Ayurveda- A Radical Journey in Self-Care
with Jessica Rhodes and Lindsey Chabot
March 22nd through 24th
$250, includes food!
$220 if paid before March 8th
To register, contact Lindsey at 340-201-6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online at EventSpot.
Register for this Do Yoga St. John event with EventSpot and receive a gift card for one free yoga class at Concordia. The gift card is good for any regular class with any teacher and is transferable. Your card will be given to you at the event.
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 Jessica Rhodes, Sacramento, California; and Lindsey Chabot, St. John, USVI – Certified Ayurvedic Practitioners and Yoga teachers.
Friday, March 22nd– 5:00 – 9:00PM
- Ayurveda revealed – introducing Ayurveda including breathing, elements and doshas.
- Guided Yoga Asana – a cleansing evening practice
- Dinner – Ayurvedic inspired with specific information about each dish and a discussion on food and recipes.
Saturday, March 23rd– 8:00AM – 2:00PM
- Early morning Yoga Asana followed by tea and snack
- Tools for YOU: Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry & gaining a deeper understanding of the doshas and the pulse as they relate to emotions you experience and problems you face
- 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, March 24th– 8:00AM – 3:00PM
- 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: Scrub
- Lunch – Sensing and Balancing: Come up with a practical set of ways to bring these tools to your life
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
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 here.
Jess’s classes will support and uplift you. Jess is an Ayurvedic practitioner and devotional teacher that draws from Pattabhi Jois’ Ashtanga, Sivananda, Power Vinyasa, Bhakti and Yin schools of thought. Roll these powerful practices into a Yoga Therapy background, and she makes it accessible and available for all.
“Yoga isn’t elite,” she says, “ Yoga is breath, yoga is life, and yoga is for all people – all faiths – all cultures – all sizes – and all bodies.” The same goes with Ayurveda. Jess started seriously practicing yoga when she broke her back and was bedridden.
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, ayurvedic history, and legend that enrich her classes in Sacramento. Jessica has completed two 200-hour teacher training programs, one in Rishikesh, India focused on Pranayama, Chanting, Kriya, and Asana. She also completed a 200-hr Power Vinyasa Teacher Training in Sacramento. She will complete a supplemental 700 hour training in Yoga Therapy in the summer of 2013.
Jess is the Director of Development and Outreach champion at the Yoga Seed Collective, a non profit working to heal and unite the community through the power of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. She is also an Ayurvedic practitioner serving the Sacramento community with private consultations and group classes.
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.
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 reserved 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 four hand massage (limited space available)