Classes

Embrace a 10 Day Rejuvenation and Detox Home Cleanse
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Cultivate a Foundation of Ageless Beauty; From the Inside Out

September 20th , 2017        6:15-9:15 PM      $65 pre-pay/ $75 day of

This years Fall Cleanse falls on the New Moon!  Perfect time to set current intentions and healthy habits.  According to Ayurveda, the change of season is an ideal time to cleanse and rejuvenate the body.  

Are you ready to let go of what no longer services you?  Do you suffer from digestive issues, skin problems, low energy, lack of clarity, excess weight gain?

Learn how to eliminate toxins from your system painlessly with the use of herbs, oils, whole foods, and self-care.

…Or do you simply want to incorporate prevention techniques into your life?  If so, you can heal these dispositions by allowing Ayurveda to assist your body, mind, and spirit to create a state of harmony, vitality, balance,strength, and mental clarity.

The best part about this cleanse: It feels good, easy and effective! You won’t feel disappointed, exhausted or starving. You’ll want to incorporate the following modalities into your everyday life: Yoga, Dry Brushing, Self Oil Massage, Steaming, a Healthy Diet, and Proper Elimination.

You’ll leave knowing how to perform a life changing 10 Day home detox and rejuvenation program.

This workshop includes:

~ A workbook ~ With a detailed handout of your 10 day detox schedule

~ Anti-aging benefits of self massage and dry brushing

~ Recipes of different Kitcharis you’ll eat during the cleanse

~ A break down and short demos of all the aspects of your home detox

~ Opportunities to receive even more support throughout your cleanse

You will leave with:

~ All the tools and skills you need to do this cleanse safely at home

~ A booklet with a schedule of techniques and recipes to reuse each season

~ A support system

~ The option of receiving ongoing one-on-one support and body treatments

The Radiant Beauty Anti Aging Home Cleanse Experience will teach you the these ancient rituals to easily cultivate the inner and outer beauty you desire, naturally!

Continuing ED to LMP’s available. Receive CE’s for your certification or license while honoring your body and your health!

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMT,  CAP, CYI

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718. All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com.  Pre Pay through PayPal at nwayurveda@gmail.com  

(Send as a Friend)

Ayurvedic Cooking Class of Kitcharis and Ghee

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Stop Cravings and Absorb Nutrients from Your Food

Live Interactive Cooking Demo

September 27th, 2017         6:15-9:15 PM         $80 day of $75 pre pay

~ Ayurvedic Cooking Class

Preparation for 10 Day Detox, Six Tastes, and Meal Plan

Discover how easy it is to curb all cravings, feel lighter, and younger. Learn simple steps to cleanse and eat a balanced diet during this workshop. Cooking demo will set you up for a 10 Day whole food Ayurvedic cleanse.

Stop starving and depriving yourself while you detox. Use this 10 Day program to feel satisfied and nourished while you cleanse your body of excess fat, toxins, digestive discomfort, joint pain, stress, and insomnia.

This is your chance to transform and detoxify your body using Ayurvedic techniques that date back over 5,000 years.

We’ll cook three types of Kitchari (dhal soup with a grain) and make Ghee (clarified butter).

This workshop includes:

~ A live cooking demo

~ How to make Kitchari and Ghee

~ A booklet with the recipes for the 10 Day Cleanse

~ Ancient knowledge behind this transformational practice

~ A talk on the six tastes and how they eliminate cravings

~ A served meal

~ Ongoing support during your cleanse

Leave this workshop:

~ Feeling nourished and prepared for your 10 Day home cleanse

~ Your own serving of ghee (bring a small 40z jar)

~ Knowledge on how to combat cravings through the use of the six taste

~ All recipes so you can make this balanced meal at home

~ Tools to detox the body with nourishing satisfying foods

~ A support system in place to easily complete this 10 day detox

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMP & CAP

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718. All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com  PrePay over the phone or PayPal (send as a friend)

                                                                      

Join NW Ayurveda at Our Annual Free Ayurveda Fair.  Nickole will have booth up stairs with Banyan Botanical Organic Herbs, Organic Medicinal Oils, Ghee, Essential Oils, Tongue Scrapers, and more.  Nickole’s free lecture is on “Maintenance of Your Five Sensory Organs and Motor Functions”  We’ll go though daily rituals, oils, and herbs to maintenance our body to run smoothly through life.

