Each 5HR workshop will issue certification upon completion as part of registered Yoga Alliance Continued Education under YACEP that you can add as part of your RYT training hours. You can look up YA ID 386734 via Yoga Alliance YACEP Directory if you are an eligible RYT member
Series 1 Vata Dosha: Sunday 14 Aug 2-6pm (Completed)
Series 2 Pitta Dosha: Saturday 1 Oct 11:00-5:00pm (Last Spot) inclusive 1hr lunch free personal time Reserve HERE
Series 3 Kapha Dosha: December 2022 – to be confirmed
Level ONE: Ayurveda introduction to cover Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas in 3 series
Investment: HK$ 1500; Early Bird HK$ 1000 per person
Class Outlook: Your first step to Ayurveda: doorway to true health (Introduction) Be your own healer.
Come and learn about Ayurveda, the oldest medical system dated 5,000 years ago originated in India. Ayurveda has greatly influenced Chinese medicine and modern medicine. Ayurveda touches full spectrum of human life including our environments, anatomy, psychology, diets, daily routines and lifestyles. It teaches us how to connect our body, mind and spirit with the great Nature to find the best balance in health. A way to heal from the disease is to forgive a disease. An imbalance occurs when we cannot digest our food or our life experiences. Digestion is key to full health in Ayurveda. In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn about Ayurveda and what it means to you as an individual and understand the Ayurveda way of creating your own daily routines based on your body type and imbalances.
Ayurveda is a vast topic to discuss. We will focus on your body type and imbalances in this level 1 session and what tools you can use to pacify your current imbalances, whether in your body or mind.
What can you expect from this workshop?
Understanding what Ayurveda is and what it means to you
Your own personal Ayurveda assessments
Ways to help yourself pacify your imbalances and how to pacify different Dosha by creating your own yoga asana and movements
Receive an attendance certificate upon completion
Series 1 Vata Dosha 5 HR
Chapter 1. Origin of Ayurveda
1.1 ancient history
1.2 two streams
Chapter 2. Philosophy of Ayurveda
2.1 5 elements and 3 doshas
2.2 prakruti & vikruti
Chapter 3. Ayurveda lifestyle and tools
3.3vata dosha yoga therapy
Series 2 Pitta Dosha 5 HR to cover below topics but not limited to:
Chapter 4. Ayurveda on digestion
4.1 Digestive fire: agni
4.2 13 Types of Agni and 4 Tendencies
4.3 The root of all disease: Ama
Chapter 5. Meditation
5.1 five bodies
5.2 meditations for 3 doshas
Chapter 6. Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
6.1 Principle of Using Yoga Asanas for Heating & Cooling
6.2 pitta dosha yoga therapy sequence (easy)
Series 3 Kapha Dosha 5 HR to cover below topics but not limited to:
You will understand what it means in Ayurveda about how you feel and how you act in life.
Healing starts with understanding. An understanding of yourself and the connection between that and the roots of your imbalances.With an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist, you can expect to have an overview of who you are based on Ayurveda wisdoms and how you can change to become healthier and happier.
Your body has messages to tell you about everything you need to know. All you need to do is to take a chance to open that space, whether on your own or with a trained therapist.
We’ll sit together for 1-1.5hrs to go over your:
Your intention, chief concerns and goals
Prakruiti (Innate Body Type)
Vikruti (Current Imbalances – targeted dosha to treat)
Agni (Digestive system) Type and Strengths
Ama (Half digested wastes, meaning Toxins) level
Your lifestyle and daily routine
Your medical history and your chronic illness if any
Examine your pulse, tongue, nails and eyes
Meeting April and receiving her services has been life changing for me! I was struggling with poor bowel issues and wanted to seek more natural remedies to heal. I’ve been an avid practitioner of yoga, and have heard about the incredible benefits of Ayurveda as a sister science. April was so kind to help me personalise a regimen that was unique to me – which I frankly really needed. Although there is general health advice out there, Ayurveda really focuses on one’s personal features and tailoring a specific remedy. April’s approach isn’t just about taking certain supplements but rather creating a way of life and routine that is most beneficial for the individual. I am so thankful to have encountered April for opening up a whole new world of the benefits of Ayurveda!
nicole w. consultation with april during 2020-21, hong kong
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What is Ayurveda?
A: Ayurveda is a 5,000 years old, Indian and the oldest medical system documented in history. It is a pioneer and influencer to TCM and current Western medical system. Ayur = preservation of life, and Veda = wisdom. Ayurveda means “The Art of Longevity of Life.” Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra form a triangle of spiritual, body and mind of harmony in true health accordingly to old Indian scriptures. Ayurveda is all about coming back to the Mother Earth, and with the knowing that we are all connected with every living being. Ayurveda focuses on 5 elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth which result in 3 life principles of Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha. These components are everything that made of life, outside and inside us.
Q:What can I expect in my first Ayurveda personal consultation?
A: You will be guided through questions and conversations to go over your current imbalances, routine, diet, body type, digestive system, psychology, internal toxic level and targeted areas to treat. The initial session will last around 90 mins to really deep dive in who you are and how you live to find out the most appropriate/ natural way for your treatment based on Ayurveda. You will receive herbal supplement for immediate digestive issues when needed. You will also receive initial tips on your lifestyle changes (including routine, habits, exercise styles, meditation styles and so on) during the consultation. All the personal data and information will be kept highly confidential.
Q:What a follow-up Ayurveda holistic treatment would look like?
