ThaiVedic Yoga brings together some of the most effective healing arts in the world today – Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga therapy and modern medicine – a truly integrated holistic system to restore health and harmony.
Discover how you can live a happier and more balanced, harmonious life using bodywork, lifestyle, diet, exercise and meditation techniques.
It’s all about balance…
Translated as the “science or knowledge of life” Ayurveda is an ancient lifestyle practice which aims to create balanced health and harmony within the body both physically and emotionally. Practiced widely in India it is thought that Ayurveda originated more than 5000 years ago, making it one of the oldest systems of medicine known to man. It is based on the philosophy of health and lifestyle that treats the whole person and not just the symptom. Its timeless wisdom is now being recognised and is spreading among the alternative medicine industry as people seek to take responsibility for their health and well-being from a more holistic perspective.
ThaiVedic Yoga is certainly not intended to replace modern medicine, but rather to give you the tools to treat your body and mind according to its needs.
We use the elegant diagnostic system of Ayurveda. I love Ayurveda for it’s straight forward simplicity and the fact that it recognises our individuality – there isn’t a one size fits all way to be.
One of the core tenets of Ayurveda is that each of us is born with a distinct constitution or Dosha – a particular combination of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—that is completely unique to each of us. If the Doshas are new to you, here is a brief description.
Vata is the energy of air and ether
Movement and impulse, creativity and connection. It governs breathing, the pulsation of the heart, muscle movement in general, nerve impulses, sensory perception, communication, and our capacity to experience flexibility, joy, and expansive consciousness.
Pitta is the energy of fire and water
Digestion and transformation. It governs appetite, digestion, absorption, assimilation, intelligence, charisma, courage, and ambition.
kapha is the energy of water and earth
Structure and cohesiveness, grounding and stability. It governs nourishment, growth, lubrication, regeneration, fluid balance, fat regulation, strength, stamina, memory, and our ability to feel compassion and contentment.
Everybody has all three doshas. We all do. But different individuals have different proportions of each one, and most of us are predominant in one or two of them.
Although your Dosha type is determined at the moment of conception, they are constantly shifting within the body. Just as the five basic elements fluctuate within nature, these elements will also fluctuate within the body. Therefore the Dosha dominance changes with age, time of day and the season etc.
Your Dosha determines the kind of lifestyle that is balancing and healthy for you, including the sorts of food you should eat and the amount and type of exercise you should do.
Although Ayurveda can be used to alleviate various conditions, it is founded on the principle of preventing disorders in the long term rather than waiting for problems to manifest themselves. Thus it is the ideal way for healthy individuals to maintain good health and general well being.
In ThaiVedic Yoga we use the five elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth to understand the five different building blocks of yoga therapy and bodywork healing tools and techniques. This enables us to quickly understand the benefits and possible side effects of any healing practice, and on which person, constitution and imbalance they may best be used. Any and all of the therapies I offer can be combined in the ThaiVedic approach for the best possible healing outcome!
If you would like to learn more about Ayurveda I recommend reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra as a great beginners guide!
Click here to watch my teacher Kimmana and his lovely wife Zia discuss Doshas and diet – see if you recognise yourself in these discussions. But remember, some of the most powerful medicine in this system are the lifestyle choices that we make everyday!
Your Consultation will take around 2 hours. Please wear a T shirt and joggers or leggings.
Are you in need of rejuvenation?
My Rejuvenation course consists of;
- A ThaiVedic Consultation giving a full picture of your current health
- Yoga and bodywork sessions for a complete re-balance and lifestyle overhaul
- 4 x 2 hour sessions. 1 session every 2-4 weeks
- Dietary advice and recipes according to your needs
- Personalised take away Yoga and meditation routines
- Personal investment for you £240