If planning to go for Panchakarma, the week or two before take extra care not to eat any heavy food or meals late at night. By taking light foods like mung dal and basmati rice with vegetables you will prepare the body for this beautiful cleansing process.
I wanted to undergo a 4 weeks\' Panchakarma and I landed at the Ayurveda Sanctuary with lots of hope. I was not disappointed. The whole place is awesome! 50 acres all for yourself! The whole place is green and the rains added to the beauty.
My interaction with Dr. Prashanth before arrival was very good and he made the reservations very easy. Once inside this Sanctuary, it was Dr. Manjula and Mrs. Anitha who took care of all my needs. The experience and knowledge of Panchakarma that Dr. Manjula carries is extraordinary. The pulse reading was spot-on. She was very patient in understanding my needs totally and planned the whole treatment program accordingly.
My food was charted out separately by the doctor, but it was Mrs. Anitha Prashanth who took care of the menu everyday. It was wholesome and nutritious to say the least. Each person is considered individually and the menu prepared accordingly. That was great.
After 4 weeks\' stay, I feel highly rejuvenated. My body and mind feels fully fresh and I can feel a \"new\" me now.
Recommend this place to anyone looking for a good Ayurveda treatment program.
Jayanthi Ramesh, Mangalore.
Very disappointed - I booked and paid for Panchakarma but did not receive it, despite many emails where I was assured that I would. the Dr\'s did not even tell me that I would not receive it until I questionned them a LOT about what was going on. When I gave feedback that the treatment I was receiving was too gentle and not offering me anything they refused to change anything at all.
Dr Prashanth asked me to leave a testimonial and I refused (knowing it would be negative). I made it extremely clear I did not want my name or photo on his website (he asked to take a video or photo and I said no). I have since discovered that he has put my name and photo on the Ayurveda Sanctuary website anyway and has fabricated a testimonial from me - this testimonial is a lie, it was not written by me.
I would definitely NOT recommend trusting this organisation.
My husband and I were looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate in a secluded place surrounded with greenery and Ayurveda Sanctuary turned out to be the perfect place for it. We stayed here for 4 days.We were offered a cozy cottage midst green tall trees, it had a nice vintage feel to it.The food was very healthy yet delectable, soups were just amazing.The surroundings were so calm and serene that one can clearly hear chirping of birds at anytime of the day.
Consultations, yoga/meditation and therapy sessions with Dr. Manjula has not only helped in rejuvenation but also taught us a lot about Ayurveda way of living and its benefits. Dr. Prashanth made us feel as part of 'Sanctuary'; he accompanied us to the farm, sunset point, lake and also got us a telescope for star gazing. The hospitality extended by Dr. Prashanth and his team is commendable.
The overall experience has been truly enriching as we thoroughly enjoyed each moment we spent in the 'Sanctuary' and would definitely revisit soon for a longer stay.
Priya Ramesh, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I was planning to visit Ayurveda Sanctuary from April '13, but my busy schedule prevented me from going and that only added to the already stressed up personality of mine. By the time I reached the Sanctuary in September, I was bursting with stress and tension. I needed a peaceful atmosphere and here I was, in a tropical paradise that is the Ayurveda Sanctuary. It is 15 kms from the nearest town, but that is what I was looking for: secluded, peaceful place. The cottage I was offered was superb; the doctors: what can I say, they were simply fantastic. Their individual attention for each and every guest must be really appreciated. The Yoga and meditation were never in group; the guests were allotted specific timings so that each got his own individual asanas and individual time for meditation. The Panchakarma program along with meditation and pranayama really helped me. I feel fully refreshed and rejuvenated. Will definitely go back for yet another program.
Vikas B.V., Chennai
I would like to highlight my experience : The place is natures paradise with diverse flora & fauna,for a nature lover like me it was heaven.It is a 50 acre of lush green vegetation with migratory colorful birds & butterflies. The evenings would end at the sun set point ,it would be an awesome sight. The cottages are clean & cozy.The staff are very courteous & polite. The food is very simple & nutritious. The treatment was personalized by the professionals Dr.Prashanth Jana & Dr.Manjula.Morning yoga session , ayurvedic massages & followed by evening meditation would completely energize me . I enjoyed exploring the place by walk & would run in the mornings. I am back to the routine completely rejuvenated.
Looking forward for my next trip.
Thanks Ayurveda Sanctuary.
We feel we have got more than what we expected before coming here. Even it is a good place for children. Full marks for the treatments, meals and herbal teas, cleanliness and above all kindness of everyone at the sanctuary.