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Chit Chat: Using Ayurveda to transition to Autumn – Free

September 18, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How Ayurveda can help you during this seasonal transition

Join Sandy Lamerson for a community chit chat

Monday September 18 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm pst


In this chit-chat we will discuss how best to transition from summer to autumn.  Depending on where you live, the summer heat and sun can cause an increase in pitta dosha and also give you a feeling of exhaustion, depletion and dryness.  As we transition toward the cool, dry and windy weather of autumn, our body can feel quite different.  The ancient tradition of Ayurveda thinks of autumn as  “vata season” because that is when the changes in weather –  plus decreased light and warmth – can cause vata dosha to increase in our body and mind.  Are you feeling this inside yourself?  What to do about it?

The transition of seasons is called ritu sandhi. It is a very important juncture to shift your seasonal routines (ritucharya) so you can balance the qualities of the upcoming season inside yourself.

We will chat about what fall seasonal routines are optimal and how to use them with your unique constitution (doshas).  Sandy will share which Ayurvedic recipes and cooking methods can help you feel most balanced. We’ll also discuss ways to adapt your yoga practice to find balance in the seasonal transition.



The great yoga tradition offers us so much wisdom.  Even within Iyengar Yoga there is a universe of interesting topics to discuss about how to take care of our body and mind.  Over an informal hour together, we will take a deeper dive into one specific topic that we love.

We welcome everyone whether you are brand new to Adeline Yoga or have been an Iyengar Yoga practitioner for decades.

Our monthly chit-chats are a fun time for community conversations together.  For many years, we have gathered at the Iyengar Institute in Pune to chit-chat with Geeta Iyengar, Sunita Iyengar and now Abhijata and other RIMYI teachers.  We treasure these times together and enjoy bringing this tradition to Adeline Yoga.  It is a fun time to engage in stimulating conversation around important topics that relate to the greater Yoga tradition.

The purpose of our monthly gathers are to:

  • Excite and inspire aspiring and current yoga students everywhere
  • Give students access to our outstanding faculty, allowing them to get to know their teachers in new ways
  • Expose students to facets of Iyengar Yoga that they might know know about
  • Give teachers an opportunity to talk about topics they love

Throughout 2023, we plan to host chit-chats monthly.  The format will vary between a presentation, Q&A and group discussion. Breakout groups and other creative uses of zoom may happen!



A recording will be sent to anyone who registers.

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Sandy Lamerson Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Sandy Lamerson (she/her) is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Health Counselor and meditation practitioner. Sandy began her yoga and meditation practice in 2005. She trained and worked at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco since 2014. She is a graduate of Kerala Ayurveda Academy’s Ayurvedic Health Counselor program and is currently completing her Ayurvedic Practitioner level training.

Sandy has lived and practiced at Buddhist meditation centers in the US and Asia for many years. Her work with the wisdom and compassion practices offered through Buddhism inspires her deepest intention of waking up and transforming suffering – her own and others. Sandy provides a welcoming environment for all to experience the benefits of yoga. Her knowledge of Ayurveda informs her approach and ability to offer practices tailored to the individual, time and season. As a new mother, Sandy also offers pre- and post-natal yoga support to parents.


One hour prior to the workshop you will receive a unique zoom log-in and specific instructions.

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September 18, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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