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Ayurveda [clear filter]
Friday, March 10

8:00am MST

Ayurveda Psychology for a Luminous Mind and Understanding Mental Personality Types for Improved Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Join internationally acclaimed Vedic master teacher and author, Acharya Shunya as she teaches the most sublime lessons of mind management and inner mental rejuvenation as per the science of Ayurveda, that can be combined with the knowledge of Yoga Sutra’s (beginner or advanced) for even greater self awareness and self control. 

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences and both sciences value Pure Being. Did you know that Ayurveda medicine, besides teaching ways to own a healthy body, also offers a profound and in depth psychology to support a healthy and happy mind? Join Acharya Shunya to understand how you can help your own mind be more calm, balanced and blissful, in spite of challenges and old patterns. 

There are three constituent energy states (gunas) used in Ayurvedic practice. Shunya explores how these gunas influence one's mood, outlook, and activity level. Participants also learn about five states of mind and how they contribute to mental balance/imbalance as well as how food affects the gunas, in addition to the importance of practice of non-attachment and dharma. This approach to psychology is unique as well as valuable because it allows for a paradigm shift away from the disease model and toward a model for achieving and sustaining mental health.

Get ready for a quantum leap in your consciousness: 


  • Learn practical ways to arrest the mind and its natural tendency for negativity 
  • Begin functioning at a level that modern science labels as the super mind.  
  • Learn to self arrest unhealthy brain/mind patterns and activate latent joy and health
  • Learn to use the mind to your personal advantage and improved relationships. 
  • Learn about five states of mind and how they contribute to mental balance/imbalance 
  • Learn about how food affects the mind and what should you eat!


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Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Founder and Spiritual Director, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is one of the extraordinary teachers of the living, embodied wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. A rarity today, Shunya was born into an uninterrupted spiritual lineage dating back thousands of years in the holy city of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India, where she spent... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am MST
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

1:00pm MST

Ayurveda on the Mat
Limited Capacity seats available

Lets explore how to apply the principles of Ayurveda as yoga therapy (chikitsa). Yoga and Ayurveda have long been linked together and share a common purpose of brining harmony to the body, mind and Spirit. We will briefly review the main principles of Ayurveda including; the 5 element theory, the three doshas, Prakriti/Vikriti, the gunas, and the energetic body. Once we have laid the ground-work we will dive into Ayurveda as yoga therapy discussing asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation for balancing each dosha. We will focus on designing asana practices to balance seasons, time of day and time of life. As time allows we will use Downward Facing Dog as a tool to diagnosis dosha imbalance in an individual and discuss simple ways to bring these powerful practices onto your mat.

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Kate Towell

Yogini & Ayurveda Junkie, Infinite You Wellness
Kate began practicing yoga in 1997 as a way to stay balanced and focused during graduate school. In 2002 an injury and a health crisis brought her to Ayurveda. It was natural for the two to merge and since that time both Ayurveda and Yoga have been a daily practice. In 2010 Kate was... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm MST
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Ayurveda
Saturday, March 11

8:00am MST

Handcraft Your Health with Ayurveda
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

One of the most beautiful things about Ayurveda, the holistic, ancient Indian art and science of healthy living is that everything is handmade. Which means there is love, care, attention and intention that goes into all of our daily choices. Each of these health-awakening choices we make is like a seed of a flower we plant in a garden of mindfulness. Join Ananta, author of The Ayurveda Way (Storey Publishing, 2017), to learn several of Ayurveda's ancient hands-on health awakening practices to start growing your own garden of mindful living:

A special daily self-love practice that will rejuvenate your body, soothe aches/pains, and help you sleep like a baby at night

Simple, yet profound lineage-based Ayurvedic Yoga practices to calm and heal your mind and help you live in greater harmony with nature 

Practical ways you can connect with the healing power of marigold flowers to boost your digestion, bring a radiant glow to your skin and uplift your spirit

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Director of Branding and Yoga Studies, Vedika Global
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World’s Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion and More (coming March 2017 with Storey Publishing). Her Ayurveda articles are popular on MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and Huffington... Read More →

Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm MST

Eating Seasonally
Limited Capacity seats available

A strong and healthy body is not only supportive of your yoga practice, but beyond, it is key to your wellbeing. This session will give you a practical overview and understanding on how the inherent qualities and traits of foods, related to the five Ayurvedic elements, have an impact on your body and mind constitution. Based on these principles, you’ll learn how to make better nutritional choices based on your unique constitution, the season of year, and the stage of life you are in.

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Douchka Lecot

Visionary Co-Founder, Yana Shala
Douchka Lecot has been experiencing and teaching Tantra along with meditation, yoga and Ayurveda for the past 17 years in the Dallas-Fort Worth Community. Her teachings have been inspired by the work of Daniel Odier, Psalm Isadora, Christopher Wallis and the Indian Mystic Osho. Her... Read More →

Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes
  Experiential Workshop / Training
  • CEUs CEU, YACEP, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Free and Open to the Public
  • Style Ayurveda
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • A/V White board and dry markers
  • Takeaway Paying attention to the qualities (gunas and 6 tastes) of foods in daily cooking and/or eating.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring along a tablet, laptop or smart phone to connect to the Internet

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