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11/04/2018, Orlando - Ayurveda Basics

11/04/2018, Orlando - Ayurveda Basics

Barry Cooper

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Workshop Description: Have you ever wondered about Ayurveda the ancient 5000 year old medical science of India? If so come to this class an "Introduction to Ayurveda", the basics “the science of life or longevity”. Following an Ayurvedic lifestyle using food, oils, herbs, yoga and massage helps you stay balanced within yourself and in harmony with the world around you. The result? HEALTH! In this introduction to Ayurveda we will cover:

  • History of Ayurveda
  • What is health really
  • The 5-element theory
  • The 3 doshas (constitution) and how they apply to you
  • 6 tastes and Ayurvedic philosophy on diet
  • Tri Gunas
  • Self–massage with oil (Abhyanga) and other lifestyle routines you can begin to apply TODAY.


Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cortiva Institute - Orlando Campus
2600 Lake Lucien Drive, Suite 140
Maitland, FL 32751

Cost: $150

CE Credits: 8

Instructor: Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Ayurveda Health Educator, and the owner/operator of Ayurvedic Massage and Yoga of Central Florida @ Living Room Yoga in Saint Petersburg, Florida. His love and focus is on Ayurveda and Traditional Thai- Yoga bodywork.

Barry began practicing Hatha yoga in 2001, which ignited his love of massage and the bodywork arts. In 2003, he enrolled in massage school and took his first Traditional Thai-Yoga bodywork course.  His journey through yoga, massage, and Ayurveda changed his life. This lifestyle relieved his agitated mind and his lifelong battle with asthma and allergies.

Barry graduated from Florida College of Natural Health-Orlando Campus’s European Swedish Massage program. Barry studied Vedic Thai – Yoga bodywork with Michael “Mukti” Buck for over 10 years and was a Vedic Conservatory Instructor. He has trained with Ariela Grodner of Ariela’s Thai Massage.

On his quest to becoming an advanced Ayurvedic practitioner, he is currently attending California College of Ayurveda’s Distance Learning Program. He is also working on completing his 500 hour yoga teacher training with the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. Studied with The Ayurvedic Academy’s Distance Learning Program Level 1 program based in Seattle, Washington in 2005.

Barry also received hands on training in massage treatments with Julia and Dinesh Mader of Rasayana Cove Retreat in Ona, Florida. In addition to practicing in the Saint Petersburg, FL and Orlando area, Barry has also traveled to London, England for clients. His wealth of experience includes working in and opening two spas in prominent Orlando resort hotels, worked at Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Gaylord Palms Resort and Spa for 4 years, and has taught at several massage schools in the Central Florida area. Barry instills in his clients that “massage is not a luxury – it is a necessity”.

What to Bring: Massage linens, a thai/acupressure mat or comforter (for floor exercise use)