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Sukha Nidra (sound sleep) : Holistic 3 day Rejuvenation Retreat

Non residential £680

Sukha Nidra translates as “Sound Sleep”; Sleep is essential for the rejuvenation of the mind and body. This three day programme is designed to rejuvenate your mind and body through the application of AyurVedic therapies, Yoga and Meditation.

 

Day 1

Induction to the holistic values and benefits of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation.

AyurVedic Consultation to determine your Dosha and your Yoga / Meditation abilities.

Tailor made programme

  • AyurVeda Therapy – Abyangham
  • AyurVeda Therapy – Bhaspa Sweda (herbal steam bath)
  • AyurVeda Therapy – Nasyam
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • AyurVedic Dosha Balancing lunch based on recipes fromKerala,India
  • Rest & Relaxation

 

Day 2

  • Review of previous Day
  • AyurVeda Therapy – Kizhi
  • AyurVeda Therapy – Siro Dhara
  • AyurVedic Dosha Balancing lunch based on recipes fromKerala,India
  • Yoga
  • Meditation & Mantra Chanting
  • Rest & Relaxation

 

Day 3

  • Review of previous Day
  • AyurVeda Therapy – Siro Dhara
  • AyurVeda Therapy – Chakra Balancing Massage
  • AyurVedic Dosha Balancing lunch based on recipes fromKerala,India
  • Yoga
  • Meditation & Vibration Therapy
  • Rest & Relaxation

 

Induction to AyurVeda, Yoga and Meditation

AyurVeda is an ancient Indian holistic system of healing that works on the principle that, with a balanced lifestyle, human beings’ life expectancy should be prolonged.  Apart from helping to attain longevity AyurVedic practice is often used to treat; fatigue, insomnia, arthritis, heart disease, rheumatism, asthma, allergies, digestive problems, mental & cerebral ailments, weight control and joints & muscular aliments.

The word AyurVeda is a combination of two Sanskrit words

Ayur = Life   Veda = Knowledge / Science

 

AyurVedic Consultation

AyurVeda recognises that our cosmic energy consists of three component energy ‘Doshas’; Vata, Pitta and Kapha.  Each person has a unique pattern featuring different levels of the three Doshas; one primary and the other two less prominent. Before using AyurVedic remedies it is important to find out your primary or dominant Dosha.  Good health relies on our ability to keep the Vata, Pitta and Kapha levels in harmonic balance.

 

Sukha Nidra AyurVedic Therapies
(see our brochure for details)

Abyangham, Siro Dhara, Kizhi and Nasyam etc have been selected as the AyurVedic therapies that will provide the Cleansing and Relaxing experience that aids sound sleep to enable Rejuvenation and Revitalisation process of the mind and body.

 

Yoga and Meditation

AyurVedic principles consider Yoga and Meditation to be complimentary science for healing and the rejuvenation of mind and body. Whilst AyurVeda focuses on treatment (Chikitsa) of the mind and body; Yoga and Meditation supplements the process through self-development and self-realisation (Sadhana).

Yoga constitutes of Asanas or body postures; scientifically prescribed to stretch, exercise and stimulate parts of the body to provide holistic healing. The primary purpose of Asanas is to bring balance and harmony to the five basic elements that govern the body. It is the balance of these elements that ensures good health, wellbeing and longevity.  Yoga, through Asanas and breathing, provides one with a recognisable interaction and connection between one’s body and mind.

 

Nutrition and Diet

The AyurVedic Lunch is based on recipes from Kerala, India. The recipes will use herbs and spices specially imported from Kerala to enhance the holistic value of your three day Rejuvenation programme – Sukha Nidra.

AyurVeda teaches us that vital energy is present in fresh vegetables and fruits. Fresh vegetables contain Prana energy which helps to boost the immune system and sense of vitality. AyurVeda states that it is best to have different types of food every day, in order to keep your digestive system healthy.

Try to include different grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins and flavours.  Always include six flavours in your daily diet:

  • sweet
  • sour
  • salty
  • bitter
  • astringent (harsh)
  • pungent

Flavour your food with Chutneys or fruit based sauces.  Use turmeric, black pepper, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dill seeds, fennel seeds in food preparations when possible.

The following contradictory food combinations is said to weaken one’s immune system, and should therefore be avoided:

Milk and fish
Milk and sour fruits
Milk and eggs
Ghee and honey
Milk and pickles
Milk and yogurt
Hot water and honey
Banana and yogurt
Hot milk and honey

Drinking lot of coffee, tea and caffeinated soft drinks creates Dosha imbalances. It affects the liver and increases toxin levels in the body. Drink more fresh milk, herbal tea, and energy drinks with herbs and spice to increase your energy levels.  When thirsty drink hot water rather than cold water, as it cleanses your digestive tracts.

 

Comfort & Accommodation
(Priory Self-Catering Holiday Cottages)

Cottages are beautifully appointed to an extremely high standard with quality contemporary furnishings and close attention to detail. Each kitchen is fully equipped with every modern convenience, including electric and microwave ovens, ceramic hob, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and ironing facilities. Worktops are solid Italian granite, and floors are Travertine tiles. The bathrooms have contemporary luxury Italian bathroom fittings, tiling throughout and soft white towels. In the bedrooms we have top quality mattresses, white cotton bedding and luxury soft furnishings and each cottage has a TV in a bedroom. It is recommended that you refrain from consuming alcohol or smoking during the three days. Price: £50 per person/night.

 

Charges

The charge excluding accommodation, breakfast and dinner is £680