This beginner’s workshop delves into the principles of the ancient healing science of Ayurveda. Originating in India over 5000 years ago, Ayurveda is a fully holistic healing modality that places emphasis on the five elements of nature and in helping us identify practices that allow us to live in harmony with nature. Ayurveda stresses disease prevention and simple tools that help us find balance in every season in any environment. It also encourages sustained wellness through close attention to diet, herbs, daily ritual, detoxification practices, pranayama, meditation, yoga, and other healing modalities. Stemming from vedic culture. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and considered the mother medicine on the planet. Its various modalities have been practiced over millennium and continue to help millions create a life of wellness. Ayurveda helps individuals deeply understand the workings of nature and how these forces influence our own unique nature. Through this understanding, we are given the keys to invite a balanced life of tranquility and harmony in body, mind and consciousness. One that is unique to each individual.
In our time together we will explore this ancient science and highlight simple lifestyle practices that help bring wellness into your daily life. We will also Take a body-mind quiz to determine your own unique constitution. We will close the class talking about particular tools that bring balance in the fall and early winter seasons.
Ilana Sobo is a community herbalist, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Instructor in South Burlington, Vermont. She has spent over 20 years in the fields of Ayurveda, Yoga and Herbalism and has worked with and apprenticed for several pioneers in Botanical Medicine & Ayurveda in the US. She also has unique apothecary training and regularly compounds tinctures, salves, essential oil blends, teas and flower essences for her local community. Ilana's time at the Ayurvedic Institute working and studying with Dr. Vasant Lad was greatly formative. Ayurveda is the thread of continuity in all her work and is honored to be able to share about this vast and beautiful healing modality. Ilana has a clinical practice in South Burlington, VT and regularly teaches classes on Ayurveda, Yoga, Aromatherapy and Herbalism throughout the Northeast. Ilana's greatest passion is to share the love, magic, and healing gifts the natural world brings forth to share with us all.