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Frozen food & Ayurveda

Our food should be vital, full of Prana (energy) and a source of nourishment. In Ayurveda, food that is lifeless or lacking in Prana is referred to as Paryushita. Unfortunately frozen food falls under this unpleasant title… Although science suggests that frozen foods can be nutritious, Ayurveda views them as lacking in essential vitality and […]

Nasya: perfect treatment for Spring

Nasya is one of the Panchakarmas (5 cleanses) mentioned in Ayurveda, Nasya therapy is a process wherein medicated herbs (decocted in oil or as a powder) are administered through the nostrils, this follows a face massage and steam. Since the nose is the gateway of the head, the therapy is highly effective in curing a […]

Dairy & Spring

Ayurveda generally recommends that you should either decrease dairy (cow) considerably or avoid it altogether during Spring. This is because Kapha is aggravated at this time of the year & the heaviness of dairy is even more problematic for our bodies. Instead opt for dairy alternatives (almond, hemp, rice, coconut, oat milks) or goats milk […]

Grapefruit

Grapefruits decrease Vata, mildly increase Pitta and liquefy Kapha. They are alkalising, stimulant, expectorant, astringent and mucolytic. They help to digest sugars, fats (hypolipidaemic) and stimulate the liver & gallbladder (chologogue). They are high in anti-oxidants, promote longevity and are high in spermidine, lycopene & vitamin C. Tastes: bitter, sour & sweet. Grapefruits are a great option for breakfast if […]

Easter Opening Hours

Friday 30th March 10-6pm by appointment Saturday 31st March – Tuesday 3rd April Closed Wednesday 4th April normal hours resume Student clinic will also be back on 9th April. (every Monday & Tuesday Half price Ayurvedic treatments & consultations with Student Practitioners)

Whats a Dosha?

Do you identify with any Dosha?… Take the Dosha Quiz if you’re unsure A little bit of the philosophy behind the Science of Life. Everything in our universe is composed of 5 elements or in sanskrit Mahabhutas. The 5 elements are: Akash (ether) Vayu (air) Agni (fire) Jala (water) Prithvi (earth). These 5 elements are […]

Take a Dosha Quiz

THE DOSHA QUIZ 1=Rarely 2= Sometimes 3=Often 4=Mostly (Be honest…) DOSHA QUIZ Vata I tend to do things quickly 1 2 3 4 I learn & forget easily   1 2 3 4 I am energetic and  upbeat 1 2 3 4 I have a lean physique and an active mind 1 2 3 4 I […]

Tips for a healthier Spring

Unfortunately the transition into Spring can sometimes be tricky for our bodies!  For many, Spring is associated with  congestion & excessive amounts of mucous which may lead to conditions such as sinusitis, coughs, colds, asthma, hay fever, digestive problems, joint pain, etc. On a positive note, Spring is a great time for doing a detox, for losing weight, […]

Nutrition Intensive

Join our Ayurveda Cooking & Nutrition Intensive April 20-22nd. More details here

The Herbal Dispensary

Organic herbal tinctures, oils, creams, teas, homeopathic remedies, Ayurvedic medicines & sundries… Our Herbal Dispensary is open every Thursday from 3-6pm Free 15minute consultations available At the dispensary we treat people of all ages, from young to old, and offer natural solutions to everyday health problems Natural remedies for: Prevention – immune tonics, adrenal support, […]

Diploma 2018

Our 2018 Diploma course is now taking enrolments. Please call or email for an application form.

