with Kat Sun
$25 for EARLY BIRD (before May 2)
OR Yoga Shala Members
Beginning in May 2015, Kat will be offering Ayurvedic consultations in Sacramento, as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Intern with the California College of Ayurveda. Kat has completed the Clinical Ayurvedic Theory course, the Ayurvedic Health Educator course, the Ayurvedic Herbal Apprenticeship, and various Ayurvedic Body Therapy Certificate courses from the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City, CA. She has also completed the 1-year course in Science, Philosophy, and Spirituality of Ayurveda from Vedika Global in Emeryville, CA. She worked as a Lead Therapist and trainer at the California College of Ayurveda’s Pancha Karma Ayurvedic Spa, and at Blue Sage Ayurveda in Nevada City. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and a Certified Massage Therapist with the California Massage Therapy Council.
SPRING is a glorious season of transition and new beginnings, as we oscillate away from the cold dark damp dormancy of Winter, towards the heat light fire and activity of Summer. As the days grow warmer and longer, the snow and ice begin to melt in the mountains. Nature re-awakens from its dormant state to blossom forth in new growth.
In Ayurvedic terms, Spring is the season in which Kapha (water + earth) reaches its peak in aggravation, Pitta (fire + water) accumulates, and Vata (air + ether) subsides.
So too, within the landscape of our bodies, we experience the expressions of this natural cycle. Allergies, drippy nose, congestion and phlegm increase, as the desire to re-stoke one’s inner fire to burn through the excess lethargy, weight and heaviness of winter re-ignite. Often we feel compelled to spring clean our bodies and our home, as we welcome forth the new growth to come.
In this 2.5-hour workshop we will introduce some basic concepts of the ancient and profound science of Ayurveda, as we discuss food, diet, lifestyle, yoga and breath practices appropriate for balancing the energy of the season.