Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Sapta Dhatu Yoga

June 24, 2019 with Indu Arora, C-IAYT, AP-NAMA, E-RYT, AYT

The gaps are in our perception.To view yoga and Ayurveda as two separate and isolated practices is to overlook that both are rooted in the solid common ground of Sankhya darshan. This seminar will focus on how yoga sadhana tools like asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and kriyas can be understood in the language of Ayurveda as sapta dhatus, gunas, agni, and doshas and how we can modify a practice to open up a specific tissue channel or to awaken the agni of the tissue. Attendees will learn what sapta dhatu yoga is and how it can help us achieve the state of swaasthya (health) by diligently working on the tissues. 

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Indu Arora (C-IAYT, AP-NAMA, E-RYT, AYT-NAMA) is an Ayurveda and yoga therapist based in the U.S. She has been teaching yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda since the age of 19. Her teachings are derived from the Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga, Kashmir Shivaism, and Sivananda Yoga lineages. She has studied both yoga and Ayurveda in a traditional guru parampara setting. She is the author of the books Mudra: The Sacred Secret and Yoga – Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision.

Teleseminar details: Call into 712-770-5603
Enter access code 683432# when prompted

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May
27
5:00 PM17:00

Recovering From Disease: Cannabis and Ayurveda

May 27, 2019, with Joanna Matson

Joanna strives to embrace yoga and Ayurveda in all aspects of her life, having discovered these sister sciences as a form of healing from a debilitating struggle with Crohn’s and thyroid disease. In this live NAMA talk, she will discuss her experiences with her own diseases and how she navigated through the serious health issues of her children and her father, all of whom have benefited from Ayurveda and cannabis medicine protocols.

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Joanna Matson is certified as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor by both the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and the American Institute of Vedic Studies and is a certified Cannabis Counselor; she is an active member of NAMA, American Herbalists Guild, GreenMed Research, Yoga Alliance, and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. She is on the faculty of the Holistic Cannabis Academy and is a NAMA-recognized PACE provider.

Teleseminar details: 
5:00 PM Pacific
Call into 641-715-3670
Enter access code 683432# when prompted

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Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Ayurveda's Approach to Pain Management

April 22nd, 2019 with Dr. (Vaidya) Jaya Daptardar, BAMS., MHA RAAP (Ayurveda Doctor)

Ayurveda suggests a different approach to pain relief. It begins by viewing pain as a mind-body experience that’s highly subjective. Pain is approached through a phenomenon called “self-efficacy.” The brain contains many pain-relieving chemicals, and these can be triggered mentally, which is why taking a placebo leads to pain relief in a significant proportion of people. Learn how Ayurveda's food, nutrition, and therapies help in managing pain.


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Jaya is an Ayurveda Specialist. For the past 20 years, she has led clients to health and healing by sharing the transformative power of Ayurveda in her seminars and workshops. In addition to being the founder and CEO of Active Ayurveda and Yoga, LLC, she works as the Chief Operating Officer of The Institute of Ayurveda and Lifestyle Management, a substance abuse and mental health practice in Connecticut.

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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Western Herbs for Ayurvedic Practitioners

March 25, 2019 with Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H.

Are you a well-educated Ayurvedic practitioner who uses Ayurvedic herbs, but would like to extend your skill set to include Western herbs?

These days, most Ayurvedic students learn at least a little about Ayurvedic herbs in Ayurveda school. What they don’t learn, though, is anything about Western herbs. We will deeply discuss the similarities and differences between Western and Ayurvedic herbalism and how to connect the knowledge you already have with an understanding of effective Western herbs in your clinic or practice.

If you are ready to take your herbal knowledge to the next level and use all those unfamiliar herbs your clients are bringing in, let’s get together and spend this class in the realm of Western herbs for Ayurvedic practitioners. 


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Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H., is an herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher, and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 40 years. He was the herbal apprentice of an Ayurvedic master, Yogi Bhajan, for thirty-two years and the first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the U.S. He is president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild and director emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

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Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

Human Beings in Ayurveda and Anthroposophy

February 25, 2019 with Ushta Aryan, MD, PhD, ND

Rudolph Steiner is the nineteenth-century philosopher who founded anthroposophic medicine. The head of the German section of the Theosophical Society, Steiner drew from the society’s Vedic cosmology and guided its development into a new understanding of humanity known as anthroposophy. Anthroposophy regards human beings as consisting of a physical body and an etheric body, astral body, and Ich(“ego”), with different parts belonging to thinking, feeling, and will. The analogy between anthroposophic thought and Ayurvedic thought and its implications for health and disease will be discussed briefly.

