Contact John Marchand through www.yoga-ayurveda.be
on ayurvedic cooking, ayurvedic massage, vedic numerology,
gemstones, swar yoga, chakra psychology,...
in het nederlands
ayurveda, ayuvedisch koken, ayurvedische massage, edelstenen,
swar yoga, chakra psychologie,...
en ayurveda, la cuisine ayurvedique, le massage ayurvedique,
les pierres précieuses, le swar yoga, la psychologie
in 1955, John Marchand grew up in the "Golden Sixties"
and got deeply influenced by the '68-way of thinking &
hippy-culture. He read his first book on Yoga at the age of
14 - it happened to be Sri Aurobindo - and started practicing.
Few years later he was initiated in Kriya Yoga, became a vegetarian
and cooked in one of the first Belgian vegetarian restaurants
during his study.
John Marchand was graduating as a nurse, worked
in a therapeutic community, studied client-centered therapy
& psychodrama, macrobiotic nutrition & shiatsu-massage,
tension-regulation (eutonie) and voice- & breath-therapy.
He started his own psychotherapy-practice & specialised
in psycho-somatic diseases.
Meeting Harish Johari in 1981
changed his life intensely. He switched to ayurvedic food
on a daily basis, integrating many other routines available
from Dada's book "Dhanwantari".
John Marchand worked with Harish Johari on massage, numerology,
and cooked with him on countless
Marchand stepped out of the psycho-therapeutic paradigm in
1990. His cooking-, massage & numerology-classes became
very successful throughout Europe and he became a well-known
teacher at the yearly congress of the European Yoga Federation.
He created his Basic
Formulas for Ayurvedic Cooking, which proved very useful
for people who try to integrate ayurveda in daily life. Another
interesting overview that John created is on the Digestibility
John Marchand remained a very close student
& friend of Harish Johari until the end. Now he often
says that "Transmitting Dada's teachings brings me his
presence & wisdom, and maintains my contact with him".
At current, John Marchand gives Seminars in
Ayurvedic Cooking, Vedic Numerology, Ayurvedic Massage, Chakra
Psychology and Swar Yoga for Balancing Biochemistry.
John Marchand offers the following type of seminars
in the English, Dutch, French and German languages :
|Vegetarian Ayurvedic Cooking
||The practical cooking-class will provide
the basic schemes for creating & preparing vegetarian
food according to the Ayurvedic principles, allowing you
to make a thousand of easy, tasty, nourishing & light
meals for everybody. Preparation of Home-remedies & Special
Foods. Theoretical background can be given consequently.
Some of the topics are: Gunas & Doshas - Dhatus & Srotas;
Diagnosis - The nature of foods - Food as remedy - Balanced
||A purifying & tonficating massage for the
whole family that makes the mind alert and the body shining
and protects against diseases. Also massage for kids &
infants. Theoretical background can be given consequently.
Some of the topics are: Anatomy & Physiology of muscles
- nerves & gamma-neurons - 14 Nadis - 107 Marmas - Gunas
of touch - Oils & healing preparations.
|Planets, Numerology &
||A key to self-knowledge and understanding
others, insight in destiny, remedies & gemstones. Eventualy
in combination with a painting class with Pieter
|Swar Yoga for Balanced Biochemistry
||Creating a balance through daily practices
and Swara-Yoga (adjusting to the Sun & Moon cycle).
||Understanding the chakras as playgrounds
of elements - 5 Koshas - Differentiation between the material/physical,
emotional/psychological and spiritual layers of chakras
- eventualy in combination with a painting class with
Seminars can also be given in private homes
Indian Vegetarian Cooking - at your place,
with a group of friends - a pleasant affair in exotic fragrance
- inspiring guidance - discover the secrets of curries, rice-pulao,
pakoras, chutneys, desserts
- based on the Old-Indian
Health-Science the Ayurveda - eventually invite extra people
for the meal
Old Indian Massage - at your place, with
a group of friends - cosy relaxing & refreshing massage
- inspiring guidance - learn the evergreen tricks of indian
wrestlers - discover the fragrant oils
based on the
Old-Indian Health-Science the Ayurveda - children welcome.