In Sanskit, the word Ayur means 'Life' and Veda means 'Knowledge.' Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning “life knowledge.” It is the name of the world's oldest, most comprehensive health system, which offers unique insight into creating balance among all facets of wellness — physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual — using tools such as diet, plant remedies, daily schedule and lifestyle practices, movement and yoga, meditation, breath work, color, and aromatherapy to establish harmony between body, mind, and the natural world.

Balance in mind and body within the context of nature is divine natural order, according to Ayurveda. Action taken to cultivate cooperation between mind and body and the environment yields the symptoms of health that lay the foundation for true happiness and longevity. As preventative wellness, Ayurveda is behavioral medicine at its finest, making it a science of personal responsibility — one which trains you first intellectually, then intuitively, to make intelligent decisions.

This introductory class will give you insight into the basic principles of Ayurveda, identifying foundations for health and causes of disease. The theory of the five elements and three doshas will be discussed. Handouts will be given and note-taking is encouraged.

Saturday March 2 | 2 - 4PM

$35 | 20% off for members


Noël Graupner is an Ayurvedic nutritionist in NYC. She uses a variety of practical dietary, herbal and lifestyle methods to work with individuals and groups who desire to improve, restore, and maintain their vital health. All sessions are education based, with the intention of sharing Ayurvedic theory to create awareness around intelligent decision making. Currently she is working towards her PhD in Clinical Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda. For more information, visit .