Become an Ayurvedic Healer

Course beginning December 8, 2021

Dear Friends of Garden of Yoga,

I would like to personally invite you to take a deep dive into the timeless knowledge of Ayurveda with me, Rose Carol, starting Wednesday, December 8. After practicing and studying Ayurveda and Vedic Sciences since 1977, I want to pass on the lifelong benefits that my teacher and master healer, Vaidya Mishra, has given me before it’s too late. The study and practice of Ayurveda has been like a lifelong best friend, supporting me and giving me a stable framework no matter what is happening in my environment and internal life. I feel now is a perfect time to share this ancient wisdom because there is so much uncertainty in the world these days – politically, economically, and environmentally. What better time to befriend and instill an ancient knowledge to prevent illness, develop an enlightened consciousness, and at the same time be able to better help our family, friends, and the community. This stabilizing ancient wisdom will carry you into the New Year as we start our journey together this December.

The curriculum that I will be sharing is really the nectar and juice of everything that I have learned over the past 40 years, it’s beyond vata, pitta, and kapha  – I am offering knowledge and practices that awaken the healing power of prana and cultivate the nervous system so that you will be able to realize the intelligence of your true unbounded nature and experience more peace and stability in your life even during the most chaotic and challenging times that we are currently in.

Studying Ayurveda can resonate with your being and relieve great fear and anxiety. The nine months of study of Ayurveda and also Jyotish (Vedic Astrology as an extended option) will birth a greater sense of steadiness, refined awareness, and greater well-being as well as give you skills to teach and coach others. 

Many of you expressed interest in the Ayurveda Health Coach Training based on the ancient lineage of my teacher Vaidya Mishra.  In order to make it more available to the upcoming cohort that starts December 8, I am offering scholarships of up to 50% of the course fee which is only $200 per month for 10 months, or paid in full, $1995.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to sign up at 847-636-2744, To see the outline of the curriculum:

Continuing Beginning Iyengar Yoga

Instructor: Kathleen Wright
Cost: $90 for 5 weeks

New series begins June 4. Pre-registration required.
Only 3 openings remain!
Class space is limited; proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
To register, make payment through Zelle or Venmo.
Zelle: 708 325 6381

Introduction to Iyengar Yoga

Instructor: Kristen Kepnick
Cost: $30 for the series, or pay what you can

This class is for beginners and others who want to get back to basics and tune up their practice, no prior experience necessary!

Learn yoga basics through standing, seated and reclining postures, to help:

  • Increase strength, flexibility, and range of motion
  • Improve balance
  • Learn breath awareness
  • Reduce stress
  • Encourage better sleep

For continuity in learning students are requested to commit to the entire 4-week series.

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Forty Minutes & A Headwrap

Instructor: Kathleen Wright
Suggested donation: $20

Join Kathleen for this series of 40 minute practices Friday evenings via Zoom:
January 29, February 26 and March 26 at 6:30 p.m.

We will review the use of “eye wrap” or “head wrap” to experience the resting of the senses and the quieting of the mind. Class will include how to use the wrap, a few asanas, and breath awareness.

As used in classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, the head wrap is a basic tool used to quiet mental activity and equalize internal and external pressure on the brain. When you experience the head wrap you feel more contained. It is recommended during some asana practice in some therapeutic sequences and may be used during the practice of pranayama. The head wrap also helps us to understand the fifth limb of yoga – Pratyahara, or the withdrawal of the sense organs.

Head wrap can also be used as a soft prop under the dorsal spine, in the upper thoracic, under the neck, under the ankle, between the ankle and hip with folded legs. It is a handy thing to have around.

A personal head wrap, or eye bandage, as it is called in India, is recommended for hygienic reasons. If you do not already have one you can purchase them from IYNAUS online props.

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Introduction to Iyengar Yoga

Instructor: Kristen Kepnick

Intro to Iyengar Yoga 4-week Course
Wednesdays, Sept 16 – Oct 7
5:30 – 6:20pm CT
Meant for raw beginners or those who want to deepen their understanding of the basis of yoga principles and the Iyengar approach to asana (postures).

Learn yoga basics through standing, seated and reclining postures, to help you:

  • Increase strength, flexibility, and range of motion
  • Improve balance
  • Learn breath awareness
  • Reduce stress
  • Encourage better sleep

For continuity in learning students commit to the entire 4-week series. Recordings will be provided in case of absence and practicing independently with the video is encouraged.