A Course in Healing 6-Week Course in Life Transformation through the Wisdom of Ayurveda
All Via Zoom
Uplevel your life. Master your habits. Learn how to eat, live, and THRIVE for your unique, Ayurvedic constitution.
$399 (Includes all materials + FREE, one-month membership to my wellness and exercise group - see below for details and bonuses! If you choose to order products on your own, select registration option that is $60 less.)
Meets each Tuesday night 6:30pm Mountain Time (7:30pm Central) 6 Weeks / 6 Classes Each Class 90 minutes 1st Class Tuesday May 16th 6th/Final Class Tuesday June 13th *All classes recorded for your convenience!*
Pre-Course Exercise and Reading Assignment (book provided in materials - see below)
Week 1: Ayurvedic Elements, Doshas, and Prakruti - Learn about Who...and HOW...You Are Learn your unique Ayurvedic constitution, based on very specific questionnaires and detailed discussion (including lots of Q&A) in class. You'll leave this class with a foundational understanding of Ayurveda and your unique Ayurvedic constitution (how you came into the world), based on your physical features, physical structure, long term digestive tendencies, and long term physiological, psychological, and emotional tendencies. We'll also introduce you to the Ayurvedic practices of tongue cleaning and Guidelines for Healthy Eating so that you can begin your healing journey right away!
Week 2: Ayurvedic Vikruti - Learn the Nature of Your Imbalances This week, we'll distinguish between your constitution, or prakruti, and your imbalances, or vikruti. No matter how you came into the world and what your long term tendencies are, Ayurveda teaches us to always work on what is out of balance. Not being able to distinguish between prakruti and vikruti is how most of us become confused when we take online dosha quizzes. This class will teach you how to differentiate between the two so that you can finally get "down to business" and focus on healing from the inside out. We'll introduce you to the Ayurvedic and yogic practice of pranayama (breathing) with a simple-to-follow breathing practice recording to begin to balance your energy and doshas. We'll also introduce you to the Ayurvedic practice of self-oil massage to help calm and ground the nervous system, as well as nourish all the tissues of the body.
Week 3: Ayurvedic Diet and Tastes - Learn What Foods Work (and Don't Work) for Healing Your Imbalance Learn all about food! (My personal favorite topic!) This week, you'll learn exactly how to eat for your doshas. We'll talk about the 6 Ayurvedic Tastes and give you an exercise to do at home to help you understand how to eat in an Ayurvedic way. You'll receive specific eating plans, recipes, and examples of how to eat for your unique constitution and imbalance. This is a really fun and interactive class, so we'll spend most of the class answering any and all questions about what to eat and how. You’ll also leave with knowledge of the Ayurvedic practice of eye wash to take care of one of your most valuable senses and pitta organs: eyesight.
Week 4: Ayurvedic Daily Routine - Learn How to Start and End Your Day with Balance and Ease Ayurveda has specific protocol for how we should start, spend, and end our days and also how each person should tailor their routines to balance their doshas. We'll talk timing, practices, and all the details to set you up for your most successful day. You'll learn about the Ayurvedic, or doshic, times of day as well as the seasons, so you can tailor your life to Nature, our highest teacher. We'll introduce you to the Ayurvedic practices of neti and nasya so you can start your day off with clarity, invigoration, and calm, as well as a review of some basic body care practices you can bring in morning or evening to keep yourself in tip-top condition for life.
Week 5: Ayurveda and the Mind - Learn How to Focus Your Mind, Get the Most from Your Practices, and Heal More Efficiently Ayurveda says that the mind and body are not separate systems; you cannot treat one without the other; what is going on the mind is reflected in the body and vice-versa. Is your thinking getting in the way of your healing? Most likely. We'll explore techniques to help you change your negative or self-limiting thinking that could be hindering your path to healing. So much of habit formation and changing how we eat, work, and rest is all about "wrestling" with the mind, or ego. You'll learn about how to implement simple yet effective techniques, including the healing practice of yoga nidra, to become more calm, clear, and efficient throughout your day in order to get the most from your Ayurvedic practices and efforts--ultimately, to support and facilitate your healing process. You'll be able to use any of my 4, 20-minute Yoga Nidra recordings (yours to keep for life) as well as journaling exercises to get what's swimming around in your mind on to paper to create powerful connections, assisting in manifesting what you want in life.
