Yoga Heart Studio Houston

This workshop has been rescheduled for September 6th and 7th, 2014.

The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily humours or doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We all have some of all three doshic types within us, with two of the Doshas having a dominant role in determining our Ayu or Life. The third dosha plays a secondary role. Fill out a dosha questionnaire before the workshop, to have an idea of your “Prakruti” (nature), and the combination in which the basic doshas occur in you. Click here to download a free questionnaire!

September 6, Saturday 1-4PM (3 hours) $65.00
September 7, Sunday 10AM-12:30PM (2.5 hours) $65.00
September 7, Sunday 3-5:30PM (2.5 hours) $65.00
Entire Workshop $175.00

We will have three classes, with a dosha focus for each.

Session 1: An introduction to Samkhya Philosophy and vata-balancing asana-pranayama work. Vata is the air-ether dosha and our culture is sometimes described as extremely vata-imbalanced–distracted, scattered, not grounded, etc.

Session 2: Focus on pitta, the fiery dosha. We will do a balancing sequence of asana and pranayama during each session as well as discuss dinacharya (daily routine) and practices appropriate to the dosha.

Session 3: Focus on the watery/earthy kapha dosha. We will discuss ways to balance kapha with food and asanas.

Peggy is a longtime practitioner of Iyengar Yoga and was also one of the original board members of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US in 1990, and continues as an assessor in the education process. Peggy completed her study with the American Institute of Ayurveda in 2005, leading to her certification as a practitioner (CAP). In 2012 she published her book Physical Poetry: Uniting Yoga and Ayurveda (Durga Press, Austin). She maintains a practice of Ayurveda and teaches Iyengar Yoga in Austin, Texas.