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Ancient’s Best Ayurveda & Yoga

Contact NameNicky Hewett
South Island 7201
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Ancient's Best

Ancient’s Best was first established as a business in Singapore in 1988 and in New Zealand in 2010. We also travel to other centres on a seasonal basis to offer training, treatment and workshops.

The company represents the timeless traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga as taught for many thousands of year and passed down from teacher to student. These teachings are as practical and relevant today as they always were and have stood the test of time.

Yoga, Meditation & Breathing Classes

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Classes available in Blenheim, New Zealand

Small classes are available at our centre in Blenheim. New students are welcome and classes are suitable for all levels. Classes run for 90 minutes.

Kundalini Yoga brings together different aspects of yoga: regulation of prana through the control and manipulation of breath (pranayama), posture (asanas), hand positions (mudras), exercise sets (kriyas), sound (mantra), body locks (bandha), relaxation, and meditation.

For more information or to express your interest email Nicky at or call/text to +64 21 0259 2428.



Breathing Workshop:

One hour classes can be offered by arrangement or sign up for one of our four week series.

Improving your breathing is the key to managing your thoughts and increasing vitality. Learn simple yet effective techniques to help you develop more self awareness and improve your ability to relax and concentrate deeply. Regular practice can help correct poor breathing patterns, support self healing, and preparate you for deeper meditation practices.

$20 per person (2-6 people) at our clinic, $150 per group (maximum 10 people) if held in-house for corporate workshops. Private classes can also be arranged.


Ayurveda and Yoga Workshops:

  • Meditation Workshops
  • Food is Medicine - an introduction to Ayurveda Talk/Workshops
  • Bhagavad Gita 'Commentary of the Commentaries' Study Group (via Zoom)


What is Ayurveda?

‘AYUR’ in Sanskrit means ‘Life’ or ‘Longevity’ and ‘VEDA’ means ‘Science’ or ‘Knowing’. Ayurveda can be described as ‘The Science of Life or Longevity’ or ‘The Yoga of Life’. 

Each person will practice and live differently as each person has a unique body and mind. With the science of Ayurveda we learn to manage our bodies and minds as instruments given to us in this life for a specific purpose.



Ayurveda Massage

Massage Treatment in Ayurveda involves the application of specially prepared and warmed Dosha Pacifying herbal oils to the whole body.

Such treatment can be undertaken regularly at home as self massage, or as part of a short term standard treatment program at our clinic.

Short term treatment is undertaken typically over 4-6 weeks. Clients come once per week for a two hour massage/herbal body wash/steam treatment, and at home support this by lifestyle adjustments (food, exercise, routines, sleep etc), specially prepared herbs, yoga and meditation.

Massage can also become on ongoing and regular long term support and daily massage/herbal body wash/full body steam is part of Pancha Karma detoxification treatment also.


Pancha Karma Therapy

Panch’ means five and ‘Karma’ means therapy or action. Pancha Karma refers to an intensive detoxification program using five actions or procedures to remove toxins from the body and mind. 

Pancha Karma is a totally holistic detoxification. This is because it not only works on the physical system but it works on the mental and subtle energies as well.

Following a standard treatment program clients are prepared for Pancha Karma in the following months. We typically offer the program as a 9 day residential retreat including 7 days of intensive treatment.


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International Level 1 Instructor Certification Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association USA (2003) Certificate in Ayurvedic Medicine from Ancient’s Best Singapore (2006) Certificate IV in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation from Equals International Australia (2015)

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Ayurveda, Breathwork, Hatha Yoga, Indian Head Massage, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition, Spiritual Healing, Womens Health, Yoga

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