Practicing Ancient Healing Arts
In Harmony with The Cycles of Nature

Tools for Transformation Yoga Therapeutics, Ayurveda, and Nutrition Practices for Healthy Living with Melina Meza & Baxter Bell, MD

June 14-19, 2020
Kripalu – Stockbridge, Massachusetts

The wisdom of the ancient yogis tells us it is never too late, or too early, to sequence your life today for a healthier tomorrow. It illuminates the power of the three key ingredients for you to look and feel your best: a sustainable yoga practice, a wholesome diet, and a healthy lifestyle. Kripalu is delighted to once again host Melina Meza and Baxter Bell for a fun and nourishing week of Hatha yoga classes and creative ideas on how to create well-rounded practices focused on healthy living and tools for transformation.

The following topics will be covered during our 5-day retreat: Yoga and Ayurveda for: bone and muscle strength, digestion, inflammation, arthritis, insomnia, and heart health. As a yoga teacher, physician and acupuncturist, Baxter has a vast repertoire of wisdom and knowledge to share with you about this subject and a gift for making it accessible and doable for the long run. He’ll lead you through a series of informational talks and guided practices designed so you can take home what you learn and implement it with ease. Melina, a senior yoga teacher, Ayurvedic educator and nutritionist, weaves in healthy living.

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Opening 7:30-9:00pm
Daily 8:30-11:30am; 1:45-3:45pm
Closing 9:00-11:00am

Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, is one of the world’s oldest systems of healing. It stresses the importance of synchronizing your personal rhythms with those of Nature for promoting true wellness. You’ll have ample time each day to tune in and make choices to be in sync with life, whether you choose to hike, receive bodywork, or just simply bask in the nature’s abundance and beauty. In the morning session, Baxter or Melina will lead an asana class followed by an experiential talk on practical yoga therapeutics (Baxter) or diet, nutrition, and Ayurveda (Melina). Late afternoon sessions will weave gentle therapeutic practices together with relevant health topics for everyone. Using the framework of Ayurvedic teaching, we’ll explore how you can best adapt your diet, exercise or yoga practice and the daily rituals to promote quality of life, longevity, and physical health. This retreat will leave you well equipped to make grounded and informed choices in your daily living so you move in harmony with life.