Apr
24
8:30 AM08:30

How to Start a Practice From the Ground Up

with Susan Etheridge and Lisa Boldin

Friday, April 24, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Practicum is a separate registration. Earn 5 PACE credits for attending. Cost: $75 Members; $95 Non-members

FOUNDATIONAL PRACTICUM – Building your own Ayurvedic practice from the ground up is no easy feet. Juggling the myriad details and steps involved—finding a location, adhering to government-mandated regulations, understanding and managing the revenue cycle, investing in the right tools and keeping up with patient satisfaction, legal contracts, and intake forms—means you can easily become overwhelmed and miss crucial steps in the process. This practicum will cover the above topics so you can discover the best way to start your practice from the ground up.

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Apr
24
8:30 AM08:30

Ayurvedic Skin and Beauty Care

with Manisha Kshirsagar and Raja Sivamani

Friday, April 24, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Practicum is a separate registration. Earn 5 PACE credits for attending. Cost: $95 Members; $115 Non-members

FOUNDATIONAL PRACTICUM – Ayurveda has a long tradition of developing daily routines, practices, and special products for maintaining a radiant and beautiful appearance. The presenters will present these ancient Ayurvedic beauty secrets in the light of the latest medical research. Come join our presenter(s) to learn some new recipes for caring for your hair, nails, skin, eyes, and more, while gaining hands-on experience In Ayurvedic self-care.

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Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

Clinical Application of Marma Therapy

with Anusha Druve and Purnima Chaudhari

Friday, April 24, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Practicum is a separate registration. Earn 5 PACE credits for attending. Cost: $75 Members; $95 Non-members

ADVANCED PRACTICUM – Ayurveda defines marma points as junctions between the physical, astral, and causal bodies.To understand the role of marma points in Ayurvedic medicine we must go beyond the confines of the srotamsi and enter into the realm of the nadis, where the proper flow of pranais restored for optimal health. This practicum will provide hands-on experience in marma therapy as well as the theory behind this technique for managing common diseases.

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Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

How to Harness the Power of Digital Age

with Kathy Jo Staheli, AD and Amish Shah

Friday, April 24, 1:00-4:00 pm

Practicum is a separate registration. Earn 5 PACE credits for attending. Cost: $75 Members; $95 Non-members

This specialized practicum will help unravel the complexities of today’s digital marketing environment and enrich your understanding of how to navigate its continually evolving opportunities and challenges. Topics addressed will include audience demographics and psychographics, P&L, digital marketing analytics, search engine optimization, and social media marketing. You’ll come away from this hands-on training with a powerful new set of stories, concepts, and tools to help you digitally create, distribute, promote, and price your Ayurvedic products and services.

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Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

Ayurveda for Daily Living: Five Sense Therapy

with Suhas Kshirsagar and Anupama Kizhakkeveettil

Practicum is a separate registration. Earn 5 PACE credits for attending. Cost: $95 Members; $115 Non-members

Friday, April 24, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

FOUNDATIONAL PRACTICUM: This practicum will cover the basic rituals of caring for our five senses in support of our health as well as the prevention of disease. We will look at common health conditions that can be improved by these focused techniques. Demonstration and practice of special techniques, such as jala neti, abhyanga, tongue scraping, oil pulling, and nasya, will be included in the session.

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Apr
24
8:30 PM20:30

Ayurveda and Spirituality

with Vasant Lad

Friday, April 24th, 8:30 pm - 9:30 PM

Vasant Lad is a native of India and served for three years as the Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a BAMS degree from the University of Pune and a Master's of Ayurvedic Science (MAsc) degree from Tilay Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya. His academic and practical training include the study of allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda. He traveled to the U.S. in 1979 and started the Ayurvedic Institute in 1984. The author of numerous books, Vasant Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. His work, which comprises over 500,000 copies of his books in print in the U.S., has been translated into more than 20 languages.

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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Ayurveda Sadhana: Awaking Your Inner Medicine Power to Nourish and Heal

with Maya Tiwari

Saturday, April 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Maya Tiwari is an Ayurveda pioneer and best-selling author working in the field for more than 30 years. She established one of the first Ayurvedic school in North America in 1981, the Wise Earth School. Through her humanitarian work of Living Ahimsa and Peace Mandala, participants are taught to create inner harmony. Maya is a regular Featured Speaker at the Parliament of World Religions and other inter-faith conferences worldwide.

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Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Kaumarbhritya Tantra (Individual)

Saturday, April 25, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

ADVANCED TRACK – There is a special place in Ayurveda for the support of a woman’s health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. An understanding of all phases of fetal development and of how best to nurture the mother during each one is crucial to optimizing the pregnancy while securing the long-term health of both mother and child. 

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Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Herb and Formulations for Digestive Disorder (Panel)

Saturday, April 25, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

ADVANCED TRACK – Our panel of experts will share their experience of treating digestive disorders, focusing on their use of the Ayurvedic model of dravyagunato determine how to effectively integrate formulations from the Ayurvedic and Western pharmacopoeias. Each presenter will share a special case study that has proven successful in his or her practice and will include his or her top 10 herbs and formulations for digestive health. 

