Type of Event
THURSDAY, MAY 21st
6:00 – 8:00 pm Introduction to Ayurveda for Self-Care
The basics of healthy living. Ayurveda, the sister science to Yoga in the Vedas teaches how to create a balanced way of living that starts with consciousness. Ayurveda is translated as the “wisdom of life” and is a wholistic healing system as well as a method and art to reach one’s goals of right livelihood, prosperity, pleasure, spiritual awakening and longevity.
This class will introduce this ancient system and give practical tools for supporting the delicate balance of body, mind, and spirit while using connections with mother earth as the compass. Lecture style class.
FRIDAY, MAY 22nd
6:00 – 8:00 pm Ayurveda and Your Bodies Unique Constitution
This evening will focus of the heart of Ayurvedic science: the three bodily energies that maintain health when in natural amount and destroy balance of body and mind when increased or decreased. One of our goals in this class will be to determine your personal constitutional balance. Lecture style class.
SATURDAY, MAY 23rd
10:30 am – 12:00 Integrating Yoga Asana & Ayurveda within Ashtanga Yoga #1
The elements of wind and space can take us to the highest peace or lead us into a quivering mess. Vata is responsible for all involuntary, and voluntary movements. By adjusting our movements, we create ease and space. All movements are not equal, and they often do not help to create peace. Today we will learn the qualities of Vata dosha and how to address, pacify and heal through Yoga Chikitsa- 1st series of Ashtanga Yoga. Asana practice class.
2:30 – 4:30 pm Integrating Yoga Asana & Ayurveda within Ashtanga Yoga #2
The element of fire in our body cooks, digests, absorbs and assimilates food and impressions that we encounter. Pitta dosha is responsible for transformation and when this energy is out of balance, we can get burned by it. Balancing the fire principal in the body and mind with the tools of Yoga Chikitsa (Ashtanga Yoga 1st series) is totally possible with an understanding of keeping the fire tended to. Asana practice class.
SUNDAY, MAY 24th
10:30 am – 12:00 Integrating Yoga Asana & Ayurveda within Ashtanga Yoga #3
#3 Earth and water in our bodies create heavy and slow experience of life. People who have a predominance of these elements are Kapha constitution. This heavy and slow energy can often challenge our ability to get up out of bed and on our mat. The ashtanga practice is a gem for when the earth-bound heaviness predominates in our life. Having a few tools to motivate and stimulate will shed the dross and create a luminosity that was always present under the procrastination. Asana practice class.
2:30 – 4:30 pm Cycle of the Asana
The asana has an entry point, a place of stabilization and a final stage of completion. These three stages relate to balancing the bodies deep energies of movement, digestion and growth. When the practitioner can elevate their awareness of the transition, holding and completion of the asana, the bodily energies are balanced. The superior aspects of grace, purification and open-heart awareness of the Divine Presence can be experienced within the cycle of the asana.
In this workshop we will gain an understanding and practical experience of the natural energies of the body and how to bring forth their essence through breath, balance and awareness of our inner lights. Asana practice class.
Lisa Schrempp began her study of Yoga in 1990 when she graduated from the Sivananda method in Kerala India. She has teaching certificates from Jivamukti Yoga Center, Ashtanga Yoga, Richard Freeman, and has also studied AyurYoga a combination of the traditional yoga postures with emphasis in therapy for constitutional body types. In 1998, Lisa moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and began an Ashtanga program there. She taught daily until she relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2002. She began a formal Ayurveda practice and taught healing practices from both sciences. In 2012 she founded Ashtanga Yoga Tucson.
With over 18 years of experience in Ayurveda, Lisa is a seasoned practitioner and has studied extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sunil Joshi, Dr Anil Kumar and Dr. Robert Svoboda. In addition, she holds a Yoga Therapy Certificate from Iyengar which was granted in 1996. Lisa is extremely grateful to her teachers and their teachers for passing on the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Lisa will be available for private consultations while she is in Paris.