Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
with Mahadevika and Mary Thompson (Mahavidya)
June 8 - 11, 2023
The Ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and health.
Discover your own personal constitution and learn the basic tools to keep your body, mind and spirit in balance through diet, lifestyle and other tools for healthy living. We’ll determine what kinds of activities and changes in your lifestyle can best help you restore balance. Includes detailed history intake, pulse and tongue analysis, diet and lifestyle evaluation. Please call to book your Ayurvedic consultation and complete your Intake Forms before your scheduled appointment time.
Ayurvedic Body Treatments
A beautifully relaxing and luxurious full body treatment. Includes Abhyanga, a herbal oil massage; followed by Shirodhara, a soothing, steady stream of herbal oil poured on to the forehead directly over the third eye, calming and purifying the mind. Last comes Swedhana, a full-body herbal steam treatment, which helps the oil and herbs penetrate the body, nourishing the skin and removing toxins.
Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. The Consultations and Body Treatments have an additional cost on top of what is being charged for Tuition and Accommodations. Please see our full Well-being Treatment Menu for descriptions and prices.
Talks will be given on topics such as: Ayurvedic constitution, Signs of imbalance and balancing therapies, Proper Digestion Guidelines to healthy eating, Ayurvedic lifestyle, seasonal and daily routines
6-8am Satsang: Guided silent meditation practice, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
12-1pm Workshop on Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Routines
1-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Arrival: Check-in time is 2:00pm. We encourage you to arrive by 4:00pm for the Asana class. Dinner is at 6:00pm and there will be a Welcoming Orientation at 7:00pm followed by Satsang at 7:30pm.
Departure: Check-out time is 12:00pm. You are welcome to stay in the ashram for the rest of the afternoon even after checking out of your room.
“Essentials of Yoga Practice & Philosophy” by Swami Sitaramananda
“Practical Ayurveda” by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers
WHAT TO BRING
slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, sitting cushion, water bottle, and, flashlight. All books and materials are available to order from our online boutique. (we will not have yoga mat and cushions available so please bring your own)
Mahadevika, director of the Yoga Farm’s Well Being Center, is a Sivananda Yoga teacher and full-time staff member of the Ashram. She completed her TTC in 2006; Advanced TTC in 2008; and the Sadhana Intensive. She is trained in Ayurveda body treatments and Ayurveda facial therapies by the…
Learn more about Mahadevika
Mary Thompson, C.A.S., P.K.S., (Ayurvedacharya), is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda and senior teacher with certifications as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist. Mary is a graduate of the first graduating class of the College in 1997. In 2008 she received the Charaka…
Learn more about Mary Thompson (Mahavidya)