What is Living Wisdom?
I am a Medical Herbalist and an Ayurvedic Practitioner and as one of the few Ayurvedic practitioners in the UK I have seen the ever-increasing popularity of Yoga raise awareness of its sister science, Ayurveda. With its emphasis on preventative health, healing and promotion of longevity, Ayurveda is more than a system of medicine, it is a way of life that aims to enhance well-being through the union of physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Feedback from my books ‘The Ayurveda Bible’ and ‘Dispensing with Tradition’, made me realise that there was a need for an easily accessible, yet in-depth, introduction to Ayurveda. So, I collaborated with my friend and American polarity therapist, Gina Mastroluca, and in 2015 we launched our online course Living Wisdom: The Foundations of Ayurveda – www.learnlivingayurveda.com.
Living Wisdom offers a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of Ayurveda based on my extensive experience presenting Eastern philosophy in an accessible way for the Western mind. The course has been carefully structured to appeal to a range of people including yoga teachers, herbal practitioners, nutritional therapists and medical professionals, while still being accessible to everyone interested in improving their health and wellbeing. Covering 700 pages of Ayurvedic nutrition, herbal medicine, sattvic lifestyle and meditation practices over eight online modules, students will have access to online student forums, plus optional seasonal workshops to support their studies and journey through the course.
The course is only £395 for access to all eight modules for 18 months. For more information please call the clinic on 01451 810096.
Hay fever season is in full swing and anyone who suffers knows how miserable hay fever can be. Here’s a handy homemade remedy that can help to ease the symptoms…
This mix contains echinacea, chamomile and lemon balm to soothe the allergic response that sparks off symptoms, while agrimony and ground ivy calm any inflammation, drying up secretions.
Ingredients (makes enough to fill a 500ml (17 fl oz) jar)
400ml (14 fl oz) plant glycerol
100ml (3.5 fl oz) alcohol (vodka or brandy)
250g (9 oz) each fresh or 100g (3.5 oz) dried agrimony, chamomile, Echinacea, lemon balm and ground ivy
How to make
First mix the glycerol and alcohol together, then place the herbs in a wide-necked jar and pour the mixture over the herbs.
Leave to macerate for at least 2-3 weeks, stirring daily, and then strain through a fine mesh sieve or muslin, or press using a wine press, making sure that you squeeze as much liquid from the herbs as possible.
Pour into dark, sterilized bottles, label carefully and store in a cool, dark place.
How to use
Take a teaspoon 3-6 times daily in a little water, depending on the severity of the symptoms.
The Clover Mill – a boutique Ayurvedic Spa retreat.
‘The Clover Mill is a beautiful restful retreat, with lavish and innovative eco-accommodation to five star standards. Uniquely, it offers beautiful spa facilities, individualised treatments, yoga classes, training and dining founded on the ancient art and science of Ayurveda. It is the ultimate wellbeing escape; come and unwind with us.’ www.theclovermill.com
I have just visited The Clover Mill with some friends and spent two amazing days there – my photos don’t really do it justice! The whole experience – from the food, to the treatment rooms, the grounds and the atmosphere – was just fantastic and I am now incredibly excited to be going back to teach three workshops over the course of this summer.
Course 1 – June 30th – July 3rd – Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle to Balance Mind and Body
We will introduce the basic principles of Ayurveda, and help you discover your own constitutional type. You will learn how diet, herbs and lifestyle can help balance your constitution, and improve your health, happiness and wellbeing. From £795 per person fully inclusive of meals, accommodation, study course, consultation with Anne, Ayurvedic treatment and yoga class.
Course 2 – August 11-14th – Ayurveda for the Heart and Mind
We will introduce the basic principles of Ayurveda and the subtle anatomy of the heart and mind. We will explore our own mental and emotional constitutions and discover how the tools of Ayurveda, diet, herbs, meditation and lifestyle can help us to cultivate peace, joy and balance. From £795 per person fully inclusive of meals, accommodation, study course, consultation with Anne, Ayurvedic treatment and yoga class.
Course 3 – September 22-25th – Ayurveda for Women
We will introduce the basic principles of Ayurveda to enable us to understand ourselves and the cycles of womanhood. We will discuss how Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle and herbs can support us during the different seasons of our life, helping us to balance menstrual cycles, enhance fertility, prepare for the menopause and support us in later years. From £795 per person fully inclusive of meals, accommodation, study course, consultation with Anne, Ayurvedic treatment and yoga class.
- Personal Ayurvedic consultation with Anne (30mins)
- Free copy of Anne’s Ayurveda Bible
- Ayurvedic treatment (60mins)
- Yoga Class (60mins)
Each of these weekends are designed to stand alone, but all three taken consecutively provide a comprehensive introduction to Ayurveda.
If you would like any further information on the retreats please contact The Clover Mill on 01886 880 859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Living Wisdom: The Foundations of Ayurveda – by Anne McIntyre with Gina Mastroluca: Covering 700 pages of Ayurvedic nutrition, herbal medicine, sattvic lifestyle and meditation practices over eight online modules, students will have access to online student forums, plus optional seasonal workshops to support their studies and journey through the course. £395.