10am – noon
One Sunday each month
Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a series of Sunday morning, practical teachings about Ayurveda.
This teaching, or its equivalent, is required for all initiated students of Jaya Kula and is highly recommended for anyone else.
Ayurveda, “the science of life,” is a system of health cultivation developed in India over ten thousand years ago.
Ayurveda helps us to live in harmony with the natural world and remain healthier, calmer and less conflicted.
Ayurvedic self-care is the foundation of our practice at Jaya Kula. With a working understanding of Ayurveda applied to our everyday lives, students can get the full fruit of other practices such as hatha yoga, mantra and kriya yoga.
In this teaching cycle, repeated annually, Shambhavi shares practical ways in which everyone can learn to support their health, quality of life and spiritual practice with Ayurveda.
The Schedule of Topics for 2013
We will also schedule cooking classes if there is interest!
1. Ayurveda – Natural and Direct – February 17th
An introduction to the history and basic principles of Ayurveda. Includes an exploration of self-care as the heart of the tradition. Why Ayurvedic Self-Care is a spiritual practice.
2. Dosha - Vata, Pitta and Kapha and their relationship to Karma - March 10th
3. Prana, Tejas and Ojas – April 14th
4. Digestion – How what you take in turns into YOU - May 12th
5. Dinacharya – Going deeper. Many Jaya Kula students practice Dinacharya. In this teaching, we will go deeper into the classical teachings on this beautiful practice and discuss how to adjust it for each dosha and changing circumstance - June 9th
6. Self-observation – the foundation of Ayurvedic Self-care: You will learn specific aspects of self-observation of the emotions, dreams, tongue, urine, fingernails, and so on that are crucial for skillfully surfing life’s changing conditions. - July 28th
7. Disease, Dis-ease, and Ease: You will learn about the disease process and the movement toward greater ease and “juiciness!” - August 18th
8. Self-observation – the foundation of Ayurvedic Self-care: You will learn specific aspects of self-observation of the emotions, dreams, tongue, urine, fingernails, and so on that are crucial for skillfully surfing life’s changing conditions. – September 8th
9. Basic herbs for self-care: You will learn how to use common Ayurvedic herbs found in your kitchen and in health food stores. – October 13th
10. Fixing versus Healing: You will learn the real meaning of healing and how to apply subtle healing to your situation. - Date TBA
11. Puja, Mantra and Healing: You will learn about the roles of puja and mantra in healing and the basics of how to apply them. – Date TBA
About the teacher
Shambhavi Sarasvati has been studying and practicing Ayurvedic self-care for twelve years. She served as an apprentice in a classical Ayurvedic clinic for 6 months and has been teaching Ayurveda for self-care since 2004.
Shambhavi shares with students her natural, direct and deep understanding of how the five elements function in our lives, an understanding that comes from 25 years of Tantrik spiritual practice.
$20 for monthly donors and those who are repeating particular modules.
Location: Kashi House, 3650 SE 26th Ave. Portland, OR 97202
The course dates and times are all posted to the Jaya Kula Google Calendar.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.