Events

Vata balancing

Ayurvedic Workshop for Balancing Vata 

January 21, 2024

Learn Ayurvedic daily routines, diet, and lifestyle practices that we can do on and off the mat to create balance, warmth, and to stay grounded. This workshop includes a gentle Ayurvedic vata balancing yoga session. You will leave with a one-page document with seasonal guidelines. Seasonal Ayurvedic treat and vata balancing herbal tea is included.

Location: Sky Pond 118 Rocky Road Apex NC 27523

Time: 1pm-3:30pm

stress relief rejuvenation

Stress Relief & Rejuvenation

February 25, 2024

Participants will be guided in the Ayurvedic ancient healing technique of abhyanga, self-oil massage, using organic oils and focusing on releasing tension. Abhyanga can provide calm during times of uncertainty, soothe anxiety, improve sleep, stimulate circulation, and provide grounding.  The Sanskrit word for oil is snehana, which also translates to love. This healing self-massage method promotes self-love.  While the oil soaks in, enjoy an extended yoga nidra to promote deep physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We will finish with breathing practices to calm the nerves and relax the mind. 

Location: Sky Pond 118 Rocky Road Apex NC 27523

Time: 10am-12pm 

Rise

RISE-Kripalu’s Signature Approach to Resiliency 

March 7 & 8, 2024

In this two day retreat you will be introduced to the core concepts of RISE, Kripalu’s signature resilience-building program. Through accessible practices of meditation, breath, and gentle movement, learn how to:

  • Navigate stress with skill to avoid burnout
  • Build positivity, productivity, and mental clarity
  • Improve stress resilience in the moment and over time

Anchored in the science of mindfulness, yoga and positive psychology, the RISE curriculum balances practice, research, and real-world application. Published research on RISE has shown that participants sustained a boost in mindfulness, empowerment, and resilience, as well as a 32% reduction in day-to-day stress levels. Return home or back to your office more mindful and with experiences you can easily apply to your life.

Location: Sky Pond 118 Rocky Road Apex NC 27523

What is included: 

  • Catered lunch both days with vegan and gluten free options
  •  Restorative yoga class on March 7th with guest yoga instructor Meadow DeFosche- Christ, ERYT200/RYT50
  • Optional certificate of attendance and course outline which can be submitted for Continuing Education Credit consideration.
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Ayurvedic Workshop for Spring-Balancing Kapha 

March 10, 2024

Learn Ayurvedic daily routines, diet, and lifestyle practices that we can do on and off the mat to promote stimulation, vitality, and move stagnation that accumulates during the winter.  This workshop includes an Ayurveda kapha balancing yoga session. You will leave with a one-page document with seasonal guidelines. Seasonal Ayurvedic treat and kapha balancing herbal tea is included.

Location: Sky Pond 118 Rocky Road Apex NC 27523

Time: 1pm-3:30pm

Spring cleanse

Spring Community Cleanse In-Person Kick Off Session & 10-day Community Cleanse 

March 23, 2024

Ayurveda considers the transition of seasons to be the ideal time for cleansing. Spring is the time to give your body the space to move stagnation, shed the protective layers from the cold winter season, and rid your body of excess mucous. An Ayurvedic cleanse rests and resets the digestive system and eliminates toxins.

Common signs that you might need a cleanse:

  • Feeling puffy
  • Sluggish appetite or bowels
  • Brain fog
  • Gas or bloating
  • Lack of vitality or motivation

What is included: 

  • In person kick-off meeting (March 23, 2024) where we will review the 10-day cleanse program manual, discuss diet, lifestyle, and self-care practices, get to know one another, make kitchari, enjoy Ayurvedic tea, and gentle stretching and relaxation.
  • Digital manual with spring recipes
  • Printable shopping list, daily routine, and meal planners
  • Two live zoom calls during the cleanse (recordings will be available)
  • Post-cleanse materials

Location: Sky Pond 118 Rocky Road Apex NC 27523

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

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Cultivating Resilience through Yoga Philosophy and Ayurvedic Principles

June 1, 2024  

This workshop is for anyone navigating life’s challenges, seeking greater clarity, inner peace, balance, and resiliency. In this workshop, we will explore teachings from yoga philosophy such as ahimsa (non-violence), santosha (contentment) and pratipaksha bhavana (cultivating positive thoughts) as tools for managing stress and cultivating resilience. We will also explore the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, the science of life, to understand the concept of sattva (goodness/purity) and learn practical techniques to develop and nurture this quality. 

During the workshop, you will: 

    • Dive into the wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and learn how these ancient texts offer practical guidance for building resilience and emotional well-being. 
    • Explore key concepts such as santosha (contentment), tapas (self-discipline), and vairagya (non-attachment) as tools for navigating life's ups and downs with equanimity.
    • Gain an understanding of the three gunas (qualities of nature) in Ayurveda: sattva (purity), rajas (activity), and tamas (inertia). 
    • Learn how sattva influences your physical health, mental well-being. 
    • Discover Ayurvedic lifestyle practices, dietary guidelines, and daily routines to enhance sattva and promote balance. 
    • Explore mindfulness techniques, meditation practices, and self-reflection exercises to cultivate inner clarity and peace. 
    • Experience gentle yoga asanas, pranayama (breathwork), and guided relaxation to harmonize your mind and body. 
    • Receive practical tools and strategies for integrating yoga and Ayurvedic philosophy into your daily life to enhance resilience and well-being.

Location: Yoga Garden PBO, 184 East Street  Pittsboro, NC 27312

Time: 3pm-5pm

Summer

Ayurvedic Workshop for Summer-Balancing Pitta 

June 2, 2024 

Learn Ayurvedic daily routines, diet, and lifestyle practices that we can do on and off the mat to promote cooling, relaxation, and acceptance.  This workshop includes an Ayurveda pitta balancing yoga session. You will leave with a one-page document with seasonal guidelines. Seasonal Ayurvedic treat and pitta balancing herbal tea is included.

Location: Sky Pond 118 Rocky Road Apex NC 27523

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm