Viveda started in April 2012 in Ottawa when Sebastian Peralta came back from his Ayurvedic training in India. When he returned there was an overwhelming amount of interest from the community to recieve, learn and expereience Ayurveda here in Ottawa. While yoga is very popular here Ayurveda is still becoming known, we are thrilled and excited to be part of that process.
Although there was no name then, Viveda started by giving the basic Ayurvedic treatments to the few people that knew of Ayurveda. The first treatments were given in a 'shed', a small 5x5ft insulated room in a beautiful backyard in old ottawa east.
Since then it has moved twice and it has grown into a larger home business with more and more people learning, hearing and recognizing Ayurveda. There has been a staggering amount of growth for people interested in Ayurveda since then. More and more people know what it is and where it comes from, and those that dont have probably heard the name at least once in passing. This is mostly because people are beginning to look for natural products and knowledge.
In Sanskrit Ayu means "Life" and Veda means "Science" making Ayurveda the "Science of Life". Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing that sees health as our birthright. Ayurveda uses the 5 elements (earth,water,fire,air and ether). The entire world inluding our own bodies are made up of the 5 elements, although everyone has all the elements we all have differing amounts of each. When they are balanced we are healthy but when they are out of balance it can create disease or discomfort.
Ayurveda is the oldest continually practiced medicine in the world, it is over 5,000 years old. Ayurveda uses nature as its ingredients and life as its conduit. Ayurveda is what we would call a preventitive medicine, it is more about doing a little bit every day then waiting until the last minute to get healthy and balanced.
The best way to learn about Ayurveda is to step into the world and absorb the knowledge.
My name is Sebastian Peralta, I am an Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher in Ottawa, Canada. I am a graduate from the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Kannur India, I became a Ayurvedic Consultatnt & Practitioner. I specialize in a branch of Ayurveda called Panchakarma which is the Ayurvedic detox and rejuvination method.
Come and join me on my journey to spread the wonderful knowledge that is Ayurveda to the West. It is my mission to help people not only learn about Ayurveda but to learn how to incorporate into their everyday lives for themselves and their loved ones. That way you go home with lasting knowledge and infomation to aid you in becoming and staying balanced.
While Ayurveda is part of the culture in India it is only beginning in Canada. It will become one of the leading alternative healthcare modalities in the near future and it deserves to be brought into our lives properly with respect and gratitude.
We all have different bodies and minds of course, but we all have the 3 Doshas within ourselves. Everyone will have a different amount of each, we all have a base constitution, but throughout life we will all get aggravations which create disbalances. These disbalances are what can create discomfort and disease.
There are two ways to find your Dosha. Obviously anything done in person will get better results.
Regular Panchakarma treatments with Viveda (massage, shirodara, and others) has provided me with immense relief from the many hours of sitting in front of a computer I do, as well as the stress of mental work and everyday life.
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Sebastian offers his valuable ayurvedic knowledge with a ‘light’ touch, and his expertise is always offered with thoughtfulness and clarity.
Julia G. ( R.N., M Ed, CIH)
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I've made it a regular habit to go to Viveda and see Sebastian for Ayurvedic treatments, which I find to be as important as regular exercise and good eating habits.
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