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January News

Dear Friends,
Welcome back and after the Christmas break we hope you feel well and rested and ready to start the New Year with vigour and the intention to have a healthier, happier and more peaceful life.
We have a number of new offers, events and classes coming up in 2019:

Wellbeing Package now with more offers & benefits
As we now have increasingly more classes and events at the centre you may like to think about joining the wellbeing package (Unlimited class access at £69.50 pr month for 1 year, 3 month cancellation period) as not only classes are at a reduced price but we are also now discounting our retreats by £50 and workshops too. The whole point of the wellbeing package is to encourage you to lead as healthy lifestyle as possible and to be able to attend regular classes, events workshops retreats etc but at a modest price.

NEW YEAR NEW YOU £25 discount on a 10 class block for new students to the centre in 2019
If you know anyone looking to join the centre, if you have not yet joined a block with us at the centre or are a returning student and have not been back to the centre since 2017 you are welcome to join on this offer. Please contact James or Anne-Marie to book on..

121's with James
James is now keeping Friday mornings free for 121's as well as 11.40am on Tuesday and 12 noon on Thursday. If you would like to have a personal session in Yoga or Pilates with him, especially if you feel you have a misalignment and have regular lower back, hip, knee or neck issues, James will be able to assist you. His charge is £45 pr hour. Please contact him on james@yorkshirewellbeing.co.uk to organise a session.

New Classes in 2019:

Mother and Baby Yoga recommences February 1 11.45 am Anne-Marie and Josie
Our mother and baby sessions have made a good start with Anne-Marie and with Josie's help,  an experienced midwife health visitor With her knowledge and expertise she has designed this five week course that is fun yet restorative for both mother and baby.
Each week gentle stretches, lifts, swings and moves for baby are introduced accompanied by energetic songs and soothing melodies. These exercises are done at each individual baby’s pace and are designed to promote physical and cognitive development, soothe colic, aid digestion and improve sleep patterns.
 Also included is tailored postnatal yoga, breathing and relaxation for mothers. These gentle moves strengthen and restore pelvic and abdominal muscles are done from sitting, lying next to or even while holding baby.
Most importantly the classes give parents precious time to connect with their baby and enjoy just being in the moment together.

We have various Workshops coming up
Healthy eating habits, Ayurveda, Vegetarianism & Cleanses  Saturday 2nd February 11am-1pm  Donation £20 (or £10 for subscribers to the Wellbeing package, please contact James)
You are invited to attend this highly informative seminar with James on healthy lifestyle habits, primarily looking at how good food habits promote health. James will introduce the basic principles of Ayurveda which help us understand how different foods can balance or unbalance our particular constitution. He will also discuss vegetarianism, cleanses and other general health tips. This seminar will really help for you, allowing you to find greater balance, health and happiness in your day to day life.
Its £20 donation for participants. If you are on the Well-being package the cost is £10. To book on please contact James or book via the website..

Gong Relaxation followed by Shamanic Drumming - donation £12.50     Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Deep, Restorative, Relaxation is a vital part of any Good Health regime. It allows our bodies time re-balance and rejuvenate. Using Sound is a great way to easily bring about deep relaxation similar to that achieved during Meditation.  Sound can be a powerful & energising holistic therapy. The sound and sound vibrations bring harmony to the physical body, balance the subtle energy fields, whilst calming the mind and inducing deep relaxation. At relaxation sessions the Gong is played gently, along with other therapeutic instruments such as Himalayan & Crystal Singing Bowls to bathe you in calming, healing sounds. Spaces are limited, please book on via our website.

Pranayama Yogic Breathing Workshop with James   Saturday March 2nd 11am-1pm donation  £25 (£15 for Wellbeing subscribers, please contact James to book on)
You are invited to our workshop in March where James will teach the science of Yogic breathing practices. In 2003 he took initiation into the Sudashan Kriya originally taught by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and has used this powerful breathing practice ever since as part of his own personal sadhana (spiritual practice).  James has studied pranayama in depth whilst completing his yoga training in India and has added extra pranayama practices into the Kriya which further activates the cardiovascular system, balances the two hemispheres of the brain and charges the energy body for overall health and wellbeing. In this workshop James will also teach the very famous sanskrit Gayatri mantra which aids in meditation. Donation £25 (£15 for Wellbeing subscribers). Booking is required as spaces are limited.

Spring Equinox Fire ceremony & Shamanic drumming   Saturday March 23rd  donation £10
We're back for another celebration of the great times of change. We invite you to join us on this special Spring equinox event as we come together and light the sacred fire. We will begin with a guided meditation as we connect to the 7 directions for protection and self clarity. As we share the sacred fire, everyone will receive a group psychic surgery (soul retrieval) healing as we open the frequency .This will include a sage clearing as we honour the plant medicine. After We will then be drumming as a group and connecting to the heart beat of Earth mother for spiritual empowerment and self healing. Cost of event £10 : Please bring a piece of fruit or vegetable for a offering to the ancestors & the ceremony. We also have spare drums for those who don't have one

We have just finished our New year retreat and without exception our students have found it very beneficial and worthwhile
here is just some of the feedback:-

I really enjoyed the retreat, and have gained such a lot of healthy, and nurturing  lifestyle changes from it, which I am incorporating  into my life. This was exactly what I needed for my body and mind, and especially at the beginning of a New year. I am enjoying drinking hot water with fresh ginger, so far I am incorporating some of the suggested lifestyle changes and have done 12 sun salutations on waking, using the neti pot, and doing Ayurvedic massage.
Thank you Anne-Marie, James, Chris and Kelly-Anne for looking after me so well and making me feel so  welcome. I can't really thank you enough.

Lynda Gregson - palliative care nurse at St.Michaels hospice Harrogate  (top left)

New Years EveI had a brilliant time – thank you! Joe Revell 3rd on right

The treatment with Kelly-Anne was exceptional Steph Harris in the blue top

I loved the fact that despite not being very experienced at yoga, I could take part in all the classes as they can be adapted. I learnt so much about important daily practises and about myself. The extra workshops are fascinating and there is time to walk, have treatments or use a Soundwave chair if you wish, in addition to the other activities. Anne-Marie, Chris and James are very warm and welcoming and have a lovely home
Claire Brewster


As all but one of our 2018 retreats have been fully booked so this year we are adding an extra Easter retreat
Our next retreat in Harrogate is our

April 12-14 Ayurvedic Yoga retreat from £255 early bird by March 12 £225 early bird  WB students £205

Tai Chi Friday 4.15pm with Chris
The link below is about Tai Chi and how helpful it is as we age and for pain relief

The importance of the Pelvic floor
Your Pelvic floor is the equivalent " of the "foundation" of your house/ body and it is essential that we exercise it daily as a specific muscle, which we do in all of our Pilates classes and in yoga to an extent too. The news link below explains this in a humorous way, we however go into more depth in our Pilates classes and teach you how to use your pelvic floor properly and efficiently please join us to learn more 

Our next retreat in Harrogate is our

Ahimsa Garden retreats Kerala

We have now visited Ahimsa Garden retreats five times with several of our students now having been more than once, this is an outstanding experience and we delighted that we are now able to offer more price options with a lower starting price which we hope will enable more of you to come. Also the ongoing plan is for Anne-Marie to lead one retreat ( this year two November 2018 as well as our February retreat) and for James to in future lead the February retreat

 February 23rd- March 2 2019

Anne-Marie and James Nov 2016 on our first visit to Ahimsa with Dr.Nair- our Ayurvedic Doctor on the left and Dr.Kuchinad M.D owner of Ahimsa in between AM and James

Option one
Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat from £1200 ( single occupancy basic room ) upto £1500 ( luxury room private bath)
shared occupancy available at reduced cost

The Retreat Includes :-
Daily yoga and meditation
7 days of bespoke 1.5 hours, 2-3 person administered Ayurvedic treatments
Consultation with Dr.Nair and his son both Ayurvedic Doctors at the beginning and end of the retreat
Guided walk of the medicinal gardens & Talks on Ayurveda with Dr.Kuchinad
Backwater afternoon sunset house boat/beach trip*
*extra charge if less than 6 on retreat
Kalaripyattu demonstration ( the ancient martial art of Kerala founded in yoga)
Pick-up from Cochin airport
Three daily Ayurvedic vegetarian meals, evening tea and tea/coffee bar

Ahimsa Gardens 

Sunset on the house boat 

February 2018 group with the Kallitpattu group

2nd option
Yoga only ( no treatments ) From £750 (single occupancy basic room private bathroom) upto £1000 (luxury room single occupancy private bath)
all inclusions apart from daily Ayurvedic treatments - treatments can be booked while there if required

Each time we go we find more more improvements have been made and by February 2019 ( possibly by November 2018) there will be 4 more luxury rooms

Feedback from our Ayurvedic Yoga retreat February 2018
Here is Melanie's feedback:-

I’ve recently returned from my second visit to Ahimsa Garden Retreats owned by Dr Daisy Kuchinad in Kerala.  I was lucky enough to spend 10 days there in February with a fabulous group of people. In addition to the lovely, nourishing food, the local trips and the daily meditation and yoga, the highlight of the retreat for me was the wonderful daily massage treatments.  These are prescribed for you by Dr Nair, the Ayurvedic Doctor, who you meet for a consultation upon arrival.  The interesting thing for me was that I found the treatments much more relaxing this year as on my first visit they were at times a little uncomfortable, if not painful, which is quite usual at the beginning.  I also had an issue with my shoulder and a huge knot in my calf last year which I’m pleased to say had not returned.  I was astounded to hear from Dr Nair and his son, also an Ayurvedic Doctor,  that the effects of the treatments can last up to a year – how amazing!  The feedback from them at my final consultation was that I looked very different from when I arrived and I agreed as my skin and eyes were shining and I felt so much better in myself.   They suggested that I continue with exactly what I’m doing in terms of carrying on with yoga (important for me to improve my flexibility), meditation (to keep me grounded and my mind calm) and recommended I do pranayama exercises, particularly the energising ones in winter to keep me warm.  They also suggested I have Chyawanprash (an Ayurvedic herbal rejuvenating jam) on a daily basis and continue taking Ashwagandha which will help to keep me strong and healthy.  I can thoroughly recommend the experience of a visit to Ahimsa.
Melanie Richardson

Anne-Marie says
Melanie is a wonderful example of someone who has truly embraced the yoga/ Ayurvedic lifestyle . Although Melanie says "years ago I hated my first experience of yoga. This was primarily because the focus was purely on the Asana and it felt very competitive I compared myself to everyone else and thought I was useless!"

However, having now attended a number of our retreats and workshops and also now being on two retreats at Ahimsa Garden, Melanie maintains good health, a calm and balanced life and is also outstanding in her work ( she was recently voted Yorkshire P.A of the year and now mentors others). This view is also reinforced by our Ayurvedic doctors and Dr.Kuchinad.

Dr.Kuchinad (on left ) with Dr.Nair discussing our treatments

Ageing Well
Those of us who have visited Ahimsa more than once have been told by our Doctors that we can expect to maintain good health and wellbeing as we age, if we continue to follow the Ayurvedic lifestyle and ideally make the Ayurvedic retreat an annual commitment.
On a personal level, neck issues that I have had for years after treatment from Dr.Nair and his team have now been completely resolved as I now have full range of movement and no pain.
Without these treatments I would've continued to believe, as I have been told  by a number of practitioners in the area, that it was wear and tear and as I age it was something to be expected, which I can quite categorically state now IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE

Melanie in the purple top

Enjoying one of our delicious Ayurvedic meals with organic food from the gardens

Ahimsa Garden Retreats November 2017 Feedback
We have just returned from our November retreat, here is some of the feedback from our lovely students (see below)

On return from my stay at Ahimsa how much improved I am, my joints are no longer painful and I can walk with ease and as a bonus lost 4lb in weight and carrying on with the Ayurvedic diet I continue to loose weight. The Indian doctors Dr Daisy Kuchinad  M.D and Dr.Nair our Ayurvedic doctor and all their staff were just so lovely. So a big thankyou to all but especially Anne Marie as without her this would not have happened.a big thank you to everyone involved and new friends from the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing & Harrogate Retreats
Jenny Stanley- green top

Kelly-Anne (our therapist at the centre on the right) with Dr.Nair next to Anne-Marie and Dr.Kuchinad next to Kelly-Anne
I wanted to say a few words of thanks Anne-Marie for introducing me to Daisy and for my experience at Ahimsa. I found the retreat to be a very authentic Ayurvedic experience.  Dr Nair and his team were impeccable . I  feel I have had a truly medicinal transformational programme of therapy.
My Mum has also benefited greatly so I want to offer my deepest thanks to the whole team!
Kelly-Anne xx


Nicky Snazzels view -Author & pain management specialist  with Harley St. practice

I have just completed my Human Garage Trilogy of books on Mind, Body & Soul. In these books I have opened my heart to explain my beliefs on what we all need to live a longer, healthier, happier and more fulfilled life. Imagine then my unbelievable joy in meeting a kindred spirit in Dr Daisy Kuchinad, a USA based physician.

