* The Ayurvedic Art of Health & Healing: A Six-Day Seminar with Dr. Vasant Lad
Daily Class Times: 10:30AM-12:30PM & 2:00-4:00PM /
Evening Talk: July 24, Fri, 8:30PM
Full 6 Days, July 21-26, Tue - Sun (12 Classes & 1 Evening Talk) $400
Part I only, July 21-24, Tue - Fri (8 Classes) $270
Part II only, July 24-26, Fri eve - Sun (1 Evening Talk & 4 Classes) $160
Single Class $40
Lecture Fee for Evening Talk: $20/members $15 (included in full tuition and for Ashram overnight guests)
Scroll down for Overnight Guest Rates.
Part I - July 21-24, Tue - Fri:
July 21, Tue
10:30AM-12:30PM & 2:00-4:00PM The Flow of Consciousness through the Pulse
Each cell in our body possesses its own intelligence and speaks to us through the language of pulsation and vibration. With guidance, practice and sensitive awareness, you can learn to detect through the pulse the present state of the doshas and indications of future imbalance.
July 22, Wed
10:30AM-12:30PM The Guiding Principles of Ayurvedic Nutrition - Shad Rasa -
The six tastes in nature are: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Ayurveda teaches that foods and spices have a unique taste that relates to their digestive action. Our ‘sweet’ experiences can also bring feelings of well being, while ‘bitter’ experiences can have adverse effects.
2:00-4:00PM Food & Diet in Ayurveda
It is important to remember that our body is made of the food we eat. In this class you will learn how to balance your constitution through a wise choice of food, diet and minerals, and learn about foods that are especially strong in promoting various healing processes of the body.
July 23, Thu
10:30AM-12:30PM The Ayurvedic Kitchen Pharmacy
Your kitchen can be a valuable domestic resource for your family’s health. Students will learn the natural preventative and therapeutic properties of common kitchen herbs and spices, as well as some important household items to keep on hand for non-emergency illnesses and first aid.
2:00-4:00PM Skin Health & Beauty from an Ayurvedic Perspective
Ayurveda considers beauty to be an intimate part of the personality. The health and beauty of the skin is influenced by changes in the balance of the doshas. Ayurveda uses herbs internally and externally to bring nourishment to the skin and to awaken its natural health and beauty.
July 24, Fri
10:30AM-12:30PM Pranayama for Self Healing
Prana is our vital breath and the bridge between body, mind and consciousness. Dr. Lad will share this ancient knowledge, as it applies to Ayurveda, with a special series of breathing exercises designed to bring maximum benefit for physical, mental and spiritual health and vitality.
2:00-4:00PM Anatomy of Vibrational Healing
“Everything in Life is Vibration” – Albert Einstein
Everything around us is made of energy, and each atom has its own distinct sound and frequency. Dr. Lad will lead an exploration into the fascinating topic of vibrational therapeutics and its application in many of the Ayurvedic subtle therapies.
Part II - July 24-26, Fri eve - Sun:
July 24, Fri
8:30PM "Our Divine and Intimate Relation to Nature & All of Existence": A Talk by Dr. Lad
July 25, Sat
10:30AM-12:30PM Balancing the Chakras through Dynamic Color Therapy
Sunrays contain all seven colors of the rainbow, and each color is connected to the seven chakras. Colors have different wavelengths and frequencies which unfold different qualities of the body and mind. Dr. Lad will share his clinical experience of using color in psychosomatic disorders.
2:00-4:00PM An Ayurvedic Perspective on the Four Pillars of Life
Both Yoga and Ayurveda follow the ancient wisdom of the shastras and the profound life principles known as the purusharthas: dharma, artha, kama and moksha. Our health, wealth and happiness depend on the strength and stability of these four ‘freedoms’.
July 26, Sun
10:30AM-12:30PM The Science & Art of Medical Palmistry
The ancient sages believed there was a correlation between the visible features of the hand and the conscious, unconscious and superconscious processes of the mind. Dr. Lad will elaborate on the principles of medical palmistry and its application in Ayurvedic diagnosis.
2:30-4:00PM Maintaining Personal Integrity in the Practice of Ayurveda
Intentionality is at the heart of Ayurveda. Right intention creates right attention, right attention creates right awareness, and right awareness creates right action. All work should be performed as sadhana, service.
Dr. Lad will speak on a subject that deeply affects every aspect of our life.
Overnight Guest Rates, incl. Ashram ongoing programs:
Full 6 Days, July 20-26 Mon eve - Sun:
Semiprivate $525 / memb. $470; Dorm $420 / memb. $380
Part I only, July 20-24 Mon eve - Fri:
Semiprivate $340 / memb. $300; Dorm $280 / memb. $240
Part II only, July 24-26 Fri eve - Sun:
Semiprivate $200 / memb. $180; Dorm $160 / memb. $140
Camping Rates: 20% off Dorm Rate. Inquire for details.
Call 845.782.5575 for Seminar registration and overnight reservations.
Note: Pre-registration is required for all programs, including single classes, as well as for meals.
For Day Students: Lunch or dinner $10; Yoga classes $10;
Morning or evening Meditation Programs - by donation