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Summer Self-Care Saturday: The Ancient Science of Ayurveda for Health + Healing

  • Lotus Healing Centre 232A Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC, 29403 United States (map)

Ayurveda is an ancient science of self-healing that originated many centuries ago in India and is practiced throughout the world today. It is a sacred system rooted in simple, common-sense principles that help us to bring our bodies back into balance- leading us to live longer, healthier and fuller lives.  

This 2.5 hour workshop is about taking small steps to create an ongoing lifestyle that fosters self-care, wellness, and self-love. The way you start your day inevitably sets the tone for how you’ll spend it. Join Jennifer Byrne (MPH, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner) and Abigail McClam (Holistic Bodywork Practitioner) on Saturday, August 4th to learn what elements make up an Ayurvedic daily routine, their benefits, and how you can start cultivating healthy habits. inspired by ancient traditions of healers and yogis. 

Hands-on techniques will be shared and practiced in class. Together, Jennifer and Abigail aim to inspire you to embrace Summer-Self-Care with tangible resources chosen to help you create lasting healthy habits, including:

Dosha Quiz: 
Find out your unique mind-body type, and learn how to tell if you are out of balance

Daily Ayurveda Self-Care (Dinacharya): 
Learn the basic tips and tools for creating a morning routine that creates balance, removes toxins, and inspires you to make healthy decisions throughout the day.

Guided Breathing Exercise (Pranayama): 
Breathing exercises can be a simple way to reset, clear the mind, and reduce stress

Herbal Support:
Learn about gentle herbs and herbal teas that soothe and nourish the body, support digestion and help you sleep.

Self-Care Massage (Abhyanga): 
Learn step-by-step instructions on the ancient art of self-massage! Known in Ayurveda as abhyanga, this practice is the perfect way to nourish, moisturize, and bring comfort and balance to your whole body. Dosha specific oils will be discussed to be sure you choose the best oil for balancing your body composition. 

*Class also includes an Ayurvedic Self-Care Kit: a sample-sized dosha-specific massage oil, a sample-sized "Daily Swish" oil, a copper tongue scraper, digestive herbal tea, pink Himalayan rock salt, a guide to creating your own daily self-care routine, and a crystal therapy stone to take home.