AYURVEDA FOR VIBRANT LIVING
A 9-Week Exploration of the Science of Self-Healing
In this series, you will learn:
- principles for vibrant, natural health from Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga
- your unique mind-body type, and how to care for yourself in practical ways
- to upgrade your cooking using spices, herbalism and food as medicine
- secrets of self-care to nourish, strengthen, balance and detox your body, mind and emotions
- guided meditations and breathing practices to help you relax and connect with your body’s wisdom (or intuition)
- natural solutions to improve digestion, sleep, focus, energy and natural joy
What will I learn?
Our classes will focus on the following themes:
Session 1: Introduction to Mind-Body Healing & Natural Self-Care
Principles of balance, harmony and self-healing
The natural self; the root cause of "dis-ease"; and the 3 mahagunas
Guided breathing exercise and meditation to activate inner wisdom
Session 2: Daily Routines for Clarity and Energy
Introduction to the 3 doshas (or mind-body types)
Daily practices to balance mood, energy, circadian rhythms and daily detox
Guided breathing exercise and meditation on the Sun
Session 3: Healthy Digestion, Elimination and Immunity
Understanding your digestive fire and wise eating principles
The science of food combining and tips for healthy elimination
Guided breathing exercise and meditation to empower your navel wisdom
Session 4: Detoxification, Rejuvenation and Seasonal Balance
What are toxins (ama) ? Signs, symptoms and impacts on energy, immunity and resilience
Introduction to seasonal cleansing and the one-day home detox (optional practice)
Guided breathing exercise and meditation for purity and light
Session 5: Healthy Digestion II, Bodily Tissues & Glow
Nourishing the bodily tissues (intro to the 7 dhatus)
Common digestive issues and simple home remedies
The science of taste for immunity, balance and healthy bodily tissues
Guided breathing exercise and meditation on digestion and your healthy glow
Session 6: In Depth Exploration of Your Mind-Body Type
An in-depth exploration of the 3 mind-body types: body, mind and emotional traits
Tips for diet, exercise, herbalism and self-care for the 3 mind-body types
Guided breathing exercise and meditation to connect with the elements
Session 7: The Purification of the Senses
Caring for your 5 senses for clarity, joy and stress-resilience
Self-care practices to soothe the nervous system and balance emotions
Guided breathing exercise and vibrational meditation for sensory harmony, peace and harmony
Session 8: The Refinement of the Doshas: Energy, Vitality and Immunity
The 3 vital essences which give vitality, energy and vibrant health (ojas, tejas and prana)
Tonics, recipes and lifestyle principles for virility, strength, and clear perception
Guided breathing exercise and meditation for interconnectedness and bliss
Session 9: Becoming Your Own Best Healer
Empowering wisdom form within : the Ayurvedic science of bliss, joy and purpose
Q&A Session with Briya
Guided breathing exercise and meditation on self-connection and inner wisdom
Courses will take place every other week on Thursday evenings.
All sessions will be offered LIVE
in a fun and engaging online forum.
If you need to miss a class, don't worry!
All courses will be recorded.
You will also receive class notes, recipes and self-care practices
to try at home at your leisure.
To enhance your learning, you will also have the opportunity
to be paired with an Ayurvedic study buddy
(a recommended option to support your learning!)
We hope you can join us!
Is this course for me?
This course would be ideal for you if:
You're open-minded and interested in exploring natural principles for greater health, lifestyle, seasonal eating, herbalism, and/or self-care;
You're curious about exploring new tools to improve your energy levels, stress-resilience, immunity, sleep, and overall well-being;
You're experiencing emotional, mental or physical pains or challenges, such as anxiety, pain, stress, digestive issues, poor memory or lack of focus;
You're ready to feel better from the inside out!
You want to connect with like-minded people who are passionate about natural health, spirituality and self-connection.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system of natural healing from Ancient India. Known as the 'sister science' of yoga, it uses a combination of food, herbalism and self-care to help the body-mind heal from illness and restore a natural state of strength, immunity and balance.
At its core, ayurveda teaches us that our wellness is innate, and comes through the alignment with nature's cycles and being who we truly are.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Briya (Rachel) Freeman draws on over 15 years’ practice and study in yoga, meditation and mind-body healing.
Her primary inspiration draws from a long-term mentorship under the guidance of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin, and from the science of ayurveda, a system of holistic medicine and self-care.
She is a graduate of The Bioenergetics Institute of Ottawa (2012), holds studies from Anjali School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma (Kerala, India 2012-2016), a Bachelor's degree from The Telfer School of Management (2006) and studies in International Business at L'Ecole Supérieure de Rouen (France, 2004).
“What makes this class so special is that it gives you space to experiment the principles of Ayurveda in a very simple way. It teaches you how to tune into the intelligence of your own body and to follow the cycles of nature, with presence, patience and friendliness.
The course material is full of wisdom, wonderful and powerful daily practices, and amazing recipes.
Thank you Briya! It’s a gem of a class!"
“In our journey through life, finding a knowledgeable traveling companion who encourages us to explore new directions is truly a gift.
Briya’s gentle way and warm smile guide us in remembering that we are the creators of our constantly evolving life. Having some good tools in our toolbox make the building easier and gives us confidence to try new approaches.
It is easier than it may seem at first and the process is beautifully laid out."
“Thank you for the lovely course! It helped to open my mind and connect it with my physical body.
I loved the mind-body connection work! The questions you posed were so thoughtful and purposeful. It made me think of things I had never even considered in terms of my own self-concept.
It was a practical course that had an immediate affect on my daily well-being.”
“I’ve done a few courses with Briya now and I’m still in awe each time on how intuitive she is. Her ability to help guide you to yourself is truly profound, she is the essence of grace and compassion.
She helps you find that safe space within yourself, and helps you gain access to the knowledge within your heart.
After my own training, I was seeking something that would help facilitate my growth further and thanks to Briya I was able to reach even deeper, giving me more confidence with my own healing, because she helped me gain access to the real me.
"I loved this course!
The Ayurveda can be complicated but your approach made it simple and easy to incorporate in my day to day life. I enjoyed the time in between session and having many different things to try made it fun. Feeling the benefits was a bonus!
Briya made everyone feel welcome and included, she also provided tailored solution to our challenges. I will definitely apply many principles learned during the course and this training made me want to go deeper into Ayurveda."
“Amazingly beautiful course! As a woman who has always struggled with my body image and weight, this course has given me the BIGGEST AH-HA moment of my life! [..]
I’m truly grateful for having Briya as my teacher. She carries warmth, understanding and no judgment. I look forward to many more teachings!”
Stars Thursday March 4
to April 29, 2021 (9 weeks)
from 7 - 8 pm EST
Online via Weblink
$350 (9 classes)
Early Bird Registration:
$325 for those who register
by Feb 1, 2021.
Courses take place every other week on Thursday evenings
in a LIVE online forum.
All courses will be recorded,
so don't worry if you have to miss one!
Each week, you will be given reading materials, recipes
and self-care practices to support your learning.
You will also have the opportunity
to be paired with an "Ayurvedic buddy"
for the duration of the course
(a great option to enhance your learning!).
We hope you can join us!
Early Bird Registration is now open at a special price of $325 CAD for those who register by February 1.
Regular price: $350 (9 classes, full series)
A $50 deposit is required to reserve your space.
Payment can be made via PayPal or e-transfer.
For more information or inquiries, please contact