Posts Tagged ‘Ayurveda’

Cozinha Intuitiva

Experiência culinária com Karina Bonnadiu e Luciana Ferraz

PROGRAMA

Aprenda sobre a escolha de ingredientes e afinidades com o corpo com um entendimento ayurvedico

Demonstração de execução de um menu inteiramente vegano e delicioso! (Entrada, Prato Principal e Sobremesa)

Degustação de todas as receitas

E-book de receitas com diferentes variações para adaptar na sua cozinha

MENU

Entradas: Pão de Sementes / Ricota de tofu e amêndoas

Prato Principal: Quibe de abóbora com creme de castanhas e limão / Salada de brócolis com maionese de abacate

Sobremesa: Potinho de chocolate

+1 receita bônus!

INSCRIÇÃO

Sexta-feira, 12 de Novembro / 10:00am – 2:00pm / Brickell Avenue

Investimento: $150

INSCREVA-SE

* Aula presencial em Português

**Teste de Covid negativo necessário para participar

***Vagas limitadas!!!!!

QUESTIONS?

Don’t hesitate to send a message or email me at info@blueberrybunch.com.

All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on blueberrybunch.com is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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Blueberry Bunch Nourishing Cleanse

A guided detox program with Luciana Ferraz

AT A GLANCE

Join this 5-day group cleanse with Luciana Ferraz to rejuvenate your body and mind. As we cleanse and nourish following Ayurvedic and Integrative Nutrition principles, we will explore the six tastes and their significance on our state of balance.

It takes place October 11th – October 15th, and you’ll receive everything you need for a successful cleanse.

Goals of an Ayurvedic Cleanse:

  • Remove physical, mental and emotional ama (toxins) from deep within your system.
  • Give your digestive fire (agni) a pause to rekindle itself.
  • Halt your exposure to toxic substances.
  • Cleanse your body, allowing prana (life energy) to flow freely again.
  • Step away from unwanted habits, pause for reflection and create healthier habits.

Other benefits of seasonal cleanses:

  • Clarity of mind, greater sense of presence and better focus
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Diminished inflammation, chronic pain and allergies
  • Clearer, glowing skin

REGISTRATION, DETAILS AND MORE

Monday, October 11th – October 15th

Investment: $595 (credit card)| $580 (Venmo @Luciana-Ferraz-1)

*$30 delivery included

Location: Online + Meal delivery

Deliveries: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

What’s Included:

  • 5 days of delicious Ayurvedic food prepared by Chef Leila Pires (all meals included)
  • Program opening webinar
  • Daily Q&A through WhatsApp group during the program 
  • Daily inspirational messages and cleansing tips
  • E-book with supporting materials including recipes, articles, healthy shopping list, and more
  • E-book on Ayurveda daily practices for overall well-being
  • 10% off your first Ayurvedic session with Luciana (held after program week)

BOOK NOW

Contact info@blueberrybunch.com to select paying with Venmo. Credit card includes a 3% processing fee.

After booking, get in touch to let us know if you have any food allergies. This cleanse includes nuts.

CLEANSE SCHEDULE

We follow a time-tested protocol based on the core principles of Ayurveda and Integrative Nutrition. This protocol is specifically designed to support detoxification, natural purification and proper nourishment while building digestive strength and integrating self-care routines.

2 Days Before: Webinar

Information to come via WhatsApp about the webinar taking place the week prior to the program.

Days 3 – 4: Purification – Active Cleanse

A mono-diet of primarily kitchari, gentle exercise, breath work, simple meditation practices, eliminating toxic build-up, self-care routines

Day 5: Reintroduction

Identifying food sensitivities, introducing foods that are rejuvenating and easy to digest, and deepening self-care routines

Afterward: Rasayana, Rejuvenation

Sticking to your health goals; continuing to eat foods that are nourishing, unprocessed, rejuvenating and easy to digest; maintaining your daily self-care practices

QUESTIONS?

