weekly classes

 

beginning yoga + ayurveda

Wednesdays 5:30-6:45p
6-week session, November 6 - December 18 (skip Nov 27)

Yoga & Ayurveda are often described as sister sciences. When practiced together, these two symbiotic modalities bring physical, energetic, and mental balance to your daily life and help you feel better! This 6-week session introduces the practice of Yoga asana through the lens of Ayurveda. You'll build strength and flexibility, learn safe alignment and different categories of yoga postures, and beginning to experience the stress-reducing and mind-quieting contemplative practices of yoga and meditation. You'll also be introduced to the 5 Element System of Ayurveda, learn how your birth constitution informs your health, and utilize yoga to have more energy, stay healthier, and feel more yourself!

$64 semester
Down Dog Yoga Center, Pre-registration recommended

 

the practice

Wednesdays 7:00p-8:30p
starts November 6 (skip Nov 27)

The Practice is a more than just a group yoga class, it’s a practice on the mat that enables us to live into our full potential off the mat. We’ll weave asana, pranayama, mantras, bandha, and meditation into powerful and subtle sequencing designed to re-balance the body, steady the mind, and remind you of your essential nature.

Inspired by the practices of ParaYoga, tantric hatha-vinyasa, and Ayurveda, this mixed-level class is for students with at least foundational yoga experience and is an appropriate preparation for Sva Sadhana, Kara’s 9-month Yoga & Ayurveda training program.

$16 drop-in, or discounted class pack
Down Dog Yoga Center

 

 

workshops

fall rejuvenation cleanse

November 2-7: Pre-Cleanse at Home Preparation
November 8-10: Weekend Retreat

The transition from summer to fall is the perfect seasonal cue to cleanse and rejuvenate. The internal heat of summer the body has accumulated needs to be cleared, and we need to build our vital essences that will carry us through the drying and cooling transition through fall to winter. We’ll take an Ayurvedic approach to cleansing and rejuvenation, a gentle effective approach will leave you feeling clearer, cleaner, and renewed.

Signs that a Fall Rejuvenation could be right for you? You experience excess heat, acidity, hives, rash, urticaria, irritability, or other signs of high Pitta at the culmination of Summer, and/or you experience dryness, cracking/popping joints, anxiety, insomnia, low digestion, or constipation as you move into autumn. This rejuvenation weekend will address the junction of both types of imbalances and create quick shifts in your wellness AND send you home with diet and lifestyle practices that create lasting change throughout the year.

The Ayurvedic Fall Rejuvenation Cleanse includes:

Weekend Workshop Schedule:
Friday, November 8: 6:00p-8:30p
Saturday, November 9: 8:30a-4:00p (includes cooking session)
Sunday, November 10: 8:30a-11:30a

- Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle teachings, Ayurvedic cooking class, pre and post-cleanse suggested practices, recipes, and shopping list.

- Ayurvedic cooking class

- Yoga practices to support the seasonal transition and your unique constitution.

- A group experience to offer support and camaraderie during the cleansing process.

- Ayurvedic meals to support rejuvenation will be provided during the weekend workshop.
Saturday: breakfast & lunch
Sunday: breakfast

$230 investment. pre-registration required, space is limited

Note: Registration ends on Friday, Nov 1 as there is a cleanse prep work involved. No refunds will be given once pre-cleanse materials have been emailed/communicated. If there is a need to cancel after that time, your payment may only be credited towards a future cleanse with Kara.

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summer wellness workshop

June 22
ayurveda for summer wellness, 8:30-10:30a
asana for summer wellness, 10:30-11:45a

Ayurveda is a science of balance. One of the primary places we seek balance is between our internal environment and the external environment. This relationship of microcosm and macrocosm means that our self-care, daily routines, diet, and lifestyle should be dynamic and fluid as we orient to the wisdom of the natural world. We’ll explore what elements and qualities are in excess this season and what we can do on the mat and off to create the ideal balance for your constitution. Radical wellness starts here! Improve your digestion, elimination, sleep, energy, and mood with this science of self-healing.


ayurvedic spring cleanse:
30 days of radical wellness


Weekly Yoga Asana Class: four Wednesdays 7:00p-8:30p April 3-24
April 20-25: Pre-Cleanse at Home Preparation
April 26-28: Weekend Retreat

Spring Cleaning. We all recognize that there’s something about the natural energy of spring that supports our desire to clean up and clear out. We desire to lighten the accumulation of winter, and spring is a time of increased energy to do just that.

Ayurveda views seasonal transitions to be important opportunities for cleansing and rejuvenation. The transition from winter to spring is a time to clear the excess heavy and cold qualities and weight that have accumulated throughout the winter and spring, and which unchecked lead to seasonal colds, allergies, and excess weight. During this weekend workshop we’ll take an Ayurvedic, food-based approach to cleansing and rejuvenation, a gentle effective approach will leave you feeling clearer, cleaner, and renewed.

The Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse includes:

- 4 weekly Cleanse Prep classes include Ayurvedic teachings and yoga practices geared to make your cleanse process easier and more effective.

- Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle teachings, Ayurvedic cooking class, asana practice, pre and post-cleanse suggested practices, recipes, and shopping list.

- A group experience to offer support and camaraderie during the cleansing process.

- Ayurvedic meals to support rejuvenation will be provided during the weekend workshop.
Saturday: breakfast & lunch
Sunday: breakfast

Weekend Workshop Schedule:
Friday, April 26: 6:00p-8:30p
Saturday, April 27: 8:30a-4:00p (includes cooking session)
Sunday, April 28: 8:30a-11:30a

$285 investment. pre-registration required, space is limited

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
— Rumi