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Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness Centre is situated in a serene village in Chalakudy, which lies on the of lap of Western Ghats. Chalakudy is blessed with a beautiful River, fascinating waterfalls, Rainforests and stunning villages. The panoramic view around Namaste’s campus is very refreshing and energizing. The flora and fauna of Namaste’s campus includes various medicinal plants, coconut palms, Areca nut palms, Nut meg trees, Banana plants, Mango trees , organic vegetables and different types of spice plants including Pepper, Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom etc. This is an ideal place to rejuvenate and unwind. Warm welcome to feel the difference at Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness centre.
At Namaste, we offer Ayurvedic treatments for various ailments, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Retreats, Yoga retreats, Wellness holidays and training courses in Ayurvedic therapies.
Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words: 'ayus' meaning life and 'vid' meaning knowledge. The 'science of life', Ayurveda, is as much concerned with enhancing the quality of life and the prevention of ill-health as it is with treatment of disease. Ayurveda is firmly embedded in Indian philosophy and its theory of evolution, according to which the universe is composed of five basic elements, namely: ether, air, fire, water and earth. These are present in all things, and in the human body they manifest as doshas.
The three doshas, vata, pitta and kapha, are the primary and essential bio-energetic forces of the human body. Each has its characteristic site and unique function in the body. They are interrelated and, in their normal state, maintain the integrity of the living organism, conferring strength and assuring normal physiological functioning as well as longevity. The tridoshas need to be in a state of equilibrium for the body to remain healthy. Any imbalance of these bio-energetic forces results in ill-health.
Ayurveda places particular emphasis on the individual constitution, prakriti, of every being, which is determined by the unique combination of tridoshas, genetic factors as well as the health, nutrition and lifestyle of the mother. Prakriti determines an individual's susceptibility to different diseases and has an influence on the course and development of a disease as well as on the complications that could arise and the prognosis.
Proper hygiene, diet and lifestyle are considered in Ayurveda essential pre-requisites for good health. Ayurvedic classical texts provide detailed guidelines for health-promoting daily routines, which must be adapted to an individual's constitution as well as to the seasons and the environment in order to ensure an optimal balance between body, mind and emotions.
An Ayurvedic practitioner arrives at a diagnosis through a variety of observation techniques and enquiries, which include pulse or tongue reading and other forms of body examination, an in-depth assessment of diet and lifestyle habits, an analysis of mental and emotional states as well as a very detailed history taking. Most importantly though, a practitioner gives patients the time and space to express themselves and listens with great attention to detail. Therefore, a typical first consultation will usually take one hour or even longer.
The skill of the practitioner lies in assessing a patient's constitutional type, in diagnosing the root cause of imbalance that manifests as disease, and in selecting appropriate remedial interventions from an array of therapeutic options. Treatment is always tailor-made to the individual in question and can include simple diet and lifestyle advice, herbo-mineral supplements or medicines, physical treatments like full-body massage or local applications, psychological and emotional consulting, meditation, yoga or other forms of subtle therapies.
Panchakarma, a very effective Ayurvedic treatment, aims at deep body cleansing and the restoration of a healthy metabolism. It includes elaborate preparatory procedures, emetic and purgative processes and also enema treatments. After panchakarma, various rejuvenating and immuno-modulating therapies are used to increase strength, resistance and overall vitality - on physical, mental and emotional levels - so that patients can experience and enjoy health, well-being and longevity.
Dr.Steephan is a qualified Ayurvedic doctor and Yoga Teacher with a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from the University of Calicut in Kerala. He has also taken Diploma in Yoga teaching from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram. He has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation since 1996, with extensive experience in India, Seychelles and London
After achieving Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine, he joined Holy Cross Hospital, Nagercoil , South India and worked there for 7 years in the capacity of chief consultant in Ayurvedic medicine.
He was the first and foremost qualified Ayurvedic consultant in Seychelles Islands . During his tenure, he had served as a yoga teacher to the Yoga Club at High Commission of India.
In 2006, he moved to London and delivered his services from Herbal Ayur, Middlesex. He was the runner of popular Herbal Ayur retreats in UK and had run 50 Ayurveda and Yoga Retreats in UK. Currently, he also works as a visiting consultant at Ayuspa Wellbeing Centre, London.
His aim is to help those suffering from ailments that modern medicine struggles to deal with, harnessing the power of Ayurvedic herbs, treatments, yoga therapy and diet.
After having run successful practices in India, Seychelles Islands and London, he now runs his practice from Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness Centre where he offers Ayurvedic consultations, Ayurvedic treatments, Ayurveda training and Yoga workshops.
Dr Steephan is one of the directors and founders of Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness Centre and is in charge of Namaste’s day to day activities.
We are proud of our team of qualified massage therapists with extensive experience in Panchakarma Massage Therapy & caring for people. On the top of their qualification and experience, all of our staff are trained by Dr.Steephan for our signature treatment procedures. All treatments are carried out on the basis of the type of therapy instructed by the Ayurveda physician, based on the principles of Panchakarma or five pronged healing therapies.
This retreat is the perfect tonic for anyone who really needs to de-stress, detox and rejuvenate. You can enjoy a very carefully constructed program with a range of holistic remedies, which combine all the best of the wisdom of the sister sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation. Every detail of your stay at our retreats is taken care of to allow for your complete relaxation. Our aim is to ensure you leave one of our retreats, in a total state of profound bliss.