HEALTH CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE & IN-PERSON
What can Ayurveda Treat
Arthritis and Gout
Cough, Cold, Sore Throat & Flu Symptoms
PMS and Menopause Symptoms
Fibroids, PCOS, Endometriosis, Infertility
Diabetes and Weight Management
Urinary Tract Infections
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Fatigue and Low Energy
Low Immunity and Rejuvenation Therapy
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the ancient and timeless, science or knowledge of life, a holistic system of medicine which originated in India thousands of years ago. The first written texts originate around 5,000 years ago, in the form of Sanskrit verse or sloka in what are now known as the classical texts of Ayurveda.
The wisdom of Ayurveda is a vehicle towards achieving an optimum state of health and well being and is thus one of the most enduring and powerful systems of healing, available to everyone.
The tridosha theory is unique to Ayurveda. Vata, pitta and kapha constitute the chemical nature of every living organism: they are created by the five elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth. We are each a combination of the three constitutions, with one or two being predominant.
The specific make up of our constitution (Prakriti), taken together with many other factors such as genetic background, geography, diet, lifestyle, relationships and work, determines our unique nature. Our individual constitutional make-up is as unique to us as our DNA code. When the three dosha are in their natural proportions, there is balance. To heal is to restore something to its natural state of balance - it is the imbalance in our natural constitution which causes dis-order in the body and mind and creates dis-ease.
At your initial consultation, you will have plenty of time to discuss your symptoms and concerns. Ayurveda emphasises balance in all areas of life so be prepared to talk a little about your yourself e.g. your diet, professional life, relationships, mental health, hobbies and exercise routines.
Sarah will determine any imbalances and identify the potential root cause of any disorders. In this way, a personalised treatment plan is created for you, which includes diet and lifestyle advice and simple home remedies to bring balance back into the system.
Sarah will talk through your recommendations during the consultation and your 3-week Ayurveda Plan is emailed to you shortly after, with full instructions for preparing the remedies.
Where appropriate, Sarah can prescribe natural Ayurvedic herbal supplements and medicines that further promote your healing process. These may include herbal tablets, powders, tonics, jams, teas, therapeutic oils and creams. An Ayurvedic treatment may also be recommended (available by Sarah or other Ayurvedic Therapists).
All Ayurvedic medicines and oils are ethically sourced in Sri Lanka and of the highest quality (please be aware of cheap products sold on the internet without the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic Doctor/Practitioner). Supplements are posted out within 24 hours of your consultation and normally last 3-4 weeks but sometimes last longer depending on the dosage and items prescribed.
A follow-up consultation is recommended after 3-4 weeks to check on your progress, make changes to your treatment plan as required and provide any new prescriptions.
You will hopefully start to feel much better in just a few days or weeks after your first consultation with Sarah, once you have put the diet and lifestyle recommendations into practice and the herbal remedies become part of your daily routine.
Why is a follow-up consultation so important?
Some disorders may take a little longer to treat and your Ayurveda Plan may have several twists and turns along the way, before you reach your health goals. Not all remedies work in the same way with everyone, sometimes you have to trial one or two before you find the herb, medicine or remedy that works best for you. Often, our bodies aren't ready for a full set of changes all at once, it can be too much of a shock to the system, so your Ayurveda Plan may start off with a few simple changes and gentle remedies, then gradually progress to stronger herbs that complete the healing process.
Your recommendations will adjust according to your progress, symptoms and strength. Once a healthy balance is found and the body is working in optimum condition, foods removed from the diet may gradually be re-introduced, but now you have learnt to recognise the early 'warning signs'.
If the body-mind shifts out of balance again, you are now equipped with a powerful knowledge of healing remedies and an intimate understanding of simple changes that can quickly make a big difference to you!
If you are unsure if Ayurveda is able to offer a suitable treatment for your condition, please get in touch and Sarah will happily give you a call to discuss your potential options.
Sarah is offering a number of workshops in 2021, each having a specific topic of focus, where you will be introduced to the basics of how Ayurveda can help prevent and treat the disorder. You will learn which foods may aggravate symptoms and how to prepare simple remedies you can make at home.
