Ayurveda, known as the sister-science of yoga, is a system based upon these five elements of: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These five elements combine to form three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). We each have these three doshas in varying proportions at birth, and this original ratio tends to change due to stresses of modern living. Come explore how Ayurveda supports the process of moving from a state of imbalance toward the harmony of balance.
Julie Dunlop, author of Ocean of Yoga: Meditations on Yoga and Ayurveda for Balance, Awareness, and Well-Being, has been an adjunct faculty member in the English Department at CNM for 17 years. She is a certified yoga teacher RYT-500 through Yoga Alliance and a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Weaving together language, poetry, yoga, and Ayurveda, she enjoys sharing pathways to well-being supporting the overall health of our community.