Pinda/Udvarthana Level 4 Body Therapies Training

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 up waste in the body.

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Vata Season: Balance Within

Vata Season in this part of the country occurs from about Oct/Nov to February.  The qualities of this Fall/Winter season are cold, damp, dry, mobile, and dark.  Our bodies starts using its nutritional reserves from the summertime, and we go into a sort of hiberation, Bear Energy.  We need to sleep more, eat more grounding foods, reserve our energy, and use our stored nutrients to carry us through the Winter.

How do we do that?  We must do this in all aspects:  Diet and Nutrition, Spiritual Practice, Body Therapies, Daily Routine, and Yoga.  Here is a list of helpful hints to remind you to connect with your mind, your body, and your spirit and stay connected to it all.

  • Eat warm, moist and oily foods.  Our bodies are getting colder and drier and we need to combat this by eating nourishing foods.  Soups, Winter Squashes, Rich Broths, Dark Leafy Greens, and an herbalized jam known as Chavanprash is good to take throughout the Winter to promote good immunity and vigor.
  • Look inward for this season’s spiritual practice.  Keep a gratitude journal for 30 days, take comtemplative walks, use aromatherapy to enhance your meditation practice.
  • Give yourself a daily self-oil massage.  Warm the oil and massage in the morning.  This will improve circulation, blood flow, and lubricate dry tissues and organs.
  • Do Restorative Yoga:  find balance in the simpler practice, and work on subtle areas of the body:  the joints, hands, feet, spine.
  • Come to Diva Ayurveda for Bliss Therapy:  a warm oil massage, steam and a shirodhara which is an ancient treatment to calm the mind and allow you to enter a state of deep relaxation.  We offer monthly specials, and great deals for the holiday season.

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Herbal Preparations at Bhavana Institute

This class is open to current students of Ayurveda.  In this hands on class, you will learn to make traditional Ayurvedic preparations using organic herbs, oils, beeswax, and essential oils.  You will be making personal herbal kits to take home, including 2 types of nasya, 2 types of salves, herbal infused oils, and other great herbal remedies for your household and for your practice.

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Level 4 Pinda/Udvarthana Training at Bhavana Institute

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Level 3 Nasya Training at Bhavana Institute

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Shirodhara Training at Bhavana Institute

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Community Immunity

Learn how essential oils can enhance you and your family’s immunity and protect you from bacterial and viral attacks.  This class is perfect for Springtime flus/colds and low immunity.

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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

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 as anxiety, worry, or frustration. Come experience how profoundly one treatment can harmonize your mind and body during the transition of the seasons.  We invite you to come to our sanctuary in the heart of Riverwest for a nurturing and revitalizing experience.

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Ayurveda for the Childbearing Years

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 class is open to students of Ayurveda, and anyone interested in childbirth and women’s health.  The class will be held at the Bhavana Institute located in LaGrange, IL.  Call or sign up today.  CD’s of the class are also available for purchase.

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Panchakarma Training Level 5

March 27th  Panchakarma Training Level 5.  Pinda and Udvarthana.  9-4.  LaGrange. IL.
This training takes your Panchakarma education to a deeper level as you will learn these ancient techniques to provide a deeper healing and detoxification for your client.  Pinda Swedhana is the use of herbalized boluses to stir up the heat in your body and release toxins that are stored in inflammatory areas of the body.  Udvarthana is a herbalized scrub that stimulates the lymph fluid to release toxins.  Udvarthana is also a wonderful therapy for all systems of the body, whether it’s the digestive system, nervous system, endocrine, by allowing the skin to absorb potent herbs and enter the blood stream rapidly.
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