"When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need."  -Ayurveda Proverb

"When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need."

-Ayurveda Proverb

Spring cleanse weekend getaway

APRIL 27-28th, 2019

GIRDWOOD, ALASKA

 

 

A Fun & Transformational Healthy Eating Adventure

with Jule Harle, M.A, AHC, 500 hr RYT

 

AYURVEDA & NUTRITION

We are what we eat.  Learn how to cleanse and detox your body from the inside out using foods, herbs and lifestyle practices suitable for spring months.  Learn basic principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of preventative medicine & longevity.  Welcome the spring with a mild cleansing plan to thaw out and release toxins that have accumulated throughout the winter!  Energize your system while learning how to balance your dosha, your individual constitution, with personalized lifestyle, food and herb recommendations. 

You will leave the weekend with handouts and support in continuing your own "at home" Ayurvedic spring cleanse program.

YOGA & MEDITATION

Daily A.M. yoga classes will incorporate practices and postures that encourage the bodies natural cleansing mechanisms: twists that support the digestive system and energizing heart openers for the lungs- let mindful movement help you feel cleansed, invigorated & inspired!  

Practice breathing exercises and meditation techniques that encourage grounding and mental clarity.

 

 

 

Yoga Classes at

Girdwood Yoga & Wellness Shack

All Meals & Ayurveda Workshops in

a beautiful home in Girdwood

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COST: $125 per person

INCLUDES: All food, cleansing classes/lectures & cooking shows, yoga classes & props

DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transportation to Girdwood, overnight accommodation

(shared bedroom lodging available for $50 night, first come first serve)


WEEKEND ITINERARY

Class Descriptions at Bottom of Page

 

Saturday:

                   8-9:45am: Cleansing Yoga & Meditation (Girdwood Yoga Shack)

                   10:30-11:30am: Introduction to Ayurveda & Gentle Cleansing                     

                   12-1pm: Lunch

                   1:30-3:30 Cleansing Toxins (ama) with Whole Foods 101

                   BREAK & TEA

4:00-5:00pm: Supporting Optimal Digestion (agni)

                   5-7pm: Dinner

                  7-8pm: After Dinner Discussion: Ayurvedic Self-Care (dinacharya) for Modern Lifestyles

 

 

Sunday:

               6:15-6:45am: Tea & Fruit Available

7:00-8:00am: Cleansing Yoga & Meditation (Girdwood Yoga Shack)

                8:30-9:30am: Breakfast

                9:30-11am: Take Home Recipes and “How to” Ayurvedic Home Cleanse Support

               

 

Meals will be in a group cooking show format. 

Participation in the food preparation is a great way learn Ayurvedic Food Guidelines and how to do this at home!  

 

Introduction to Ayurveda & Gentle Cleansing

What is Ayurveda?  Discover more about yoga's ancient holistic "sister science," its philosophy, and why it's practiced all over the world.  Are you more vata, pitta or kapha?  Learn about your Doshic Prakruti, or Ayurvedic constitution & how that can help you determine lifestyle and food choices for optimal health and well-being.  Learn why Ayurveda believes that spring is the best time for cleansing and healthy ways to approach a cleansing program.  

Cleansing Toxins (Ama) with Whole Foods 101

Ama is the root of most colds, fevers and flu, as well as the chronic diseases of a weak auto-immune system which may range from allergies to asthma, arthritis, or even cancer. Other ailments that may benefit from holistic cleansing are headaches, brain fog/poor concentration, fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches and pain, and skin problems.   We will explore what types of foods support the bodies natural cleansing mechanisms, and what foods contribute to ama.  

Supporting Optimal Digestion (Agni)

Good health is dependent upon our capability to fully digest and eliminate food as well as process information taken in by our 5 senses.  Any Ayurvedic detox should involve boosting our digestion, known as agni, as well as restoring our 5 senses.  When this digestive capacity, or ‘agni’ is balanced, we create healthy tissues, eliminate waste products efficiently and produce a subtle essence called ojas. Ojas is the basis of emotional resilience & physical strength &  immunity - it's the key to feeling happy & full of life! Conversely, if our agni is weakened, digestion is incomplete. This accumulation of toxic residue from poorly digested food is known as ama.

Digestion happens on many different levels.  Diet is only one piece of the puzzle. Our emotions and state of mind also affect how we process our food.  Negative emotions (stress, anxiety, anger, greed, and guilt, etc) also create mental toxins. These are as damaging as their physical counterparts and obstruct the flow of positive feelings and mental clarity, and lead to imbalance. Undigested experiences become toxic like undigested food. So, its not just what we eat, but how we feel when we eat it!  We will explore and practice practical ways to incorporate mindfulness with our meals.  The mental and physical benefits are profound!

Ayurvedic Self-Care (Dinacharya) for Modern Lifestyles

It's the things we do daily that create wellness in the mind and body. Learn Ayurvedic Dinacharya, or daily self care practices, that support ojas (immunity & resilience) and support gentle cleansing.  Practices like oil pulling, tongue scraping, using a neti pot, nasal oil, dry brushing & self-oil massage will be discussed & explored.

Take Home Recipes and “How to” Ayurvedic Home Cleanse Support

You will leave with a collection of recipes and meal ideas for the spring and summer seasons.  We will explore the details of a more extensive week long "at home" Ayurvedic cleanse.  Support tools & suggestions for success will be shared.