Don’t hesitate to send a message or email me at info@blueberrybunch.com.

All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on blueberrybunch.com is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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7-Day Nourishing Cleanse

A guided detox program with Luciana Ferraz

AT A GLANCE

Join this 7-day group cleanse with Luciana Ferraz to rejuvenate your body and mind. As we cleanse and nourish following Ayurvedic and Integrative Nutrition principles, we will explore the six tastes and their significance on our state of balance.

It takes place August 24 – 30, and you’ll receive everything you need for a successful cleanse.

Goals of an Ayurvedic Cleanse:

  • Remove physical, mental and emotional ama (toxins) from deep within your system.
  • Give your digestive fire (agni) a pause to rekindle itself.
  • Halt your exposure to toxic substances.
  • Cleanse your body, allowing prana (life energy) to flow freely again.
  • Step away from unwanted habits, pause for reflection and create healthier habits.

Other benefits of seasonal cleanses:

  • Clarity of mind, greater sense of presence and better focus
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Diminished inflammation, chronic pain and allergies
  • Clearer, glowing skin

REGISTRATION, DETAILS AND MORE

Monday, August 24 – 30 | $540

Location: Online + Meal delivery

What’s Included:

  • 7 days of delicious Ayurvedic food prepared by Chef Leila Pires (all meals included)
  • Program opening webinar
  • Daily Q&A through WhatsApp group during the program 
  • Daily inspirational messages and cleansing tips
  • E-book with supporting material for during and after your cleanse, including recipes, articles, healthy shopping list and more
  • E-book on Ayurveda daily practices for overall well-being
  • Curated information to help you transition between phases, including post-cleanse
  • Discounts on wellness products from Essence Yogi, Dani Chuahy Healthy Breads and Mayara Beckhauser
  • 10% off your first Ayurvedic session with Luciana (held after program week)

BOOK NOW

After booking, please get in touch to let me know what food allergies you have, if you have any.

CLEANSE SCHEDULE

We follow a time-tested protocol based on the core principles of Ayurveda and Integrative Nutrition. This protocol is specifically designed to support detoxification, natural purification and proper nourishment while building digestive strength and integrating self-care routines.

2 Days Before: Webinar

Information to come via WhatsApp about the webinar taking place Saturday, August 22

Days 1 – 2: Purification

Plant-based diet, gentle exercise, breath work, simple meditation practices and self-care routines

Days 3 – 5: Purification – Active Cleanse

A mono-diet of primarily kitchari, gentle exercise, breath work, simple meditation practices, eliminating toxic build-up, self-care routines

Day 6 –7: Reintroduction

Identifying food sensitivities, introducing foods that are rejuvenating and easy to digest, and deepening self-care routines

Afterward: Rasayana, Rejuvenation

Sticking to your health goals; continuing to eat foods that are nourishing, unprocessed, rejuvenating and easy to digest; maintaining your daily self-care practices

QUESTIONS?

Don’t hesitate to send a message or email me at info@blueberrybunch.com.

All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on blueberrybunch.com is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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Cultivating a Harmonious Body with Ayurveda

This past month has been incredibly challenging. Our survival mode has kicked-in and there is a rise in global consciousness.  We are all doing our best to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by taking care of ourselves, family, friends, and our communities.

As an Ayurvedic healer, many of my clients reached out asking for tips on improving their immune system during this time of crises.  Before I start talking about Ayurveda is important to remind that the CDC and the WHO have a lot of online resources and are the authorities on the prevention and safety measures for the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Be informed so you keep unnecessary fear and anxiety away. 

Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that focuses on the prevention of diseases. Fundamentally Ayurveda believes that our bodies are free of “dis-ease” when we are in harmony and aligned with nature.  On the other hand, when we stress our bodies and don’t pay attention to the environment around us, we begin creating disharmony and eventually “dis-ease”.

Below are a few “tips” that I want to share on supporting your immune system for overall health and well-being.  

