PRASAD

+358 (0) 44 5020080

PRASAD is a company specializing in yoga and herbalism, based in Helsinki, Finland. We offer private yoga classes and Ayurvedic consultations. We also sell carefully selected herbs and tinctures of the highest quality, as well as other specialty products.

 

Justine Murphy, the founder and proprietor of Prasad, is a Yoga teacher, herbalist and professional photographer. She was born in Canada, but currently resides in Helsinki, Finland.

Justine has studied both Iyengar and Hatha yoga extensively, at the Iyengar Yoga Center in Victoria, Canada, and at Amrita in Portland, Oregon, where she completed her yoga teacher training with Sarah Joy Marsh. She has been teaching yoga for several years, or what she calls ”Slowga”, emphasizing a slowing down and moving toward a more primordial state of being, with the mantra ”slow it down”. She teaches classes but also gives private lessons, which take into account health considerations particular to the client, as well as diet and lifestyle patterns.

Her interest in and passion for the botanical realm stems from her time living and working on a farm, where she developed a practical and ever-deepening relationship with plants and herbs. Her knowledge of plants encompasses both the traditional European herbal, Native American plants, as well as the Ayurvedic tradition, which she has studied at Ayurveda Plus in Portland, Oregon.

Justine is also a professional photographer, specializing in commercial work, portraiture and fine art. Her company Photic Photographic can be accessed at: www.photicphotographic.com

 

MORE INFO:  Terve Raskaus Ayurvedan Avulla 25.03. 2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/622b5bc48a31646fd18064ae9dfa5d42/ Kevätmyyjäiset & kirjajulkkarit Helsinki Wildfoods + PRASAD AYURVEDA 30.03.2017: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149257148529971/ Ayurvedic Spring Detox                                                                                                                                                                                      13.04.2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/82f149214e2715770d633b5403bfef61/ Yin Yoga & Acupuncture                   26.04.2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/48dfd753c05b4a5cca24970c5c14aca9/ Ayurveda Basics for a Nordic Lifestyle 18.05.2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/e5657ea2bca9b94a0499163e07609cc4/  Terve Raskaus Ayurvedan Avulla                                                                                                                                                                              22.04. 2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/9281c74ac630f703320d5e5c92b85bdd/  

MORE INFO: 

Terve Raskaus Ayurvedan Avulla 25.03. 2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/622b5bc48a31646fd18064ae9dfa5d42/

Kevätmyyjäiset & kirjajulkkarit Helsinki Wildfoods + PRASAD AYURVEDA 30.03.2017: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149257148529971/

Ayurvedic Spring Detox                                                                                                                                                                                      13.04.2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/82f149214e2715770d633b5403bfef61/

Yin Yoga & Acupuncture                   26.04.2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/48dfd753c05b4a5cca24970c5c14aca9/

Ayurveda Basics for a Nordic Lifestyle 18.05.2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/e5657ea2bca9b94a0499163e07609cc4/ 

Terve Raskaus Ayurvedan Avulla                                                                                                                                                                              22.04. 2017: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/9281c74ac630f703320d5e5c92b85bdd/

 


25-26.11 Magical Joulu @ PRASAD Shop Friday night 25.11 16–21:00. Saturday 26.11 10–16:00. Perfect gifts for a HEALTHY WITCH. Support small companies focusing on eco, local, handmade, magical and occult handicrafts! Handmade goodies for Joulu season! https://www.instagram.com/kuuvaras/ Folklorist & artisan of ancient technique & craft. myth, herb, tradition & occult.  http://prasad.fi/  Western & Ayurvedic herbal remedies and tinctures. https://www.instagram.com/loitsutar/  Brazilian craftswoman living in Finland. https://www.instagram.com/ahjonveli/ Artisan & Blacksmith http://moricollective.com/ Mori & Diamonds From Dirt, sustainable solutions to local street wear and design. http://helsinkiwildfoods.com/ Ethically harvesting the best of Finnish nature. @ PRASAD Shop Sepänkatu 19 Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864789107098871/?active_tab=about

25-26.11 Magical Joulu @ PRASAD Shop

Friday night 25.11 16–21:00.
Saturday 26.11 10–16:00.

Perfect gifts for a HEALTHY WITCH. Support small companies focusing on eco, local, handmade, magical and occult handicrafts!

Handmade goodies for Joulu season!

https://www.instagram.com/kuuvaras/
Folklorist & artisan of ancient technique & craft. myth, herb, tradition & occult. 

http://prasad.fi/ 
Western & Ayurvedic herbal remedies and tinctures.

https://www.instagram.com/loitsutar/ 
Brazilian craftswoman living in Finland.

https://www.instagram.com/ahjonveli/
Artisan & Blacksmith

http://moricollective.com/
Mori & Diamonds From Dirt, sustainable solutions to local street wear and design.

http://helsinkiwildfoods.com/
Ethically harvesting the best of Finnish nature.

@ PRASAD Shop Sepänkatu 19

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864789107098871/?active_tab=about

  29.11-02.12 12-18:00 PRASAD POP UP BAR @ PÜR Kauppa kamppi Pop in for 4 days of Ayurvedic Foods. These Indian delicacies help keep you energized during the cold and heavy Kapha season of winter. Justine, the founder of PRASAD, combines her Ayurvedic herbalism and cooking skills to create the perfect accompaniments to Finnish winter. In addition to excellent food, the pop-up includes the entire PRASAD product line. Including a new soothing scent for winter, Kapha Perfum. With Aromas of Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus, your new motto will be "Keep warm, stay energized!" Kapha Menu Ginger Chutney with mini Papadums Ginger root, lime juice, orange juice, raisins. Slow Cooked Quinoa & White Bean Chilli- with Goat cheese and Grilled Peppers quinoa, cauliflower, white beans, chili peppers, goat cheese, clove, oregano, cumin. Rooibos Chai Latte Ghee Rooibos tea, honey, PRASAD Ghee. Lactose & caffeine free. Besan Laddoo - Sweet Chick Pea Flour Balls Chickpea flour, ghee PRASAD, sunflower oil, honey sunflower seeds, raisins. Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/860128764123260/  

 

29.11-02.12 12-18:00 PRASAD POP UP BAR @ PÜR Kauppa kamppi

Pop in for 4 days of Ayurvedic Foods. These Indian delicacies help keep you energized during the cold and heavy Kapha season of winter.

Justine, the founder of PRASAD, combines her Ayurvedic herbalism and cooking skills to create the perfect accompaniments to Finnish winter. In addition to excellent food, the pop-up includes the entire PRASAD product line. Including a new soothing scent for winter, Kapha Perfum. With Aromas of
Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus, your new motto will be "Keep warm, stay energized!"

Kapha Menu

Ginger Chutney with mini Papadums
Ginger root, lime juice, orange juice, raisins.

Slow Cooked Quinoa & White Bean Chilli- with Goat cheese and Grilled Peppers
quinoa, cauliflower, white beans, chili peppers, goat cheese, clove, oregano, cumin.

Rooibos Chai Latte Ghee
Rooibos tea, honey, PRASAD Ghee. Lactose & caffeine free.

Besan Laddoo - Sweet Chick Pea Flour Balls
Chickpea flour, ghee PRASAD, sunflower oil, honey sunflower seeds, raisins.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/860128764123260/


 

