • How to choose the best foods for your unique Ayurvedic constitutional type, or dosha
  • The 6 different tastes your tongue can perceive and their effects on the body and mind
  • Why your digestive fire is the key to good health – and how you may be unknowingly sabotaging it
  • What dietary changes to make each season to balance its unique challenges
  • The reasons that “when” we eat and “how” we eat can be more important than “what” we eat

Our supper will feature a digestive appetizer followed by kitchari (a profoundly healing dish made of mung beans, rice and spices), karela (a vegetable you probably haven’t seen before), and special dosha-balancing sauces and condiments.

Saturday, June 8, 4:30-7pm

Cost: $45 (Cost includes vegan and gluten-free supper)

To register, click here


Devi Day Yoga Retreat

Nourish Yourself & Restore Balance

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 ~ 9am – 4pm

Chapel Hill, NC

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Ivy will be guest teaching at this full day of yoga practice, connection, learning, healing, rest and nourishment led by yoga teacher extraordinaire Olynda Smith.  In the morning we will work a specific sequence and type of alignment that helps calm the nervous system.  Through activating the parasympathetic nervous system we’ll open up to rest, restoration and receiving nourishment from our self-care practices.

In the afternoon, Ivy will share some of the profound principles of self-care taught in the ancient healing system of India. We’ll explore a handful of potent practices we can take home with us to deeply nourish ourselves in the midst of our busy lives, so we can continue this deep rest and balancing work long after our dreamy day together.

More information: http://olyndasmith.com/next-full-devi-day

$80 for the full day / Teacher discount $65** / $40 for half day, if space allows.