2017 Six Part Ayurvedic Series

Wednesday Evenings 7 – 9 PM     $25 pre pay / $30 day of

All classes being held at The Madrona House, 1423 34th Ave, unit C, Seattle, WA, 98122

Ayurveda: “The science of life,” an East Indian holistic healing system, addresses each individual uniquely to re-establish harmony and balance.

February 22nd ~ How to Read Your Face, Eyes, Tongue, and Nails 

*(Feb 22nd class will be in Madrona at 1423 34th Ave Unit C, Seattle, WA 98122)

March 1st ~ Learning the Depths of Vata, Pitta, & Kapha (Part 1)

March 8th ~  Learning the Depths of Vata, Pitta, & Kapha  (Part 2)


March 22nd ~ Self Abhyanga, 
(additional fee for oils $5)                                

March 29th ~ Digestion. Emotions, and Elimination( Part One)


April 5th ~ Digestions, Emotions, and Elimination (Part Two)

Purchase any Four Wednesdays classes for $88 / save $12 

Purchase all Six Weds for $120 / save $30

2 – 12 CE’s for WA LMT’s.  Additional $5 prior to class for certificate.

The intention of the course materials covered in each class is to deeply enrich your life with a strong understanding and practical  application of traditional Ayurvedic wisdom.  All of the classes are designed t0 address various levels of knowledge, interest and skill. 

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMT,  CAP, CYI

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718. All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com.  Pre Pay through PayPal at nwayurveda@gmail.com  

(Send as a Friend)

Chakra Balancing and Koshas

March 19th, 2017      Sunday 2:30-5:30 PM      $45 pre-pay/ $50 day of

All classes being held at The Madrona House, 1423 34th Ave, unit C, Seattle, WA, 98122

Learn how to cleanse and balance your chakras as you become in tune with your Koshas, sheaths.
Koshas are the container to our existence.  

We embody wheels of light called Chakras in our physical body.  Each Chakra represents a state of consciousness.  Surrounding the Chakras are sheaths known as Koshas.  Durning this class we will use diagrams, meditation, colors, characteristics of emotions related to each organ, bija mantra sounds, and the placement of oil anointing to our chakras. 

With this information you can dissolve health issues and use these tools to create a vibrant healthy life.  You will leave filled with awareness, light, and a spiritual connection to your physical and emotional self. 

The last hour of class you will learn a routine on how to give and receive a chakra balancing session!  Come in comfortable clothing and wear a loose fitting tank top or sports bra for chakra anointing.

3 CE’s for WA LMT’s, additional $5 prior to workshop.  7 Chakra Blend Oil Sets for $75.

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMT,  CAP, CYI

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718.  All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com.  Pre Pay through PayPal at nwayurveda@gmail.com  (Send as a Friend)  Or mail a check to Nickole Gonzales 3272 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA, 98116

Radiant Beauty Anti Aging Two Day Experience

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Stop Cravings and Absorb Nutrients from Your Food

Live Interactive Cooking Demo

March 24, 2017         2;30-6;30 PM         $80 day of $75 pre pay

~ Ayurvedic Cooking Class

Preparation for 10 Day Detox, Six Tastes, and Meal Plan

Discover how easy it is to curb all cravings, feel lighter, and younger. Learn simple steps to cleanse and eat a balanced diet during this workshop. Cooking demo will set you up for a 10 Day whole food Ayurvedic cleanse.

Stop starving and depriving yourself while you detox. Use this 10 Day program to feel satisfied and nourished while you cleanse your body of excess fat, toxins, digestive discomfort, joint pain, stress, and insomnia.

This is your chance to transform and detoxify your body using Ayurvedic techniques that date back over 5,000 years.

We’ll cook three types of Kitchari (dhal soup with a grain), make Ghee (clarified butter), and Churnas (spice mixtures).

