Monthly Happenings & Workshop Series
Monthly Cooking Classes
Food for thought
Half Day Retreats
Full Day Retreats
Pay It Forward Yoga
and much more
Monthly Cooking Class
Compassionate, Vegan, Vegetarian, Spice Full, Indian, Farm to Fork.
Indian Vegan/Vegetarian cooking class. You will learn how to cook compassionately. Cuisine that is good for your health and good for the plantet. Learn how to use healing spices and turn bland into tasty.
$45/class for 3 classes or $40/class for the series of 6.
Theme for each Month
June -From the Garden
Turning Seasonal Vegetables
from bland to mouth watering.
July - Light and Refreshing
Soups, Salads & Cooling drinks for hot Summer
Aug - Breakfasts and Snacks
Kick Start your day or Refuel
your body with these tasty single item meals.
Sept - Spice of Life
Learn how to use healing spices to fight stress, cold, and other ailments.
Oct - Curry in a Hurry
Cocnut curry, Onion & Tomatoe Curry, Coconot Curry, Yogurt Curry
Nov - Sinful Vegetarian
Comfort food, Its fried, its spicy, its unhealthy but oh tastes so good :).
Food for Thought Series
Preparing food & knowing what to eat is an art form.
Join Mira Dessy, Certified Nutrition Educator and a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals for this 3 class series.
$35/series 3 classes
June - Gluten Free Grains
July - Preserving the Season
Aug - Feed Your Health with Fermented Food
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Are You Ready for the Hurricane Season?
Learn how to be self sufficient in case of emergencies. Learn how to survive without water, elecricity, gas and food supply.
With free recycled materials, things around the house and cheap materials you can make gadgets that will make surviving the disaster just an inconvenience not a hardship.
$35 Early Registration or
$45 at the door
July 10th, Sunday -
Water - Rain Barrels, Bio Filters
Food - Stocking Up your Pantry, Food Preservation
Solar - Water Heater, Solar Oven
Heating/Cooling - Rocket Stove, Geothermal Cooling
Waste Management - Composting Toilet, Food Composter, Regular and Vermi - composter
Natural Building - Wood fired Clay Bread Oven, Cob Hot Tub
Sustainable Living Institute
Destined to act, Inspired to teach
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If you are looking for something that you don't see here please email us and we will let you know if we have anything planned in near future.
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There is minimum number of participant required for class to happen. Every class also has max number of people allowed in the class. Your deposit makes sure that you don't miss your spot if we have more than max number of people.
Cancellation - Deposit is refundable if you cancel 1 week before the class. Otherwise it will be applied towards your next class. $10 cancellation fee applies if cancelled less than a week.
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We are happy to announce the rturn of our good friend Pat Fleury of Touch of Healing for her ever popular Basic Class.
Saturday Jan 21st-22nd, 2012; 8:30AM -5:00PM
Touch of Healing Basic WorkshopTo achieve a deep understanding of the electromagnetic connections that our body makes to the physical, mental, emotional, and Divine Spirit. How disturbances in the “field” relates to diseases/illnesses. We will develop practical skills and how to use our hearts and hands to enhance the movement of this energy, thus freeing the body to heal through its innate knowledge.
Registeration Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Holistic Weight Management Program -
No dieting "Wholistic" approach to Weight Management
Coming Soon - Yoga & Ayurveda Weight Management 6 Weeks Program. Holistic approach to health and wellness. Unlike other weight management program our program addresses whole human being instead of just the body. We treat body, mind and heart. We understand that weight issues are not just related to the body but also to emotional and mental being. Our "Wholistic approach" teaches how to listen to your heart, how to guide your mind and how to nourish your body.
Come join us for 6 weeks of Ayurvedic consultation, Ayurvedic detox, Yoga Retreat, and cooking classes to learn how to nourish your body, mind and soul.
Learn what your cravings are telling you and what to do about the cravings?
Partial meals included.
