Ayurveda offers a holistic approach which helps through diet, lifestyle, herbal medicine and Yoga therapy to regain balance, energy, and quality of life. The wisdom of Ayurveda encourages people to take responsibility for their own health in alignment with the different stages of their lives, the seasons, and the environment they live in. It acknowledges the unique nature of each person through individual constitutions (Doshas) and applies dietary and lifestyle adjustments, body therapies, and herbal remedies to assist in optimal physical and mental wellbeing.
About the speaker:
Sarita has a diploma certified Ayurveda practitioner and Yoga therapist. She has studied Ayurvedic medicine in New Zealand as well as India, and runs her practice Ayurveda New Zealand in Freemans Bay, Auckland providing Ayurvedic consultations, treatments and yoga therapy. Areas of focus include stress management, mental health, women’s health and chronic illnesses related to lifestyle and diet.
This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to build a strong and resilient immune system using the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga. It will incorporate an educational and informative Ayurveda talk followed by a Dosha-specific restorative Yoga practice.
Ayurveda practitioner and Yoga Therapist Sarita Blankenburg will introduce the ancient healing system of Ayurveda from India, it's history, philosophy and benefits, with a specific focus on seasonal diet and lifestyle principles, cleansing, and detoxification procedures, as well as tools and techniques for an Ayurvedic winter Dinacharya (daily practice). We will explore the importance of the digestive fire (Agni) and our gut microbiome for a strong immune system and also winter dietary suggestions and recipes.
Then Nikki Ralston will lead a 30 minute yoga practice that complements Ayurvedic tools and techniques aimed to balance the Kapha Dosha.