Food, Breath & Sound
A Wise Earth Nutrition and Sadhana Practitioner Training ~ A One-Year Course.
Food, Breath & Sound are Mother Nature's Primordial Templates for Healing Ourselves and the World.
2020 Course Underway, Next Session - March 20, 2021
This course is closed for enrollment.
Food is Memory ~ Eating is Remembering
To celebrate the launch of the Women & Ayurveda program, let me pay tribute to this unique woman, Maya Tiwari, one of the few Ayurvedic women in the world, whom I had the privilege to interview and whose teachings , encouragement, rigor and discernment, deeply marked my understanding and practice of medicine 🙏
Armanda Dos Santos, Executive Editor of JAHM
(International Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicines)
The WEA Food Breath and Sound training is truly life changing in more ways that I could have imagined. It brought to life the sadhana ways of Ayurveda in an experiential, deep and inspiring way. Maya Tiwari shared this vast ancient wisdom in away that remind us to come home to ourselves and to the earth in simple yet profound ways throughout our days. They’ve brought me closer to myself.
-- Eden Flynn, Yoga & Ayurveda Practitioner
Sadhana is conscious activity that nourishes, nurtures and heals everyone and everything.
"As we heal the seed, we heal the prana within and revive cosmic vibration that protects, and preserves all of life."
-- Maya Tiwari
Wise Earth Ayurveda Nutrition: Food, Breath and Sound is an Inner Medicine Online Training. It is a comprehensive, certified one-year training presented by Ayurveda's one and only, Maya Tiwari.
Wise Earth Ayurveda is one of the only courses in the world that offers the sadhana value of food, breath and sound and the inter-marriage of these cosmic templates. By using the element, seasons, cycles, and the anatomy of shapes, forms, colours, it demonstrates our cosmic connection to Mother Nature.To nourish, nurture and heal ourselves, each other and the earth we will study the importance of using our limbs in harmony with Mother Nature's rhythms; honoring the cosmic memory of each food, harnessing prana as we pound, chant, gather, disperse and hold sacred the food sadhana practices while learning beautifully recorded Sanskrit chants led by Maya Tiwari. You learn how to create a sacred space and set up a Sadhana Kitchen in preparation for the food, breath & sound sadhana practices. You will also learn some simple pranayama techniques (breathing practices) for healing yourself and others.
YOUR COURSE BREAKDOWN~
Your course includes video, audio, a beautifully presented workbook, quizzes, chanting audios and notes, interactive live webinars & tutorials by WEA Master Teachers, and a community forum to support your learning. There is also an option to have a Private Tutor Consult with WEA Tutor as an adjunct to be paid for separately.
The training is run over 9 months with a new lesson delivered to you online every 1-2 weeks.
There are 27 units, the first half of which are largely theoretical (learning about doshas, the five elements, the six tastes and seasonal cycles ~ all through the unique lens of Wise Earth Ayurveda Sadhana education. The second half of your course is practical (getting into your kitchen and applying your natural sadhana skills by making chapatis, masalas and chutneys, for example).
The 27 units are broken down into five parts, please find an outline below.
There will also be bonus materials uploaded to our online learning platform including a visual guided tour of the Wise Earth School Sadhana Kitchen, an illustrated guide to the ‘Six Tastes’ of Ayurveda and a guide to setting up your community teaching practice (the practical application of offering Wise Earth Ayurveda in your communities).
The foundation teaching of Wise Earth Ayurveda is that ‘food is memory’ and 'sadhana is lifeforce'. In this unit you will learn about the importance of ancestral memory as well as the memories contained within nature’s blueprints such as the memory of the seed. We will uncover the five elements and their influence on the senses and come to understand immunity (ojas) and how to nourish the body and mind by building ahara rasa.
Doshas, Seasons and Tastes
In this section we learn about the bodily humours or doshas, allowing you to understand your own unique constitutional type and how it intersects with the six seasons and the six tastes of Ayurveda. You will be able to start creating programs of wellness for yourself and your friends and students in terms of food practices taking in account seasons, dosha and food types – making connections between these elements of the Wise Earth Ayurveda teachings.
The Sadhana of Food, Breath and Sound ~ Nature's Primordial Templates
We will study the importance of using our limbs in harmony with Mother Nature's rhythms; honoring the cosmic memory of each food, harnessing prana as we pound, chant, gather, disperse and hold sacred the food sadhana practices while learning beautifully recorded Sanskrit chants led by Maya Tiwari. You learn how to create a sacred space and set up a Sadhana Kitchen in preparation for the food, breath & sound sadhana practices coming up in Part Four. You will also learn some simple pranayama techniques (breathing practices) for healing yourself and others.
This is a core essence of the training in which you will get into your kitchen, convert it into a temple through your living presence and be guided through several practical experiences of sadhana including working with grains, vegetables, pulses, bread, masalas and chutneys. You will experience the magical alchemy of sadhana – food traditions steeped in ancient awareness of the powerful resonance of food as memory. This section also contains teachings on milk and ghee with nut milk options for those following a plant-based, dairy-free diet.
Cosmic Anatomy ~ To Nourish, Nurture and Heal
We conclude with a series of Wise Earth Contemplations as well as reflection on the role of the chakras in our subtle anatomy. Maya Tiwari offers a powerful Living Ahimsa Mantra for healing the mind as the conclusion to our studies together.
Recipes and Seasonal Menus
A full range of Wise Earth Ayurveda original recipes and menu / meal plans. Some of these recipes are also featured in on our Living Ahimsa blog.
This course is closed for enrollment.
Maya Tiwari is an Ayurveda pioneer and best-selling author working in the field for more than 35 years. She established the first Ayurvedic school in North America in 1981, the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda. Tiwari is also founder of the the Mother Om Mission (MOM), a charitable organization in at-risk communities in New York that transforms disease and despair into wellness and joy. She has personally helped thousands of women to heal from devastating disorders. Through her global humanitarian work at Living Ahimsa, participants are taught to spread practices that promote peace and create inner harmony. Maya is a regular Featured Speaker at the Parliament of the World Religions and other Inter-faith conferences worldwide. Tiwari is also the recipient of the Dhanvantari Award and AAPNA’s Rishi Award for her outstanding work in Ayurvedic medicine.