Well Being Center
*The Well Being Center is OPEN.*
Our natural state is one of health, balance, and joy. The healing treatments and consultations offered by the Well Being Center are designed to bring you back into this natural state. Our skilled therapists facilitate healing by working with the flow of prana (life force), freeing up the energy channels to bring healing to the mind and body. Take time to experience a yogic approach to health and well-being.
Ayurvedic Consultation (90 minutes)
Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, is an ancient system of holistic living that teaches us to balance our daily life with our unique physical and mental constitution through diet, herbs and other lifestyle modifications.
A consultation with a highly trained Ayurvedic Practitioner consists of an in-depth inquiry to explore your unique constitution and evaluate the signs and causes of potential or actual imbalances. The practitioner will provide you with personalized, practical suggestions for you to implement to create physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being through accessible lifestyle changes, including food choices, yoga practices, and Ayurvedic therapies.
Ayurvedic Body Treatment — Abhyanga and Shirodhara (90 minutes)
This deeply healing therapy — often referred to as the “bliss treatment” — begins with Abhyanga, a balancing warm-oil massage with specialized strokes designed to stimulate lymph and blood circulation, support hormonal balance, strengthen and help detox all the tissues of the body, supporting the immune system. It feels wonderful! A blend of organic seed and essential oils are applied to the client’s head and body. The warm oil treatment stimulates, clears, and balances the energy patterns of the body-mind.
This is followed by Shirodhara, the application of a continuous slow stream of warm oil poured over the forehead and scalp, calming the central nervous system. Simultaneously having a slowing and balancing effect, while stimulating the endocrine system’s pituitary and pineal glands, enhancing blood circulation to the brain, Shirodhara helps to release deeply trapped toxins. This treatment calms the mind, which allows for deep relaxation and improved sleep.
Holistic Therapeutic Massage (60 or 90 minutes)
Therapeutic massage supports general health — increasing circulation, releasing stress, and enhancing the immune system. A treatment for energy clearing, it also relieves muscle strain, aches and pains. Our therapists draw from a variety of modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, cranial sacral, visceral therapy and trigger point therapy. Pressure is customized for each client.
Thai Yoga Massage (90 minutes)
Thai massage works with the meridians and pressure points. It promotes circulation, nourishes internal organs, benefits joint mobility, eliminate toxins and moves subtle energy (qi or prana). Thai massage leaves the recipient feeling relaxed and peaceful. The client remains clothed.
Our unique treatment offerings are dependent on the specialties of the therapists serving in the Well Being Center at the time of service. Please be aware that treatment offerings will vary depending on the available therapists. If you are interested in a treatment, please send an email to the wellbeingcenter@sivananda.
Make an Appointment
The Well Being Center will be offering services through mid June; contact us for reservations now.
We strongly recommend scheduling your sessions before you arrive to ensure availability as appointments often sell out.
Please Note: Scheduling is currently available for guests staying at the ashram only, as we are transitioning from the pandemic period and re-opening gradually. We will have full list of services and extended months for the 2024 season available for onsite and offsite guests.
Email is the best way to reach us: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call. From US and Canada: 1-866-559-5167 ext. 116; From all countries: 1-416-479-0199 ext. 116