While not often taught as part of yoga practice, my friend Dr. Kamlesh, an Ayurvedic physician, is coming to Hawaii to teach a 2-week “Ayurvedic Nutrition Advisor” course along with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. The course will offer participants a chance to experience the healing benefits of Ayurvedic nutrition, plus daily yoga and meditation.
Certification at the end of the workshop will allow participants to add “Ayurveda Nutrition Advisor” to their own resume. Yoga teachers will be able to include Ayurvedic Nutrition to their instruction in a Holistic Yoga Lifestyle.
Dr. Kamlesh and his staff will teach Ayurvedic philosophy, diagnosis of health conditions, the three principle doshas (or body types) – Vata, Pitta and Kapha – as well as preparing simple, delicious Ayurvedic cuisine appropriate for the different doshas.
Balancing the three doshas or energies of the body can dramatically increase health and longevity, said Dr. Kamlesh.
The yoga teachers at the course will be led by Srinivisan, Yoga Acharya (spiritual teacher), of the Eastern USA Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. They will demonstrate how the daily practice of yoga asanas (postures), meditation and pranayama (deep breathing), work hand in hand with Ayurvedic nutrition to create a healthy lifestyle.
The 2-week intensive is being held at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort on Banyan Drive in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, from Oct. 16-30, 2011, with rooms available so students can immerse themselves in the Gurukula teaching system, living and learning with the teachers. For complete details and prices for the workshop, see www.kamleshayurveda.com/ana.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries