About the Event
This three-day immersive journey will highlight Ayurveda's 5,000-year old spiritual and medical solutions to modern stress. The participant will discover powerful hands-on home practices to nurture the nervous system, calm stress and anxiety, manage sleep issues, balance hormonal disturbances.
The retreat begins with brunch on 11am Monday, March 04. The retreat concludes Thursday, March 07 after brunch around noon.
Tools and wisdom to use back home, including dietary advice, herbal wisdom, meditation techniques, breathing exercises, and core Ayurvedic principles of Dinacharya (daily routine) that help balance Vata dosha. In addition, the participant will meet like-minded people while enjoying nature and relaxing in the magical, tropical paradise of Haad Tien.
Fully experiencing the hands-on benefits of ancient practices that invite relaxation and calm while reducing burnout, stress, and anxiety.
Kamala has 30 years of experience in the healing arts. Following a degree in Psychology and training in Kundalini yoga she has dedicated her life to understanding true healing, learning from Kahunas in Hawaii, Shamans in Central America, and elder herbalists and midwives in California. She was initiated into Reiki at 21 and became a Reiki Master by 27. Twice in her life she has lived for 6 weeks with no food, subsisting only on water. She graduated from the California College of Ayurveda in 2006, advancing her training in tongue and pulse reading and studying in India for Pancha Karma, the Ayurvedic form of Detoxing. Kamala also practices many types of healing therapies and specializes in Chi Nei Tsang, a Taoist internal organ massage.
Michael received his Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University and is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He completed his meditation teacher training at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), and is a certified mindfulness teacher through the International Mindfulness Teacher's Association (IMTA). Since completing his first 10-day Vipassana retreat in India in 2007, he has since studied and practiced different meditation techniques and traditions, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Dzogchen, and others. His personal practice is in the Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhist tradition.
Cost: 490 $
Price of the retreat includes both daily meals, retreat programs, initial 20-minute intake, and tools needed, including oils, ghee, and tools for self care.
Accommodation not included.
Please message The Sanctuary for accommodation inquiries.
6am: pre-dawn rituals including oil pulling, tongue scraping, oleation, and neti.
6:30am: sunrise meditation and mantras
7:00: Movement, swim, and free time
9:30: Ayurvedic Principles
11am: Brunch and free time.
1pm: Stress and nervous system balancing
3pm: Ayurvedic practices; self abhyanga, Indian head massage
5pm: evening meditation and talk
7pm: free time and early to bed
Comments and Questions: Individual 15-20 minute consultations will be offered on the first afternoon from 12pm onward. Private sessions with the facilitators will be available on Thursday from 11am onward and are not included in the price.