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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! 

Dr. Marc Halpern Explains Dough Basti, a Deeply Therapeutic Ancient Ayuredic Treatment

Dough bastis bring profound healing to the body and mind. In this short video, Dr. Marc Halpern, the founder of the California College of Ayurveda, explains about the use and creation of dough bastis.


Mark your calendar and join us for our 35 hour dough basti workshop, July 18-22, 2016 ~ and bring this bring this amazing healing treatment into your practice!


Ayurveda and the Role of the Spleen

“The spleen is a part of the lymphatic system. The normal spleen is 11 centimeters in length located in the upper left portion of the abdomen hidden under the rib cage. The functions of the spleen are poorly understood. It is known that the spleen plays a role in the demise of red blood cells as they squeeze through the spleen’s tiny pores. This releases hemoglobin into the blood.

Ayurvedic practitioner in Nevada City, CA with Jasmine Noble

The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce the Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2016. Interns have completed their academic studies and work under the supervision of experienced clinical instructors. This semester's talented group of interns comes from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.