Ayurvedic Vegan/Vegetarian Cooking –
As every Yogi knows Ahimsa or non violence is one of the first “Yamas”. For yogi's who are on path of “Living Yoga” trying to reduce meat in their daily life and eventually completely eliminate it, is usually a hard journey. But cooking tasty, well balanced, healthy and nourishing vegetarian food is not that difficult.
Please join us for this fun class to learn how to cook vegan/vegetarian food using spices. Based on Ayurvedic Cooking. Learn about the healing properties of spices. Learn how to have a balanced vegetarian food that has protein, vitamins, carbohydrates and every other essential your body and brain needs to perform well.
Time 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
Half Day Yoga & Ayurveda Lunch Retreat - Monthly half day yoga retreat this month falls on Sept 11th. This will be a special retreat with focus on meaning of Giving and Sacrifice. We will honor the fallen heroes and show our gratitude for the freedom we have. Please join us for 2 hours of Yoga, Relaxation, and guided imagery meditation. Followed by time for journaling, swimming and relaxing. Lunch will be organic, vegan, vegetarian affair based on ayurvedic cooking philosophy. -
Time 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Saturday, September 30, 2011, The Woodlands
Yoga Global Community Practice - Be a part of the first annual Time for Yoga Global Community Practice by joining us for the free practice class. At 7 p.m. their local time on September 30, yoga students of all experience levels are encouraged to practice yoga as an international observance and the culmination of Yoga Month. A one-hour yoga practice will be followed by savasana beginning at 8 p.m., and a 15 minute meditation for universal peace and well-being at 8:15 p.m. By participating during your own local time, a wave of yoga will take place around the globe. Event is free. Though we will be accepting love offerings for the "Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary" for special need dogs if your heart desires to do so. Time 11:00 PM – 12:30 PM.
Past Events -
Bach Flower Essence Remedies for Animals
Animals have emotions like us. In todays world and the hectic life they are also experiencing stress and having illnesses due to stress. We are seeing more cases of cancer, depression, behavior issues in pets.Bach flower essence have been around for more than 70 years developed by a British physician.. These remedies are prepared from variety of flowers and have shown wonderful results in treating emotional and mental symptoms.
The lecture will focus on treating animals with Bach flower remedies. There are total 38 flower remedies and the course will focus on the important remedies found useful in treating rescued animals and for the rescue workers to support the frightened animals.Indus Valley Yoga & Retreat Center Open House
Aug 6, 2011 - 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Please join us for light snacks while exploring the grounds of this green yoga studio and retreat center. Less than an hour away from August 13th, 2011 - 10:30am - 1:30pm
August 7th, 2011 - 10am - 2pmPlease join us for this monthly half day yoga retreat. 2 hours of relaxing yoga, guided imagery meditation, deep relaxation and organic healing cuisine based on ayurvedic principles. Time for journaling, swimming or just hanging out in the hammocks. Or experience gardening, spend time with the sanctuary dogs. Afterwards enjoy the relaxing surroundings, pool, Garden, Hammocks among trees await for you.
August 12th, 2011 - 7pm - 9pm
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world and afflicts the young and the old alike. Diabetes means that the body does not produce or use insulin properly. Genetic factors, obesity, stress and a sedentary lifestyle are some of the causes of this disease. While Yoga cannot cure diabetes, it can complement the lifestyle changes necessary to keep diabetic symptoms in check. It helps by having a positive effect on pancreas and insulin functioning.
People are trying to become vegetarians for several reasons personal health, environmental reasons or compassion towards animals.
No matter what your reason is it doesn't have to be bland, boring experience. Please join us to learn how to cook healthy, balanced and mouth watering Indian vegetarian/vegan recipes using ayurvedic principles. Learn about medicinal qualities of spices. Indulge your senses and heal your body.
