Ayurveda & Treatments
Our next Yoga Training with emphasis on Ayurveda: Ibiza, Spain: Oct. 7-28, 2018
Health & wellness comes from within and the best tools for deep self-healing and positive transformation lay in the gentle hands of Ayurveda, sister Science to Yoga, the oldest healing system known to human kind.
Ayurveda is a natural healing system that has its roots in ancient India. It dates back more than 5,000 years making it the oldest healing system in the world.
The knowledge contained in Ayurveda deals with nature, scope and purpose of life, and includes its metaphysical and physical aspects – health and disease, happiness and sorrow, pain and pleasure. Ayurveda defines life as the conjunction of body, mind and spirit found in cosmic consciousness and embracing all of creation.
Ayurveda is a medical science and its purpose is to heal and to maintain the quality, harmony and longevity of life.
Yoga & Ayurveda are sister sciences which were developed simultaneously and created to be intertwined within in each-other, as ONE. The play a big role as integral systems within the greater Vedic knowledge which states that: “The whole universe is ONE SELF and the key to cosmic knowledge lies within our own minds and hearts”. – As Vedic disciplines, Yoga and Ayurveda work together to boost their immense benefits they have on all the levels of existence.
Yoga is above all a science of Self-realization. Is a spiritual practice (a journey) that ultimately teaches us to learn to tame that -constant chatter of the mind- through the practice of asana as well as other Yogic techniques, mainly through meditation so to lift us beyond the sorrow and ignorance of the material world.
Yoga teaches us how to transcend from our outer bodily and ego-bound identity -which constricts our existence-, to our immortal Self that dwells within our hearts. It provides the KEY to all spiritual development, which in the VEDIC sense translates to “gaining knowledge of our innate nature beyond time, space, death and suffering”.
Ayurveda is primarily a science of Self-healing intended at removing disease – at its root- in body and mind, simultaneously promoting psychological wellbeing. Self-healing meaning: restoring the inner self to a wholesome equilibrium, that being the source of spiritual healing.
Yet the ultimate goal of both classical Ayurveda & Yoga is Self-Realization – the highest form of Self-healing.
Ayurveda embraces all health disciplines by uniquely suggesting a treatment regime appropriate for each individual, looking at the problem/disease from its roots, treating the whole person not just the organ or system involved.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the entire cosmos is an interplay of the energies of the 5 elements – Ether (space), Air, Fire, Water and Earth. (as in TCM -Traditional Chinese Medicine) Ayurveda groups the 5 elements into three basic types of energy or functional principles that are present in everybody and everything, AKA the 3 DOSHAS: Vata, Pitta and Kapha or deviations, organizational powers of nature, constitutions or humours/principles, binding the 5 elements into flesh.
Every dosha is composed of the 5 elements. However, 2 elements predominate in each:
VATA: Ether and Air
PITTA: Fire and Water
KAPHA: Water and Earth.
Dosha is that which can become vitiated and then affects the bodily tissues, leading to disease. As long as the doshas are normal in quality and quantity, they maintain a healthy psychophysiology.
The moment they go out of balance, they corrupt, vitiate or pollute the dhatus (bodily tissues) and then they become dosha. (here meaning impurity)
Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the very foundation of Ayurveda.
For DOSHA test click HERE
HOW TO MAKE GHEE HERE
AYURVEDIC FOOD COMBINING GUIDELINES HERE
Be prepared to talk about yourself (in detail) about ALL areas of your life. During the consultation, we open doors to places that may be vulnerable, yet this is exactly where we the healing has to begin. Based on the outcome of the conversation and what is revealed, we design a "Lifestyle plan" to bring you back into balance. Length: Min. 2.5 hrs. Cost: 130 Euros. Program is emailed to you as well as any other material you shall need.
Healing Treatments in Ayurveda consist of
Elimination of the root cause(s), treatment of the condition, rebuilding of the body and the continuing support of a rejuvenation program (which will include a balance mix of: appropriate diet to balance out disturbed dosha, massage/appropriate treatments, herbs, Yoga, meditation).
Prices excludes 10 Euros for traveling short distances (in Ibiza)
An ancient treatment using warm oils (selected according to the body type) designed to improve circulation, remove toxins, calm the nervous system, enhance immunity, increase softness to the skin and add luster to it, increases stamina, improves vision, promotes healthy sleep, reduces anxiety and depression, promotes flexibility, releases healthy endorphins balancing hormones. Recommended after traveling. Length of treatment: 60 minutes plus a rest period.
Cost: 130 Euros
A steady stream of warm oil which is continuously poured onto the forehead. The oil runs over your temples, scalp and down through your hair. It is a practical method to restore the nervous system to its optimal functioning. It is one of the best therapies used to settle the mind. It improves the function of the overall nervous system which regulates sleep patterns – relieves mental tension, and induces a heavenly state of mind, improves memory, enhances blood circulation to the brain, nourishes hair and scalp, relieves fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, rheumatism, hypertension & asthma, ADD + ADHD, activates pituitary gland (master gland), increases intuition. Shirodhara gives best results when taken on the day following an abhyanga. This is a Ama (toxin) removal treatment in addition to its mental relaxation.
Lenght of treatment: 60 min plus a rest period.
Cost: 120 Euros
THE ROYAL TREATMENT: Abhyanga followed by a Shirodhara:
Length of treatment: 2. 1/2 hours
Cost: 230 includes a 15 minute Marma point therapy head treatment.
Marma are secret, hidden, vital energy points located in the surface of the body. Tendency to cluster around the joints, middle/belly of large muscles, tendons, major lymph nodes. Particularly good to treat arthritis, aids in healing and disease prevention, balances the nervous and lymphatic systems.
They are also knows as junction points where subtle life energy (un-manifested) becomes matter and where our thoughts come into physical manifestation. (Junction between consciousness and matter).
Referred to as energy pathways for healing.
It isone of the most restorative therapies as is so gentle and non-intrusive in the body influencing the entire human body and all its systems down to cellular level.
There is about 84,000 marmas in the body but we mainly work with 107 , 7 of which are the CHAKRAS.
Marmas are intimately connected to the chakra system.
Marma is a doorway of consciousness, while a chakra is a reservoir of consciousness.
Lengh of treatment: 60 minutes with a rest period.
Cost: 110 Euros
SHAMANIC CHAKRA CLEANSING THERAPY
Bringing together ancient healing techniques from Ayurveda and combining them with Shamanic principles for connecting to higher realms in light of removing energetic blocks from the physical, mental and esoteric bodies. Length of treatment: 2-2.5 hrs (including rest period).
Cost: 130 Euros