Intro To Ayurvedic Herbs


Thursday, January 31st  /  6:30-7:30PM


Ellwood’s Community Classroom


Gananath Amritananda Swamiji

Gananath Amritananda (or “Swamiji” as he is called by his students) has practiced and taught Ayurveda for about eight years.  In his Ayurvedic practice, Swamiji has specialized in working with mental health issues, trauma, infertility, nervous system dis-orders, spiritual disorders, and “incurable” conditions in general.  He is the director of the Soma Matha School of Ayurveda and the Shakambhari Ayurvedic Botanical Garden both based in Richmond.  Swamiji directs certification courses in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.  He teaches Ayurveda to Yoga Teachers in training at the 4025 Yoga Studio in Richmond where he has helped to develop the program’s unique, in-depth study of Ayurveda.  Swamiji grows and sells Ayurvedic and Appalachian medicinal plants and runs an herb company, Devi Herbs, producing high quality, traditional Ayurvedic herbal preparations.  He works to educate people about the critical threat to wild Ayurvedic herb plants in India and is working with various herbs farms throughout the US to cultivate some important, threatened Ayurvedic species in the US.  Swamiji is considered a master of Ayurvedic Herbology and is currently writing a book on the subject of traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulas.


Ayurveda is the ancient system of natural healing revealed by the Sages of India.  Ayurveda gives people the tools to achieve health, happiness, and longevity by learning to live in accordance with nature and their individual constitution.  The class introduces the basics of Ayurvedic herbology, and gives practical recommendations for using Ayurvedic herbs to support health of the body and mind.  Ayurveda uses herbs to support health in a full range of conditions including anxiety, insomnia, sciatica, MS, arthritis, diabetes, indigestion, headaches, infertility, women’s conditions, and many others.  This class offers students the opportunity to ask specific questions about using herbs for supporting the health of themselves, or their friends and family.





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