Discover the Secrets of Chakra (Dough) Basti
Learn to treat specific areas of the body including the chakras utilizing dough “dams” containing medicated herbal oils. Experience the benefits of Basti while learning to share them with others.
Friday, July 21st – Tuesday, July 25th 2023
California College of Ayurveda
Chakra dough bastis are powerful treatments that restore balance to the flow of prana into organs, chakras and marma points and also pacify vitiated dosha. Prepared containers are made from the flour of special black bean (urad dal) to contain warm herbal oils over certain parts of the body such as the chakras, marma points, glands, and the eyes. In this 35-hour workshop, students will learn how to prepare the dough and work in groups of two, giving and receiving these beautiful treatments.
- Dough dam preparation
- Discussion of various herbal preparations
- Katti Basti (low back)
- Netra Basti (eyes)
- Hrd Basti (physical & emotional heart)
- Chakra Basti
Ragaia Belovarac (Assist: Pema)
Friday, July 21st – Tuesday, July 25th 2023
Classes begin at 9:00 am and end at 6:00 pm each day.
The California College of Ayurveda
Like a Retreat
I felt like I was at a retreat more than at a school.
Really quite amazing.
This has been the best workshop that I have attended. I loved it!
I loved this program! I feel like I want to give everyone I know an urobasti!
Completion of either Foundations of Ayurveda Course OR completion of the first module of Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine (PAM) or the entire PAM program. The Foundations course can be completed through home study and takes approximately one month to complete.
Course Times: Classes begin at 9:00am and end at 6:00pm each day. There is a flexible 2 hour break for lunch each day. While lunch is usually from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, times may vary according to the flow of the workshop.
Travel: Students flying out following the last day of class should consider that the Sacramento International Airport is 90 minutes by car from the campus and that it is recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight.
Students receive 40 credit hours of study through the college for completion of this course.
* A $250 non-refundable deposit is required for registration. Required books or materials, if noted above, are extra.
Enroll in any two or more Workshops at the same time and receive a 15% discount on your chosen workshops. Any transferring and cancellation of registration voids discount. The discount will not include new programs added after registration has been completed.
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How to Register
Call the college at +1-530-478-9100 Extension 000 or toll free (USA only) at +1-866-541-6699.
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The deposit for workshops & short courses is non-refundable. The Final Balance is due 14 days before the class start date. A student may choose to transfer his/her registration to another class for a fee of $150.00 if done prior to the final balance due date. The ONLY exception to this rule is a documented medical condition. On rare occasions, for reasons beyond CCA’s control, a short course can be cancelled. If you are registered for a short course that the College cancels, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. While all efforts will be made to avoid cancellations, the College will accept no liability for student losses that occur beyond deposit or tuition actually paid to the College (e.g., non-refundable airfare, time lost from work, equipment expenses).
Nudity DisclosureAll students should read the following information about nudity and proper conduct carefully.
1. At some of our body therapy intensives (ayurvedic body therapy, marma and dough basti) students may be exposed to some nudity. Instruction will be given to participants about proper draping techniques in an attempt to provide a professional and modest environment. Learning takes place in a large room with multiple massage tables and work stations. Students, who wish to, are supported to bring screens to surround their massage table and work station. This is not a requirement.
2. During the ayurvedic body therapy course, we will be demonstrating and teaching the traditional full body ayurvedic massage. The technique that we will demonstrate and teach includes massage of the chest and breast tissue. This is a professional therapeutic massage. Students are NOT required to participate in receiving or practicing this technique.
3. Teachers at these programs may be male or female. Teachers demonstrate the massage procedures and then walk around assisting students in proper hand positions and movements. Students work in groups with one student receiving a therapy while other students provide the therapy. As teachers walk around and assist students in their learning process, teachers may have to touch the bodies of students who are receiving massages. If there is both a male and female teacher at your program, you may request that only the teacher of your choice provide assistance when you are the model on the table. If there are only teachers of one sex at the program, participants agree to allow those teachers to assist the students who are learning.
4. There is no massaging or intentional exposure of genitalia at these workshops.
5. At the panchakarma program (not part of the summer intensive series) instruction includes the administration of Basti. Basti is the application of medicated oil rectally with an enema tube. All students will learn to give and receive Basti. However, no one is required to participate in this procedure, and may opt out of any phase of this section if it makes them uncomfortable (Applies to Pancha Karma Workshop Only).
Sexual Harassment Policy
1. Any student who does not follow proper draping instructions at the program may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.
2. Any student accused of touching another student in an inappropriate manner may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.
3. Any student who makes inappropriate / offensive sexual comments at the workshop may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered