Experiential Course
November 8 — 12, 2023

Ayurvedic Detoxification

A Replenishing Autumn Retreat

Dr. Marisa Jackson-Kinman (Sri Devi)
Registration is closed for this course.
Tuition: $495

Ayurveda teaches that no two people are alike. We each have unique needs which, when understood and met, allow us to live balanced, harmonious lives. Ultimately, this sets the stage for achieving inner peace.

But what does this mean for you? Which is best for you – to purify or to nourish?

  • Purification rids you of toxins (which Ayurveda calls ama), and nourishment restores vigor and vitality.

How can you determine which is most suited to you, and how can you accomplish this gently and safely on a daily basis?

According to Ayurveda, proper diet and lifestyle are key, along with understanding what makes you uniquely you. In this program…

  • You will learn basic principles of Ayurveda along with…
  • the Ayurvedic approach to diet and lifestyle
  • We will share meals together which will be suitable for purification and/or nourishment, as each person requires.
  • We will learn important lifestyle practices to support you in maintaining optimal health all the days of your life.

As we embrace and apply fundamental Ayurvedic principles, we will explore how doing so reveals our true inner nature – which is pure love, pure joy, and interconnectedness.

This program is for you if you would like to:

  • Cleanse your system with a healthy, time tested detox option
  • Reduce springtime allergies and colds
  • Jump start your weight loss journey
  • Improve your digestion
  • Clear up your skin
  • Improve achy joints and labored breathing
  • Boost your immunity and prevent future disease
  • Maintain your good health

Leave this retreat with an incredible Ayurvedic toolkit involving:

  • An understanding of the intimate connections between spirituality and medicine
  • How emotions manifest in the body as aftereffects of the mind
  • How to use Ayurveda as a program to regularly detoxify, properly nourish, and feel great
  • The fundamentals of Ayurveda as a detox diet that nourishes the body, cleansing internally without deprivation or mental anguish
  • A holistic Ayurvedic approach that truly encapsulates the definition of Ayurveda as “Science of Life”
  • Basic Ayurvedic principles that will help you live your life according to your body’s specific needs
  • How to determine your dosha and eat for your dosha
  • How to understand and synchronize with the kala chakra or the rhythms of nature

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine that originated in India more than 3,000 years ago! Derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge), Ayurveda translates to the knowledge or science of life.

The system of Ayurveda attributes disease to imbalances in a person’s consciousness. It prescribes treatments unique to the individual’s bodily constitution (Prakriti) based upon the 3 life forces or Doshas: movement (Vata), metabolism (Pitta), and nourishment (Kapha).

What are the benefits of Ayurveda?

The primary focus of following Ayurvedic principles in everyday life (including in diet, sleep habits, daily routines, physical fitness, etc.) is to find and maintain balance between the body, mind, spirit and the environment through an internal purification process accompanied by a dosha-specific diet, herbal remedies, yoga, and meditation. Treatment aids the individual by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing metabolism and resistance to disease, quietening mental anguish and bringing harmony to all areas of life. Knowledge of Ayurveda helps one to maintain general health and wellbeing long-term by allowing one to treat imbalances as they occur and before they manifest as greater problems to worry about (such as serious illnesses).

Dr. Marisa Jackson-Kinman is a Doctor of Ayurveda and Senior Faculty at the California College of Ayurveda, where she was awarded the esteemed title of Ayurvedacharya in June 2021. Dr. Marisa has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda since 2002. In addition, she is a Sivananda Certified Yoga Teacher, a Specialist in Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, and a Panchakarma Specialist.

She is the author of the children’s book Ayurveda Chronicles: The Adventures of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, an edutainment book in which the basic principles of Ayurveda are presented in the form of a magical adventure story. Additional books in the series will be available very soon.

Dr. Marisa’s life-long passion is to bring sacred healing to her students, patients, and the global community. This passion inspires her to teach Ayurveda and Yoga programs and write children’s books on Ayurveda, hoping that it will contribute towards a more peaceful, healthy, and loving world. ​​

Your course schedule has been designed by the presenter to provide a holistic educational experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram’s daily programs. Lines in bold type indicate required course times.

Morning and Evening Satsang: community gatherings for meditation, chanting & teachings; sometimes a silent beach walk.

Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes: available on outdoor ocean and bayfront platforms (beginner and intermediate levels offered twice daily).

DAY 1:

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
11:00am Ashram Welcome & History Tour (meets at Reception)
11:30am Inauguration Ceremony
12:00-3:00pm Course session
4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner together
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

DAY 2 – DAY 4:

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch together
11:00am-12:00pm Karma Yoga/Free Time
12:00-3:00 pm Course session
4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00 pm Dinner together
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

DAY 5 (Last Day):

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch together
11:00am-12:00pm Karma Yoga/Free Time
12:00 to 2:30 pm Course session
3:00pm Graduation Ceremony
4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

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