Classes & Events

2019 Classes 
Ulster County Community College

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Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. This class will focus on determining one’s Prakruti or original constitution which will be expressed through the predominating dosha (one of three bodily humors – wind, bile or phlegm – that make up one’s constitution) or dosha combination. The doshas are known as Vata, Pitta & Kapha. Once determined, you will then be able to serve their Prakruti and attain balanced health by balancing your diet and lifestyle appropriately. Herbal and nutritional recommendations will be made as appropriate to each dosha.
Instructor: L. Hughes
Material fee: $10, payable in class.
NCC 2107-01
Saturday, May 11, 10am-1pm
Kingston, $39

The two vital principles are Prana and Agni. A two-fold focus will be placed on breath and digestion with an “ama” reducing diet outlined for specific constitutional types. Herbal remedies for lung and digestive sup-port will be discussed. You will learn some techniques as to how to maintain a peaceful state of mind-body-spirit through optimizing the breath of life (Prana). You will discern the appropriate foods and herbs to strengthen the respiratory and digestive tract as well as demystifying the “detox” craze by learning how to reduce blockages “ama” in the body with a graduated diet. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ayurveda.
Instructor: L. Hughes
Material fee: $10, payable in class.
NCC 2108-01
Saturday, May 18, 10am-1pm
Kingston, $39

Each season has an elemental attachment, which affects you on a physical, emotional and mental levels also known as Body – Mind – Spirit. This workshop will depict how well you adapt to changes in nature and how this affects your internal nature as a human being. Nutritional guidance as well as the psycho-spiritual aspects of each season and its elemental attachment will be addressed. There will be discussion and explanation of: (1)the Chinese Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) and how they affect your physical, mental and emotional state of health, (2) the basic understanding of the correlation of the energy of each season (element) along with seasonal transition and how each season (element) affects the functioning of the human body, mind and spirit, (3) the importance of making discerning dietary and lifestyle choices that are in harmony with the climatic patterns of each season, (4) and perhaps a closer healing connection to your inner nature. There will also be short demonstration of Qi Gong exercises for each Element.
Instructor: L. Hughes
Material fee: $15, payable in class.
NCC 2127-01
Saturday, June 1 & 8, 10am-1pm
Kingston, $79