Blue Lotus Ayurveda: Natural Health & Rejuvenation
It maintains a close relationship with our clients and offer individualized Ayurvedic health care, Ayurvedic therapies, and Panchakarma, with great attention to personal customer service. Client health is their commitment.
Vishnu Dass (NTS, LMT, CAyu) started studying Ayurveda in 1992 under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad, world renowned Ayurvedic physician and teacher (on the picture at left, visiting our clinic in May 2009). He graduated from the Advanced Studies and Clinical Program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, and worked for the Panchakarma Department of the Institute while finishing his studies. He is also a graduate from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics and a former Board Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
His holistic approach enables him to create individualized programs, specifically tailored to your particular needs, integrating into your Ayurvedic consultation nutritional and lifestyle counseling, herbal nutrition, marma therapy, as well as other Ayurvedic therapies, and weight management programs, depending on your specific situation, goals, and needs. He is clinically trained to offer full Panchakarma programs and Panchakarma therapies, and personally guides and supervises your process throughout your treatments.
Vishnu Dass also offers lectures and workshops on Ayurveda and yoga philosophy for various herb schools and yoga centers throughout the South East, and has published several articles on Ayurveda and yoga, both on local and national publications, such as Light on Ayurveda Journal and Integrative Health and Healing, amongst others.
Some of the best massage therapists in Asheville work with us, either doing therapeutic massage or assisting with Ayurvedic Therapies: Wendy Woerner, Deb Barnett, Rachel Horn, Cornelis Swarttow, and Kristina Williams.
Cricket Greer, MA, LPCA, LMBT
About Us Ayurveda MedicineCricket has over 25 years of experience in healing arts with a background in yoga, massage, movement, and psychology. She studied in the Clinical Psychology graduate program at Saybrook University in San Francisco, completing her masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Goddard College in Vermont, and ran a private psychotherapy practice. She has served as adjunct faculty at Mayland Community College’s Massage therapy program, teaching somatic psychology, ethics, and massage technique. Ms. Greer has been a massage therapist since 2003 and integrates Ayurvedic, Thai, Esalen, Shiatsu, and Deep Tissue modalities into her work. She has been with Blue Lotus Ayurveda since 2011 and currently leads and assists with Ayurvedic and Panchakarma bodywork therapies.
Wendy is a Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Therapies Assistant, and has been with us since 2005. She is a graduate of the New Center for Wholistic Health and Education in Syossett, NY. As a Panchakarma and Ayurvedic therapies assistant, Wendy integrates her loving energy along with her training in Advanced Amma Therapy (acupressure) and the Trager Approach, with which she can access deep layers of the body through movement and traction. She has 15 years of experience in the bodywork field.
Kymber Owens, RYT, LMBT
Kymber is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She is a trained Ayurvedic massage and Panchakarma technician. She graduated from the Pensacola School of Massage Therapy, and was trained in the art of Thai yoga massage with Becky Sathre at the Vedic Conservatory. Kymber is a graduate from the Ayurveda Health Consoler Program at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga and also studied at the Triad Yoga Institute in Greensboro, NC and is a certified yoga instructor.
Mitzi works as a Panchakarma therapist providing Ayurvedic body treatments and marma point therapies. She completed her massage therapy certification at the Asheville School of Massage & Yoga and has studied Thai foot reflexology at the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Mitzi’s approach to bodywork is strongly influenced by her background in yoga and Ayurveda. She has been practicing yoga since 1997 and has received advanced training in the Kundalini tradition. The first seeds of Ayurveda were planted around that same time, and over the years, she has slowly incorporated Ayurvedic philosophies into her diet and lifestyle. In 2014, she began working with Vishnu Dass and Blue Lotus Ayurveda and has since deepened her knowledge of herbalism, nutrition, medicated ghee/oils, and prana therapy. She is a graduate from the Ayurveda Health Consoler Program at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga.
