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Introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda The Practice of Union and Longevity

For all levels.

Ayurveda is the quest for longevity, and yoga is the quest for uniting with self. These two wisdom traditions born in India have been practiced side by side for more than 5,000 years. The daily self-care practices of Ayurveda were designed to support people in seeking the path of yoga.

Whether you are a beginner wanting to launch a yoga practice or a seasoned practitioner hoping to learn more about how Ayurveda can take your practice to the next level, this program includes

  • Yoga warm-ups to lubricate the joints, foundational yoga postures, cleansing breathing practices, and grounding meditations
  • A discussion of the eight limbs of yoga philosophy: the basic yogic framework for exploring body, breath, mind, and heart
  • An exploration of the three Ayurvedic doshas; vata, pitta, and kapha
  • Ways to apply the ancient Ayurvedic wisdom to contemporary life, including tools for sound sleep, easeful digestion, seasonal eating, and nervous system support
  • Time outdoors to connect directly with the elements that support your health and well-being.

Recommended reading Kate O’Donnell, Everyday Ayurveda: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well and Richard Faulds, Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat.

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Kripalu Yoga

Nourishing Practices for the New Year, with Erin Casperson and Micah Mortali


Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools and longtime Kripalu Yoga teacher, has been leading groups in wilderness and corporate settings for more than 15 years.

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Erin Casperson is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga teacher.

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