Sunita shared a series of short videos filled with Ayurvedic insight. These poetically-infused tips will help you better understand Ayurveda, the doshas, and how to use this knowledge to live a better life. View the Tuesday Tip archive.
Spring Cooking Class
Get inspired in your cooking by the wisdom of Ayurveda! Join Sunita for a Spring cooking class to kickstart the season.
First hour - Ayurveda nutrition for Spring Second hour - Cooking together Third hour - Eating the Ayurvedic way
The class will be held on February 13th from 9 am until noon at the center. The cost to attend this 3-hour workshop is $100, and includes a warm meal.
Ayurvedic Chanting Class on Zoom, Mondays at 4:20 pm
Join Sunita via Zoom and learn to do mala bead meditations with mantra chanting for your wellbeing. Mala beads are 108 beads on a string used to perform Japa meditation, a repeated mantra chanting.
This live class will be held every Monday from 4:20 pm, for 20 minutes, starting in May. Please check out upcoming events page for the details.
Sunita Tarkunde and Ann Hyde will co-teach four, 75 minute workshops on Ayurveda and Yoga starting July 15th.
The workshops will be focused, in order, on the following specific health care topics:Allergies, Digestive Issues/IBS, Autoimmune Conditions, and Emotions.The topic will inform the whole workshop. There will be a yoga practice including pranayama, asana and meditation followed by an Ayurvedic presentation and Q and A.
Recipes for Internal Harmony - Yoga and Ayurvedic Talk Series
Join Sunita Tarkunde + Ann Hyde for this 15-week Ayurveda Wellness Series at The Breathing Room. Sunita + Ann will co-teach fifteen, 75 minute workshops. Each workshop will be focused on a specific health care topic. The topic will inform the whole workshop. Each workshop will consist of a yoga practice including pranayama, asana and meditation followed by an Ayurvedic presentation with Q and A. Workshop Topics:
Week 1: Joint health / arthritis
Week 2: Emotional disturbances/anxiety/depression
Week 3: Allergies
Week 4: Headaches
Week 5: Digestive issues / irritable bowel
Week 6: Skin conditions
Week 7: Acidity / Reflux
Week 8: High blood pressure
Week 9: Weight management
Week 10: Autoimmune conditions
Week 11: High blood sugar
Week 12: Hair challenges
Week 13: Infertility
Week 14: Eye care
Week 15: Hormonal disorders
Each workshop is independent, but a more complete view of the whole can be found by participating in all 15 workshops. It’s fascinating to make connections you may not have thought about before. Sunita and Ann are excited to collaborate on these workshops to bring you quality, time tested recipes for internal harmony based on their own personal experiences and lots of hands-on study.
Ayurvedic Chanting on Zoom
In this class with Sunita, students chanted and learned Ayurvedic sutras. Sutra in Sanskrit means 'thread'. Words woven in a poetic manner are called sutras. Yoga and Ayurveda are written in the sutra format and have been passed down from one generation to the next, as an oral tradition. Later on, it was written down in the form of scriptures. Learning sutras is like decoding the hidden meaning behind our own lives.
Monday 4:30-5:00 on Zoom/February and March
Each class taught how to chant two verses correctly as well as the meaning of the verse. Students received the Sanskrit verse along with transliteration and and audio clip to practice at home. The Ashtanga Hridaya/Vagbhat as a scripture was used for the verses.
Topics covered with verses: Class 1 – Opening and closing prayer Class 2 – Vata location and Vata qualities Class 3 – Vata aggravation and Vata balalnce Class 4 – Pitta location and Pitta qualities Class 5 – Pitta aggravation and Pitta balance Class 6 – Kapha location and Kapha qualities Class 7 – Kapha aggravation and Kapha balance Class 8 – Revision Class 9 – Gayatri Mantra and Dhanvantari Mantra
Collaboration with American College of Acupuncture
Sunita taught courses at the American College of Acupuncture. The first class, 'The World of Traditional Indian Medicine Called Ayurveda,' started on March 26th 2021. This class was open to the public.
September 2019: Open House with Free Marma Pain Relief Sessions, Indian Food and Henna!
December 2018: Mala Bead Workshop with Sunita and Laurie
November 2017: Vata Cooking Class in Sunita's Kitchen
Houston Ayurveda Center is not a licensed medical facility. Employees of Houston Ayurveda Center are not trained or licensed as physicians in medical diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to discuss any Ayurvedic herbal supplements or therapies you consider with your medical doctor in advance of using them.