This workshop includes:

~ A live cooking demo

~ How to make Kitchari and Ghee

~ A booklet with recipes for the 10 Day Cleanse

~ Ancient knowledge behind this transformational practice

~ A talk on the six tastes and how they eliminate cravings

~ A served meal

~ Ongoing support during your cleanse

Leave this workshop:

~ Feeling nourished and prepared for your 10 Day home cleanse

~ Your own serving of ghee

~ A six tastes spice mix to balance your digestion

~ Knowledge on how to combat cravings

~ All recipes so you can make this balanced meal at home

~ Tools to detox the body with nourishing satisfying foods

~ A support system in place to easily complete this 10 day detox

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMP & CAP

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718. All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com

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10 Day Rejuvenation and Detox Cleanse

March 25th , 2017        2-5 PM      $65 pre-pay/ $75 day of

Are you ready to let go of that heavy feeling and embrace your true essence?

Cultivate a Foundation of Ageless Beauty; Start from the Inside Out.

Learn how to eliminate toxins from your system painlessly with the use of herbs, oils, whole foods, and self-care.

Do you suffer from digestive issues, skin problems, low energy, lack of clarity, excess weight gain?

…Or do you simply want to incorporate prevention techniques into your life? If so, you can heal these dispositions by allowing Ayurveda to assist your body, mind, and spirit to create a state of harmony, vitality, balance, strength, and mental clarity.

The best part about this cleanse: It feels good, easy and effective! You won’t feel disappointed, exhausted or starving. You’ll want to incorporate the following modalities into your everyday life: Yoga, Dry Brushing, Self Oil Massage, Steaming, a Healthy Diet, and Proper Elimination.

You’ll leave knowing how to perform a life changing 10 Day home detox and rejuvenation program.

This workshop includes:

~ A workbook so that you can take the knowledge of the class home

~ Anti-aging benefits of self massage and dry brushing

~ Learn easy time-tested detoxification techniques

~ A detailed handout of your 10 day detox schedule

~ A break down and short demos of all the aspects of your home detox

~ Opportunities to receive even more support throughout your cleanse

You will leave with:

~ All the tools and skills you need to do this cleanse safely at home

~ A booklet with a schedule of techniques and recipes to reuse each season

~ A support system

~ Encouragement and additional tips emailed to you during you’re at home cleanse

~ The option of receiving ongoing one-on-one support

The Radiant Beauty Anti Aging Two-Day Experience

Will teach you the secret ancient rituals to easily cultivate the inner and outer beauty you desire, naturally!

This one of a kind experience involves two workshops that can be taken separately or as a package (best value).

Save $30 when you book both workshops in advance.

Regularly $140 with early registration receive 7 hrs of experiential learning, yoga and rejuvenation for only $110

Continuing ED to LMP’s available. Receive CE’s for your certification or license while honoring your body and your health!

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718. All questions encouraged to call or email nwayurveda@gmail.com

Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage) Workshop

Presented by Nickole Gonzales LMP, CAP

April 1st , 2017 – 10AM – 6PM – Pre- Register Only $180

Traditional Abhyanga MassageIntroduction to Ayurvedic Massage, known as Abhyanga, originated in India. Abhyanga is a rhythmic massage traditionally with 2 therapists working simultaneously. Fluid movements are used to massage warm herbal oils into the bodies tissues. Combined with essential oils and Marma Chikitsa (pressure points), applied to specific areas of the body activating the organs and subtle channels of the body. Abhyanga helps remove impurities from the deep tissues, increases vitality and longevity.

This is a hands on workshop that you’ll learn from watching a few demonstrations and practicing on each other.  Each student will receive a detailed outline on “Ayurvedic Massage” with several Marma Chiktsa (energy points) forms.  Students will gain practical Ayurvedic skills to provide individualized care for specific client needs.  After this class you will feel confidant to advance in your practice, with your new innovative skills!

*Anyone can learn the basic principles of Ayurveda to help empower themselves and others.

You’ll learn how to give a 90 minute Abhyanga by one massage practitioner.

 $180, CE’s 8 hrs

To keep cost down of this workshop equipment is provide and some oils, but most materials aren’t.  Once you register I’ll send you a list of what you need.  Basics are sheets, hand towels, 16 oz of oil.

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMT,  CAP, RYI

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718.  All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com.  Pre Pay through PayPal at nwayurveda@gmail.com  (Send as a Friend)  Or mail a check to Nickole Gonzales 3272 California Ave SW, Suite 300, Seattle, 98116

Learn The Art and Science of  Shirodhara

April 2nd, 2017  Sunday 10am-6pm      Pre-Register Only $200

Definition of Shirodhara breaks down into two ideas: “shiro,” meaning head, and “dhara,” means steady flow.  Together they form a concept that aims to bring physical and emotional balance by rejuvenating the spirit and preserving our health.

