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Ayurveda

Lifelong happy and healthy

Ayurveda means the science of longevity, and is both a way of life and a comprehensive health system and medicine * for physical and mental well-being.

Ayurveda is in line with current medical developments and, in addition to solutions, also offers many tools and inspiration for a meaningful and fun life.

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*Ayurveda was officially recognized as a medicine in 1977 by the WHO (World Health Organization), with the remark that it often provides solutions beyond Western medicine.

OUR SPECIALISATIONS

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  • Ayurvedic medicine
    & psychology

  • Nutrition and Lifestyle

  • Consultation

  • Treatment

  • Ayurvedic
    pharmacology & herbs

  • Ayurvedic education

  • Retreat

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Balance

Harmony between body, mind and energy balance

Ayurveda is a medicine in which prevention is primarily central and nutrition and lifestyle play a major role. However, if someone becomes ill, Ayurveda has a range of treatments and protocols for treatment or support.

Ayurveda looks beyond averages: very specifically at the person himself. Health, well-being and the choice of treatment are approached from the personal constitution of the individual, in order to use a suitable method for that person.

Our goal is to enable you to live as optimally healthy as possible from your own strength, or to support you in case of illness. Both physically and mentally.

Live in
full health

Both physically and mentally

‘The utility of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of a healthy individual and heal the disease of the sick.’

~ Charaka Sutrasthana – ch.30, v.26

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Ayurvedic consultation

Ayurvedic medicine • nutrition & lifestyle • treatment

Ayurveda offers support or solutions for physical or mental complaints. Ayurveda also focuses on disease prevention and finding optimal balance in life, both physically and mentally.

In an Ayurvedic consultation we look at what Ayurvedic medicine can do for you in your personal situation. For example, nutrition and lifestyle are examined that are suitable for you so that you are able to be optimally balanced or to restore balance.

In case of physical or mental complaints and/or illness, supplementation/herbs are also prescribed and optional additional Ayurvedic treatments, physical or breathing exercises and/or counseling.

Ayurveda nutrition and lifestyle consultation and therapy

Ayurvedic
treatment

In addition to nutrition, lifestyle advice and prescribed supplementation/herbs, additional treatment can be used. In Ayurveda there are numerous treatments possible.

In some cases we work in collaboration with an Ayurvedic doctor.

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Yoga therapy

Yoga therapy integrates yoga principles, mindfulness and Ayurvedic knowledge with modern science and psychology.

The therapy supports you to experience your optimal balance physically, mentally and emotionally and to reduce any complaints, or how you can deal with them.

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Yoga & Ayurveda

Yoga and Ayurveda are inextricably linked. Our approach to yoga is fully supported by Ayurveda.

Your yoga. Appropriate for the person, age and situation. We take you to the heart of yoga and Ayurveda.

You can contact us for yoga therapy, yoga retreats and yoga workshops.

Yoga Retreat

Ayurveda is an integrated part of the program in our Heart of Yoga retreats .

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Lecture & Workshop

Education and inspiration

In retreats or during other programs we offer lectures or workshops about Ayurveda, in which we make Ayurveda accessible for your daily life.

We are happy to inspire you and you are welcome with all your questions.

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Heart of Life Counselling

Psychosocial counselling from humanistic and person-oriented psychology.
Therapy that offers support when you experience stress, or run into things in your personal life, relationships or work.

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The Land of Taste

Ethical Food & Drinks

Our food concept the Land of Taste brings together an inspiring vision of food, taste and ethics.

We work with fresh and organic quality products. Sustainability and vegetables play the leading role in a refined palette of flavors, where we inspire you with surprising dishes.

Surprising to you. Great for the world.

AYURVEDA • PLANT BASED • ORGANIC

The three Doshas:
Vata, Pitta and Kapha

The three biological “managers”

Ayurveda looks functionally at the natural intelligence in our physiology through which all physiological processes take place and has divided it into three overarching categories: the three Doshas, ​​called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Processes that organize movement at all levels of our physiology are categorized under the heading ‘Vata’: such as the excretion of waste products, processes of cell division and cell signalling, or your breathing and heart pulsation. Pitta processes have to do with turning things around and transformation in your body, such as in your metabolism, the chemical processes of your hormones, or the thermoregulation within our body. And Kapha processes stabilize and ensure that structure can arise. Consider, for example, processes such as the structure of our body tissues and cell structure.

These processes are present in every human being, in all kinds of forms, on a micro and macro level. When these processes are balanced in you as a human being, bodily functions can go unhindered and there is health. In the event of imbalance, a process may not have its normal course, but may, for example, proceed too fast or too slow. When a process becomes unbalanced, disease can develop.

The distribution or functioning of Vata, Pitta and Kapha processes is not exactly the same for everyone. Although we all have the same body processes in which all three Doshas play a role, the individual distribution can determine characteristic differences in our physical structure, digestion, our habits and preferences and weaker or strengths that we have as human beings.

Ayurveda works with these differences and offers appropriate advice and treatment for the person’s metabolism.

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An Ayurveda therapist (practitioner) or Ayurvedic doctor can support you in maintaining optimal health or restore balance in case of imbalance and illness.

We look at your individual metabolism, your current situation and any physical or mental complaints.

Your constitution

The balance in your life

When you read something about Ayurveda, you often quickly read something about constitutional types. Often there are entertaining tests in magazines or books that give an indication of what type you would be. Fortunately, you are more complex than a list of characteristics in a short test. Often the outcome of such a test only says something about the situation at that moment and does not provide fully substantiated and personal advice for your personal situation.

Of course such a test is mainly fun, and certainly nice to get inspired! It may offer you a first insight or interest in how your metabolism reacts, your strengths and your weaknesses. And that could just be a step on your way to balance.

Just like you’ve never met the exact same person before, you can’t say there are only a few types of constitution. You can, however, look at functional processes, which have the upper hand in you and what is in your nature: What you were born with. For example, in biology there is talk of DNA. For example, Ayurveda has specific names to functionally describe these systems and processes in our body and Ayurveda offers a functional view of our system and well-being.

Do you want to know more about your own constitution? Do you want to delve into a suitable diet and lifestyle for you? Or would you like support with certain complaints?

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You can go to The Land of Now for all your questions about Ayurveda therapy, lifestyle and nutrition.

Our kitchen also offers you inspiration. Our meals offer an inspiring and tasteful experience for all your senses. Organic and sustainable, Ayurvedic principles and plant-based whole foods.

In balance with Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, takes into account the seasons and the time of day. The digestibility and that food should be tasty as well as healthy. A feast for the senses, nourishing for body and soul.

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Mantra and mind

Sound does a lot to us. The therapeutic use of mantra, a sound repeated in combination with breathing and a positive intention, can calm the nervous system and reduce over- or under-activity of the mind.

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Breath and spirit

Your breath tells you like no other how you are doing. The relationship we have with our breath is perhaps one of the most intimate relationships we have. Read more

‘The Ayurvedic route to great health involves two simple steps: 1. Doing less; 2.Being more. – Shubhra Krishan