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Ayurveda Seminar with Anne McIntyre

Fri 15th to Sun 17th Sept 2017

Going Deeper into the Doshas with the Opportunity to Constellate your own Dosha with Anne & the Group

 

The wisdom of Ayurveda provides insight into creating a lifestyle that is suited to each of our individual needs to prevent and treat our health problems. You will discover which foods and drinks are good for your constitution, whether they should be hot or cold, cooked or raw, which tastes they should have, and which herbs and spices are best. In addition you will also learn which forms of exercise are best suited to your constitution, when is the best time to wake up and go to bed! Ayurveda is a complete way of life.

The Weekend Workshop

This will be a small group with a maximum number of 12 participants to ensure that everyone who wants to will have time for Anne to assess their constitutional dosha and treatment plan for rebalancing within the group setting.

The Three Doshas

The 5 elements combine to form 3 basic forces known as doshas which exist in everything in the universe and influence all mental and physical processes. From ether and air the air principle Vata is created. Fire and water yield the fire principle Pitta. Earth and water produce the water principle Kapha.

According to Ayurveda we are all born with a particular balance of doshas and these proportions are largely determined by the balance of doshas in our parents at the time of our conception. Our body type, temperament, and susceptibility to illnesses are largely governed by the predominant dosha in our own individual constitution. In this way we inherit our basic constitution called the Prakruti, which remains unaltered throughout our lives.

The first requirement for health in Ayurveda is proper balance of the doshas. If the balance is disturbed by our diet, lifestyle or state of mind for example, illness (Vyadhi), of one kind or another eventually results. The disruption may be felt in physical discomfort and pain, or in mental and emotional suffering such as fear and anxiety, anger or jealousy. Our current state of imbalance causing such symptoms to manifest is known as our Vikruti.

To illustrate the Ayurvedic approach: a health problem associated with excess Kapha could be characterised by catarrh, lethargy, overweight and fluid retention. A diet consisting of warm, dry, light food would be advised since Kapha is cool and damp. Avoidance of foods with a cold, damp quality such as wheat and milk products and sugar which would serve to increase Kapha would also be recommended. Herbal remedies would include warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves and pepper to raise digestive fire and cleanse toxins from the body. Bitters such as turmeric and aloe vera may also be prescribed. The specific choice of herbal remedy depends on its “quality” or “energy” which Ayurveda determines according to 20 attributes (Vimshati guna) such as hot, cold, wet, dry, heavy or light. Ayurveda also classifies remedies according to six tastes, sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Sweet, sour and salty substances increase Kapha and decrease Vata, pungent, bitter and astringent tastes decrease Kapha and increase Vata, while sweet, bitter and astringent taste decrease Pitta and pungent, salty and sour increase Pitta.

 

Cost

For full seminar, shared cabin or yurt accommodation and all meals from Fri supper to Sun teatime is 225 euros . Due to the small numbers involved, a 50 euro deposit is required to reserve your space with full payment required by 18th August. Seminar days only including lunch 55 euros/day. Extra bed and breakfast and dinner on Sun night is 45 euros.

Arrival 4.00-6.00pm on Friday. Course begins with supper together on Friday followed by introductory session. Course ends with tea and cake at 4.00pm on Sunday, followed by departure.

Anne McIntyre is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (FNIMH), a Member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners' Association (MAPA), and has been practicing herbal medicine for over 30 years. She gives consultations from her practice at Artemis House in Gloucestershire and a clinic in London after which she prescribes herbs in the form of tinctures, teas and powders from her dispensary. She gives evening talks and runs regular courses in herbal medicine and Ayurveda for both practitioners and lay people from her home in the Cotswolds. She also has a delightful spiral herb garden which has been featured on The BBC's Gardener's World TV programme. She gives guided tours of the Herb Garden on summer evenings.

http://annemcintyre.com/

The Herbal Path Course 2017

with Medical Herbalist Maureen Robertson MNIMH and Jose Melo Musician and Song Writer

 

Sat 25th March to
Sun 2nd April 2017

 

Come and join us on the next part of our Journey together as Pilgrims on the Herbal Path on our new land near Lagos, Algarve.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Bendle (Herbalist UK) Herbs to support Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Stella Hogberg (Herbalist Sweden) Herbs and Massage for Lymphatic Cleansing

  • Cat Guarani Kaiowá (Practical Herbal Medicine, Portugal)

  • Fernanda Botelho (Portugal) tbc

  • International Sound Healing Therapist and Medicine Musician tbc.

2nd Herbal Apprenticeship in Healing Herbs and Medicine Music 2017

with Medical Herbalist Maureen Robertson MNIMH and Jose Melo Musician and Song Writer

 

Sun 10th Sept to Sun 8th Oct 2017

 

     Come and spend a month in the life of a Herbalist and Medicine Musician on Quinta Melilotus, a working Herb Farm, just 15mins from Lagos, south west Algarve, Portugal Join us for a unique experience working and learning alongside Maureen and Jose on their land just minutes from historic coastal town of Lagos, sandy beaches and cliff walks amongst West Algarve's unique flora. Quinta Melilotus is based on 6.6ha of almond, fig and olive groves and the new herb and vegetable gardens where you will be working and eating from.

Guest Speakers:

  • Anne McIntyre (Ayurvedic Herbalist, UK)

  • Fiona McKenzie (Healing Artist, UK)

  • Maureen Robertson (Medical Herbalist, PT&UK)

  • Jose' Melo (Musician, Song Writer, PT)

2nd Herbal Apprenticeship in Healing Herbs and Medicine Music 2017

with Medical Herbalist Maureen Robertson MNIMH and Jose Melo Musician and Song Writer

 

Sun 10th Sept to Sun 8th Oct 2017

 

     Come and spend a month in the life of a Herbalist and Medicine Musician on Quinta Melilotus, a working Herb Farm, just 15mins from Lagos, south west Algarve, Portugal Join us for a unique experience working and learning alongside Maureen and Jose on their land just minutes from historic coastal town of Lagos, sandy beaches and cliff walks amongst West Algarve's unique flora. Quinta Melilotus is based on 6.6ha of almond, fig and olive groves and the new herb and vegetable gardens where you will be working and eating from.

Guest Speakers:

  • Anne McIntyre (Ayurvedic Herbalist, UK)

  • Fiona McKenzie (Healing Artist, UK)

  • Maureen Robertson (Medical Herbalist, PT&UK)

  • Jose' Melo (Musician, Song Writer, PT)

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