Ayurveda Victoria

Ayurveda Victoria BC

The initial consultation covers medical history, current lifestyle, and diet habits. It uses traditional Ayurvedic methods of assessment of Prakruti (constitution) and Vikruti (current situation), including the face, tongue, and pulse assessments. You are then given an individual health plan, which may include: dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, Yoga and Pranayama practices, herbal remedies, bodywork -such as Abhyanga massage, Marma Point therapy (Ayurvedic Acupressure), Shirodhara, and Rasayan.

Ayurvedic Treatments
Victoria BC

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अभ्यन्ग Abhyanga

Imagine sensing yourself completely at home and relaxed in your body. Receiving an Ayurvedic Massage is a powerful way of giving yourself the gift of time just for you, to be honoured as the sacred being you are here to be. Relieving stress, anxiety and stored trauma in the body through soothing and centred therapeutic touch, this treatment works to support your own body’s innate wisdom and healing capacity. By calming the nervous system and moving stagnant energies, you give yourself a chance to experience the depth of peace that is your innermost nature. From this place of internal knowing, you gain access to your own inner healer. We all need reminders, and Ayurvedic massage serves as a ceremony for this remembering of the sacredness of your body. Your body as a temple.

(75 or 90 minutes treatment options) 

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शिरोधर Shirodhara

In this traditional Ayurvedic treatment a continuous stream of warm oil is gently and nourishingly poured over your forehead in a soothing and relaxing offering to the mind. Stress, anxiety, nervous depression, over-thinking, inability to focus, and mental exhaustion all weaken the body’s ability to self-regulate and connect to one’s inner truth. From these states of aggravated air element (vata), particularly amplified in the mind, the entire body becomes weakened and depleted. Shirodhara is the prescribed treatment in Ayurveda to address this root cause of many of the disturbances of the body and mind. Allow your tired mind to receive a ceremony, to relax you completely, and enter the deep state of rejuvenation that allows for all healing to take place.

(This is a 1 hour treatment) 

Abhyanga-Shirodhara Combined Therapy

Feeling ready to really treat yourself to a holistic self-care ritual? This deep two-hour session begins with a complete warm oil body massage to relax, ground and centre you in your body as a temple. From that state of whole body ease, your mind is then bathed in a continuous stream of warm oil poured gently over your forehead and crown. Nourishing and calming the third eye and crown chakras to open your awareness of your innermost truth, your divine nature, the Shirodhara compliments the massage to provide a truly holistic mind-body-spirit ritual. We all need ways to come home to ourselves in these times of outward chaos. This is an offering for those ready and in need of some truly deep unwinding, honouring and celebrating of the body as sacred.

(This is a luxurious 2 hour treatment) 

Ayurveda Pricing

Single Treatments

Choose from one of our single treatment options below. If this is your first time at our clinic, please select the initial consultation when booking your appointment.

  • Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda
    follow up
  • Abhyanga
    75 minutes
  • Abhyanga
    2 hours
  • Abhyanga
    90 minutes
  • Abhyanga

  • Shirodhara

  • Marma
  • Therapy

Book an Ayurvedic treatment

Select the Ayurveda appointment type and practitioner you would like to book using the drop-down menus below. Hover over the photos to learn more about our Ayurveda practitioners.

Ayurvedic Practitioners

Tamara Dawn

Tamara Dawn has dedicated her life to the path of Tantra, Yoga and Ayurveda in an effort to relieve the suffering of all beings. She seeks to uplift, inspire, and encourage all beings to realize their own innate bliss, their true nature, and live in health and harmony. She has, by grace, studied extensively in India, going to the source of the teachings for her knowledge. With a deep reverence and respect for tradition, and a trust in intuitive wisdom, she weaves her 8 years of deep spiritual practice, lineage training, and source teachings into all of her treatments, sharing her humble merit with all she serves. It is her complete joy and honour to receive the blessing of seeing the sacred alive in all whom she treats in the ceremonial container of her Ayurvedic treatments and Yoga classes. She believes in the principle of reciprocity, and that all treatments are an exchange of intent between giver and receiver, that together we create a sacred space for pure wisdom and insight to reveal itself. She cherishes each and every opportunity to share in healing space with those called to work with her. 

