Tutor: Tarik Dervish
Date: 1st August 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
AYURVEDIC DIET AND LIFESTYLE TARIK DERVISH
Ayurveda is often mentioned as the sister science to yoga. Certainly, having some understanding of the subject is beneficial to appreciating yoga on a deeper more personal level.
Tarik is an experienced yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner and teacher trainer who has the ability to communicate the vast subject of Ayurveda in an approachable and simplified way, providing easy access to these profound teachings.
ABOUT THE DAY
Ayurveda has become incredibly glamorous in recent years but what it has to teach couldn't be less so. Yoga teaches us that what we seek is who we really are. Ayurveda, on the other hand, celebrates the mundane. It is concerned with the routines of our daily lives. What, how and when we eat and drink, how and when we move and even our bowel movements are a deep source of interest. It asserts that we ignore these details at our own peril.
We sometimes forget that we are really just animals, a part of nature like everything else and yet we resist this truth and struggle against ourselves. Ayurveda reminds us that living with nature rather than acting against it, is in our best interest. Managing our daily routines is the most important thing we can do for our health. Much more than taking any herb or having treatments.
Eating and living well is like coming home, a reminder of where we belong and have always belonged. Ayurveda teaches us that if we don't get in the way of ourselves, it is possible to create a stable, wholesome platform from which we can build towards the stars. If we struggle against it, we experience greater suffering than is necessary.
By the end of this workshop, you will:
1. be more familiar with the basic principles of Ayurveda
2. apply those basic principles to the food we eat
3. appreciate the philosophical premise on which Ayurveda is set especially with regard to the four pillars: Dharma/ Artha. Kama and Moksha
4. critically assess your own daily routines
The day will run from 10am to 4pm with 45 minute lunch break and two 15 minute breaks.
After many years of meditation practice and some time abroad, I started practising Classical Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in London. I gained a broad foundation in all the main doctrines of Yoga, including Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Karma Yoga, philosophy and Mantra. I took this foundation to the next stage of my journey and went on to explore Asana more deeply with Iyengar Yoga teachers. At this time in my life, I was so inspired by this approach that I trained to become a teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in London but pulled out after almost two years because in my heart I knew that Iyengar wasn’t the right path for me because I missed the spiritual tenets of my earlier training. I spent a lot of time soul searching and teaching in Ashrams in India and America and eventually returned to the integral model of Yoga teaching which I have largely maintained to this day. I decided to become a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher to gain a national recognised qualification and provide me with the space to use a variety of techniques that I had learned over the years. I have stayed with the BWY ever since.
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