We invite you to join Ella Young (Wellness Wins) for a Summer Radiance Workshop with gentle flowing yoga, ayurvedic lifestyle practices to assist body, mind and spirit, and a delicious organic lunch with produce supplied by Abel & Cole and lovingly prepared by Ella. We took some time our to hear more about what she has in store for us.

During this workshop we will take a holistic look at our lifestyles and assess where we can further assist our body, mind and spirit to radiate during these hotter, lighter, more energetic months. We will practice gentle flowing asanas (postures) as well as pranayama (breathing) techniques that both cool and balance the body.

Details

When? // Sunday 21st July, 12:30-3pm

Where? // Yoga Kula Studio, Leeds

Price? // £45, including lunch

How do I book? // Click here!


Tell us about your workshop! We can’t wait share such a beautiful afternoon with you.

This workshop will be nourishing on all levels. Whether you know a lot or a little about Ayurveda, you’ll have lots to gain from this afternoon (over and above the delicious lunch!). We will take a light hearted approach to dip our toes into an ancient science that has the potential to completely change lives.


Small changes can go along way and by taking away your voucher for £30 off Abel & Cole’s organic boxes as well as handouts on how to craft your own satisfying plant-based meals, you’ve got a helping hand to get you started on your Ayurvedic path.
 I can’t wait to see you and share the joys!

Important question on our mind – food! What will we be eating?!

Seasonal, organic, sustainable produce prepared with gigantic amounts of love! We will dine knowing that our feast has not caused famine for another, degradation of soil, nor plastic waste to end up in the ocean! The menu will be a tasty, summer surprise for all of those that join for the adventure… plant-powered medicine for the body, mind and soul.

We will enjoy a flowing yoga session harnessing the great powers of asana, pranayama and meditation, followed by discussion and learning about Ayurvedic practices that can nourish us throughout this pitta (hot & fiery) time of year. Then it’s time to tuck into our delicious organic summer spread!

How can what we eat affect our lifestyle?

The time we eat, what we eat and how we eat can all affect our general health. For example, if we are eating erratically, our temperament can become erratic; if we eat lots of cold, raw food, we can begin to feel undernourished and in desperate need of outsourcing love and comfort; if we eat while really focusing on something else (walking/talking/watching a programme), we become tired and dissatisfied from splaying our energy and ultimately, unfulfilled.
 Small changes such as more regular eating patterns, eating fresh whole foods and eating mindfully with a sense of gratitude can have a hugely positive effect!

What is Ayurveda and why is it an important aspect of who we are?

Ayurevda is the sister science of yoga. It’s about living in tune with the changing seasons, becoming adaptable and free. It is concerned with us living at our optimum using our daily lifestyle choices as a means of ‘medicine’. Our daily habits are the building blocks of our health and when we can understand more about our natural tendencies, we can enjoy a lifestyle that compliments that, keeping us in balance.

Ayurvedic medicine provides health implications for a yoga practitioner who can explore their mental and spiritual dimensions through their yoga practice. Both are needed in order to live a holistic, fulfilled life where we are able to enjoy the qualities of peace and contentment.

How did your interest in Ayurvedic practices come about? Has it always been a big part of your life?

In a way, yes. I’ve always gone to bed early; when the sun goes down, I go down. I’ve always enjoyed nourishing home made food and recognised nourishing practices. However, as a teen, I wasn’t formally aware of ‘Ayurveda’.

After graduating university I moved to Australia to immerse myself in the world of health and yoga. I was lucky enough to have crossed paths with an incredible woman who has lived and breathed Ayurveda. As I began eating more warming, nourishing food, I started gaining an understanding about what I was eating.

I was taught by an Ayurvedic doctor as part of my 800 hour yoga teacher training in Byron Bay. Jacinta McEwen has been practicing Ayurveda for over thirty years, and she shared her knowledge throughout my fourth and final semester of study with Byron Yoga Centre.

Where can we find out more about Ayurveda?

I would recommend Vasant Lad and David Frawley books and lectures. I would also recommend simply taking 10-20 minutes each morning to simply be… You are your greatest teacher.

There are also two great books available in the Yoga Kula studio shop, Ayurveda;  A practical guide to optimal health, healing, and vitality – Geeta Vara (£15.00) and Practical Ayurveda – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (£17.00)


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