About Ayurveda


About Ayurveda

This science of life sees everything including human beings as composed of five basic elements; space, air, fire, water and earth. These in turn give rise to three bio-physical forces Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Ayurveda means The Science of Life

AuraVeda is a name created by Suzanne Taylor to bring totally holistic work together in one word. Ayurveda has been practiced for over 8000 yrs and is still growing and going strong in India and USA.

It has 8 legs of scienctific approach:

  • Kayachikitsa – Internal medicine, digestion

  • Shalya Tantra – Surgery and diseases

  • Shalakya Tantra – Ear, nose & throat

  • Kaumara Bhritya – Paediatrics

  • Agad Tantra – Toxicology

  • Bhutavidya – Mental health, healing

  • Rasayana – Rejuvenation treatment

  • Vajikarana – Sexual healing and fertility

We specialise in Rasayana and have done for 10 years with amazing results, this incorporates any herbal medicines recommended, lifestyle and diet. Massage is critical and the use of our steam room always recommended. Ayurveda uses pulse diagnosis and tongue examination to determine any toxins and malaise in the body. Our new diagnostic equipment will scan the body in 10-15 minutes and from this we can determine the method of treating you.

Please see our list of treatments!

Vata people

Vata is air and space. These type of people tend to be thin, boney and have fine and dry skin, their hands and feet can be cold, they can have a variable appetite, crave salty, sweet and sour food, prefer warm or hot drinks, can be creative, active, alert and restless. Does this sound like you?

Pitta people

Pitta is fire and water. These type of people have a moderate physique with a muscular body, they have soft lustrous and warm skin, have a strong metabolism with a good appetite and digestion. They can consume large quantities of food and water with a liking for bitter, sweet and astringent foods and cooling drinks. They are determined, focussed, ambitious and intelligent. Could this be you?

Kapha people

Kapha is earth and water. These type of people have well developed bodies with broad shoulders and long limbs. They have soft, oil and lustrous skin with a light complexion. They have a regular appetite with a relatively slow digestion and have a liking for astringent and bitter foods and prefer warm drinks. Kapha people are patient, caring, stable and supportive. Does this feel like you?

Or do you think you are a combination of these?

With the combination of these bio-physical forces (these are known as doshas) the body can become imbalanced and so needs rebalancing and Ayurveda does this through diet and herbal food supplements, your lifestyle, massage treatments, yoga and meditation.

Our Team

Suzanne Taylor



Pippa Hazeldine

Yoga Teacher


Bev Lockett

Pilates Teacher


Got a question? give us a call on 01384 936227