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 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

Yoga Workshop

Is one of the unique Keralia Panchakarma treatments where a medicinal lemon poultice is used to massage the body.

Heat, pressure and oil are applied simultaneously. This is an ideal treatment to strengthen the neuromuscular system, reduces inflammation, muscle spasm and ligament strains, osteoarthritis, joint pains and for rejuvenation.

A wonderful winter warmer – for more information please email:

Australian National Symposium of Ayurveda & Yoga

The Australasian Association of Ayurveda Inc announces its 1st Australian National Symposium of Ayurveda & Yoga to be held in Adelaide from 4th till the 6th of October 2013 – which is a long-weekend in South Australia.

This is an event not to be missed. Bookings are now open!
Download the program (PDF).

We hope to see you there,
Warmly Karin

Phone: 0406 810 547

Australian National Symposium of Ayurveda & Yoga


Lakshmi Ayurveda Workshop

Ayurveda Baby

Baby Massage

Monthly infant massage courses for parents/ carers starting in June 2013 (conducted in 2 or 4 sessions).

Private classes and introductory sessions are also available.

This course will cover:

  1. Appropriate oils to use on infants
  2. Benefits of infant massage
  3. Methodology of strokes for legs, buttocks, abdomen, chest, face, arms and back.         Indian massage and swedish massage
  4. Discussion on colic, wind and constipation and how to help your baby through massage
  5. Lymphatic exercises
  6. Touch relaxation
  7. Infant body language
  8. Massage for older children

For any enquiries please email: or call ph:0406810547

Karin – BSc Hons Ayurveda, Internationally Accredited Infant Massage Instructor

Ayurvedic Baby Massage

According to Susruta t Samhita, Bala Thailam is best for baby massage.

It is advisable to consult your Ayurvedic Practitioner to discuss the most suitable oil for your baby!

Benefits of Ayurvedic oil massage for a newborn baby:

Baby massage has great benefits for your child. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Oil massage increases the blood circulation and strengthens muscles and bones.
  2. Relaxation of skeletal muscle
  3. It increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  4. Enhances functions of nerves or nervous system of baby.
  5. Increases alertness and activeness in the baby. With regular massage, baby will become alert, active and calm. It reduces anxiety and improves alertness
  6. It removes toxins for the body and keep newborn baby healthy. Strengthening of the immune system
  7. Improves pulmonary function (very useful for children suffering from asthma)
  8. It increases weight gain in low birth weight infants, wonderful for pre term babies.
  9. Colour and texture of skin is improved and it increases glow of skin. Also reduces symptoms of exzema.
  10. Ayurvedic oil massage nourishes the skin of a baby and makes muscles, joints, tendons resistant to stress, injuries or wear and tear.
  11. As per ayurveda, it pacifies vata dosha
  12. It aids a baby to get deeper and sound sleep which is required for proper growth of a newborn baby.
  13. Enhances body awareness
  14. Reduces crying
  15. Bonding, parent relaxation
  16. Reduction in wind, colic, constipation and refulx

Ayurveda has described it in detail how to care for a newborn baby:

Charaka Samhita, Susruta Samhita and Kashyapa Samhita are ayurvedic ancient texts in which detailed description of newborn care is given.

  1. Charaka Samhita recommends small amount gold ash (swarna bhasma) with unequal quantity of honey and clarified butter/ ghee given to newborn child after birth to increase immunity and fight off various diseases.
  2. Charaka Samhita recommends exculsively breast milk. If breast milk supply is not sufficient for baby’s need, then the new mother should take white cumin with jaggery. To increase the breast milk the mother can also take herbs and foods that are sweet in taste and strengthening in nature such as cow’s milk, butter or ghee, yasthimadhuka, shatavari, cumin etc.
  3. To increase intelligence of the child, Vagabhata recommends the use of a mixture of Brahmi, Shankhapushpi and Vacha with unequal amount of honey and ghee.
  4. An oil dipped cotton swab should be kept in the ears for a short while.
  5. According to Vagabhata,when the child sleeps, his head should be facing east.
  6. The room of the child should be clean and well ventilated (no draft).
  7. The clothing of the child should be soft and free from irritating fibres and fumigated with guggulu dhuma