What is Ayurveda?

The roots of ancient wisdom

Ayurveda is the science of being in balance. It is a deep exploration of the human body, the earth and the interconnectedness of everything in between. It’s founded on the belief that illness or disease is caused by an imbalance within our mind, body and combined psyche. Identifying and addressing these imbalances allows the body to naturally correct itself.

This practice, which embodies 5,000 years’ worth of knowledge, was arduously sought and meticulously preserved by Ayurvedic healers. Their journey within and beyond themselves to seek wisdom that syncs man with the earth—as there is no one without the other—was handed down through generations of oral traditions and later in Sanscrit to present itself as Ayurveda; ‘ayur’ to mean life and ‘veda’ to mean knowing.

We, as keepers and practitioners of such profound knowledge, invite you to experience it in its truest form. 


Ayurveda, a natural science that connects the past with the present

In the past, humans had a greater intuitive connection with themselves and their environment. They were sensitive to their body, its changes and how to manoeuvre these changes. They believed in the body’s miraculous ability for immunity i.e. the natural ability of the body to heal itself and introduced ingredients from nature to aid in that process. Each plant, flower and fruit found in nature has its own unique properties, that alone, combined or fermented create natural pastes, powders, oils, tonics and pellets that give the body what it needs to cure itself.

Ayurvedic healers or Rishis believe that everything in the universe interacts with each other and is subjected to the changes of time. That is, everything is created, exists and is destroyed. An experienced practitioner is able to identify the seed of the disease and prepares the surrounding for it to run its course faster, thereby destroying the causes of the disease and allowing the natural healing process to take place.