“…Mary is not just a teacher with 19 years of experience but it’s really the quality of her teaching that’s the most important. Mary is well known for being concise, clear and inspirational…”
“Mary Thompson has been a faculty member at California College of Ayurveda and teaching for 19 years. There are very few people in the USA that have the level of teaching experience that Mary Thompson has and Mary is not just a teacher with 19 years of experience but it’s really the quality of her teaching that’s the most important. Mary is well known for being concise, clear and inspirational.
Here at California College of Ayurveda, all the students love Mary, she’s a wonderful teacher, she cares deeply about the material she is teaching, she is impassioned about it and most important thing is that she is living the principles of Ayurveda that helped her tremendously in her life.
I’m very pleased that you have the opportunity to share how it has helped Mary and also how it’ll help you, so many blessing to all of you as you go on your journey with Mary Thompson.”
Dr. Marc Halpern
President and Founder of the California College of Ayurveda, Co-founder of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Council on Ayurvedic Education, Former Chairman of the National Committee on Ayurvedic Education for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association
…Mary has a way of explaining things that’s down to earth, that’s grounded, shes a real person, she’s a real westerner and she gets this stuff deep inside out and she’s raised a child. That’s who you want to learn Ayurveda from…
“I’m here to give my full endorsement of Marys Thompson. She was my first teacher at the California College of Ayurveda and I spent my whole first year studying Ayurveda with Mary Thompson and I just have to say for many of us this is the path, Ayurveda learning for us is the path for us to open up into the next level of our life and our teachers matter, so to have Mary as your teacher on this path is an honor.
Mary has a way of explaining things that’s down to earth, that’s grounded, shes a real person, she’s a real westerner and she gets this stuff deep inside out and she’s raised a child. That’s who you want to learn Ayurveda from, someone who can live it.”
Entrepreneur, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. Pancha Karma Specialist and Yoga Teacher, Author and Founder of Yogahealer.com, co-host of the Ayurveda Summit
“…Anyone who gets to study with her is genuinely lucky and I would always be grateful to her for every bit of time I’ve gotten with her as her student…”
“I know Mary from studying at the CCA and also from private tutoring with her after my graduation. I could never say enough about Mary’s teaching- she is genuinely my greatest Ayurvedic teacher. She brings so much knowledge to the table and the most powerful thing about her teaching is the ability to really take all these big ideas all these obtuse, theories and ideas and really bring them to the ground and make then understandable and digestible.
And she really brings so much accessibility to this knowledge for people in the now, for people in 2015. She makes it really possible and really easy to blend this ancient knowledge with our modern lives.
There are so many parts of Mary’s teaching that are potent that it’s hard to pick out just a few but another one of many, many of her strengths is her ability to answer questions from so many different angles. She’s never once failed on a question of mine and I had plenty and she would find answers for me. If I wouldn’t understand one way she would try to find another way. She was really committed to my learning and committed to making this knowledge really mine
I would take anything that Mary teaches at any point, I would take things more than once, there’s just truly no greater teacher you can ask for.
Anyone who gets to study with her is genuinely lucky and I would always be grateful to her for every bit of time I’ve gotten with her as her student.”
Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner
WHY MUST EVERY WOMAN,
Watch and Share this Program with other Women?
1 First and foremost, this education should begin right at the age of transition of a girl to a woman- it is THAT important and fundamental. However, in today’s stressful times, it is all the more important for women of all age groups at any stage of life to learn this about their own bodies, to understand and love themselves better.
2 When we’re young, hail and hearty on relationships issues, maintaining a slim waistline, saving enough for that dream holiday or competing with people at work and at that age, we have no conversations about what is going to happen to you in a few years, nobody talks about the reality that might take a dark shape for you if you do not act ‘now’. As a woman, education for a deeper understanding of the menstrual cycle and the inevitable menopause, is very important.
3 Not only it is important for you to know about the phenomenon affecting your body today, it is also imp to know before menopause comes and take adequate steps in good time. And if, you find that symptoms are already interfering in your life, it is all the more helpful for you to turn over the Ayurvedic Leaf and experience relief naturally
4 A lot of relief can be felt not by pills or artificial medication, but by making diet and lifestyle changes, and not just any changes, but the changes right for you, depending on your Doshic composition
5 You must take responsibility for yourself, especially when Ayurveda makes it so easy for you- external elements such as pills can only do as much, sometimes not even that. can only do as much, sometimes not even that. An educated approach will give you greater control to prevent and manage symptoms.
6 Even for men, they must know and understand how doshas affect reproductive cycles as well as how they affect women in particular as this would help deepening relationships and make it easier for you and partner to sail through tough times.
What does this course contain?
Introduction To Ayurveda
- What is Ayurveda?
- Ayurvedic View of Health & Disease
- The Trifold Cause of disease
- The Three Pillars of Health
- Understanding your Dosha: How you are NOT Vata, Pitta or Kapha!
- Vata: the Principle of Movement
- Pitta: the Principle of Transformation
- Kapha: the Principle of Stability
- The Doshas and The Causes of Disease
- The Seven Dhatu: Tissues of the body/sites of disease
-How they affect your reproductive health and how you can take care of them
Applying Ayurvedic principles to female reproductive health
Child Bearing Years~
Menstrual cycle & Fertility
- 6 Signs of Health in Female Reproductive System
- Understanding Ayurveda’s view of menses and fertility: DHATU
- How does Vata,pitta and kapha affect reproductive health?
- Balanced menstruation and Symptoms of imbalance
- Factors affecting reproductive health:
- – Endometrial Lining (RASA Quality of the RASA Dhatu)
- – The egg (SHUKRA Quality of Shukra Dhatu)
- – Fats of the Omentum (MEDA Quality of Meda Dhatu)
- – Hormones
- – STRESS
- What you need to know about the endocrine system
- What are the causes of hormonal imbalance?
- What can any woman do to better manage her hormone levels?
- Menstruation- A plan to maintain balance all month long:
- – PACIFYING VATA
- – PACIFYING PITTA
- – PACIFYING KAPHA
- How to deal with Menstrual symptoms
- Easing PMS
- Easing Cramping
A natural change of life
THE AYURVEDIC UNDERSTANDING
OF MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
- What, exactly, is menopause?
- What causes menopausal symptoms?
- Ayurvedic Interpretation of Menopause and Menopausal Symptoms
- “Resting on our Estrogen”
- What is peri-menopause?
- Symptoms of Menopause
- Menopausal Symptoms: What they indicate and how to address them:
- -Hot Flashes
- -Rasa Tea: An Easy tip for Building Rasa Dhatu
- -Dry Skin & Vaginal Mucosa
- -Vascular changes
- -Liver Support
- -Loss of Tone: Skin & Muscle
- -Weight Gain
- – Thinning Hair and Loss of Bone Density
- – Menopausal symptoms: What they indicate and how to address them:
- – Anxiety, Headaches, Irregular heartbeat
- – A plan to regain balance without estrogen
- – Dinacharya: Daily Routines for Women’s Health
- – Summary