News Release

September 2, 2010

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

September Ayurveda Events at the UConn Health Center

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

  • Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition
    Friday, September 10, 3 to 7 p.m.
    Saturday, September 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday, September 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013
    Learn about the art of selecting food and diet suitable to one’s condition, the principles of Ayurvedic diet and nutrition, the importance of “Six Tastes,” the incompatible food combinations and their affect on health, and how to select compatible spices and herbs in the context of Ayurvedic cooking. Registration fee is $300.
  • Hidden Power of Kitchen Cabinet: Herbs and Spices as Medicine
    Friday, September 10, 6 to 7 p.m.

    UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013
    Learn about the medicinal properties of herbs and spices used in daily life and how to transform these into natural home remedies and create your own kitchen pharmacy. Registration and material fee is $25.
  • Meditation, Mantras and Mandalas: A Guide to Spirituality
    Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013
    Learn how to integrate “the three M’s” to make your life less stressful and more balanced and spiritual. Please bring a set of coloring pencils. Registration is $75 for adults and $20 for children under 16, plus a $15 material fee.
  • New Insights Into Aging, the Immune System, Cancer and Ayurvedic Medicine
    Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m.

    UConn Health Center, Keller Auditorium
    Join experts from the UConn Health Center for a free, thought-provoking look at aging, the immune system, cancer and the therapeutic benefits of Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient, holistic approach to health.

Ayurveda programs are presented by Amala Guha, director of the UConn School of Medicine’s Complementary and Alternative Support Care Program. For registration information, please call 860-561-4857 or email More information about CASC is available at

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