Events

06/23/2018 - 06/24/2018 : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Vastu Your Home or Office with Michael Mastro

images I met American Vastu Mater Michael Mastro many years ago when he would come to my bookstore, breathe books, to hold talks on the ancient Indian art of direction and placement called Vastu Shastra. Just like its Chinese counterpart, Feng Shui, Vastu can improve your health, quality of life, relationships, wealth and just have an overall healing affect on your life. By aligning your living and working space with the prevailing energies, you will find great ease of wellbeing. 

I have had the unbelievable luck to work with Michael on two houses and my store. We love what he created in our spaces through the use of yantras, mantras, puja, directional and boundary corrections in our home and to our property. His good advice rings in our ears and the mantras he recommended play in our house. 

YOU can have this same experience! Michael will be here from San Diego for two days – Saturday and Sunday June 23 & 24. Do yourself a favor and engage him to work with you and your space. 

michael mastroMichael writes: The on-site consultation takes about one hour. During that time I make corrections outside and in that helps to balance finances, career, health, and relationships. All products, which include yantras and other items are included in the consultation fee. I then do a special puja that is specifically done to energize all the yantras and to clear any stress from the client’s home. Please note that any clutter in the home or office is of no concern to me. I will work around it. I don’t want people to feel self-conscious about this as the Vastu consultation will free up energy in the home and within the person to allow more focus and ability to organize and clear clutter. The corrections I make will be very transformational on all levels, even with any rooms that are not clean or organized.

I will send a in-depth report within one weeks time via email explaining the corrections aiv_logo2implemented at the time of the appointment. There is NO remodeling recommended. This is ALL done without demolition. Success has been experienced by thousands worldwide. I will check in with each client via email after a month, and again in three months to see if the client’s challenges and quality of life are improving and if there are any questions or concerns.

You can read more about Michael HERE: https://chopra.com/bios/michael-mastro and here: www.vastucreations.com

Michael has worked with people such as Bill Gates and officials in India. Please email him right away to set up an appointment. 
michaelmastrovastu@gmail.com
Cost: $500

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06/26/2018 : 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Meditate in Hampden/Woodberry

This group meets every Tuesday evening

meditationIMG_6340The benefits of meditation are vast. A regular practice can help you increase focus and meditationconcentration, 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!

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07/03/2018 : 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Meditate in Hampden/Woodberry

This group meets every Tuesday evening

meditation6735567487_4c96323614_bThe benefits of meditation are vast. A regular practice can help you increase focus and meditationconcentration, 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!

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07/12/2018 : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Talk and Signing at The Ivy Bookshop in Mt. Washington

Ayurveda Beginner's GuideJoin me as I talk about my new book, Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles & Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally. Learn how this ancient Indian system of health and well-being is even more relevant today! We will talk about stress reduction, food, meditation, better sleep and whatever is on your mind!

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07/14/2018 : 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ayurveda: Daily Rituals and Essential Practices with Susan Weis-Bohlen
​​Saturday, July 14, 1 pm – 3 pm:
​Ayurveda places great importance on Daily Rituals, called dinacharya in Sanskrit. Susan Ayurveda_260_05_fnl4will teach ​how to gain the most benefit from these practices and how to create your own daily routine based on your needs and your schedule. This experiential workshop will show you what to do from the moment you wake up until you are ready to begin your day. The Dinacharya helps you move gracefully into your day by removing toxins that have built up overnight, as well as offering a plan to protect you from environmental toxins you will encounter in your day. 
 
From abyangha (self massage with medicated oils), oil pulling, meditation, yoga, essential oils, breakfast Foot massageand more, you will learn how to start your day in an entirely new way! And you will feel great doing it. A brief intro to Ayurveda will be offered. 
 
Susan is the author of the best-selling Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Principles and Practices to Balance & Haal Naturally (available for sale at East Meets West Yoga and everywhere books are sold). 
 
Susan will be available for private 30-minute consultations before and after the workshop. Cost: $50. Please contact Susan directly to book these sessions. susan@breatheayurveda.com
 
Cost: $65 includes materials. Oils and other products will be for sale after the workshop. 
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07/15/2018 : 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deep Dive into Ayurveda: Life in Balance, Hanover!

ayu daily routineHave you been curious about how this ancient science of health and wellbeing can help you feel better today? Come learn about Ayurveda, how to determine your dosha (mind/body constitution), daily rituals for the season, and yoga asanas to balance and heal. What you learn today will help you balance and heal naturally with the wisdom of Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old Indian practice of medicine, lifestyle, yoga and meditation. Practical tools and techniques for daily living and a seasonal detox will be taught and experienced. 

Susan Weis-Bohlen is the best-selling author of Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles to Balance & Heal Naturally. She is nationally certified to practice Ayurveda from The Chopra Center and The Ayurvedic Institute. Susan has studied widely in the US and India.

Private 30 minute mini-consultations with Susan will be available before the after the workshop. Please email Susan directly to schedule at susan@breatheayurveda.com
Cost: $50. Materials will be included.