AYURVEDIC DETOX 29.09.2016 19:00-20:00 Prepare your body for fall & winter season! A deep body cleanse protects your body during the windy, dry & cold months. An Ayurvedic Cleanse: Restores a sense of calm to the mind and the nervous system. Supports mental, spiritual & emotional grounding. Nurtures immune system & skin. Supports sound sleep. Promotes regular digestion. How the cleanse works: Justine will provide handmade ghee infused with organic ayurvedic herbs and instruct how to use for a 5 day cleanse. The 5 day cleanse is chosen to suit your schedule. During the 5 day cleanse, the herbal ghee is eaten daily to help pull fat soluble toxins from the body. Fat soluble toxins are more difficult to remove than water soluble toxins, as water soluble toxins are generally flushed out with urine. Once the ghee has trapped the fat soluble toxins, a special oil is ingested to flush the toxins. Herbs are infused with ghee in order to quickly and evenly deliver herbal healing deep into the body’s lipid-based cell walls. In Ayurveda, ghee is used as a carrier for the nutrients in herbs and to lubricate the intestinal tract and all the tissues inside the body.  During the workshop we will discuss Vata season (fall) and determine which foods and lifestyle plan are best for your dosha and body type. This Tri-Doshic formula is suitable for all doshas and body types. ONLY ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: Handmade grass fed herbal ghee. Herbal ghee available in limited quantities. Please sign up here: €35 for class and herbal ghee.  https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/82f149214e2715770d633b5403bfef61/  

AYURVEDIC DETOX 29.09.2016 19:00-20:00

Prepare your body for fall & winter season! A deep body cleanse protects your body during the windy, dry & cold months.

An Ayurvedic Cleanse:

Restores a sense of calm to the mind and the nervous system.

Supports mental, spiritual & emotional grounding.

Nurtures immune system & skin.

Supports sound sleep.

Promotes regular digestion.


How the cleanse works:

Justine will provide handmade ghee infused with organic ayurvedic herbs and instruct how to use for a 5 day cleanse. The 5 day cleanse is chosen to suit your schedule. During the 5 day cleanse, the herbal ghee is eaten daily to help pull fat soluble toxins from the body. Fat soluble toxins are more difficult to remove than water soluble toxins, as water soluble toxins are generally flushed out with urine. Once the ghee has trapped the fat soluble toxins, a special oil is ingested to flush the toxins.

Herbs are infused with ghee in order to quickly and evenly deliver herbal healing deep into the body’s lipid-based cell walls. In Ayurveda, ghee is used as a carrier for the nutrients in herbs and to lubricate the intestinal tract and all the tissues inside the body. 

During the workshop we will discuss Vata season (fall) and determine which foods and lifestyle plan are best for your dosha and body type.

This Tri-Doshic formula is suitable for all doshas and body types.

ONLY ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: Handmade grass fed herbal ghee.

Herbal ghee available in limited quantities.

Please sign up here: €35 for class and herbal ghee. 
https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/82f149214e2715770d633b5403bfef61/

 

WILDERNESS YOGA & WILDFOODS 11.09.2016 Come with us to practice yoga, visit the autumn fungi and enjoy a warming soup by the fire. In honor of the start of autumn in Helsinki Wild Foods and Prasad join forces and organize a relaxing nature experience in Nuuksio National Park. Nature Day begins with Ayurvedic yoga for Vata season taught by Justine Cederberg of Prasad. After the yoga participants can enjoy the seasonal herbs and mushrooms cooked over the fire. After lunch we explore with the forest for wild foods. Ayurvedic Yoga for Vata Season Honor your body and mind this fall with a seasonal yoga practice. Vata is related to the fall months due to it's qualities of light, dry and cool. Our yoga practice shouldnt reflect the opposites Of These qualities until alleviates Vata in the winter. Yoga for Vata season focuses is slow, steady and gentle movements. Warmth, serenity and nourishment are the building blocks of the practice. The class begins with meditation and pranayama. The pranayama breathing technique Nadi shodhana or alternate nostril breathing is a tri-doshic practice and helps cleanse Vata qualities from the mind. The asanas Which are most Suitable for balancing vata season are Those That are calming and grounding by nature. These asanas will help to reduce for fear, worry, and anxiety That is commonly connected to fall season. Physical imbalances such as constipation, lower back pain, and joint pains will also be addressed through asana, as such is the nature of Vata. In addition, asanas That Strengthen the lower back help alleviate vata. Wearing and being surrounded by fall colors such as gold, brown, red, and orange, are warming and help alleviate Vata qualities. Bring the warmth! Yoga class is held in English by Justine Cederberg of PRASAD. Wildfoods English/ Finnish Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/303018133392397/?active_tab=highlights

