teaching and testimonials
I teach courses in ayurvedic theory and integration at RYA, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and throughout the country. There are two introductory courses that are very popular, and provide the groundwork for translating ayurvedic views and approaches into daily life.
I also present themed courses, in Toronto and beyond, in ayurvedic psychotherapy, cooking, sexuality, and life-structure. I try to host as many drop-in ayurveda “open labs” as possible.
Sincere students can progress towards becoming practitioners through case studies and independent research.
I also provide private mentoring and tutoring in ayurveda, yoga, and East Indian astrology. My private mentoring clients include academics, body workers in other disciplines, and yoga teachers and therapists seeking to expand their tool kit.
Here is a selected bibliography for my teaching practice.
My complete teaching schedule for the season is here.
In a world that too often emphasizes busy work schedules, imbalance and disconnection, I found that Everyday Nectar offered concrete and practical ways to retune my awareness towards health and wholeness. I think it would be impossible to be unchanged by the course learning. There are opportunities to make the simple adjustments in your day-to-day experience that may have significant health benefits. Matthew is a caring, knowledgable teacher that creates space for a warm, nourishing inquiry into how ayurveda can positively support our human experience.
– Kelly Anderson, MD
Matthew’s vast knowledge, biting insight and irreverent humour ignite this introduction to Ayurveda. He takes an ancient practice and makes it new again, banging Caraka up against Merleau-Ponty, traditional wisdom against the sparks of intuition, human-made constructs against nature’s pulse, in a rich and compelling study of what it means to live with awareness and integrity in the world. If you let it, this course will touch all aspects of your life, from the pattern of your days to your understanding of yourself and your relationships. – Alix Bemrose, RYT-500
Everyday Nectar with Matthew is a life affirming, life enhancing, and life changing experience. The wisdom shared is rich, deeply relevant for our time, and of practical use for anyone on the path. The material is presented with reverence, dedication and abundant creativity.
– Gary Kezar
Everyday Nectar with Matthew Remski is an in depth, comprehensive first step into the world of Ayurveda. It sets the student up with a strong enough foundation of knowledge and experience to then explore the subtle nature of your their own inner health. I thank Matthew for helping me deepen the relationship between myself and my environment.
– Steve Ferrell
The Everyday Nectar course with Matthew has opened an oceanic world of insightful information for me. The wealth of Ayurvedic principles, knowledge and integrating lifestyle practices presented, has initiated a deeper awareness of my body’s inner intelligence, beneficial change and a loving relationship with self. It’s a true blessing and has made a positive impact in my life. I’m looking so forward to diving deeper.– Nadia VallescuraMatthew brings a rare intelligence and poetic sensibility to his teaching of Ayurveda. Always attentive to modern applications and contemporary context, his classes encompass a riveting dialogue between different times, places and ways of knowing. He makes Ayurveda feel at once intuitive and familiar, while at the same time, offering it as a way think about and experience the the world in radical new ways.– Katherine Friesen