3-day Ayurveda Workshop – August 3rd – 5th
Join us at Concordia Eco-Resort, St. John, for a beautiful weekend of self-discovery through Ayurvedic traditions. Ayurveda translates to mean the “Science of Life” and is truly a living experiential science that develops awareness and a deeper connection to self. Through the use of foods, herbs, yoga asana, massage, and practices, Ayurveda guides us towards balance and optimal health. This workshop will help you create a tool kit to maintain balance in your life and in your diet specific to your constitutional dosha (dominant elemental energies). Your Ayurvedic guides will be Maureen (Mo) Washburn, San Francisco, California; Jessica Rhodes, Sacramento, California; and Lindsey Chabot, St. John, USVI – all Certified Ayurvedic Practitioners.
- Ayurveda revealed – introducing Ayurveda including breathing, elements and doshas.
- Guided Yoga Asana – a gentle evening practice
- Dinner – Ayurvedic inspired with specific information about each dish and a discussion on food and recipes.
Saturday, August 4 – 8:00AM – 3:00PM
- Early morning Yoga Asana followed by tea and snack
- Ayurveda presented- gaining a deeper understanding of the doshas and the pulse
- Lunch – Eating for your constitution, more learnings about food, preparation and recipes
- Ayurveda explored – experiencing the senses…balancing your life with spices and essential oils
Sunday, August 5 – 8:00AM – 2:00PM
- Early morning Yoga Asana followed by tea and snack
- Ayurvedic practiced – learning about self care tools, oil pulling, salt scrubs & massage
- Hike down to Salt Pond Bay
- Lunch – Sensing and Balancing
You will be going home with:
Guided written instructions on balancing your life
Ways to incorporate yoga into your life, specific for your needs
Salt Scrub with essential oils
Resources for future needs
Concordia Eco Resorts
To make your retreat experience complete, we welcome you to stay the weekend at Concordia Eco-Resort. Take advantage of discounted accommodations available for this event, including Eco-Tents from $55 and Eco-Studios from $99 per night for all Puerto Rico, BVI, and USVI residents. Non-resident discounts are also available; please call Rosanne at 340-693-5855 for more information on package discounts for this event. or book your reservation at 800-392-9004 or 340-715-0500.
Surrounded by pristine US Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, Concordia Eco-Resort overlooks the Caribbean waters of Salt Pond Bay, Drunk Bay, and the Drake Passage. A variety of accommodations are perched like tree houses along the hillside, connected by elevated walkways to minimize impact and engage the surrounding flora and fauna. Low-impact construction, an extensive rain-water collection system, photovoltaic electric generation, and its recycling program make Concordia the perfect retreat for the eco-conscience traveler. For more information about Concordia visit their site by clicking on the following link.
Maureen (Mo) Washburn
Mo is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner who has been joyfully practicing at the dhyana Center since January 2011. Mo is deeply connected to facilitating self-awareness and self-care for those interested in transforming their lives into a greater state of balance.She listens compassionately to each client’s needs and approaches each client’s journey with creativity and care. She utilizes sessions as a space to not only assist her clients in change physically, but also as an opportunity to impart tools of taking care of one’s self out in the world.Whether its nourishment or stir that is needed, Mo’s attention to detail and ability to hold space for each person’s process creates an environment that is comfortable and safe for reflection and release.She practices Ayurvedic/Tibetan style pulse assessment, which guides conversation around current states of health and wellbeing. This lays the foundation for what types of food, remedies, and treatments are called for to support each client’s needs.
Jessica’s classes will support and uplift you, as she has a remarkable eye for spotting emotional and physical blocks through asana. Jess is a devotional teacher that draws from Pattahbi Jois’ Ashtanga , Sivananda, Power Vinyasa, Bhakti and Yin schools of thought. Yoga isn’t elite, she says, and it isn’t a perfect combination of lycra and spandex. Yoga is breath, yoga is life, and yoga is for all people – all faiths – all cultures – all sizes – and all bodies. Jess started seriously practicing yoga when she broke her back and was bedridden. Yoga brought joy and movement to her life again, and she now loves to bring it to others.
During her stay in India, Jess lived in both the Sivananda and Hari Om ashrams. These experiences afforded her the knowledge of practice, daily observances, and Ayurvedic background that enrich her classes around the world. Jessica has completed two 200-hour teacher training programs, one in Rishikesh, India focused on Pranayama, Chanting, Kriah, and Asana. She also completed a 200-hr Power Vinyasa Teacher Training Course in Sacramento, California. She is also a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and a Certified Massage Practitioner, and will be available for some one on one training, pulse diagnosis and massage therapy sessions while on St. John.
Lindsey went looking for something different after running a marathon in college. It was all over after going to her first Bikram yoga class. She immediately fell in love with the focused energy and self-discipline that yoga requires. The way that yoga makes you face yourself moment by moment has allowed her to know herself in great strength, and in moments of extreme weakness. She has since been exploring the many ways yoga changes….absolutely everything. Yoga quickly became something like taking a shower, you just DO IT. Having been lucky enough to practice in many different studios all over the country, Lindsey tries to absorb as much as possible and share it with friends, yogi’s and anyone who’s interested. She was trained and certified in Ashtanga by the late and great Larry Shultz and the amazing people at It’s Yoga, San Francisco in 2008. Also a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, Lindsey’s interest in wellness stretches way beyond the perfect pose. Well aware that her journey has just begun, she feels honored and blessed to be on it with the people of St. John. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about feeling good.
The fee for this three day workshop is $175; if paid for before July 25th, the early discount price is $150.
This fee includes – dinner on Friday, lunches on Saturday & Sunday, three yoga classes, salt scrub, written instructions and recipes.
Also available and highly recommended additional sessions and fees (limited space so please reserve your times early):
Ayurvedic Birth Pulse Assessment: Discover your constitution – 30 minutes – $40
Ayurvedic Nutrition and Wellness: Consultation including Birth Pulse Assessment and how to eat for your dosha – 60 minutes – $60
Chakra Reading: Deepen your understanding of your emotions and how they impact your body – 30 minutes – $40
Personalized yoga plan: Customized yoga practice based on your body type, condition and wellness goals – 30 minutes – $40
Ayurvedic Package: Includes your choice of three of the above sessions: 90 minutes – $100
Ayurvedic Massage: Specific to your needs for 90 minutes $125 or $250 for six hand massage (limited space available)
TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP – CALL NANCY AT 340-775-0533
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