As a long time student of all things yoga since the tender age of 12, I decided to make a commitment to the sister science of yoga; Ayurveda.
Ayurveda; the word itself meaning “life knowledge", is the medicinal system of India. The origins date back to 5000 BCE. It began as many ancient practices did, orally. Later it evolved into written form and it's roots are evident in the Vedas, primarily the Atharvaveda.
I stumbled upon Ayurveda when I met my mentor, Dr. Robert Svoboda while on a yoga retreat high in the mountains of Utah in 2001. He has helped me vastly in the art of living and extracting the best out of life. With an added assist in how I care for myself and others. Part of that journey has involved meeting other extraordinary practitioners of all kinds. One of which has crafted the oils we carry here at the club! I use these oils in my practice and in my life!
They are of a super special quality, full of Ayurvedic herbs and medicines of the naturopathic vein. I have chosen 2. Tridoshic Shakti, is a daily oil that can be used as one would use lotion. It takes a bit longer to soak in after the shower but trust me, it is worth it! It is great for use in Abhyanga (self-massage) and can be mixed in with other lotions to absorb the herbs there in. Tigress Oil, is for bumps, bruises and other boo-boo's that cause discomfort. Think analgesics! Both I use regularly and highly recommend. I use the same brand for my massage services here, a bit more of a dense, viscous variety that is blended for Ayurvedic massage.
If you are curious, stop by the pro shop and try it out! They are made with love by Sarada Anastasia in Ojai, California and Kerala, India. They are made upon order, very fresh and packed full of vitality! Keep in mind that the skin is the largest organ of the body and deserves the very best!