Ayurveda and Asana

Meaning “science of life”, Ayurveda is a vast system of preventative and curative healing that comes from the ancient scriptures of India, dating to about B.C. 1500. According to Ayurveda, everything in the universe is made up of five elements: air, ether, fire, water and earth, all of which are pervaded by breath. Together, these elements make up who and what we are. Essentially, Ayurveda teaches us that “human nature” is nature. We are, very simply, a reflection of the natural world and our surroundings. There is an organic, harmonious balance that exists between the elements within our bodies, however, sometimes they become unbalanced due to illness, poor diet and lifestyle choices,and stress.

In this workshop, we will learn how the five elements present themselves in the body, mind and spirit through the doshas (physiological forces which are often referred to as “Ayurvedic body types”), as well as how and why they become unbalanced. Through the integration of conscious breathing and movement, we will explore how the practice of Yoga can be used to restore and maintain balance in order to cultivate a graceful body, centered mind, radiant spirit, and life of sustained optimum health.

KIMBERLY LOEB is a certified Yoga instructor,Yoga therapist and Ayurveda practitioner who has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda and Yoga since 2001. She holds a minor in the philosophy and practice of Ayurveda and Yoga and is the founder of Inner Circle Healing Arts. Kimberly teaches weekly Yoga classes at Feel Good Yoga Studio in Langford and is currently deepening her studies in Ayurvedic Marmatherapy.

Apr 24 | 1:30pm-4:30pm | Please register by April 19th. 250-474-6935 www.FeelGoodYogaVictoria.com