Fall Yoga and Ayurveda Workshop

Fall Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop with Bonnie Dike

Date: Sat 9/25/2010
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Place: Terra Yoga (downtown Issaquah, just south of Darigold)
Fee: $25 pre-registration, $30 day of


Coinciding with the Autumnal Equinox, Terra Yoga will be offering an ayurvedic workshop with an emphasis on keeping you warm, grounded, nourished and joyful during the fall/winter season. The workshop will be taught by Bonnie Dike, Certified Yoga Instructor.

"The foundation of yoga should be ayurveda and the fruit of ayurveda should be yoga." ~Dr. Vasant Lad

Ayurveda, yoga's sister science and India's oldest system of medicine, is the science of living a healthy and balanced life by connecting with nature and the seasons.

As autumn arrives in all of its splendor, its unique challenges also present themselves. Autumn's cool and dry aspects are connected to the elements of air and space. The characteristics of Vata dosha become prevalent, bringing out our creative and alert side. However, when Vata is out of balance we may feel restless, flighty, anxious and full of worry. Chapped lips, dry skin, constipation and colds are physical ailments caused by a disconnect with nature.

Ayurveda offers an array of helpful lifestyle and health tips for autumn, including suggestions for warm and grounding foods, teas, daily rituals, clothing, music, aromatherapy and exercise. Learn how to live in perfect health as you enjoy autumn's offerings to the fullest.

After reviewing your individual dosha, we will practice a yoga sequence created to balance your dosha in preparation for fall. This seasonal practice creates a slower internal rhythm, allowing you the opportunity to turn inward while staying centered and grounded. When practiced regularly, a fall ayurvedic yoga practice will also keep your immune system healthy throughout the colder months.

Following our yoga practice, we will sample some delicious, local fall produce and sip a lovely, healthful autumn tea. Luxuriate into fall by embracing the ancient secrets of ayurveda!