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Description: This 3-day course provides students with hands-on experience preparing and using pindas in groups of two. Pindas are prepared from rice and herbs wrapped in cotton fabric and soaked in medicated herbal decoctions. Pinda Svedana is a deeply therapeutic site specific localized heat and massage application through the gentle to moderate pressure of the herbal bolus. The practice of Pinda Svedana is an important modality to alleviate joint and muscle pain.
Ayurvedic facials restore the balance of the doshas in the skin of the face. During this 3 day hands-on program, students will learn the beautiful and relaxing art of providing an Ayurvedic facial. Students will work in groups of two, giving and receiving facials. Student will learn a multi-part procedure that includes the application of oils, heat and massage to the face followed by the application of skin care therapy.
Dough bastis are containers prepared from the flour of special black bean (urad dal) that holds warm herbal oil over certain parts of the body. They are often prepared to hold oil over the chakras, thyroid or adrenal gland or the eyes. The prepared oil then impacts the functions of the tissues, glands and chakras. In this 35 hour workshop, students will learn how to prepare the dough and will work in groups of two building the dams on each other. Students will personally experience the wonderful benefits while learning to share them with others.
Marma points are 107 energetic body points that allow access to the body, mind and consciousness. During this seven-day, 49 hour hands - on program, students will learn the history, classifications, theory and locations, and the effect of each point on the doshas and organs of the body. Following this you will learn how to interact with each marma point using massage, essential oil application and pranic healing (Ayurvedic energy work) to restore balance to the body and mind.
This is a special announcement to let you know that the California College of Ayurveda is offering an immersion class into Anatomy and Physiology that will be taught by one of our most experienced instructors, Mary Thompson.
Please note that the course is open to both classroom and Vedaweb students. Vedaweb enrollments will be limited to 15. Vedaweb enrollment will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until the places are full.
This program will provide students with a foundational understanding of their own Ayurvedic constitution and the nature of any current imbalances. Students will learn hands on Ayurvedic lifestyle practices including self-oil massage, neti pot, tongue cleaning and eyes washes. We will also explore the daily practice of Food Sadhana which supports healthy digestion, decrease of toxins in the body, supports ideal weight and a healthy relationship with food.