Ayurveda, Yoga, and You
a Weekend Workshop with Beverly Bachoo
September 19-21, 2014
The Ancient Art of Ayurveda is India’s traditional system of medicine dating back over 5000 years. The teachings of Ayurveda embrace the idea of balancing the body and mind through holistic practices, such as organic food choices, herbal remedies, oil therapies, and yoga. This approach to living is based on understanding how the five elements of Ayurveda are defined within us and in our environment.
This weekend workshop takes an investigative approach to identifying the characteristics of each element and outlines practical ways to enhance or minimize the effect of those qualities in our daily practice on and off the mat.
All levels of students are welcome. This workshop is designed for those looking to bring a better state of balance to their yoga practice and their daily living.
The Kapha Dosha: Establishing Your Foundation
Friday, September 19, 5-7:00pm
An Ayurvedic lifestyle takes a commitment to finding and restoring
balance in a constant ever-changing world. We will investigate what it means to “ground” and how that can impact your daily living off and on the mat. Through a series of yin and restorative postures, we will begin the weekend with an immersion into the Earth Element and will discuss the qualities of earth and water as they pertain to our individual bodies.
The Pitta Dosha: Digestive Body
Saturday, September 20, 9:00-11:30am
At the heart of Ayurvedic medicine is the belief that the root cause of
imbalances can be traced back to digestion. Come learn what it takes to make a complete meal according to Ayurveda. We will discuss the six tastes of Ayurveda, the structure of a traditional cleanse, current cleansing practices, and how to strengthen your digestive fire using foods and herbs.
The Vata Dosha: Connecting to Your Breath
Sunday, September 21, 9:00-11:30am
Ayurvedic medicine identifies the air element through the Five Vayus, five specific pathways of airflow located in the body. We will review the specifics of those pathways to better understand how to use the breath to improve our quality of life. We will engage in different pranayama techniques that will enhance the quality of our breathing so that we can improve breathing techniques and strengthen the connection between the other elements on and off the mat.
* Special Offering: Ayurvedic Consultations with Beverly *
Saturday and Sunday afternoon, by advanced appointment
Learn more about your own dosha! If you have a particular imbalance that you would like to discuss (i.e. allergies, irregularity, cramping, or
headaches) or you would like to know more about a specific subject, such as cleansing, metabolism, sleep disorders, or skin care, then this special
offering would be of good use to you.
$100 for 75 minutes for those attending the workshop
$130 for 75 minutes without the workshop
Space is limited ~ Register in advance to ensure your space.
All 3 sessions before Sept 6th- $90 * Individual session before Sept 6th – $35
All 3 sessions after Sept 6th – $105 * Individual session after Sept 6th – $40
* Students are encouraged to sign up for all 3 sessions as each session will build upon each other.
Register by contacting Emily@TrailsWithin.com or calling (530) 836-1500.
A little about Beverly Bachoo, CAS, PKS:
Beverly became a yoga instructor in 2013. Her training as an Ayurvedic Practitioner enriches her teaching style by infusing her yogic instruction with a deeper sense of how the elements, the doshas, and the seasons play an active role in life on and off the mat. She received her certificate as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner from the California College of Ayurveda and has a masters degree in Psychology with an emphasis on workplace stress and wellness issues. Educated to serve the working person, Beverly takes her fun, but goal-oriented approach into her instruction helping her students learn more about their bodies and at times their minds. Whether you are endeavoring to find strength on the mat or looking to soften the qualities of your meditation, Beverly leads her class with a distinct intention to draw attention to the details mostly linked toward building awareness and control while you practice.
My journey into teaching yoga started with a personal desire to pursue a better state of health and a professional desire to broaden the scope of my services. The teacher training program at Breathe Los Gatos offered a unique set of disciplines to study, all well-rooted in traditional methods. I made a strong commitment to the programs offered and found myself inspired by the dynamics of each one. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and I love it! I teach Gentle Yoga, Standup Paddleboard Yoga (SUP yoga), Hot Tapas, Flying Lotus Aerial Yoga, and let’s not forget a popular fave, Vinyasa!
What I’ve learned and what I love about my practice
Right now, I am enjoying the journey of self-exploration. I’ve come to realize that while I haven’t been “working” on any specific pose, I have been working on building endurance through my breath work. It’s not the same challenge it used to be (to breathe during the poses). I used to be out of breath A LOT. Breath work even means something different now to me. It’s more about listening and conversing with the body than just building up a healthier set of lungs. My breath work is like a channel I use to communicate between body and me; mind and me. I find myself intrigued by the exploration. It’s a fascinating part of the practice.
I love that my confidence grows with every breath. It’s not a confidence that takes care of my personal insecurities, which have been around for A LOT longer than my yoga practice. It is a confidence, a security of self that rises up knowing that I am doing well to take care of myself. I feel good about the work I do in my practice, and I have A LOT of fun doing it!
The CAS and PKS by my name
I am an Ayurvedic Practitioner. That means, I help people find holistic methods rooted in the Ancient Art of Ayurveda to address their wellness concerns. I design wellness strategies that include herbal remedies, behavior modification, and meal plans. The CAS refers to Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner; and the PKS is Panchakarma Detoxification Specialist, meaning I have a special certificate regarding effective cleansing routines. And now, I have added Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) to help complement those strategies; adding yoga to the mix!
Cancellation Policy for Workshops at Trails Within
Workshops fill on a first come, first served basis. Your spot is not guaranteed unless you prepay for it.
Cancellations 7 or more days prior to start of a workshop will receive a full refund.
For cancellations less than 7 days before the workshop, we will only be able to issue a refund or studio credit if you are able to find a replacement for your reserved space.
Cancellations within 48 hours of the start of the workshop, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason, no credit or refund is available.
Thank you for understanding.