Food as Medicine

The health of your gut is important for your overall health and immunity.  During Kapha season (late winter/spring) eat warm, cooked, light and easy to digest foods to support overall digestion. Avoid fried, heavy, dairy and mucus producing foods (ex:bananas, milk, cheese).  Avoid refined sugar and carbs! Cook with spices such as ginger, mustard seeds, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, garlic and clove.

Water

Drink warm liquids avoiding cold beverages and ice as it creates constriction, stagnation and congestion. Ginger tea, CCF tea, Turmeric-ginger tea, Tulsi tea and sipping on plain warm water are wonderful choices to keep your body hydrated and to support digestion.

Breath

Our breath is vital!  It is our first action when we are born and our last action before we leave this world. Pranayama is one of my favorite practices as it eases the mind, helps balance your body’s energetic channels, and strengthens your lungs. 

Sleep

Get enough sleep and rest.  When we sleep 7-8 hours per night, our bodies have the opportunity to repair, regenerate and digest not only food, but also emotions and the overload of information from our day. Your metabolism is more prominent at this time and a complete night of sleep is essential for good health and strong Ojas (vitality).  Avoid late nights by going to bed around 10pm. 

Exercise

Regular physical activity early in the morning increases stamina and stimulates the immune system while promoting circulation and burning accumulated fat.  Choose grounding and outdoor exercises that are enjoyable. Avoid over exerting and depleting exercises.  

Meditation & Positivity

Cultivate happy thoughts! In difficult times a clear, steady and positive mind is essential to maintain a healthy immunity system. Meditation is a wonderful practice to lower anxiety levels and bring you a sense of calm. If you are new to meditation, there are many APPs that can guide you on starting a daily practice.  Start with a 5-10min practice each day slowly increasing to 15-30min.  Some of my favorite apps are Calm and Insighttimer.

Dinacharya

Having a self-care routine is essential in creating a harmonious rhythm between your body-mind and the nature around you.  If you don’t have a daily routine yet refer to this article on Dinacharya and consult an Ayurvedic Practitioner that can guide you on creating a unique routine just for you. 

Herbs

Ayurveda has many wonderful herbs and ancient formulas to strengthen your immune system.  Because Ayurveda believes in bio-individuality and each person’s unique constitution, is extremely important to consult your practitioner if you are interested in taking ayurvedic herbs.  Is also important to consider that Ayurveda uses ancient vedic formulation, or a combination of herbs with a carrier instead of a single herbs as listed below. The list below is to get your curious about this wonderful science. 

Ginger – clears phlegm, expectorant, diaphoretic.  Using ginger in teas or everyday cooking is very helpful in aiding a sluggish digestion and clearing ama (toxins) from your digestive system.

Turmeric – antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, aids digestion, cough. Turmeric is great for cooking, seasoning and should be consumed in small doses. 

Clove – cold, congestions, cough, increases agni and improves digestion, toothache and gum infections. Clove is used in traditional ayurvedic preparations such as Sitopaladi and Talisadi. Is also a great addition to your morning oatmeal and cooked spiced fruits because of its distinct flavor.

Guduchi – anti-inflammatory, fever reducer, immune system support, infections.  In low grade fevers guduchi is given with mahasudarshan and a pinch of pippali (long pepper).

Tulsi – antipyretic, decongestant, antibacterial, expectorant.  A tea of tulsi with cinnamon, cardamom and lemon grass can be used in the first signs of cold. 

Pippali – kapha reducer, low agni and sluggish digestion, immunity, mucus, rejuvenative for the lungs. A tea of ginger with a pinch of pippali can be given for weak lungs.  

