This class is offered on the first Sunday of every month from 2:00 – 3:15pm.
Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, was developed thousands of years ago for the deep healing of the body and the mind. Learning the wisdom of Ayurveda has the potential to bring you into profound balance and peace. You’ll learn ways to incorporate helpful practices through lighthearted and insightful discussions led by a lineage holder for this ancient, Vedic science. These 75-minute classes will begin with a short meditation followed by a talk and discussion based on the month’s theme.
Parthena’s long time passion for health and wellness has led her to the ancient healing modality, Ayurveda. She has studied with some of the best Ayurvedic doctors in the world, including Dr. Lad and Dr. Robert Svoboda. As a seeker, she has lived on an ashram, traveled the world, and has been a teacher for decades. Parthena is recognized by the professional governing body, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association having completed over 5,000 hours of formal study. She is also a licensed massage therapist and a registered yoga teacher, R.Y.T. 200.
January 2: Ayurveda and the art of daily routines ~Dinacharya!
Description: Dinacharya is the art of establishing daily routines in one’s life for experiencing health and well-being. You’ll learn what these routines are, the best routines for your body type, and how to begin implementing some of these basic practices throughout the New Year.
February 6: Ayurveda and the Mind~ how to achieve peace in your everyday life.
Description: Ayurveda has a lot to say about the mind and its capacity for digesting information and experiences. You’ll learn the best ways to take care of your mental health according to your specific constitution and body/mind type.
March 6: Ayurveda and cooking~ recipes and more!
Description: Ayurveda is all about health and feeling satisfied; enjoying food that you’ve prepared in your own kitchen is right up there with one of the best ways to take care of you and your family. You’ll learn the tenets of Ayurvedic cooking and come away with a few basic recipes that you can try in your own kitchen.
April 3: Ayurveda and body therapies~ what are they and what can they do for you?
Description: You’ll learn about various Ayurvedic body therapies and the difference between eastern and western modalities. For example, what is a basti? How do Ayurvedic massages differ from regular massages? What is shirodhara and is it for everyone? You’ll come away with how you can even try a few of these therapies in the privacy of your own home.
May 1: Ayurveda and aging~
Description: We really have no western model for aging well since current culture is obsessed with the external appearances of youth. Ayurveda provides a well rounded and gentle framework for us all as we head into our wisdom years.
June 5: Ayurveda and the use of common kitchen herbs~
Description: Do you know which common spices are best used during the warmer months? What about a nice, cooling drink made from three spices found in most kitchen spice cabinets? You’ll learn ways to use spices that you may already have on hand and how they contribute to your overall health and well-being.