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Weekend Retreat: Mental Health & Wellness With Ayurveda

Friday, May 31, 2024 Sunday, June 2, 2024 PDT


Health is a positive state of happiness achieved through the normal condition of the doshas (constitution), dhatus (tissues), agni (digestive fire), and malas (waste). as well as a serene state of body, mind and senses. The strength of agni and doshas varies throughout the seasons. 

The Ayurvedic lifestyle is based on three things:

• Routine – Performing healthy practices at the same time each day embeds them in your lifestyle. Your body will know when to prepare itself to wake up, digest food and go to sleep. Regularity in your routines is essential. All of the body’s processes will benefit.

• Moderation – Provides balance to our lives and prevents overindulgence. Most commonly, the road to ill health begins with a lapse in judgment. Even though we know better, we frequently choose to make unhealthy choices, most often in pursuit of sense pleasures. This might be overloading the stomach with an excessive meal and disrupting our sleep cycle by staying up too late and sleeping during the day, or suppressing natural urges to cry, yawn, or even go to the bathroom.

• Tuning in to the natural rhythm of the doshas and agni – They naturally fluctuate during the day, by season and across phase of life.

Bring balance to your life!

Special Guest

Elana Berman is a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist (LCSW #73917), Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She provides individual therapy and somatic regulation sessions and is a facilitator of groups in which she teaches skills on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and on coping with the epidemic of loneliness and isolation. Her work includes mindfulness, breathing techniques and yoga. Her specialties include treatment and research of mood disorders, trauma, the relationship between trauma and physical ailments, treatment resistant depression, anxiety, and culturally inclusive care.

Daily Schedule

Friday 5/31
6:00–7:30pm Yoga Asana Class
7:30pm Vegetarian dinner

Saturday 6/1
6:00–7:15am Satsang (meditation, chanting and a short talk)
8:00am Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am Yoga Asana Class
11:30am Vegetarian lunch and Karma Yoga
2:00pm Talk on Ayurveda for Mental Health & Wellness with Elana Berman
4:30pm Cooking Workshop: Kitchari
5:30pm Vegetarian dinner

Sunday 6/2
6:00–7:15am Satsang
8:00am Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am Yoga Asana Class
12:00pm Vegetarian lunch
1:00pm Karma Yoga
2:00–3:30pm Trauma-Informed Yoga Class
5:30–7:00pm Satsang and Soup (optional)


Book an Ayurvedic Body Treatment on Sunday with Janine Guncic.
Available from 8:00am–3:00pm Sunday, June 2. Abhyanga and/or Shirodhara. Book here


Arrive Friday by 6:00pm and depart Sunday afternoon, or stay for evening Satsang.

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Sunday, June 2, 2024
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3741 West 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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(310) 822-9642
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