Wellness Classes

Wellness Classes: The Path to Optimal Health 

See topics, Dates, Registration below. Coming in 2019 

  • Tea Party! Fall in Love with Ayurvedic Teas 
  • Ayurveda Nutrition and Lifestyle: Unlock Your Human Potential
  • Rest, Relaxation, Deeper Sleep + Acupuncture
  • Ayurveda Life Styles: Bring Rhythm Back into Your Life with Dinacharya
  • Women’s Health: Lunar Energy for Balance and Vitality – Full Moon Celebration
  • More to Come!! 

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish there was a resource for optimal health, having a meaningful and life of purpose, and living with a sense of peace, contentment, and joy?”  Join us on our wellness journey on Wednesdays!

The journey to optimal health starts by syncing up with our true nature, honoring and developing our strengths. We must embrace and grow from our challenges, redirect habitual tendencies, and offer authentic support where it is needed most. Ayurveda is the science of life–a holistic tradition that reaches well beyond physical health, healing, and the prevention of disease. Ayurveda is as relevant today as it was over 5,000 years ago.
This path is important. It reconnects us with ourselves, maintaining balance and health through stresses

and challenges. At its root, Ayurveda is a way of life that helps each of us claim and celebrate our capacity for a fully embodied sense of wellness.
The Sanskrit word for health is “Svastha.” It is the harmonious interaction of many components untied
to make a whole. This union is the mind, soul, and senses infused with an abiding sense of self, wellness, and bliss. While it may seem daunting to achieve this, Ayurveda provides a wealth of functional and insightful tools that can be used to anchor us in the present moment throughout the chaos. It can help us determine the root of our suffering and place us on track to reclaim our optimal health.

Tea Party! Fall in Love with Ayurvedic Teas 

  • Wednesdays,  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Kamie’s Home NE MPLS – To register 
  • Investment: FREE! includes a light Ayurvedic meal and tea

Ayurveda Nutrition and Lifestyle: Unlock Your Human Potential

  • Location: Coming Soon!
  • Investment: $45 includes a light Ayurvedic meal and tea

Our culture’s ideology of the human body is superficial. It influences how we feel about our personal body type, causing a misunderstanding of what our bodies really need to thrive. Ultimately, this affects our self-esteem and our perception of self.

Ayurveda is a wellness system of medicine that has helped people achieve optimal health and overall wellness for more than 5,000 years. With the wisdom of Ayurveda you naturally find your optimal health and weight through proper nutrition and lifestyle decisions as you move to a state of balanced health. This is achieved through the union of your body, mind, emotions, and spirit with an approach that is unique, insightful, and realistic.

The Sanskrit word for digestive fire is Agni. It is the very source of life and longevity. According to the Ayurvedic texts, the Vedas, it is said that a man is as old as his Agni. When Agni is extinguished, we die. This teaches us that weakened digestion is at the root of every imbalance and disease.

Along with digestion, unhealthy or irregular dietary habits, unmanaged and accumulated stress, unsupportive relationships, inactive lifestyles, and environmental toxins can challenge your body’s ability to digest food properly. A weak digestive system results in the accumulation of ama, or toxins, that cause imbalance, disease, and premature aging. Your digestion is a true reflection of your mental-emotional-physical state of balance or imbalance. A few signs of a stressed digestive system and accumulation of toxins are fatigue and lack of motivation, mental fogginess and forgetfulness, recurring infections and illnesses, and weight gain.

The Ayurvedic approach to nutrition and lifestyle is unique to each person. You will learn to have a new relationship with your body through a journey toward a balanced lifestyle and overall health.

This workshop is for those who:

  • Have digestive issues, feel out of sync, struggle with weight gain
  • Have mental fog, fatigue, mood swings, anxiety, depression
  • Have tried to balance weight through diets and feel discouraged and frustrated with unrealistic maintenance
  • Are unsatisfied or uncomfortable in their own body
  • Have a changing body with age or lifestyle

 We will discuss:

  • A brief overview of the doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (Ayurveda Basics: What is Ayurveda is recommended) 
  • Food as medicine–how nature, climate, season, and stages of life play a part in health and wellness
  • The six tastes, seasonal eating, and ama accumulation
  • Reasons to have a routine and proper sleep
  • Why drink hot/warm water and tea
  • The importance of exercising first thing in the morning
  • Why you should eat your largest meal at noon and cut out the snacks
  • General dietary practices: food combining and balanced food
  • Fat and fatigue fighters 

Ayurveda and Sleep: Rest, Relaxation, Deeper Sleep + Acupuncture

  • Location: Coming Soon!
  • Investment: $45 includes a light Ayurvedic meal and tea

Problems with sleeping can be discouraging and even debilitating. Finding the right tools to get back on track can feel disheartening at times. It is possible to return to balance because Ayurveda offers tools and a practical approach to balancing sleep cycles.

Millions of Americans of all ages are affected by sleep issues. The mentality of “I’ll catch up later” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” has created an epidemic of long-term sleep deficit ranging from acute to chronic sleep deprivation. Our stressful treadmill lifestyle and the endless to-do list  are pushing many individuals to habitually defer sleep to get other things done. This, in-turn, causes a cascade of health problems and even more stress.

