"Ayurveda offers an intuitive way of living that is in harmony with our natural state of balance and our surrounding environment."
THE PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA
Ayurveda recognizes the primal elements of space, air, fire, water and earth exist in all things including our physical beings and minds. These primal elements manifest themselves as Vata (Air + Ether), Pitta (Fire + Water) and Kapha (Earth + Water). Although all beings are made up Vata, Pitta and Kapha, it is the unique proportions of these forces that are unique in each of us, with one or two forces dominating. These forces are called doshas in Sanskrit. Ayurveda recognizes that health is achieved when a person’s doshas are in a natural state of balance (Prakruti). Due to environmental factors including living in a high stressful society with constant stimulation, lifestyle choices (including, diet, exercise and habits) and undergoing emotional experiences, our natural state of being often times becomes unbalanced. Ayurveda is aimed at helping an individual re-establish and maintain a balanced state of being through diet, daily regiment, herbs, yoga, meditation and pranayama or breathing exercises.
How can Ayurveda benefit your life?
Ayurveda offers an intuitive way of living that is in harmony with our natural state of balance and our surrounding environment. It offers a gentle and soft approach to healing and rebalancing causing people to include Ayurvedic practices in their life even after it has addressed their initial health concern. It can address manifested health ailments, center and balance moods, rejuvenate the body all at the same time providing shifts in perspective, thought and consciousness. In that way, it goes well beyond an allopathic system of healing , which often times simply treats specific, isolated symptoms.
When we live in a way that honors our original doshic make-up, we are taking conscious and intentional acts to optimize our well-being. In that way, Ayurveda is empowering. Understanding your own personal doshic make-up provides guidance on optimizing your mind, body and spirit through diet, daily and seasonal regiments. Understanding your own personal doshic make-up offers insight into your thought and behavioral patterns and how best to let go of those patterns that do not serve you. Understanding your own personal doshic make-up allows you to take efforts now to prevent health ailments down the road.
This website, as well as our offerings, are intended on sharing the beautiful wisdom of our ancestors with you to allow you take to gain control of your health and optimize your well-being.
Ayurvedic Cooking Immersion
Beyond Food. Kitchen Sadhana.
Healing Through Food.
With gratitude, love and intention, this course is offered to those seeking to rediscover and enhance their relationship with food, health, mind, body and soul.
Not only will this cooking immersion teach how to prepare meals to balance health and address imbalances, the program is specifically designed to strengthen your mind-body connection.
Honoring the Ayurvedic principle that the energetics of the food preparer is as important as the energetics of the food consumed, this program incorporates yoga asanas, controlled breathing, meditation and other mindful practices, all of which are aimed at increasing your mind-body connection. Your body and mind will organically become in-tune with the rhythms of nature as we explore these topics in the serene and tranquil setting of Pura Veda Gurukulam, a living example of Yoga & Ayurveda in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
This program is intentionally designed to immerse yourself in a high-vibrational and sattvic space to engage in this transformational journey with an open heart.