Daisy was born in India, a US citizen and an experienced western physician in the USA and who has practiced there for over 30 years. Over that time she has worked with all that western medicine has to offer, seeing first hand its strengths and weaknesses and the latter has been of great significance to her own immediate family, where western medicine fell short of achieving true health and recovery. Fortunately Daisy was able to call upon an ancient eastern medical system of Ayurvedic Medicine, as she had set up a Medical Charity in her ancestral village in Kerala, India, to help hundreds of local people. She lost no time and took her own family to her centre and there she saw, first hand how Eastern Medicine could complement Western Medicine; and witnessed a level of recovery which was simply not possible with Western Medicine alone.
Over the following years this drove Daisy to read extensively about Ayurdevic Medicine and although, by her own admission, she is not qualified in this, she has extensive knowledge of its history and principles. This in turn had driven her to develop her Kerala Centre with the aim of ensuring its long term sustainability for future generations. Her care for her people and its environment are intoxicating. Just as in many parts of the world, where we are destroying much of the local habitat and wiping out whole species of life, likewise this is happening in a rapidly developing India.

Daisy and her husband have saved a potential ecological disaster of ripping down local land to be converted into a quarry, by buying it and then going on to investing love and care and creating a sanctuary for over 400 endangered medical plants and trees. This in turn is helping save endangered animal species which are returning to her eco system for an almost unique source of food and habitat.

Within all this Daisy has created her Ahimsa Retreat. Ahimsa means ‘no violence’ and her vision for Ahimsa is that no violence should be done to any living thing, whether plant, animal or person. At Ahimsa, Daisy has gathered a team of skilled practitioners alongside her medical centre and this is all on hand to visitors at the retreat, plus of course Daisy herself. Every aspect of the centre was hand chosen by Daisy right down to the wood which would be used, then skilfully hand carved into the most exquisite furniture throughout. Every part of the Ahimsa Centre reflects one of true love and at one with the environment.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to have met Daisy and I hope this will go on to be a life long relationship, where, as kindred spirits, we can together go on to open the eyes of as many people as possible to the health benefits of other than conventional western medicine alone.”

As part of my relationship with Daisy I have already chosen my first, I hope, of many visits to the Ahimsa Retreat in November, where my ‘holiday’ will be one of purpose to gain new knowledge on improving health, happiness and contentment. Add to this the rich diversity of history, culture and of course enjoying warm weather in the cold UK winter; for me it is infinitely more appealing than the more conventional western holiday.
Nicky Snazell
Consultant Physiotherapist in spinal pain, Health Harley St, Harrogate, Stafford, Author


February feedback 2017

I have just returned from a two week retreat with Anne-Marie to Kerala in Southern India.  We were due to spend a week at Ahimsa Garden Retreats and a week at the Turtle Beach Hotel but in fact ended up staying 11 nights at Ahimsa with three very relaxing days at the lovely Turtle Beach at the end.  Ahimsa is the brainchild of Dr Daisy Kuchinad who founded the retreat centre with her husband in 2013 to preserve nearly 400 species of Ayurvedic medicinal plants including rare and endangered species.  Although Daisy is a doctor trained in conventional western medicine, she was drawn to learn more about Ayurveda after a member of her family became seriously ill a few years ago and her quest is to holistically combine the best of both medical systems to ensure that the body is kept in balance.

Upon arrival, you have a consultation with Dr Nair, the consultant Ayurvedic doctor, who assesses what treatments will be beneficial to balance your body.

Each day began with meditation and yoga in one of the two beautiful indoor yoga studios which are positioned high up to make the most of the panoramic views over the treetops.  What a stunning experience it was to do Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) to the backdrop of the most spectacular sunrises

Sunrise yoga

The daily Ayurvedic treatment followed, the like of which I’ve never experienced before.  Two young ladies (male therapist for the men) worked on your body for up to two hours with a variety of ayurvedic massage techniques which included warm oils and hot herbal poultices.  The massage was like a carefully choreographed dance as they both worked in complete unison on each side of your body and I was interested to hear that their intense training takes them a year to complete.  I was lucky enough to experience the sublime Shirodhara for my last three days of treatment which involved hot oils being drizzled backwards and forwards across your forehead – absolute bliss!  Where time allowed, we also incorporated a late afternoon meditation and yoga practice into our day.

The vegetarian food at Ahimsa is delightful and freshly cooked using many ingredients which are grown in the garden and the spice level can be adapted to suit your taste.

The stay also included a number of trips including a cruise on the backwaters on a houseboat accompanied by Indian classical music, a visit to a local convent, orphanage and old people’s home, a display of traditional Indian dance and a demonstration of an Indian martial art based on yoga called Kalaripayattu which had me astounded at the strength, agility and flexibility of the students.  Given everything that is included in the retreat, I do think it represents excellent value for money.

