Introduction to Ayurveda workshop with
Dr. Deepa Apte
Full day workshop including Ayurvedic lunch
Date: Saturday 14th May 2022
Time: 10.00am - 16.00pm GMT UK
Join in-person at The Flame centre or online
Ayurveda is a complete way of life. As a holistic health system comprising diet, yoga, massage, detoxification, herbal remedies, meditation and daily lifestyle, Ayurveda improves not only a person's health, but also their well being, behavior and state of mind. This one day workshop provides a clear understanding of Ayurveda and its basic principles. This is a very useful workshop for someone who is starting off with Ayurveda or for alternative health practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge for Ayurveda.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old Indian holistic medical science based on a deep understanding about the human body as a whole, encompassing the mind, spirit, and emotions. It embraces medical science, philosophy, psychology as well as astrology and astronomy. Yoga and meditation, now widely embraced by westerners, are both key parts of Ayurveda. However, one does not need to subscribe to the spiritual beliefs on which it is based in order to benefit from it.
The central principle of Ayurvedic science is that we are all unique with an individual constitution, and our own physical and psychological nature. Hence the Ayurvedic approach treats all aspects of a person, as anything that affects the mind will affect the body. The Sanskrit word Ayurveda, means the science or wisdom of life.
It is one of the few sciences that treats the individual through a thorough assessment of a person’s unique makeup and circumstances. The individual is examined within the broader context of their life and all factors influencing their wellbeing are taken into consideration. The success of the Ayurvedic tradition comes through the promotion of balanced living and is founded on the principle that nothing functions in isolation.
While it is an ancient science from an ancient culture, in today’s throwaway and quick fix culture, the perennial wisdom of seeing the individual as a whole and as part of his or environment, is fundamental to long term, sustainable wellbeing and happiness.
The Vedas are the sacred scriptures of Hinduism. They were composed thousands of years ago, by several seers. Some of the hymns in the Vedas may be 5000-6000 years old, or even older. Hindus believe that the Vedas are eternal and vibrate eternally in the higher realms of the world of Brahman. They manifest at the beginning of every cycle of creation for the welfare of the world.
The Vedas help humans to know their essential nature, and return from their embodied, limited state as bound souls (jivas) to their eternal state as liberated souls.
Brief course content and what you will learn on the full day workshop:
Introduction and history of Ayurveda
The Ayurvedic healing system
Objectives and principles of Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology
The three Doshas and how to find out ones body constitution.
Body Constitution; balance (Prakriti) and imbalance (Vikriti) in Ayurveda.
Five main lines of treatment in Ayurveda.
Understanding Ayurvedic diet and nutrition to suit ones Dosha type
Understanding Lifestyle approach to suit ones Dosha type
Simple detox suggestions
In partnership with:
Dr Deepa Apté MBBS (India), YLA, BYV, ITEC, MICHT is a fully qualified Indian medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery, India), a qualified Yoga teacher (specialising in Hatha Yoga and the Sivananda tradition) and a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. Dr Deepa is a former external Examiner for a Masters degree accredited by Middlesex University.
In 2013 she was personally awarded the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award by CAMExpo, the UK’s leading exhibition provider for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and in 2014 the Outstanding Achievements Award at the APCTC (Association for Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants).
She lectures widely on Ayurveda and Yoga (both in the UK and Germany) and regularly writes articles for, and features in, magazines and the press (e.g. "Health & Fitness" magazine, "She" magazine, Holland and Barrett's "Healthy" magazine and "Today's Therapist" magazine). After having run successful practices in India and Germany, she now runs her practice from The Ayurveda Pura Health Spa & Beauty Centre, London where she offers Ayurvedic consultations, individual Yoga sessions and workshops.
Dr. Deepa's expertise also lies deep in her lineage and authentic roots. Born in India, she has 30+ years experience consulting and sharing Ayurveda. She believes that in the the modern world it is vitally important to share the original knowledge of Ayuverda in order for individuals to foster a balanced way of living.