In positivity, 

Luciana AWC, CHC, RYT, AYT

Resources: Sahasrayogam – Dr.G. Prabhakara Rao; Bhavaprakasa Vol.1 – Prof. K.S. Srikantha Murthy ; Ayurvedic Medicine – Sebastian Pole; M.A,Sc.; Texbook of Ayurveda, General Principals of Management and Treatment Vol. 3 – Vasant Lad,

All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch by Luciana Ferraz is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on bluberrybunch.com is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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7-Day New Year Reset Cleanse

A guided detox program with Luciana Ferraz

AT A GLANCE

Join this 7-day group cleanse with Luciana Ferraz to kick off the New Year feeling rejuvenated and experiencing greater vitality. It takes place January 20 – 26, and you’ll receive everything you need for a successful cleanse tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

Our focus will be to:

  • Remove physical, mental and emotional ama (toxins) from deep within your system.
  • Give your digestive fire (agni) a pause to rekindle itself.
  • Halt your exposure to toxic substances.
  • Cleanse your body, allowing prana (life energy) to flow freely again.
  • Step away from unwanted habits, pause for reflection and create space for renewal.

Other benefits of seasonal cleanses:

  • Clarity of mind, greater sense of presence and better focus
  • Increased energy and vibrancy
  • Diminished inflammation, chronic pain and allergies
  • Clearer, glowing skin


REGISTRATION, DETAILS AND MORE

Please register for your choice of cleanse.

OPTION 1: 7-Day Reset Cleanse

Monday, January 20 – 26 | $135

Location: Online

What’s included:

  • Daily Q&A through WhatsApp group during the program 
  • Daily inspirational messages 
  • An e-book with shopping lists, recipes and Ayurveda daily practices for your reference
  • Curated information to help you transition between phases, including post-cleanse

Food is not included.

BOOK NOW

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OPTION 2: 7-Day Reset Cleanse & Ayurvedic Consultation

Monday, January 20 – 26  |  $275 

Location: Online

What’s included:

  • 90-Minute Ayurvedic Assessment with Luciana Ferraz (Appointment times are limited. Please contact Luciana for availability.)
  • Daily Q&A through WhatsApp group during the program 
  • Daily inspirational messages 
  • An e-book with shopping lists, recipes and Ayurveda daily practices for your reference
  • Curated information to help you transition between phases, including post-cleanse

Food is not included.

BOOK NOW

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ALSO AVAILABLE: Cleanse Essentials

For your convenience, I’ve bundled together 10 Ayurvedic products that support a healthy 7-day cleanse. Price: $128

What’s included:

Daily Massage Oil, Kitchari Spice Mix, Yellow Mung Dal, Organic Ghee, CCF Tea, Tongue Cleaner, Daily Swish, Nasya Oil, Ear Oil, Triphala powder

Ordering:

Before placing your order, please contact me to confirm availability and your preference for delivery or pick-up.

ORDER NOW


CLEANSE SCHEDULE

We follow a time-tested protocol based on the core principles of Ayurveda and Integrative Nutrition. This protocol is specifically designed to support detoxification, natural purification and proper nourishment while building digestive strength and integrating self-care routines.

2 – 3 Days Before: Preparation

Assessing lifestyle and goals, making a commitment, reading your cleansing guide, purchasing Ayurvedic products and goods, preparing foods for day 1

Days 1 – 2: Purification

Plant-based diet, gentle exercise, breath work, simple meditation practices and self-care routines

Days 3 – 5: Purification – Active Cleanse

A mono-diet of primarily kitchari, gentle exercise, breath work, simple meditation practices, eliminating toxic build-up, self-care routines

Day 6 –7: Reintroduction

Identifying food sensitivities, introducing foods that are rejuvenating and easy to digest, and deepening self-care routines

Afterward: Rasayana – Rejuvenation

Sticking to your health goals; continuing to eat foods that are nourishing, unprocessed, rejuvenating and easy to digest; maintaining your daily self-care practices


QUESTIONS?

Don’t hesitate to send a message or email me at info@blueberrybunch.com.

All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on blueberrybunch.com is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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Ayurveda gift basket for the perfect daily routine

From Blueberry Bunch and Lime and Cocoa

Ayurveda Gift Basket

I’ve partnered with Lime and Cocoa to create this beautiful gift basket filled with hand-picked Ayurvedic products and ancient wisdom to support your daily routine, as well as other products I think you’ll love.

What’s included:

  • Bottle of daily swish for oil pulling
  • Tongue scraper
  • Massage oil for everyday use
  • E-book (PDF download) that covers my favorite Dinacharya practices
  • Relaxing soy candle
  • Lavender Epson salt bath

Treat yourself or someone you love.

This gift basket is available through Lime and Cocoa for $108. Also available to be added: The Great Gift of Ghee cookbook (shown in the picture above). Contact Lime and Cocoa for details, or email me at info@blueberrybunch.com.

All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on blueberrybunch.com is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables

This is such an easy recipe from the creators of The Great Gift of Ghee (more on this cookbook below). I love how you can personalize it with your choice of seasonal vegetables or flavors, and how the ghee makes all the yummy difference.

RECIPE

From: The Great Gift of Ghee

Serves: 2 medium portions

Ingredients

  • 2 – 4 cups of your favorite vegetable combination, in bite sized pieces (green beans, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, asparagus, sweet potato, bell peppers, onions)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 garlic flakes
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Cookware

  • Skillet that is 2 inches deep
  • Ladle or wooden spoon to stir

Preparation

In the pictures shown, I used different color baby potatoes, fennel, Swiss chard, baby beets with greens and an assortment of zucchini.

I browned the boiled potatoes first in Ghee and cumin for that special roasted taste and added the fennel, zucchini, beets, and Swiss chard raw since they cook so quickly—I favor them a little crunchy anyways.

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil or blanch the vegetables as needed to cook. Root vegetables like sweet potato or yams should be cooked separately. Beans, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower can be blanched in boiling water for 3 minutes and then rinsed with cold water to retain their crunch. Bell peppers and onions should only be sliced or diced.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp Ghee. Add cumin seeds and swirl for a few seconds. Add the garlic, stir for a half-minute or so. Do not brown the garlic.
  3. While sizzling, add the blanched vegetables and stir for 2 minutes on high heat. Add the salt, turmeric and chili flakes. Stir for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour half the lemon juice over the  vegetables. Add half the chopped cilantro and toss. Garnish with remaining cilantro.
  5. Serve with lemon juice on the side.

The origin of the recipe and others to try

This recipe was shared by my friend Susanne Jarchow-Misch who art directed and co-published The Great Gift of Ghee. Check out this beautiful cookbook for more heirloom Indian recipes that are nutritious and easy to make for each season—as well as ancient wisdom related to cooking. For more about the creators, visit www.sansaar.co.

More seasonal flavoring tips

Don’t be afraid to play around with different flavors that are balancing to your constitution. For example, if pitta is your primary dosha and you make this in the summer, there are many cooling spices and herbs you can try. See my blog 5 Ways to Stay Cool as a Cucumber This Summer With Ayurveda for details.

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5 Ways to Stay Cool as a Cucumber This Summer With Ayurveda

Beach Setting - Staying Cool This Summer

Long days. Outdoor fun. Travel. Relaxation. Summer certainly has its perks. But the heat of summer can also throw you off balance, aggravating your mind and body in many ways. According to Ayurveda, the ancient “science of life,” there are reasons for that—and some helpful practices to keep you calm and cool.

What summer has to do with Ayurveda

Before we dive into Ayurvedic practices for restoring your balance, it will help to have some background. To put it simply, Ayurveda can show you how your body reacts to the elements around you and within you, plus what you can do about it.

The season of pitta/fire

All five of the primary elements (air, fire, water, earth and ether) and the three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) exist in everything and everyone, but in different proportions. That means each season—and person—have elements and a dosha that are predominant, making them unique.

Summer aligns with the pitta dosha and the element of fire because of its hot, penetrating, sharp and oily qualities.

How pitta can affect you

The pitta within you is closely related to your digestion, metabolism, body temperature, thoughts, emotions and more. These can be prone to imbalance as you’re exposed to summer’s heat and other pitta qualities. This is especially true if pitta is your primary dosha.

