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Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition: Marma, Mind, Mahagunas

Professional Training and Personal Growth: Tuesdays 10:30 am – 1:00 pm OR 5:00 -7:30 pm MDT, Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 2023

Marma Mind Mahagunas

Sattva Marmani by Angela Werneke


Hone your marma and health counseling skills supported by Amadea's personal mentorship

Give your clients space to change, and give yourself space to change

Discern when to use a sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic approach with your clients

Deepen your professional expertise with Marma chikitsa and communication skills gleaned from Amadea's years of experience in the field

Registration open until Sunday, Jan. 29.

What past participants say about this course:

“I loved the experiential learning aspects and exercises in the course. For me they were the gems that I took away from the course. I feel it was a good mix, experiential and information, given time constraints.


"I loved the sattvic environment that you (Amadea) provided by you being you, the material, the organization and presentation of the material.”


“I really liked the breakout room activities. I felt they created bonding and fellowship among the participants.


"I liked the questions that were asked to help us integrate what we were learning." - Andrea P


“Great, nourishing class. This course offered concrete skill sets in a coherent format. The handouts are clear and concise.” - Stephanie R.

Course Description

In this course we’ll be looking more at communication styles and states of mind in relationship to the Mahagunas than specific physical differences related to foods. We’ll be using touch as a way to ground the learning and let the information settle and deepen experientially. Marma helps “rest and digest” on multiple levels. These are core approaches I use with my one-on-one clients and in group work.

The mahagunas of sattva, rajas, & tamas are at the core of skillful healing in Ayurveda. Consciously identifying these mental attitudes & reflecting upon them as we work with clients increases our effectiveness as practitioners & educators. Integrating guided Marma therapy with awareness deepens healing. Learn how to apply the discerning wisdom of Ayurveda without descending into judgment or criticism of your clients or yourself. Build confidence in your ability to hold healthy boundaries & work appropriately with clients’ resources, including guided Marma therapy.

We’ll explore how self-touch, communication & states of mind influence how we nourish ourselves, & learn specific tools to use professionally to support nutritional changes in others.

Course Objectives

  1. Cultivate the awareness to be able to identify sattvarajas, and tamas in yourself and clients in everyday interactions.
  2. Be able to apply listening skills in response to clients in one-on-one sessions.
  3. Be able to feedback in a neutral and supportive way what you’ve heard the client say.
  4. Be able to respond with non-verbal means of support (Marma therapy) when alternatives to words & thoughts are needed. Amplify a “whole body-whole being” approach through the guided use of 6 or more marma points.
  5. Discern when to use a sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic approach with your clients in therapeutic interactions.

Provider Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute (APTYI)

Faculty Amadea Morningstar has worked with food, energy, and healing for more than 45 years, and with Ayurveda for 39 years. She’s the founder of APTYI in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and an internationally recognized author and teacher in the field of Ayurveda. Her most recent book is Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda. Amadea has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico; she applies this learning about the Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition, marma, mind and the mahagunas on a daily basis.

Audience Ayurvedic Professionals, Polarity Therapists, Yoga Teachers, other interested Health Care Professionals

NAMA PACE certified

TIA credit 5

Course Delivery Method Live (On-Line)

Time  1/31/23 & 2/7/23, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm OR 5:00 - 7:30 pm MDT

Cost  Donation $250; people have given more and less. Reflect on what makes sense for you.


Click here to fill out your registration form and pay for the course. You will receive confirmation of your registration by email from APTYI.

Registration closes Sunday, Jan. 29.


See also: Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition: Adapt Recipes for Individual & Cultural Needs, 11/2/22 & 11/9/22, NAMA PACE



If you have any questions about the courses, feel free to contact APTYI’s Education Outreach Coordinator, Iza Bruen-Morningstar.


Online, Jan. 31 & Feb 7, 2023, 10:30 am - 1 pm or 5 - 7:30 pm MT, Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition: Marma Mind Mahagunas


Online, Nov 2 & 9, 2022, 11 am - 1 pm OR 5:30 - 7:30 pm MT, Dynamics of Ayurveda Nutrition: Adapt Recipes for Individual & Cultural Needs

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