Sarada Pranav

Sarada Pranav Jagannath is a yoga teacher, an Ayurvedic Wellness practitioner and holds a Master’s degree in counselling psychology and social work. Sarada is currently completing her training as an Ayurvedic doctor. She was raised in the Ayurvedic tradition and educated by her grandfather, an Ayurvedic doctor who taught her yogic and Ayurvedic practices, and influenced her life’s path with his wisdom, philosophy and teaching. 

She went on to study extensively at the Sivanada Yoga and Vedanta Ashram, Kerala, India and at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore, India and has since taught in India, the USA and Canada. She has been offering Ayurvedic Workshops for the past 8 years in India, USA and now in Canada. Sarada also offers private Ayurvedic Consultations at MA, teaches Ayurvedic cooking classes,workshops and Marma Kriya.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ayurveda and where did it come from?

The word Ayurveda itself means the science of life or science of longevity. Because Ayurvedic medicine has such a long history, its origins cannot be exactly pinpointed. Most agree that Ayurvedic classical texts were written in India between 3,500 and 5,000 years ago, though some suggest an even longer history.

Ayurveda is a healthcare system and lifestyle principles that bring harmony and balance to your constitution.

The most fundamental characteristic of Ayurvedic medicine is the unique principle of the doshas. The doshas are different percentages of the five elements that make up a person. Our dosha is determined in the womb long before we are born. There are three doshas classified as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and sub doshas that combine the three main ones..

It is possible to be a combination, and typically people find that they are a combination of the three. We further split the doshas into seven categories, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Pitta-Kapha, Vata-Kapha, and Balanced Body type (one who has all three doshas balanced.)

Are you out of balance?

Everything we do affects the balance of the doshas. Anything from seasonal influences (when we fail to compensate for changes in the seasons or changes of life), lifestyle, food, relationships, stimulants, environment, etc. can leave us with too much or too little of a vital component to our well being. Such imbalance is called ¨Vikriti.¨ “Prakruti” is the state that you are born in. This is your base and what the relative balance is for you personally.

Anyone, regardless of their dominant dosha, can develop doshic imbalances. However, individuals with natural Vata tendencies tend to develop Vata imbalances. Kapha dominant people develop Kapha imbalances, and so is true with Pittas. Often, the first symptom of an aggravated dosha appears at it’s seat (Vata -Colon; Pitta- small intestine; Kapha – stomach)

Ayurvedic medicine uses lifestyle recommendations, bodywork, yoga, and meditation, all as therapies to create a better sense of well being. You can book in for a consultation to enjoy some of our bodywork options.

What is Abhyanga massage?

Ayurvedic massage, known in Sanskrit as Abhyanga, is a holistic massage style aimed at supporting your subtle energy system to balance and heal itself. 

What can I expect during an Abhyanaga massage treatment?

Generous amounts of warm herbal infused oils are gently but firmly massaged into the body through long, fluid, rhythmic movements that relax and replenish the whole system. This practice is wonderful as a medicine for stress, anxiety, depression, nervous system conditions, muscle tension, joint-pain, as well as a powerful preventative medicine for everyone.

What is Marma Massage?

Marma points are energy points in the body used for healing in Ayurveda. They can be compared to acupuncture points in Chinese Medicine. The focus of marma point massage is primarily to manipulate subtle energy or prana, but physically they’re also very effective for relieving stiff muscles and boosting circulation.

What can I expect during a Marma point & massage treatment?

Treatment begins with an abhyanga massage to relax the body, apply herb-infused oils to draw out ama (toxicity), and work on specific marma points with circular movements. The direction of the circles—as well as the order the marma points are stimulated—will depend upon one’s dosha and/or intention for treatment. Clockwise circles are used to stimulate energy flow while counter-clockwise movements are used to calm and pacify energy. For general relaxation, counter-clockwise circles are generally suggested. Depending upon individual needs the following components may also be incorporated into a marma massage.

What is Shirodhara?

Shirodhara comes from the two Sanskrit words “shiro” (head) and “dhara” (flow). It’s an Ayurvedic healing technique that involves a warm, soothing, continuous flow of oil onto the third eye chakra (forehead). The treatment is combined with a scalp, or head massage.

What should I wear to my Shirodhara appointment?

This treatment involves the use of oil, we recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting oil on until you can shower. If you have long hair, please bring something to tie it back with during and after treatment.

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