One of the most important aspects of the stay at Ahimsa for me was the time which Daisy devoted to spending with us.  It was like having your own personal tour guide and I learnt so much from her about the life and culture of India as well as benefiting from her wisdom on anything and everything over some lively dinner conversations!  She is a truly visionary lady and I can’t help but think if there were more people like her, then the world would be a much better place.  
It’s hard to describe just what a magical and inspirational place Ahimsa is.  I went on the retreat to the Maldives last year and whilst I had a wonderful time, the experience at Ahimsa was in a different league for me.  The experience has truly nourished my heart and soul and I didn’t want to leave.  For anyone who may be considering whether to go to Ahimsa and a little unsure, I’d urge you to just do it.  I know you won’t regret it and I for one will be back.
Melanie Richardson March 2017

Anne-Marie says
While there Dr. Nair worked on my neck, I have had neck discomfort for sometime now and have spent a considerable amount on treatments having been told by the various practitioners I have seen that it was wear and tear. However, Ayurveda takes a completely different approach, Ayurveda is completely holistic and looks at the whole person. Dr.Nair told me that he had rebalanced a gland in my neck and since I have had no discomfort whatsoever.

Dr.Nair working on my neck and the short video below is of some of the treatment
Learning to walk again after a serious accident
While at Ahimsa  Mayu Tsuruta joined us on our retreat, Mayu is a famous Japanese actress and film star. Her yoga teacher was Jose- who was staying with us here at Ahimsa Garden Retreats. Jose is Dr. Kuchinads' cousin who, a few years ago, was a well known yoga
Here is Jose practising Suraya Namaskar as you can see he was an amazing yogi !

But due to an accident, he is now sadly, partially disabled. Mayu came specially to Ahimsa Gardens to see Jose again.

Here is a short video taken 3 weeks ago of Jose, Jose is trying to show us some yoga moves, as you can see he moves very slowly and is quite stooped

Jose has just finished 3 weeks of treatments with Dr.Nair, the video below of Jose, was taken a couple of days ago at Dr.Nairs clinic after Jose has now taken 3 weeks of Ayurvedic treatments with Dr. Nair, as you can see Jose can now can walk up and down steep steps unaided and stand up straight !
This was impossible before - an amazing testimony to the power of Ayurveda but in particular when administered by a real healer and someone of Unnikrishnan Gurukkal experience and vast knowledge.
We are so fortunate in that Dr. Nair treats us on our yoga retreats at Ahimsa Garden Retreats

One of the wonderful things about Ayurveda is that it can achieve wonderful results with conditions that western medicine has only limited or no success with, and all done with natural methods and drug free, but it needs to be experienced to get a true understanding.

Ahimsa Garden Yoga/Panchakarma retreat Kerala 2016 feedback

Emma Ashforth
I highly recommend the retreads offered by the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing. The Ahisma Garden Retreat in Kerala has been amazing! What a little gem! I have tried various treatments and therapies around the world over the years - in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. but Ayurvedic treatment is in a league of its own.
It is possible to visit an Ayurvedic centre after chemotherapy and radiation to restore the immune systems; it is unique and highly effective. Dr Daisy Kuchinad, the founder of Ahimsa, knows only too well as her own beloved son had Cancer aged only 20. A physician based in the US, she researched the planet to find someone to help her son and found Dr Nair. He is a top Ayurvedic doctor based in Kerala. There is something very special about this man; his intuition is incredible - he truly has a sixth sense. He treats patients with panchakarma, Ayurveda's premier mind-body healing treatment; a unique programme of deep cleansing, purification rejuvenation to detoxify the mind and body, strengthen the immune system and restore balance.

Dr. Nair on the right, Dr. Daisy Kuchinad centre, Dr.Nair's daughter left- also an Ayurvedic doctor

I genuinely feel different after a week of treatments - plus the added bonus of looking younger with less cellulite! Daisy has set up a lovely, homely villa with beautiful tropical gardens in which she is conserving rare Ayurvedic plants and the most incredible yoga studios with wooden floors restored from ancient temples, set at tree level amidst the Indian jungle.

Yoga practice in the smaller studio

In accordance with panchakarma, Daisy's wonderful staff serve delicious, organic, mainly home-grown, Ayurvedic, vegetarian food to cleanse the body for the duration of your stay.
There is time to relax and recharge and time to experience the amazing Indian culture with a boat trip on the stunning backwaters, live traditional Indian music and dance, a visit to a Hindu temple and an Indian yoga and Kalaripait martial arts' show.

