Ayurveda Series: 3 Workshops 

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018, from 7:00-8:30pm                                                                                                       Cost: $40/single session or $108 for series

This special 90 minute class combines Restorative Yoga and Marma Therapy. The evening is all about relaxation—which is the foundation to healing. There will be a brief introduction to restorative yoga, ayurveda and Marma Therapy. Participants will also be taught a mantra to mentally work with (if they choose to) throughout the practice as additional support for busy minds. 

{The Experience}
Kali Higgins will guide people through the restorative yoga set, which includes gentle yoga, breath work and restorative yoga poses. While people rest in the poses throughout class, Suzanne Howard will offer an intention-filled Marma massage to each person, focusing on points that correspond to the specific chakras that individuals choose to support their practice.

This session is open to 10 people. 

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2018, from 2:00-3:30pm                                                                                                Cost: $40/single session or $108 for series

In this special 90 minute class, Suzanne Howard will discuss the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) and their qualities (cool, wet, hot, wind, and space), as described by the wisdom of Ayurveda. Everything in our world, including ourselves are made up of these elements in different percentages. The more we understand this notion, the better we are able to make lifestyle and dietary choices to support our unique constitutions. 

{The Meditation} After learning about how the balancing of the elements play out in our bodies, minds, environment and our lives, guests will be invited to experience a sensory meditation that allows one to merge with each of the elements—to know the qualities of the elements on a deeper level. 

{The Tea} The tea shared this evening will be the basic Ayurvedic digestive tea which balances all the elements and their qualities in our digestive systems. Also called CCF tea (cumin, coriander and fennel), Suzanne will share about the ayurvedic science behind this blend. Each guest can taste the tea and will be offered the recipe and a sample to prepare at home.

This session is open to 16 people. 

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018, from 7:00-8:30pm                                                                                                       Cost: $40/single session or $108 for series

This workshop, Suzanne will introduce “Kitcheree,” a highly nourishing traditional Indian stew, that is used to give the digestion system a rest, aiding in the natural detoxification processes of the body. 

After the talk, Suzanne will guide people through a relaxation meditation for the entire body. After the body has rejuvenated, people are invited to try a little Kitcheree. If participants bring a small container, they can take home a sample, and everyone will receive the recipe.

This session is open to 16 people.


About the Facilitator

Suzanne Howard began studying Ayurveda in 2008 with the California College of Ayurveda and then Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga where she learned Ayurveda body treatments and graduated as a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner and Certified Pancha Karma Technician at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association level. She experienced Ayurvedic medicine in Kerala and at Vaidyagrama Healing Village in southern India in 2013. Since 2008, she is also a Certified Advanced Yoga Teacher in the Sivananda lineage having trained and studied Yoga and Vedanta at Sivananda ashrams in the Bahamas, New York, California and Yoga Vidya in Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany.

Suzanne is a Certified Intermediate Herbalist through Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine and has studied botanical art and illustration through the Minnesota School of Botanical Art. She is employed as a Massage Therapist, Salt Cave Meditation Guide and substitute Yoga Teacher at the Just For Me Spa in Stillwater, MN. Currently she is pursuing a degree in Residential Interior Design as a way to use her creative and artistic gifts to help others attain beauty, harmony and holistic sustainability in their homes.