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Authentic Ayurveda: Restorative yoga and mindful cooking

Teacher: Nalini
Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R200 surcharge
Dates: Friday 16 February 2018 - Sunday 18 February 2018

nalini2017Enjoy the restful and rejuvenating effects of restorative yoga sessions over this retreat. Restorative yoga offers us a nurturing space where we can heal and balance our physical, mental and emotional selves more effectively. With the use of props, we are able to hold postures longer, giving us the benefits of deep relaxation. Through asana (posture), and pranayama (breathing), we learn to become more mindful in daily living. Restorative yoga offers overall support and healing to the nervous, lymphatic, hormonal, endocrine, cardio thoracic, digestive and immune systems in the body, which brings you back into harmony with your body’s natural rhythms. You will also  learn the art of preparing a dosha balancing meal, that will take you from the hot days of summer into the transition of autumn. Be your own healer by learning how to incorporate the therapeutic properties of food, herbs and spices into your daily routine. Explore simple, yet effective Ayurvedic remedies for common complaints, using ingredients from your kitchen.

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Nalini’s profound love for all forms of yoga started at an early age, and has motivated her throughout the years on her spiritual journey. Inspired by Guruji Iyengar's teachings, she believes that by connecting deeply with your breath and body, you connect  with the inner essence of who you truly are. She is passionate about women’s health, as well as maintaining balance and well-being as we get older. Her yoga classes have a holistic approach, integrating Ayurvedic principles along with asana. By drawing on her background as an alternative therapist, she aspires to create a balancing and nurturing space in her classes. Her love of Ayurveda started in her mother's kitchen as she watched her prepare her own blend of spices to use in her dosha-balancing meals. Nalini was featured on Mela SABC 3: https://youtu.be/r5KySwBCV2M