Some of the children performing Kalaripait moves based on yoga, Anne-Marie and James trying to copy!

This has been a trip of a lifetime! It is life changing! I truly feel that Ayurveda is a lifestyle to be as healthy as possible in a non- aggressive way, one that I intend to continue to follow. I now feel that annual Ayurvedic treatments are key for today's busy life in the West. I think I would have burned out and become seriously ill if I had not taken the time to heal myself and it is an ongoing, lifelong healing process. The combination of East meeting West with a top conventional doctor and top Ayurvedic doctor means you are in the safest of hands with the best advice from both schools of thought. Ahimsa is not only an Ayurvedic retreat but also a yoga retreat, with our own highly experienced, international teacher -  Anne-Marie Burford leading the yoga

At meal times, Dr Kuchinad leads inspiring discussions, putting the world to rights, including chats about Ayurveda, modern medicine, philosophy, yoga and praynama, to name a few.
I have learned a lot; I feel enlightened, inspired and extreme positive! All this for a very reasonable price. I am so grateful and I shall be back!

Liz Gibson
This retreat was a unique experience.
Arriving at Ahimsa we were given a most warm welcome from the staff and were truly made to feel at home.
Dr Daisy Kuchinad is a warm, passionate and very funny lady who goes out of her way to give her guests the best of experiences. The aim of the retreat is ultimately to cover the costs of the garden that Dr Kuchinad has created, trying to save endangered plants and medicinal herbs while giving her guests the best traditional Ayurvedic treatments available.

There are two magnificent yoga studios. Each studio is at tree top height affording beautiful views. Our morning meditation and yoga practice was enhanced by bird song and music from a nearby temple while watching the sunrise.
The delicious home made food was made from organic fruits and vegetables from the garden. The lovely staff were prepared to make us our favourites.
The Pranchakarma treatments are prescribed  according to our constitutional type and individual problems. Treatments are performed by professional therapists who I found to be charming and caring.
Cultural experiences were organised for us either in house or by arranged visits. We enjoyed traditional music, dance and martial arts and a fantastic Back Water house boat trip.

Traditional Indian dance programme in the main yoga studio

Panchakarma and yoga were the main reason for my visit but I experienced so much more. We all left visibly rejuvenated in appearance and also in body and mind.
I can't wait to return.

Tony Byrne
 The retreat was an incredible experience and one that I’m looking forward to repeating next year. The retreat has two purpose built yoga studios and the views from both are breathtaking. It is almost impossible to explain the sensation of practising yoga whilst watching the sun rise above the lush green Keralan landscape, you must experience this for yourself to fully appreciate. Ayurvedic treatments are available and are carried out by an incredible team of practitioners. Treatments are bespoked to fit your specific requirements as prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor. I cannot pretend to understand the full content of the treatments but I can say for me the results have been excellent, resulting in amongst other things, a more relaxed outlook, better sleep and greater energy levels.

The food at the Ahimsa Garden Retreat was consistently of the highest standard. The bedrooms were spacious and of good standard. All rooms had access to ensuite facilities. The grounds were amazing with an incredible array of flowers, herbs, trees, fruit and vegetables all growing across the three acres. Additional activities included performances by local musicians and traditional dancers laid on at Ahimsa Gardens, both exceptional.

The standout memory for me will have to be boating on the Keralan backwaters and watching the sun slowly set. The staff at Ahimsa Gardens made it feel like my home and for that I am grateful, their hospitality knew no bounds.

On the backwaters

Final word must be for Kerala and its people. Beautiful place, beautiful humble people who through both their gentleness and kindness have truly inspired me. I didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to return.


Is the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being. It is one of the most effective healing modalities in Ayurvedic Medicine as it promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. Panchakarma consists of various treatments our retreat will last 7 days but Panchakarma may need to be taken for a longer period e.g 14-28 days if there is a more chronic problem, as it can be used very effectively to restore the body to full health and treat even chronic illnesses. If you need guidance if the treatments will be suitable for you or how long you should take Panchakarma for Dr.Kuchinad will be able to advise you.

For more details of the retreats please click here
For Dr. Kuchinad's personal statement please click here


Why Ayurveda & yoga ? & the benefits of our Panchakarma retreats.
Both Ayurveda and yoga are totally natural healing systems which we would encourage you to use when ever possible.

- the following quote from Dr. Greenberg bears this out




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