Excited to announce that the much-acclaimed India Week a.k.a. Learning Series is back!
 
 
Venue: Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC 
Room - Principal’s Hall
 
Admission and Parking - Free
 
 
Theme - Textiles
Date: September 10 (Sat)
Time - 3-5pm
Instructor - Usha Sankar
 
India has a rich and varied textile tradition that can be traced back to the Indus Valley civilization (3300-1300 BCE), when people used homespun cotton for weaving their garments.  Indian silks once adorned the royal courts of the Roman Empire. Ancient murals and sculptures that exist to this day bear testimony to the great textile traditions of  India. The motifs, patterns, designs, and techniques of weaving, still used by Indian weavers, go back a long way. The India Week textile exhibition will present a snapshot of this rich history of weaving and of textile crafts, with hands-on sessions on block printing, hand painting , and more!
 
Theme - Decorative Arts
Date: September 17 (Sat)
Time - 3-5pm
Instructor - Usha Sankar
 
Indian decorative arts span a dizzying range  from wooden crafts, to bronzeware, silver enamel work, marble carving, and lacquer ware, to name just a few. The art of making metal-alloy mirrors and metal crafts using wax-casting techniques, that were once at risk of disappearing, are making a major comeback. This exhibition will present Indian decorative artifacts and explore some of the lesser known details of Indian craftsmanship that will appeal to both the novice and connoisseur.
 
Theme - Ayurveda
Date: September 24 (Sat)
Time - 3-5pm
Instructor - Usha Sankar
 
Traditional Indian medicine is called Ayurveda and literally translates as “knowledge of life.” It goes back some 5,000 years and is based on the idea that disease is the result of an imbalance in a person's consciousness. Hence, the goal of treatment is to restore a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment. Ayurveda treatment starts with an internal purification process, followed by a special diet, herbal remedies, massage, and meditation. Learn more about the philosophy of the Ayurvedic approach and the intricacies of massage therapy at this interactive session with an ayurvedic practitioner.
 
Theme - Yoga
Date: Oct 1 (Sat)
Time - 3-5pm
Instructor - Prakash Punj
 
Yoga is more than exercise or a series of body-contorting poses. It is a way of life that integrates breath, movement, and meditation. The goal is to align the mind, body, and spirit to ensure overall well-being. Regular practice of yoga has been known to reduce stress and bring about significant positive changes in the management of chronic diseases. This yoga lecture-demonstration will help you understand more about the science of yoga and there will be experts on hand to answer all your questions.