Discover how to create optimal balance in your life on and off the mat with Ayurvedic Vinyasa yoga.
When you harmonize to the melody of Mother Nature both individually and collectively by observing the principles of Ayurveda, and play that song to the tala or rhythm of Vinyasa yoga, the healing experience that results is profound and blissful.
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga, an ancient medicinal practice based on a five-elemental approach to wellness. It is indigenous to India and deals with lifestyle, diet, herbal and spiritual practices for optimal health and longevity. The major principles in Ayurveda are “like increases like”, and “balance with opposites”. Ayurveda translates to “the science of life,” and recognizes three doshas, or bodily humors used to describe almost everything. Those three doshas are known as vata, pitta and kapha, and are comprised of combinations of the five-elements. You are comprised of a unique balance of all three of the doshas, as are the seasons, times of day, and times of life.
On the Ayurvedic Vinyasa Yoga Retreat you will learn to take the tri-doshic approach of Ayurveda on to the mat. Accompanying the rhythm of your Vinyasa yoga practice is Ayurveda – adjusting the tempo and flow for the time of day, time of life, time of year, and the innate awareness of what you, personally, need in the moment. This leads to a balanced, healing, and fulfilling sadhana or practice that will deeply settle your mind, body and heart. Immerse yourself in daily experiential Vinyasa yoga practices that will balance vata, pitta, and kapha doshas, and learn tools to take home into your own personal practice to create a greater daily balance through the observance of Ayurveda.
The retreat will be of particular interest to yoga practitioners, body workers or yoga professionals and is suitable for people who are in good physical condition and have been practicing yoga for at least one month.
CE credits possible through Yoga Alliance.
Sarajean Rudman, M.S.
A New England-based Yogini, Sarajean Shakti Rudman, founder of Bala Strong Hot Vinyasa Yoga and co-founder of the RunYogiRun podcast, wants you to be well. She has over a decade of experience across many diverse fields in health and wellness to support you. Her varied perspectives come from both the Western approach as a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Kickboxing Instructor, Barre instructor and more, and from the Eastern approach as a 500-hour ERYT, Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher and an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Add to that a B.S. in Health and Wellness and Sports Management, and an M.S. in Integrative Health and Clinical Nutrition, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching. From this truly unique and accomplished background, Sarajean’s mission is to bring people together in community to experience a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time, you can find her cultivating her own wellness through cooking, running, hiking, SUP, outdoor adventures, forest bathing and hot yoga. Learn more or work with Sarajean by going to balastrong.com, or find her on social media at @sarajeanrudman and @bebalastrong.
Friday and Saturday
7:00 – 8:30am: Kapha pacifying yoga practice and meditation/journaling
8:30 – 9:30am: Breakfast
9:30am – 12:00pm: Discussion, pitta pacifying yoga practice and meditation
12:00 – 2:30pm: Lunch
2:30 – 4:30pm: Discussion, vata pacifying yoga practice and meditation
4:30 – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30 – 8:30pm: Kirtan/yoga nidra
Date & Time
Starts: Aug 10, 2017 03:00 PM
Ends: Aug 13, 2017 03:00 PM
Starting at $712
Includes room, meals & tuition