Meet The Poses with Isvari Verre, E-RYT
Back by popular demand! This series explores the individual classes of yoga asana with a different class of poses each week. We will look in depth at: standing poses, inversions, arm balances, backbends, forward bends, hip openers and twists. Learn optimal alignment in poses you are already doing so you can learn poses that you never thought you could do.
5 Week Series: Tuesdays, starts April 24,
from 7:30-9 p.m.; $60 ($45 by April 17)
with Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati, RYT 500
Feel refreshed, lose weight, boost your immune system, and have more energy while you learn about how yoga and nutrition clean and balance the body’s systems. Join Swami Jaya Devi and get your body back on track with a Ten Day Yoga Detox. Full package includes: mini workshops, daily yoga class, special 10-day healing meditation, breathwork, nutrition, semi-fast, herbal liver and colon cleanses, massage, reiki, and more! read more>
Ten Day Program: May 11-21
Ayurvedic Remedy for Grief
Ashoka is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy to keep the seeds of grief from planting themselves in your heart. In Sanskrit “a” means non- and “shoka” means grief. Ashoka is one of the divya aushadhis, the divine herbs. It is purely sattvic and through these qualities instills peace and purification on all levels. Because of its sattvic connection to the divine energies, ashoka has the effect of removing grief from our hearts. It is not the physical properties, per se, but the spiritual energy of this tree which allows the grief to be removed. The spiritual light of ashoka is described like the golden light of the soul. When you ingest ashoka it enlivens sattva within you, which is the light of consciousness. The seeds of dukha – suffering – are removed as the vibration of light is increased. Any spiritual practice that increases the light of consciousness will remove dukha. Ashoka Tea is a physical means of supplementing your spiritual practice and keeping the mind and the heart filled with light and awareness. Plus the tea is comforting and tastes good. Ashoka’s energetics are:
- Rasa (taste): astringent, bitter
- Virya (action): cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent
- Doshas (constitutions): Tridoshic, most balancing for pitta and kapha.
Ashoka Milk Tea:
8 cups water
6 teaspoons ashoka powder
4 cups milk, almond milk, or any milk you like
¼ - ½ cup maple syrup or raw sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Boil ashoka and water and simmer, covered for 20 minutes. While ashoka is simmering, heat milk,
sweetener and vanilla in a separate pot, but do not boil. After 20 minutes, combine milk and tea
together. Serves 8. Drink 1 - 2x/day until grief subsides. It is good to drink before bed if you are having trouble sleeping.