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Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Foods that Nourish the Mind (Panel)

Saturday, April 25, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

FOUNDATIONAL TRACK - Food provides us with not only sustenance for our bodies but also the basic gunas (“qualities”) that will either disturb or promote a peaceful and happy mind while nourishing our spiritual “bodies” as well. Our panel of presenters will provide examples of these foods as well as case studies from their practice that look at food’s role in emotional and spiritual health in a real-world context.  

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Apr
25
11:50 AM11:50

Science of Sleep (Individual)

Saturday, April 25, 11:50 AM -12:30 PM

FOUNDATIONAL TRACK – Sleep is considered one of the three pillars of a healthy life. More and more people are suffering from sleep issues that can compromise health on multiple levels. Modern pharmaceuticals can be helpful in the short term but can also cause complications. Finding a natural solution is always the best approach. Come and learn yoga nidra, pranayama, herbal protocols, and other yogic and Ayurvedic techniques for improving sleep.

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Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Vastu: Science of Our Living Spaces (Individual)

Saturday, April 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

FOUNDATIONAL TRACK Vastuis the ancient art of sacred architecture used to create home and work spaces that support greater health, vitality, and joy. Come learn how to incorporate the life force into your living spaces and understand the science of energy flow within your living or working environment. A walking tour of some very special buildings built according to vastuprinciples will be included in this session. 

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Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Pain Management (Panel)

Saturday, April 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

ADVANCED TRACK – As the overuse of opioids to manage pain has reached crisis proportions in this country, pain management has become one of the hottest medical issues of our time. At this point, research into natural approaches to pain management and ready access to methods and professionals that can help should be critical medical priorities. Ayurveda and yoga provide unique, time-tested approaches to managing this condition, and both of these ancient disciplines are poised to become part of the solution to this modern crisis.

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Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Ayurveda and Yoga for PTSD (Panel)

Saturday, April 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

ADVANCED TRACK – Post-traumatic stress disorder is as old as time, yet its frequency seems to have reached an unprecedented level in today’s world. Explore the teaching tools available to help individuals manage this sometimes crippling disorder. The panel will address how to use specific Ayurvedic and yogic techniques and practices to create a positive rehabilitation experience for those who struggle with this condition.

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Apr
25
4:30 PM16:30

Ama and Leaky Gut (PANEL)

Saturday, April 25, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ADVANCED TRACK – “Leaky gut” or small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has become a catch-all term in modern medicine for a wide array of digestive disorders. Understanding the role of amain light of the latest research around the gut/brain connection, inflammation, and the microbiome is key to healing and managing many chronic diseases. Case studies will be presented highlighting Ayurvedic protocols for alleviating various forms of this condition. 

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Apr
25
4:30 PM16:30

Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (INDIVIDUAL)

Saturday, April 25, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

ADVANCED TRACK – Levels of severity of rheumatoid arthritis have distinct characteristics that beg for precisely tailored management techniques. Learn how to evaluate the severity of an RA patient’s symptoms and how to manage them using a wide variety of Ayurvedic practices and herbal formulations

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Apr
25
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga for Cardio Metabolic Disorder (PANEL)

Saturday, April 25, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

FOUNDATIONAL TRACK – The practice of various yogic & Ayurvedic techniques has been shown to aid in the prevention and reversal of heart disease as well as the wide spectrum of associated metabolic disorders, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol.  Panelists will present an overview of the subject as well as relevant case studies that provide evidence of the benefits of yoga & Ayurveda for people with these conditions that has been validated by medical research.

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Apr
25
5:20 PM17:20

Management of Type 2 Diabetes (Individual)

Saturday, April 25, 2019 5:20 PM - 6:00 PM

ADVANCED TRACK – Type 2 diabetes has become a worldwide challenge that now confronts individuals at every stage of life. Ayurvedic and Western physicians concur that diet and lifestyle measures are essential to successful diabetes management. An integrated approach to working in concert with allopathic physicians will provide greater support to those looking for a more natural and balanced solution to this condition.

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Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Nature of Reality

with Deepak Chopra MD, FACP

Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 pm - 8:30 PM

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, Founder of The Chopra Foundation and Cofounder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing and Jiyo.com, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century." Dr. Chopra is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and is the host of the podcast "Deepak Chopra's Infinite Potential" (March 18, 2019). Dr. Chopra is recognized as a prolific author of over 86 books translated into over 43 languages, with 26 books reaching the status of New York Times bestsellers.

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Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy for Spiritual Wellness

with Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, C-IAYT, CAHC, D.Litt. (Yoga), AYT-NAMA

Sunday, April 26th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dilip is a retired vascular surgeon turned yoga acharya, Certified Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, and Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor. He serves on local and national healthcare boards, such as the American Heart Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, VA, and Life in Yoga Institute. In January 2019 he was awarded a Doctor of Letters degree in Yoga by the best yoga university in the world, SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anushandhana Samsthana) of Benfaluru, India. His latest book was published in 2017, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, and Western Medicine: A Healthy Convergence. Dr. Sarkar is a lifetime member of NAMA.

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