what is ayurveda?
Ayurveda is one of the world’s most powerful mind-body health systems, originating in India. It views every individual as unique based on inherited traits, lifestyle and circumstances. Ayurveda focuses on bringing balance to the body and mind in alignment with nature through the removal of toxins and waste that collect in the body and block the flow of nourishment to the tissues and channels. This is achieved with bespoke solutions covering diet, herbs, massage, yoga, meditation and everyday habits that are affordable and can be done at home.
about the Consultant
Niveen is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Yoga teacher, trained in both Indian and Sri Lankan approaches to Ayurveda and specialising in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. In addition to her formal qualifications she spent one year as an understudy and trainee of Dr Dharmakumara (BAMS, FAA) in Australia and also completed Panchakarma training in 2016 with Dr Abeysekera (BAMS) at a busy traditional clinic in Sri Lanka.
Niveen offers Ayurvedic wellness plans, traditional ayurvedic massage and specialised treatments from panchakarma such as shirodhara (for insomnia, migraine, hair and scalp health, relaxation and stress relief) and vasti (for back/neck/shoulder and knee joint and muscular pain relief). In addition to classic yoga and meditation classes she also teaches sequencing aligned with Ayurvedic principles to address specific health concerns.
how does it work?
Massage and treatments can be undertaken with or without a prior assessment, but a brief discussion on health issues and goals is recommended. This is because the herbs and techniques used are matched to your current state of health.
A full Ayurvedic consultation involves a 75 minute assessment addressing health history, ailments, diet, current lifestyle and daily routines. A step-by-step program is then designed including a meal plan, yoga & meditation schedule as well as recommended herbal aides and massage therapies. A 30 minute follow up consultation is recommended to implement the plan into your daily life.
A 1:1 yoga and meditation class can also be organised where necessary.
Ongoing support with phone check-ins are offered at no cost for the duration of your plan.