Ayurveda Retreat is dedicated to awakening balance and healing in individuals. A key tenet of Ayurveda is that the human body has an inner pharmacy, capable of naturally generating the chemistry of happiness and health. We can enliven this inner pharmacy through nurturing sounds, sensations, sights, tastes, smells, and authentic wisdom. Every component of an Ayurveda Retreat experience is designed to eliminate stress and maximise comfort in body, mind, and soul. We help people discover their intrinsic balance and creativity in support of greater success, happiness, and fulfilment in life.
If you have a health problem and want a lasting solution using entirely natural methods, or if you are healthy and want to know your body/mind type and learn how to maintain your optimum health, an Ayurvedic Consultation will provide the knowledge you seek.
Ayurveda is traditionally used to increase energy and mobility, improve digestion and elimination, counter depression, decrease pain, and restore the balance of the internal systems, the mind, emotions, and consciousness. Ayurveda is a profound science that can provide real and lasting benefits for a number of conditions, chronic or otherwise.
Each one of our Ayurvedic Consultants is passionate about helping people with medical conditions to overcome them. They have through rigorous training and much experience, acquired deep Ayurvedic knowledge about the physical, mental and emotional aspects of healing.
An initial consultation lasts approximately an hour, and involves a thorough evaluation of the state of your health, as well as your lifestyle practices, in order to develop an understanding of your unique constitution. Ayurvedic pulse and tongue assessments are some of the methods used to confirm findings from the interview process.
Our Ayurvedic Consultant will assess the balance and imbalances in the physiology that have caused or could cause disorders, thereby reacting to the root cause. They will then design a tailor-made treatment program aimed at maintaining or restoring your health. Some of their recommendations may include advice relating to diet, herbal supplements, exercise, massage and lifestyle which will help create greater ease, vitality and wellness in your life.
Often described as celestial, these unique massage and body treatments use signature herb-infused oils to release tension, impurities and trapped energy within the body. Each treatment creates a timeless experience that nourishes your body, strengthens your immune system, and revitalises your mind. Services can be performed by either one or two specially trained therapists performing in unison.
Designed with the understanding that each of us is nourished in different ways, our treatments use customised ingredients and services to deliver a truly blissful experience that suits your individual needs. Nourishing all your senses, these rejuvenating and healing experiences will ignite your inner pharmacy.
Ayurvedic massage-based treatments bring many benefits to our contemporary lifestyles. You will enjoy deep, lasting relaxation, clarity of mind, rejuvenated energy and a profound sense of well-being. Your own natural beauty is awakened, remaining with you long after your visit.
We run the following therapeutic programmes which are designed to help you to kick start your journey towards regaining your health. Ayurveda recognises individuality, and as such, our Ayurvedic Consultant will tailor these plans just for you so as to be of maximum benefit. They are structured to achieve tangible benefits in your health quickly. These programmes are typically of 3-5 days duration, residential or day care.
Mind and Body Rejuvenation
Panchakarma Detox Therapy
According to Ayurveda, good health is dependent upon our capability to fully metabolise the nutritional, emotional and sensory information that we ingest. When our digestive power, known as agni (fire), is robust, we create healthy tissue, eliminate waste products efficiently and produce a subtle essence called ojas. Ojas, which may be envisioned as the inner-most sap of our psychophysiology is the basis for clarity of perception, physical strength, and immunity. On the other hand, if our agni is weakened, digestion is incomplete. This accumulation of toxic residue is collectively known as ama.
The accumulation of toxins, or ama, in the system leads to obstructions in the flow of energy, information, and nourishment and is the basis of illness. Panchakarma therapy, an ancient form of purification developed thousands of years ago in India, can be used to remove ama and excessive doshas. By cleansing and detoxifying the body, the process helps to re-build the natural fire within the body (agni) which naturally burns ama from the body, prevents it from re-forming and aids in digestion.
Accumulated ama is the root cause for a number of conditions that afflict us, including life-threatening ones. Panchakarma constitutes the foremost purification and rejuvenation therapy because it reverses the mechanisms that carry toxic waste products from the digestive tract into all the other tissues of the body. In other words, it reverses the movement of ama, bringing it back to the digestive tract, and then gently expels it from the body.
At Ayurveda Retreat we have successfully merged the best of Western comfort with the ancient art of healing. Panchakarma therapy-which enables the body to release accumulated ama with the use of a variety of techniques - gently cleanses the upper respiratory and elimination systems, strengthens the immune system, and restores harmony to the body and bliss to the body, mind, and soul. Panchakarma is generally regarded to be the ultimate mind body detoxifying experience.
Our Ayurvedic Consultant will conduct a detailed evaluation of your particular needs, and then present a picture of how this unique therapy could benefit you. It is always carried out under the close supervision of our experienced Ayurvedic Consultant and can range from 8 days to 21 days depending upon the nature of your condition.
Training in Ayurvedic Massage-based Treatments
Ayurveda Retreat is dedicated to providing unrivalled training in Ayurveda. Our instructors are experienced Ayurvedic consultants who are passionate about Ayurveda and the benefits its treatments can bring to everyone. We offer these treatments to our clients at our retreat in Reading, so we know exactly what clients want. Therefore, our unique teaching style integrates ancient Ayurvedic theory with practical steps that have proved to be successful in a Western environment, which will be invaluable to you.
We carry out our training in small groups (or private intensive) which means that you get personal attention from our instructors. We believe that our training programmes represent exceptional value for money, and are among the most competitively priced.
In many cases, training will be carried out at our own retreat which means that you will train using authentic Ayurvedic equipment.
We are an approved training institution and our courses are fully accredited by the Complementary Medical Association. You will receive a certificate on successful completion of the course or workshop. All our courses and workshops are eligible for CPD points.
Private Weekend Retreats
In need of a weekend of just me-time? We promise that by attending one of our Private Retreats, you will emerge totally refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take the world on again. The retreat will be your personal retreat, just for you, or for you and a companion. Our team will make it a retreat for you to remember.