Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies 2017

Starting 30th September 2017 Please call/email for your application form.  Our Diploma of Ayurvedic studies trains students in the use of Ayurveda as a health care modality. As part of this diploma students will learn 8 Ayurvedic therapies, be able to provide Ayurvedic lifestyle and dietary advice, dispense a range of Ayurvedic herbs and formulations and be qualified to treat clients using Ayurvedic protocol. As part of this course participants... 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

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 be organic where possible Oils – Ghee, Coconut & Olive (cold pressed is best) Spice rack – turmeric, cumin seeds, black... Read More

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 they start to pop add lentils & rice Mix with wooden spoon for a minute or so to gently roast, then add powders (turmeric & asofoetida) & salt. Then cover with... Read More

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 from heat when cooked). Method Finely chop all fresh herbs (about a small amount of each) In a bowl place 1 cup of cooked pearled... Read More

Fresh pickle

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 fridge (fresh is always best). The following pickle is quite pungent and is perfect for Spring or if you’re Kapha dominant. Reduce... Read More

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 a spoon. Serve  Read More

Stewed Apples & Pears

Stewed Fruit 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 oil Put cardamom pods into oil and wait until they pop Add apples & pears to wok Stir and then add dried fruit, cloves & ginger. When the... 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