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Sat. Feb. 7, 2015    Yoga Fair  at Scarritt-Bennett

March 6 – 8, 2015   Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine One2 yoga Studio, Nashville

 

Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine                      
with Dr. Sarasvati Buhrman

March 6 – 8, 2015

One2 yoga Studio, Nashville

$250 early bird discount / prior to Feb 15         $275 after Feb 15                                                                                                

A three-day introduction to the basic concepts which underlie the theory and practice  of traditional Ayurvedic medicine, including a beginning overview of Samhya philosophy, definitions of health, Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, causes and symptoms of imbalances,  and the stages of development of disease.  Instruction in practical skills of assessment of prakriti and vikrti, including observation, questioning, and pulse and tongue diagnosis.  A  beginning  understanding of three of the five basic healing modalities of the Ayurvedic medicine toolkit:  lifestyle (including dietary habits), therapeutic Yoga, and panchakarma.  Students will be assigned relevant written project work each evening of the training in order to ensure correct understanding and retention of information. 

 

Dr. Sarasvati Buhrman

Dr. Buhrman holds university degrees in Biology (College of William and Mary) and Anthropology (University of Colorado), as well as graduate work in genetics. She has practiced yoga since 1973, and has studied extensively in all aspects of Yoga and meditation with her spiritual teacher, Baba Hari Dass, since 1976.  Sarasvatiji is a yogic  monastic in the Vairagi Order  of North India, and is a member of the World Council of Yoga.  She was trained and qualified to practice Ayurvedic medicine with the late Pranacharya Dr. R.P. Trivedi, Professor of Ayurvedic Medicine at Benares Hindu University.  She has maintained an Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga Therapy practice in Boulder, Co. since  1987, and co-founded the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda in 1990, a nonprofit  educational institution for training Yoga therapists, Yoga teachers, and Ayurvedic practitioners. She has also taught at Naropa University, Metropolitan State College, and a number of Yoga Centers including Mount Madonna Center and the Salt Spring Centre in Canada.  Sarasvatiji has published several articles in Yoga International and in the Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine.  She is a board member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Schedule:

Friday, March 6 -  12:30 pm – 6:30 pm                                one2yoga studio

Saturday, March 7 -   Noon – 6:30 pm                                223 Donelson Pike

Sunday, March 8 – 10 am – 6:30 pm                                   Nashville, TN  37214

Benefits of the Training:

The primary intention of the introductory training in Ayurvedic medicine is to empower participants to improve their own personal wellness by acquainting them with the basic tools for personal health through the knowledge of specific foods and herbs which can be used to successfully treat, or to help manage, specific common illnesses. In addition, the course is also a valuable aid for health care professionals who would like to understand more about Ayurvedic medicine for the purpose of referring patients or working with Ayurvedic professionals.  Lastly, the course is a valuable addition to the professional training of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultants and Yoga Therapists.

 

This is the first of a series of three Ayurvedic Medicine workshops with Dr. Buhrman planned for 2015 in Nashville.  Combined, they account for 90 hours / 3 credits.  Those completing the training will received a certificate of completion. 

 

To register, contact Jan Thrasher at 615-498-5992 / one2yoga@comcast.net   Space is limited.