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Mysore Ayurveda Retreat and Training

No 197, 9th Cross, Gokulam 3rd Stage , Mysore- 570001
Karnataka , India  India


Mon - Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Dr K. S. Chitralekha

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Mysore Ayurveda Retreat and Training - Mysore

Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity, is a renowned health system of ancient India. It is a treasure house of absolute knowledge that evolved through centuries for the welfare of mankind. It is believed that Ayurveda was practiced 5000 years ago and the earliest references can be seen in Holy Scriptures like Rig-Veda. The term Ayurveda is defined as "Ayushooveda Ayurveda." In Sanskrit, it is translated as the study of life span of creatures of the universe. The term Ayurveda, as applied to humans, finds its roots from this verse.
Ayurvedic literature deals elaborately with ways of healthy living during the entire span of life and its various phases.
Ayurveda adopted the physics of the five elements - Earth (Pruthvi), Water (Jala), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Space (Akasha) that compose the universe, including the human body. Ayurveda stresses a balance of three elemental energies: Vata (Air & Space), Pitta (Fire & Water), and Kapha (Water & Earth). According to Ayurveda, these three elements are important for health, because when they exist in equilibrium, the body will be healthy, and when they are not in equilibrium, the body will be unhealthy in various ways.
Ayurveda asserts that each human possesses a unique combination of Doshas that define that person's temperament and characteristics. Ayurveda describes seven types of Tissues of the body, known as Sapta Dhatu. They are Plasma (Rasa Dhatu), Blood (Rakta Dhatu), Flesh (Mamsa Dhatu), Adipose (Medha Dhatu), Bone (Asthi Dhatu), Marrow and Nervous (Majja Dhatu), and Reproductive Tissue (Sukra Dhatu). Ayurveda also lays emphasis on the waste systems of the body known as Malas comprising of Sweda (Sweat), Mutra (Urine) and Purisha (Feces). According to one definition given in Ayurveda, the body is composed of Doshas (Bio-regulating Principles), Dhatus (Tissue elements) and Mala (Waste system). Doshadhatumalamoolam hi shariram means that the combination of Doshas. Dhatus and Malas make the human body. Ayurveda understands the concept of health in a deeper sense. It says:A state of health exists when the digestive fire (Agni) is in a balanced condition; the bio-regulating principles (Vata-Pitta-Kapha) are in equilibrium; the body tissues and organs are functioning normally, the waste products (Trimalas) are produced at the normal levels; the senses are functioning normally; and the body, mind, and consciousness are harmoniously working as one. The balance of the all these elements is responsible for natural resistance and immunity.
Aims and objectives of Ayurveda have been divided into two aspects namely: Swasthasya Swathya Rakshanam (Preventive and Social Medicine), Aturasya Vikar Prashamanam (Therapeutics) . The main objective of Ayurveda is to help a healthy person to maintain good health and the diseased person to regain good health. The practice of Ayurveda is designed to promote human happiness at physical, mental and spiritual level. By the proper balance of all vital energies in the body, the processes of physical deterioration and disease can be reduced. This is accomplished through proper eating, thinking and living habits as well as the use of herbal remedies to treat illness. According to Ayurveda, life expectancy for a human being is about 100 years. We have the right to spend these years in good health and in full possession of all our mental faculties. But today due to global warming, day-to-day exposure to toxins, stress, etc, there is flow of negative energy in the body leading to imbalance in the bio-regulating principles (Doshas) and various ailments as a result.

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Good health is all that one craves for. Unless one enjoys good health, one can neither contribute nor derive maximum benefit from what life has to offer Ayurveda acharyas state that - Dharmarthkamamokshanam arogyam moola muttamam. Dharma - following the righteous path, Artha - attainment of wealth, Kama - fulfillment or gratification of desire and Moksha - liberation from the world.

These are the fourfold objectives of human life. Health is the root cause for attainment of all the fourfold objectives in human life. Ayurveda is the perfect science that offers a list of guidelines for a healthy way of life. Ahara or diet and vihara or lifestyle, plays a significant role in the promotion of health. Having the right food is the initial step towards leading a healthy life. The food one consumes has a direct bearing on the health of the individual. We are connected to the outer world in many ways. Diet is one of the main factors among these and leaves a deeper impact on us. Ayurveda is the only health science that highlights the relationship of body and diet. The two prime theories which are the base of this thought process is Panchamahabhuta and Trigunas.

