Online Course: Fall 2017
A comprehensive introduction to the natural healing science of ayurveda.
In this 6-week course, we will explore:
- Why your body is unique : Understanding the 3 Mind-Body Types
- An introduction to the energetics of food, plants and herbal medicines
- The Formation of Toxins : Physical, Genetic & Karmic
- The importance of strong digestion, including natural ways to improve digestion, elimination & metabolic function
- Principles and practices for ayurvedic detoxification & rejuvenation
- Natural stress reduction
- Delicious recipes and self-care practices to try at home
This course is ideal for you if:
- you want a safe, time-tested platform to explore natural health;
- you are ready to re-conceive your relationship with your body, your digestion, and your daily habits;
- you would like to take better care of yourself and your loved ones;
- you are interested in learning more about natural healing arts, yoga, or other spiritual practices.
Each class will include:
- Self-reflection exercises, yogic breathing exercises and guided meditations;
- Knowledge and reading materials;
- Healing recipes and/or self-care practices;
No experience required. All welcome.
Monday, September 11 – Oct 23 (6 weeks – no class October 9)
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Eastern Time Zone (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm MST)
Advance registration is required. Contact email@example.com or call 819-598-6380.
Briya Freeman has been facilitating courses in meditation and natural wellness in both private and corporate settings since 2012. As a facilitator and guide, she is known to offer depth of insight that is refreshing, inspiring and real.
Briya has been studying and practicing natural health, yoga, meditation, herbalism, and ayurveda for over 10 years, including studies at the Anjali School of Panchakarma and Ayurveda (Kerala, India). She is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a mystic and shaman of South American origin.
“Briya is one of those rare radiant beings, who is truly there spiritually to support you on your journey. While Briya effectively conveys practical knowledge, this is always done with a joyful smile. (…) Briya is a great teacher!” – Faisal
“I’m truly grateful for having Briya as my teacher. She carries warmth, understanding and no judgment. I look forward to many more teachings!” -Keely
“Briya is kind, bright, sunny, simple, convincing, clear and patient. One of the best investments I have ever made. I intend to deepen my understanding with Briya and her associates.” – Peter
Course Overview by Week
Class 1: Introduction to Ayurveda & Self-Connection
The holistic science of ayurveda as a foundation for self-healing. Introduction of the 3 mind-body types (doshas), including physical, emotional and mental tendencies, and dietary & lifestyle recommendations. Introduction to the importance of balance (inner and outer) as a foundation for natural, radiant health.
Class 2: The Energies of Life & The 6 Tastes
We are shaped energetically by the food, thoughts, relationships, environments and impressions that we consume. Introduction to the energies of life (gunas) to support a conscious lifestyle. Exploration of the 6 tastes, including associated physiological and psychological impacts in our food choices, and their importance in creating a balanced body-mind.
Class 3: Improving Digestion With Ayurveda
Good digestion is the foundation for great health, supporting your energy levels and the healthy formation of bodily tissues (e.g. muscles, hair, skin, nails, blood, fat, skin, reproductive organs). Poor digestion, weak metabolism or improper elimination will inevitably create toxins (ama) and problems in other parts of the body.
We’ll discuss the importance of strong digestive fire (agni) to support overall health, strong metabolism and prevent disease. You will be provided with simple and sustainable ways to connect with your body, improve digestion and prevent the formation of toxins (ama).
Class 4: Sustainable Self-Care Through Daily Routines
In ayurveda, daily routines are considered to be a stronger healing force than any other medicine, a powerful way to align your highest intentions with conscious action. This course introduces ayurvedic routines for morning, noon and evening to promote energy, natural health and passionate living.
Class 5: Understanding Toxins: Physical, Genetic & Karmic
Introduction to 3 types of toxins : physical, genetic and karmic. How to understanding toxins (ama) from an ayurvedic perspective : the formation of toxins and repercussions on the health of the body-mind (e.g. digestive issues, weight gain, depression, congestion, pain, mood swings, disease). Introduction to ayurvedic food combining.
Class 6: Detoxification Practices & Seasonal Balance
Ayurveda recognizes that each season (e.g. summer, fall, winter, spring) has a distinct energy and impact on the body-mind. We will explore natural ways to align with these energetic and physical fluctuations, including a balanced approach to dieting, cleansing and self-nurturance. Introduction to ayurvedic detoxification (panchakarma) as a healing modality and a simple cleanse you can do at home. Supports balanced energy, stamina, stress resilience and total health.