Cost For 3 day workshop: $240 w spa Day; without the spa day $269
Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 2 Friday 3 to 9pm , Saturday 10 to 6:30, Sunday 10 – 6:30 10 to 11;30 Yoga & Deep Relazation in the morning with Maetreyii Ma, 11;30 delicious vegitarian lunch 12:30 – 6:30 Ayurveda Program
Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., Ayurvedic Medicine and Classical Yoga Therapy, 3055 47th St. , Ste C. Boulder, Co 80301 303 443 6923
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Ayurvedic Medicine: A Practical Introduction45 hours (3 cr) 12:30-6:30 Daily
The purpose of this course is to introduce basic concepts which explain the world view and the workings of Ayurvedic medicine, and to gain a beginning overview of the field including definitions of health, Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology; causes and symptoms of imbalances, and the development of disease. We will also gain a beginning understanding of the basic basic elements of the Ayurvedic toolkit: lifestyle, diet, therapeutic Yoga , panchakarma, and herbology. Modern traditional research on properties of foods and herbs will be added as appropriate.
All of the following topics will be covered in this course. The instructor reserves the right to change the order of presentation of some of the topics.
Part I: Ayurvedic Principles and Skills for Assessment
I.Introductory Overview of the History and Philosophical Basis of Ayurveda. Where do we come from? Samkhya: Ayurveda and Yoga’s explanation
II.The Concept of Tridosha in nature, in the cycles of human life, and in individual constitutions.
III.Establishing our healthy baseline: Assessing Prakrti: 1) Observation of ourselves and others, 2) History, and 3) Questioning
(Day II) Before today’s class begins, review your life, and make a written list of your personal features of Vata, personal features of Pitta, and personal features of Kapha, and what you at this time believe is your prakrti (V__P__K__), with a Justification.
V.Vikrti I. : Factors which provoke doshas, symptoms of deficiency and excess. Pulse Diagnosis
VI. Vikriti II: Agni: The Basis of Health, and Aam: the Beginning of Illness. Lifestyle and Dietary factors which create aam. Tongue diagnosis.
VII. Vikrti III: Causes of Illness, Stages of Development of Illnesses, and times to Intervene (Kriya Kala)
VIII.Assessing Vikrti: medical history, symptoms, observation, pulse, tongue.
IX.Distinguishing between Vikrti and Prakrti
(Day III) Before today’s class begins, review your life, and make a list of your personal symptoms of Vata, personal symptoms of Pitta, and personal symptoms of Kapha, and what you at this time believe is your vikrti (V__P__K__)
Part II: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
X.Personal and Family Health: Ayurvedic Diet and Nutrition: Eating for Prakrti and Vikriti; the six tastes, and how to modify dishes to change the doshic dominance.
XI.Daily and Seasonal Routines for Health and how to adjust for different climates and different chronotypes
XII.Periodic Cleansing: What is Panchakarma and why is it Practiced?
XIII.Yoga Therapies. Subtle Body anatomy. Yoga Practices and the koshas; Yoga Practices and the doshas. Pranayama and meditation practices for different constitutions and seasons.
Part III: Tools for Chikitsa: Foods and Herbs as Medicine
XIV.Energetic and Medicinal properties of selected foods, including modern nutritional research; special preparations for health
XV.Principles of Ayurvedic Herbology/ Pharmacology: survey of approx 40 common herbs; home remedy applications and formulations
XVI.Constructing Your Personal Ayurvedic Formulation
Required Texts for the Course: Class notes
Recommended Texts: Joshi, Sunil, Ayurveda and Panchakarma Pole, Sebastian, Ayurvedic Medicine Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha, The Ayurvedic Encyclopedia