Shirodhara is a practical method to restore the nervous system to optimal health.  It is one of the top therapies used to settle the mind by decreasing stress, anxiety, and improves memory. Promotes facial relaxation with a youthful appearance.  Shirodhara improves the function of the overall nervous system which regulates sleep patterns.  

In this class you’ll learn an introduction to Ayurvedic principles.  Basic understanding of the Doshas to know which essential oils are use for the mind.   Marma (energy) points for the face, hands, and feet.  Discussion of equipment with a demo of how to perform a safe and effective Shirodhara session.  Then you will practice this ancient therapy on each other.  This way you can experience it’s profound benefit first hand.

To keep cost down equipment is provided, but Materials Aren’t Included.   Good news is you are taking this class to provide this service then you’ll have everything you need other then the equipment.   Once you register with your deposit, I’ll send you a list of what is required for the workshop.  Basics are a half gallon of oil, sheets, hand towels, and washcloths.

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMT,  CAP, RYI

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718.  All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com.  Pre Pay through PayPal at nwayurveda@gmail.com  (Send as a Friend)  Or mail a check to Nickole Gonzales 3272 California Ave SW, Suite 300, Seattle, 98116

 

The Five Elements of Our Creations (Sankhya)

February 19th, 2017      Sunday 2:30-5:30 PM     $40 pre-pay / $45 day of

Sankhya, is expressed as model of evolving consciousness.   The use of Sankhya in our daily lives is for self healing. We’ll explore how our consciousness exist, lives, and dwells in the city of the senses and discover how the five elements make up the different doshas (unique constitutions).   With this information you will leave with a deeper understanding what the function of each element with its gunas/ attributes, karmas /action, and energy that creates Vata, Pitta, Kapha (doshas).   With this knowledge you will be able to counter balance with opposites to create a healthier lifestyle.

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMT,  CAP, CYI

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718.  All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com.  Pre Pay through PayPal at nwayurveda@gmail.com  (Send as a Friend)  Or mail a check to Nickole Gonzales 3272 California Ave SW, Suite 300, Seattle, 98116

The Art of External Bastis (cleansing)
Preparation & Application of 
Netra (eye), Hrid (heart), and Kati (back)  Bastis               

February 26th, 2017      Sunday  1:00-6:00 pm      $150  pre -pay only (Materials Included)

This is a hands on workshop.  The bastis are made from chapati flour.  The flour becomes a well/dam designed to hold different oils to promote healing to the specific area it is applied.  You will practice on fellow students under the guidance of Nickole Thornton Gonzales.

No need to be a practitioner for this workshop.  This is open for anyone that wants to receive these therapeutic therapies! After this class you will feel confidant to advance in your practice, with your new innovative skills to meet your expectations and the needs of your clients.  Bastis  unique modalitie provides alternative health care.  Bastis promote healing to the nervous system, muscular memory, and emotional well- being to prevent disease and restore your body back to optimal health.

5 CE’s for WA LMT’s, additional $5 prior to workshop.  If you are gluten free let me know prior.

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMT,  CAP, CYI

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718.  All questions encouraged to call or email

nwayurveda@gmail.com.  Pre Pay through PayPal at nwayurveda@gmail.com  (Send as a Friend)  *This Class is Being Held In Madrona at 1423 34th Ave. Unit C, Seattle, WA, 98122

Fourth Annual Free Seattle Ayurveda Fair

Sunset Hill Community Association
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, Washington 98117

October 15th, 2015 – 10AM – 5PM

Ayurveda Fair 2016
NW Ayurveda is proud to be a sponsor at our Fourth Ayurvedic Fair. We look forward to connecting with you! I’ll have a free raffle for a 1 hour consultation, powdered herbal blends (pre-made), Banyan products, and lovely oils.

Along with 20 other venders upstairs and downstairs eight amazing speakers offering Free 30 minute talks on Ayurveda.

To get familiar with our speakers and venders click on https:www.facebook.com/SeattleAyurvedaFair

We look forward to being of service to you!

