What is ojas?
According to ayurveda, ojas (pronounced oh-jus) is the vital sap that gives us vitality, resilience, and strong immunity. It also promotes creativity, mental clarity, compassion and spiritual strength. In our youth, ojas is plentiful—giving us energy and vibrancy. As we age and begin to feel the effects of stress, we can become more vulnerable to fatigue, weakened immunity, and disease.
How do you know if your ojas is low?
Ayurveda says that low ojas can manifest in many ways: low energy, increased susceptibility to colds and flus, weak digestion, poor focus, increased anxiety, or just a lack of enthusiasm. Chances are, we all could use a healthy boost to our ojas!
How do we rebuild our ojas?
Since much of our ojas is depleted through stress, the major way to replenish ojas is through relaxation. Therefore, this weekend retreat provides an opportunity to unwind through massage and stress-reducing classes focused on breathing, relaxation, and meditation.
Strong ojas also arises from living in harmony with your particular nature—your ayurvedic constitution (dosha), or Prakriti. This weekend will give you insight into your personal Prakriti, and your personal tendencies that either help or thwart your inherent healing capacity. With this knowledge, you will begin to understand how to increase ojas effectively, restoring balance and harmony to your whole system.
$229 *Not including accommodations
The program begins with orientation on Friday evening and concludes at lunch on Sunday.
Amenities Beyond Your Daily Treatment Schedule
In addition to the weekend retreat schedule of lecture, practicum and massage, you will have access to:
- Morning yoga classes
- 3 Vegetarian meals daily
- Explorations in self-awareness
- 400 acres of wooded hiking trails and vistas
- Sacred Grove Cafe
- The MarketPlace Bookstore and Giftshop
- Unlimited Wi-Fi