Full Moon Healing Ring Meditation
August 13th, 2011 - 10:30am - 1:30pm
Yogic & Ayurvedic Approach to Self-Healing Retreat Yoga for Stress Management 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 14th, 2011 - 10am - 5pm
Find out what causes dis-ease in the body and how to correct and heal yourself in body, mind and spirit. Therapeutic yoga will teach you how to manage your stress, build up your immune system and listen to your body's We will teach you how to correct these imbalances with food, life style change and living harmoniously with your dosha. Know your complete nature - physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Touch of Healing Basic Workshop
August 20th- 21st, 2011 - 9-5
Basic Touch of Healing skills are powerful yet easy to learn energy healing modalities. Everyone has the innate ability to help heal ourselves and others. We were given that gift by our Creator. The Touch of Healing techniques teach us how to focus and amplify life-force energy (known as “chi” in Chinese; “prana” in Sanskrit; Life-Force in English) by combining various breathing and body awareness exercises. When you learn to direct the life-force energy, the possibilities are truly extraordinary; our love has more impact than we can imagine.
Living with stress is a common phenomenon in this day and age. We have learned to live with stress but it takes its toll on our body, mind and spirit. We are always in fight and flight mode that means our body is always loaded with stress hormones. Learn long term effect of stress and how to over come and manage your day to day stress so you can live more harmoniously with yourself.
Yoga for Well Being – Free Day of Yoga during Yoga Month
Sept 5th, 2011 -
Yoga for Stress Management
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sept 16th - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Learn how to slow your brain waves from Beta to Alpha or even Theta. This leads to physical relaxation, creativity, and a profound sense of well being. Practice Hatha Yoga as a form of meditation and experience the amazing stillness and timeless quality of mind that comes from Lucid Yoga.
Sept 17th - 10:00 pm -12:30 pm
Learn how to use paper and coloring pencils to enhance thinking and process information. Mind Mapping can be used to generate new ideas, to organize information or to memorize information. It encourages the mind to move along the path of least resistance so that energy is conserved and creativity is enhanced. Mind mapping engages and focuses all four quadrants of the brain on a specific topic, thus triggering the associative and synergistic effect called brain storming. Mind mapping can be used to take notes, plan a project, solve a problem, summarize a book, improve recall, organize a presentation and much more. Improving Balance
Sept 17th, Saturday, Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Good balance helps prevent injury, allows for grace and control when moving, relaxation when still, promotes a sense of well being and improves concentration. Learn about the philosophy, psychology, and physiology of balance. Then we will practice a variety of techniques and exercises to improve balance. We will then apply what we have learned to a series of yoga poses, starting with the easiest balancing positions and gradually increasing in difficulty to challenge even the most advanced student.
Sept 30th, 2011 - Global Yoga Day
July 9th, 2011 The Woodlands
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm , $39.00
Conscious Compassionate Cooking~ Vegan/Vegetarian Cooking Workshop at Indus Valley with Priyanka.
Learn how to cook mouth watering vegan/vegetarian dishes using healing spices. This particular class will emphasis on summer cuisine that is light, refreshing and cooling. Learn - to make drinks to combat heat stroke, the secret of making killer Mango shakes/lassi(We will be using Almond and Rice milk), Mint & Coriander chutney that can cool your inner core and much more.
Priyanka - is a native of India and is a certified Yoga therapist/instructor, vegan/vegetarian chef and Ecological Designer. Her Yoga & Cooking classes are authentic and benefits from her cultural wisdom and experience. She has been teaching Yoga Therapy, Vegan/Vegetarian Cooking and Sustainable Lifestyle for over 5 years though she has lived it her whole life.
July 9th, 2011 The Woodlands, Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM, $20.00 July 24th, 2011 The Woodlands, 10:00AM - 2:00 PM, $45.00 Yoga for Back Pain
Homeopathy First Aid for Pets
Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle of like cures like. The medicines are highly diluted and prepared from natural substances. Homeopathy has been around for more than 200 years.
The lecture will focus on using homeopathic medicine as first aid for treating animals. The information will be very useful for rescue workers as well as pet owners. The lecture will discuss treatment of commonly seen injuries and use of homeopathic medicine in treating them.
Dr Sucheta Dagli Shah - has almost ten years of experience in professional practice of Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. With two offices in Houston, Texas, Sucheta specializes in a multi-pronged treatment approach using a combination of homeopathy and oriental medicine. Sucheta has been a faculty member at American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine for the past seven years.