WILDERNESS YOGA & WILDFOODS 11.09.2016

Come with us to practice yoga, visit the autumn fungi and enjoy a warming soup by the fire. In honor of the start of autumn in Helsinki Wild Foods and Prasad join forces and organize a relaxing nature experience in Nuuksio National Park. Nature Day begins with Ayurvedic yoga for Vata season taught by Justine Cederberg of Prasad. After the yoga participants can enjoy the seasonal herbs and mushrooms cooked over the fire. After lunch we explore with the forest for wild foods.

Ayurvedic Yoga for Vata Season Honor your body and mind this fall with a seasonal yoga practice. Vata is related to the fall months due to it's qualities of light, dry and cool. Our yoga practice shouldnt reflect the opposites Of These qualities until alleviates Vata in the winter. Yoga for Vata season focuses is slow, steady and gentle movements. Warmth, serenity and nourishment are the building blocks of the practice. The class begins with meditation and pranayama. The pranayama breathing technique Nadi shodhana or alternate nostril breathing is a tri-doshic practice and helps cleanse Vata qualities from the mind. The asanas Which are most Suitable for balancing vata season are Those That are calming and grounding by nature. These asanas will help to reduce for fear, worry, and anxiety That is commonly connected to fall season. Physical imbalances such as constipation, lower back pain, and joint pains will also be addressed through asana, as such is the nature of Vata. In addition, asanas That Strengthen the lower back help alleviate vata. Wearing and being surrounded by fall colors such as gold, brown, red, and orange, are warming and help alleviate Vata qualities. Bring the warmth! Yoga class is held in English by Justine Cederberg of PRASAD. Wildfoods English/ Finnish

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/303018133392397/?active_tab=highlights

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19.06 2016 WILDERNESS YOGA & WILD FOODS    Tule kanssamme joogaamaan, tutustumaan villiyrtteihin ja nauttimaan maukkaasta kasviruuasta nuotion ääressä.  Kansainvälisen joogapäivän kunniaksi Helsinki Wildfoods ja Prasad yhdistävät voimansa ja järjestävät rentouttavan luontoelämyksen Nuuksion kansallispuistossa Kattilan alueella. Luontopäivä alkaa Prasadin Justine Cederbergin ohjaamalla kesäkauteen sopivalla joogaharjoituksella. Joogan jälkeen osallistujat pääsevät nauttimaan kauden kasviksista ja villiyrteistä loihdittusta ruuasta. Ruokatauon jälkeen lähdemme tutustumaan Kattilan villiyrttitarjontaan Helsinki Wildfoods -yrttioppaiden johdolla. Aikataulu: Jooga klo 15-16.30 Ruokailu klo 16.30-17.30 Yrttikävely klo 17.30-19.00 Hinta: Jooga 15€ Ruoka 5€ Yrttikävely 15€ Voit osallistua joogaaharjoitukseen ja ruokailuun, yrttikävelyyn ja ruokailuun tai kaikkiin aktiviteetteihin. Sitovat lmoittautumiset: info@helsinkiwildfoods.com tai info@prasad.fi (Max. osallistujamäärä 20 hlö) Nuuksion Kattilaan pääset joko omalla autolla tai bussilla 85A http://aikataulut.reittiopas.fi/linjat/fi/e85.html Helsinki Wildfoods tarjoaa suomalaisia luonnonruokatuotteita ja villiyrttikursseja, jotka vievät ihmiset juurilleen – liikkumaan ja rentoutumaan kauniissa luonnossamme villiruuan inspiroimana. https://www.facebook.com/events/1729607743964830/?active_tab=highlights      

19.06 2016 WILDERNESS YOGA & WILD FOODS  

 Tule kanssamme joogaamaan, tutustumaan villiyrtteihin ja nauttimaan maukkaasta kasviruuasta nuotion ääressä. 

