Ṛtu saṁdhi: Āyurveda and Seasonal Shift

Every year around this time there comes a moment where we sense a change in the world around us as the first – hint of cooler air alerts our senses that the transition out of summer into the Fall is just around the corner. 

In Āyurveda, the time of transition between seasons is of particular note. Referred to as Ṛtu saṁdhi, a period where two seasons meet or the junction of two seasons, we are called in Āyurveda to prepare our body and systems for the shift of our environment. 

We transition from certain foods and into others, from warmth to cooler temperatures, from activity towards more restful space.  

Paying attention to the natural shifts around us and practicing harmonizing techniques allow us to stay in touch with our body’s more subtle rhythms. In this way we invite ease and balance into our systems and enjoy a more present connection with the world around us. 

In Ṛtu saṁdhi: Āyurveda and Seasonal Shift, you will learn when periods of Ṛtu saṁdhi occur, why marking the change of seasons with specific practices are so beneficial, and explore specific things you can do during this transition from summer to fall. 

Online Workshop


Duration: 2 Hours

Teacher: Elizabeth Bossart

Cost: $67 $10 Special Offer

Location: Student Portal.

Expect to Explore

What students will explore:

  • Ṛtu saṁdhi and why Āyurveda honors times of seasonal transition.
  • How proper balance for the current seasons helps create the foundation for more easeful seasonal transition. 
  • Specific tips and tools to ease the transition from summer to fall. 

Your Instructor


Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart

Executive Director of the Yoga Well Institute, Chase has been studying Yoga, Sanskrit, eastern philosophy, and religion for nearly 30 years. 

In 1991, as part of a study abroad program in Chennai, India, Chase took a semester-long course on Yoga Theory with Mr. TKV Desikachar that essentially set the direction for the rest of his life. He became a private student of Mr. Desikachar, who was his mentor and teacher for 20+ years. During that time, he spent a total of four and a half years in Chennai studying with him, his family, and his senior teachers. He also had the opportunity to serve as a teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. From 2006-2012, he was the Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco.

His depth of knowledge on yoga and meditation is shared through practical, humorous anecdotes that translate to everyday life.