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Ayurvedic Fundamentals w/Julia Byrem


Ayurveda is considered one of the oldest forms of medicine. Its origins are 5000 years old; references to the ancient practice are found in the Vedas. Ayurveda means the “Science of Life.” It emphasizes maintaining health by understanding and balancing one’s physical and mental health through diet and lifestyle. Ayurveda helps to determine your individual constitution and provides a plan tailored to maximize overall wellbeing.

Please join Julia Byrem as she introduces us to the basic principles of Ayurveda:

panca bhutas
the subtle doshas
daily clock & mindful eating
seasonal/life clock
basic dinacharya
shad rasa

About Julia:

“The story of my practice begins in 2002 when, as an undergraduate student, I found a deep resonance with the religious and spiritual philosophies of the east. At that point, it was all theory and I didn’t begin practicing yoga until 2006 when I became pregnant with my first child. It felt like coming home.

My personal philosophy is strongly influenced by Advaita vedanta and Daoism: the logic inherent in these systems speaks to my heart. deeply knowing the truth of non-dual reality has been a profound spiritual anchor for me. This philosophy informs my practice which in turn informs and ratifies my philosophy. 

Additionally, my background as a strength and conditioning coach has flavored my physical practice in two ways. First, approaching asana from a fitness perspective taught me many things about what yoga is not. Second, I have a deep appreciation for the body, for strength, perseverance, and the science of movement. 

My formal training in yoga and ayurveda was completed at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and offered the opportunity to study with honored teachers Yoganand Michael Carroll, Dr. Scott Blossom, Larissa Hall Carlson, Dr. Rosy Mann, and Joseph Le Page among others. Most recently I completed the Magu advanced teacher training with Alex Auder in Philadelphia. my informal training continues daily.”


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