In this course, Ayurveda will be discussed from its basic definition as the science of life, including each of the constituents of "Ayu" or Life as taught in the ancient texts to its relevance in modern times as a healing modality. Some of Ayurveda's most insightful aspects on the physical, mental and spiritual levels will be covered with some detail.
This course is mainly theoretical and it intends to provide a perspective on how to approach the individual soul and promote its health from all levels. The topics of the components of Nature(Prakriti), the science of the Elements, the qualities(Gunas) of the mind and the constituents of the body, like the Dhatus(tissues), Malas(waste products) and the Doshas( biological humors) will be discussed.
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Yoga and Ayurveda Workshop
3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.
Arrival and Departure
Check-in time 2:00PM and Check-out time 12:00AM
You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.
What to Bring
Textbook: "Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy" by Swami Sitaramananda
Other: slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.
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A confirmation email will be sent to you. In case of cancellation a credit note will be issued. Refund is only given with 48 hours notice and the deposit is non-refundable.
Shared (2 people) $40.00/night
Shared (4 people) $32.50/night
Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%
Bharata Surya (Javier Lopez) is a Sivananda Yoga Teacher and a certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Counselor, Pancha Karma specialist and Marma therapist trained in the US and India. For the last 15 years he has led private practices and set up Ayurvedic clinics in different parts of the US and abroad, conducting multiple workshops and programs and designed protocols on diet, herbology, lifestyle management therapies, yoga/ayurvedic cleansings and juice fastings. As lead chef at the Yoga Farm Ashram, Bharata stresses the importance of healing the body and mind through food. Besides offering Ayurveda consultations, he teaches weekend and full 7-day certified ayurvedic vegetarian cooking courses. Bharata is the author of a forthcoming cookbook on ayurvedic recipes and healing foods.