With a growing body of research proving yoga’s healing benefits, more Western doctors are prescribing this ancient practice of yoga therapy as a compliment to allopathic treatments. Yoga therapy differs from traditional yoga in that the sessions are geared toward an individual’s (or group’s) particular needs.

Evon Stone Rubenstein will host a Functional Yoga Therapy workshop at Kharma Life Center, 700 W. Campbell Ave., with an emphasis on relieving back pain. The workshop will take place 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The cost is $45.

Also this month, Ixchel Cherie Hazard will host a six-week series “Intro to Ayurveda,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21. Ayurveda assesses ones “dosha,” or energetic personality type, by the taking of a specific quiz and from this information, a protocol including diet, movement, lifestyle habits and consciousness practices are recommended to create a balance on all levels.

Cost for the series is $299 and includes program materials and light refreshments. Registration will be limited to 15 with a wait. Clients may sign up for either class through the Kharma Life website at www.kharmalife.com, or by calling the studio at 602-795-9767.


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