Ayurveda—a Sanskrit word meaning science of life—is the natural health care system of India and is considered to be one of the oldest in the world, with roots going back over 5,000 years into the Vedic era. Ayurveda not only provides an integrated approach to preventing and treating physical and mental disease through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies but is concerned with bringing the individual to an innate state of balance wherein each can realise his or her full human potential. It is regarded as the sister science to yoga and when practised together forms a total system of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being.

The therapies and detoxification programmes are personalised and based on the understanding of each individual’s constitution using herbal medicines and oils, diet, exercise and lifestyle regimens, to bring health and harmony to body and mind. Our practitioners are highly-trained in prescribing treatments designed to meet individual needs, modifying dietary, medicinal and massage requirements to restore optimum health. Here is a unique opportunity to experience the healing effects of classical Ayurveda in the peaceful environment of the Ashram, whilst benefiting from its daily programme of yoga, meditation and more.

The treatments and healing programmes are individually designed to suit all, regardless of age and gender. Since Ayurveda is preventative as well as curative, you need not have a specific problem to benefit from the wide-ranging treatments we offer. Our Ashrams offer an extensive range of workshops, retreats, training programmes and certification courses on the science of Ayurveda.

Programmes at Sivananda Institute of Health (SIH) in India