Ayurveda and the Winter Season: Preparing for and Thriving in the Dark and Cold / Online Program

Ayurveda and the Winter Season: Preparing for and Thriving in the Dark and Cold / Online Program

View Calendar
Nov/Tue/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

 

Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. But how do you stay in balance during the winter months when all you want to do is hibernate? How can you prevent from getting sick, or even thrive, during flu season? Is there any help for SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder? Ayurveda has some specific methods for getting through.

 

Come and discover:

  • Why you may be feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically tired as temperatures drop and what to do about it
  • The connection between fatigue and your adrenals
  • Foods that support and enhance your adrenal and thyroid function
  • Foods to stay away from during winter months

 

About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.

After completing the 6 ½ years of schooling for his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Kurukshetra University, India, in 1983, Dr. Kaushik worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer for two years. 

Upon moving to the United States in 1985, Dr. Kaushik received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama in 1988. He then worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS Sero-surveillance Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Birmingham while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice.

In 1999 he moved to Connecticut and received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2003. He taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, as well as serving as the Director of Admissions there. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001. Dr. Kaushik co-founded the Institute for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield, CT in 2006.

Dr. Kaushik lectures on Ayurvedic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR, as well as at various national and international symposiums and events. He also offers courses, workshops, lectures, and training in Ayurvedic medicine locally. Dr. Kaushik is an approved continuing education provider for Yoga teachers through the YACEP (Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Providers) and has achieved the highest Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certificate having completed 500 hours of training (E-RYT 500). He includes therapeutic Yoga in his practice.

Each year, Dr. Kaushik and his family travel to India to set up camps offering free medical care for underserved populations. He’d like to expand this service to other countries as well.

Dr. Kaushik brings his unique background as an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic practitioner with experience in public health and health education to this locality. He welcomes you into his wellness community.

Related upcoming events

  • Aug/Mon/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Mon/2022 4:00 PM

    Monday, August 15
    2-4 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    Movie: The Lost City
    Action, Adventure, Comedy
    Stars: Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum
    Rated: PG-13
    Runtime: 1h 52m

    A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure. –from IMDb

     

    NOTE: This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience.

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

  • Aug/Wed/2022 1:00 PM - Aug/Wed/2022 2:00 PM

    Wednesdays
    1-2 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm at Pawling Recreation.

     

    Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety.

    Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation.

    You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just some paper and color pencils.

    Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day!

    All supplies will be provided.

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

    Pawling Recreation
    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

  • Aug/Wed/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Wed/2022 3:00 PM

    Wednesday, August  3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
    2-3 pm

    Instructor: Tina Orgera

     

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn?

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced.

    Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes.

    Line dancing is not just entertainment, it's also a good form of exercise.

    Please join us.

    Be good to yourself and have some fun.

    Joy is healthy, too!

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.

     

    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

  • Aug/Wed/2022 6:30 PM - Aug/Wed/2022 7:30 PM

    Wednesday, August 17
    6:30-7:30 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

     

    The book club will be discussing  “Wait Till Next Year” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

    Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers.

    We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well).

    Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and would like to build up your repertoire of works by women, this might be the perfect place to start. To quote Mary Shelley: “The beginning is always today.”

  • Aug/Thu/2022 1:00 PM - Aug/Thu/2022 2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $5.00, per class.

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    One month of yoga in August: $20.00.

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564.

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes.

    Thank you so very much.

  • Aug/Mon/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Mon/2022 4:00 PM

    Monday, August 22
    2-4 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Movie: The Duke
    Comedy, Drama
    Stars: Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren
    Rated: R
    Runtime: 1h 36m

    In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. –from IMDb

     

    NOTE: This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience.

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

  • Aug/Tue/2022 4:00 PM - Aug/Tue/2022 5:00 PM

    Tuesday, August 23
    4-5 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    The book club will be discussing The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies.

     

    This afternoon book club is all about connecting with others just like you who have a passion for reading.

    Connect with friends and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you for an hour of friendly conversations.

    Book selections are agreed upon by our members.

    Please join us.

  • Aug/Wed/2022 1:00 PM - Aug/Wed/2022 2:00 PM

    Wednesdays
    1-2 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm at Pawling Recreation.

     

    Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety.

    Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation.

    You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just some paper and color pencils.

    Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day!

    All supplies will be provided.

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

    Pawling Recreation
    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

  • Aug/Wed/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Wed/2022 3:00 PM

    Wednesday, August  3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
    2-3 pm

    Instructor: Tina Orgera

     

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn?

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced.

    Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes.

    Line dancing is not just entertainment, it's also a good form of exercise.

    Please join us.

    Be good to yourself and have some fun.

    Joy is healthy, too!

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.

     

    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

  • Aug/Thu/2022 1:00 PM - Aug/Thu/2022 2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $5.00, per class.

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    One month of yoga in August: $20.00.

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564.

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes.

    Thank you so very much.