Cost: Free! Any questions call Nickole 206-799-0718

Fire Up Your Radiant Beauty in 2016 ~ Yoga and Ayurvedic Workshop

January 31, 2016 1-5 PM               $65 day of / $60 pre-pay

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMP & CAP and Kate Burket, CYI & WHE

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Imagine others complementing your radiant skin and asking what you’re doing differently

Do you suffer from?

~ low energy ~ constant cravings ~ bloating after meals or snacks

~ weight gain even when you eat healthy ~ digestive discomfort ~ poor elimination

~ Signs and symptoms of a weak digestive fire are when you feel slow, sluggish, aches, and      pains. 

When you have a strong healthy digestive fire, you feel good, increase energy, look vibrant and beautiful.    Use the four principles taught in this workshop to have more enthusiasm, feel lighter and healthier. 

This workshop includes:

~ Simple yoga practices to increase your digestive fire

~ Daily rituals to stoke your metabolism

~ Digestive aids, teas, and spices

~ How to identify signs and symptoms of irregular, hyper, and hypo metabolism

~ Tools to dive deeper into this ancient knowledge to be supported all year-long

You will leave with:

~ Increased energy, radiating beauty, and a healthy body, mind, and digestion

~ a clear understanding of how to cultivate a healthy digestive system year round

~ A booklet that covers all the key points of the workshop

~ actionable tips to implement right away

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718.  All questions encouraged to call or email ayurvedanw@gmail.com  Learn about Kate Burket go to www.kateinparadise.com 

Radiant Beauty Anti-Aging Three Day Experience 

Live Interactive Natural Glowing Skin Self Spa Experience

March 20, 2016 Spring Equinox         12:30-5:30 PM         $108 day of  / $98 pre pay

Natural Glowing Skin Self Spa Experience

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~Ayurvedic Anti-Aging Applications That Will Leave You Exuding Beauty

~ Do you want to know the secrets to rolling out of bed with beautiful vibrant  skin?  ~ It’s not too late to turn back the clock on aging and see lasting results and feel luscious.

~ Learn practices to boost your metabolism, detox your body, mind, and    spirit.

Discover how to naturally tone, moisturizer and lift your skin with the use these time-tested practices of Yoga and Ayurveda.   

This workshop includes:

~ An easy all levels yoga practice to tone the belly and skin

~ Inner Beauty metabolism boosting tonics and recipes

~ Tutorial on dry brushing, (yes you will have a chance to do it during the class)

~ A talk on the use of  therapeutic oils for anti aging, muscle tension,  joint pain, migraines, digestion, and calming the nervous system.

~ Demo and instructions to tone, stimulate, and detoxify your organs and skin. (yes you’ll give yourself an Abhyanga / “a full body self massage.”)

~ An understanding of how you can easily have naturally younger looking skin, a calm mind, and smooth elimination

~ Opportunities to take these ancient practices deeper and receive on going radiant beauty support

~ A workbook with all the contents of the spa day and room to take notes

Leave this workshop:

~ Feeling refreshed and revitalized

~ Healing self-care practices to apply to your everyday life

~ Know how to give yourself a natural face lift

~ Custom beauty oil for the face and a body oil blend for self massage

~ Secrets to turning back the clock on aging

~ A workbook outlining all the practices learned

*Please bring a yoga mat, towel that oil can get on, bring shorts and a tank top to change into for this class. If you are a women a bathing suit or sports bra works great.  Also, your own dry brush or you can purchase one for an additional $5- $11

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMP & CAP and Kate Burket, CYI & WHE

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718.  All questions encouraged to call or email ayurvedanw@gmail.com  

Learn about Kate Burket go to http://www.kateinparadise.com

Radiant Beauty Day Two Embrace An Easy Guided 

10 Day Rejuvenation and Detox Cleanse

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Oct. 9th , 2016        $75 day of class $65 prepay

Are you ready to let go of that heavy feeling and embrace your true essence?

Cultivate a Foundation of Ageless Beauty; Start from the Inside Out.

Learn how to eliminate toxins from your system painlessly with the use of herbs, oils, whole foods, and self-care.

Do you suffer from digestive issues, skin problems, low energy, lack of clarity, excess weight gain?

…Or do you simply want to incorporate prevention techniques into your life?  If so, you can heal these dispositions by allowing Ayurveda to assist your body, mind, and spirit to create a state of harmony, vitality, balance, strength, and mental clarity.

