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Weekend Retreat: Joy of Ayurveda with Mahavidya

Friday, July 12, 2024 Sunday, July 14, 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 phases of life.

Bring balance to your life!

Special Guest

Mary Thompson/Mahadivya is an internationally-recognized leader in Ayurveda education, with many years of experience teaching. Mahavidya trained with Dr. Marc Halpern at the California College of Ayurveda and received the titles Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist in October 1997.  In 1999, she studied with Drs. Subhash & Sunanda Ranade and Drs. Avinash & Bharti Lele during an internship in Pune, India with the International Academy of Ayurved.  She has continued her education with many Ayurvedic teachers and practitioners. In addition, Mary is a founding board member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.
Mahavidya’s teaching style is entertaining and enlightening. She has a gift for translating complex principles into easy-to-understand language. She is now a consultant dedicated to spreading Ayurvedic principles, supporting practitioners, and developing protocols to address imbalances using the tools of Ayurveda.

Daily Schedule

Friday 7/12
6:00–7:30pm Yoga Asana Class
7:30pm Vegetarian dinner

Saturday 7/13
6:00–7:15am Satsang (meditation, chanting and a short talk)
8:00am Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am Yoga Asana Class
12:00pm Vegetarian lunch
1:00pm Karma Yoga
2:00–3:30pm Ayurveda for Your Digestion with Mahavidya
4:00–5:30pm Kitchari Workshop
6:00pm Vegetarian dinner

Sunday 7/14
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 Afternoon Workshop: Self-Abhyanga (warm oil massage)
5:30–7:00pm Satsang and Soup (optional)

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




Friday, July 12, 2024
Sunday, July 14, 2024
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3741 West 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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