After the excesses of Christmas and New Year, you may feel in need of a detox!
Even if Spring is the auspicious time for cleansing, you can prepare yourself already in winter.
“Inadequate preparation causes the body to break like a dry stick” – Just in case we were thinking to take detoxing lightly, Ayurvedic medical texts point out this rather severe consequence if you do it wrong. So we know detoxing is powerful, but not a joke! Instead of energized and supple, detox can leave us broken.
Ayurveda gives specific guidelines for safe and effective cleansing. 3 stages must be included: preparing the body for an elimination action, the elimination action itself, and building the pieces again with proper rejuvenation afterward. The deepest Ayurvedic cleansing can only be done with the help of a professional.
What can you do now to boost the elimination work your body is already doing? That’s what we’ll address in this workshop. It will be half theory/half practice.
In this workshop you’ll learn
-The 3 critial stages of proper, safe detox
-How the seasons affect our body’s ability to eliminate
-What you can do this season to cleanse your body
-Recognize the sign of a proper cleanse
-How to avoid improper detoxing
-The importance and how-to’s of increasing digestive fire & reduce undigested food
-Breath Detox techniques
-Herbs that can help you detox
-Why winter is so crucial – don’t wait for spring!
-A great recipe for a winter cleanse mono-diet
-A home cleanse plan for winter
To participate in this workshop it will be necessary to have attended the “Know Your Body Type: Introduction to Ayurveda” workshop, or otherwise have a basic knowledge of the Ayurvedic body-mind-constitutions.
When: Sunday 26 January 2014 at 10:00-13:00
With: Susan Pulley, Ayurveda therapist and instructor
Price: 45 euro
Registrations: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan is the founder of ATMA Ayurveda (Amsterdam), where she specializes in creating personalized wellness plans using the powerful Ayurvedic tools of nutrition, lifestyle, herbs, yoga and other Ayurvedic clinical treatments and bodywork, such as channel cleansing massage and marma therapy.
Susan studied and practiced Ayurveda at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico with Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. Claudia Welch. She has a life-long enthusiasm with self-exploration, and is delighted that yoga practice is the perfect vehicle for this. After all, every time you come to your yoga mat there is a meeting of the mind and body—providing fertile ground for transformation!
Private Ayurveda consultations are also available with Susan on Saturday morning 25 January, and Sunday afternoon 26 January. Enquire by phone or email at the studio!