with Sona Desai Buchanan
Meet for 4 weeks with other curious minds in this weekly virtual series
Sona has over 30 years of lived experience in this discipline
Learn about the 5 elements as they relate to the basic understanding of Ayurveda
Tap into the inate wisdom of this 5,000-year-old practice
What will you learn?
Ayurveda is an ancient, complex medical system and it is also simply put, the wisdom of life—a way of living in harmony with nature around you and also knowing the nature within you. The aims of Ayurveda and Yoga are the same—to offer us a path to self-discovery.
It is easy to forget how connected we are to everything around us. Yet daily cycles and seasonal rhythms—should we choose to lean into them—are the ultimate guide to navigating our wellness and connecting to our body's innate wisdom. Spring is a season of renewal, where we journey from the cold, damp dormancy of Winter into the heat, fire and activity of Summer. The days grow warmer and longer, the snow and ice begin to melt and nature reawakens from its dormant state to blossom forth in new growth. We are invited to do the same, setting roots that will sustain us through Fall.
This four-week series introduces the foundations and practical applications of Ayurveda & Yoga into our daily routines and rituals. These simple yet effective practices span a range of focuses; some are more broad themes, others are specific—some dietary, some meditative, some yoga or breath-based, and others geared to sleep or self-care. Some are universal and timeless, others are more individualized where one person's medicine could be another's poison.
The goal of this series is to help you to embody your deep relationship with nature, to discover your uniqueness, and to empower you to create a consistent, steadfast and meaningful practice that allows you to feel connected to yourself and the world around you each day.
Topics coverd include the following:
short yoga practices
PDF documents for you to print at home
Note: Yoga teachers (RYT) are eligible to receive 6 CE hours through Yoga Alliance upon completion of the series.
I’m a first-generation Indian American yoga educator with roots in Gujarat, India. I was born in Melbourne, Australia, raised in Raleigh, NC, and have since lived in NYC, Italy and Tacoma, WA. I am also a military spouse, currently living in Kailua, Hawai’i on Native Hawai’ian lands, with my husband and my 10 year old pup, Pickle.
I’m a Yoga and Ayurvedic practitioner and have been a student, mentor and guide for 12 years, facilitating teacher trainings, workshops, classes and team development. My mission is to honor, uphold and share my wisdom traditions in a simple and heartfelt way, while creating opportunities for awareness and action towards inclusivity, equity and access in yoga spaces, by businesses and teachers.
I received a dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Anthropology from New York University. I am an E-RYT 500 and graduate of Kripalu School of Yoga and 8 Limbs Yoga, with additional training in:
Prior to yoga, I worked in non-profits and universities to serve people with special needs, traumatized children, military families, and historically disenfranchised neighborhoods. I then worked in the private sector to help build my local yoga and wellness community. I shared yoga with veterans for several years before becoming a military spouse, and am currently working with Wounded Warrior Project. I am both an ongoing student of —and devoted advocate for —collective trauma awareness, anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusivity and body positivity and acceptance.
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What students say about Sona:
❝ Thank you for all your instruction and care over these recent years. You are a true jewel. Each session with you is really quite an experience, made so by your care, attention and skill. I feel dramatically better the rest of the day and beyond. You have some amazing skills and instincts. ❞
- Michael C.
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