Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Fundamentals of Wellness, an Ayurvedic Course

Instructor: Jessica Ferrol, CAS, PKS, CYI

Ayurveda is the Holistic Healing System of India. It is the science of life, both physical & subtle, based on the 5 element theory. Through the elements, an individual can understand their body, mind, emotions & external world. The natural result is an increased understanding of the interaction between us & our external world.
In this course, the student will gain the knowledge & tools to create the lifestyle & environment in which they can live optimally...
Thriving rather than just Surviving.

When: 4 Saturday’s: March 7th, March 21st, April 18th, & May 2nd
Time: 10:15am - 3pm (half hour break for lunch)
Cost: 4week series $250. Includes booklet with diagrams, detailed outline of each class, instruction for Ayurvedic cleanse and more.

Free Informational Workshop Feb 21, 2009 10:15 - 11:30 AM

Course Outline:
Class One:
Introduction: Discuss the history, philosophy and goals of Ayurveda. Introduce the core principles of thriving and living in balance.
The Physical Body. The four causes of disease and the root of disease. Learn the 5 elements, three doshas, and 15 subdoshas in depth. Discuss what they look like in the physiology of the body and how to influence their actions. Learn how the seasons, time of day and stage of life influence the doshic tides of the body. Discover how to recognize these doshas in your body.

Class Two:
Digestion and Immune Strength. In depth discussion of the digestion of food from the Ayurvedic perspective. Herbs and practices to create and maintain healthy digestion. Importance of digestion and how it relates to the health of the immune system. How to build and preserve ojas - the immunity of the body.
Nutrition of the physical body. Study the six tastes of food, herbs, and beverage and how they affect the body both physically and emotionally. Discuss the specific diets for the seven combinations of vata, pitta and kapha.

Class Three:
Subtle Body. Learn the anatomy and physiology of the subtle body including the nadis, marma points, charkas, and three mental humors. Discuss Ayurvedic Psychology of the mind. Learn mantra, pranayama & meditation techniques to balance the energy flow of the subtle body.
Causal Body. Discover the nature of the Causal Body. Study of the three gunas, samskaras, karma and the five sheaths. Healing therapies of the Causal Body.

Class Four:
Everyday Use of Ayurveda. Guideline to living well and optimally every day. The daily Ayurvedic routine. The Ayurvedic Cleanse. Learn how to use the five sense therapies to heal doshic imbalances.
Yoga & Ayurveda, the Sister Sciences. Discussion of yogic philosophy and its relationship to Ayurveda.
Closing questions and discussion.

Instructor Bio:
Jessica Ferrol is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda. In California, she completed Kathy Keville's Herbal Apprenticeship program. She has a BA in Psychology. She has been studying yoga, herbs and Ayurveda for ten years.

Her services are: Workshops, Ayurvedic Consultations, Holistic Lifestyle Counseling, Herbal Remedy Preparations and Master Teacher of the Distance Learning Program of California College of Ayurveda.


Ayurvedic Consultations

Ayurvedic Consultations will be available by appointment:
A client would begin with an Initial Consultation. The client is sent a packet of questions to be completed and sent in by the day before their initial consultation.
During this 2-3hour meeting, the client's unique Ayurvedic constitution will be revealed as well as the nature of any imbalance. Next, a program toward optimal living is discussed. The client will come to understand their body/mind/emotions in terms of the doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Follow up visits are 1-1&1/2 hour meetings to support the client in their program and to incorporate further healing practices in their daily lives.

Initial Consultation $130
Follow Up Visit $90
Additional fee for Herbal Decoctions.

Contact Jessica to set up an appointment at the Yoga Loft.
jessferrol@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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