Yoga and Ayurveda - How are they related? 

Yoga and Ayurveda - How are they related? 

My story of learning about ayurveda came through the path of yoga. When it is desribed or defined, Ayurveda is frequently coined as the sister science of yoga. After years of learning and studying both Yoga and Ayurveda, I have come to believe that they are more than sisters, they are much more like conjoined twins. 

To live an ayurvedic lifestyle of healthy diet, daily routines and self care requires the practices of the 8 limbs of yoga. The opposite is true as well. Listed here are the 8 limbs of yoga and how Ayurveda is integrated. 

  • Yama (moral restraints) – how we relate to others and the environment, how do we integrate them into our practices for good health and wellness
  • Niyam (observances) – how we relate to ourselves, our true nature (prakriti or Ayurvedic Constitution)
  • Asana (posture) - yoga poses and practices can be modified to meet your wellness needs and nature. 
  • Pranayama (moderation of the movements of Prana) - practicing breath bring connection of the mind and body, brings about calm and ease. 
  • Pratyahara (moderation of the sense organs) - we use our sense organs (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell) to attain what we need to sustain good health and wellness. 
  • Dharana (concentration) - with focus and concentration, we can be mindful with our practices, making the best choices for our health and wellbeing. 
  • Dhyana (meditation) - in states of meditation we can unveil our true self, listen to our inner voice and create states of calm for healing and wellness. 
  • Samadhi (meditative absorption) - the ultimate goal of union with our source. 

We will be exploring this integration and fusion of the two sciences during our workshop on February 6th with Bryant Mascarenhas. Learn more here. 

Events at Bodhi Ayurveda

LOCATION: 10345 N Port Washington Road
Lower Level

Hey Baby, what's your Dosha??
Sunday, February 4th
3PM - 4PM


Join us for a complimentary session on Ayurveda and the Language of Love. Through a guided quiz, we will identify our doshas (Ayurvedic constitution) and how they impact our interactions with our loved ones. A great opportunity to bring your partner and engage in some fun ways to spice up your Valentine's day.

Cost: FREE!

We encourage you to stay for the gong bath following at 4pm. 

Gong Bath
Sunday January 7th
4pm - 5pm 

Let the universal vibration of the gong wash over you. Heal, quiet & center your body, mind & spirit. 

Start your week off right with this relaxing and blissful hour. Bring what makes you comfortable: mat, blanket, pillow.

Blissfully priced at $15 when you prepay.  $20 at the door.  

Join us for this first workshop with Bryant Mascarenhas!  

We are made of five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. By understanding and experiencing how to bring these elements into your awareness and control, you will experience integration 'yuj' of health.

Learn in this workshop how alignment of the body with the five elements, leads to living more fully with greater energy and clarity. Variety of standing poses, inversions, backbends, and more will be covered. You will discover how the real un-masking of Pain, reveals the deeper awakening of 'truth' waiting to reveal itself to you.


Tuesday February 6th, 6pm to 8pm Asana Intensive (All Levels) Cost: $40 before Feb 1st, 2018 $50 after.  
Enlightened Members save 10%.

Class is limited to 20 people. Register 

Lakeside Centre, 10345 N Port Washington Road, Lower Level, Mequon WI

What to Bring
Bring (IF YOU HAVE THEM AT HOME): your mat, two 10' foot strap, two wooden bricks, Yoga Bolster or 3/4 Mexican blankets

Our Guest Teacher
Lead by Bryant Mascarenhas - Master Yoga Teacher, Inspirational Speaker and Trainer

Bryant resides in Milwaukee and has been teaching principles of Iyengar Yoga since 1986 in India and is certified internationally as a senior yoga teacher from India. Guruji BKS Iyengar & Fr.Joe Pereira has certified Bryant in addiction and mental health. Bryant is also recognized at the national level with Yoga Alliance in the US as an experienced registered yoga teacher. Bryant has clocked over 10,000 hours of teaching yoga in India, Canada, Ohio, Germany, Washington DC, Annapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Michigan, Omega Institute-Rhine Back NYC. He conducts yoga programs in Wisconsin, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and India.

For more details on Bryant and contact him at

Monthly Specials

Ayurvedic Massage with Tess

Through the month of February, enjoy the loving touch of an Ayurvedic Massage with Tess.  Tess joined Bodhi Ayurveda in December 2017 as an Esthetician and Ayurvedic Bodyworker. We look forward to you enjoying the benefits of the warm, herbal oils as they nurture you!

SAVE 15%
by scheduling with Tess today

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