Each year our board, committee, and staff put together an event full of educational speakers. Join us in April 2019 for Ayurveda and the Mind. We will be hosting this event for the first time at a retreat center. Providing the ultimate learning experience.
October 22, 2018, with Anusha Sehgal
This talk will address the complexities of fibromyalgia, its relationship to other chronic disorders, and how this syndrome is understood in Ayurveda. The speaker will also discuss the key role of a thorough investigation intofthe condition’s root causes in developing effective management options.
Anusha Sehgal,is the president of Boston Ayurveda, Inc.,s the Chair of the NAMA Certification Board (NAMACB), and the academic director of the Boston Ayurveda School. She is a classically trained doctor of Ayurveda with over 15 years of experience as an educator, clinician, and researcher. Dr. Sehgal’s efforts to showcase authentic Ayurveda include the upcoming release of her new book, Elementary Concepts of Ayurveda.She is also the new editor-in-chief of the Ayurveda Journal of Health.
with Dr. Marc Halpern, D.C., C.A.S., P.K.S
In this program, Dr. Halpern will discuss his approach to treating imbalances in the mind as he weaves together a discussion of the chakras, prana-tejas and ojas and the major nadi along with techniques for addressing the imbalances.
Dr. Marc Halpern, D.C., C.A.S., P.K.S. (Ayurvedacharya), is the founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda and the author of the popular book, Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda and author of the #1 bestselling meditation cd; Yoga Nidra and Self Healing. An internationally respected expert in the field of Ayurveda, he is the co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (USA) and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. A Doctor of Chiropractic, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, A certified Yoga Teacher in the Sivananda tradition, a Specialist in Holistic Medicine, an author and teacher, Dr. Marc Halpern gives 100% to his passion for healing and removing the causes of suffering.
This presentation will discuss the causative factors, pathology, treatment principles and treatments for the commonly seen imbalances explained under Annavahasrotas.
Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, AD, is a licensed Acupuncturist, Yoga Teacher, Professor and Program Director for Ayurvedic medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences. She has held seminars and educational demonstrations at various venues in Ayurveda.
If you are interested in joining the growing Ayurvedic community in south Florida please come for this lovely afternoon get together!! This will be the first of a regular monthly gathering to bring together Ayurvedic practitioners, teachers, students, and yogi's interested in promoting Ayurveda. Please RSVP to this FB event - space is limited. Delicious Ayurvedic food prepared by dosha cafe available for purchase at the event.
Integrative Perspectives on Ayurvedic Medicine Emphasizing Nutritional and Herbal Clinical Applications
With Dr. Margrit Mikulis, ND, AD
Ayurvedic Medicine is the mother of all Integrative medical practices because she addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences which all affect a person’s health. In this program, Dr. Mikulis will discuss her approach and demonstrate how she applies Ayurvedic principles to other modalities within her practice. This discussion will offer the participant a clinician’s perspective, with a particular understanding on how to prioritize and view challenges within complex clinical settings.
The group will also experience how the goal of partnership between patients and practitioners results in the healing process. In addition, the participants will review how personalized care shines a light on the unique conditions of each individual promoting the commitment to self-exploration and self-development.
Dr. Margrit Mikulis graduated from the National University if Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is the owner of Living Natural Inc., which is an established center for natural healthcare in Nashua New Hampshire. For over a decade she has served families throughout the United States integrating Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Nutrition. Her medical specialties include Lyme and Autoimmune disease, and personalized medicine. She encourages her clients to embrace the “journey” towards health emphasizing a comprehensive model for wellness
With Cynthia Copple
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition. WebMD says Chronic Fatigue has no known causes. According to Ayurveda, the only real cure for any disease is to eliminate the cause, which, according to Ayurveda, is depleted ojas. In this discussion we will talk about many factors of what drains the ojas, causing extreme fatigue and discuss protocols for reversing Chronic Fatigue.
Cynthia Copple is a co-founder of NAMA, co-founder of Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda and Director of Lotus Holistic Health Institute (since 1982). She is the author of “Know Your Blueprint: The Ayurvedic Secret to Restoring Your Vitality in 30 Days.” In her previous life, she was a Vietnam war correspondent and photographer and is working on a memoir. She is a Doctor of Ayurveda with over 35 years of clinical experience including running a successful Pancha Karma clinic for 28 years.
With Sushma Jakkula, AD
Insomnia is known as Anidra or NIdranasha in Ayurveda. It is one of the common problems of the modern world. Chronic insomnia can affect the quality of life and can cause severe physical and emotional illnesses. Ayurveda describes Nidra(sleep) as one of the three pillars or tripod of life. The other two being, Proper nourishment (Aaharam) and Right use of energy (Brahmacharyam). In this discussion, we will cover various factors causing insomnia, the doshas involved, its effects and the Ayurvedic remedies.
Sushma Jakkula, AD, is a classically trained Vaidya (Ayurvedic Physician). She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from NTR University of health sciences, Hyderabad, India. She has been practicing Ayurveda for the last 16 years and is currently practicing in Tampa, FL where she provides Ayurvedic consultations, therapies, and Ayurvedic education. She is the founder and president of Oja Ayurveda wellness center in Tampa, FL and has been a member of NAMA since 2015.
With Chaya~Sharon Heller, BA, CAP, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT500
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects each person differently with a variety of symptoms, categories and treatment options. In the 13 years of Chaya’s work in developing programs to assist people with MS, she has found Ayurveda’s tri-doshic theory and yoga’s approach to self-awareness, integration and deep relaxation provides the ability to discern individuals separate from their diagnosis. Chaya will present her findings of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy for people with MS and share how to establish equilibrium through diet, lifestyle and yoga therapy
Chaya~Sharon Heller, BA, CAP, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT500 of ChayaVeda™ Integrative Healing Arts, is an Integrative Medicine Wellness Educator at Shands Hospital. Chaya authored "Yoga of Action: Holistic Lifestyle and Adaptive Yoga for People with MS and Similar Conditions." She taught adaptive yoga and wellness programs for the National MS Society for over ten years and has been featured on the Wellness TV Network, in Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off The Mat and the Yoga International Magazine. She is a national program facilitator, speaker, and educator, garnering prodigious testimonials for her life-changing work.
Seminars in Ayurveda with Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum
In this discussion, Dr. Teitelbaum will present the definition of Osteoporosis, treatment protocols, the modern medical approach to treating osteoporosis using first hormone replacement therapy, and now bisphosphonates, and the “holistic” approach. Understanding Ayurveda and the seven dhatus is the key to a safer and more efficient way to deliver calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D and K2, and Ayurvedic formulas. This discussion will also include proper nourishment of the seven dhatus and the dangers of a vegan diet.
Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1984. She immediately began her studies with Maharishi Ayurveda, obtaining Ayurvedic Practitioner certification in 1992. In the late 1990’s she began a 17-year one-on-one internship with Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra. Dr. Teitelbaum is now writing books based on the knowledge Vaidya Mishra imparted to her before his untimely passing in April of 2017. The first book is the Ayurvedic approach to treating the thyroid gland, and is due for release in the Spring of 2019, published by Inner Traditions Publishers.