Graduating from the California College of Ayurveda in 2008, Danielle received her education as an Ayurvedic Health Educator and certification as an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. She completed her studies and graduated as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner under the guidance of Dr. Paul Dugliss of New World Ayurveda and has extensive training in traditional Ayurvedic therapies and modalities including Ayurvedic massage, shirodhara, and marma therapy, aromatherapy, and herbal medicine. As a massage therapist and a certified as a yoga teacher, she integrates a wealth healing knowledge and clinical experience into each session.
Tish is a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Professional Member of NAMA. She studied with Vishnu Dass and is a graduate from the Ayurveda Health Consoler Program at the Asheville School of Massage & Yoga. She is also trained in Ayurvedic Bodywork Therapies. Tish is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist and has been in practice since 2007. She offers an integrative, therapeutic and relaxing massage. Tish completed her 200 HR yoga teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2005 and is currently working towards her 500 HR certification. Tish is incredibly grateful to be sharing her heart’s work… bringing Yoga, Ayurveda, and Massage to the community.
The treatments offered by this centre are: Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Swedana, Nadi Swedana, Localized Steam Therapy for Pain Relief, Marma Chikitsa, Shiro Abhyanga + Nasya, Ayurvedic Head Massage & Nasal TherapyNabhi, Basti or Chakra Basti, Marma Massage, Netra Basti, Pinda Sweda (Swedana) and VigorKati Basti.
We can provide accommodations during your Panchakarma program in a single occupancy room with a private street access. It is like having your own private studio while remaining within the nurturing, healing atmosphere of our clinic and having the convenience of being in quaint West Asheville, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The atmosphere here is conducive to introspection, meditation and healing (no TV, internet, etc.). Relaxing music and positive, spiritual books are available in your room. More music and books can also be purchased at our store.
Cost for Panchakarma Lodging at Blue Lotus Ayurveda/per night is $45. It includes the use of our kitchen, bathrooms, dining area, and one of our therapy rooms for yoga and meditation, when not in use.
Deep Relaxation with Authentic Ayurvedic Therapies:
Abhyanga Plus $105 w/1 Therapist $125 w/2 Therapists.
Ayurvedic Sacred Bliss Package $140.
Ayurvedic Rasayana Day Spa Package $155.
Ayurvedic Rasayana Day Spa Plus $190.
One Day Panchakarma Sampler $360.
Ayurvedic Health Consultations & Long Distance Ayurveda:
Ayurvedic Health Consultation - $130 + cost of herbs.
Seasonal Special - Acute Health Consultation for New Clients - $75 + cost of herbs.
Consultation for Children under 12 - $100 + cost of herbs.
Ayurvedic Therapies - Panchakarma Therapies:
Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage-Performed by 1 or 2 therapists with specialized strokes-and Ayurvedic herbal oils-$75 with 1 therapist & $95 with 2 therapists.
Abhyanga Plus: Abhyanga (Warm oil massage) with 1 or 2 therapists - + Bashpa Swedana (full herbal steam) + Udvartana (herbal scrub/dusting) for a relaxing and refreshing experience - $105 with 1 therapist & $125 with 2 therapists.
Shila Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage - (aka Sacred Stone Therapy) with Ayurvedic herbal oils - $80.
Shiro Abhyanga + Nasya: Ayurvedic Head Massage - Incorporates nasal therapy and foot reflexology to clear all - head passages, relieving head, shoulder and sinus problems - $60.
Shirodhara: Bliss Therapy for mental rejuvenation - A blissful therapy to nourish the nervous system and bring - overall clarity and peace - $75.
Nadi Swedana: Localized herbal steam to relieve pain - This therapy is integrated into a 1-hour Therapeutic Massage -to promote flexibility and relieve pain in specific areas - $70.
Abhyanga + Pinda Sweda: A combination of specialized therapies to restore strength and vigor, especially recommended for nervous system imbalances - $150.
Marma Chikitsa: Energy Point Therapy - Ayurvedic Acupressure with essential oils integrated into - a therapeutic massage and passive yoga therapy - $65.
Marma Massage: Invigorating Ayurvedic Massage - An energizing Ayurvedic massage focused on main - energy points to promote energy and blood circulation - $65.
Netra Basti: Herbal Therapy for Eye Rejuvenation - $60.
Kati Basti: Herbal Therapy for Lumbo-Sacral Discomfort - $60.