WHAT IS IT?
Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in India. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. But treatments may be geared toward specific health problems. Those who practice Ayurveda believe every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. They control how your body works. They are Vata dosha (space and air); Pitta dosha (fire and water); and Kapha dosha (water and earth). Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. But one is usually stronger than the others. Each one controls a different body function. It’s believed that your chances of getting sick -- and the health issues you develop -- are linked to the balance of your doshas.
Julia Studied Ayurveda Science in New York. Compelled by a deep thirst for more knowledge about health and well being.Julia brings a deep wisdom to her yoga practice, underpinned by study in Vinyasa yoga, Human Movement, Ayurveda and Bowen Therapy, but most importantly via an insatiable thirst for self-enquiry. Julia’s classes balance a passion for anatomy with a freedom of movement; a seriousness for philosophy with a light-hearted delivery, as she creates a platform where there is no claim or authority on what the healing process and yoga practice might look like to the individual – simply an invitation to play. There is an incessant desire to ask of the body, spirit and mind, to yield to the shape, the asana, the breath, and the space that is held just beyond our edges, to melt into the knowing that we are enough, we are whole and we are connected. Yoga is the tool, the platform for deep yet playful enquiry within, and this journey is one Julia is honoured to share with you.
Join Julia Watson for a joyful and practical approach to introducing the wisdom of Ayurveda to your daily routine. If you prefer the idea of holistic health maintenance, rather than fixing the problems through western medicine once the body is out of balance, this is for you!
This intro course will cover:
- A yoga Nidra to settle in.
- Discussion on The three doshas (constitution types).
- Establishing Sadhana (daily routine) including body care + daily practices.
- Basic intro to the use of herbs and spices for balancing the doshas