Moon Jewel Classes

We offer classes in introductory Ayurveda, Ayurvedic cooking, spice blending, traditional herbal formulas, pranayama, meditation and Asana for your dosha.

Please contact us if you would like to host a class for your group or your Yoga Teacher Training requirements.

Many of our classes are from the Wise Earth Ayurveda® tradition.

Classes are all $45 and 3 hours long (unless otherwise noted)

I’ve attended classes in which we learned how to administer treatments like deeply warming penetrating ginger compresses to another participant and then receive in return, or how to collectively (in the round) make deliciously aromatic seasonal (spice) masalas for health & well being, by hand, with mortars & pestles, while joining our voices together to chant mantras into them.
Laura is REAL and loves & cares about providing a sacred space for each person to feel more & more at home within. And in that way, this world, & I, am in a better place because of her willingness to witness all of it, ALL OF IT.
~ Annie Wilsey, CBMT, RYT

Ayurveda Classes

Ayurveda for Every Body

Introduction to Ayurveda and Discovering your Dosha ~We will learn a basic introduction to allow you to begin to see through the lens of Ayurveda. We will introduce basic elemental theory, gunas, digestion and why all Ayurvedic practitioners seem to be obsessed by it! We will also do an assessment of your unique constitution, or dosha, using the Ayurvedic system. We will determine your natural state of balance (prakriti) as well as your current state (vikruti), so that you may begin to work toward restoring balance Ayurvedically.

Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition

Learn about the 6 seasons, the 6 tastes and the energetics of the food you eat. We will learn how to determine the doshas of many common food items and how to determine what are our best choices for perfect health.

Ayurvedic Sadhana: Cleansing the Senses

We will talk about Sadhana, meditation, and dinacharya (daily practices) as well as experience cleansing of the senses from the Wise Earth® tradition. This is both a profound and beautiful practice that I hope will become a part of your life.

Full Moon Ghee Meditation and Kitcheri preparation

Learn the song of butter into ghee as we cosmically join many who traditionally prepare their ghee on the full moon. We will also play matchmaker to the bean and grain to create a perfect healing kitcheri and taste the flavor of nourishment.

Masala Meditation

This is a meditation in motion. We will awaken ancestral memory of the seed with fire, share in grinding using various mortar and pestles, and delight in the fragrance of blending spices for our seasonal masala. We will learn the traditional body mudras for grinding the seeds, the symbolic energetic of the tools we use as well as chants to clear our minds and keep us focused.

The Art of the Chapati & Seasonal Chutneys

We will roll our own chapatis (gluten-free option is available) and prepare the season’s chutney. Chapati will teach us about patience while the chutney reflects our creativity and joy. We will each prepare our own chapatis and collectively blend our chutney to share.

Healing Passes

This micromovement yoga asana course from the Wise Earth® tradition is a practice for the body, mind and spirit. Bringing together asana (poses), pranayama, Bija Chanting, the 4 directions and the phases of the moon, you will learn both an asana routine for your home practice and health benefits for each specific pose.

Japa/Ajapa Meditation

This meditation course will teach you the basics for both beginning and deepening your meditation practice. We will use specific mantras both spoken and silent. We will learn how to properly use a mala (meditation beads) and to count with our fingers. Please bring your mala to class if you have one.

I was privileged to spend a weekend of intensive Ayurvedic training with Laura in the fall of 2016. Laura is a gifted teacher with a delightful sense of humor which makes her transmissions of ancient Vedic practices grounded, practical and approachable. Laura taught us several sadhanas in the training which have continued to offer me profound healing on a daily basis. Since attending her training I’ve learned to live less out of habit and more out of intent by reflecting on a quote of hers “Turn your habituals into rituals”. I look forward to studying with Laura again!
~Amy Gagner
Lincoln, NE

Women’s Classes

Aligning Cycles with the Moon

This class is appropriate for both those within and past their cycle as well as those that medically no longer have a cycle. Join in sisterhood to learn how and why to align your cycle with the new moon. We will learn the ancient Ayurvedic practices restored by Maya Tiwari through mudra, Japa, pranayama, herbal support and pancha karma therapies to realign, remember and revise our connection with nature both macro and microcosmically.

Women’s Healing Ritual

All survivors of miscarriage, abortion, sexual abuse or sexual trauma are welcome to participate. We will learn the tools to tap into our inner medicine to heal ourselves and perform a simple yet profound ritual accompanied by chanting the name of the Goddess in support of our sisters. We will seal our support by sharing food with a ‘sweet pot-luck’ and tea. (This is a donation based class.)

Shakti Rising

This special class blends my love of sacred movement meditation and Ayurvedic therapies. Please join us for this 4 hour retreat to nurture, honor, awaken and express that divine primordial feminine energy with movement and Ayurvedic practices.

$50 for this 4 hour class