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Learn about Ayurveda

Find out more about this ancient modality and how it relates to modern lifestyles.

What is Ayurveda?

Since 2010 we have brought the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurvedic health to New Zealand.

“Ayur” means life and “veda” means knowledge or science hence Ayurveda is often translated to mean the “Knowledge of Life”. Although Ayurveda has a history of over 5000 years, its principles are still equally applicable in modern New Zealand lifestyles.

At Ayurveda NZ we look to understand the root cause of an imbalance in order to correct the underlying condition or disease, rather than only treating the symptoms. Focused on maintaining mental and physical health from a holistic perspective, Ayurveda is also an excellent form of preventative medicine and rejuvenation.

The wisdom of Ayurveda encourages individuals to actively participate in maintaining their own good health in alignment with the different stages of their lives, the seasons, and the environment they live in.

At Ayurveda NZ we acknowledge the unique nature of each person and apply dietary, lifestyle, body therapies, and herbal remedies to assist in transformational processes.

What is a Dosha and why does it matter?

Ayurveda acknowledges the unique nature of each person through individual constitutions (Doshas) and applies dietary and lifestyle adjustments, body therapies, and herbal remedies to assist in this transformational process. 

You can find out more about Doshas here, and take the quiz to find your Dosha - or book an Ayurvedic Consultation and be guided through the process with Sarita.

What are the benefits of booking an Ayurvedic Consultation?

Having a one on one Ayurvedic Consult with Sarita means that we can talk about your concerns, identify your Dosha and recommend the treatments and botanicals best suited to you.

Why is my eating style relevant to Ayurveda?

At Ayurveda New Zealand we work with Ayurvedic Medicine, which recognises many causes of disease but stresses the root cause of most chronic conditions arise from imbalances in, or poor functioning of, the digestive system.

Undigested food and improper elimination of wastes accumulate as toxins in the body leading to dysfunctions. This is further compounded by unresolved emotional experiences and stress.

Whether a person is chronically ill or seeking a way to maintain good health Ayurveda has an important role to play. 

According to Ayurveda, digestion is a subtle process that transforms food into consciousness.

How do I book an Ayurvedic treatment, and do I have to be in Auckland?

You can either book a time using our booking app, or if you want to pay now but secure a time later by phone or email, just buy a Gift Voucher for yourself.

You can choose to visit us at the clinic in Grey Lynn, or do your consult online.

Can I get a personalised Yoga Programme too?

Absolutely. We love yoga and Sarita can create a bespoke yoga therapy programme to suit you specifically.

Shipping & Returns

Below are some common questions about shipping, returns, and exchanges

How long will my order take to arrive?

Orders are dispatched every working day - depending on courier and postage timeframes, delivery can take 1-3 days across New Zealand.

How much is postage and can I collect for free?

Standard NZ Shipping is $10
Heavy items in NZ are $25

Orders over $100 are free in New Zealand.

You can also collect your order from Richmond Road in Grey Lynn for free - just choose the Pick Up option at checkout and we will email you when your package is ready (usually within 24 hours).

How do I return an item?

We have a 30-day return policy, and your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unopened, unused, with labels intact, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

To start a return, you can contact us at sarita@ayurvedanz.com.

Sattva Botanicals

Hand-blended in New Zealand.

Who makes the Sattva Botanicals range?

We do! Our certified organic ingredients are sourced ethically and blended by our team here in New Zealand to create the Sattva Botanicals products. This is why we can create a custom blend if you need one.

Are Sattva Botanicals organic?

Yes, our ingredients are certified in the USA and India as being organic.

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