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Ayurvedic Rituals For Health & Happiness - Intensive


The system of Ayurveda is vast and profound with so many areas which can enhance our health, happiness and productivity. In this intensive Kimmana Nichols and Suze Retera will focus on the essential daily habits for the body, known in Ayurveda as dinacharya or daily rituals.

They are specific practices which are the foundation for a happy and healthy life because they encourage us to self-heal and decrease the ageing process. When practiced regularly they increase your motivation for life, harmonise the mind and emotions, and improve physical strength and radiant beauty. 

Kimmana will teach you the principles and theory behind the Ayurvedic practices and Suze will offer you yoga practices in which the balancing principles of Ayurveda are applied. The intensive will offer you both the theory and the embodied experience needed to easily apply the knowledge you gained in you daily life. 

Ayurveda is the world’s oldest recorded system of healing. Used for more than 5,000 years by thousands of doctors on millions of patients, it is a proven system of prevention and healing.
Ayurveda is based on the elements that are present in everything. It offers a unique system of treatment based on life-style adjustments and natural treatments, including yoga. Its profound classification of mind-body types provides a clear assessment of individual constitution and how to treat it holistically. This makes Ayurveda an ideal practice for disease prevention, promotion of longevity, and increasing our overall sense of wellbeing and happiness.

* A more balanced and purposeful life through using the 5 Elements
* An understanding of your most likely disease tendency and how to prevent it
* A movement practice which enlivens the mind, body and soul
* The 6 time periods of the day and what are the best actions for each period
* More than 10 life changing practices which support your spiritual and personal growth
* A community experience where connection and wisdom inspire life long friends

Session 1 | 9:30 - 12:30 hrs
The 5 elements of Ayurveda in relation to a balanced lifestyle. Understanding the 5 domains of life which must be balanced in order to be happy and healthy. 

Practical Experience:
5 Element Yoga Class to get your body moving and balance the elements inside your own being.

12:30 - 14:00 | Lunch at The Conscious Club

Session 2 | 14:00 - 17:00 hrs
The 3 Doshas in relation to lifestyle and body type. Understanding the 3 disease tendencies and what types of diseases and mental afflictions are most likely to develop for your type. Know which lifestyle choices you can make to prevent and cure disease for each type. 

Practical Experience:
Yoga class to balance the "Vata Disease Tendency"; healing the mind and restoring the intelligence which guides the body.

Session 1 | 9:30 - 12:30 hrs
The Ayurvedic bio-rhythms and the ideal practices for each time period of the day. Understanding the body's relationship to time and the Sun because our evolution has hardwired specific actions to be most powerful at specific periods of the day. Learning the relationship between Doshas and these time periods so that you can prevent your unique disease tendency by focusing on your actions during a certain 4hr period of the day. Taking advantage of the healing powers of nature by aligning with the most powerful thing in our solar system: THE SUN. 

Practical Experience: The life changing Ayurvedic rituals and applying them during the most productive time periods of the day. 

12:30 - 14:00 | Lunch at The Conscious Club

Session 2 | 14:00 - 17:00 hrs
The 10 most important daily rituals for health, happiness and prosperity. Highlighting the most important practices which if ignored can create serious diseases, and if used consistently are the foundation for vibrant and purposeful living. 

Practical Experience: Continuing with the life changing Ayurvedic rituals and applying them during the most productive time periods of the day. Extra time for individual questions and how to implement the Ayurvedic rituals into your lives. 

Kimmana Nichols
Naturopath and Ayurvedic Teacher Kimmana Nichols is the third generation from an entire family of holistic healers and educators.

With experience in more than 20 modalities of bodywork and medicine, his passion for healing arts and teaching has awakened a world wave of Vedic Wisdom changing lives.

He co-created ThaiVedic Systems to merge his modern understandings from massage and touch modalities, with the holistic wisdom and diagnostic system of Ayurveda.

For more information on his personal projects go to:

Suze Retera
Suze is a Psychologist, E-RYT200 yoga teacher and avid traveller. Being a searcher for her own unique way and personal growth, Suze started traveling and exploring from an early age on.

At the University of Tilburg and Nijmegen Suze studied Social and Cultural Psychology. During these studies she also started practicing yoga and soon completed her first teacher training. Throughout the years she continued expanding her knowledge in both areas and continued applying them in her coaching sessions and yoga classes.

In 2015 she took part in a yearlong training Family Constellations with Hylke Bonnema. She feels enriched by her studies, which have connected her to her passion: creating a life of joy and growth and supporting others in their pursuit of the same. Her clients praise Suze for her compassionate and personal, yet clear and grounded approach.

All over the world people are waking up. At The Conscious Club they are responding to this rise in global consciousness that is calling out for a more spiritual and sustainable lifestyle. They have created a sacred space, a transformational learning and lifestyle center to awaken mind, body and spirit, right in the city centre of Amsterdam. 

The Conscious Club is the showcase of the new sustainable future. They are the first public climate neutral canal house in Amsterdam. They rebuilt this former chocolate factory with a super high tech sustainable climate system and only used natural products to create a sacred space. Not just a conscious design but a design with soul through the amount of antique details and items with a story.

12 hours of Ayurveda & Yoga training
Two healthy lunches at The Conscious Club

You can join a free talk by Kimmana on Ayuveda & Essential oils on Thursday 15 June at The Conscious Club in Amsterdam.

Price: €190

Early bird discount of €20,- is available for the first 8 registrations with a full payment before 1 April 2017 only. To make use of the early bird discount please enter EARLYBIRD-AYURVEDA as the discount code.