WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
Ayurveda is an ancient form of natural medicine originating in India about 5000 years ago. It is a holistic approach that not only treats the physical body but addresses all levels of wellbeing including mental, emotional and spiritual health. Ayurveda essentially teaches us how to flow with the natural rhythms of life, offering tools to assist the body in returning to balance and healing itself. Ayurveda is not only about ‘getting better’ or recovering from illness, it is about maintaining wellness and preventing dis-ease in the body.
Check out Cara’s website for more information about Ayurveda – https://www.shiningwellness.com.au/ayurveda/
Cara will be available for appointments at Yogaharta
on Thursdays at the following times:
*Please note 7:00pm appointments will
only be available every fortnight*
(60 – 90 MINS)
Individualised recommendations are given which include diet modifications, lifestyle changes and herbal medicines (if needed). Ayurvedic therapies, such as Abhyanga, may also be recommended.
AYURVEDIC MASSAGE (ABHYANGA)
(60 – 75 MINS)
Abhyanga is Ayurvedic massage using warm medicated oils. These oils are infused with medicinal herbs. The healing oil selected for the massage is chosen based on your ayurvedic constitution (prakruti) and your body’s needs at the time (vikruti). Abhyanga is nourishing and soothing for the whole body. It not only works on the physical level but assists in the flow of energy in the body by incorporating massage of certain karma points and meridians (energy points and energy channels in the body respectively).
Other benefits of Abhyanga include:
– Stimulation of the lymphatic system
– Stress reduction
– Soothing and calming for the nervous system
– Nourishing the body
– Improving sleep quality
– Assisting in maintaining the health of the nerves and preventing skin dehydration through the application of the oil.
**In your initial massage session, we allow extra time for a chat at the start to determine your Ayurvedic body type and thus which oil and techniques are most suited to you.**
INITIAL MASSAGE (75 MINS) = $85
FOLLOW UP MASSAGES (60 MINS) = $80
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
INTUITIVE MEDITATION SESSION
These one-on-one sessions provide guided meditations tailored to you. They offer an opportunity to explore and connect to your inner world, gain clarity and work with specific issues such as anxiety.
Intuitive meditation sessions are also available for children.
MEDITATION SESSION (60 MINS) = $65
Cara has been teaching yoga for over 9 years and enjoys incorporating awareness of the breath and the flow of energy in the body into her classes. She loves yoga’s ability to connect both herself and her clients to the space of peace and clarity within.
Through teaching yoga, Cara became interested in the philosophy of Ayurveda and decided to study Ayurvedic Medicine. Ayurvedic Medicine, along with regular yoga practice, assisted Cara in overcoming a personal health challenge many years ago and it brings her great joy to share her two great passions with others. Cara completed her Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda at the Australian Institute of Higher and Further Education. She worked and trained with Ayurvedic doctor, Dr Satheesh Kumar (BAMS, MPH, MHP) of Jeeva Health, for more than 2 years. This provided precious experience that assisted her to become the Ayurvedic Practitioner she is today.