Ayurveda

The knowledge of life

Ayurveda is a holistic system of well-being that was developed, alongside Yoga, in India more than 5,000 years ago. The literal translation of ‘ayur’ is 'life' and ‘veda’ is 'knowledge’. Ayurveda is the knowledge of life or the knowledge of how to maintain health in daily life and therefore support longevity. Its goal is to achieve health by working towards balance and harmony by helping people get in sync with nature and flourish in an ever-changing environment.

The Doshas: Kapha, Pitta, Vata

The Doshas represent the five nature elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth) and their actions.

  • Vata (air + ether) is movement
  • Pitta (fire + air) is transformation
  • Kapha (earth + water) is building block material.

These elements are expressed in the form of a person's body type, mental activity, emotional tendencies, and physiological functions. Balance within these three fundamental doshas leads to optimal health and well-being; an imbalance will cause complaints or diseases.

Yoga & Ayurveda

Ayurveda teaches that our body is a mirror to what is happening outside and inside of us. Lifestyle shifts, changes in weather, a seasonal diet, emotional responses and mood swings; all of these constantly affect our bodies' systems, and each change in season makes these fluctuations more intense. Keeping the body-mind balanced is something that doesn't happen spontaneously, but the combination of Ayurveda with Yoga is a powerful tool in these transitions. Together, they help us recover our physical and emotional balance and tune into the joy and beauty each season brings with it.

Ayurveda at Delight

Delight supports you with Ayurvedic consults, massages, workshops and Ayurvedic yoga classes and sangha. Would you like to become a Ayurvedic Practitioner? We also offer a 4-year (hbo bachelor level) study program.

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Ayurveda & Yoga for each season in Amsterdam

Ayurveda & Yoga for each season in Amsterdam

In order to understand how to apply the tools of Yoga & Ayurveda, we are offering a series of workshops which will introduce you to some basic Ayurvedic principles, followed by a closer look at how to work with these in each new season. Using simple and practical adjustments, you will be able to enjoy the positive qualities of Nature’s cycles, embracing each energy to its fullest and flowing through the year in a vibrant and healthy way.

19 March 14.00 - 16.00: Spring Workshop
26 June 14.00 - 16.00: Summer Workshop
24 September 14.00 - 16.00: Autumn Workshop
17 December 14.00 - 16.00: Winter Workshop

Price: €45,- per session / €160,- for full course

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Ayurveda & Yoga for each season in Den Haag

Ayurveda & Yoga for each season in Den Haag

In order to understand how to apply the tools of Yoga & Ayurveda, we are offering a series of workshops which will introduce you to some basic Ayurvedic principles, followed by a closer look at how to work with these in each new season. Using simple and practical adjustments, you will be able to enjoy the positive qualities of Nature’s cycles, embracing each energy to its fullest and flowing through the year in a vibrant and healthy way.

19 March 14.00 - 16.00: Spring Workshop
18 June 14.00 - 16.00: Summer Workshop
17 September 14.00 - 16.00: Autumn Workshop
17 December 14.00 - 16.00: Winter Workshop

Price: €45,- per session / €160,- for full course

Our Ayurvedic offerings

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