My Experiences of Ayurveda

After experiencing the benefits of Ayurvedic massage treatments whilst on holidays in India, it has been an enormous blessing to discover Karin. Her extensive knowledge, experience and very loving nature make her a highly credible practitioner.

The principles of Ayurveda make very good sense to me as I seek to improve my health and live a more balanced lifestyle. The health benefits I have gained in a very short time through the massage treatments, herbs and diet have been amazing!

Recently I travelled to the city for two weeks of the Panchakarma treatment. The only way I can try to explain the outcome of this amazing experience is by the responses of my family, friends and colleagues upon my return home. I’ve had the most lovely and flattering comments about how great I look to how much I’m glowing and how my skin and hair look amazing! Of course I feel so ‘clean’ and so well, and now I’m very conscious of maintaining this incredible wellness by being more vigilant in practising the basic Ayurvedic principles especially the diet to balance my  doshas.

Thank you Karin …for your very caring and professional approach and especially for maintaining the authenticity and integrity of Ayurveda – a very important and powerful ancient health system.

Susan, Geraldton


Ayurveda and breastfeeding

Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of breast feeding, which ideally should be continued until the baby is at least 18 month of age or longer. Breast milk is the ideal and most natural food for the human baby.

For most mothers it will be a joy watching your baby thrive and grow because of your milk. Breast milk is affected by the mothers lifestyle.  What she eats, drinks, her behaviour and speech habits are some of the factors that influence the breast milk and ultimately the baby. In Ayurveda herbs such as Shatavari are recommended to increase the quality of the milk.

In Ayurveda Breast milk is called Stanya (a sanskrit word). Charaka (An Ayurvedic Author) says that stanya should be clean, thin and at body temperature (not warmer). It should look white and a have a shine like a pearl, sweet in taste. To test the purity, a few drops of breast milk are added to a glass of clean water. Imbalanced breast milk will not mix well with water.

Breastmilk stimulates the digestive power and increases the body’s resistance to various disease. To ensure adequate production the mother should include in her diet, milk (goat or cow) with Shatavari kalpa, ahleev kheer, jaggery semolina, pumpkin, coconut, ghee, dates. To purify the breast milk, spices such as turmeric, hing, fenugreek, cumin and Ajwan are very beneficial.

Low milk supply, excess milk, imbalances due to Vata, Pitta or Kapha dosha can be treated with Ayurveda.

If you are expressing milk or once your baby is older and you are giving him/her some water to drink I would very much recommend to avoid plastic bottles.

Wonderful news for all parents looking for the perfect milk bottle and sippy cup for your baby.

I am sure there are many Mum’s who have spent lots of time and money looking for the best bottles and probably have a whole cupboard full and are still not totally satisfied what you have got. After trialling many different products out on the market I have finally found something just right.

As I am not keen on using plastic these wonderful glass bottles are just perfect, the glass is made of high tempered borosilicate glass which can withstand up to 600 degress celcius and has a unique thermal shock resistance. My lovely pitta predominant toddler has dropped the bottles many times over and over on the floor and they do not break. The beautiful bottle is covered with a food grade silicone sleeve. The silicone sleeve comes in a rainbow colour selection and if the milk is too hot (above 42C) the silicone sleeve will become white. The bottles can be adapted to a sippy cup as your baby grows.

These beautiful glass bottles are now available at Lakshmi Ayurveda. You can visit our shop or purchase them online.

Available in a 240 ml bottle twin packs. the bottle can be adapted to sippy cups by purchasing the adaptor pack.

Highly recommended

$33.95 (2 x 240 ml wide neck glass bottle)

$8.95 Sippy cup adaptor




Lakshmi Ayurveda

I wanted to share with you all, a WONDERFUL Ayurvedic healer Karin from Lakshmi Ayurveda

I had a Yoga Basti (part of the Panchakarma) 9 day cleanse & other treatments, for a few things; allergies, food intolerances, bowel disease (crohns) & healing for my Uterus (after 3 miscarriages).
All I can say is WOW!!.. I am feeling so much better already & im on my way to health & vitality once again. My bowel & uterus have responded instantly to the treatments, I no longer have terrible pain (in either area) – things are coming back to normal.

Karin is so loving, supportive & a wealth of amazing knowledge. I am blown away! After years of many different doctors, natural healing & remedies, I have found what works for me – Ayurveda & my Angel Karin. What a blessing to find someone so in tune with my spiritual path & who is in alignment with energy, knowledge & heart
I highly recommend going to Karin!!

Faith Pereira

Lakshmi Ayurveda Workshop & Yoga

According to Ayurveda and the Yogic science harmony is our natural state. Yet to maintain this condition we must know our nature and live according to its rhythm .

In Ayurveda this regime is called Swasthavrittam. Swasthavritta teaches us:

  1. Daily regime (Dinacharya)
  2. Seasonal regime (Ritucharya)
  3. Precautionary measures against untimely ageing.
  4. General rules of conduct for the wellbeing of the society.
  5. Practice of Yoga, Yogic body cleansing, Pranayama and Asanas

This workshop will cover the above topics and will provide you with the tools to follow your daily and seasonal regime at home.

You will learn about the importance of tongue cleaning, neti, eye bath, nasya, abhyanga/ oil massage,  and many more wonderful body and mind rejuvenating ancient practices.

We love to share this knowledge as this a key for good health and happiness and disease prevention.

For enquiry please contact Karin or Christiane or

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Ayurveda and Yoga Workshop

Lakshmi Ayurveda

The warmth and professionalism Karin showed during my panchakarma was above reproach. I could feel the benefits of my treatment almost immediately. Once I had finished my treatment, I felt a sense of lightness, joy and mental clarity, of which I had not felt in years. Since my treatment, my fresh outlook on life has opened up many wonderful opportunities for me. I remain grateful for my treatment, and cannot wait for my next panchakarma. I would highly recommend Karin and the panchakarma treatment to anyone wanting to treat and nurture their body, mind and soul. Thank-you again Karin for such a beautiful experience.


Lakshmi Ayurveda Yoga Workshop

We are very happy to announce an Ayurvedic and Yoga workshop on Sunday 27th of April! This is the first of a series of workshop conducted by Yoga Teacher Christiane Steinward and Ayurveda practitioner Karin Gunthor.

We will be covering topics such as

  1. Ayurvedic body type – learn more about the doshas, your body type (Prakriti) and suitable yoga and pranayama practice
  2. Dinacharya/ Rtucharya – daily and seasonal regimes
  3. Ahara/ Vihara – follow a diet/ lifestyle to suit your Ayurvedic body type (Prakriti)
  4. Panchakarma – Ayurveda’s unique body cleansing treatments.

This is only a small preview of the workshops to come. All sessions will be held at the beautiful Sivananda Ashram at the Beacon Yoga Centre.

Date: Sunday 27th of April 9am – 1pm, cost $100

For expression of interest, booking or enquiries please contact

Phone Karin: 0406 810 547 or Christiane: 0420997037