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Plant Medicine

The following information was submitted by Eileen Daugherty, a student in Karuna’s 500-Hour Five Element Shiatsu Program ,as a part of the Local Herbs and Plants as Medicine component of the training. In this elective to the shiatsu program, students study with local herbalist Chris Marano, RH of Clearpath Herbals. Students take herbal walks and forage indigenous…

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Poetry from The Shiatsu Training

I feel lucky.  I feel grateful.  I feel. I struggle with balance.  I struggle with weight. I struggle. I love my friends. I love my family. I love. I worry about gaining. I worry about losing. I worry. I experience joy. I experience grief. I experience. I encounter fear. I encounter anger. I encounter. I…

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program 2016

    Ella Maria Ciccone: I graduated from the 200-hr Teacher Training program at Karuna Yoga in 2010. This training has been fundamental to my spiritual journey and confidence as a yoga student and teacher. Enrolling in the program, I knew that yoga was “for me,” but what I did not realize was how deeply…

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What is Shiatsu?

What is Shiatsu?   As we prepare for our next 500-Hour Shiatsu Training Program, I decided to answer the question I hear the most: What is Shiatsu? The translation of the word Shiatsu is “finger pressure.” In addition to applying pressure with fingers and thumbs, practitioners will utilize other techniques such as stretching and joint…

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Key Elements of a Kapha Balancing Practice

Some Key Elements of a Kapha Balancing Practice: Choosing the following practices when feeling sluggish, stuck, clingy, unmotivated, tired, depressed…will move you back towards balance.  The more consistently you work with these elements in your practice, the deeper and more sustained the effects will become. –Move your body!  Although it may be difficult to tap…

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Key Elements of a Pitta Balancing Practice

Key Elements of a Pitta Balancing Practice: Choosing the following practices when feeling irritable, defensive, angry, frustrated, judgmental, jealous, resentful…will move you back towards balance.  The more consistently you work with these elements in your practice, the deeper and more sustained the effects will become. –Easy does it!  The flame that burns twice as bright…

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Key Elements of a Vata Balancing Practice

Some Key Elements of  a Vata Balancing Practice: Choosing the following practices when feeling fatigued, stressed, anxious, ungrounded, nervous, agitated, unable to sleep, overwhelmed, indecisive, frazzled, depleted (need I go on?) will move you back towards balance.  The more consistently you work with these elements in your practice, the deeper and more sustained the effects…

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Intro to Ayurveda

The 5 Elements create everything in the universe- including us! • Space • Air • Fire • Water • Earth . The 3 Doshas VATA: Communication + Transportation Space + Air Cold, dry, light, fast, mobile, rough Balanced: friendly, creative, busy, social, upbeat Unbalanced: Anxiety, insomnia, constipation, memory problems
 Treatment: Warm, well-spiced foods, abhyanga, meditation…

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Yoga for your Ayurvedic Constitution

Karuna is currently leading a series of workshops Yoga for your Ayurvedic Constitution. Each workshop is focused on one of the three Doshas or constitutions: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The workshops are co-led by Vanessa Serotta, RYT- 500 and Brooksley Williams, certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. VATA: A Grounding Practice
 Saturday, Aug. 29th, 1-3:30pm PITTA: A Centering Practice
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