July Sangha: An Ayurvedic Autumn and The Building Blocks of Ayurveda

Learn about Ayurveda’s uplifting science and spirituality, transformative lifestyle and healing foods and flavors. The Sunday Sanghas are both practical and sublime, incorporating seasonal health promoting and disease preventing measures from Ayurveda along with applied knowledge of Yoga and Vedanta to help transform the body, mind, and soul. You will leave empowered with knowledge to enhance health, personal insights, and easy seasonal Ayurvedic recipes.

Please bring your friends and family to this special talk on Sunday, July 27th.

Vedika Gurukula, College of AyurvedaVedika Global Presents



Understanding the Building Blocks of Ayurveda

Ambika (Suzanne Saucy) is a Vedika Global certified Ayurveda Health Counselor with advanced clinical internship in Vedika’s Ayurveda Wellness Clinic. She has a particular inclination towards psychology and in applying the principles of Vedanta and Yoga for healing mental/emotional imbalances.

Ambika’s teachings will be focused on:

--Basic understanding of the Panchmahabhutas (the five elements)

--The composition of the six tastes according to the Panchamahabhutas

--Knowledge of the six tastes and learning about food discrimination

Ambika's studies in Ayurveda have been inspired by her belief that the human being is composed of subtle and gross energy fields organized in a system that is  naturally designed to maintain health and equilibrium. When studying Ayurveda, the knowledge of the basic elements that connect all of life is essential to understanding why Ayurveda is such a comprehensive science.

Ayurvedic Living in the Fall Season

Ashley Caputo is a second year student in Vedika Global's Ayurveda Health Counselor program.

Ashley's teaching will include:

--Information about Abhyanga, Ayurveda's self-massage practice, to keep the body nourished and healthy during this drying season.

--Behavioral and daily regime recommendations for the late Summer and Fall seasons to keep the body in tune with nature

--Food recommendations to bring the body and digestion into balance during this hot and drying time

Ashley found her way to Ayurveda through her study and practice of Ayurveda's sister science of Yoga. She has a formal education in the Arts and continues to teach yoga classes in San Francisco, while currently working for Blurb, a self-publishing company.

Cooling Breaths and Autumn Beauty

Caitlin Berry  is a graduate of Vedika’s two-year Ayurveda Health Counselor program.

Caitlin will demonstrate:

--A balancing, effective, and cooling Pranayama (breathing exercise) appropriate for all seasons, but especially supportive of the transition from Summer into Fall. This Pranayama keeps the blood pure and the mind calm, benefitting the body from the inside out.

--Sweet and simple calming facial masks using cool cucumbers and other delightfully common ingredients that are ideal for the fall season, treating the body from the outside in.

Caitlin was drawn to Ayurveda by the idea of healing through food, but her interest in the science was sealed through its psychology and philosophy. Committed to empowering others to realize their greatness, Caitlin has enjoyed discovering how she can apply her learnings to support the work she does in education with children and adults alike.

A Classical Ayurvedic Recipe for the Fall

Brittany Barrett completed three years of study at Vedika Global earning a degree in Ayurvedic Health Counseling.

Brittany's teaching will include:

--An explanation and demo of a delicious vegetarian dish that is perfect for Fall. A description of all of the ingredients in the dish and their medicinal properties.

--Several kitchen tips and tricks to keep you balanced as the seasons change.

Brittany came to Ayurveda through her personal quest to seek natural healing from a chronic digestive disease. She discovered Vedika Global in 2010, and was cured through following an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle.

Since graduating in 2012, Brittany founded Daily Ayurveda. She is very passionate about the medicinal properties of foods and spices and teaches group and private cooking classes as well as personalized one on one health counseling. When she is not working with clients, you may find her blogging about Ayurveda.

2 pm to 5 pm – Teachings, Q & A, plus Seasonal Ayurvedic Cooking Demo
5 pm to 6 pm – Vegetarian Potluck*

* No meat, fish or eggs. Dairy okay.

Please Bring:
--A vegetarian potluck dish (5 pm to 6 pm) and/or flowers to add beauty to the space :)
--Friends or family

* Manageable children are okay, but must be under adult supervision at all times

Cost: By-donation, suggested donation is $10. All proceeds go to expanding our future sanghas, charitable events, and/or charitable organizations chosen by Vedika Global.

A note about RSVPs: If you RSVP "yes" and your plans later change, please adjust your RSVP on the site. This helps us plan how much food to prepare for the cooking demos (everybody gets tasty samples!) Thank you.

What's it like? For a glimpse into past Sanghas, please visit Vedika's YouTube site:


Tracy Cunningham

In service of Ayurveda,
Tracy Cunningham
Sangha Coordinator, Student – Vedika Global

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  • Tracy C.

    As always, we were blessed with incredible speakers. From the President of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) to visiting Doctors came deep words of wisdom. From Vedika's teachers came great personal stories and wisdom. And from the Vedika Global kitchen came great recipes adn Ayurvedic additions to the community potluck. Thanks to all for coming and building our lovely community.

    July 27, 2014

    • lalitha

      Thanks for helping organize a very enlightening event. I enjoyed it :)

      1 · July 27, 2014

    • Tracy C.

      You are welcome. Glad you could make it and keep remembering what makes you happy. :)

      July 28, 2014

  • AS

    I've spent time learning about Ayurveda from some of the best Vaidyas on the planet. Would love to share.

    July 9, 2014

    • Sreedev M.

      We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday!

      July 22, 2014

  • Tracy C.

    The +20 guests attending are students of Vedika Global.

    January 20, 2014

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