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Ayurveda Workshops at New Integrative Wellness Center This Weekend

This weekend at EC's Integrative Wellness - two talks on the ancient Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda with guest speaker Gerhardt Horstman.

Join us for a series of two lectures on the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is an exceptionally comprehensive ancient health science that details both healthy lifestyle and preventive wellness practices as well as health remedies.  

Similar to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Ayurveda is founded on five-element theory, considering the balance of these forces on our natural constitution and current health conditions.  

Representing an important branch of the Vedas (Indian knowledge traditions), Ayurveda is an integral aspect of yoga and can complement an existing hatha yoga practice or be employed independently to enhance our health and wellness.  www.inwellhub.com

Friday, Feb. 22 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.: "An Introduction to the Principles of Ayurveda" with Gerhardt Horstman

What is Ayurveda? If you have heard about Ayurveda or would like to learn more about this ancient science of health and wellbeing, here's your chance. Gerhardt Horstman will be giving a special introductory lecture on the philosophical and foundational principles of Ayurveda and speak on how to apply these principles to create more balance in your daily life. We will provide a healthy vegetarian dinner prepared in accord with Ayurvedic guidelines so that participants can get a real life taste of this healing science.   

Gerhard Horstman is an Ayurvedic practitioner with over 20 years of experience.  He is the director of Vinayak Ayurveda in New Mexico and manages the Panchakarma detoxification program.  He will be available for a limited number of private consultations on individual diet and lifestyle on Saturday and Sunday.

Fee: By Donation, Suggested Donation $20

Location: 7025 Stockton Ave. El Cerrito, CA 94530

***VERY IMPORTANT: Due to food preparations of the Ayurvedic meal, we request that you RSVP to this event by calling (510) 495-4449 or email: ahimsabody@gmail.com, http://www.inwellhub.com/event-calendar.html

Saturday, Feb. 23 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: "AYURVEDA & NUTRITION: LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE" WITH GERHARDT HORSTMAN

How can food balance your physical and mental health?  To what extent does what we eat contribute to our wellbeing?  Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine wisely said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."  Ayurveda provides insight into how we can enhance our health and best benefit through this daily ritual not only by minding what we eat and how to adjust our eating habits with the seasons but also considers the effects of how our food is prepared on our digestion.  By balancing the qualities of our food in the cooking process, we can help or hinder our ability to assimilate nutrients.  Learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of applying nutrition as medicine to create better balance in the mind and body. 

Fee: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Location: 7025 Stockton Ave. El Cerrito, CA 94530

http://www.inwellhub.com/event-calendar.html

Integrative Wellness will be hosting more events in the near future.  Check the website and join the event list!

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