I grew up in Bombay, India, a far cry from the west coast of North America, where I live today. Yet for a girl who grew up in the city, I was lucky to experience natural and wild spaces far from the paved, urban environment I lived in. My mother made it her mission to […]
I awoke January 1, 2017 still tired, feeling the lingering effects of a nasty cold and flu that I got hit with exactly 3 days earlier, in the white cold of snowy Whistler, Canada; where we were hunkered down in a cabin with dear friends and our children. The highlight of the last night for me had […]
“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” Craig Claiborne If you don’t “cook” daily or often, cooking can often seem so laborious. Yet if you look at it as a way of creating nourishment for yourself and those you love, it becomes an act […]
Modern living is characterized by increased speed and stress especially in our cities. The ancient science of Ayurveda, India’s philosophy of life, offers simple, practical and universal insights that are remarkably relevant to our contemporary lives, lives we inhabit at a pace our ancestors could have never imagined. Join Insiya for a thought provoking and insightful discussion about Ayurveda and learn about how we can achieve more healing, balance and vitality using key Ayurvedic principles. We will discuss taste, nutrition, health from a truly holistic viewpoint and daily rituals that will inspire you to live your most joyful life.
Prakriti 101: Discovering your essential inner nature
Earth, Fire, Air and Water. According to Ayurveda, the elemental building blocks of nature also exist within us. In this interactive workshop, discover your individual Prakriti through a contemporary understanding of the doshas (or Ayurvedic mind-body types) and examine how these elements and energies impact our individual health, wellbeing and yoga practice as well as the larger, collective social fabric. Expect to leave with indispensable tips to maximize your health, wellbeing and happiness.
Where to stay? Always a good question. This time, I used the well-edited list at Tablet Hotels to book a hotel and discovered the aptly named Good Hotel in San Fran’s SOMA district. Why so apt? As Tablet points out, “That’s “good” as a noun, not an adjective. San Francisco’s Good Hotel is less about being a good hotel—it certainly is that, in its unassuming way—and more about doing good.”