Kansainvälisen joogapäivän kunniaksi Helsinki Wildfoods ja Prasad yhdistävät voimansa ja järjestävät rentouttavan luontoelämyksen Nuuksion kansallispuistossa Kattilan alueella.

Luontopäivä alkaa Prasadin Justine Cederbergin ohjaamalla kesäkauteen sopivalla joogaharjoituksella. Joogan jälkeen osallistujat pääsevät nauttimaan kauden kasviksista ja villiyrteistä loihdittusta ruuasta. Ruokatauon jälkeen lähdemme tutustumaan Kattilan villiyrttitarjontaan Helsinki Wildfoods -yrttioppaiden johdolla.

Aikataulu:
Jooga klo 15-16.30
Ruokailu klo 16.30-17.30
Yrttikävely klo 17.30-19.00

Hinta:
Jooga 15€
Ruoka 5€
Yrttikävely 15€

Voit osallistua joogaaharjoitukseen ja ruokailuun, yrttikävelyyn ja ruokailuun tai kaikkiin aktiviteetteihin.

Sitovat lmoittautumiset: info@helsinkiwildfoods.com tai info@prasad.fi (Max. osallistujamäärä 20 hlö)

Nuuksion Kattilaan pääset joko omalla autolla tai bussilla 85A http://aikataulut.reittiopas.fi/linjat/fi/e85.html

Helsinki Wildfoods tarjoaa suomalaisia luonnonruokatuotteita ja villiyrttikursseja, jotka vievät ihmiset juurilleen – liikkumaan ja rentoutumaan kauniissa luonnossamme villiruuan inspiroimana.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1729607743964830/?active_tab=highlights

 

 

 

ayurvedic yoga retreat

10-12. 06 . 2016 Fire Season - An Ayurvedic Yoga retreat to balance the Pitta summer season!

Welcome to the creative, educational and interconnective yoga / ayurveda retreat taking place at the beautiful Sunahonlaita in Joensuu.

During the retreat we will unite the sister sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. We will especially tailor our practices towards balancing the hot, sharp and acidic nature of Pitta.
No matter what your dosha (Ayurvedic constitution), you will be influenced by Pitta´s prevailing nature at this time of the year.
Our aim is to share practices that help us to both slow down and cool down during summer season: 

- Meditation.
- Yoga & pranayama for Pitta (cooling breathing, forward folds, heart openers, tree poses and moon       salutations). Emphasis will be on slow movement.
- Marma points (pressure points) applied with medicated Ayurvedic oil. 
- Vibrant & exquisite Ayurvedic food.
- Ayurvedic class about skin care for summer, including simple manufacture of herbal beauty products for personal usage, and application of products before sauna.
- Satsang moon night for community sharing.
- Connecting with nature by walking, exploring local plants and practicing yoga.

More info here: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/1868d54f176d0056b6f33aed7475b58f/


yin yoga acupuncture helsinki

16/04/2016 Yin Yoga & Acupuncture

This class combines the stimulation of acupuncture or acupressure points during a yin yoga class. Students have the choice between acupuncture or acupressure. The first, small needles are used, the second, only pressure is applied to the points. In order to achieve of a prolonged effect, ear seeds (small sticky seeds) are applied to the ear and be apr left on the ear for many days for further stimulation. Your health concerns will be taken into account at the beginning of class to understand what are the best as the Safest points to stimulate.

