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Ayurveda and Patience

“Water gently flows over the rocks and after thousands of years a canyon is formed. 
“We do not push the wind; it is the wind that pushes us. Life moves each person forward at just the right pace to stimulate continued learning and growth. There is little each person can do to rush the process. The most we can do is to become a more conscious participant. 

Ayurveda and the incredible Healing Effect of Love

At the recent Sivananda Ayurveda Conference workshop, Dr. Paul Dugliss gave a powerful workshop titled “The Anti-Aging Lifestyle.”
“Longevity and optimal health,” explained Dr. Dugliss, “can best be boiled down to one fundamental concept: LOVE.”

Ayurveda and Seasonal Change 9/9- Guest Writing from our CAS Graduate Christianne Asper

It’s just the Season…

Tomorrow is Our Annual Open House & Grand Opening of our Shanti Shop - Please Join Us!

There will be free Introduction to Ayurveda talks, free mini Ayurveda consultations, tours of the campus and medicinal herb garden, Ayurveda Q & A, raffles and prizes, shop in our new Shanti Shop boutique, meet our wonderful CCA family, and more!
When:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating: Food Should Be Moist or a Little Oily

In this ongoing series on proper eating, we have been discussing that HOW you eat is even more important than WHAT you eat. This is because how you eat your food determines how well your body will digest the food, and improperly digested food can lead to the formation of toxins (ama) within the body. What you eat is also important. Of course, eating quality food in a proper manner is best of all!

California College of Ayurveda Open House and Opening of Shanti Shop - Sept. 24, 2016

This Saturday, come to the OPEN HOUSE at the California College of Ayurveda!

This is your opportunity to tour our beautiful campus and herb garden, shop in our new Shanti Shop, receive a free mini consultation, learn the basics of Ayurveda, and more!


“Rise & Shine with Yoga“ - Weekly Yoga Class at the California College of Ayurveda - Every Tuesday at 7:00 am!

Looking for a great morning yoga class taught by an experienced yoga teacher? Well if you live in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area, you’re in luck! 
Jinnae Anderson brings 30 years of experience along with a big heart and lots of humor to her Tuesday morning yoga classes at the California College of Ayurveda! Please join her for this amazing class.

Ayurvedic Recipe to Balance Vata: Spiced Oatmeal to Start Your Day!

What’s for breakfast? Oatmeal! A great choice for bringing balance to vata dosha, during this season when vata will tend to go out of balance. 
The key to making oatmeal truly delicious is to use plenty of water so that the resulting dish is creamy and smooth. If you make it too thick and paste-like, nothing you add to it will produce acceptable results!

Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating: Take Food and Drinks Warm or at Room Temperature

“In general, warm food is digested better than cold food. Digestion itself is a process of cooking food. The strength of digestion is likened in Ayurveda to a fire. The fire transforms the food into the molecular nutrients that you will use to build new tissues. 

Identifying the Doshas: What Does Kapha Look Like?

Do you wonder if you might be kapha dosha? Kapha is the dosha comprised primarily of water and earth, and the qualities associated with these two elements (moist, heavy, dense, cold). Below you will find the physical characteristics which are typical of kapha.