The Seven Gates
Shirodhara, Netra Tarpana, Nasya & Home Therapies
In this weekend intensive you will learn ayurvedic treatments for the neck up. This includes home therapies such as herbal eyewash, and breathing practices that you can do yourself or teach to your clients. Ancient purification therapies such as netra tarpana (eye purification) and nasya (sinus cleansing) work to open and clear the pathways in the body and mind. You will learn both of these over the weekend intensive. In addition, you will learn a powerful therapy for the nervous system called shirodhara where warm medicinal oils are poured over the third eye.
Theory: Prana, Tejas, Ojas
Ayurveda teaches that with proper cleansing we can purify the senses (e.g., sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch). In doing so, we gain insight into the function of our body. We can also help to regulate prana, tejas and ojas. Prana is the life force. We can influence the flow of prana into our body by keeping the seven gates (eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth) pure, and by recognizing imbalance (chronic mucus, inflammation, etc) should it manifest. Tejas is the fire of the intellect. Imbalanced tejas can be observed and treated through the eyes. Ojas is the sap, essence, and immune system in the body. Learn its function and how to restore it from a deficient state using specific home therapies, internal herbs and diet.
Applications: Shirodhara, Pichu, Netra Tarpana, Nasya, Herbal Eye Wash, Trataka
Learn clinical treatments and home practices that you can share with your clients that purify the body from the neck up. Master traditional protocols and learn how to apply them in a modern setting. This weekend is heavily experiential, and explores some of the more esoteric concepts in ayurveda and yoga. It begins with an overview of prana, and specific cleansing breathing practices that purify the seven gates. Then, you will learn healthy morning practices that cleanse the senses and maintain ojas. Finally, you will learn therapies such as shirodhara (treatment for nervous system disorders such as exhaustion, fatigue, insomnia), pichu (cloth soaked in oil for chronic headache and over thinking), netra tarpana (clinical treatment for eye conditions), nasya (nasal cleansing) herbal eye wash (home therapy for cleansing the eyes), trataka (meditation practice for cleansing the eyes)
Herbal Requirements: Traditional Oils And Herbs
Over the weekend, you will learn which medicinal oils are best for shirodhara and pichu, and why. You will also learn how to identify which oils are best for which clients, and how to blend herbs for eye washes.
When: April 7th – 9th
Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm