Healing Through Ayurvedic Nutrition & Digestion (AYUR - 12HEAL04)

  Please register at the door - room 284 on 2nd floor.
April 6th, 2013 10:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 284
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional $ 95.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni $ 85.00
General public $ 95.00
BU staff $ 75.00
Full time student $ 50.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, acupuncturists, nutritionists, dieticians, general public, students
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The strength of our digestive process largely determines our state of health. Do you or your clients suffer from digestive complaints such as heart burn, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, lethargy or weight gain? Are you at a loss for what foods to eat or recommend for these common complaints? Ayurveda is a 10,000-year-old science which looks at each person as a unique individual and encompasses the cycles of life and the seasons. This class will take the mystery out of determining what foods are right for you and your clients! Instructor: Kael Balizer, Ayurvedic Practitioner April 6, Sat; 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. 4 CEUs/PDAs

How and when we eat our food is as important as what we are putting in our bodies.  We will explore the importance of experiencing all six tastes in our diet, keeping our ‘agni’ (digestive fire) strong, the importance of daily rhythms and attuning our senses toward the subtler energetics of food, spices and herbs. You will learn how specific foods affect our constitution (unique balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha) physically, emotionally and mentally. 

Through listening to our body’s messages and connecting to nature and our food, nourishing our body and digestion is a natural, simple and delightful experience.  Beyond just chemistry and physiology, Ayurveda awakens a reverence for nourishing the body that tantalizes our senses and spirit. You can look forward to:  experiencing vedic practices to strengthen digestion, tasting foods, grinding spices and leaving with recipes and menus to get started.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe the qualities of Vata, Pitta and Kapha individuals
  • Identify the appropriate foods and spices based on their associated qualities to balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha individuals
  • List dietary guidelines for optimal nourishment and digestion
  • Use the Ayurvedic healing principle of ‘like increases like and the opposite balances’ for yourself and your clients

Kael Balizer is the co-founder of Life and Balance Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Center with offices in Seattle and Vashon Island.  She has studied with renowned Ayurvedic teachers, including Dr. Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and India.  She has been teaching and practicing Ayurveda for over 14 years. 

Since discovering the simple dietary and lifestyle practices of Ayurveda she has healed her own digestion, taught classes and helped individual clients to find joy and ease in nourishing themselves with food, herbs, breath, daily routines, cleansing and eliminating stress. 

Clients who have tried ‘everything’ are amazed at the results they get working with Kael and making small adjustments in their diet and how they eat.  Kael teaches in a way that makes Ayurveda practical and accessible to her clients and students.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points pending approval for LAc’s
ADA CPEUs available for RDs

Course Notes

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 284. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons