Events

03/28/2015 - 04/11/2015 : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SATURDAYS, March 28 - April 11, 11 am - 1 pm: LOSE WEIGHT WITH SUSAN, THE AYURVEDIC WAY!

ayurveda-spicesAlmost seven years ago, in 2008, I lost 50 pounds when I began my Ayurvedic journey. Every few years I gain back about 7 – 10 pounds during the winter and lose them again in the spring. While I do find that a bit annoying, I am so proud that I’ve been able to keep off the bulk (so to speak!) of the weight all these years! 

So this year I decided to share my Spring Journey with you. I have the tools. I have the knowledge. I have the will. Join me! I want to gather a small group of people together who are determined and willing to trust the Ayurvedic process, and hopefully, this will jump-start you on your path to Perfect Health.

Class ONE: We begin each class with an invigorating walk, then settle into a guided meditation to help us determine and focus on our goals. After a talk on the Ayurvedic weight loss process, we’ll cook up a meal together and talk about a weekly menu. I will also give instruction on creating your personal daily Ayurvedic routine – one that will fit your lifestyle. 

Class TWO builds on what we have learned in Class ONE, in addition to creating a more detailed menu based on your needs, we will go deeper into the principles of Ayurveda and we’ll talk about herbs, spices and oils that support weight loss. And of course we will cook! 

Class THREE - Shopping! We will meet at a local market and also visit an Indian grocer so you can see how to continue the process on your own! I’ll give you a guided tour and offer more recipes so you can see how to use the ingredients. 

You will learn how to make several Ayurvedic weight-loss dishes, discover what foods to choose and what to avoid –and why! We will also make juices and teas – all this you will easily be able to recreate on your own. We will have time for discussion, questions, suggestions and group support. I will also create our own PRIVATE Facebook page where you can chat with your group and keep up the good work! I’ll moderate the page and help you find solutions as you move forward. 

All this for $55 a class! The total of $165 is due at registration and is non-refundable. Classes held at Susan’s Kitchen, 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown. SPACE IS LIMITED. SIGN UP NOW!
To register please email: susan@breatheayurveda.com or call me at 410-979-2096. Check or cash are preferred. 3% fee will be added to credit card registration. Checks can be sent to: 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown, Md 21136. Please make check to Breathe Books.

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04/02/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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04/07/2015 - 05/05/2015 : 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PERFECT HEALTH THROUGH AYURVEDA 5-WEEK CLASS

Please join me for my signature Ayurvedic class, Perfect Health! 

The following is a class by class description of the Chopra Center for Well Being’s five week program. Interwoven into each class is my personal experience with my Ayurvedic journey as well as things I’ve learned from my students and other Ayurvedic practitioners and teachers over the past 7 years. 

The Perfect Health course offers a five-step exploration of mind-body medicine and Ayurveda. The course is designed for the general public who have had little or no previous understanding of these concepts as well as those who want to deepen their knowledge and learn more about incorporating Ayurveda into their daily routine. Each of the five lessons includes instruction in the practical tools and techniques of mind-body medicine that participants can immediately begin using in their daily lives.

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 pm – 9 pm Session OneSusan will introduce you to the foundational principles of Ayurveda, meditation, and yoga as well as the three primary mind-body doshas or personalities: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Through an in-depth questionnaire and analysis, you’ll discover your own dosha type.

 Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 pm – 9 pm Session Two: In this session on “Food as Medicine,” you will learn how to select the most nourishing foods for your mind-body type. Susan will also guide you in Ayurvedic nutritional practices that will help you maintain vibrant health, appropriate weight, and optimized digestion.

 Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 pm – 9 pm Session Three: This session focuses on the tools and practices of rejuvenation and renewal. You’ll learn how to identify and eliminate toxins that accumulate in the mind and body. In addition, you will be guided in gentle rejuvenating practices, holistic techniques to relieve stress and anxiety, a personal daily routine for balance and health, and the secrets of restful sleep.

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 pm – 9 pm Session Four: Tonight you will learn why emotional freedom is the key to our physical, mental, and emotional health. Susan will teach you the practice of conscious communication, which can transform your relationships and help you experience more intimacy and joy in your life.

Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 pm – 9 pm Session Five: The final session delves into the healing power of the five senses: sound, touch, sight, taste, and smell. You’ll learn how to strengthen the body’s inner pharmacy by using specific tools that use each of the senses to heal, nourish, and balance your mind-body.

Susan has been teaching this class since 2008 and hundreds of students of experienced the life-changing powers of Ayurveda. You can too!!

Cost: $495 includes all materials and foods. Email susan@breatheayurveda.com or call 410-979-2096 to sign up. Cash or check preferred. There is a 3% surcharge for credit cards. $450 is refundable until 3 weeks before class beings. After that, the fee is non-refundable. 

 

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04/09/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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04/13/2015 : 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
MEDITATION FOR EVERYONE How You Can Find Peace of Mind, Stillness of Body, and An Open Heart
Registration for these classes is through RPCS: 5204 Roland Avenue * Baltimore, Maryland 21210. Phone 410.323.5500
 Mondays, April 13, 20, 27: $90 6 pm- 7:30 pm 
Susan Weis-Bohlen can help you makesense of the world, reduce stress and anxiety, and create a more peaceful, fulfilling existence. Simple techniques, when practiced on a regular basis, will help you lessen the drama in your life and teach you to live from a place of calm and clarity. 
 
No experience necessary. You will learn easy-to-use tools to create a regular meditation practice which will help you to live the life you want to lead. Meditation is the key to happiness. Come learn how you can unlock that door! You will also learn the history of different types of meditation, practice breath work, be guided into your meditation practice and learn how to create your own regular practice. 
 
NOTE: Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook for taking notes. 

 

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04/16/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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04/23/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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04/25/2015 : 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
AYURVEDIC/VEGETARIAN HEALING CUISINE How to Cook Delicious Meals to Balance Body, Mind and Spirit with Susan Weis-Bohlen
Saturday, April 25,  12 pm – 2:30 pm.
Cost: $65, payable to Roland Park Country School
Materials Fee (payable to Susan day of class): $20 
Experience what it is like to cook (and eat!) delicious foods that are specific to your personal dosha – mind/body constitution – as well as the season. Learn how to use spices to access their highest potential. 
 
See how easy it is to prepare fresh, healthy foods-mostly vegan and gluten free-that you and your family will love. “Food is medicine” is the backbone of Ayurveda, the oldest medical system in the world. You will enjoy learning how to create vegetarian meals that are not only nutritious but that are also so deeply satisfying-you will feel it in your soul! 
 
Class includes an overview of Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old Indian science of life and health and a quiz to help determine your dosha. 
 
NOTE: Cookbooks and organic spices will be available for sale. Materials fee is payable to the instructor on the day of the program. Susan Weis-Bohlen is the founder of Breathe Ayurveda and Susan’s Kitchen, specializing in teaching people how to incorporate healthy practices into their lives, including meditation, yoga, vegetarianism and the Indian healing system of Ayurveda. 
 
Susan, a Baltimore-native, is certified through the Chopra Center of Well Being and has studied Ayurveda and meditation around the world. Her practice is nestled in the serene woods of Reisterstown.
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04/30/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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05/06/2015 : 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ayurvedic Cooking for Spring

spring-vegiesAs we move deeper into the Spring season, the body sometimes lags behind – holding onto the heaviness of the late Winter (a few pounds maybe?) and reacting to the blooming and blossoming of new plants and flowers (allergies!) Ayurveda can help you lighten up and clear out any stagnation that may be causing you some issues. 

Susan will create a full days’ menu for you – breakfast, lunch and dinner – and a special detox tea! You;ll leave with not only a happy belly, but some great ideas to help you carry on. 

Cost: $65. Please call 410-979-2096 or email susan@susans-kitchen.com to sign up for this class. 

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05/07/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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05/14/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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05/17/2015 : 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Spice it Up! Enliven Your Health!

spicesJoin Susan Weis-Bohlen to learn about the healing properties of spices – ginger, turmeric, ajwan, fennel, cumin – and more. Did you know that every spice has healing properties? Come learn how to use them to maximize their benefits. We will create recipes appropriate for the season using the spices which will help you transition from Spring to Summer. Added Bonus – SALT! We will also have a salt tasting highlighting the amazing new salts on the market – like Cherrywood smoked salt, Jalapeno Salt, Vanilla Salt, Coffee Salt and more!
Cost: $60. Please call 410-979-2096 or email susan@susans-kitchen.com to sign up for this class. 

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05/21/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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05/26/2015 : 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Joy of Juice and Soup!

juicingOh the joys of JUICE and SOUP! Not only are both extremely nutritious but juicing and souping are EASY! Susan’s goal is to show you how simple it really is to create delicious juices and soups packed with easily absorbed nutrients. Your body works best when it doesn’t have to fight to find the goodness in your food. Processed foods, frozen foods, microwaved foods – they all are depleted of vital nutrients. Foods that are whole and fresh and prepared properly will give you the energy you need. And your body and mind will be so happy! Your tummy will feel good too. 

Recipes will be provided. 

Cost: $65. Please call 410-979-2096 or email susan@susans-kitchen.com to sign up for this class.

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05/28/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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06/04/2015 : 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen 7 pm - 8:15 pm at The Center for Spiritual Living

CLASS MEETS AT 362 MAIN STREET IN REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136 AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING. EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM – 8:15 PM

meditation5Join us for a short Dharma talk, meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. Susan began meditating over 25 years ago. To these classes she brings her years of experience with many different types of meditation including Vedic, Vipassana, Jewish and Buddhist studies. This light-hearted group is a perfect sangha (community) for those seeking a place to meditate and meet others along the path. All levels of meditators are welcome! 

Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

“We don’t undertake meditation to become better meditators. We meditate to have a better life.” Cost: $10 donation suggested

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07/06/2015 - 08/14/2015 : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*NEW** Manners and Cooking KIDS and TEEN Camps!
See Dates and Times for each camp below
 
Learning manners really can be fun!  In this camp children will learn important social skills like greeting people, eye contact, making conversation, being a good host and guest and of course, table manners.  In addition, your child will learn how to make some healthy, delicious food items to place on the table! Vegetarian cooking teacher and former breathe bookstore cafe owner, Susan Weis-Bohlen, will teach your children how to create meals that are not only easy to make, but also incredibly nutritious and yummy. Using seasonal foods, we will make a vegetable juice, savory cheese muffins, a grain and veggie dish and a green salad. After setting the table we will all sit down to a meal together using our manners, mindfulness and kindness techniques!
 
Any leftovers will be sent home for you to enjoy! Recipes will also be provided. This  will be a hands-on class that teaches basic cooking skills as well as age appropriate manners.  The class will make food to enjoy in class.  In addition the students will learn how to greet others, make conversation, behave in public places, and how to eat and behave at the table, among other so very important social skills. Your kids will make vegetable fruit juice, savory muffins, a grain dish and a dessert. 
 
All while learning how to work together with kindness and good manners. And FUN!
 
 
 
Here are the dates and ages groups:  Ages 5-8, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-12 
p.m.;  Ages 8-12,  August 3-7 , 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.  Cost: $250 per week; 
High School Students, August 10 – August 14, 6 p.m. -8 p.m.  Cost: $175
 

Classes will be held at Susan’s Kitchen, 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Payment and registration through The International School of Protocol410-832-7555

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