Saturday 18 Sept in Yoga Lane, Sai Yin Pun 2:00-5:00pm
Your first step to Ayurveda: doorway to true health (Level 1) 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 is Ayurveda? What’s the relationship between Ayurveda and other medical systems?
Introduction of Ayurveda 5 elements and 3 dosas
Assessment on your personal body type and current imbalances
Read your body: messages from your pulsation and tongues
Decode your type and your imbalances
Ayurveda Routine and Clock
Ayurveda Home Remedy (Herbs): discover what you can use from your kitchen!
Ayurveda & Yoga: Introductory
All props are provided. Come in comfortable wear as we’ll mostly be sitting down.
Contribution: $880 per person, $1600 for 2 persons.
What can you expect from this workshop?
Gift bag with Ayurveda goodies 😉
Understanding what Ayurveda is and what it means to you
Your own personal Ayurveda assessments
Ways to help yourself pacify your imbalances
10% off in Level 2 workshop (Ayurveda & Yoga Immersion – Create your own Ayurveda Yoga sequences at home)
Book in advance via Mind Body or Call/ Whats App Yoga Lane at 9339-9069
Connect with your 5 senses: Bring clarity to your inner-beings
An opportunity for you to relax and quiet down:
o We hope this Silent retreat is your starting point for practising silence in life.
o We believe practising silence give lots of positive effects on our mind and body.
o In silent retreat, we focus on connecting to 5 senses. During the process, you will enjoy being with yourself more and appreciate yourself more.
o You will renew energy in our silent retreat and return to your busy life with more calmness and grace.
o From a scientific point of view, silence serves the regeneration of brain cells for better learning and memory. Silence helps restore the nervous system and sustain energy.
o “The busier you are, the more you need quiet time.” (quoted from Harvard Business Review in March 2017)
How do we connectwith our 5 senses in this retreat?
1. Vision: on Day 1 the moment you arrive at Cheung Chau, you will immediately be absorbed by its serenity of the beautiful nature. On Day 3, the drawing meditation will continue to bring you calmness and clarity through your vision.
2. Hearing: most people agree that the sound of nature is the best music on earth. We will welcome you with a singing bowl evening on Day 1 to sooth your inner being.
3. Smell: the aroma yoga and self-reflection exercise on Day 2 to connect to self
4. Touch: we are yoga practitioners and instructors. We love take you for a walking meditation and yoga stretch classes to keep our physical body alive.
5. Taste: Mindful eating with vegetarian meals every day nourishes your body and mind.
3D2N Weekend Retreat Daily Program
(Subject to changes for final)
Day 1: Friday Afternoon: Arrival and Check in (4-5:30pm) Vegetarian Dinner Open Circle: House rules and Silence begins Relaxing Stretch and Singing bowl Rest Lights out
Day 2: Saturday Morning Gentle Stretch Vegetarian Breakfast Outdoor walking Meditation Vegetarian Lunch Aroma body stretch and Life events review Rest Vegetarian Dinner Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra Rest Lights Out
Day 3: Sunday Sunrise sitting meditation Vegetarian Breakfast Drawing meditation Silence ends Closing Tea Circle Vegetarian Lunch Afternoon: Check-out (2pm)
Must cancel by 6pm the night before the class. Late cancel and no-show will charge full fees.
Min 2 ppx, Max 6 ppl. All levels. Any cancellation will be informed before 6pm the night before the class if black rains, T8 and others. Payment: cash, PayMe or FPT
Pls follow below direction to join the class. The door will close on time. Pls arrive 5 mins earlier to settle down. Blocks/ knee pads are provided. Spare mats can be borrowed for $20 upon reservations. Temperature check in class.
Location: Class will be held in my cozy apartment in Sha Po New Village 🙂 quiet and surrounded with greens, birds and all those sing!
If you come from YSW ferry pier/ Main Street:
Pls follow the direction to Lamma Winds from Main Street and you will see Shao Po New Village sign opposite to flower shop.
If you come from Lamma Winds/ Power Station direction:
We will ask you to sign a declaration form that you have not been diagnosed with covid-19 past 21 days and have not be in close contact with any cases past 21 days.
How to find self-love & joys based on Ayurveda wisdoms
A special workshop to introduce you a new way to connect with your mind and body.
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old timeless ancient medical system originated in India and by using the techniques we can not just treat but also prevent you from developing diseases.
How do you find cure to your hurt and traumas? Do you feel connected enough to your mind and body and further to your spirituality?
Let me share Ayurveda, this timeless ancient wisdoms, with you on how you can become closer with your own mind and body first. Knowing “who you are” and “why you are how you are” is the first step to take your power back in life.
You will experience:
An introduction of Ayurveda, philosophy, origin, 5 elements, 3 doshas and trigunas
How Ayurveda decode physical-physiological and psychological aspects of individuals
Find out your innate body type, current imbalances and triguna (personality type)
The different techniques, yoga styles to pacify those imbalances
Learn the best meditation styles for your own type to treat your imbalances
Find out your own empowering questions of life to step on your self-discovery journey
We’ll serve tri-dosha herbal tea during our workshop.
Please wear comfortable clothes as we’ll be sitting down and doing assessments. Kindly bring your own water bottle, a pen and a receptive mind.
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
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
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.
Cancel if Black Rain/ Typhoon 8/ and less than 5 people for a full refund
BRING YOUR OWN MAT (you can store your mat temporarily in the farm if you wish to explore Lamma after the class and pick up your mat later)
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: 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.
Trial (2 Class to feel the benefits): HK$280 per person Single: HK$150 per person
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.