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Introduction to Ayurveda - Anne McIntyre Fri 02 Jun - Sun 04 Jun

  • Well-being

Ayurveda comprises an incredible body of wisdom and offers a complete path of healing that can enhance our lives in profound and lasting ways.   The wisdom of Ayurveda is very practical and only really comes alive when you actually start to live by its advice and experience for yourself its power to transform us! It truly is living wisdom.

This two day course is a wonderful introduction to Ayurveda! It is packed with information and conveyed in a relaxed style. Teaching will be interspersed with practical work including herb tasting.


An Introduction to Ayurvedic Philosophy.

The five elements in people, food and herbs. Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology including the five elements and the three doshas

Prakruti and Vikruti

Your constitution - what you were born with (prakruti) and your current state of balance and health (vikruti) using a variety of diagnostic methods including history taking, pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Digestive Fire-Agni

Specific Ayurvedic herbs and formulae to keep the digestion healthy.


The six Tastes and Ayurvedic Energetics.

Learn how to balance your constitution by selecting herbs and foods based on the six tastes.

Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle.

How to choose the best foods for ourselves in each season and stage of life.

Herbs and Ayurveda

Anne McIntyre FNIMH MAPA

Herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, author, lecturer and gardener,  Anne McIntyre runs clinics in the Cotswolds and London, and teaches popular foraging and herbal medicine courses as well as workshops in Ayurveda in the UK, Europe and America.

Fully inclusive residential single £265; shared £225; Non-residential £185 includes supper Friday, lunch and supper Saturday and lunch on Sunday, plus all refreshments.

Arrival 4.00-6.00pm on Friday. Course begins with supper together on Friday followed by introductory session. Course ends with tea and cake at 4.00pm on Sunday, followed by departure.


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