Women's Red Tent Circle (The Woodlands)
A gathering of women in the spirit of tolerance and nurturing of life much in the way one might have envisioned the women of "The Red Tent" did.
Women are beautiful beings capable of so much within themselves that we sometimes forget to nourish that inner feminine within ourselves. Some may be a stay at home mom while another is a corporate executive they may be completely and totally different however the inner connection with other women is a basic instinct.
A women’s evening in the textiles of the Red Tent including dinner, henna, take away natural ways, spiritual cinema, invoking your feminine voice and sharing from the heart.
If you feel the urge, please feel free to bring offerings to assist in the theme or supper or to assist the animals at the sanctuary.
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Rejuvenating Yoga & Organic Brunch Half Day Retreat -
Please join us for this monthly half day yoga retreat. 2 hours of relaxing yoga, guided imagery meditation, deep relaxation and organic healing cuisine based on ayurvedic principles. Time for journaling, swimming or just hanging out in the hammocks. Or experience gardening, spend time with the sanctuary dogs. Afterwards enjoy the relaxing surroundings, pool, Garden, Hammocks among trees await for you.
10:00-12:00 - Yoga
12:00 - 1:00 - Explore, relax, swim, journaling.
01:00 - 2:00 - Organic Lunch
Rejuvenating Yoga ~ Yoga is a science of healing your own body. Rejuvenating yoga concentrates on relaxing the body, detoxing internal organs and calming the mind.
Organic Healing Cuisine - Based on ayurvedic principles food is cooked not only to nourish but to heal. Different spices are used to provide internal organs little boost. Nourishing and healing food makes you feel light yet full. Served with drinks that cools you down internally and helps you combat summer heat.
Jul 8, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM, $20 pre-registration $25 at the door
Relieve your back pain symptoms. Release your muscles and feel the difference. Spending hours and hours on computers, in cars is taking its toll on our bodies. Lower back pain has become a common complaint among soccer moms and proffesionals alike. Learn how to manage your body and get relief from this common Dis-Ease. Taught by Certified Yoga Therapist Priyanka Johri
Yoga for Weight Management - I
Jul 22, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM, $20 pre-registration $25 at the door
Learn how to listen to your body’s wisdom and provide energy & nourishment to your body and soul with yoga and healing foods. By using yoga, herbs and spices you will reignite your digestive fire, reduce your hunger and increase your metabolism. This is not a diet program but lifestyle change program. Part 1 of two part series.
Other Classes, Workshops and Retreats
July 9th, 2011 The Woodlands, Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM, $20.00
July 24th, 2011 The Woodlands, 10:00AM - 2:00 PM, $45.00
Yoga for Back Pain
Organic Gardening & Cooking Classes
Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking Class Come learn how to cook compassionately, healthy, organic food that's nurturing to your body and soul. This hands on class will teach you how to cook a whole meal covering each food group.
Lunch is included as we will eat what we cook that day.
These Indian Recipes are tasty and cooked with Ahimsa.
Indian Spice box will be available for sale to help you kick start.
Ecological Pest Control in your Garden
Last thing you want to use in your garden is Pesticides. Not only its harmful to you but it also impacts the environment.
Learn to manage pest problems in your garden by encouraging beneficial insects in your garden.
Learn how to attract and provide food and shelter ofr these natural warriors that will work hard on keeping your garden natural and safe from pests.
Spring and Summer Vegetable Gardening
Learn to prepare and build your vegetble beds .
Learn which vegetables do best in our area.
And much more.
Make your own Rain Barrel Workshop
Participant will construct a 55 gallon Rain Barrel from a recycled plastic food grade containers to take home with them for immediate use.
Yoga & Health Classes & Retreats
Green Yoga and Ayurveda Workshop
Therapeutic yoga retreat at Indus Valley Green Retreat center.
Learn your constitution type, Learn yoga for your type,
Learn to use Neti Pot (Please bring your own or you can buy one at our Eco-Boutique)
Science behind Yoga for Health
Yoga Philosophy and Green Yoga
Organic Lunch, spice teas including. Healthy organic lunch and Karma yoga during workshop.
