Seminars at The Ayurvedic Instiute
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2016 Seminars

The Smokeless Flame of Attention: Spiritual Healing through Mantra and Meditation
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Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
January 22 – 24, 2016

“Through meditation and yogic practice, one can become liberated and realized while living in the body.” – Vasant Lad

Smokeless Flame of Attention Seminar with Vasant Lad, MAScMantra—a syllable, word, or group of words that illuminate consciousness, bringing clarity, understanding, stillness, peace, and prolonged concentration—convey a message to the body, mind and spirit that is beyond the scope of the intellectual or verbal mind. Ayurveda uses certain sounds for healing, and certain mantras have the hidden potential to unfold the heart’s truth and bring happiness, bliss, and enlightenment through their incredible power of healing and transformation.

Meditation plays a most important part in daily life and is a powerful tool to help maintain health. While the dictionary says that the term meditation means "to think, to ponder, to go through and examine," this definition does not impart the profound meaning of the word at all. Meditation is an action of clear perception, an observation with total awareness and without any conclusion, judgment, or criticism. Meditation opens the door to higher consciousness and changes the qualities of one’s individual consciousness.

Spend a weekend delving into the profound realm of awareness, consciousness, mantra, and meditation with Vasant Lad. Discover your Prakruti Sound®, the mantra of your genetic code that vibrates in your cells and leads to inner peace. Explore the mantra purusha, a map of the physical body and its corresponding seed sounds. Learn techniques of meditation to incorporate into a life-changing daily practice, and end the weekend with a healing agni hotra, a special fire ceremony done at sunrise or sunset.

Pricing
$346.50 Members, seniors, graduates
$385 Standard enrollment

To register, call our office at (505) 291-9698 then press "0" to talk to our staff. Payment in full is due at time of enrollment.

Certificate of Completion for 12 contact hours is provided.

 

Delicious Cooking for Long Life
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Usha and Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
February 26 – 28, 2016

Ayurvedic Cooking Seminar with Usha and Vasant Lad, MAScProper diet, exercise, and lifestyle promote balance and lead to a long, healthy life. Ayurveda offers a logical approach for determining a correct diet based upon an individual's constitution. This approach is quite different from the current Western definition of a balanced diet, based on eating proportionately from various food groups. Ayurveda believes that understanding the individual is the key to finding a truly balanced diet. It teaches that agni in the digestive tract is the main gate through which nutrients enter the tissues and then pass along to individual cells, maintaining the life functions.

In this intimate weekend seminar with Usha and Vasant Lad, learn how to create wholesome, well-balanced meals that nourish the body, mind and spirit by gaining familiarity with individual and seasonal dietary considerations. Understand factors such as proper food combining and preparation, the best use of oils, herbs and spices, and how cooking and eating can become a spiritual practice in one’s daily life. Through lecture and hands-on demonstrations, learn how to set up an Ayurvedic kitchen and pantry, and prepare and share a delicious Ayurvedic meal as a group.

Pricing
$355.50 Members, seniors, graduates
$395 Standard enrollment

To register, call our office at (505) 291-9698 then press "0" to talk to our staff. Payment in full is due at time of enrollment.

Certificate of Completion for 12 contact hours is provided.


 

Ayurvedic Secrets for Ageless Beauty Using Proper Diet, Lifestyle, Herbs and Marma
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Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
April 13, 2016

Secrets for Ageless Beauty Seminar with Vasant Lad, MAScAyurveda considers beauty to be an expression of your inner being with pure awareness, which is maintained as a state of balance in body, mind and spirit. Join us for this weekend seminar and learn how to enhance and express beauty using an Ayurvedic approach. Find out how to make proper dietary and lifestyle choices that support your unique constitution and bring vibrant health to the entire body. Explore Ayurvedic herbal therapies for glowing skin, sparkling eyes, and healthy nails. An afternoon of practicum guides you through both giving and receiving a rejuvenating 14-point Marma massage of the face, and a morning of pranayama practice introduces an ancient yogic technique for cultivating physical, mental and emotional vitality. 

The key to attaining and maintaining ageless beauty lies in unfolding the inner state of Awareness that shines from the inside out. Join Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, and learn how the ancient Vedic science of Ayurveda, with its attention to balance of body, mind and spirit, can help unfold this beauty in your life.

Pricing
$346.50 Members, seniors, graduates
$385 Standard enrollment

To register, call our office at (505) 291-9698 then press "0" to talk to our staff. Payment in full is due at time of enrollment.

Certificate of Completion for 12 contact hours is provided.

 

Palmistry Paves the Path of Perfection: Your Life is in Your Hands
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Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
May 1315, 2016

Palmistry Seminar with Vasant Lad, MAScFor those who can read it, the topography of the palm provides a map to understanding the physiological and psychological landscape of an individual. Through lecture and practicum, Vasant Lad leads us through understanding the palm as an alternative diagnostic tool, revealing how to recognize and interpret significant lines, mounds, moles, shapes and even planetary influences.

This knowledge of the palm’s external landscape, which has intrigued people for thousands of years, has the ability to shed light on an individual’s internal landscape.

bulletWhy might certain patterns of behavior and thought be difficult to break?
bulletWhat are the individual’s unique strengths and potential weaknesses?
bulletWhich subtle therapies may best serve a client – or yourself – in the journey towards health and wholeness?

Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician, will move us through the subtleties of seeing the palm in a new light.

Pricing
$346.50 Members, seniors, graduates
$385 Standard enrollment

To register, call our office at (505) 291-9698 then press "0" to talk to our staff. Payment in full is due at time of enrollment.

Certificate of Completion for 12 contact hours is provided.

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