Week 6: Ayurveda and the Senses – How to Influence and Heal the Subtle Body through Aromatherapy, Color Therapy, and Movement Not surprisingly, Ayurveda addresses the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. The "subtle body," or energetic body as it's sometimes referred to, includes the mind and emotions. We can influence the balance and tranquility of the mind and emotions through subtle practices, which include many yogic practices (breathing, or pranayama, meditation, and yoga asana, or postures) as well as practices that involve our senses of sight (chromotherapy) and smell (aromatherapy). You'll learn how to use essential oils, colors, and exercise to balance your unique constitution. We'll talk specifically about which colors and scents bring you back into balance, as well as how to choose specific yoga poses and specific types of exercise to most support your nature and imbalance. We'll also have plenty of time to wrap up our course and answer questions.
Ayurvedic Practices You'll Learn: Tongue Cleaning Abhyanga (Self-Massage with Oil) Neti (Nasal Irrigation) and Nasya (Nasal OIl) Eye Wash Pranayama Meditation Yoga Nidra Guidelines for Healthy Eating Ayurvedic Exercise and Yoga Asana Appropriate for Your Unique Constitution Aromatherapy Chromotherapy (Color Therapy)
Ayurvedic Materials and Resources You'll Receive: (All materials below will be mailed to you upon sign up, so please provide your mailing address when you register. If you prefer to order the products on your own, choose registration option that is $60 less.) Healing Your Life book by Dr. Marc Halpern Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner 8 oz Daily Massage Oil from Banyan Botanicals Ceramic Oil Warmer/Diffuser Ceramic Neti Pot 2 oz Nasya Oil from Banyan Botanicals 8 oz Rose Hydrosol Glass Eye Wash Cup Breath-work Recording (sent via email after Class 2) 4, 20-minute Yoga Nidra Recordings
Learn how to improve sleep (and more) through some surprising tips. Learn about circadian rhythms and how they are governed by nature, your habits, and your hormones. Find out about how these factors all play together to create a good (or bad) night's sleep and how to use this information to enhance your quality of sleep AND prevent the afternoon "slump." Improve your productivity, your mood, and your quality of life with some super-simple tips and fascinating information.
Learn about ADHD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder) - possible causes, symptoms, and treatments from a Western medical, or allopathic, point of view and then the Ayurvedic, or holistic, perspective on causes, symptoms, and treatments.
We'll talk about how ADHD manifests itself (root causes according to Ayurveda), how Ayurveda approaches hyperactivity, inattention, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and "blocked" pathways (a third way inattention can present itself, according to Ayurveda), and the unique treatment plans for each imbalance.
Treatments include diet, exercise, daily activities, essential oils (aromatherapy), colors (chromotherapy), body treatments, and herbs.
Learn about some of the root causes of weight gain from an Ayurvedic perspective and how to achieve your ideal and healthy weight. Doing all the "things" (working out eating "healthy," etc.) and not seeing results? Taking online Ayurvedic dosha quizzes that say you're "kapha" but not truly feeling like you're heading in the right direction with your health goals?
You've got questions? I've got answers!
In this 60-minute talk, I'll discuss the three, Ayurvedic doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) and how they interact in the body and mind to cause the specific imbalance of weight gain. I'll give you specific steps and dietary approaches to transform your relationship to food and support you in your health and weight loss goals for LIFE. We'll also talk about the best ways to exercise for weight loss, as well Ayurvedic herbs and supplements that can help you along the way.
You'll leave with a knowledge of the root cause and real, straightforward SOLUTIONS for weight issues.
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Disclaimer; Meghan Hays is not a medical doctor nor is she a licensed health professional in any state. Meghan Hays is trained and certified through the California College of Ayurveda as an Ayurvedic Doctor (aka Medical Ayurvedic Specialist) an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.