Relax under trees, in hammocks, around the pool or fountains scatterde through out the property. $80
Green Yoga: Yoga of Sustainable Lifestyle
Texas Yoga Conference - Unity Church
Saturday Feb 19th, Room 4; 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ancient science and philosophy of yoga is based on inter-connectedness of universe, planet, earth, animals, plants, water, and air. Yoga is grounded in the belief that health of our bodies depends on clean air, clean water, and clean food. Yoga teaches ahimsa, or non-violence, non-injury and non-harming to self, to other living beings, and to earth itself. Through a rich mixture of multimedia presentation and group discussion, we will find challenge and joy in consciously embracing both the spirituality and practicality of yogic lifestyle.
Participants will be introduced to the sister science of yoga called Vastu. We will practice tuning in to our inner scientist to help us make practical, down to earth changes in our life and practice that will help heal the planet and ourselves. Using the tool of guided meditation, observation, and planning, the participant will plan to create a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle and yoga practice.
Ayurvedic Living for daily health
Homeopathy for animals and humans
Sustainable Living & Permaculture Classes
Mushroom Cultivation & Straw Bale Gardening
Wild About Mushrooms You can grow delicious and nutritious culinary and medicinal mushrooms in your own garden or home (in apartments, on rooftops and patios, too!) In this interactive class you will learn the types of mushrooms that grow well in our area, the conditions required and the equipment you will need. We will discuss growing mushrooms on logs and stumps. sawdust and wood chips and other natural culture options. The class will also cover the basics of mushroom science and how fungi functions in nature. Learn how to inoculate stumps, logs, and sawdust bags. Take home your Mushroom Log.
Straw bale gardening and Mushroom Patch -
Straw bale gardening is referred to as “inspired laziness” and creates an instant garden that can be Planted in just a few weeks! Don’t have access to a garden space or soil? Plant in straw bales! Straw or hay bale gardening is the easiest and most instant way to garden, and it asks very little of your back. Trade your shovel for the hose as we learn to turn bales into plant food and loamy soil. In an urban garden, this technique rejuvenates compacted or depleted soil and is a great way to grow your own raised bed. We will also be building a mushroom patch using wood chips and sawdust. $35
Swales and Food Forest
Sculpt your lawn into an edible
Cost: $75 (Fee includes whole day workshop plus organic
Natural Building and Other Hands on Workshops
Build Your Own Rain Barrels
Build Thai Rain Jars
Build Cob Pizza Oven
Build Cob Bench
Build 100 sqft Cob Studio/Hut/Garden Shed
Other Classes, Workshops and Retreats
|Permaculture||Yoga||Animal Welfare||Food for Thought|
|Back Yard Orchard||Green Yoga||Ahimsa||Cooking with Compassion|
|Build Your Rain Barrel||Ahimsa Yoga||Foster Orientation|| Vegitarian/Vegan Cooking
|Composting||Karma Yoga||Volunteer||Ayurvedic Cooking Concept|
|Companion Gardening||Yoga of Permaculture||Pet CPR n First Aid||Spice of Life|
|Ecological Pest Control||Yoga for PTSD||Sit, Shake, Roll||Healing Cusuine|
|Cob Pizza Oven & Bench||Yoga for Stress||Animal Behaviour||Eating for Health|
|Raised Beds||Yoga for Diabetese||Massage for Pets||Make - Yogurt, Cottage Cheese and Ghee|
|Herb Spiral||Yoga for Hypertention||Doga||Cooking with
|Build Solar Cooker||Meditation 4 Performance||Dog Walking Meditation||Break the bread with Strangers|
|Swales- Water Harvesting||Yoga Philosophy||Socializing your dog||Cook what you find in the garden|
|Yoga and Permaculture Retreat||Yoga and Vegetarian/Vegan Retreat||Animal Instinct and Yoga Retreat||Detox Retreat|
|Cob and Yoga Retreat||Yoga and Meditation Retreat|