Yin Yoga joins the insights gained by thousands of years of acupuncture practice to the wisdom of yoga. Yin yoga is the slow, deep practice of floor postures mostly That stretc h, stimulate and heal the joints of the hips and spine. Yin yoga is quiet, restful, deep, and inward-looking. One theory Is that the acupuncture meridians are located within the connective tissues of the body. Thus, any exercise such as yin yoga Which targets the connective tissues, can help with the flow of qi. Acupuncture seeks to free up the flow of qi by stimulating the meridians directly. By gently stimulating acupuncture meridians we believe That we are adding to the great benefits of yin yoga.  Join us for a lovely afternoon of relaxation and wellness prolonged!
 

Class is taught in English by an Ayurvedic consultant, Justine Cederberg of PRASAD and Chinese Medical practitioner, Chantal Hellevig of Acupuncture Viiki.

Event page: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/section/yoga-workshops/


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Workshop: Ayurveda Basics for a Nordic lifestyle @ Love at Gaia

Price: 70 € Early bird (€70 early bird sign up until 06.05, late sign up €80)

Day 15.05 2016 Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Location:  LOVE AT GAIA https://loveatgaia.wordpress.com/

Sign up here:  https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/e5657ea2bca9b94a0499163e07609cc4/

Come explore the basic principals of balanced nutrition according to the time-honored and holistic path of Ayurveda. Learn how to get the most out of your food choices as well as easy, natural ways to improve your overall energy, metabolism, and digestion. We will discuss Finnish and Indian foods as “medicine,” as well how to improve digestion and increase immunity through simple Ayurvedic recipes and remedies. During the class, we will use a slow cooker, Ayurvedic spices, and organic ghee (clarified butter) to create a sattvic meal for everyone to enjoy. Home made pickles, chutney, yogurt and herbs will accompany the meal. The vegetarian meal is lactose and gluten free.

This workshop will cover the fundamental Ayurvedic principles, including the basic language and concepts connected to the healing system’s mind/body types. An overview of tools to achieve and maintain balance using those concepts through diet, lifestyle, yoga and more will also be introduced.

In Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old traditional healing system of India, the natural state of the body is one of order and it uses the five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth), to create balance between the body, the mind and the soul. These elements come together in various ways to form different body types, personality traits, and tendencies for specific diseases. Dietary, lifestyle, age and environment also play a roll in our constitution. In this workshop, we will discuss how to understand your constitution, and how this information can help you to find your unique state of balanced health.

The workshop is held in English by Justine Cederberg


Ayurvedic Spring Detox 16. 04. 2016 15-16: 30   After the long winter months of less physical activity and heavier foods what could be a better way to welcome spring and summer? Spring is the most notice time of year to cleanse the body to Prevent seasonal allergies, the flu and the the the promote detox. How the cleanse works: During the workshop we will discuss the pitta season (late spring / summer) and Determine Which foods and lifestlye plans are best for your dosha and body type. Justine will Provide hand-made ghee infused with organic Ayurvedic herbs and instruct how to use for a 5-day cleanse. This Tri-doshic Liver Formula is Suitable for all the doshas and body types. € 30 for a workshop and herbal medicated ghee.   Sign up: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/82f149214e2715770d633b5403bfef61/ Class is held in English by Justine Cederberg of PRASAD.  

Ayurvedic Spring Detox

16. 04. 2016 15-16: 30

 

After the long winter months of less physical activity and heavier foods what could be a better way to welcome spring and summer? Spring is the most notice time of year to cleanse the body to Prevent seasonal allergies, the flu and the the the promote detox.

How the cleanse works:

During the workshop we will discuss the pitta season (late spring / summer) and Determine Which foods and lifestlye plans are best for your dosha and body type. Justine will Provide hand-made ghee infused with organic Ayurvedic herbs and instruct how to use for a 5-day cleanse.

This Tri-doshic Liver Formula is Suitable for all the doshas and body types.

€ 30 for a workshop and herbal medicated ghee.
 

Sign up: https://holvi.com/shop/prasad/product/82f149214e2715770d633b5403bfef61/

Class is held in English by Justine Cederberg of PRASAD.