Buddhi University- Ayurveda & Breathwork with Kathleen Rafaat

April 15, 2023

10:00 - 17:00

7843 Girard Ave



Buddhi University | Semester 4

Two part series with Kathleen Rafaat
Part 1 | Ayurveda, The Science of Life
April 15th, 10-1pm
(Pricing for Part 1 & 2: $225)

Dip your toes into the world of Ayurveda with this 3 hour introduction.

Understand the basics of this Life Science:

  • Know and understand your Dosha
  • Familiarize yourself with the 5 elements to create a practice for a healthy life
  • Incorporate Ayruveda into your life and teaching.

According to Ayurveda (Ayur is life and Veda is wisdom in Sanskrit), by living a balanced life in body, spirit and mind, we can live a longer healthier life. It is based on following the rhythms of the earth and waking up with the sun.

Ayurveda recommends such things as starting your day with a practice of pranayama and meditation, eating clean food at the right times for your body, avoiding overdoing or exhausting your body, as well as healthy sleep habits and doing good for others.

Suggested reading: “Ayurveda – Idiot’s Guide” by Sahara Rose Ketabi

Part 2 | Breathwork – A Journey into Pranayama, Meditation, Mudras and Mantras

April 15th, 2-5pm | $125

(Pricing for Part 1 & 2: $225)

This 3-hour seminar will introduce you to Pranayama, (Sanskrit for extension of the breath or life force) along with connecting the technique of mantras, mudras and meditation to enhance the experience of the practice. Use these techniques to develop your own personal practice and also teach this to your students.

Pranayama is a restorative practice that focuses on meditation and controlled breathing techniques that cultivate stillness and quiets the mind. Yogic breathwork is a fundamental part of every yoga style and Pranayama is an excellent tool that will enhance your practice on every level.

As we learn to harness the breath, we begin to experience a new level of mind/body awareness which improves our capacity to live in the present moment. Living in the present, or in a state of “mindfulness,” allows us to pay attention to our thoughts, feelings and surroundings without attaching judgement. Removing judgement from our thoughts strengthens our ability to control emotional reactions and invites peace and contentment into our daily lives.

Suggested reading: “Light on Pranayama” by B.K.S Iyengar



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