Cultivating health and vitality in your body supports the work you feel called to do in this world.
Ayurveda is a system of principles derived from insight over thousands of years of observation of how humans get sick, healed and live fulfilled lives. ,
So much more than nutritional recommendations like golden milk (though valuable), it offers a window of insight into our connection between our interior world and exterior influences.
Continue your journey of life-long learning, and benefit both personally and professionally as you incorporate the principles of Ayurveda in this unique experience.
Ancient formulas for timeless healing
Join this community of clinicians who are on a path to depth in the creation of health. Through cultivating both personal health and professional health, we are finding our niche in medicine outside of the pathways that were defined for us.
By learning these principles, we can reach new areas of understanding on how self-healing begins though experiential and introductory lectures in Ayurveda. The contributors to this pathway are guiding a new generation of healers to rise in themselves to serve those who need healing.
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Starting Feb 7th and continuing for total of 12 weeks.
4 weekly components (all virtual at this time) that will include:
that optimizes with your schedule
Yoga class (50 min)
Mindfulness session (30 min)
Prerecorded learning material (30 min)
Group coaching session to review lecture principles and apply to individual growth goals (90 min)
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What is Included in the 12 week group Mentoring Journey?
What is Included in the group Mentoring Journey?
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Weekly instruction to include:
< Prerecorded class lecture
< 90 min live-class for coaching
and and review of concepts
> Introduction to 5 Elements
> Prakruti/Vikruti paradigm
> Principles of Dinacarya (daily self-care routine)
> Synergy between lifestyle medicine pillars and
> Ayurveda self care routines
> Purpose of Ayurveda
> Shushutras Definition of Health and framework
of dosha, dhatu, agni, mala within this
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Classes will be a blend of asana (position), pranayama (breath), mantra (sounds), mudra (hand positions)
Themes present in the classes to support self awareness and lessons
Available for any skill level
*Adjustments can be advised for physical ailments if teacher is notified prior to the class
Weekly virtual mindfulness sessions with replay available
8 additional BONUS classes have been arranged to give an introduction to principles and practices of Ayurveda in experiential way. The exact content of these classes will be determined based on each groups interests and seasonal needs.
Review here to learning more about what some of those options are.
that you will be "experiencing"
here are some elements
Crystal singing bowls are played while providing a harmonious environment for deep relaxation.
When combined with breath-work (pranayama) prior to meditation, there is opportunity for deep relaxation.
these BEAUTIFUL sounds
i could not imagine...
On any given day, woman are placing hundreds of chemicals on their bodies though their personal care routine. When we think about this from an Ayurvedic perspective, this is extra "work" for the body to process. Learn to make this vegan rose body butter cream to nourish your senses and your body.
bath and Body
make you own
The kitchen is one our primary sources of health in the integrative and ayurvedic medical model. Classes will include seasonal options to support optimal vitality in the kitchen.
Classes will include recipe demonstration and resources for high quality botanicals and cooking supplies. Bring your favorite recipes to the group to find Ayurvedic adjustments.
tend the fire
With COVID 19, physicians are experiencing unprecedented challenges in their practices. And this is in the setting where there was already a concern of increased stress. Clinicians feel constrained by time and not being able to offer the care that they know would best serve patients.
Now is the time to search out and use the timeless principles in Ayurveda that can sustain and support resilience and vitality. And do this in connection to others working through similar issues.
In this course, it we will look at mindset work as found in Lifestyle Coaching but also how to manage to the status of the doshas and agni to create space for a natural awareness on how to stay healthy and return to health when we are out of balance.
While working in an insurance based medical practices, Dr. Siri Chand began to see how offering lifestyle measures in a group based format could allow for scaling and implementation of valuable knowledge about the pillars of lifestyle medicine that can then be refined within Ayurveda. In this introductory journey, you are provided with insight about how Ayurveda would tailor lifestyle medicine based on Ayurvedic principles. Tailored just for you in this time and space.
Based on my study Ayurveda while staying current as an Internal Medicine in primary care, I began to understand the ways in which the high yield recommendations offered in Lifestyle Medicine could be refined within Ayurveda to offer focused changes.
All the pillars of Lifestyle Medicine can be supported within Ayurveda are:
01: Plant-based eating
02: 8 hours of restorative sleep
03: 150 minutes/week moderate exercise
04: Meaningful connection with people
05: Daily relaxation time to lower stress
06: Not smoking
I have been so grateful for the wisdom that is offered through these timeless teachings and gathered relevant high yield elements for our time together. I have personally seen that when applying these principles to our own lives, clinicians can have renewed vitality to do the work we feel called to do.
I was first introduced to Ayurvedic principles while in college in 1991 when I developed health challenges. The invitation to learn in more depth has continued since then and I am daily grateful. At that time, the principles held within this healing pathway sustained my life in such a powerful way that I even began to question my decision to become an allopathic doctor.
Ultimately I decided to get a Master’s Degree and go through allopathic training however not before I had investigated other options in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Naturopathy and Ayurveda. As I searched the schools at that time, I realized that adding the depth of modern science would only enhance my understanding of these ancient principles.
I completed a residency at Mayo Clinic in Internal Medicine in 2005 and moved to the southwest of the United States to learn from leaders in the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Contributing as a guest lecturer in the fellowship enhanced my understanding of the unique depth and issues that Integrative Medicine providers have.
After working primarily in Hospice and Palliative Medicine I left my allopathic clinical practice from 2011-2015 to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque NM and at his Pune, India education center. After gaining board certification in Integrative Medicine I worked in an insurance based integrative primary care practice and left in 2018 to work on creating a lifestyle and culinary medicine clinical center of excellence.
Enter COVID and plans have changed. After getting several ill with influenza A and pneumonia in early February, 2020, I doubled down on my Ayurvedic self care program and found such wealth of infomration again around creating and maintaining vitality that I decided to be open to mentoring others physicians interested in learning. And that’s how we got here together. Now. In this time.
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