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What is Ayurveda? Masterclass


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Masterclass Overview:
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga developed in India thousands of years before modern medicine: Ayurveda continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1) the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body.
This Master Class provides foundational information on Ayurveda and the elemental energies that assure a fit vessel for wellness transformation.
What you will learn:
As a result of this Master Class, you will:
  • Develop a basic understanding of the elemental energies of the world from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • Learn how those energies combine to create an individual constitution
  • Develop effective self-care and patient-care strategies by understanding how the energetic shifts of days, seasons and stages of life impact the individual
Format:  On-Demand, Self-paced
Presenter: Diane M. Finlayson, M.A., C-IAYT, ERYT-500
Category: Professional and Continuing Education – Master Class
Location: Online
Credential: Certificate of Completion
CEUs: 1 CEU (Yoga Alliance)*

*Various other professional boards and organizations may accept this for continuing education requirements.  CEUs should be verified with the individual professional organization(s) for which you are seeking continuing education credit.
Who should participate:
Yoga practitioners; complementary and integrative health practitioners; nurses anyone interested in learning how to incorporate proven natural wellness practices into patient-care and self-care.
Pre-requisites:  None

Additional required materials:  N/A
What you will get:
  • Lifetime access to the Master Class presentation
  • Presentation PDF transcripts
  • Master Class Handouts
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1 CEU 
*CEUs should be verified with the individual professional organization(s) for which you are seeking continuing education credit.
Presenter Bio:
Diane Finlayson brings to her position deep institutional history in the field of yoga therapy as well as experience in curriculum development, program design, and teaching. Her master’s thesis was on the practice of Ayurveda in America.
Prior to joining MUIH, Finlayson was the owner of yama studio (Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation Arts) where she trained over 400 yoga therapists, therapeutic yoga teachers, ayurvedic wellness coaches, and meditation facilitators between 2000 and 2015. Hers was one of the first three studios to offer Yoga Teacher Training in the Baltimore area.
She has taught yoga philosophy and Ayurveda courses at Johns Hopkins Odyssey and Osher, Towson Osher, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Carroll Community College and the former Baltimore Hebrew University.
As an avid lifelong learner, Finlayson feels it is important to foster the ongoing love of learning and curiosity in those she teaches, and is committed to maintaining her connection to being a student as well as a teacher.

Offering Details:

*This offering is eligible for the PCE MUIH Community Benefit program. To redeem the benefit:

·          MUIH Employees and Current MUIH Students, retrieve promo codes for use upon enrollment through MyMUIH at MUIH PCE Benefits

·          MUIH Alumni, email with your name and course/program of interest to request a promo code upon verification of alumni status.

*Note: Only one promo code may be used at a time.

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