Category Archives: Classes

Ayurvedic Body Therapy Training

[ February 2, 2015; ] Rima Shah & Jackie hill of Diva Ayurveda have created a comprehensive training program encompassing their experience practicing & providing Panchakarma for the past 11 plus years. Their extensive studies in India as well as many years of teaching students these therapies at their wellness center make them experts in this area. They created and […]

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Ayurveda for the Childbearing Years-3 Part Series

[ October 31, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Learn about the ancient Ayurvedic protocols for the childbearing years.  Topics include Ayurvedic herbalism, nutrition and diet, herbs, body therapies, and detoxification.  Classes will be held at 8Branches Chinese Wellness Center.

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Upcoming Class: Level 5 Bastis and Lepas

April 29, 2012 Level 5 Basti Class

9 a.m.-12 p.m.




This is an optional Level 5 Class to teach you how to effectively use and incorporate bastis (dough dams) and lepas (herbalized pastes) on key areas of the body such as the heart, liver, lower back, adrenals, and eyes.  You will learn several different types of bastis […]

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Pinda/Udvarthana Level 4 Body Therapies Training

[ November 14, 2011; ] Come learn the deeper therapies of Ayurveda in Level 4 Training.  The first part of the day will focus on Pinda Swedhana, using boluses to induce sweating and detoxification to the body.  The second part will teach you Udvarthana, an Ayurvedic herbal scrub that cleanses the lympathic system, and allows the skin to shed built […]

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The Harmonizing Effect of Ayurveda during Transitions of the Seasons: Look ahead to balancing yourself from Winter to Spring

Our treatment space at the Riverwest Healing Arts Center

The weather has changed very quickly from cold drier days to warmer and wetter weather.  Most of us felt these changes in one way or another, whether by experiencing Spring allergies, itchy eyes, lethargy, disturbed sleep, or changes in digestion and mood, or heightened emotional symptoms such […]

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Ayurveda for the Childbearing Years

[ April 3, 2011; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] This one day class focuses on the prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum periods in a woman’s life.  We will weave a relationship between folk medicines from the West and Ayurvedic ancient therapies and remedies from the East.  The class will be split into 4 sections:  Menarche, Pregnancy and Childbearing Years, Prenatal Care, and Postpartum Rejuvenation.  The […]

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Making Ayurvedic Tinctures

[ February 26, 2011; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] February 26th.  Making Ayurvedic Tinctures. Make your kitchen come alive this winter by using medicinal plants and making them into herbal medicines.   You will take home the tinctures that you make and continue to watch them cure and form into potent medicine. 12-3.  Call (414-801-1576) or email for more information.

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Ayurveda Cooking Class

[ February 20, 2011; 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ] $35.  Call or email to reserve a spot.  Spaces are limited.

Learn how simple it is to make seasonal appropriate Ayurvedic meals that are healthy and tasty.  You will learn how to make a complete Ayurvedic meal:  A grain dish, a lentil dish, chutney, digestive drink, and digestible salad, and healthy sweet.  You may also purchase […]

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Wintertime Specials

Wintertime is the time of year when we tend to slow down.  The bear spirit is strong during this time.  The cold, dark days mark the time to sleep more, store reserves, slow down, and emotionally, people tend to go inward, into a lot of self-reflection.  Hibernation.  It is hard for us as a culture […]

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Body Therapies Level 2: Shirodhara and Swedhana

[ November 14, 2010; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. November 16, 2010; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] This training is being held at Bhavana Institute in LeGrange, IL and open to students of Ayurveda.  This small class setting is designed to teach the individual how to perform a shirodhara on clients and learn about the effectiveness and indications of herbalized steam in removing toxins.  Call Diva Ayurveda or contact Bhavana Institute for […]

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