Ayurveda New Zealand - Ayurvedic clinic in Auckland
Ayurveda NZ offers Ayurvedic consultations, workshops & Ayurvedic medicine.
“Swasthasya Swashya Rakshanam Aturasya Roganut”
“The aim of Ayurveda is to protect the wellbeing of healthy people and to cure the diseases of sick people”.
Ayurveda New Zealand brings the ancient Indian medical system of health and wellbeing to Auckland and to workshops held on request across 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.
Meet Ayurveda NZ's practitioners
Sarita Solvig Blankenburg
Practicing from her Ayurveda NZ Clinic in Ponsonby, Sarita is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner with Diplomas in Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Management gained at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in Auckland, New Zealand. The Ayurvedic Medicine diploma is a three year full time government recognized qualification that follows the BAMS syllabus and is internationally acknowledged as the most authentic Ayurveda program outside of India.
Sarita trained with local Ayurvedic doctors at the JSS Ayurveda Medical College in Mysore, India, observing Panchakarma treatments and Ayurvedic surgeries, and has worked at the Ayurvedic hospital SNA Oushadhasala in Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Sarita is also a certified Yoga teacher (RYT) with a Diploma in Yoga and has completed her Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India in 2005 and since then has been teaching Yoga in Auckland, New Zealand. Having studied both extensively, Sarita recognizes the immense synergy and common roots of Ayurvedic practice and Yoga therapy and often applies elements of both these two ancient sciences when working with her clients.
Sarita also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Tuebingen university in Germany.
Born and raised in Germany, Sarita has worked and lived in various countries during a corporate career of almost ten years with an international IT company. Her last assignment abroad brought her to Hong Kong. While enjoying the challenges of a demanding IT job, she began to notice increasing stress related health issues. After experimenting with different modalities and not finding any satisfying answers, she visited her first Ayurvedic Practitioner who opened the door to a completely new world and introduced Ayurvedic principles and Yoga into Sarita's life. Her health improved and she had more energy to cope with her demanding job.
This experience awakened an inner calling to learn more about Ayurveda and Yoga. On her first trip to India she completed a Yoga teacher training course and experienced an intense Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy. Major health improvements convinced her to bring family members to India to receive Ayurvedic treatments for mental and physical ailments such as depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Six weeks hands-on training at an Ayurvedic clinic was the final confirmation needed to study Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga full time. This motivation brought her to New Zealand where she found her well-renowned teacher Vijayendra Srinivasa Murthy. A three year intense study of Ayurvedic Medicine combined with Yoga gave her all the answers she was seeking.
Today Sarita sees herself as an ambassador for Ayurveda & Yoga in the West. Her vision is to introduce these ancient sciences to modern society so others can live a more healthy and happy life. With Ayurveda New Zealand she would like to establish an institution which allows people easy access to Ayurveda and bridges the gap between ancient Indian sciences and Western society.
Sarita lives in Auckland and has two young children who enjoy the benefits of Ayurvedic cuisine and a regular Yoga and meditation practice.
Nicole Bostock's interest in Natural Medicine spans over two decades. She has gained qualifications in Western Herbal Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga and Massage. Nicole attended an internship with local Ayurvedic doctors at the JSS Ayurveda Medical College in Mysore, observing panchakarma treatments, Ayurvedic surgeries and gaining insight into herbal medicine preparations. She has accompanied patients to India to receive panchakarma treatments in retreat settings.
Prior to studying Ayurveda Nicole trained at The Waikato School of Herbal Medicine in Cambridge, New Zealand graduating with a Diploma in Herbal Medicine. Having studied both systems extensively she recognises the commonality, as well as the uniqueness, of each modality. She draws on both to find the most suitable approach for the client. She is conscious of the escalating demand of herbal medicines and in particular from countries such as India, and where ever possible advocates using local phytomedicines as the ideal choice.
Nicole also holds diplomas in Remedial Massage and Yoga (Satyananda lineage) and continues to use a combination of body work, breathing techniques and meditation tailored to the specific needs of the individual.
The last decade Nicole has lived on Waiheke Island combining her love for nature and nurture: growing medicinal plants, manufacturing herbal remedies, running residential retreats and workshops alongside working as a practitioner in a clinic setting.
Nicole is currently in India.