December 16, 2016
The external and internal changes that occur as we transition from one season to another can bring stress to our bodies and to our minds, depleting our immune system, affecting our sleep, and making the winter in particular a bit harder to weather. Ayurveda teaches us that we can mitigate these qualities, and thus remain healthy and in balance, by eating in harmony with the seasons and with our own constitutions. In addition, each season brings with it different qualities, of which winter’s can be the most harsh. Participants will leave with recipes and strategies for staying healthy, happy, and whole as we move into winter!
With Emily Watts:
Emily comes to Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, from a seventeen-year background in Indian cultural wisdom including yoga, South Indian classical dance, and meditation. Both a triathlete and professional dancer, Emily has a long standing interest in health and wellness. Her great love of the northern Berkshires, where she has been happy to reside since since 2012, inspires her to bring forward the tradition of Ayurveda from India to support health and vibrant wellbeing in our community. Emily has studied the practice of Ayurveda at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health since 2014 and regularly assists teacher training at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.