A: Once you have completed your first consultation, you’ll know what’s the most apparent imbalance dosha* to treat and work on. A treatment will focus on both your mind and body: a typical Vata imbalance treatment will include Pranayama (breathing) exercise, guided meditation, Ayurvedic Thai massage in targeted body part, led Ayurveda Yoga Therapy sequence and Reiki. A treatment will be around 60- 75 mins with a mix of modalities involved that’s designed only for you. It’s highly personalised and intent to be sustainable that you can also practice at home.
Q: What are the benefits of taking Ayurveda therapy and treatment compared to Western medicine?
A: Ayurveda is non-invasive. Ayurveda focuses on treating the root cause not the symptoms. The Ayurveda herbal supplements have very minimal side effects as they are sourced naturally. We provide a holistic way to help clients to live a healthier life. We also promote self-healing and self-empowerment as the herbal supplements will only work the best with a healthy change of lifestyle, habit and attitudes towards life. We empower our client to take back your power of your own health.
Q:What’s an ideal lead time (length) of an Ayurveda treatment to see the effect?
A: It depends on individual’s imbalances but ideally we’ll be checking-in once a week in the first start of the treatment for 4-8 week’s time.
*Dosha: Ether + Air = Vata Dosha, Fire + Water = Pitta Dosha, Earth + Water = Kapha Dosha, 3 different principle of life, different metabolism styles in the body and different tendencies that go out of whack – it is believed in Ayurveda that you are born with a certain dosha (or dual) type called Prikriti and the dosha can go out of imbalance due to external factors that’s called Virkuti, which is what we focus on when designing your treatments
Ayurveda Treatment Program
A treatment can only start after your initial Ayurveda personal consultation to set your goal to assess the progress. A typical treatment will last 60-75 mins per session, the plan will cover below but not limited to treat targeted dosha(s):
Ayurveda Yoga Therapy (a detox style of gentle Yoga flow with TaiChi, strengthening, de-heating and body water draining)
Nadis (Chinese meridian acupressure application)
Hands-on Reiki treatment
Vayu Ayurvedic Thai Massage (targeted body part)
Pranayama (breath work) & Guided meditation
Heart Compass counselling (optional): uproot your imbalances from finding out the root cause psychologically
Ayurvedic herbs, home remedies
Available face to face & ZOOM session now!
All your personal information and interview details will be highly confidential for treatment purpose only.
Personal consultation $850 (90mins), First time promo with 1 consultation & follow-up session (Treatment): $1600, 3 follow-up treatment sessions: $2600
Starting at 8:30AM on a rare-find organic farm on Lamma island, near HSY Beach. Click and Book HERE
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Get-away: Enjoy your weekend with Ayurveda Yoga and a short meditation on a beautiful local Organic farm on Lamma Island
I have stumbled into this beautiful and massive organic farm on Lamma island, the 3rd biggest island in Hong Kong. I feel fortunate enough to be able to share with you a very different face of Hong Kong, a tranquil, laid-back, friendly and slow paced islander life on Lamma. An opportunity for me to not just host my Yoga class on this island but also to support local organic produce.
This is definitely a special experience for anyone who likes to start your weekend early with some Yoga, mindfulness and meditation. And join us together to taste the farm cooking vegetarian simple breakfast, with the traditional charcoals cooking style, directly from farm to table.
You will find yourself in a different world from busy Hong Kong after a 30 min ferry ride from Central/ Aberdeen.
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Ayurveda is to preserve longevity of life. It’s within the triangle of Yoga and Tantra: Yoga (Spirit) <> Ayurveda (Body) <> Tantra (Mind) Ayurveda and Yoga are closely co-related and indifferent.
A typical class will include a theme with: Current Ayurveda group imbalance assessment, Breath Work (Pranayama), simple TaiChi, Chinese meridians stimulation, Yoga therapy, and short meditation based on Ayurveda wisdom for modern people
We’ll have 3 different types of Dosha class. For first timers, I suggest you to try a Vata and a Pitta class because everyone is having some degree of Vata imbalances especially during COVID-19 with lots of uncertainties and fears. And Hong Kong is a very Pitta city with majority of Pitta people, so you can also benefit from a Pitta class to slow down and relax. Every class is designed for all levels, including “Super Beginners.”
I normally design the class on the day depending on the Dosha types of students, season, weather and present events. Every class is slightly different each time, so you will always experience something new within your body and mind after the class. Please see below symptoms if you are curious which Dosha class is suitable for you.
Yoga for Vata Dosha (Best for most people with no apparent symptoms)
Rheumatism, infertility, impotence, digestive problems (constipation and loose stools), arthritis, respiratory issues, insomnia, weight loss, fidget, joint pains, g rey hair, hair loss, paralysis, dry skins, cold feet and hands, gasy
Anxiety, nervousness, fears, depressions, focus issues, quick to burn out, over enthusiastic, over worry, lack of sleep, dreamy, uncertainty towards future
Directional, spiral, calming and grounding
Yoga for Pitta Dosha
Acidity, Skin problems (rashes), allergy, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, herpes, inflammations, heart attacks, large intestine issues, loose stools
Impatient, resentment, jealous, anger, over competitive, burn-out, over achiever, perfectionist, greeds, intolerant
Soft, slow, de-heating and letting go
Yoga for Kapha Dosha
Anorexia, obesity, mucous, heaviness, bloated, pus, swell, over weight, diabetes, congestion, bad circulations, easy to get cold
Lazy, demotivated, inertia, depression, grief, loneliness, over-attachment, dependent, over sleep and eat
Strength, resilience, support, take your power back
Want to know better? Consult with me 1o1 to assess your Dosha body type and current imbalances to find out which class type is the best for you.
Disclaimer: please consult with your doctor if any chronic illness first. By reservation of your class, you will be asked to sign the waiver of liability for your own safety during the practice. Thank you for taking care of your own well-being.