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Healing and Happiness A Nutritional Blueprint to Optimize Your Health

Mona Sharma

Course Description:

Vibrant wholeness is our natural state of being. There is a life-force of truth yearning to flourish within us all. When we tap into the power of nutrition, we awaken our bodies’ healing potential and deepen our connection to ourselves and the world. As a result, we heal and prevent illness and dis-ease in our bodies and we live life at a higher vibration. The healing we seek lies within, and does not require endless diets and deprivation.

In this program we will discuss and experience a way of eating to optimize your health and happiness for life. 

Together we will learn:

  • How to create your own rituals to pursue life with a greater sense of ease, productivity and happiness.
  • What foods to eat, and how food can fuel health or fuel imbalance.
  • How to build a plate with simple recipes that you can recreate anywhere
  • Connect with and build your relationship with food, yoga, and mindfulness.
  • Find energy and clarity in your vision to go out and align with your goals.

Join Mona and get the tools to ‘build your ashram’ at home so that you know what it takes to step into optimal health, vibrant energy, and healing for life.

Watch Mona share about the many benefits of ashram life:

Why you should take this course:

What you will get when you register:

Workshops with Mona

This program was originally offered as a four-day retreat at the ashram. 

When you register for the course you will receive the recordings of the daily workshops Mona gave on the topics of nutrition and wellness. 

Essentials of Yoga: Create a Daily Home Practice

Sivananda yoga is a traditional, exact, and easy-to-learn system that aims to create a healthy body and mind, that naturally leads to spiritual evolution.

In this course you will learn a routine of essential yoga postures for daily tuning up your body, building strength, balance, focus, and physical intelligence. Experience guided practice and enjoy the benefits of better breathing and deep relaxation.

Includes lifetime access to 5 – 90-minute recorded classes that introduce you to classical hatha yoga as practiced at the ashram.

Essentials of Meditation:

Starting a meditation practice on your own can feel overwhelming, even when you know how much it will benefit you. Whether you are brand new to meditation or want to refresh your inner discipline, this course gives you the building blocks for a strong meditation practice.

Meditation teaches us to overcome negative emotions, like anger, depression, or anxiety, and to enhance our health and happiness. In this course, you’ll learn to improve your focus in your daily life and build a positive outlook.

Includes lifetime access to 5 – 90-minute recorded classes that introduce you to meditation as practiced at the ashram.

Recipes for Healing and Happiness from Mona Sharma:

Get exclusive access to the recipes you need to build your ashram at home. 

Get Mona’s recipes for:

Healing Mung Dal Kitchari

“Cheesy” Baked Broccoli (Vegan)

Warming Chai Tea

Lemon/Ginger/Turmeric Wellness Shots

and more!

Includes a downloadable recipe booklet you can print out or keep in your digital files.

Special Pujas (Vedic Rituals) Especially for Mona's Program:

Have you ever experienced an authentic puja? Now is your chance to do it from home. Mona’s course began and ended with special inauguration and graduation ceremonies led by ashram priest Krishnan Namboodiri. These special rituals invoke the blessings of the deities to remove obstacles and bestow knowledge. 

Enjoy video recordings of each of these pujas. You will have lifetime access to these spiritual initiations.

Daily Live Satsang:

Join us each morning and evening for inspirational teachings from ashram teachers and guest presenters. Gain exposure to yoga philosophy, Vedanta, science and spirituality, Ayurveda, Interfaith teachings and more.

When you register for Mona’s course you will receive the link to our Daily Live Satsang in the Course Page. We hope you decide to make it a regular part of your day.

Explore the programs give by our guest presenters in satsang on our program calendar.

Includes lifetime access to our Daily Live Satsang. Join the spiritual family!

Morning Satsang Schedule

6-6:30am ET: Silent Meditation

6:30-6:45am ET: Daily Chant

6:45-7:20am ET: Teaching

7:20am ET: Closing Prayers and Araati

Evening Satsang Schedule

8-8:30pm ET: Silent Meditation

8:30-8:45pm ET: Daily Chant

8:45-9:30pm ET: Teaching

9:30pm ET: Guru puja, closing Prayers and Araati

Mona and Will Smith's Family on Red Table Talk:

Suggested Daily Schedule:

All times are EDT

Sessions in bold indicate you can join the session live online.

Day 1

6:00am Morning Satsang

8:00 am: Essentials of Yoga Class

10:00 am Brunch

11:30 am Inauguration Ceremony

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  The Power of Food

4:00 pm Essentials of Meditation Class

6:00 pm Dinner

8:00 to 9:45 pm Evening Satsang

Day 2-3

6:00am Morning Satsang

8:00 am: Essentials of Yoga Class  

10:00 am Brunch 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  Healing and Wellness Workshop

4:00 pm Essentials of Meditation Class

6:00 pm Dinner

8:00 to 9:45 pm Evening Satsang

Day 4

6:00am Morning Satsang

8:00 am Essentials of Yoga Class

10:00 am Brunch

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  Healing and Wellness Workshop

3:00 pm Graduation Ceremony 

4:00 pm Essentials of Meditation Class

6:00 pm Dinner

8:00 to 9:45 pm Evening Satsang

Mona Sharma

Mona Sharma is a dynamic leader and entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry who works with clients around the world. As a nutritionist for Will Smith, Jay Shetty, and Hrithik Roshan, she has a recurring role on the Facebook series Red Table Talk where they profile her work with Will, and the entire Smith family’s healing journey.

Mona grew up living at the Sivananda Ashram and has seen first-hand the healing power of food, yoga, and mindfulness. Her approach is rooted in ashram philosophy – food as medicine, movement as therapy, and mindfulness as the journey to optimal health. This was the foundation that led to her recovery from two heart surgeries, debilitating anxiety, and ultimately changed her career path from a high-profile corporate job.

Mona is also the founder of Xicama™ an innovative line of functional beverage products that deliver gut health and immune boosting benefits of the superfood jicama. Mona’s mission is to guide her students to honor their personal constitution to optimize health and energy for life.

Additional Information:

When you register you will find four courses in your account:

  • Healing and Happiness with Mona Sharma
  • Daily Live Satsang
  • Essentials of Yoga
  • Essentials of Meditation

This program was offered live through Zoom webinar and through video classes recorded at the ashram.

For enrolled students, a video recording of each live session will be made available in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.

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