Articles by CCA Staff

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Ayurvedic Philosophy of Health (Svastha)

Join Dr. Marc Halpern, President of the California College of Ayurveda (CCA), for two inspiring hours of deep exploration of Ayurvedic Philosophy of Health (Svastha). Topics include: Why do we get sick? Is it possible … More »


25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Save the date! California College of Ayurveda celebrates 25 years of Service, Gratitude, and Well-being June 12-14, 2020 at California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City, CA with very special guests. Free!

How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Can’t find any hand sanitizers in your local store? Looking to avoid commercial fragrences? Whatever your reason is we want to share with you a quick and easy homemade hand sanitizer that won’t try your … More »

What is Ayurveda? An introduction

What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda, which literally means “The knowledge of Life and Longevity”, is a 5,000-year old powerful natural healing science from India. Health as defined by Ayurveda is a balanced state of body, mind … More »

Relaxing the Body and Mind

Nancy Diane Mannelli-Brewer, a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda, original intent was to share her expertise in healing relaxation techniques by developing a holistic program for Sacred Heart Hospice patients, but soon realized … More »

Letter from the President

SPRING HAS SPRUNG, kapha dosha is blooming and vata dosha has retreated. There is less dryness and lightness, and more moist, lush energy. New growth is all around and within us!   Here at the College, our … More »