workshops

Ayurveda & The Elements @ Riverbed Yoga Guerneville

April 06, 2019

Sliding scale $10-$20

The Moon Cycle and Astrology are deeply embedded into the roots of Ayurveda, India’s 6,000 year old ancient healing system. Join the Sisterhood for this special New Moon Circle celebrating the principles of Ayurveda and elemental theory. We will be calling on each of the five elements—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—and fully embodying each element through our sense of taste! We will experience the varying impact each element and subsequent taste has on our mind-body system, and learn how to use this wisdom to ease our transition into early spring. Facilitated by Ayurvedic Chef   + Transformation Coach Kim Lavere — kimlavere.com

Time 7-9pm

CHEF RICH LA MARITA AND CHEF KIM LA VERE ARE TAKING OVER THE NATURAL GOURMET INSTITUTES FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER SERIES WITH THEIR 6-COURSE AYURVEDIC TASTING MENU! COME JOIN US FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH FROM 6:30-9PM FOR AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE, WHERE EACH DISH WILL REPRESENT EACH OF THE SIX TASTES OF AYURVEDA. THE CONCEPT & MENU WAS DEVELOPED AND WILL BE EXECUTED BY CHEF RICHARD LA MARITA AND CHEF KIM LA VERE. EACH COURSE WILL INCLUDE A BRIEF PRESENTATION ON AYURVEDA, IT'S HISTORY, AND HOW YOU CAN INCORPORATE AYURVEDA + HEALING WITH WHOLE FOODS INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE. SPOTS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK AND CLICK ON THE FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER FOR SEPT 7TH. THANKS SO MUCH AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

SAMPLE MENU (subject to slight variations based on seasonality & availability of produce):

APPETIZER

Sweet: Kir Royale Kombucha – Kombucha with Beetroot Ginger Syrup; Saffron Kitchari Arancini, Mint Chutneys, Toasted Coconut

Sour: Summer Tomato Salad served Raw and Roasted, Housemade Burrata, Preserved Lemon, Tamarind Honey Dressing

ENTREE

Salty: Miso Soup, Nettle Kombu Dashi, Harvested Seaweed Gomasio, Crispy Tofu, Mushroom Bacon

Pungent: Summer Vegetable Uttapam with Curry Leaf Chutney, Cucumber Salad with Cumin and Mint, Cilantro Oil

Bitter: Coffee Mango Glazed Seitan, Wilted Summer Greens, Fried Baby Artichokes, Brussels Sprout Cabbage Slaw

DESSERT

Astringent: Golden Milk Cashew Cheesecake, Walnut and Date Crust, Pomegranate Syrup, Hoshigaki

Dessert as medicine! Come join me and ethno-botanist Alice Encinas-Duvernell of Biophilia Bontanicals for a unique workshop combining delicious chocolate with Ayurvedic herbs & spices, many of which can be found in your own kitchen! Students will be introduced to the six tastes of Ayurveda, their effects on the body, and learn how to use them in relation to their own individual body constitution. Here, culinary herbal wisdom meets the sensuous deliciousness and complexity of cacao medicine and chocolate making.

Vata, Pitta, and Kapha- heard these terms but not sure exactly what they mean or where you fall? During this course we will help you discover your unique predominant dosha and steer you toward the herbs that will best support your body.

In the second part of the class, you will be invited to work on designing an artisinal, medicinal chocolate that corresponds to your body type and constitution. You will experience and understand how different tastes affect our health, emotions and body in a fun, delicious, and interactive way!

Students will get also get to take home their mini chocolate creations! Chocolates in the photo include Coconut Chile Coffee, Sea Buckthorn Rosehip & Marshmallow Hibiscus Matcha Chocolate Truffles.  

Dessert as medicine? Um, yes please. Come join me and ethno-botanist Alice Encinas-Duvernell of Biophilia Bontanicals for a unique workshop combining delicious chocolate with Ayurvedic herbs & spices, many of which can be found in your own kitchen! Students will be introduced to the six tastes of Ayurveda, their effects on the body, and learn how to use them in relation to their own individual body constitution. Here, culinary herbal wisdom meets the sensuous deliciousness and complexity of cacao medicine and chocolate making.

Vata, Pitta, and Kapha- heard these terms but not sure exactly what they mean or where you fall? During this course we will help you discover your unique predominant dosha and steer you toward the herbs that will best support your body.

In the second part of the class, you will be invited to work on designing an artisinal, medicinal chocolate that corresponds to your body type and constitution. You will experience and understand how different tastes affect our health, emotions and body in a fun, delicious, and interactive way!

Students will get also get to take home their mini chocolate creations! Chocolates in the photo include Coconut Chile Coffee, Sea Buckthorn Rosehip & Marshmallow Hibiscus Matcha Chocolate Truffles.  

2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed : Ayurveda & Stress Management @ East Meets West Fest

October 15, 2017

Free with Admission to EMWF

During This Interactive Workshop, We Will Use An Ayurvedic Approach To Define Symptoms Of Stress Showing Up In The Mind & Body, And Uncover Ways To Alleviate Stress In Your Daily Routine.  Learn More About Specific Foods & Herbs That Help To Pacify Stress, Breathing Techniques, And Lifestyle Shifts That Will Keep You More In Balance.  We Will Also Combine Ayurveda With Coaching Techniques To Better Address The Root Cause Of Stress In The Mind, And Establish New Practices That Improve Well-Being And Resiliency.

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