Group Workshops are £20pp (dates and venues TBC)
Included: 2 hour workshop, refreshments, remedy instructions, pop-up shop & Ayurveda clinic (30-mins after the workshop).
Sarah is currently offering the workshops online (via Skype or video call). Sessions are live (not pre-recorded videos) so you can ask questions during the demonstrations and check which remedies are most suited to your condition/constitution.
Online workshops are £20 (1 hour) and offered on a 1-1 basis or to small groups within the same household.
For more information about what is included in each workshop, click on the images below.
Initial Consultation (60 mins) - £50
Follow-up Consultation (45 mins) - £25
Ayurveda BRONZE Package - £75
Ayurveda SILVER Package - £150
Ayurveda GOLD Package - £200
Ayurvedic Tablets/Powders - £5 - £15
Ayurvedic Jams & Tonics - £7 / £8
Ayurvedic Therapeutic Oils - £12.50
Dermaved Cream - £32.50
Ayurvedic Teas - £5
Spice Packs (for home remedies) - £1 - £5
P&P rates apply to all products posted out
Tavistock Wellbeing Fair (free entry)
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September
Sarah will have a range of Ayurvedic products available to purchase at these events, including teas, herbs, spices, muscle cream, face cream, therapeutic oils, oil burners, incense, hair & scalp products, toothpaste, cleansing equipment etc...
Free mini-consultations are also offered to anyone wishing to purchase Ayurvedic medicines.
Visit the RETREATS page for more info about the Yoga & Ayurveda Retreats offered on the stunning Rame Peninsula in 2021.
Group retreats from £425pp
Private retreats from £350pp
An Introduction to Ayurveda Workshop Sarah will introduce you to the basics of Ayurveda, covering: -The different aspects of Ayurveda and it's origin -The tri-dosha theory, unique to Ayurveda -A short quiz to discover your dominant dosha type -Balancing the elements through diet & lifestyle -The importance of good digestive health -The six tastes - Simple herbal remedies you can prepare at home Attendees can also access a private consultation with Sarah for half price
Sarah will guide you through a range of Ayurvedic remedies that focus on gently detoxing the body for weight-loss and rejuvenation. What's included: - An introduction to living an Ayurvedic lifestyle to promote health and vitality - Foods and food combinations to avoid that can cause a build-up of toxins in the body - Detoxifying recipes and home remedies for weight-loss - Detoxifying recipes and remedies for rejuvenation Attendees can also access a private consultation for £20 (normally £40)
Winter Health Remedies Workshop Sarah will guide you through a range of Ayurvedic remedies that you can prepare at home using simple ingredients, to help boost the immune system and provide relief from: - Coughs & Colds - Flu (including mild coronavirus symptoms) - Blocked sinuses & congestion - Headaches - Body aches Full instructions for making your own home remedies are provided. Attendees can also access a private consultation with Sarah for half price.
Sarah will guide you through a range of Ayurvedic remedies that focus on preventing and relieving arthritis symptoms. What's included: - Arthritis - an Ayurvedic perspective - An Ayurvedic diet - foods to avoid that may aggravate arthritis - The importance of good digestion to prevent and relieve arthritis symptoms - Home remedies to remove toxins from the body, ease aches & pains, lubricate joints and reduce inflammation Attendees can also access a private consultation for £20 (normally £40)
Sarah will guide you through a range of Ayurvedic remedies that focus on improving gut health and promoting a balanced digestive system. What's included: - The importance of digestive health in preventing disease - An Ayurvedic diet - Balancing your digestive fire - Common digestive disorders - Home remedies to encourage good digestive health and remove toxins from the system - Reducing stress to improve digestive health Attendees can also access a private consultation for £20 (normally £40)
Sarah will guide you through a range of Ayurvedic remedies that focus on preventing and managing type 2 diabetes. What's included: - Diabetes - an Ayurvedic perspective - An Ayurvedic diet to prevent diabetes - An Ayurvedic diet to bring the body back into balance and health - Home remedies and recipes for diabetes - Building a healthy immune system. Attendees can also access a private consultation for £20 (normally £40)