The best part about this cleanse:  It feels good, easy and effective!  You won’t feel disappointed, exhausted or starving.  You’ll want to incorporate the following modalities into your everyday life:  Yoga, Dry Brushing, Self Oil Massage, Steaming, a Healthy Diet, and Proper Elimination.

You’ll leave knowing how to perform a life changing 10 Day home detox and rejuvenation program.

This workshop includes:

~ A workbook so that you can take the knowledge of the class home

~ Anti-aging benefits of self massage and dry brushing

~ Learn easy time-tested detoxification techniques

~  A detailed handout of your 10 day detox schedule

~ A break down and short demos of all the aspects of your home detox

~ Opportunities to receive even more support throughout your cleanse

You will leave with:

~ All the tools and skills you need to do this cleanse safely at home

~ A booklet with a schedule of techniques and recipes to reuse each season

~ A support system

~ Encouragement and additional tips emailed to you during you’re at home cleanse

~ The option of receiving ongoing one-on-one support

The Radiant Beauty Anti Aging Three-Day Experience

Will teach you the secret ancient rituals to easily cultivate the inner and outer beauty you desire, naturally!

This one of a kind experience involves three workshops that can be taken separately or as a package (best value).

Save $35 when you book all three workshops in advance.

Regularly $258 with early registration receive 12 hrs of experiential learning, yoga and rejuvenation for only $223

Continuing ED to LMP’s available.  Receive CE’s for your certification or license while honoring your body and your health!

To register call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718.  All questions encouraged to call or email ayurvedanw@gmail.com

Fourth Annual Free Seattle Ayurveda Fair

Sunset Hill Community Association
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, Washington 98117

October 15th, 2015 – 10AM – 5PM

Ayurveda Fair 2015

Ayurveda Fair 2016

NW Ayurveda is proud to be a sponsor at our Fourth Ayurvedic Fair.  We look forward to connecting with you!  I’ll have a free raffle for a 1 hour consultation, powdered herbal blends (pre-made), Banyan products, and lovely oils.

Along with 20 other venders upstairs and downstairs eight amazing speakers offering Free 30 minute talks on Ayurveda.

To get familiar with our speakers and venders click on https:www.facebook.com/SeattleAyurvedaFair

We look forward to being of service to you!

Cost: Free!  Any questions call Nickole 206-799-0718

 

Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage) Workshop

Presented by Nickole Gonzales LMP, CAP

Oct. 17th – 18th , 2015 – 10AM – 5:30PM – $320

Traditional Abhyanga MassageIntroduction to Ayurvedic Massage, known as Abhyanga, originated in India. Abhyanga is a rhythmic massage traditionally with 2 therapists working simultaneously. Fluid movements are used to massage warm herbal oils into the bodies tissues. Combined with essential oils and Marma Chikitsa (pressure points), applied to specific areas of the body activating the organs and subtle channels of the body. Abhyanga helps remove impurities from the deep tissues, increases vitality and longevity.

This is a hands on workshop that you’ll learn from watching a few demonstrations and practicing on each other. Each student will receive a detailed outline on “Ayurvedic Massage” with several Marma Chiktsa (energy points) forms.
Students will gain practical Ayurvedic skills to provide individualized care for specific client needs. After this class you will feel confidant to advance in your practice, with your new innovative skills!

*Anyone can learn the basic principles of Ayurveda to help empower themselves and others.

*This is a Two day Workshop. You can take just day one if all you want to learn is the 90 minute version of Abhyanga.

If you have already taken my Abhyanga workshop in the past you can just take day two also.

Day One you’ll learn how to give a 90 minute Abhyanga by one massage practitioner.

Day Two is Traditional Abhyanga with two massage practitioners.

Both Days Cost is $320, day of registration $150 deposit.
CE’s 12 hrs

Just one day $160, CE’s 6 hrs

To register and answer any questions call Nickole Gonzales at 206-799-0718

Six Stages of Digestion and Our Emotions

Presented by Nickole Thornton Gonzales LMP, CAP

November 8th, 2015 – 2 – 5PM – $40 Advance/$45 Door

You will be guided through a journey of the digestive process.  Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (created by the five elements) all play a key roll in each stage of digestion.  The six stages of digestion correlates to a specific taste.  Each taste is related to specific emotions.  All emotions are connected to our organs.  In this class you will learn how to use the six tastes in your diet to create proper absorption of food consumption and restore your mind to optimal health.

