Ayurveda is often called the science of life. Ayurveda is also the original mind-body-spirit healing system dating back some 5,000 years. This lecture will cover the basic understanding of Ayurveda terminology, doshas and the five elements of nature.
Join Tresa Laferty, Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Certified Panchakarma Technician and Professional NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medicinal Association) Member for this 3-hour class. Tresa will start by introducing you to what Ayurveda is and what it teaches as a concept of good health. We then move into the pancha mahabhuta or five element theory which helps set the stage for understanding all Ayurveda concepts.Tresa will relate all of this to the doshas where you learn about your nature (why you do the things you do) and your imbalances. A core teaching is how our health is impacted by these imbalances: diet, digestion and lifestyle.
This lecture will be enjoyed by anyone wanting to learn more about Ayurveda and how they can bring balance to all areas of their life. Handouts on healthy winter and spring Ayurveda tips will also be included.
Cost: $35 (includes tea & snacks)
Unnata Aerial Yoga takes a traditional yoga class and elevates the experience! Asanas (postures) are practiced with focus on breath, alignment, and meditation as we work with gravity to experience muscle release, body alignment, and greater strength.
Aerial Yoga uses a fabric hammock as a prop to enhance traditional yoga poses, deepening your experience within the pose and allowing for ease in inversions. Class sequencing moves between the mat and hammock for a deeper awareness and balanced practice.
Aerial yoga is ideally for students with some yoga experience. For comfort in the hammock, wear pants that go below the knee and tops that cover your armpits.
Class size is limited, so please register ahead of time on-line. If you have any medical issues that prevent you from inverting or back-bending (glaucoma, heart condition, spine injury, etc), please obtain your doctor's permission.
Class fee is $25/person.
Learn to offer healing to yourself, loved ones and animals. During this one day intensive you will receive an attunement, learn the hand placements for a self treatment as well as full body treatment, history of Reiki, how the chakras relate to Reiki healing, and more….
From the Reiki lineage of Usui Shiki Ryoho (Usui system of natural healing)
Reiki Level I- This level of teaching provides the student with a formal teaching of hands on positions for full body Reiki treatments for oneself and loved ones. The student will walk away with a basic knowledge of Reiki. This class is the foundation for developing a practice of Reiki. One is not a practitioner at this time.
Pre-requisite - Student must have received a full body Reiki treatment with a Level II Reiki practitioner or a Reiki Master.
Outline of training:
Introduction to the subtle/energetic body
Reiki 1 Attunement
The Reiki Ideals
The Reiki Hand Positions
History of Reiki
Complete Reiki treatment for self
Receive a full body Reiki treatment
Give a full body Reiki treatment
Japanese Reiki Techniques, as taught by Dr. Usui including: Gassho meditation, Byosen Scanning (detecting where Reiki is needed), Kenyoko (dry bathing or clearing ones energy field).
Hayashi Healing Guide
Other uses for Reiki
Certificate (Reiki Level I) after completion of homework and practice sessions.
The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Class practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment using all the hand positions and a self treatment practice. A Reiki manual is also provided to all students.
Following the lesson, five 60 minute Reiki sessions will also be required (one of these must be with teacher and one may be a self treatment).
What to bring: water bottle, blanket, cushion, wear comfortable clothing, snacks and/or bag meal. Refridgerator and toaster oven will be available for use.
Investment: $175 for course and Reiki 1 certification (sign up by 3/20 for Early Bird rate of $150)
Facilitated by Rebecca Magestro, Reiki Master Teacher
Living your Dharma: Yoga Beach-treat
Costa Rica April 26 - May 1, 2019 (Friday - Wednesday)
Encantada Ocean Cottages
Live life with purpose, passion and possibilities! Join us beach-side in Costa Rica on a dharmic journey to uncover your unique gifts. Enjoy yoga, meditation, seva, and plenty of free time!
This retreat is limited to 16 people so please sign up early! Currently only 4 spots remaining!
$1490 ($295 deposit)
- 5 nights/6 days shared (double/triple) accommodation
- Daily healthy breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Roundtrip San Jose (SJO) airport transfers
- Fresh coconut upon arrival
- 1-2 gentle yoga & meditation classes each day (yoga props are provided)
- Dharma workshops
- Costa Rican cooking class
- Seva community project at a local Costa Rican grade school
- Free time to enjoy the beach at your doorstep
- Beach bonfire farewell celebration
What’s not included:
Airfare to/from San Jose Airport (SJO)
Any optional adventures:
Monkey Mangrove Tour ($45), Horseback Riding on the Beach ($55), Surf Lesson ($60), 60-Min Massage ($60), Zipline and Waterfall Rapelling ($99), Nauyaca Waterfall Hike ($110), White Water Rafting ½ day ($65) or ¾ day ($95)
- You must have a valid passport.
- Trip insurance is highly recommended.
- Deposit of $295 will reserve your spot, full payment is due 30 days prior to departure.
- Payment plans are available.
- All participants must sign an agreement and waiver form when deposit is submitted.
Transfers to/from Rome Airport to our Castle in Tuscany.
7 nights luxurious accommodations at a 11th century Tuscany castle.
3 meals a day - wine included with lunch and dinner
Pasta making class
Exquisite Michelin dinner in local village
What’s not included:
Airfare to/from Rome, Italy
Trip insurance - highly recommended
Rebecca will be available for private yoga or Reiki sessions for an additional $25/30min or $45/hour
$2,290 per person for shared accommodations ($390 deposit)
$2,690 for single private room accommodations
No interest, payment plans available. Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure.
Current passport is required.