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09/06/2018 : 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ayurvede Cooking Class: Ease into Fall, as Vata sets in
Thursday, September 6, 6:30 – 9 pm
In Ayurveda, seasons are the time of transition and the change from summer to fall can be especially challenging. Fall and early winter are Vata season (air and space) which means the elements are volatile – cold one day, warm the next, windy than humid, wet than dry. How do we stay sane with all the change? Simplify the diet, eat warm foods that easily nourish the mind and body, and prepare as much as you can in advance. I will teach you several Vata-reducing recipes as well as many Ayurvedic suggestions for staying grounded and focused. Cost: $55. Materials and recipes will be provided. 

 

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10/04/2018 - 10/25/2018 : 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn to Meditate! I Can Teach You How

Join me for this 4-week course at Roland Park Country School. you will need to register with them to take the class:  https://www.rpcs.org/page/kaleidoscope

Thursdays, October 4 – 25, 6 - 7:30 PM
Cost: $125

zen-stones-hdJust as we want to choose the healthiest foods for our body, we can learn how to choose  the healthiest thoughts for our minds. In this program you will explore the time-tested meditation techniques that teach you how to gently and easily work with your mind to let go of negativity, constant chatter, and anything that isn’t serving you. Peace of mind, a deep sense of ease, and satisfaction with the way things are is attainable now. Learn how to make friends with your own mind. Susan draws from her experiences of the Vedas, Buddhism, Vipassana and Jewish Meditation techniques to help you be more calm and relaxed in your daily life and to view the world with heightened clarity and awareness. The by-product of a regular meditation practice is true happiness! 

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11/03/2018 : 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ayurvedic Cooking: Settling in for Short Days Winter (Vata/Kapha)
Saturday, November 3, 1 pm – 3:30 pm 
Winter, with shorter days and longer nights, can offer avariety of positive attributes (like getting to sleep earlier!) but many of us suffer a bit from the lack of daylight. Come learn some sunny and bright recipes to fill up your hungry belly. Agni – digestive power -  is high during cold weather, which is why we crave warm stews and soups and nourishing drinks. Come learn the healthy way to fill up! (it’s not pizza and fried foods!). Cost: $55. Materials and recipes will be provided. 
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11/09/2018 - 11/11/2018 : 5:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation with Susan & Dawn

Friday – Sunday, November 9, 10, 11, 2018
Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen and Dawn Curtis

ayu daily routineSelf-care begins with SELF. Join us for the weekend retreat as we learn how to take care of ourselves first. In order for us to be there for others, we must go within and see what it is we need to feel good, re-energize, de-stress, sleep well and learn how to do nothing. It is in that down time that the body can heal deeply. come learn the how Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health and well-being, along with her sister-sciences of yoga and meditation, can help you feel better, body, mind and soul.

The weekend will include Ayurvedic (vegetarian) cooking classes, lectures, yoga, mindful walks, meditation and silence. We will be housed together on a beautiful farm in Afton, Va. surrounded by incredible beauty, animals and nature. 

The Galleywinter Farm Retreat Center will be our home for the weekend. Space is limited to 12 people so please sign up as soon as you can. 

Retreat Cost (includes food, materials and all classes): $599. To register please email: susan@breatheayurveda.com or dawn@eastmeetswestcenter.com

Please make your room accommodations here: http://www.leadingforth.com/accommodations

We will begin the retreat at 5 pm on Friday November 9 and end on Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm.

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12/09/2018 - 12/22/2018 : 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Israel! December 2018
I came across this quote the other day from the late, great Anthony Bourdain, about his visit to Israel in 2013:   “Whatever you may think, and whatever baggage you bring to this place, you should see this.”
Israel 2018 trip
And I thought – exactly.
 
Israel is a place that must be seen – not only to try and understand the politics, the draw and deep desire of so many people to be there, but to see how much beauty can fit into a country the size of New Jersey! 
 
The vastness of the desert and the sea, the sumptuous beauty of the mountains and forests, the richness of the culture and the people, the diversity of the food and art, the ancient and the modern – you simply must see it to believe it! 
 
f1582690-city-35098-55b63450The land is steeped in a mysterious spirituality that touches just about everyone. Join my husband Larry and me on this trip of a lifetime. We will be guided by Jared Goldfarb, whose expertise in Israel includes a multi-cultural viewpoint, which makes this trip different from most others. As you will see by the itinerary, you don’t need to be Jewish to take this trip. We will explore all facets of this marvelous country through open eyes and an open heart. I want to help you, not only to see the beauty, but to understand the difficulties as well. And at the same time, to bask in the immensity of this sacred space. 
 
I lived in Israel from 1985 – 1996, with a few years in Washington DC at the Israeli Embassy. I have a unique perspective of Israel that can only come from living there, and I will share that with you. 
 
Email me at susan@breatheayurveda.com or call me at 410-979-2096 if you have any questions. The tour is carefully curated to offer the best accommodations, the most interesting sites, time for rest and relaxation, and, or course, time to shop and eat!
 
Ready to sign up? You can find registration form for Full Registration Form ISRAEL 2018
 
Please feel free to share this newsletter with anyone you may think would be interested! Space is limited to ensure a personal experience. So please sign up soon!
 
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