Yoga Vacation Program
April 10 — 12, 2023

Ayurvedic Psychology

Metabolizing Emotion and Experience

Paul Dugliss

Understand who you are through the Ayurvedic lens of Doshas (constitutional archetypes) and Gunas (states of psycho-spiritual development). Learn to balance your tendencies through the subtle yet powerful Ayurvedic therapies. Come to this program and leave with a better understanding of your energetic body and who you are. Take home Ayurvedic healing modalities to stay in optimal balance for your unique personality. Discover how to go beyond understanding why something happened to you and why you react the way that you do to how to master your mind and emotions so that your experiences improve you without dragging you down.

Offered as 2 satsangs and 2 workshops (subject to change)

Why you should partake in this program?

Everyone deserves happiness, longevity, and progression toward higher consciousness. While few disciplines offer a comprehensive approach to all of these aspirations, Ayurveda shows the way to a healthy, joyful, and spiritual life.

Ayurveda is an especially effective practice for multi-faceted healing. When you can fully metabolize your emotions and reactions to life’s challenges, you are on the path to inner growth and spiritual fulfillment. Ayurvedic psychology offers techniques for the smooth integration of life’s experiences, especially on the mental and emotional levels. Learn the foundations of these keys as well as their practical applications for your daily life.

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
  • Definitions of the doshic personality archetypes, elemental tendencies according to Ayurveda
  • How to determine your personality type and tendencies
  • How to balance your doshas and live in sync with the cycles of nature around you
  • Understanding mind-body medicine at the deepest level and the role consciousness plays in health and healing
  • Gain expertise in self-care and methods of prevention that improve longevity, immunity, and quality of life

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).

Paul Dugliss, MD, practices Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic counseling, and internal medicine. He is the author of many books, including Ayurveda: The Power to Heal; Patanjali in the Light: A New Paradigm for Understanding the Yoga Sutras; Enlightened Nutrition; Capturing the Bliss: Ayurveda and the Yoga of Emotions; The Myth of Cholesterol; and Yoga and Ayurveda. Dr. Dugliss is the founder, director, and academic dean of New World Ayurveda School, an organization that provides online training in this comprehensive system of natural medicine and teaches Heartbased Meditation in workshops and retreats worldwide.

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