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Ayurvedic Cooking for Summer: Coconut-Sesame Rice

Coconut Sesame Rice

Rinse and drain:

1 c. basmati rice

In a medium saucepan, heat:

2 tbsp. ghee

Add rice and stir, coating all grains with ghee. Add:

2 c. water
1 tsp. salt

Time to register for our classic Ayurveda Pinda Svedana workshop - hurry, class begins on July 6!

One of Ayurveda’s most nourishing and rejuvenative external therapies, Pinda Svedana is an ancient massage technique in which hot boluses (cotton pouches) containing various types of fresh plants, rice and other herbal and oil ingredients are gently applied to the body.

Summer Intensives are Almost Here at the California College of Ayurveda!

DON’T MISS OUT! Summer Intensives are almost here - sign up today!

Summer at the California College of Ayurveda is an amazing time - filled with opportunities to dive deeply into exploring the hands-on practices of Ayurveda. Hurry - it all begins on July 6!

Dr. Marc Halpern explains the beautiful and relaxing art of Ayurvedic Facials

Ayurvedic facials are becoming increasingly popular. This deeply nourishing, calming and cleansing practice utilizes oils, heat and massage, followed by skin care therapy, to return you to your natural beautiful state! 

At CCA, we will be offering a 3 day hands-on Facials workshop August 2-4, 2016. Plan to join us and learn the art this beautiful treatment!

Ayurveda and the Cultivation of Patience: A Walking Meditation

Walking Meditation

Find a quiet place out in nature, a park is perfect, but a quiet street can work too. Choose a point about 100 yards away. Walk toward it slowly; one small step at a time. As you walk, allow yourself to feel each foot meeting the ground. Keep your eyes looking about five yards in front of you toward the ground. You may struggle at first with the slow pace. As you walk forward, observe your breath going in and out. Keep your attention on your breath and your feet. If any feelings arise (frustration, anxiety), simply observe them. Do not process the feeling, just notice it and let it go.

Ayurveda and the Celebration of the Summer Solstice

 Since the dawn of human history, people have honored the summer solstice as a time to celebrate light, the sun, ascension. It is a celebration of the triumph of light over darkness, in the outer as well as the inner world; for it is a time to celebrate the awakening of our own inner light, the awakening of consciousness.

Ayurveda and Peace

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
~Albert Einstein 

Graduation & Reunion Day at the California College of Ayurveda!

Today is a big day at the California College of Ayurveda! For today is the day that we honor our newest graduates and welcome our returning grads. 

California College of Ayurveda Announces ORGANIC INDIA Study Abroad Program!


Exclusive to the students at the California College of Ayurveda (CCA)

September 24th - October 15th

Ayurvedic Cooking: Delicious, Cooling Mint Chai

Enjoy this cooler version of chai, which is normally a bit too hot for summer!