Like the planet upon which we reside, our bodies are made up of five elements, these are Air, Fire, Earth, Ether and Water. These elements can function effectively together, only when they are in the correct proportions… a simple example, our world is 70% water, as are our bodies…when the water element becomes scare or too abundant, then it knocks the balance of the elements out of kilter, in turn having knock on negative effects that can manifest themselves in forms of disease and other ailments…think about the world and the effect of climate change…
with too much water resulting in rising sea levels which would have dire consequences…
exactly this can happen in our bodies. It is the goal of Ayurveda to keep the elements in the perfect balance.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that translates in English to “Life (Ayur) Knowledge (Veda)”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary perfectly encapsulates the definition of Ayurveda as
“…the traditional system of medicine of India, that preceded and evolved independently of Western medicine, and that seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise (yoga), meditation, breathing, and physical therapy.”
Our Wellness Center
We are located at the Village Shopping Center, in the heart of Danville, California. Our facility is centrally situated for all Bay Area residents and visitors, approximately 30 miles from San Francisco, 25 miles from Oakland and 40 miles from San José.
Archana Rao B.A.M.S
A graduate from the esteemed, premier league, Gujarat university at Jamnagar, India, Archana Rao has traveled both far and wide in her quest to spread the principles of Ayurveda and pursue a philosophy of continuous study of natural, holistic healing methods and techniques. This mindset of constant learning is the backbone of her approach as an Ayurvedic healer.
Following the completion of her course in India, she traveled and practiced Ayurveda as the primary resident doctor at the Ayurvedic Company of Great Britain, incorporating a significant spell as a senior practitioner at the Ayurvedic Charitable Hospital in Chiswick, London. Archana also taught Ayurveda as a part of the BSc degree program in Ayurveda at Thames Valley University in London. Upon moving to California in 2006, Archana was head practitioner at Safronya Retreat and Spa in San Rafael, California. Her role as a practitioner extended into additional services such as lecturing on healthy living and teaching Ayurvedic cooking with real-time demonstrations.
In 2009, Archana founded Ayutherapy, which has blossomed into her full-time passion. Based in Danville, California, Ayutherapy is now an Ayurveda Wellness Center specializing in healing and overall wellness, offering customized, proven treatments and health guidance to address both specific ailments and preventative care, all using natural herbs and remedies, supported by the 5000 year old medical system of Ayurveda.
Having consulted more than 1,000 beyond satisfied clients, Archana looks forward to helping you to live the life that you deserve…
In addition to her BAMS degree in Ayurveda, Archana is a registered Ayurvedic Doctor at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a certified Kerala Panchkarma specialist, has been a mentor and lecturer for Undergraduate Ayurveda students, as well as a faculty board member at the Mount Madonna Institute and is a California certified massage therapist.