When your doshas are aggravated, there can be many physical and emotional signs.

Signs of excess pitta

  • Uncomfortably warm
  • Acid reflux or heartburn
  • Skin irritation and rashes
  • Loose stools and diarrhea
  • Red, inflamed or light-sensitive eyes
  • Inflammation
  • Infections
  • Impatience and intolerance
  • Irritability and anger

Even if you experience these already, they may show more often when pitta is aggravated.

5 tips to help balance pitta in the summer

In Ayurveda, it’s believed that “like increases like.” So things that are hot, penetrating, sharp and oily (pitta characteristics) can aggravate your body and mind during the summer. Try to cut back on them and increase what’s opposite of pitta—calm and cool—to keep your body and mind in harmony with this season.

1. Choose cooling foods and drinks.

This is the most effective way to balance pitta. Good choices include:

  • Sweet fruits like pears, melons, mangos, apples, grapes, dates, figs and prunes (Avoid citrus and other sour fruits.)
  • Sweet or bitter vegetables like peas, sweet potato, cucumber, leafy greens, celery, zucchini, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower (Cut back on pungent varieties like onions, chili peppers, tomatoes and eggplant.)
  • Cooling or astringent spices and herbs like neem, shavarti, amalaki, burdock, cilantro, parsley and fennel (Avoid cayenne, garlic, chili pepper, mustard seeds and dried ginger.)
  • Cool (not iced) beverages like water, coconut water and coconut milk. Teas like chamomile, mint and coriander seed can be good if room temperature or cool. (Avoid caffeine and alcohol, especially beer and wine.)

2. Cool down your exercise.

Adjust your physical activity during summer for optimal balance.

  • Time of day: ideally early morning when it’s not as hot, especially if exercising outside, otherwise in a cooler environment
  • Intensity: no more than 50 percent of your maximum capacity
  • Refreshing activities to consider: swimming, gentle yoga like moon salutations (instead of sun salutations), walking, hiking and cycling

3. Limit heat exposure.

In addition to being mindful of exercise timing, you should also:

  • Minimize all sun exposure during the hottest part of the day.
  • Wear sunscreen if you go outside when the sun’s rays are the strongest (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to avoid a pitta-aggravating sunburn and other effects of the sun. Sunscreens are definitely not created equal, so check out EWG’s guide to safer sunscreens.
  • Avoid hot tubs or steam rooms.

4. Take it easy.

To balance pitta, it’s especially important to prioritize self-care, calm your mind and slow down.

  • Go inward. Meditate or practice personal prayer or reflection, daily.
  • Be mindful of your emotions. Observe your feelings and how you react. Try to be patient and tolerant, and turn your focus toward positive thoughts.
  • Take deep breaths. Whenever you have to wait, deal with an unpleasant situation or simply want to enjoy more calm, try to take long, slow, deep breaths.
  • Relax. Make time each day for rest and relaxation. Listen to peaceful music, or enjoy silent moments. Lie on a blanket and take in the beauty of the moon and stars.

5. Follow an Ayurvedic daily routine that’s pitta pacifying.

Another powerful way to harmonize your mind and body is with a daily routine that’s in alignment with the natural rhythms of day and night. Check out my previous blog post for 11 day-starters that promote overall balance and health.

Start to experiment with these cooling suggestions and you’ll be on your way to harnessing all the wonderful qualities of summer with fewer pitta-related aggravations.

Until next time, here’s to a cool, calm and balanced summer!

Luciana

All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on bluberrybunch.com is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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The Rejuvenation Retreat in India

Join us and restore your beauty from the inside out.

Ayurvedic Health and Wellness Coach Luciana Ferraz and Fernanda Jabali invite you to The Rejuvenation Retreat in India January 31 – February 8, 2020. In a place overflowing with Ayurvedic living and tropical beauty, you’ll have a unique opportunity to renew your mind and body and deepen your knowledge of the “science of life.”

