As yogis, it is our responsibility to value and express balance (sattva) as a way of life and to have that balance radiate out into our lives, families, communities, and environment.
To do so, it is essential that we are able to quickly assess when we go out of balance and have the tools both on and off the mat to reestablish sattva.
In this workshop, Deirdre will demonstrate how pranayama, asana, and meditative practices affect the doshas—kapha (earth and water), pitta (water and fire), and vata (air and ether)—and the gunas, or qualities of sattva (balance), rajas (action), and tamas (inertia). Individuals will gain an understanding of their prakriti (constitutional) and vrikriti (lifestyle) doshas and how yoga’s multi-limbed approach can reestablish balance whenever one is out of sorts.
Learning to assess one’s vrikriti is a primary focus of this workshop.
Deirdre Breen, E-500 RYT, is an ISHTA-certified master yoga teacher. Her training at Duke Integrative Medicine emphasized the mandate of health behavior change as the root of health and healing and led her to develop Dosha Coaching, a dynamic blend of health coaching, yoga, ayurveda, meditation, and addiction recovery. Find out more at deirdrebreen.info.