Quick: Can you name a calorie-free, addiction-free, just downright FREE daily pleasure that doesn’t involve another person? If an answer doesn’t come to you quickly, but a whole list of other crap does, then you may need a refresher course in the simpler things in life.
That’s how it was for me. I was knee deep in my third career, and – even though I loved my job – my career, my friends, a handful of vacation days and whole lot of hustle were all I had.
When I burned out and searched for another way to live, I luckily found myself in an Ayurveda course. The first lesson was that Kama – or pleasure – is one of the primary reasons for life.
Not just something you do one day a week,
Not just something to distract you,
Not in a bottle,
Not in an invite,
And definitely NOT a diversion, but
Pleasure is the POINT of life.
Every day offers us a multitude of opportunities to be fed by beauty, healthy rituals, amazing food, and uplifting study and community. Real energy lies in “pleasure refueling,” and finding these free sources of mojo can significantly cut down on the Starbucks bills!
As a teacher, the Ayurvedic lens saves me time and effort, and has made my yoga therapy work infinitely more precise, effective, and direct. Imagine if you could determine what a person needs just by looking at them – isn’t that a skill you’d like to have, especially if you are in the healing arts? And wouldn’t you love to empower your clients to nourish their health and happiness?
That’s why our June Prema Yoga Ayurvedic Training is both an essential life course and a required course for therapeutic teachers.
We study outside,
We indulge in the senses,
We seek to become better listeners,
And better caretakers of our bodies and minds,
All through infinite sources of pleasure.