Ayurveda: This ancient medical system from India is perhaps the most complete holistic system we have today. Believed to have been gifted to humanity by the devas (celestial beings), it lays as important an emphasis on prevention and maintenance as it does on reversal and eradication of diseased states.
Yoga: While we know yoga today as beneficial for the integrative health of body, mind and spirit, it was originally conceived as the ultimate pathway to enlightenment. As such, its effects are as much psychological as they are physical.
Yoga Therapy: Known as cikitsa, yoga therapy is the application of the practices and principals of yoga in an individual or group setting for the purposes of correcting specific or general imbalances. It requires training in understanding diagnosis and applying yoga as therapy.
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy: Application of Āyurvedic Principles to the practice and principles of Yoga based on the Āyurvedic understanding of the nature of patient, the nature of imbalance and the nature of therapies, to promote healing and achieve a harmonious state of body and mind with respect to individual consciousness.
Ayurvedic Yoga Counseling: Ayurveda defines three pathways for dealing with the Mind. One is the application of clinical processes such as herbs and treatments. The second is understanding the ‘ghosts’ we carry and coming to terms with them. The third is to achieve victory over the enemies of the mind by the use of the allies of the mind. In this manner, using the modern model of one hour sessions on a regular basis, we apply these principals as appropriate.
Pancakarma: This “jewel in the crown” of Ayurveda is based on the unique concept of detoxification and rejuvenation as the ultimate tools for maintenance of health as well as prevention and reversal of disease. Its five (panca) therapies are coupled with oil treatments and herbal steam to gently gather and remove metabolic wastes and toxins from the body and mind, leaving us feeling rejuvenated and vibrant. NO LONGER OFFERED. YOU WILL BE REFERRED TO A TRUSTED PRACTITIONER WITH FULL GUIDANCE ON PROTOCOL.
Bhāvane Technique: A unique 5 hour treatment that blends yoga and Ayurveda practices in a potent formula for improving emotional intelligence. This innovative treatment based on traditional practices is Mr. Deva’s own creation and has already had tremendous success in its trail period of two years. It is now being offered on a case by case basis to those who qualify. ON PAUSE.
Arun Deva, DASc, AYT, E-RYT(500), C-IAYT, YTRx is a graduate of the American Institute Of Ayurveda; Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA), Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (NAMA), Yoga Therapist (IAYT) and a Vinyasa Krama certified yoga teacher (E-RYT500). The founder of Arunachala Yoga & Ayurveda, Arun has the pleasure of serving both the National & State Ayurvedic Associations: NAMA & CAAM for over 15 years. Currently he heads NAMA’s Committee for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. Arun teaches internationally, lectures at Conferences, writes articles for different publications, has been featured on both radio and television and has a clinic for consultations and various treatments including pancakarma and yoga therapy in Los Angeles/West Hollywood. He also teaches the Ayurveda and Yoga modules for many Teacher Training Programs around the world and is Director of Ayurveda at LMU’s YTRX Program. Arun has often presented at both the NAMA and SYTAR Conferences. Born in India, where he began his studies as a child, Arun has made his home in Los Angeles since 1977.