Cost $40 Advance / $45  Door
*Reserve through PayPal-send as a friend to nickole108@gmail.com or call Nickole at 206-799-0718 to pay over the phone or send a check to 5214 Delridge Way SW, Suite B, Seattle, WA, 98106

Diet for your Dosha: Intro to Ayurveda 

Presented by Nickole Gonzales LMP, CAP

July 20 th, 2015 – 6:30 – 9 PM – $25 Advance/ $30 at door

Feeling out of balance?
Want to improve your health and/or constitution?
This class is for you….

Ayurveda “The science of life,” has its roots in India and dates over 5,000 years. This ancient art of healing can bring forth positive transformation in one’s life. According to Ayurveda each of us is made up of our own unique constitution or doshas, known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

In this class we’ll explore the concept of the Doshas and the qualities they represent such as Hot, Cold, Rough, and Damp as symptoms within our body and mind. We’ll view the body as a map to understand what is happening on the inside by witnessing external reactions.

As you move through life, the three doshas constantly fluctuate according to your environment, diet, season, climate, age, and many other factors. As the doshas move into and out of balance, they can affect your health, energy level, and general mood. You’ll learn which elements are out of balance and how to incorporate the tools of diet, lifestyle, essential oils, colors, and herbs into your life for prevention, longevity, healthy body, mind, and digestion.

Nickole enjoys sharing her love of Ayurveda in a way that is applicable to everyday life. She looks forward to assisting you with your health and wellness.

LMP’s, Nickole can offer 2.5 hrs of CE’s with early registry!

To register call Katrina at 206-322-9500. If you have any questions call Nickole 206-799-0718

Location: Culture Shakti Dance on Beacon Hill at El Centro De la Raza Building (top floor)

www.cultureshakidance.com               2524 16th Ave S #311, Seattle, WA 98144

Aroma Therapy Class: Introductory Level

Presented by Lindsay Ravensong LMP

July 26th, 2015 -11 AM – 1 PM – $45

Curious about essential oils, but not sure how to use them?  This 2 hour class will cover the basics of how essential oils affect the brain.  You’ll learn how to blend oils for wellness and pleasant aroma.  Plus, make your own deodorant, perfume or body scrub!

Topics will include: The limbic system, Perfume notes, Recipes, and Safety

Bonus is you get to take home 2 of the 3 products learned in class!

To register call Lindsay at 206-295-3974 or email lindsayravensong@yahoo.com

Singing Bowls and Sound Healing: Clearing a new path

Presented by Jeff Winter and Eileen Dey

January 21, 2015 – 7-8:30PM – $25

Singing bowls have been used for centuries in Asian Cultures. Are you curious about them? Learn about singing bowl history, what singing bowls are made of, how to play them, and how to understand the multiple sounds (and equivalent Western musical notes) bowls make. Musical notes and tones correlate to chakras, planets, and metals, which makes using their energies ideal for healing and esoteric work. Bring your own bowl, if you have one. Through tonal healing, use your own voice to unblock and release obstacles. Spend time on each chakra to gain greater depth and understanding for a clearer path ahead. Jeff Winter is an Advanced Reiki Practitioner and Sound Healer with the Reiki Fellowship and Training Program. He has been studying and incorporating singing bowls into his practice for over five years. Eileen Dey is the founder of the Reiki Training Program, involved with the Sound Healers of Washington and holds monthly Reiki Soundscapes for greater awareness of the interconnectedness of energy and healing sound.

Reiki and 5 Elements Workshop

Presented by Eileen Dey

February 8, 2015 – 10AM-5PM – $325

This course will explore the meridian system and five element theory, investigating the characteristics of the five elements, and how they impact on our energy system and personalities. We will bring Reiki energy to the meridian system and the five elements within the bodymind, with the focus still being that Reiki works for the individuals highest good. In bringing a focus to the meridians, it will open up new possibilities for the Reiki practitioner. Pre-requisite, Reiki 1 or complimentary modality.

Registration is $325 at www.reikitrainingprogram.com/classes