Gravity Haus Vail to host event for those who are curious about Ayurveda

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Gravity Haus Vail to host event for those who are curious about Ayurveda
16-May-24 05:18:08

Learn how Ayurvedic medicine can promote guidelines for a healthy lifestyle

Dr. Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath is a renowned Ayurvedic scholar, author, researcher and educator with over two decades of Ayurvedic clinical experience in India and the U.S. He is currently the CEO and Academy Director of Kerala Ayurveda USA and President of National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

Dryland Fitness and Spa at Gravity Haus Vail invites those wanting to expand their knowledge about Ayurvedic medicine to an informative talk on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India.

While these days Ayurvedic medicine is better known and appreciated on the West and East Coasts of the U.S., not many people are familiar with it in the Vail Valley. The National Ayurvedic Medical Association is hosting a conference at Grand Hyatt Vail May 16-19 and will feature Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath, the president of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and chief executive officer of Kerala Academy of Ayurveda and Wellness Center USA.

Dr. J, as he’s known, has been a dedicated teacher and doctor of Ayurveda for over three decades helping patients from all over the world improve their health and well-being and inspiring and guiding students on the path of becoming great practitioners themselves. Dryland Fitness and Spa has been offering Ayurvedic treatments since November 2023 and uses Kerala Ayurveda products in the treatment rooms and sells them.

Dryland Fitness and Spa’s lead massage therapist and esthetician, Illeana Ssutter, has been a certified Ayurvedic practitioner for over 20 years and Dr. J. has been her mentor and teacher for the past seven years.

“With the upcoming annual NAMA Conference being held in Vail later this week we seized this grand opportunity to invite Dr. J to our facility and host this event on Wednesday,” Ssutter said.

“Ayurveda is a double word in the Sanskrit language. Ayu means life and veda means knowledge. It is the science of healthy living, the oldest medical system of our world of which we have written evidence. The main classical Ayurvedic texts are dated over 5,500 years back,” Ssutter said.

Ayurveda is a relatively simple and very clear science with profound implications.

“In a nutshell, it acknowledges the fact that we are coming from nature and are thus ruled by the same rules that nature is. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique constitution which was established at the moment of conception and it never changes,” Ssutter said.

“The aim of an Ayurvedic consultation is to assess that constitution as well as the imbalances, if any, suggest corrections of diet, lifestyle and perception on life,” Ssutter said. “Finally, the Ayurvedic doctor or practitioner will lay out various therapies and suggest the intake of herbal preparations as needed.”

Ayurvedic medicine offers guidelines for a healthy lifestyle and daily routines; stress management, including meditation; rejuvenation therapies; detoxification; dietary counseling for improved mind-gut connection and more benefits.