The entire material nature in the universe is made up of Panchamahabhuta which carries properties of Trigunas - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. In all this, our body as well as the food we take is included. So whatever the food we eat will surely decide the physical and psychological status of our body. So one should select the food cautiously because "your diet" and "you" are connected deeply.

Ayurveda categorizes food into three categories - Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamasic. These types of food have different effects on the body and mind. Sattvic foods are pure and balancing. They are fresh foods with little processing. Sattvic foods are easily digestible and balance the doshas. They provide strength, vitality, and energy. They also produce clarity and creativity of mind. They include fresh foods, milk, ghee, fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, whole wheat, oats, split or whole moong dal, and almonds. Rajasic foods are stimulating, can cause physical and mental stress. Eating rajasic food over-excites the body and mind and encourages circulatory and nervous system disorders.

These foods create imbalance in the mind, body, and soul resulting in restless overactive mind. They include onion, hot peppers, tomatoes, radishes, chilies, corn, spices, eggs, meat, fish and poultry.Tamasic foods are impure, rotten, or dead and produce feelings of heaviness and lethargy. Eating tamasic food makes a person dull, lazy, inactive, and confused. They include red meat, alcohol, mushrooms, deep-fried and fermented foods, aged foods like cheese and leftovers. How much of each dosha your body produces depends primarily on which tastes you consume.

The tastes influence the balance of the doshas in the body. Like the doshas they are derived from the five great elements. They have profound effect on all parts of the organism and not merely the tongue. The other factor which contributes to create ideal health is Vihara or lifestyle. The lifestyle guidelines help to maintain optimum health and balance of doshas. The lifestyle suggestions like Dinacharya, Rutucharya, Sadvritta, Yoga, Pranayama, etc., primarily focus to refine the quality of mind, accelerate the metabolic activity, as well as improve the sensory functions and thereby enhance the quality of our lives. The diet and lifestyle are fundamentally preventive in nature. When these principles are followed, the seeds of disease never get sown. They serve to educate us as to how to live life in harmony with nature’s law.

Marma Therapy Course – 6 Hours. Marma science is an inherent power of healing in the human body. It is an important component of Ayurveda and a significant tool for preventing and treating dosha imbalances. In marma therapy sessions, students will learn to activate different vital points to keep the body fit physically, mentally and spiritually. Abhyanga/Ayurveda Massage Course – 20 hours. Abhyanga is the most natural and powerful method of relaxing the body. In Abhyanga course, the students will learn the ancient technique of massage as mentioned in the classics of Ayurveda.

All these courses are specially designed for the beginners. The courses are tuned to give the students a sound understanding of the core concepts of Ayurveda in the relating subjects. Eligibility - The certification course on Ayurveda is open to all graduates belonging to any stream. However it is more suitable for those who are fascinated by Ayurveda and interested to unfurl the underlying concepts of Ayurveda. It can be of great benefit for professional massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, nutritionists, or anyone who is dedicated towards improving health .


Mysore Ayurveda Retreat and Training (MART) has unique treatment programs to offer its clients. Treatment programs: Wellness counseling, Classical Ayurvedic treatments, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation treatments, Ayurvedic beauty therapies. All ayurvedic therapies at MART are administered by trained therapists strictly as per the procedures prescribed in the traditional texts under the guidance of qualified physicians in its facilities maintained at high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. All treatments are conducted amidst the calm environment of soothing music and relaxing herbal aromas with authentic and traditional ayurvedic products.  A complete health and wellness assessment by Ayurveda methods. Prakriti analysis (body and mental constitution). Determine the imbalances. Individualized Ayurveda diet and nutritional counseling. Individualized life style advice. Dietary Herbal food supplements. Herbal recommendation to boost immunity.

MART has many unique, effective and time-tested treatment plans which combines several classical ayurvedic herbal preparations for diabetes, obesity, sinusitis, migraine, dandruff, hair loss, pimples, skin diseases, psoriasis, knee joint pain, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, sciatica, osteoporosis, spondylitis, cholesterol, jaundice, hemorrhoids, acidity, gastric problems, constipation, cough, asthma, insomnia, infertility, fibroids, PCOD, paralysis, etc. Panchakarma known as the cornerstone of the Ayurveda treatment system essentially stabilizes the intrinsic balance of Tridoshas in one's body. Panchakarma package includes treatments like Vamana (emesis), Virechana (purgation), Niruha basti (medicated decoction enema), Anuvasana Basti (medicated oil enema), & Nasya (nasal administration). These therapies cleanse the body of toxins to improve functions and are an excellent way of maintaining health and keeping sickness and diseases at bay. The specialty of this treatment is that it can be administered both in a healthy, as well a diseased person.

