Saturday, February 20, 2010

    Joyful Belly

    creates yummy, healthy recipes using Ayurveda. We're an encyclopedia of food complete with ingredients and health tips. We make it simple to enter your doshas and create a personal Ayurvedic diet online, complete with a grocery shopping list and your own personal recipe book shipped to your door.

    Joseph is the founder of leading Ayurvedic dieting website He promotes practical Ayurveda at diverse locations nationally from local yoga studios to world renowned Yale University (invite him!). He is a faculty member at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, director of Ayurveda for Yoga Spirit Studios and writes for the Light on Ayurveda Journal. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University where he was also a teacher of mathematics, business and software development. Joseph studied Ayurveda under Dr. Vasant Lad and in India.

    He runs an Ayurveda clinic in Asheville, NC. Contact 828-348-4880 for an appointment.

    Prior to Ayurveda, Joseph worked on public health projects with a particular focus on South Asia & the Middle East. He continues to manage a public health project using mobile communications for clean water in Bangladesh. Joseph studied the language and culture of Bangladesh over ten years and is fluent in Bengali. He loves Bengali art and spent a year filming folk music in the streets of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. He is also a student of Sanskrit.

    The Joyful Belly technique is practiced around the country. To find a practitioner in your area and for more information, you can visit the website. link

    Tuesday, February 02, 2010

    Friday @ Asheville Green Drinks

    This Friday, Rev. Itsumi and Sister Denise of the Nipponzan Myohoji peace-walking Buddhist monks will be speaking at the weekly Green Drinks gathering.

    People gather for Green Drinks at 6:00 to socialize, and the presentation starts at 6:30. It usually involves a talk of about 20 minutes with questions to follow. The location is the Bobo Gallery, 22 North Lexington (just off college Street).

    Itsumi and Denise will speak about the interrelationship of peace and environmental issues, specifically emphasizing how they are intertwined at the nuclear weapons manufacturing complex in Oak Ridge, TN, just over the mountains and upwind of western North Carolina.

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    Green Drinks isn't just an Asheville thing but it does lean "Green". And it's global. If you're not in Asheville, see if your local node has a gathering.