Great ideas that everyone will love for the winter season
Saturday December 14 (with optional sleep-over Friday, December 13)
Craving Silence? Join me for my second annual day-long silent meditation retreat at the beautiful, tranquil Fox Haven Farm in Frederick, Md.
Take a break for the holiday season and connect with the true meaning of our winter days. This is a season to naturally go deep within, to connect with your self and silently create visions and wishes for the new year to come. Simple vegetarian meals will be offered, and enjoyed in silence. No need to make small talk or connect with others. This day is about YOU.
No experience is necessary but it's a good idea to have some knowledge of meditation practice - it would be beneficial to join my Tuesday group (6 pm every Tuesday at 2050 Rockrose Ave, Hampden) to learn more about my style of meditation. During this day of meditation we will practice pranayama (breath work), seated, walking, eating and chakra meditation.
This retreat filled up last year in just a few weeks so please contact me early to save your space.
Cost: Saturday only (9 am - 5 pm, includes vegetarian lunch and a snack): $200; with Friday sleep-over (includes a light dinner and breakfast, not in silence): $285
You can register by sending a payment to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal, using the "send friends money" option, or call me at 410-979-2096, or email email@example.com. You can also send a check to 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown, Md 21136. Venmo to susan.weis.bohlen or click here: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=2583648339492864911
Our NEW Ayurveda Study Course is open for Registration!
Registration is now open! We just finished the first Study course and it seems to have exceeded expectations! So I am very excited to offer the course for a second time. Please see the full course itinerary below. Be in touch with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to having you join the group!
Breathe Ayurveda Study Course 2020 – 8 months of Ayurvedic Immersion
Dates and Class description:
We will meet in person in Reisterstown on the second Sunday of the month from 1 pm – 5 pm except for June and July (no meetings). We will have Zoom Satsang calls on the 4th Wednesdsay of the month from 6:30 – 7:30. We will have one retreat weekend, February 21-23. We will have one Indian Food shopping day to be determined with the group.
Class is limited to 12 people to insure enough time to cover material and have enough time for group discussion. Suggested reading list will be provided upon sign up.
2020 Course Dates (subject to change)
Sunday January 12, 1 pm – 5 pm: Introduction to Ayurveda: Multidimensional Life/Body, Mind and Soul; Doshas and Sub-Doshas
Wednesday January 22, 6:30 pm Satsang call
Sunday February 9, 1 pm – 5 pm: Food as Medicine, Detoxification, Purification and Rejuvenation
Friday, February 21-Sunday February 23: Guest Teacher: Ayurveda Cooking and Marma Weekend Retreat with Amadea Morningstar at Fox Haven Farms in Frederick, Maryland
Wednesday February 26, 6:30 pm Satsang call
Sunday March 8, 1 pm – 5 p m: Emotional Freedom; Intimacy with Yourself; Gateways to your Inner Pharmacy; Creating your Daily Routine
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 pm Satsang call
Sunday April 12, 1 pm – 5 pm: Pranayama, Vedic Meditation, Chakra Toning and Visualization; Healing Sounds and Mantras
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm Satsang call
Sunday, May 10, 1 pm – 5 pm: Diagnostics: Tongue, Pulse; Panchakarma techniques; Useful Sanskrit Terms
Wednesday May 27, 6:30 pm Satsang call
June and July will be off months.
Sunday August 9, 1 pm – 5 pm: Guest Teacher Michelle Garber: Herbal Remedies for healing and beauty; Common Herbs and their healing properties
Wednesday August 26, 6:30 pm Satsang call
Sunday September 13, 1 pm – 3 pm: Guest Teacher Michael Mastro, The Art of Vastu Shastra, Vedic Feng Shui
Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 pm Satsang call
Sunday, October 11, 12 pm – 5 pm: Creating an Ayurvedic Cleanse; How to Maintain the Ayurvedic lifestyle; Seasonal Adjustment; Steps to Keep You on the Path
Wednesday, October 28, Group Dinner and final meeting!
The cost for the eight-month course, including materials, retreat weekend, and all meetings is $2495. Payment plans are available so please inquire. Payment can be made via check or PayPal (using the send friends money option) to email@example.com. For credit card payments a 3% fee will be added.
This Weekend Retreat takes an investigative approach to identifying the characteristics of each element and outlines practical ways to enhance or minimize the effect of those qualities in our daily practice on and off the mat. We will explore food, cravings, physical and emotional desires and learn ways to work with our mind and body in a loving, kind way. Through guided meditation, body work and silent meals we will get in touch with our core being - our essence - and find the path to healing and rejuvenation.
Vegetarian cooking with innovation based on Ayurvedic principles - come learn some new ideas in Susan’s Kitchen for your kitchen!
In Ayurveda we say that the digestive system slows down in the heat of summer. We generally feel less hungry but crave sweet, juicy foods to satisfy us. Learn how to use fruits and vegetables, along with herbs and spices to complement the season. Ayurveda is a science of opposites so in hot, sticky summer we look to eat and do activities that help us to cool down, stay hydrated and feel satisfied.
In today’s class we will make summer recipes using ingredients to pacify excess heat - such as cucumbers, lime, coconut, pineapple, melon, cilantro, parsley, fennel and more. This class is great for the whole family (ages 10 and up). Sign up soon as the classes fill up fast. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 410-979-2096. Payments can be made through Venmo or Paypal (to email@example.com, using the “send friends money” option on paypal.
The benefits of meditation are vast. A regular practice can help you increase focus and concentration, sleep better, feel more alert, create healthier relationships, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, stress and depression, and find a deeper sense of happiness and well-being. Join certified Ayurvedic practitioner and meditation teacher Susan Weis-Bohlen to learn the art of meditation and begin to experience the incredible benefits yourself. Anyone can meditate. You don’t need to clear your mind of thoughts, you just need the techniques to work with your thoughts to effortlessly enter deeper states of consciousness, where true stillness and healing can be found.
Susan has been meditating since 1992 began leading classes in 2008. Her lighthearted, easy-going groups are attended by all levels of meditators. Drawing on her years of practice and study, Susan teaches from many traditions, including Vedic (Indian), Vipasana (Insight), Mindfulness, Buddhist and Jewish.
EVERY TUESDAY in Hampden, 6 – 7:15 pm | 2050 Rockrose Ave., Woodberry/Baltimore. (Enter via doorway at the top of the green stairs (with a blue handrail that has Itineris and The Pointe. Park in the front lot. This is around the corner from FOX 45 and down the street from WBAL-TV)
Cost: $10 donation suggested. Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided, but please bring a cushion if you have one. If you can breathe, you can meditate!