Wellness Journeys & Retreats

Ayurvedic treatments


Ayurveda is India’s ancient, 5000 year old science of healing, based on massage and herbal medications.

Derived from Sanskrit, ‘Ayurveda’ combines two ideas: the ‘science of life’ and the ‘art of living’. It aims to help you establish the balance of life’s energies rather than focusing on an array of symptoms. Prevention is key. Individualized treatments are the hallmark of Ayurveda and a vital component of Sonali’s wellness.

Ayurveda draws its concepts from Hindu schools of philosophy such as Samkhya, Yoga and Nyyaya. It believes in the interconnectedness of all living things: human beings are a living microcosm of the universe and the universe is a living macrocosm of human beings.

When the mind, body and spirit are in harmony, the individual enjoys good health. Illness occurs when this balance is disrupted through birth defects, injuries, age, and stress.

Ayurvedic practitioners believe that people are made up of five basic elements: air, fire, water, earth and ether, and space. These elements express themselves in the human body as doshas. The Tridosha Theory, or Three-Humour Theory is the basis for identifying the dominant humours in the body. Vata, pitta and kapha govern the biological, physiological and pathological functions of the mind and consciousness. Your “dosha” determines your treatment and menu plan.

Everyone’s unique character is recognized in Ayurvedic remedies and celebrated in Sonali’s holistic wellness programs.


“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds.” Swami Satchidandanda

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