5 tips for back to school

The beginning of a new school year can be fraught with mixed emotions. It’s a big change no matter your age, whether you’re a pre-schooler, university student, teacher or parent and can sometimes result in a few minor health issues…. anxiety, stress, sleepless nights, digestive issues, an inability to focus, immunity problems, etc, etc. This […]

Remedies for natural childbirth

If you are planning a natural labour, without the use of pain medications, here are some remedies that may help to reduce discomfort. During labour it is important to try & encourage Apana Vayu (downward flow of energy) and also to reduce Vata (calming the mind, nervous system, dryness, wind, etc). There are many natural […]

Learn Indian Head Massage

Diploma Indian Head Massage Deposit €100.00 EURBalance €255.00 EURFull payment €355.00 EUR About the class Dates: 27-29th January 2017 Cost: €335 Duration: 3 days Time: 10-5pm each day Includes: notes, oils & towels for use on the day, tuition, refreshments CPD available for IMTA & IRH Pre-requisite to receive diploma: Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology or equivalent Completion of 3 case studies to be […]

Tips for late Winter…. 

(According to Ayurveda late winter lasts from approx. mid January to mid March). Late Winter is one of the harshest seasons in the Ayurvedic calendar.  The bitter cold winds & long dark nights can play havoc with our bodies & minds (if we are unprepared.…). Ayurveda is all about balancing our internal environment with whatever the external environment throws at us! […]

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Don’t do a detox just yet….

Now that Christmas is officially over, it’s time to get back to the routine and start afresh. January & February are the perfect months for reconnecting with yourself and nourishing your body and mind. Why you should wait to do your detox… Detoxification is a rapidly growing industry and is increasingly popular all over the […]

Practitioners

Satmya is owned & run by Doug & Yvette Hyde who have over 15 years experience in the natural medicine sector. Both Doug & Yvette are Irish but trained in Australia. They started Satmya in 2007. DOUG HYDE ADV DIP AYUR, B.A. (BIOLOGY) Ayurvedic teacher/therapist/practitioner, meditation teacher & retreat facilitator Doug is the Ayurvedic practitioner & co-owner of Satmya. He was first introduced to Ayurveda whilst […]

Clinic

At Satmya we run a full time clinic. We offer consultations in Ayurveda & Naturopathy and have a full range of treatments available. The clinic at Satmya is open from Monday to Friday from 10am until 6pm. Saturday and after hours are by appointment only. Please make an appointment for a full consultation at the Satmya Clinic. Ayurveda Herbalism […]

Satmya retreats

Kickstart your health & nourish your soul on one of our Ayurveda & Yoga retreats. We run day long & residential retreats. We now have a website dedicated to our retreats. Visit this link for more information Next Day Retreat:  May 21st 2016 Next Residential Retreat:  October 14-16th 2016 Ayurveda teaches health in a way that is understandable & […]

Learning Centre

Satmya has a range of professional & public courses available throughout the year both at our premises in Killaloe & various other venues throughout the country.  Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies Diploma of Indian Head Massage Ayurvedic Cooking & Nutrition  Kickstarter Health Hatha Yoga Mindfulness Meditation Residential Retreats & more Meet our teachers Satmya Courses Diploma of Ayurvedic […]

Pearled Barley & Honey

Ingredients 1 cup of cooked pearled barley 1 tablespoon of raw honey 1/4tsp of each -cinnamon, ginger and cardamom (ground together in a mortar & pestle) Method (How to cook barley – soak 1 cup of barley overnight, discard water, cover with fresh water (about 1 litre), boil on medium-high heat, stir occasionally to avoid […]

Healthy Spring Kitchen

Your task of cooking healthy foods will become a whole lot easier if you have a well stocked kitchen,… (Before you get stocked up, make sure you have a good understanding of how to get the most out of Spring. Read our 10 tips for a healthier Spring here). Here’s what you’ll need:  All ingredients should […]

Apple pudding

Sometimes stewed apple just isn’t filling enough for breakfast… So a simple & filling addition is chia seeds. They make the texture very creamy and also add more fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. Ingredients 1 apple 1tsp of coconut oil 1/4 cup of water 3 dates 1tablespoon of Chia seeds 1/4 cup of coconut/hemp/almond […]

Grapefruit & Ginger

Ingredients 1 Grapefruit 1 tsp raw honey 1/4 tsp ginger powder 2 tablespoons of water Method Peel grapefruit Roughly chop into cubes In a glass mix 2x tablespoons of water with ginger & honey. Mix well Place grapefruit into a bowl and pour honey water over. Mix well Serve

