2016 Fundamentals of Ayurveda 200 Hour Program with Hilary Garivaltis, Kate O'Donnell, and Dr Anusha Sehgal 
2016 Week-ends (Fri 715-915PM; Sat 1:15-7:15; Sun 12:30-7:30) March 18-20; April 8-10; May 20-22; June 17-19; July 8-10; Aug 5-7; Sept 9-11; Sept 30-Oct 2; Nov 4-6; Dec 2-4 | Down Under Yoga | Newton, MA

Right here in Boston, you can immerse yourself in learning about the ancient science and applying its practices to your life.
I am bringing my mentor to Boston to lead a 200-hr curriculum of in-depth Ayurvedic theory and lifestyle practice. The program will take place one week-end each month March-December 2016 at Down Under Yoga Newton. Please learn more about the program here, including affiliate institutions for continuing education.  





Intro to Ashtanga Primary Series Workshop
Dec 5 | 1:30-5:30 | Down Under Yoga Brookline

This afternoon immersion is an opportunity to deeply experience and begin to understand the science and spirit of the traditional Ashtanga yoga system. Yoga Chikitsa, the Primary Series, is a therapeutic combination of asana, vinyasa, bandha, and drishti (posture, breath/movement coordination, awareness of the subtle energetic centers, and gazing points). 

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December Boston Area Book Signings and Events...

Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook Release Party
Dec 12 | 6-8PM | Sa-Pa at Downtown Crossing (this is not to be missed)
You are invited to celebrate in style with Cara Brostrom and Kate ODonnell, Boston's local co-authors. Festive attire, sampling of recipes from the book, mocktails, mingling, and book signing. Your ticket includes a signed copy of the book. Space is limited- act now.

Ayurveda talk and book signing
Dec 1| 7-8:30pm | Rasayana, Somerville MA
Join me, Kris Quinones founder of Rasayana Ayurveda, and photographer Cara Brostrom for a talk on digestion and Ayurvedic cooking, followed by book signing. Chai and snacks will be served. Please sign up in advance.

Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook Kitchen Demo Event and Signing
Dec 4 | 7:30-9:30 demo, book signing, and sampling | Down Under Yoga Brookline
Be the first to get a signed copy of Kate's cookbook being released by Shambhala publications on Dec 1st. Come for a presentation on Ayurvedic cookery, and stay for the party. Ayurvedic refreshments will be served. Please pre-register if you would like to attend, so I can make enough chai! If you just want a signed copy, swing by at 9.

The Yoga of Food. A Book Signing and Talk
Dec 10 | 6:30-8PM | Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford NH
Kate O'Donnell, a Milford native, and author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Living Well, joins us at WML on Dec 10, 6:30-8PM to discuss the ancient healing system of India, and how to apply Ayurveda for your health. Kate will offer a reading from her book, released by Shambhala Publications Dec 1. Signed copies will be available for purchase.

Ayurvedic Spice Demo and Cookbook Signing 
Dec 13th, 6-7:30 | Stil Yoga | Dedham, MA 
Join Kate for an introduction to cooking with Ayurveda’s medicinal spices, and take home a signed copy of her new book to get started on preparing simple, healthy meals according to India's ancient healing system. Chai will be served.



Ayurvedic Cooking Immersion Weekend
March 11-13 | Kripalu Center | Lenox, MA

This program is for beginning cooks and seasoned cooks, anyone wanting to learn more about how to apply the traditional principles and techniques of Ayurvedic cookery in their kitchen and daily life. The program will present daily self-care practices, ayurvedic digestion and nutrition basics, and recipes, tools and techniques for preparing fresh, nourishing meals at home without a lot of fuss. 

Participants will be encouraged to roll up the sleeves and help out in the kitchen, applying techniques and tools, and tasting the dishes we are creating. Participants will also be learning and practicing Dinacharya, daily self-care, such as oiling of the skin, nose, and scalp- mindfulness techniques for relaxation, and gentle yoga for digestive health. Class time will include talks on Ayurvedic diet and nutrition as well as interactive cooking demos and tastings. Students are encouraged to attend Kripalu yoga classes and practice basic dinacharya during our immersion, which they will learn on opening night.


Ayurvedic Cooking Week-End Immersion
June 3-5 | Stoweflake Spa | Stowe, VT

$300 includes all cooking and yoga classes and a copy of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbookadditional discounted cost for accommodations, spa treatments, and optional meal plan. Yoga with Adena Rose Bright; Mindfulness Practice with Rich Ray 

This program is for beginning cooks and seasoned cooks, anyone wanting to learn more about how to apply the traditional principles and techniques of Ayurvedic cookery in their kitchen and daily life. The program will present daily self-care practices, ayurvedic digestion and nutrition basics, and recipes, tools and techniques for preparing fresh, nourishing meals at home without a lot of fuss. 

Participants will be encouraged to roll up the sleeves and help out in the kitchen, applying techniques and tools, and tasting the dishes we are creating. Participants will also be learning and practicing Dinacharya, daily self-care, such as oiling of the skin, nose, and scalp- mindfulness techniques for relaxation, and gentle yoga for digestive health. Class time will include talks on Ayurvedic diet and nutrition as well as interactive cooking demos and tastings. Students are encouraged to attend morning yoga classes and practice basic dinacharya during our immersion, which they will learn on opening night.


Looking to learn about meditation or develop an awareness practice?
Buddhist Meditation group with Rich Ray | Monday nights 6-7PM | The Church at 67 Newbury Street, enter at Naga Gallery


Looking ahead: The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook will be released by all merchants on December 1, 2015.  More of the recipes and lifestyle tips you love, in a book you can reference anytime, and share with friends and family. Please save the dates, Dec 4 cooking demo and celebration with Down Under Yoga, and Dec 12th, our launch party and signing in Boston- not to be missed.