Food plays an important role in an Ayurvedic Panchakarma.
Ayurvedic food consists of six main tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. We serve delicious, balanced meals, many are from traditional recipes that are thousands of years old as well as dishes adapted to Western kitchen. Naturally, always respecting the nutritional wisdom of Ayurveda!
You will also have the opportunity to participate in cooking demonstrations to learn the principles and the methods of Ayurvedic cuisine. We hope that this will encourage you to continue with healthy eating habits once you are back home.
You have the option to have your meals served in the privacy of your own room or in the dining room.
In Ayurveda, food is one of the important medicines. During a Panchakarma, the food is prepared in a special manner, everything is well cooked and hot spices are not used. This is to get your digestive fire working at its optimal level. Very often the reason for many illnesses lies in the digestive tract! This is the reason why you will not find crunchy salads, spicy or raw food on the menu during your Panchakarma. It may sometimes feel a bit boring, but believe the doctors who have put the menu together, it has a powerful effect on your health!
Yoga and meditation
Yoga and meditation, bringing together the body and the mind, are a perfect complement to a Panchakarma.
The yoga we offer is based on Hatha yoga and includes pranayama (breathing exercises). Ayurveda advocates a softer version of yoga during Panchakarma. It is ideal for reducing physical and mental stress as well as to quieten the mind.
Classes are offered in the morning and in the early evening and are held in the beautiful yoga hall overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful rice fields.
To familiarise you with Ayurvedic cooking, regular cooking demonstrations are offered. We hope that they will encourage you to keep up healthy eating habits back home!
A purification ritual at one of Bali’s beautiful water temples is an unforgettable experience. Depending on your arrival time, you have the opportunity to do one on your first day, before the beginning of Panchakarma. It is not possible to do it during or after, as that would affect the results of your treatment.
We grow most of the plants used for the medicines in our own permaculture gardens. You can explore them any time at your leisure, but regular guided walks with our gardener are offered as well. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the healing plants – observe, inhale, feel and taste!
Rice field walks
Rice field walks Our centre is surrounded by beautiful terraced rice fields in terraces with pathways for walks among them. Guided walks will be included in your schedule.
There will be regular informative talks on different topics. You will find them on your daily schedule.
Letting go ritual
We will conduct this ritual towards the end of your stay. Its purpose is to let go of everything that is no longer needed in your life.