Sister Wisdom (History of Ayurveda and Yoga)

Uniting purification and balance as one practice for daily transformative Sadhana.

Friday, April 27

6:30 to 8:30 (lecture)

Ayurveda and Yoga have been given to us to balance our lives, enrich ourselves and through detoxifying impurities deliver us into the meaning of life. Opening the weekend with short Sanskrit verses from Ayurveda and Yoga texts we will use sound to initiate our learning. Rita ( law-rhythm) and Yajna (offering, joyous sacrifice) will be our tools to go deeper into the meaning of practice.


Daily Routines as healing method

Saturday, April 28

12:15 to 2:15 (lecture)

Daily routines enhance well being when they are balanced with Mother Nature. A strong regular repeated pattern of movement, sound, food, digestion and sleep provide the platform for balance between the micro and macro cosmos. This interfacing between the individual and the community surrounding her creates a flow of intelligence, artistry and joy. In this workshop listening and encouragement to follow the inner truths of rhythm through a basic examination of the practice of Ayurveda will be introduced. Learning the basics of the holistic science of Ayurveda offers the information to heal oneself with nature as one’s guide and friend.


Quelling Inflammation with Self-care.

The din of chronic inflammation as the underbelly of disorder in body, mind and relationship.

Sunday, April 29

12:30 to 2:30 (lecture)

Many diseases today whether they be personal, social and or universal levels may have been started from something good that went wild. Inflammation in our bodies, minds, bank accounts, country and spiritual practice can be the source of good gone bad. What are the steps to move out of an inflamed place toward the response of calm and kind attention? This workshop will focus on practices from Ayurveda and Yoga to reduce inflammation and settle down into SELF care.

Lisa began her studies of yoga in 1985 with David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1992. She made her first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in 1993. After several trips to Mysore, Lisa received Sri K Pattabhi Jois’s blessing to teach in 1997, and received Level 2 Authorization from Sharath Jois in 2009. With over 18 years of experience in Ayurveda, Lisa is a seasoned practitioner and has studied extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sunil Joshi, Dr Anil Kumar and Dr. Robert Svaboda. In addition, she holds a Yoga Therapy Certificate from B.K.S. Iyengar which was granted in 1996. Lisa is extremely grateful to her teachers and their teachers for passing on the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.