A Holistic Approach to Managing Inflammation Retreat

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144 Google Reviews
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Retreat Type
Art of LivingArt of Living
Health & AyurvedaHealth & Ayurveda
Online ProgramOnline Program
Retreat Goals
Cleanse & DetoxCleanse & Detox
Get HealthyGet Healthy

A Holistic Approach to a Healthier Life

Inflammation is the body’s immune system signal to heal and repair damaged tissue in response to injury, infection, stress, and toxins. It can be triggered by anything the body senses is a foreign invader—things like viruses, bacteria, cancer, or even a transplant. In order to handle the “attack,” the body sends out antibodies and proteins to fight the invaders, then purges these chemicals out of the system when their job is done. Chronic inflammation occurs when people are under stress, worry a lot, or have lifestyle habits that have a negative impact on the body—eating unhealthy foods, drinking too much alcohol or sugary beverages, getting very little physical activity, for example. The body is unable to purge these chemicals, so they stay in the system and build up as inflammation. This can lead to ailments such as asthma, allergies, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and even cancer.

While Ayurveda has been talking about the mind-body connection for more than 5,000 years, only recently has Western medicine finally began to understand how stress induces disease in humans. By first determining the constitutional type (dosha) of the patient, the Ayurvedic expert gains an understanding of the patient that is often overlooked in modern medicine. Attention is given to factors like complexion, build, eye shape and the color undertones of their whites, tongue color, prominence of tendons and veins, mobility, personality traits, weather preferences, dreams. This deep dive into the dosha also reveals to practitioners the diseases and risk factors a patient is most likely to be affected by, laying the foundation for a personalized course of treatment.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation

  • Body pain, chest pain, or abdominal pain
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders
  • Gastrointestinal complications such as constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux
  • Weight gain
  • Frequent infections, fever, or rashes.

In this empowering program with Dr. Poornima Sharma, you’ll discover your own constitutional type and learn time-tested Ayurveda wellness practices, tools, and techniques to help you manage inflammation and prevent disease. You’ll craft a new daily routine that is designed to reduce inflammation, while simultaneously promoting improved liver strength and digestion, so that you can lead a happier and healthier life.

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Consider deepening your experience by scheduling a virtual Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation prior to the program.  In order to support you during today’s challenging times,  we’ve reduced the fee for this evaluation by 30% for a limited time. An experienced Ayurvedic practitioner will conducts an in-depth doshic evaluation to determine what your natural state of being is and identify your imbalances. 

The Next Best Thing to Being Here

This is not a pre-recorded program where you watch videos and try to keep up. These are live-streaming, interactive sessions with the same expert faculty you’d experience on our campus. You will have ample opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, participate in discussion, and connect with fellow participants.

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Presenter

Poornima Sharma

Dr. Poornima is a certified yoga instructor and Health Coach with a Ph.D. in Foods & Nutrition and a special focus on obesity, diabetes, and iron deficiency. As a Health Coach, Poornima has had the pleasure of helping individuals from all walks of life take part in empowerment programs that leverage breathing techniques, yoga, and meditation to reduce stress and promote healthier lifestyles. She is also a RYT-200 certified yoga and meditation teacher with the Art of Living and looks forward to helping people focus on eating well, living well, and embracing mindful living to enjoy both positive inner transformations and outer dynamism.

“It gives me immense joy to share the gifts of meditation, breathing practices, yoga, wholesome living and timeless wisdom I have been fortunate to receive; it is extremely rewarding to see how the practices and processes bring such inner transformation & outer dynamism in everyone’s life in such a short time.”

Testimonials

Reviews

Raven W.
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"After physically visiting the AOLRC twice before in the past, I was pleasantly surprised that the online program was equally amazing in its own way. I finished feeling refreshed and very grounded. Poornima had a great presence and was a wealth of knowledge. And the ladies that I connected with during the Managing Inflammation Retreat were amazing. Although I missed the great food, spa, and seeing people in person, I will certainly do another online program again!"
Katie D.
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"Instructor provided so much valuable info. I appreciated the verbal and visual presentation. I am excited to apply my new found knowledge to my continuous health guest."
Barbara & Mark C.
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"Very informative, great analogies for understanding, great handouts, and enjoyed the instruction—her joy is infectious."
Stephanie S.
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"This class was a confirmation for my new journey. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and kind. Understanding in balance in my body and having the tools and knowledge to heal my body is the wisdom my spirit needed. This class covered all the elements—connecting. physical.spiritual. and emotional. I am forever grateful, and look forward to the next step in my journey. I am excited to take control of my life back and heal my body."
Shaleen P.
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"The program is great to reboot your life and learn to connect with your body through the elements of nature."
Ginger K.
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"Another excellent retreat at AOLRC. Instructor is knowledgeable and intuitive. I am so inspired and informed."
Manuel E.
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"I didn't know what to expect but afterwards I learned so much about myself, this was so helpful I had surgery 3 months ago; great."
Myra Q.
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"Wonderful instructor she gave us valuable information and was flexible. I thoroughly enjoyed this retreat! I will definitely be back!"
Dan & Vicki S.
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"We had a wonderful time. Instructor was very helpful–great energy and pace."
Kristin W.
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"Excellent instructor, I learned a lot. Thank you!!"
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Online Program FAQs

Retreat Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program. 
 
Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following the date of issue.

No credit or refund will be given if you cancel on the program start date, if you do not show up, or if you do not complete the program. No refund will be given if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
 
AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

Your program is hosted on Zoom. In order to participate, you will need one of the following:

  • Computer: Windows or Mac computer with speakers and a microphone. (Note: Webcams are recommended but not required.)
  • Mobile Device: iOS or Android 
  • Phone: mobile, desk or landline.

You can find out more about using Zoom here. 

Once you register and reserve your spot, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to access the online sessions. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to reach us at 800-392-6870.

Schedule

Special Online Format

We’re bringing our signature programming to you! All the knowledge, interaction, and benefits of our on-campus program in a special online format! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with a like-minded community for support, education, and empowerment—in the comfort of your own home!


Friday 6:00–7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00–11:30 am
Sunday 10:00–11:30 am

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–Claude H.
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By the time the course was done, I felt lighter at heart and in mind. I recommend this to anyone and everyone looking to find their inner peace.
–Maya M.
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"We came out of the course with so much knowledge and great tools to take into everyday life."
- Rob H.
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"The techniques I learned here have literally transformed my life."
- Lisa L.
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