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Yoga in Ayurveda

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The word «Yoga» means «unity» or «oneness» and is derived from the Sanskrit word «yuj» wich means «to join».

The origins

The origins of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is ancient healing knowledge which can be embodied in today’s world also. With its origins in Vedic science, Ayurveda is India’s natural healing system. Officially recognized by the WHO in 1982, ayurveda is an age-old science and art of living, dating back to 3000 BC.

In Sanskrit, ayu means “life”, veda, “science” or “knowledge”. Ayurveda is therefore a science of life, which considers the human being as a whole, observing his or her physiology, psyche and environment.

Micro and macro

Microcosm and macrocosm.

According to Ayurveda, human beings and nature follow an identical dynamic, as they are composed of the same five elements: air, fire, water, earth and ether. 

We all have these elements within us, in the form of doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), and in unique and variable proportions, which define our basic constitution, or “prakriti”. When these doshas are in balance, the body and mind are at peace, in harmony with the movement of life and nature. When they are out of balance, disorders, discomforts or illnesses can arise.


A holistic approach to well-being

In order to restore the balance and achieve a state of physical, mental and spiritual wholeness, Ayurveda offers a vast variety of natural cure and routines that work in synergy: a healthy, nourishing diet, a pharmacopoeia devoid of side effects, purification methods, massage and the practice of yoga and meditation…  

Holistic, then? Yes, Ayurveda is holistic in essence. An immensely rich ecosystem, both preventive and curative. It takes care of each individual’s body and path, ayurveda is a philosophy of life that cultivates calm, joy and fulfilment for all living beings.

Linked with yoga

Ayurveda and yoga?

While Ayurveda has its origins in the Atharva Veda, the pioneering texts of yoga come from the Yajur Veda and Upanishads, two sacred writings of ancient India. Intimately linked, yoga and ayurveda work hand in hand. One is the science of life, the other the practice of science. While Ayurveda aims to restore and stabilize the body’s functions, yoga, through postures and pranayamas, releases stress and tension. It has a cascading positive effect on body, mind and consciousness.


Align body, mind and spirit

The Yoga

Yoga is about shifting from ‘Me’ to ‘We’, once an ancient Indian master put it so well and it is still true today; he said when we shift our material ‘i’ to spiritual ‘we’, then even the ‘i’llness changes to ‘we’llness. Yoga in this context is about evolving from ‘Me’ to ‘We’.

To do so, we need to align our body, mind and spirit.

We start with postures, get the body in harmony, then channelize mind by meditating, now comes the moment to turn inward and align with the spirit ; at this point we identify ourselves with the grand cosmic self, hence the union; Yog.

Connecting people


Our retreat is connecting people to the nature through the 5 elements (water, earth, air, fire, ether).

Tree is one of the greatest master mother we can perceive in nature. From the seed to tree to flowers and fruits, the whole journey of transformation through amalgamation is how we identify our own self transformation for harmony in humanity.

By embracing the 5 elements consciously to grow like a tree signifies largely and resonates with what we emulate through our actions and service at Yoga Tree Re-treats.

Take care


What does retreat signify to us ? 

We all take care of ourselves in our daily life by adequate nutrition, sleep, action, sport etc etc., at least we think we take care of ourselves well.

At Yoga Tree, we propose to take a weekend in a month out of our routine, go to a natural environment, with various people from different paths of life, learn and practice yoga, hear inspirational speakers give conferences, eat conscious nutrition, stimulate our senses with classical music concerts and many more.

By doing this, we are re treating ourselves; gives us a perspective and reset our system to get back and face the fast urban life.