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Shadras: The Healing Powers of the Six Ayurvedic Tastes by Sarah Dunfee

November 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Ayurveda is a holistic eastern healing system that originates in ancient India. According to Ayurveda, there are 5 elements that we consume and digest through what we eat as well as the environment around us. These 5 elements make up our “dosha” type, also known as our physio-metabolic constitution type.

Depending on one’s inherent nature as well as the current imbalances they may be experiencing, different tastes (“rasas”) are key to reducing excess accumulations as well as nourishing any depletions. Food choices are pertinent in the concept of “let thy food be thy medicine,” and is something that the majority of us have a certain amount of control over in our lives.

We will go into detail about the benefits and properties of each taste and what happens if we include too little or too much of any of them. No food is considered inherently “good” or “bad,” as each substance in the universe has potential to be used as medicine, depending on time, place, and circumstance.

Come learn about how you can use the Shadras (6 tastes of Ayurveda) to balance your mind, body, and spirit.

Sarah Dunfee is a NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. She studied the Ayurvedic Practitioners Program at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to that, she studied at the Ayurvedic College for Wellbeing in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Sarah also apprenticed in Panchakarma during her time at the Ayurvedic College for Wellbeing. She has also studied Ayurvedic Therapies at Vaidyagrama Healing Village in Coimbatore, India, along with many other Continuing Education courses in Ayurveda and its sister sciences. In addition to Ayurveda, Sarah holds two 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificates: one in Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series from Ashtanga Yoga Mysore in Mysore, India and one in Yoga Inbound from the Yoga Inbound school in Vrindavan, India. She teaches Ayurveda virtually to Hot Yoga Dundrum in Dublin, Ireland for their Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Sarah currently practices Ayurveda at Siskiyou Ayurveda on A Street in Ashland, Oregon as well as through her business, Bhumi Shakti Ayurveda, LLC. Sarah serves as a sub-committee member for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Additionally, she is a faculty member of the Banyan Botanicals Living Ayurveda Internship Programs and works as a Student Advisor and Health Certification Program Course Instructor for Chopra Global. Sarah has Ayurveda articles published online on Deepak Chopra’s website, which are available to the public to read on Chopra.com.

Presenter’s Website: https://www.bhumishaktiayurveda.com

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November 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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