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ABOUT THE LOCATION

The AyurSoma Ayurveda Resort is located in Somatheeram, an Ayurvedic village with 60,000 square meters of tropical gardens in the state of Kerala, South India. It offers stunning sea views and is within walking distance to Chowara Beach. Both the resort and the village have been recognized with numerous national and international awards for excellence in Ayurvedic treatments. Learn more (starting on page 10) or watch a video clip.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

Every day, we will enjoy purification, relaxation and rejuvenation through an Ayurvedic routine consisting of yoga, meditation, consultations with Ayurvedic medical doctors and treatments tailored for your doshas. Learn more (starting on page 8).

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for this retreat and it is due at the time of registration.
  • For the remaining amount, you have the option of paying in full or setting up a payment plan.
  • After you submit the registration form below, we will follow up to initiate your choice of payment via credit card or debit card.
  • The full amount is due by October 15, 2019.
  • If you have to cancel, a full refund minus the $500 deposit will be issued as long as you cancel by November 30, 2019.
  • Travel health Insurance is mandatory.

RATES AND WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in double room (shared with a roommate) or single room of choice with a sea view (See room rates and descriptions starting on page 2.)
  • Initial, daily and final consultation with Ayurvedic doctors
  • Free medicines during the treatment period
  • Protocol to take home (cost of medicine not included)
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments (2 hours per day for 7 days)
  • Delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Individualized diet recommended for your dosha
  • Ayurveda class
  • Cooking class (upon availability)
  • Guided yoga and meditation
  • Transfer from Trivandrum Airport (TRV) to/from AyurSoma Ayurveda Resort
  • Other resort amenities

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Transatlantic flights from the USA or Brazil to India
  • Domestic flights to Trivandrum (TRV)
  • Personal expenses and gratuity
  • Travel insurance
  • International health Insurance (mandatory)
  • Flight changes and cancellations
  • Visa fee
  • Additional Ayurvedic treatment and herbs
  • Cost for optional excursions and outings

ABOUT YOUR GUIDES

Luciana Ferraz and Fernanda Vivone Jabali

Luciana Ferraz is an Ayurvedic Wellness & Health Counselor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Yoga teacher. She empowers clients to implement a healthier lifestyle and harness the body’s natural ability to heal itself and work to its greatest potential. She has a degree in Ayurvedic Wellness from Sai Ayurvedic College, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certification from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and certifications from Yoga Alliance and Evolutionary Global Prana Vinyasa Yoga. Luciana has also completed the Gurukulu Program from the Institute of Ayurveda in Pune, India, and also holds a bachelor’s degree from Rollins College. She is currently completing a practitioner program and internship at Kerala Ayurveda Academy and Clinic in Kochi and Bangaluru. More about Luciana

Fernanda Vivone Jabali specializes in life mediating, chanting and heart-centered hypnotherapy. She has participated in PTI (Personal Transformation Intensive) retreats for the past two years and looks forward to assisting in future workshops. While she completes her internship in heart-centered hypnotherapy through the Wellness Institute in Seattle, Fernanda is helping develop and open Heart’s Tapestry, South Florida’s first community Healing Center. A native ofSao Paulo, Brazil, Fernanda also holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology and a master’s degree in child development.

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    Palace Deluxe: spacious sea-view room and bathroom

    Yuvaraja Royal: spacious sea-view room with living area and bathroom

    Maharaja Royal: spacious room with a separate living room and bathroom and a sea-view

    Single vs. double rooms: Double rooms are shared with a roommate.

    For full descriptions, see page 2 in the "rates/rooms" link earlier on this page.

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    You can either pay in full following registration or set up a payment plan. After your register, we will be in touch to initiate your payment.

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    How the Payment Plan Works

    July: $500 deposit

    August: second payment*

    September: third payment*

    October 15: final payment*

    * For amount details, see page 3 in the “rates/rooms” link earlier on this page.


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    Discovering Ayurvedic Practices for Daily Balance and Health

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