Nutrition in Ayurveda
Ayurveda holds that we are not just what we eat, but what we digest. In this workshop, I will give a brief overview of Ayurveda and the three doshas and how they manifest uniquely within each individual. From there, I will cover the Seven Pillars of Nutrition, the importance of Agni (digestive fire), food combining, an overview of the digestion process, role of the mind and emotions in the digestive process, appropriate use of herbs, supplements and spices, and cravings.
Shannon Mooney has a B.A. in English and French from SUNY Albany. She is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shannon worked for Banyan Botanicals where she was the editor-in-chief of the Ayurvedic Insight newsletter for several years. She continued Ayurvedic studies with Alakananda Ma at Alandi Ashram in Boulder, CO. Shannon enjoyed teaching yoga and Ayurvedic workshops in Madison, WI and Chicago. After having her own children, she began to delve deeper into Anthroposophy, fiber arts, and the holistic approach of Waldorf education. She has been the assistant Handwork teacher at the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz, NY. Completing her four year training in the Applied Arts program at the Fiber Craft Studio at Sunbridge in Chestnut Ridge, she taught Handwork at Primrose Hill School, in Rhinebeck, NY. She continues to integrate her passions and strengthen her commitment to natural health and living in her role at Captain Blankenship.