Still Point Ayurveda is the first and leading Ayurveda holistic healthcare center in Philadelphia. UNIQUE, is this mini-Ayurvedic retreat center that is home to Ayurvedic practices and many of its eastern therapies, and the first and only center in Philadelphia to offer the powerful and profound detoxification protocol called “Panchakarma.” Still Point Ayurveda is a small private practice primarily located in E. Mt. Airy, Philadelphia PA., with the intention of it being a simple comfortable traditional/non-traditional environment to practice this system of holistic healthcare. View ‘Contacts’ page for all locations.
Antonio (Vishnu) Aragona AD, AYT, LMT is also Philadelphia’s first recognized Doctor of Ayurveda, and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, according to NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association) standards. Antonio is a holistic healthcare educator/consultant and provider, practicing since 2003 and established Still Point Ayurveda in 2009, in Philadelphia, PA. He has an East meets West philosophy and provides a natural and holistic approach, which involves a great deal of information, education and suggestions based on one of the world’s oldest continually practiced system of healthcare called Ayurveda, along with the science of Yoga.
Antonio incorporates an integrated holistic healthcare approach based on his training between “New Age Ayurveda,” otherwise known as Westernized Ayurveda, and Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine (TAM), which involves a Traditional Ayurvedic scientific approach and its proper application in the West according to a complex framework. If you’d like specific clarification between the various forms of Ayurveda, please read on. Wujastyk and Smith describe New Age Ayurveda as being defined by characteristics that include a commercialized form of Ayurveda centered around wellness, fundamental components of good health, as preventative care, linking Ayurveda to Indian Spirituality such as Yoga, and having a basis body-mind-spirit medicine. Modern Ayurveda involves the current state of Ayurveda as it exists in India today that was heavily influenced by the British colonization and its western medical influence. Whereas, Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine is specifically rooted in classical training that involves the direct teachings of the classical texts of Ayurveda.