Introduction to Ayurveda May 17 10-3pm Hosted by Centro Ashé With Instructor Ileana Gonzales of Apurva Wellness Class Location : Emergence Community Arts Collective 733 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost $30 , Register Today!
Class Information: The course gives insight into this 5000 year-old medicine system. It covers the history and development of this life science, its basic principles, its benefits, and how it can be a very effective tool in transforming you health habits.
During the course, students will be guided through how to use ayurvedic tools to transform their personal lifestyles. The course will also cover understanding Ayurvedic herbology-- its approach to preventing and healing dis-ease based on the different energetics.
Bring your lunch to eat!
About Our Instructor: Ileana Gonzalez People often ask me how I came to discover ayurveda. As if it were a secret treasure, completely hidden from the exterior world! But actually ayurveda found *me*, at the right time and at the right place; and like an unexpected Divine present I opened my heart to it, let it in, and let it transform me.
That was in 2009, after being laid off from my high-profile, high-paying job in IT consulting; I left everything and decided to travel the world for the next few months. The Universe did the rest: I ended up in India, looking for “something” to do while I visited that country, and ayurveda inevitably made a huge entrance into my life! Before that, I hadn’t even heard of ayurveda, and had barely had exposure to yoga, but so many things started falling into place for me: my spiritual restlessness, my insistence on treating illness naturally and gently, my conviction that the key to health is in our hands. My guru at Arsha Vidya Peetam Trust planted a loving seed in my heart and I knew that my life would never be the same. How could it be??
After 3 months of being at the ashram, a seed was planted in my heart (thank you guruji Dr. Hari) I knew that something like this doesn’t stumble into your life by accident. In 2012 I also spent time with Dr. Vasant Lad at the gurukula he hosts every year at his clinic in Pune, India (Maharastha), getting a first-hand look at the traditional, clinical application of Ayurveda under the guidance of Dr. Lad.
I feel compelled to share ayurveda with as many people as will listen, and to help as many people as will come to me for help. In sum, I feel inspired to become a healer, a humble instrument of the world’s most ancient, and most truthful healing method. With God’s grace, my practice will continue to thrive, so that I can always be here to bring ayurveda closer to those who need it!
At Centro Ashé Herbs & Education we are grateful to build cooperatively to keep the knowledge of our food, herbal medicine, seeds, and our healing traditions alive and vital within our communities. Our belief is that plant medicine is the people's medicine, everyone of us comes from a lineage of plant people, and this knowledge is our birthright.
We are a community rooted educational center based outside Washington DC and the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica. Our goal is to keep our classes inspiring, useful, affordable & accessible while honoring the time, energy, and knowledge our teachers come to share. Centro Ashé programs act as catalysts to build community, land-based, and traditional knowledge. We celebrate the richness and diversity of folk herbalism across cultures while providing supportive and practical knowledge. We honor the incredible knowledge present within our communities and our teachers are all local herbalists, farmers, and plant people in the communities we work, the knowledge is right here!
Centro Ashé programs are a reflection of and supported by our community, and so it is with true gratitude we thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to building with you!