Satmya retreats

Satmya Residential 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 & sustainable. It is the ancient wisdom of a very nourishing,... Read More

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 sticking; remove from heat when cooked). Mix pearled barley, honey & spices together in a bowl. Serve at room temperature  Read More

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 unable to digest your food properly then it is of no real benefit to you. However, if you have optimal digestion and a mediocre diet, you will still get enough... Read More

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 from the body. But in today’s toxic environment,... Read More

Ten tips for a healthier Spring

As we step out of the darkness & heaviness of Winter there is such a great sense of lightness & hope in the air…. 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... Read More

Baked spiced apples

 Baked Apples with Dates & Spices So simple to make and a great breakfast for those with very little appetite in the morning. It is also very nutritious and easy to digest. Suitable for all Doshas but for Kaphas make sure you add some extra spices (Ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves) to regulate blood sugars. Cooking apples makes them easier for Vatas to digest without causing bloating. Hungry Pittas can take a larger portion with extra ghee or... Read More

Ayurvedic tips for weight loss

Weight loss is a tricky business and although you may think you’re doing all the right things there may be some areas that you are overlooking…. Ayurveda looks at all conditions in a comprehensive manner and weight loss is no different. For weight loss we look beyond caloric intake and exercise and delve a bit deeper. We also examine the digestive system, fluid balance, hormonal balance, food energetics, body type, the mind body connection and... Read More