A Holistic Approach to a Healthier Life
Want to strengthen your spine and keep it healthy? Join us for this transformative spinal care program to learn holistic pain management techniques and strengthening postures for the spine. This workshop is a combination of targeted, evidence-based yoga postures to keep the spine strong and flexible and a basic knowledge of the 5000-year-old Eastern science of Ayurveda, which addresses other factors that may affect spine health, such as lifestyle.
Weak back and abdominal muscles may not be able to protect the spine, which makes the knowledge of how to protect your spine all the more relevant as you age. Aside from physical weakness, stress and emotional imbalance have also been shown to cause stiffness and soreness in the back. The multidimensional approach of this retreat addresses the root cause of spinal pain—whether it be physical or emotional.
During this program, you’ll learn how to
- Balance from within with yoga mudras and breathing techniques
- Strengthen your musculoskeletal system
- Deepen your understanding of your body constitution through Ayurveda
- Modify your diet and lifestyle for optimum health
- Prevent injuries and accelerate healing.
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.
Learn the most suitable postures for sitting, standing, and lying down. Correct any misalignments and engage the right muscles for optimal posture.
Over time, poor posture causes wear and tear of joints and leads to micro injury in the tissues, creating chronic pain. You'll learn the most suitable postures for sitting, standing, and lying down. This allows you to correct any misalignments and engage the right muscles for optimal posture and to prevent habitual poor posture.
You'll learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the spine, different structures around the spine, and functions of the major components of the spine and vertebral column
You'll learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the spine, different structures around the spine, and functions of the major components of the spine and vertebral column. Your spine provides support for your entire body. It protects your nerves and allows you to move in many different ways. The more you know about it, the better you can care for it.
Ayurveda principles are based on the five elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements work well in pairs—vata (ether and air), pitta (fire and water) and kapha (water and earth).
Ayurveda principles are based on the five elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements work well in pairs—vata (ether and air), pitta (fire and water) and kapha (water and earth)—which is where we get doshas, or constitutions. Everyone has a unique elemental constitution, similar to how we think of genetic makeup in Western medicine. Knowing your own helps you incorporate the correct practices into your lifestyle to stay balanced and healthy.
After gaining some insights to the constitutions and the doshas, we learn how to integrate this knowledge with the science of movements.
After gaining some insights to the constitutions and the doshas, we learn how to integrate this knowledge with the science of movements. Through the Ayurveda perspective, the lifestyle habits, the best foods to eat for your constitution, and how to align yourself with the rhythm of nature become very simple to decode, and greatly impact your spinal and overall health positively. You will learn how to be proactive in maintaining a healthy body.
Today the mind-body relationship is no longer elusive. Numerous studies have proven the cause of physical imbalance or pain to be psychosomatic in origin.
Today the mind-body relationship is no longer elusive. Numerous studies have proven the cause of physical imbalance or pain to be psychosomatic in origin. We know through studies that overthinking, emotional imbalance, and overall poor mental well-being easily taxes the physical body. The question is, how do you manage the mind? On this retreat, you'll learn powerful yet simple pranayamas (breathing techniques) and mudras (yogic hand positions) which synchronize the mind and body. These ancient practices, combined with guided meditation, harmonize not the only the mind, but also the spine and the whole body.
By the end of the retreat, you'll have a sustainable spinal care routine involving physical postures, principles of Ayurveda, and breathing techniques.
During the course of the retreat, you'll learn a blend of yogic postures and spinal exercises that will allow you to improve musculoskeletal function around the spine, manage pain, and promote general well-being. You'll craft a sustainable spinal care routine involving physical postures, principles of Ayurveda, and breathing techniques.
Nupoor Umarji is a licensed physical therapist, certified John Barnes MFR therapist, and a certified Marma therapist. She has a masters degree in exercise science and kinesiology and has been practicing physical therapy successfully for the last 5 years. Nupoor is also a certified faculty with the Art of Living Foundation and facilitates workshops teaching breathing techniques, yoga and meditation. While pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin she thoroughly enjoyed teaching Human Anatomy.. She has also been teaching stress management and life skills workshops to students, staff and faculty universities in Texas and North Carolina. She strongly believes in the importance of mental well being as much as physical well being.
She is inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message that “Health is not merely the absence of disease but the dynamic expression of life.”
Online Program FAQs
Retreat Cancellation Policy
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.
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