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Ushta Aryan, MD, PhD, ND, is medical doctor and scientist , naturopath, and Ayurvedic and anthroposophic physician. He practices functional medicine and is adjunct fellow at UPenn Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI). He is also a board-certified homeopath and certified nutrition specialist. 

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Jan
28
5:00 PM17:00

Sapta Dhatu Yoga

January 28, 2019 with Indu Arora, C-IAYT, AP-NAMA, E-RYT, AYT

The gaps are in our perception.To view yoga and Ayurveda as two separate and isolated practices is to overlook that both are rooted in the solid common ground of Sankhya darshan. This seminar will focus on how yoga sadhana tools like asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and kriyas can be understood in the language of Ayurveda as sapta dhatus, gunas, agni, and doshas and how we can modify a practice to open up a specific tissue channel or to awaken the agni of the tissue. Attendees will learn what sapta dhatu yoga is and how it can help us achieve the state of swaasthya (health) by diligently working on the tissues. 

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Indu Arora is an Ayurveda and yoga therapist based in the U.S. She has been teaching yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda since the age of 19. Her teachings are derived from the Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga, Kashmir Shivaism, and Sivananda Yoga lineages. She has studied both yoga and Ayurveda in a traditional guru parampara setting. She is the author of the books Mudra: The Sacred Secret and Yoga – Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision.

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Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Fibromyalgia and Ayurveda

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October 22, 2018, with Anusha Sehgal 

This talk will address the complexities of fibromyalgia, its relationship to other chronic disorders, and how this syndrome is understood in Ayurveda. The speaker will also discuss the key role of a thorough investigation intofthe condition’s root causes in developing effective management options.

Anusha Sehgal,is the president of Boston Ayurveda, Inc.,s the Chair of the NAMA Certification Board (NAMACB), and the academic director of the Boston Ayurveda School. She is a classically trained doctor of Ayurveda with over 15 years of experience as an educator, clinician, and researcher. Dr. Sehgal’s efforts to showcase authentic Ayurveda include the upcoming release of her new book, Elementary Concepts of Ayurveda.She is also the new editor-in-chief of the Ayurveda Journal of Health.



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Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Ayurvedic Psychology

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with Dr. Marc Halpern, D.C., C.A.S., P.K.S

In this program, Dr. Halpern will discuss his approach to treating imbalances in the mind as he weaves together a discussion of the chakras, prana-tejas and ojas and the major nadi along with techniques for addressing the imbalances.

Dr. Marc Halpern, D.C., C.A.S., P.K.S. (Ayurvedacharya), is the founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda and the author of the popular book, Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda and author of the #1 bestselling meditation cd; Yoga Nidra and Self Healing.  An internationally respected expert in the field of Ayurveda, he is the co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (USA) and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. A Doctor of Chiropractic, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, A certified Yoga Teacher in the Sivananda tradition, a Specialist in Holistic Medicine, an author and teacher, Dr. Marc Halpern gives 100% to his passion for healing and removing the causes of suffering.
 

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Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Ayurvedic Management for Annavaha Sroto Vyadhi

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This presentation will discuss the causative factors, pathology, treatment principles and treatments for the commonly seen imbalances explained under Annavahasrotas.

Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, AD, is a licensed Acupuncturist, Yoga Teacher, Professor and Program Director for Ayurvedic medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences. She has held seminars and educational demonstrations at various venues in Ayurveda.

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Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

S Florida Ayurveda Sangha

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If you are interested in joining the growing Ayurvedic community in south Florida please come for this lovely afternoon get together!! This will be the first of a regular monthly gathering to bring together Ayurvedic practitioners, teachers, students, and yogi's interested in promoting Ayurveda. Please RSVP to this FB event - space is limited. Delicious Ayurvedic food prepared by dosha cafe available for purchase at the event.

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Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

Integrative Perspectives on Ayurvedic Medicine Emphasizing Nutritional and Herbal Clinical Applications

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With Dr. Margrit Mikulis, ND, AD

Ayurvedic Medicine is the mother of all Integrative medical practices because she addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences which all affect a person’s health. In this program, Dr. Mikulis will discuss her approach and demonstrate how she applies Ayurvedic principles to other modalities within her practice. This discussion will offer the participant a clinician’s perspective, with a particular understanding on how to prioritize and view challenges within complex clinical settings.

