Yoga Vacation Program
May 30 — June 1, 2024

Ayurvedic Psychology: Personality Types & Tendencies

Whole-Body Healing with Subtle Therapies

Sandhiya Ramaswamy

Are you a butterfly, a bull or an elephant?

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 of aromatherapy, color therapy, and sound (mantra). 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.

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

The presentations associated with this Yoga Vacation Program begin with an 8pm satsang on the first day of the program and conclude with a 90-minute noon workshop on the last day of the program.  Click here to read more about the Yoga Vacation Program details and view the ashram schedule for yoga classes and meals during your stay. We suggest you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your program for the optimal experience.

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 work with your subtle energy centers of healing & transformation through the scared vibration of sound (mantra)
  • How to balance the Doshas using aroma and color therapy

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).

Sandhiya Ramaswamy is the founder of Alchemy Ayurveda. She is an Ayurveda practitioner, educator, chef, and retreat leader. She is a Master Teacher at the California College of Ayurveda and a professional member of the National Ayurveda Medical Association at the Ayurvedic Doctor level. For nearly a decade she has guided hundreds of clients, students, and community members to elevate their health and well-being through a holistic blend of Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, spiritual retreats, and the sacred art of cooking.

evening satsang
Ayurveda Psychology – Personality Part 1 – Elemental Personality & Gunas

afternoon workshop
Ayurveda Psychology – Chakras
Receive expert guidance on how to work with your subtle energy centers of healing & transformation primarily through the scared vibration of sound (mantra).

evening satsang
Ayurveda Psychology – Personality Part 2 – Doshic Personality Archetypes

afternoon workshop
Ayurveda Psychology – Subtle therapies, Powerful Healing
Explore the powerful effects of aroma and color therapy to balance the Doshas.

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