For diseases caused by excess pitta, Ayurveda has therapeutic purgation therapies. Acute and chronic problems of the skin like acne, pimples, allergies, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, inflammation of skin, etc. can be cured. Moreover, Ayurveda also cures jaundice, infertility, spleen enlargement, obesity, arthritis, etc. Basti includes administration of herbal decoctions or medicated oil or ghee through the anal or rectum to cure disorders of vata mainly motor neuron disorders, Parkinson’s disease, inter vertebral discs prolapsed, hemiplegia, paraplegia, sexual disorders, constipation, kidney stones, backaches, joint pain, cardiac problems, etc. Nasya is the administration of medicines through the nose. Ayurveda calls the nose to be a doorway to the brain. It enhances the memory, activity and functions of the brain. Through Nasya, mental maladies like depression, hypertension, migraine, headache, insomnia and anxiety can be cured. It is also very effective for stiffness in head, neck and shoulders, facial paralysis, problems of stammering, loss of speech, sinusitis, dental pain and locked jaw, epilepsy, etc.

In this therapy, herbal oils are gently massaged into the body with specialized strokes and Marma point pressure.  This is not the regular type of massage! It is deeply relaxing, nurturing and nourishing, and very rejuvenating to all the tissues of the body. The herbal medicated oil is used according to the body types and it helps to create balance both at the physical and mental levels.  It calms the nervous system and rejuvenates the whole body. bhyanga is usually followed by swedana or herbal steam therapy or fomentation therapy. A specific herbal decoction is used in this therapy. ;This is traditionally used after Abhyanga or any other oil massage to further detoxify the body. ;The application of heat counteracts the cold qualities of Vata and Kapha, reduces the body's stiffness and heaviness, as well as the slow, heavy, sticky qualities of toxins. Marmas are intersections of the vital life force and Prana, or breath. Marma massage involves full body soft flowing massage with warm herbal oil and stimulating the vital energy points on the body. It removes blockages in the flow of prana, revitalizes energy giving physical and psychological relaxation and strength. Duration: 60 minutes Sweda (steam) 10 minutes.

This massage involves herbal oils with specialized gentle deep strokes and pressure on various Marma points over the head.  This includes entire head, neck and shoulder massage.  Herbal oils used in this massage balance Doshas. The massage helps to improve the function of the five senses and nervous system. It improves blood circulation and helps detoxification. It reduces stress and depression and helps with sleeplessness and anxiety.Helps in relieving musculo-skeletal tension.

Gives deep relaxation and feeling of rejuvenation. It is done in combination with head herbal steam therapy and Ayurveda foot massage. TClassical method of facial massage and detoxification is done by using herbalized creams and astringent individualized according to body type. The massage component focuses on the Marma points of the face, neck, and shoulders which re-invigorates the tissues and refreshes the senses. It combines with face herbal steam therapy and application of herbal face mask according to body type and skin type. This is a relaxing and revitalizing therapy, improves tone and luster of skin. Facial massage when done with head massage gives excellent results.

It is both a relaxing and stimulating massage technique which treats the legs and feet from the knee joints down. The entire body, including the internal organs, can be accessed via the nerve endings on the feet. Padabhyanga is gentle and sensitive foot massage with herbal oil or ghee using predominantly soft circular motions and stroking considering Marma points in that area. Padabhyanga is extremely calming and aids healthy sleep patterns. It has very positive effect on the eyes. It can be used to alleviate stressful situations and produces a sense of well-being over the entire body. Udvarthanam is a massage that is known for having a stimulating effect on the subcutaneous tissues or fat. This massage breaks down cellulite and the layers of subcutaneous fat. This therapy is good for problems of obesity, high cholesterol, joint stiffness, and problems of skin. It strengthens muscles and also refreshes the body. Shirodhara is a rhythmic flow of warm medicated milk/decoction/oil on the forehead. This treatment is profoundly relaxing and nourishing. It improves mental clarity and comprehension and is useful in the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, insomnia, memory loss, hormonal imbalance, headaches, certain skin diseases, and stress related disorders. The benefits of shirodhara are greatly enhanced after a massage or Abhyanga, when the body is already relaxed and in a receptive state.

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  • English
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Treatments For:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Psoriasis
  • Sinusitis

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

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