Using Yoga & Ayurveda for Practical Self Care
w/ Alex Ryberg & Jenny Griffith
You know there's more to yoga than showing up for class and doing countless down dogs (right?). You know you’re ready to dive deep, own your body & mind, and apply the practices for continual self care (we feel you). You know its possible!
Let us guide you.
YogaVeda - Yoga meaning union, Veda meaning knowledge - will be an experiential weekend of Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, goodness! Unifying the knowledge from both systems in a practical, simplistic way; to give you a taste, to inspire you to continue, to bring you closer to your Self.
Cost: $75 for whole weekend, or $30/Class
Saturday 10/8 - Chakras, Doshas, and Yoga Asana / 10:30am - 12:30pm
This Class will be half lecture and half experience! We’ll introduce Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science - a powerful form of ancient medicine, and help you understand the basic relationship among the three Ayurvedic Doshas - Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Yogic Chakras, and Yoga postures.
The yoga class will take the student through each dosha and chakras like a whimsical ride through the elements, leaving a super grounded outlook on the body through an Ayurvedic lens. Get ready to dig down deep into the soil through earthy poses, ignite your fire through heating twists/pranayama, and fluid dynamic movements full of wind and air to send your mind and body on an elemental pose party!
Saturday 10/8 - Vata in Fall, Day 1 / 2pm-4pm
What is the Vata Dosha?
Now that you have a general understanding of Ayurveda, we’ll talk about the Vata Dosha in more depth. How vata effects the dhatus, what a Vata pacifying diet looks like, foods to favor,
Vata season lifestyle choices, exercise, herbal support. This class will be primarily lecture with guided meditation at the end for grounding closure.
Sunday 10/9 - Vata in Fall, Day 2 / 10:30am - 12:30pm
How to Navigate Fall
Cleanse, importance of seasonal routine, how to navigate vata season gracefully.
Yogini & Advanced SomaVeda® Thai Integrative Therapist
“I can’t help but heal you!”
Alex is a passionate healer, artist, yogini, and visionary. Since 2011, she’s acquired over 500 hours in Yoga Teacher Training, exploring many traditions including iyengar, yin, hatha, and
tantra. She has also acquired 1028 HRs of advanced training in SomaVeda® Thai Yoga & Integrative Therapies, Ayurveda being one core modality within the system.
In the last four years, she has given over 1,000 hours of hands on healing sessions and taught over 100 students in the fundamentals of SomaVeda®, not only in her hometown of Cincinnati, but New York, Florida and Ecuador as well. She firmly believes that in order for our world to radically change, we must work on ourselves consistently.
From that space of self-work we can open heartedly offer healing and compassionate care to others; inviting each person to enhance his or her life in whatever way makes sense. For now, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Yoga Therapy are the most practical ways Alex has found to effectively convey this message.
Ayurvedic Fusion Chef and Wellness Practitioner
“My kitchen is for dancing”
Jenny is a plant-based eater, photographer, dancer, and devout meditator. In 2009 she received her degree at the Midwest Culinary Institute to study Hospitality and Tourism management.
She studied; food, sustainable tourism, and management fundamentals. She then went forward to receive her bachelors in Hospitality at the University of Cincinnati.
Jenny worked in all different departments of the hospitality industry for 12 years. With a passion to cook and provide for others, she moved out west to delve into the holistic food scene.
She completed her Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Certification at the San Diego College of Ayurveda and her Food is Medicine Certification at the Svinanda Ashram. You can find her catering events, cheffing retreats, teaching cooking classes and blogging all about her love for Ayurveda at Xuxo Healing.