'Self Nourish': The Ayurvedic and Yogic way.
SPECIAL SUNDAY WORKSHOP
with MARIANNE and DEBBIE!
SUNDAY 5th February 2017
The Studio, Durham House
10.30am - 3pm
We really enjoyed sharing with you the wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga in our first 'Self-Care' workshop last June, and the interest prompted us to do a follow up with a slightly different focus. On Sunday, February 5th 2017, we will be bringing our skills and experience together for the 'Self Nourish' workshop. Everyone is welcome, even if you are new to Ayurveda.
Debbie Fowler will open the workshop in the morning with a traditional Hatha yoga practice, bringing the awareness to the breath and learning how it nourishes our overall health. This enriching class will include pranayama (breath), asana (postures), relaxation and a short silent meditation. We can take these techniques into our daily lives, on and off the mat. Debbie is a keen and very knowledgable Yogini, with a gentle and caring approach.
The afternoon session led my Marianne Simonin will address the traditional Ayurvedic concepts of 'Langhana' (reducing, lightening) versus 'Brmhana' (nourishing, replenishing). We will explore how diet can be adapted to one's individual constitution and current state of health. A few simple recipes will be given that have detoxifying and healing effect on the body. By understanding the dynamic of the 5 elements (Pancha mahabhuttas) and their relation to the sense of taste (rasa) we can adjust our diet with the change of seasons and our age. A very practical and informative workshop, suitable for anyone.
The afternoon session will finish with a short practice of Yoga Nidra (a deep therapeutic relaxation) led by Marianne who has taught this technique for many years.
What to bring:
There will be a half hour break in between sessions. Water, herbal tea and juice will be provided, and you can bring your own lunch. Mats and blankets will be provided.
Please bring writing materials to take notes during the Ayurvedic workshop, as these references may be useful to you in the future.
About the teachers:
Marianne and Debbie met in India in 2007 while practicing Yoga under the guidance of Swami Shivanandji.
Through this experience, Debbie was inspired to follow the yoga path, training as a yoga teacher with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (India) in 2008. Since then her practice has flourished and deepened in other aspects of Yoga, such as meditation, chanting and living a Yogic life (yogadivya.com).
Marianne who was already a qualified Yoga teacher (B.W.Y dipl) since 1991, studied in parallel the Science of Ayurveda with Dr Robert Svoboda for over 10 years, and more recently completed a 4 year full time Master degree in Ayurvedic Medicine from Middlesex University. She now runs a practice in Holborn, London, specializing in arthritis and stress management
Both are very happy to combine and share their knowledge and personal experience by offering workshops and retreats. They believe that these two ‘sister disciplines’ which have their root in ancient India, can enhance modern day living, and lead us to have a greater understanding of our true nature.
Farnham - How to get there?
Address: The Studio Durham House
30 East Street, Farnham Surrey, GB GU9 7SW
From London: Best station is Waterloo, trains to 'Alton' run every half hour and it takes about 1 hour to arrive at Farnham Station. The center is about 10 minutes walk or you can catch a taxi right outside the station.
By car: Farnham has some one way system (see map below) Parking on Sunday is free in the council car parks. The closest is Dogflud Way, just around the corner from the venue. In addition there are several car parks free of charge on Sundays in town, only 5-10 minutes walking to the venue.