News Release

April 6, 2010

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

April, May Ayurveda Events at the UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The University of Connecticut Health Center offers several Ayurveda events to the public in April and May. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian art of healing that blends science, philosophy and spirituality.

  • Cultivating Healthy Living II, Mondays, April 12, 19 and 26, 6 to 7 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013.
    Learn techniques to coordinate mind, body and spirit, and develop self awareness and resilience, including relaxation, subtle energy and cosmic connections, and maintaining positive relationships. Registration fee is $90.
  • From Spirituality to Superconsciousness, April 16 to 18, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.
    This is a weekend retreat with Amala Guha, director of the UConn School of Medicine’s Complementary Alternative Supportive Care Program, at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Institute of Vedanta and Sanskrit in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Learn ways to transform thoughts and habits for change. The focus will be on scientific coordination of mind, matter and spirit to achieve total awareness of self and our relationship with the universe. Registration fee is $170.
  • Introduction to “Mandalas”: Sacred Symbols of Imagery/Healing, Friday, April 23, 6 to 7 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013.
    Learn about mandalas found in the natural world around us, how they have been used throughout history and across cultures, and how in today’s pluralistic setting of multi-faiths and non-faith they remain universal. Origin and history of mandalas also will be discussed. Please bring a set of coloring pencils. Registration fee is $35.
  • A Journey Through Colors of Mandala, Friday, May 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013.
    Learn about the revelation of colors in mandalas and their relationship to Ayurvedic neurophysiology (Chakras): a meeting of physics, philosophy, psychology and art. Design your own mandala and learn to reveal the mystical self. Please bring a set of coloring pencils. Registration fee is $45.

The deadline for advanced registration is seven days prior to the start date. For registration information, please call 860-561-4857 or e-mail More information about the Complementary Alternative Supportive Care Program is available at

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