The group will also experience how the goal of partnership between patients and practitioners results in the healing process. In addition, the participants will review how personalized care shines a light on the unique conditions of each individual promoting the commitment to self-exploration and self-development.

Dr. Margrit Mikulis graduated from the National University if Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is the owner of Living Natural Inc., which is an established center for natural healthcare in Nashua New Hampshire. For over a decade she has served families throughout the United States integrating Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Nutrition. Her medical specialties include Lyme and Autoimmune disease, and personalized medicine. She encourages her clients to embrace the “journey” towards health emphasizing a comprehensive model for wellness

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Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

An Ayurvedic Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue

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With Cynthia Copple

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition. WebMD says Chronic Fatigue has no known causes. According to Ayurveda, the only real cure for any disease is to eliminate the cause, which, according to Ayurveda, is depleted ojas. In this discussion we will talk about many factors of what drains the ojas, causing extreme fatigue and discuss protocols for reversing Chronic Fatigue.


Cynthia Copple is a co-founder of NAMA, co-founder of Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda and Director of Lotus Holistic Health Institute (since 1982). She is the author of “Know Your Blueprint: The Ayurvedic Secret to Restoring Your Vitality in 30 Days.” In her previous life, she was a Vietnam war correspondent and photographer and is working on a memoir. She is a Doctor of Ayurveda with over 35 years of clinical experience including running a successful Pancha Karma clinic for 28 years. 

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May
28
5:00 PM17:00

Insomia and Ayurveda

May 2018

With Sushma Jakkula, AD

Insomnia is known as Anidra or NIdranasha in Ayurveda. It is one of the common problems of the modern world. Chronic insomnia can affect the quality of life and can cause severe physical and emotional illnesses. Ayurveda describes Nidra(sleep) as one of the three pillars or tripod of life. The other two being, Proper nourishment (Aaharam) and Right use of energy (Brahmacharyam). In this discussion, we will cover various factors causing insomnia, the doshas involved, its effects and the Ayurvedic remedies.

Sushma Jakkula, AD, is a classically trained Vaidya (Ayurvedic Physician). She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from NTR University of health sciences, Hyderabad, India. She has been practicing Ayurveda for the last 16 years and is currently practicing in Tampa, FL where she provides Ayurvedic consultations, therapies, and Ayurvedic education. She is the founder and president of Oja Ayurveda wellness center in Tampa, FL and has been a member of NAMA since 2015.

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Apr
23
5:00 PM17:00

Ayurveda Yoga Therapy For People With MS

 With Chaya~Sharon Heller, BA, CAP, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT500

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects each person differently with a variety of symptoms, categories and treatment options. In the 13 years of Chaya’s work in developing programs to assist people with MS, she has found Ayurveda’s tri-doshic theory and yoga’s approach to self-awareness, integration and deep relaxation provides the ability to discern individuals separate from their diagnosis. Chaya will present her findings of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy for people with MS and share how to establish equilibrium through diet, lifestyle and yoga therapy
 
Chaya~Sharon Heller, BA, CAP, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT500 of ChayaVeda™ Integrative Healing Arts, is an Integrative Medicine Wellness Educator at Shands Hospital. Chaya authored "Yoga of Action: Holistic Lifestyle and Adaptive Yoga for People with MS and Similar Conditions." She taught adaptive yoga and wellness programs for the National MS Society for over ten years and has been featured on the Wellness TV Network, in Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off The Mat and the Yoga International Magazine. She is a national program facilitator, speaker, and educator, garnering prodigious testimonials for her life-changing work.

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Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

Osteoporosis & Ayurveda

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Seminars in Ayurveda with Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum

In this discussion, Dr. Teitelbaum will present the definition of Osteoporosis, treatment protocols, the modern medical approach to treating osteoporosis using first hormone replacement therapy, and now bisphosphonates, and the “holistic” approach. Understanding Ayurveda and the seven dhatus is the key to a safer and more efficient way to deliver calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D and K2, and Ayurvedic formulas. This discussion will also include proper nourishment of the seven dhatus and the dangers of a vegan diet.

Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1984. She immediately began her studies with Maharishi Ayurveda, obtaining Ayurvedic Practitioner certification in 1992. In the late 1990’s she began a 17-year one-on-one internship with Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra. Dr. Teitelbaum is now writing books based on the knowledge Vaidya Mishra imparted to her before his untimely passing in April of 2017.  The first book is the Ayurvedic approach to treating the thyroid gland, and is due for release in the Spring of 2019, published by Inner Traditions Publishers.

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