Ayurvedic Sessions

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Ayurvedic Treatments Derived from an ancient Indian tradition, these treatments are designed to help loosen toxins in the body and release excesses.

Herbal Oil Treatment and Exfoliation (Abhyanga-Garshana)

This is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment, featuring a dry lymphatic skin brushing with a silk glove, followed by an individualized herbal oil treatment. The brushing (garshana) increases circulation, and cleans the skin so herbal oil treatment can penetrate deeply. The individually prepared herbal-oil application (abhyanga) nourishes the skin, aids in removing impurities, stimulates both arterial and lymphatic circulation, and relaxes the mind and body, promoting overall healing. This treatment enhances the ability of nutrients to reach starved cells and also removes stagnant waste. The desired result is a heightened state of awareness that will direct the internal healing system of the body.

Herbal Oil Application and Relaxation Treatment (Abhyanga-Shirodhara)

This individually prepared herbal-oil application (abhyanga) nourishes the skin, aids in removing impurities, stimulates both arterial and lymphatic circulation and relaxes the mind and body, promoting overall healing. This treatment enhances the ability of nutrients to reach starved cells and also removes stagnant waste. It is followed by a deeply relaxing treatment using warm herbalized oils poured in a gentle stream over the forehead. This procedure synchronizes brain waves and profoundly coordinates and calms the mind, body, and spirit. Shirodhara enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes the hair and scalp, and generally aids in release of stress and tension. You are then left for a few minutes to relax and assimilate this deeply calming experience.

Ayurvedic Relaxation Treatment (Shirodhara)

This is a deeply relaxing treatment using warm herbalized oils poured in a gentle stream over the forehead. This procedure synchronizes brain waves and profoundly coordinates and calms the mind, body, and spirit. Shirodhara enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes the hair, and scalp and generally aids in release of stress and tension.

Ayurvedic Sinus Treatment (Shiro-Abhyanga-Nasya)

This is a head, neck, and shoulder oil application, a facial lymphatic treatment, followed by deep inhalation of aromatic steam and herbalized nose drops (nasya). This treatment is designed to help clear impurities from the head area, opening the sinuses and stimulating the proper flow within the head and neck area. It works on all the senses and creates a wonderful opening and clearing of this area. This is a great treatment for those of us who are bombarded with pollutants, sensory stimulation, and for those who experience chronic head and neck problems including allergies, headaches, asthma, and eye troubles. It is also a wonderful treatment for those suffering from any problems of the neck and head regions.

Vigorous Herbal Oil Treatment (Vishesh)

A vigorous, rhythmic treatment using herbalized oils specific to your current imbalances. This treatment breaks up adhesions, stimulates lymphatic flow, and guides impurities out of the body. When certain channels are blocked then neither awareness nor blood can access deeply seated tissues. For certain body types and imbalances, this is an essential therapeutic approach.

Vigorous Herbal Oil Application and Steam Treatment (Vishesh-Swedna)

Vishesh is a rhythmic, vigorous treatment using herbalized oils specific to your current imbalances. This treatment breaks up adhesions, stimulates lymphatic flow, and guides impurities out of the body. When certain channels are blocked then neither awareness nor blood can access deeply seated tissues. For certain body types and imbalances, this is an essential therapeutic approach. You will then relax on the table while a light tent is placed over you with your head staying out. Steam with special herbs is started and you are kept cool with ice in a dry cloth placed on the heart and pubic bone and cold cloths over the head. This allows the vital organs to remain cool during the Swedna. You will relax for a few minutes at the close of the treatment. This combination is wonderful for loosening impurities and guiding them out of the body. The vigorous strokes get the circulation moving while the herbalized steam helps to soften the tissues allowing the toxins to then be sweated out. The herbs used are cleansing to the blood and lymphatic system and are greatly rejuvenating.

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5
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6:00 pm Vinyasa Flow (All level)
Vinyasa Flow (All level)
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Sep
12
Tue
6:00 pm Vinyasa Flow (All level)
Vinyasa Flow (All level)
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
this class is suited for everyone and is tailored to the individuals abilities and practice.
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