The workshop is aimed at tapping into the bodies own natural intelligence and becoming aware of how the food feels passed the lips and tongue. Ayurveda recognises food as medicine as well as an energy source. Many of us get caught up in the potassium, protein, carbohydrate arguments (which are not to be dismissed) but understanding food from a more holistic view, what does this food do to my mental, physical state?
Is it nourishing or does it just fill a gap? All of these questions are answered when we pay close attention to the food we eat.
"Damien is an excellent facilitator who endeavours to teach in a very approachable and engaging way. I took away from the workshop a handful of recipes that I feel was displayed by Damian in a simple way that I could recognise myself practising within my own kitchen. Too often these workshops I walk away from feeling I wont do any of these things, but with Damien's I went home and that week was already making the foods he taught. Being able to taste what Damien was making made it a lot more relatable to me as I could instantly connect with the food I was seeing being made. Damien is extremely approachable and always willing to go above and beyond for his pupils; like me who didn't bring along a notepad, Damien was more than happy to send through the recipe." Michelle
"I loved the simple, slower preparation approach. Soaking, kneading, building flavour layers and cooking slowly. I appreciate the dishes more and savour the aromas and flavours as they develop on the stovetop. The spices we were using were cool on the palate and nourishing. Loved it all the way!" Tamara
"I thought the workshop was really informative & made me take notice of the distinct taste of each food. The food was very filling as well." Ariella
"Damien's Ayurvedic workshop was practical and informative. I learned to pay closer attention to the affect food has on my body after I have swallowed it. I also learned some new recipes and tips for eating to better support my digestive system. Thanks Damien." Shona
The purpose of yoga is to arrest the fluctuations of the consciousness (cittavrittinirodah) Yogas Sutras 1.2. by consciousness we mean mind, intellect and ego. If we examine the purpose of Yoga and separate it from the images that we see of the pretzel type postures and ask why? Why is that necessary? If using a strap to fight with your hamstrings was going to transform you as an individual and give you clarity in your thoughts and actions wouldn't that be simple and every person with flexible hamstrings would be an enlightened human being? Many therapies are aimed toward fixing the symptom but Yoga Therapy looks at the cause.
“We have been doing yoga now with Damien for 12 months and can't believe the difference it has made to our strength and flexibility and our mind set. He is such a great teacher and look forward to our yoga class each week 😊” Troy & Sara
“My experience with Damien and yoga therapy I found to be of great benefit on both a personal and professional level. I have gained a greater knowledge and application of the therapeutic and healing practices of yoga enabling me to progress myself and others through shared knowledge to better health.”
“Damien was the first yoga teacher to help me to begin to understand yoga and has truely inspired me after 20 years to practice yoga on a regular basis. His personal transformation through yoga has been inspiring to watch and I love his passion for inspiring others.”