Harmony in Living course: 4 workshops on
12 and 26 February, 12 and 26 March, 19.00-21.00
Venue: RE:CENTRE, Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, London W6 9HA
£30 per workshop
Book your place for these events through Re:centre: https://recentre.co.uk/events
Harmony in living course will guide you through an exploration of ancient traditions, deepening your appreciation of being alive. Slow down. Pay attention. Live each moment fully. Becoming conscious of your type, lifestyle patterns and ‘ways of being’ can bring better health and happiness. These exploratory workshops will energise you with ideas, providing a greater understanding of what creates health and balance.
Discover your own practice of harmony in living.
The course consists of 4 x 120 minutes exploratory workshops led by Dr Eleni, a medical Consultant and Ayurveda practitioner. The workshops combine the power of wisdom traditions, current medical practice and Ayurveda with other scientifically proven practices, such as meditation, to help you lay the foundations of good health. Guided meditation, knowledge exchange, sharing of personal experiences, food and drink recipes, music and art brought to you by Dr Eleni.
About Dr Eleni
Dr Eleni Tsiompanou is an experienced Medical Consultant who has worked in the NHS since 1997. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) who has also trained in Ayurveda and nutritional medicine. Eleni’s personal quest, knowledge and ongoing research has uncovered gems of practical information which can help people find their own balance, better health and harmony. As an Ambassador for the ‘College of Medicine’ in the Harmony project, Eleni is inspired by HRH, The Prince of Wales’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, which reminds us of some profoundly important truths, namely that everything in the universe is connected and balanced by universal laws and relationships.
12 February – Principles of Ayurveda
Description: Ayurveda, which means the Science of Life in Sanskrit, is a 5,000 year old practical and holistic approach to health. It regards everyone as a unique individual. Its main principle is in helping us find a balance between our mind, body and spirit. It looks at our individual type, energy, diet, personality as well as our relationships and environment, to offer guidance in maintaining a harmonious state of being.
Content: A talk about how Ayurveda can improve your life. Learn how to approach your health in an interesting and practical way with diet and natural exercises. Understand other people and how to effectively relate to them. Try a guided meditation to deepen your awareness and access your hidden energy.
26 Feb – Too much fire? Diet and the elements
Description: Our inner fire is our engine of health. We need a balance between our different ‘elements’. Ancient sources, Pythagoras and Hippocrates, the father of medicine, as well as Ayurveda, define health as the harmony of man’s elemental components. Our modern life often creates too much ‘fire’ which disturbs harmony and leads to dis-ease. How can diet, lifestyle and nature help us improve our health?
Content: Find out what in your diet, lifestyle, relationships and environment nourishes your mind, body and spirit. Examine the value of intuition, wisdom traditions and science in creating harmony in your life. Try recipes for herbal drinks that can help balance your inner fire. Experience the effect of singing on the whole of you.
12 March – Conscious eating – tradition and practice
Description: Cooking with care and love can be a meditative practice. Eating with attention aids digestion. The resonances of time, place and our own nature – individual type, age, health condition – when sharing meals have been important in many cultures including the Mediterranean, Seventh Day Adventists and often for centenarians. Learn how positive rituals can improve our meals, health and being.
Content: Find out about positive new ways of approaching cooking, eating and sharing a meal. Learn some easy food recipes and open up all of your senses in an exercise of mindful eating.
26 March – Fasting for harmony and longevity
Description: The main type of fast is to go without food for an extended period. Fasting allows the body to have a good ‘house-cleaning’ and a rest. Fasting as a way to health and long life, can aid recovery from certain illnesses. All the major religious traditions apply it in their spiritual practice. Gandhi used it, making the personal political. Modern medicine having re-discovered fasting, has now given it a stamp of approval.
Content: Learn essential practical steps to fasting for your health, weight-loss or recovery from dis-ease. Experience the nourishing effect of art exercises. Try a guided meditation to use in your preparation for fasting