The basics of Ayurveda and practical applications of herbs on the grounds of Centre Lothlorien,
by Richard Slager.
- Stay at a beautiful French estate in the middle of nature.
- Learn about the basics of Ayurveda and find out what your Ayurvedic constitution is.
- Learn about herbs in a relaxing natural environment;
- Practical applications of Ayurveda and herbs;
- The possibility to participate in healthy vegetarian (Ayurvedic) meals.
This week is all about Ayurveda. Dinner will be prepared according to the guidelines of Ayurveda. Herbs possess culinary and medical properties. During the course we will look for herbs, learn about their properties and how you can practically use them at home in a simple way. Centre Lothlorien is a special place on a very versatile terrain. Because of the presence of different types of soil, wet spots, dry spots, sun, shade, forest, agriculture and differences in height, there is a tremendous variety of herbs that grow on the property, in the garden and in the surroundings.
The program Monday through Friday is as follows:
From 09:30 – 11:00 you will be introduced to the basics of Ayurveda. What does the philosophy entail? What is your Ayurvedic body type? How does your body interact with herbs and nutrition?
From 14:00 – 16:00, get acquainted with the herbs on the grounds and surroundings of Centre Lothlorien. Get to work with them by drying them, composing tea and making massage oil or rose water, for example.
In addition to the existing program, 2 other Ayurveda programs are offered in the same week. It is possible to add an additional module for EUR 100.
- Ayurveda and Yoga 11:30 – 12:30:
Discover which Yoga Asana suits your personality and body type. Each Asana has a purpose and an effect. By combining the knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga you will find the perfect balance for yourself.
- Ayurveda and cooking 16:30 – 18:30
Actually apply what you learn in theory by preparing Vedic meals for guests under the guidance of the cook. Use Indian spices for Sattvik meals and balance the 6 flavors.
When making the reservation, specify what you choose. Having trouble choosing? It is possible to add an extra module for EUR 100.
At Centre Lothlorien, we teach Indian Classic Yoga, Yoga as it is taught in India. Here, Yoga is ‘A Way of Life’. At the Centre both Dutch and English are spoken.
About the organiser
De retreat is organised by Richard Slager.
Richard is co-responsible for running the Yoga retreats and Yoga Teacher Training Courses at Centre Lothlorien, The Yoga Institute France.
SInds 2002, Richard spends a lot of time at Centre Lothlorien and knows all the special places in the area.
In Kerala, India, Richard studied the basics of Ayurveda and Herbology. Richard completed Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai. Now Richard teaches the Yoga Teacher Training Course at Centre Lothlorien, organises courses on the philosophy of Yoga and Ayurveda and conducts practical workshops on balanced eating, practical use of local herbs and preparation of oils and other herbal preparations.