Barley & Date Porridge

Ingredients 1 cup of Barley flakes 2 cup of water (to soak overnight) 1 cup Milk (koko, almond, cows or goats) Cinnamon powder (1/2tsp) 1 tsp grated ginger 3 cardamom pods (ground with husks removed) 4 x chopped dates 1 tsp ghee 1tsp of maple syrup Method Soak barley flakes in water overnight. In the […]

Cleansing Kicharee

Ingredients 1/2 cup red lentils 1/2 cup white basmati rice 2 tsp of ghee 1tsp cumin seeds 1tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds 2 pinches of asofoetida 1 tsp himalayan rock salt 4 cups of water Method Wash rice and lentil mix Melt oil in a pot Add seeds to oil and when […]

Manchurian Cauliflower

(Grain free version) Ingredients 1 cauliflower 1 onion 1 tomato 1 red pepper 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp of salt 1tsp tamari soy sauce 1tbl apple cider vinegar 1 tsp maple syrup 1tsp Coconut oil 1tsp Cumin 1 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp of black pepper corns Asofoetida (pinch per serving) […]

Herby Barley

Ingredients 1 cup of cooked pearled barley Coriander leaf Fresh Mint Parsley 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 squeezed lemon 1 tsp olive oil pinch of chili (How to cook barley – soak 1 cup of barley overnight, discard water, cover with fresh water (about 1 litre), boil on medium-high heat, stir occasionally to avoid sticking; remove […]

Thick mustard dressing

Ingredients 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar 1tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp Almond butter 1/2 tsp of himalayan rock salt Method Toast spices in a skillet on a high heat until seeds pop. Then place all ingredients into a blender. Blend […]

Barley flat bread

Ingredients 2 cups of Barley flour 1 cup of Wholemeal Spelt flour 1/2 cup of Besan/Gram flour 1 tsp salt 2x finely chopped dates 3 x tsp of ghee 1cup of water 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns Method Dry roasted spices in a hot skillet, when the pop […]

Fresh pickle

Pickles are an easy way to add more taste to your meals, particularly if you’re the only one in your house following an Ayurvedic diet. They’re also a great way to increase nutrient dense leafy greens to your diet. Fresh pickles are quick and easy to make and should last about 3 days in the […]

Vegetable & barley soup

Ingredients 1 small red onion 1 leek 1 celery stalk 1 beetroot 1 carrot 1 potato 1 handful of kale 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 1tsp cumin 1tsp of black pepper corns 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1tsp of turmeric powder 1/2 tsp ginger powder 2 pinches of asofoetida […]

Takaram – Lassi

Ingredients 2 x tablespoons of natural yoghurt 3 x cardamom pods a pinch of ginger powder or 10mls of ginger water a pinch of cinnamon powder glass of water Method Place yoghurt in a glass grind 3 cardamom pods and remove husk. Add all spices to yoghurt Pour water over yoghurt and mix well with […]

Stewed Apples & Pears

Ingredients 2 Apples 2 Pears 3 Dates 1 tablespoon of raisins 3 x Cardamom pods (crushed with husk removed) 1 tsp cinnamon 2 x cloves 1 mug of water Method Wash fruit & remove cores Roughly chop fruit into segments Finely chop dates Heat cast iron wok or frying pan Melt 1 tsp of coconut […]

Nutty flapjacks

  A very handy snack or breakfast on the go. These flapjacks are really easy to make and keep for about 3-4 days if covered in an airtight container. Very healthy, tasty and kids love them. Ingredients 2 mugs of oats 1 tsp ginger powder 1/2 tsp of turmeric 2 tablespoons of organic unsalted butter […]

Chili beans

Ingredients 1 large cup of Kidney beans (either pre-cooked or a tin) 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 1 red pepper 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Coconut oil 1tsp Cumin 1 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp of black pepper corns Asofoetida (pinch per serving) Tablespoon of […]