Scientists have extensively studied the functions of sleep for years, but some of the most basic questions about why we sleep have been difficult to answer. We spend roughly a third of our lives asleep. Our bodies crave sleep for a good reason: there are actually serious health risks associated with sleep loss. It can have complicated effects on us physically, mentally and emotionally. Sleep deprivation impairs judgment and cognitive ability, has negatively affects our moods, emotions and hormones, increases the risk of accidents and falls, decreases libido, increases depressive tendencies, accelerates aging, increases weight gain, and increases the risk of early death.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, the importance of sleep is a part of a wholesome (sattvic) lifestyle that contributes to our health and overall well-being. Without a balance in our life through proper nutrition, routine, and sleep, we fall victim to the root cause of disease and the aging process. While we sleep our bodies and brains are able to digest, detoxify and repair. It can also improve productivity and overall quality of life.

Ayurveda explains the three pillars to well-being as food (ahara), sleep (nidra), and regulated lifestyle (brahmacharya). Quality sleep acts as a rest button for our minds and bodies, enabling us to function at peak levels during our day. Sleep is important because it enhances our vitality of life (ojas) and is the coordinator between mind, body and the inner self–better than any medicine. These components of living are deep with in the practices of Ayurveda.

If during the day our diet, daily routine and behavioral patterns create imbalance, our sleep imbalance develops.

  • This class is for those who struggle with:
  • Sleep imbalance or problems falling asleep
  • Sleeping through the night without interruptions
  • “The morning-after heavy feeling” or waking up un-refreshed
  • Wake up tired with an aching body and a lethargic mind
  • Topics that will be covered in this class are:

Basic information about Ayurveda

  • How sleep functions as a natural time for the body and mind to rest, reset, detoxify, and rejuvenate
  • Why balanced sleep is a staple of optimal health: “early to bed, early to rise”
  • Ways to catch your Zzz’s
  • Diet and lifestyle recommendations
  • Sleep hygiene and supportive habits for sleep
  • Making the bedroom and your bed a sacred place
  • Adjusting the environment to meet your preferences and needs according to your constitution

Ayurveda Life Styles: Bring Rhythm Back into Your Life with Dinacharya 

  • Location: Coming Soon!
  • Investment: $45 includes a light Ayurvedic meal and tea
Ayurveda embraces each person as an individual. Every person is born with a blueprint (constitution) for optimal health and wellness. It is our lifestyles that either keep the balance or allow it to fall out of balance, creating illness and disease. Your personal constitution defines who you are. No two constitutions are exactly alike.
Svastha is the Ayurvedic (Sanskrit) term for health and literally translates as “established in the self”. Imbalances feed disease and illnesses, thus true health is not based on being physically disease free. Rather, it is based on the interaction of the body, mind, spirit, and senses, infused with a lifelong sense of self or purpose, balanced life, and a vibrant spiritual connection.

Ayurveda reaches far beyond the area of physical health, healing, and the prevention of disease, but can help each of us claim our authentic selves and align with our true nature. Through Ayurveda, we create awareness of body, mind, and spirit to develop our strengths, refine our needs, surface our challenges, redirect harmful tendencies, and offer genuine support wherever it is needed so that we can find balance in stressful times.

In this workshop you will learn about the:

  • A brief overview of the doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (Ayurveda Basics: What is Ayurveda is recommended) 
  • Overview of how nature, climate, season, time of day and stages of life, play a part in health and wellness
  • Reasons to have a dinacharya (daily routine) 
  • Why good sleep hygiene is important and why time of sleep is more important than hours that you sleep
  • Book shelf philosophy – how you start and end your day will maintain optimal health and wellness 
  • How balance can best be restored, improved wellness and vitality
  • Tips, teas, herbs, lifestyle recommendations, and more…

Women’s Health: Moon’s Medicine: Lunar Energy for Balance and Vitality – Full Moon Celebration  

The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda offers women a deeper connection to naturally balance their bodies by following the rhythms of nature. This connection to nature’s cycles contributes to a healthy menstrual cycle, strong fertility, and smooth transition to menopause.
According to Ayurvedic teachings, this includes the delicate balance of:
  • connection to the lunar circadian clock (day/night cycles) along with the moon itself.
  • the flow of prana (life force energy) and apana (downward energy) into the reproductive organs and the digestive system
  • proper nourishment of the nervous and digestion systems
  • movement of your lymphatic system as it drains the reproductive system and encourages healthy menstrual flow, menopause, and immunity
  • your ability to handle stress and challenges without depletion
  • proper balance of hormones
Women’s Health relies on proper nutrition to support healthy hormone production. Regulation of these hormones is essential to understanding our optimal health from the Ayurvedic perspective.

Ayurveda Basics: What is Ayurveda?

What is does it mean to have vibrant health, live a meaningful life, and have a deep sense of peace, contentment, and purpose? Ayurveda means knowledge of life, and it originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. It is the oldest continuously practiced health care system in the world. T
he Ayurvedic (Sanskrit) term for health is “Svastha,” which literally translates to “established in the self.”
Today, we are applauded for being over-worked. We are taught that stress, anxiety, and exhaustion mean a job well done. Chronic diseases are viewed as a normal part of life and aging rather than a consequence. However, this could not be further from the truth. Imbalances feed disease and illnesses. Thus, true health is not based on being physically disease-free. Rather, it is based on the interaction of the body, mind, spirit, and senses infused with a lifelong sense of self or purpose, balanced life, and a vibrant spiritual connection.
Ayurveda embraces each person as an individual. Every person is born with a constitution for peak optimal health and wellness. Our lifestyles dictate whether we keep the balance or allow it to go awry, inevitably creating disease and illness. Ayurveda educates and inspires us to be well and to do well.
We will discuss the basics of Ayurveda:
  • The five elements and how they play apart in our optimal health and wellness
  • The twenty qualities (gunas) (AKA the ten pairs of opposites) and how they play a part in the doshas
  • The three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (balance vs. imbalance)
  • Doshas in: nature, climate, season, time of day and stage of life