Tutor: Tarik Dervish
Date: 3rd July 2021
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
This workshop is for any serious student of Yoga. Tarik will be revising the basic principles of Ayurveda in the morning but some awareness of these principles will be an advantage as he will not have enough time to build the ground work and do this subject justice. Discover Rasayana and be inspired.
Rasayana Chikitsa or Rejuvenation Therapy is a very exciting area of Ayurveda that relates to many aspects of our lives. The quest for eternal youth is something that is perhaps has old as myth itself. We all have that instinct innately within us, perhaps because we fear death or perhaps we want to celebrate life for as long as we can.
Aims of the Morning
To revise the key concepts of Ayurveda with particular reference to its goal of Life preservation and rejuvenation.
To gain a better understanding of some key energy practices used in Hatha Yoga for Rasayana.
By the end of the morning, students will be able…
1. To discuss the basic principles of Ayurveda including
• 5 elements and 3 doshas (qualities/ functions/ locations)
• the concepts of initial Purification, RASAYANA, OJAS, TEJAS AND PRANA
2. To practice a range of Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha with an Ayurvedic perspective and particular reference to classical practices of Energy preservation recommended by the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Aims of the Afternoon
To apply the concept of Rasayana to every day foods and herbs for maximum benefit.
To enhance common meditative practices with Rasayana techniques.
By the end of the afternoon, students will be able…
3. To discuss everyday FOODS and HERBS related to RASAYANA
4. To practise a health enhancing and supportive Meditation PracticeOutline plan for the day
9.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Meditation and familiarisation (Breathing and Khechari Mudra)
10.15pm Asana with an Ayurvedic approach- Nourishing through Being
12.00pm Review of the basic principles of Ayurveda and the key principles Purification and RASAYANA
Elements/ Doshas and their essences OJAS, TEJAS AND PRANA.
Agni and Soma
1.45 Exploring the concept of RASAYANA with references to FOOD and HERBS.
3.15 Yoga Nidra for Rasayana followed by Pranayama and Mudra and Mantra practice
4.00 Chanting/ Feedback / Evaluation
In Yoga, it is said that what we are really seeking is to connect with our Eternal Self which can only really happen through long practice and the Grace of the divine. Ayurveda however, is much more practical that that. Ayurveda has gone to pains to explore exactly how we can maintain health and longevity by looking at the foods we eat and the way we live.
Rasayana is a vast and complicated area of Ayurveda that involves many layers but in this workshop we will explore some of the simplest every day techniques including practices discussed in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and some other ideas that I have encountered in other systems like Taoism and Chinese Medicine.
Tarik has been teaching Yoga for 20 years and
Ayurveda for 10 years. He is a DCT, BWY Diploma holder and also holds an
honours degree in Ayurveda. He specialises in building bridges between
the two practices to help improve health and wellbeing and create the
foundations for a deeper relationship with Self. He also runs an
Ayurvedic clinic in Central London.
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