Eat the Food you love and Love the food you eat- Ayurvedic Nutrition 101
Ayurveda considers the digestive tract, the master system of the body. Classically over 70% of diseases are seen as originating in the digestive tract as a result of compromised digestion, metabolism and elimination. Food and lifestyle are seen as the major supports of a healthy life. We will explore why a one size fits all approach to food doesn’t work. Ayurvedic nutrition is based on the concept that each person has a different need of nutrients and a different capacity to absorb and assimilate those nutrients. The foods that work for one person may create dis- ease in another.
Eleni Tsikrikas Bio
Eleni Tsikrikas drank deep from the Yoga cup in 1995 while practicing law in Sydney, Australia. She soon completed the renowned Sydney Yoga Center’s teacher training course, quit the legal profession and followed her dream to teach Yoga full time.
In 2004 She ventured to Los Angeles and began intensive study with Robert Birnberg, a senior student in the Krishnamacharya Lineage. The central focus of her studies was the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali , the planet’s first spiritual psychology text and Yoga therapy manual.
She is a certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS), a Pancha Karma Specialist (PKS) and a Western Herbalist. Today, she has a thriving clinical Ayurvedic practice and creates confident home healers with her popular “Ayurvedic Skills for Living” courses. She is a beloved faculty member at the California College of Ayurveda, where she teaches and mentor students and Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy & Ayurvedic program.
Eleni’s extensive knowledge of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Positive Psychology supports her fierce passion for teaching and healing. A lifelong student, she continues to study with Mary Thomson, senior teacher at CCA, and renowned herbalist, KP Khalsa, and her Yoga teacher and husband, Robert Birnberg.