Veggie burgers…

Ingredients 2 spring onions 1 carrot 4 dates 8 pre-soaked brazil nuts 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut 1/4 tsp of salt 1 cup of left over red lentil & spinach dahl (see recipe) 2 tsp of Ghee Besan flour (gram flour) – 1 cup Water Method Preheat oven to 190 Put vegetables, dates, nuts, oil […]

Chickpea & Spinach Curry

Ingredients 1 large cup of chickpeas (either pre-cooked or a tin) 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Ghee 1tsp Cumin Asofoetida (pinch per serving) 200g Spinach   Method (if you are using dried chickpeas – soak overnight and boil in salt […]

Red Lentil & Spinach Dahl

(Serves 4-5 people) Ingredients 1 cup of Red Lentils 5.5 cups of Water 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1/2tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Ghee 1tsp Cumin Asofoetida (pinch per serving) 180g Spinach Method In a pot put 1 cup of washed red lentils and add […]

The importance of good digestion

Ayurveda places great importance on good digestion as our health ultimately depends on it. 80% of all illness comes from a build up of toxins and most toxins come from poor digestion. In many ways, good digestion is far more important than a good diet. You may have a great diet but if you are […]

Nettle & Rocket Pesto

Ayurvedic Cooking Class – Join our next Ayurvedic Cooking Class Nettles are the perfect Spring food. They’re nutritious, detoxifying and bitter. They’re easy to find and best of all they’re free. Nettle pesto is very easy & quick to make. Ingredients (organic if possible) Fresh wild nettles (2 handfuls) Rocket (1 handful) Pine nuts (1 tablespoon) […]

Yoga’s Twisted History 

(an excellent article about the origins of Yoga in the West) No question, yoga has a large following in the West. But how has hatha yoga, specifically asana practice, taken centre stage? And what role has the West played in that preference? Andrea Miller reviews two books that address these questions: Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture […]

Remove toxins from your fat cells

This is an excellent article by John Douillard explaining the importance of detoxification in Ayurveda. Our residential retreats & 30 day Kickstarter programs teach you ways to detoxify your body using Ayurveda. Toxins Stored in Your Fat Cells Are Making You FAT and SWOLLEN. Here’s How to Cleanse Them. by John Douillard We are all designed to continuously and naturally remove toxins […]

The Ayurvedic take on Paleo…

The Paleo diet has been very popular for the last few years and whilst there are some positives (lots of whole foods and eliminating processed foods, sugar and bad fats) there are also negatives (high meat intake, no seasonality, etc). This short video explains the Ayurvedic take on Paleo.  If you are interested in learning […]

Professional Course

Learn the ancient art of Indian head massage on this 3 day workshop. This simple treatment can be used for a wide range of health problems, most notably stress, anxiety and insomnia. You can use this technique for yourself or apply it for friends & family. Read More here

Ayurveda for Early Winter

For many reasons, Early Winter is considered to be the best season in the Ayurvedic calendar. There is a sweetness in the air which sustains all of nature as it quietly hibernates. Try to enter this season with a positive frame of mind and consider the many benefits of this lovely season! This is a very cosy […]

Pre-Conception Care

A short guide to pre-conception care using Ayurveda & Naturopathy Both Ayurveda & Naturopathy place great importance on pre-conception care. They view it as essential, whether or not you have fertility issues, as it impacts the long term health of both the baby and the mother. Generally it is always best to consult with a qualified health […]

The new Satmya brochure

We are excited to announce our new Satmya brochure should be printed very soon. Until then have a read here….  For more information about our services have a browse through our website. To keep up to date with all our news please join our mailing list. About Satmya Satmya is a natural medicine & learning centre located […]

2016 at Satmya

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Detox Residential Retreat

We’re really excited about our upcoming Spring detox retreat at The Cliffs of Moher Retreat Centre on the Wild Atlantic Way. To find out more about our Spring retreat visit this link