Introduction to Ayurveda

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Introduction to Ayurveda

Time: October 23, 2011 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: High Desert Yoga
Street: 4600 Copper Avenue NE
City/Town: Albuquerque
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Phone: 505-232-9642
Event Type: yoga, intensive
Organized By: High Desert Yoga
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2011

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10/23 - 10/23/11

Melissa Spamer

Introduction to Ayurveda



Ayurveda means the “science of life”.  This workshop will give you a general overview of ayurvedic principles and how to apply them to the whole of your own life, as well as your yoga practice.

This workshop will include the following:

  • Ayurvedic theory based on the 5 elements
  • Gunas, or the 20 qualities of our material world
  • Doshas – Understanding your unique constitution of Vata, Pitta or Kapha
  • Agni – Our digestive intelligence & Ama – Accumulated toxins 
  • The importance of your dinacharya – daily routine

We will review the theory of the elements, as well as the gunas of these elements and apply them to your environment, diet, lifestyle and yoga asanas.  This will then lead us into an understanding our own unique constitution (or dosha).  The doshas will be described as well as ways that will create balance or imbalance.  Within our understanding of ayurveda it is important to have some knowledge about agni (our digestive intelligence) and ama (accumulated toxins).  We will learn the basics of how our own agni and ama really determines our state of health and well-being within our physical make-up based on doshic balance.    We will also learn the importance of a daily routine (dinacharya) and how to incorporate one that is best suited for your current lifestyle.  Within this daily routine the art of oleation will be described, specifically abyanga, or self-massage, which is especially important to help maintain muscle and joint fluidity for yoga practitioners.

Melissa Spammer, ERYT 500, LMT, Cert. Ayu. has been practicing yoga for almost twenty years and consistently teaching yoga for fourteen years.  Melissa is a graduate of the renowned Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She has been teaching on the principles of ayurveda for the past 4 years, and offers both ayurvedic consultations and treatments to bring balance to the body, mind and spirit.  She has completed extensive yoga studies and trainings in the US, Greece, India and Bali. Her approach to yoga is very intuitive and organic.  Melissa incorporates the principles of ayurveda in her teaching of yoga asana, merging the two sister sciences.


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