Benjamin is a graduate of the Australasian Institute Of Ayurvedic Studies, and holds a qualification in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consulting.
He is a qualified yoga teacher and practitioner, with over 15 years experience, and in 2010 founded Pearl Beach Yoga on NSW's Central Coast.
He also heads up the Social Enterprise arm of One Health Organisation - a not for profit business dedicated to providing holistic primary healthcare to communities in need. One Health Organisation is the largest organisation of it's kind in the world, and is a resgistered associate of the United Nations DPI. Visit www.onehealthorganisation.org
With a belief that Ayurveda is a life long study, he is currently enroled in Advanced level study in Ayurveda, and due to commence specialist study in the field of Alchemy.
The Medicine Man Ayurvedic Apothecary has it's roots in the ancient science of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda (pronounced eye-er-vay-da) literally means the 'science of life' and developed out of India over 5,000 years ago.
It is based on a '5 element' theory - Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Space - with every individual containing a unique balance of these 5 elements at birth. This is known as one's Prakriti, or 'constitution'. According to Ayurveda, while ever this balance is maintained, the individual enjoys good health. However, dietary choices, lifestyle factors, environmental influences, working conditions, and our emotions, can impact this balance, thus creating the foundation for dis-ease.
The current balance of the 5 elements within an individual is known as 'Vikriti'. Ayurveda seeks to bring the current state of the elements back into line with the inate constitution, thereby restoring balance and facilitating a return to health.
The Medicine Man is a combination of tailored herbal prescriptions based on Prakriti and Vikriti, as well as generalist tonics and remedies for improving digestion, elimination of toxins, increasing energy levels, reducing stress, and strengthening resistance to disease.
We also offer a unique range of body therapies, for people with acute or chronic musculo-skeletal problems and nerve related issues (sciatica, back ache, frozen shoulder, RSI etc), as well as therapeutic massage for general wellbeing, and Shirodhara for people experiencing insomnia, migraines, nervous disorders, and stress. See 'our services' page for details.
As a business, we are dedicated to making a positive contribution to the health of everyone that walks through our door, as well as the community as a whole that we proud to be a part of.
Come in and say hello, we look forward to seeing you.