The video recording of this class is available. Once you purchase the class, you will receive an email with a link to download the course. Note: Certificates of Completion for CEUs are emailed upon request.
Ayurveda translated literally means “the knowledge” (veda) of “life” (ayu). Ayurvedic theory believes that good health is a result of harmony existing within the body and mind through proper digestion, assimilation, and elimination as well as proper processing of emotions. The practice of Ayurveda is said to go back several thousand years and was brought forth by the great rishis (sages) of the times. These rishis provided us with remedies to alleviate human suffering brought on by imbalances within the individual. Ayurveda acknowledges the unique constitution of the individual, the genetics of the ancestors, the influences of nature upon the individual, and the current environment in which the native is currently living.
Ayurveda believes the human being is made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. When one or more of these elements gets out of balance, we experience “dis-ease.” Furthermore, these five elements combine to form three forces in the body we refer to as “doshas.” These doshas can be found in all life forms and are responsible for creation itself. Ether and Air create Vata Dosha, Fire and Water create Pitta Dosha, and Water and Earth create Kapha Dosha. Therefore, human beings are born with a unique Vata, Pitta, Kapha constitution. For example, some people “run hot” physically and emotionally; and, thus, are dominant in Pitta and Vata and perhaps lack Kapha. Furthermore, Ayurveda also takes into consideration the current season, climate, life stage, diet, culture, and life stressors as part of the assessment and diagnostic process. Ayurveda recognizes our uniqueness!
Ayurveda uses food, spices, herbs, and oils as forms of medicine. What we eat has a major influence on how we feel, think, and behave. Food is either poison or medicine, and sometimes both. Much like the qualities in food being spicy, sweet, pungent, astringent, bitter, and sour, spices and plants also have a specific quality. For example, peppermint is cooling so it is often recommended for people with high Pitta Dosha (fire & water) in order to calm their inner fire. Even though Ayurveda prefers the use of fresh herbs over dried or distilled herbs, essential oils are a convenient and effective tool for bringing balance back to mind, body, and soul. However, choosing the correct essential oil for the job is paramount to good healing. You wouldn’t want to put gasoline on a fire that is burning out of control, would you? Then why would you recommend an essential oil that is heating for someone who is already overheated?
Whether you are a health provider or a client, knowing which oils to use alongside proper food recommendations will bring about a shift in consciousness as you begin to see deeper into the subtleties of nature and the human body. Western herbalism does a fantastic job pairing up an herb or aromatic based on the presentation of particular symptoms. However, Ayurvedic knowledge will take your diagnostic abilities to the next level by also pairing up essential oils based on a symptom, but also taking into consideration the unique constitution, season, and life cycle of the person needing healing. My goal for this class is to take you there!
This class will provide students with a brief overview of the basics of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy. We will go into great detail covering key essential oils based on Dosha that are known to be particularly helpful in common ailments.
In the Ayurveda & Aromatherapy workshop, you will learn:
- History & philosophy of Ayurveda;
- Application of Ayurveda, including constitutional self-assessment;
- Aromatherapy basics, including the “Golden Rule of Blending” every Aromatherapist should know; and
- Key Essential Oils, along with specific blends, that have been proven to correct imbalances in the mind and body.
Who can benefit from taking this class:
Anyone interested in learning more about Ayurveda and how to be more skillful in working with Essential Oils. This class is open to practitioners, clients, and anyone using essential oils in his/her personal life. No prior knowledge of essential oils or Ayurveda is required.
NAMA members receive PACE credits for attending this workshop.
Disclaimer: The statements made on this page have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or healthcare provider. The information provided is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a healthcare provider, and should not be construed as medical advice.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend or purchase?
You must be at least 18 years old to purchase this workshop.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email [email protected] with questions.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Not at this time.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds for this class once the class has been submitted to the purchaser.