peace. Massage. balance. self discovery. Nutrition. CREATIVITY.

Ayurveda Supported by Modern Science

Our schooling is in Ayurveda, the best recommendation for a healthy lifestyle. With historical roots in India, Ayurveda is the mother of all medicine, and over 8000 years has been globalized and modernized for use by health professionals. We combine it with modern science, Biochemistry and Orthomolecular medicine and the best research on nutrition as well as years of experience in the field. 

The core teaching of Ayurveda is prevention and we believe that is where all healing starts. It recognizes that the body is our best doctor and pharmacy, when we allow it to do what it does best - take care of us.

We teach you simple ways in to maximize your health using easily available ingredients and common, easy to implement methods. The herbs we use are common healing plants in local abundance in Thailand, and are available everywhere in the form of spices and herbs such as curcuma, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper. We only work with plants, mostly fresh, and lots of them.

Combined with a growing body of knowledge in Bio-Chemistry and Quantum Medicine, Ayurveda is increasingly being recognized as an important, natural, non-invasive and all encompassing method in the West. We believe natural substances - as in real food - to be the best method for maintaining health and for reversing disease, particularly for chronic diseases (as they know and knew in Asia forever).

Ayurveda recognizes that we are all different and categorizes our needs depending on our Dosha (body type - Vata, Pitta or Kapha). It also recognizes that there is no separate mind from body, and it recognizes that health and beauty comes from within. We teach you simple methods to understand yourself and your needs.

With our health assessment upon arrival we get a good picture of your needs and will personalize your detox accordingly.

I was hoping to find some peace and tranquility, and I am blessed to have found so much more. The knowledge and depth is amazing here.
— Mary

More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.^

Olive Retreat – A treat in every way! I go home a very different person and know so much more about myself – Thanks in so many ways.
— Denise

Herbs used in Ayurveda specific for your needs, and nutritious clean vegan food is all we use for cooking. We offer cooking classes, workshops and lectures.

Olive Retreat continually expands with new science and research,  and in cooperation within the field.

Questions about the retreat? Please send us a message and we'll be in touch.

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Cristina with Dr. Abhijit Patil, Director of the College of Ayurveda, Vidyapeeth University, Pune India - with Professors of Nuclear and Environmental Chemistry, Drs. Ashok and Minu Gijare.

Cristina with Dr. Abhijit Patil, Director of the College of Ayurveda, Vidyapeeth University, Pune India - with Professors of Nuclear and Environmental Chemistry, Drs. Ashok and Minu Gijare.

There is little I can write that would capture even an iota of my unforgettable experience at Olive Retreat. This can be attributed to the many moments that made it the experience it was, but equally to the ongoing change I genuinely feel as a result of my time there.
— Bhav

Your Body is Unique

At a Body & Mind Detox Retreat we offer individualised sessions with Cristina, who will identify the primary characteristics of your unique mind and body. Each of us has a unique proportion of three forces, Vata (Wind & Space), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth & Sea), that shape our natures. We have different needs, and they change as the environment and age change.

Please join us and learn how the science of Ayurveda can help improve your life in so many ways.

What a life affirming, restorative and happy week. Your wonderful Olive Retreat certainly means I bring bags full of health knowledge home. You are inspiring and magnetic people – full of health and energy that you impart to your students. You are change agents. A life changing week with a fabulous collection of people.
— Catriona