We’ve been talking in the studio about the Ayurveda workshop and the Reset that is an option to experience the week of September 14. I’ve fielded a few questions and in case anyone else was wondering, I thought I’d put out my responses.
Will I poop my pants?
I sure hope not! While paying attention to the way our digestive processes leave the body is an element of Ayurveda, the reset process is overall very gentle. You will poop, maybe more than usual, but nothing that will cause a disruption in your daily life.
Tell me about kitchari.
My family and I eat kitchari as a regular part of our life and my children even request it. It’s flavorful and filling and very nourishing. In the fall reset you can add root vegetables for variety.
How long is it?
As long as you wish it to be, but I’ll be guiding you Monday – Thursday. On Friday you can begin to ease yourself back into other foods. It is highly recommended that you use the week prior to your reset (that is this week!) to scale back on your intake of caffeine, alcohol and foods that feel hard for your body to digest.
What happens when I don’t do it all?
This practice is between you and you. This is a practice I regularly partake in and I’m glad to share with you what I’ve learned along the way, but how you participate is completely up to you. I won’t be double checking your work unless you ask me to, and even then I don’t look at these types of opportunities as “failures” or “successes”. It’s about showing up to yourself, whatever that might mean to you, at this time.
What will I need?
I’ll be providing a number of supplies, but you will want to have on hand:
- ghee (clarified butter, available at most grocery stores and inexpensively at Aldi; you can also make this from butter)
- whole cumin seed
- cumin powder
- coriander powder
- ground turmeric
- unsweetened almond milk (or coconut or oat milk)
- a few organic lemons
- fresh cilantro if that is a taste you enjoy
- Cinnamon/cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and/or cardamom if those are flavors you enjoy
How do I sign up?
>Click on the Seasonal Reset
If you’re an Unlimited Member, your discount will automatically be added **If you’re on the special Teacher Unlimited Pass, you can use the code RESET at checkout for unlimited member pricing.
When do I need to commit?
Honestly, the sooner the better for logistical purposes. And it’s best for you, too.
What about my other questions?
Shoot me a text, send me an email, whatever. There is no silly question and I applaud curiosity as a spiritual gift