Sunset Ayurveda and Organic Skincare Workshop with a View! August 25th, 2017 (6:00pm-8:30pm)
Learn the fundamentals of Ayurveda, identify your prakriti (personal “constitution” or mind-body type), and make a customized skincare set (a 1 oz. facial cleanser, a 1 oz. facial toner, a ½ oz. facial serum, and a ½ oz. spot treatment) using 20+ organic herbs, essential oils, carrier oils and distillates, all while enjoying biodynamic, organic wine and skin-nourishing, vegan tapas sourced from small local farmers and sustainable producers. This magical evening of sampling, learning and making will take place in our 39th floor studio in Queens, NY which offers panoramic sunset views of Manhattan. Your registration fee includes an ayurvedic constitutional assessment, all of the ingredients, tools, and packaging needed to craft your customized skincare formulations, a take home workbook, wholesome refreshments and the best view in town!
6:00-6:15: Introductions and Refreshments
Grab a glass of organic wine and a plate full of tasty locally sourced vegan hors d’oevres- we’ll all introduce ourselves and then get started!
6:15-6:40: The Basics of Ayurveda
We’ll review the basic concepts ayurveda- the idea of a “constitution”, the mind-body types, and applications for skincare and aromatherapy.
6:40-7:00: Constitutional Quiz – Learn your Prakriti
Next we’ll pass out a constitutional quiz which will help to determine your “prakriti” (mind-body type)- this will help guide you as you make your custom skincare set.
7:00-7:10: Common Skincare Issues for each Constitutional Type
We’ll look at the common skincare issues for each constitutional type and discuss strategies for addressing imbalances using topicals and cleansing rituals.
7:10-7:30: An Introduction to 20+ Healing Herbs, Essential Oils, Carrier Oils and Distillates
Next we’ll look at the specific actions and properties of 20+ healing herbs, essential oils, carrier oils and distillates which you can choose from to make your blends.
7:30-8:20: Skincare Crafting Session
Make your custom skincare set. We’ll provide everything you need for a 1 oz. Facial cleanser, a 1 oz. Facial toner, a ½ oz. Facial serum, and a ½ oz. Spot treatment!
8:20-8:30: Workshop Wrap Up
Beginners welcome! This workshop is suitable for women, men and children over the age of 13. This workshop is not recommended for pregnant women due to the inclusion of essential oils.
We will start promptly at 6pm so plan to arrive a few minutes early!
Come hungry and ready for some educational fun and crafting!
We are located 1 stop from grand central on the 7 train, or take the nyc ferry on the east river route to the hunter’s point stop. We will send directions upon registration.
Questions? Call us at 212-390-0442 or email us at email@example.com