Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop

Why combine Yoga & Ayurveda?

Have you ever wondered why you sometimes leave your yoga practice with a big smile and other days completely exhausted? Or why you are some days able to completely let go and relax in savasana while on other days you are restless until the end?

With Ayurveda this can quite easily being explained as one of the main views is Ayurveda is that we are all unique, all different and different people need a different yoga practice. From this point of view you can imagine the close relationship between Yoga & Ayurveda. Yes, it’s for a good reason that we call these Indian traditions ‘sister sciences’.

What do you learn?

In this session specially designed for Yoga Studio Leiden’s Selfcare Sunday you will be introduced to the basic principles of Ayurveda. What does Ayurveda stand for and how can you balance your unique mind-body constitution with Ayurveda are the topics we will discuss before the break .

After this introduction in Ayurveda we will dive deeper into combining the sister sciences Yoga & Ayurveda. Why are they inseparable? And how can viewing Yoga through Ayurvedic glasses invigorate and improve your practice? You will get to know what asanas (postures) are best for your particular birth constitution (prakruti) and current imbalance (vikruti), but above all you will learn how you can adjust your yoga practice according to your needs at that particular moment.

We will discuss:

  • Origin of Ayurveda

  • 3 Doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha)

  • 20 Gunas (the 20 qualities and the principle of “like increases like”)

  • 7 Dhatus (7 bodily tissues)

  • Prakruti & Vikruti

  • Asana (posture) recommendations for each Dosha

  • Recommended adjustments for your prakruti (birth constitution) or vikruti (current imbalance)

However, as experience is the best knowledge you can gain a yoga practice in which you discover the Doshas is included.

At the end of the workshop you will walk away with a basic understanding of supporting your own yoga practice with Ayurveda.

Dates & Locations

Sunday 8 March (15-17) – Studio OM (Leiden)