*Free Ayurvedic Assessments in Downtown Ottawa*

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Free 15-Minute Ayurvedic Consultations in Downtown Ottawa

Tuesday, August 28 from 7-9 at 36 Simcoe Street in Downtown Ottawa.

Are you curious about exploring meditation, natural healing and spirituality?

On Tuesday, August 28, Briya will be offering free ayurvedic/bioenergetic assessments at the Berdhanya Swami Tierra Teaching Centre (36 Simcoe Street near Main/Lees) in downtown Ottawa.

These 15-minute session are based in the science of ayurvedic pulse reading. They are designed to provide insight into your overall health and well-being, and to invite new perspectives on the relationship between your body, mind and spirit.

Curious to learn more?

Join us on Tuesday, August 28 from 7-9 pm in Downtown Ottawa (36 Simcoe Street).

Please reserve your space in advance by emailing Briya at briyafreeman@gmail.com.

 

Learn more:

What is Ayurveda?

About Bioenergetic Readings

About Briya Freeman

 

 

Free Bioenergetic Assessments: August 14 from 7-9

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Meet Me: Free Bioenergetic Consultations

August 14 from 7-9 at 36 Simcoe Street in Downtown Ottawa

Are you curious about exploring meditation, spirituality or natural healing?

On Tuesday, August 14 at 7pm, I’m offering free bioenergetic assessments at the Berdhanya Swami Tierra Teaching Centre (36 Simcoe Street near Main/Lees) in downtown Ottawa.

These 15-minute session are based in ayurvedic pulse readings and are designed to provide insight into your overall health well-being, and to invite you into a new perspective on the relationship between body, mind and spirit.

Curious to learn more?

Email me at briyafreeman@gmail.com to reserve your space.

 

The Bloom Project: An 8-Week Course in Natural Self-Care and Radiant Living for Women : Starts Sept 6 in Ottawa

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What is the Bloom Project?

The Bloom Project is an 8-week course for women exploring natural self-care, meditation and radiant living.

In this course, you will explore:

  • guided meditations and relaxation exercises to connect with your own inner wisdom (e.g. intuition);
  • modern principles for mind-body health from ayurveda, a 5,000 year old mind-body science;
  • self-care and natural nutrition for better sleep, less stress, good digestion, a healthy metabolism, a pain-free menstrual cycle and a glowing complexion.

Each course contains:

  • Guided meditations and relaxation exercises;
  • Journaling and self-exploration;
  • Easy recipes and natural remedies;
  • Spiritual wisdom which speaks to your heart.

Course Details:

Thursdays, September 6 – October 25 (8 weeks) from 8 – 9:30 pm
36 Simcoe Street, near Main/Lees.

Early registration: $375 (closes August 31)

Learn more here

Summer Tips for Staying Cool with Ayurveda

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Summer Tips for Staying Cool with Ayurveda

In ayurveda, summer is associated with pitta dosha, the mind-body type associated with fire and water. This means that those who are predominantly pitta in their constitution will need to take extra care.

Read more here

3 Easy Spring Health Tips from Ayurveda

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Have you noticed that — with every change of season — there is a corresponding change in your body?

At springtime, you may notice a rise in:

  • colds, congestion or mucus
  • feeling lethargic, lazy, tired or stagnant
  • food cravings for sweets;
  • slow digestion or decreased appetite (including candida overgrowth / dampness);
  • seasonal depression or lack of motivation;

Spring is Kapha Season

Spring is ruled by kapha dosha, the earth-water elements in ayurveda.

Kapha’s qualities are cold, wet, slow and heavy.

Over the winter, you need a little extra kapha to insulate you from the cold, like a good winter coat.

When the snow melts, you may notice symptoms of excess kapha, including:

  • colds, congestion or mucus
  • feeling lethargic, lazy, tired or stagnant
  • food cravings for sweets;
  • slow digestion or decreased appetite (including candida overgrowth / dampness);
  • seasonal depression or lack of motivation;

Here are 3 Easy Ways to Balance Kapha for Spring:

  1. Get Yourself Moving Using Herbs
  • Kapha reducing teas can be used to boost metabolism and aid water retention. Try ginger, cinnamon, tulsi, sage, chai, turmeric or hibiscus.
  • If your digestion needs a boost, try taking trikatu powder before meals, or taking 1-2 teaspoons fennel powder after meals.
  • On an empty stomach, take 1-2 teaspoons daily of raw honey. Honey helps scrape congestion, toxins (ama) from the digestive tract.
  • Before bed, taking 1-2 teaspoons triphala powder to naturally detoxify and balance food cravings, iron levels, weight and to support a beautiful skin tone.

2. Exercise Daily until you Sweat

Vigorous exercise is one of the best ways to boost to your mood, immunity and energy levels. A 20 minute walk or a few yoga asanas or stretches will make a big difference in how you feel each day.

3.  Lighten Up Your Meals

To lighten up your diet, to emphasize bitter, astringent and pungent tastes, including:

  • Bitter, leafy greens such as kale, chard, broccoli (try Spring Steamed Ayurvedic Greens)
  • Vegetable soups and pulses (try Kicharee with coriander chutney)
  • Add ginger or extra spices to your food, such as cumin, tumeric, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, spring onions and garlic;
  • Reduce dairy, desserts or fried foods for a few weeks.
  • Favouring kapha balancing desserts, such as homemade apple sauce or chai with almond milk.

Spring is also the best time of year to learn a new habit, or to consider a detoxification program, since nature supports letting go at this time.

To learn more:

aviary-image-1516305458119.jpegAbout the Author

Briya Freeman has been teaching courses in meditation and natural healing since 2011, including The Bloom Project, an online course for women in natural self-healing and radiant living.

Briya is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin. She also holds studies in ayurveda at Anjali School of Ayurveda (Kerala, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa. For more information, visit briyafreeman.com or follow her on Instagram or Facebook.

Herbal Recipe for Better Digestion at Spring

Why Should I Boost My Digestion at Spring?

Slow, sluggish digestion is common at the onset of spring.

As we transition to warmer weather, everything that was formerly stagnant in our bodies starts to move out. This can cause irritability, sugar cravings, fatigue, slow digestion and lack of appetite.

According to ayurveda, spring is also the best time of year to try to lose weight or establish new lifestyle habits.

Read more and learn to make a simple herbal remedy to boost digestion