.01

SANSAAR AYURVEDA & WELLNESS

Sansaar promotes happiness and wellbeing by helping individuals achieve optimum health through the principles of Ayurveda. Traced back over two thousand years, with roots in ancient India, Ayurveda is a traditional indigenous healing system. Sansaar has embraced these ancient practices and brought them to the modern world, helping with the stresses of everyday life.

 

 

Nina panesar-woods

Sansaar was founded by Nina, as a result of her own journey to finding mental and physical well-being.

Having worked for many years in the fast-paced world of finance, Nina began to experience the signs of stress. Nina didn't want to leave her professional life behind. Recognizing the tell-tale symptoms: poor sleep, decreasing energy levels and anxiety, she looked for a solution to help restore her health and help her manage the demands of combining a career and family.

Through a combination of Ayurveda and Yoga, she found what she found what she was looking for and a way to not only manage and exist, but instead, thrive and grow as a person too.

Yoga and meditation is now part of Nina's daily routine, together with an overall healthier lifestyle. She qualified as a yoga teacher in 2014 (teaching classes locally) and as an Ayurveda therapist in 2015.

Regardless of your reasons for looking to Ayurveda, Nina can help you find the right solution to meet your needs and guide you on the path most suitable for you.

 

Ayurveda teaches us that health is achieved through balance and order, unique to each individual and shaped by our lifestyle, diet age and body type. By rebalancing the four key areas: mind, body, senses and spirit, we can work using relaxation, to heal existing symptoms, and prevent sickness. Ayurveda offers the key to natural health and longevity.

 

You can learn more about Ayurveda on our blog: Namaste Journal

 
Nina Panesar-Woods
 
 
 
 
park.jpeg

.02

AYURVEDA & YOU

 

 

THE KNOWLEDge of life and longevity

Ayurveda is ‘The knowledge of Life and Longevity’. Embracing Ayurveda is a lifestyle choice and one that will bring many benefits in living a longer, happier and healthier life.

The stresses of modern living can take their toll on our mental and physical well-being. Ayurveda offers us the chance to get back to our body’s natural balance and to allow the mind to free itself, reducing stress and physical ailments.

 

symptoms

Some of the symptoms that Ayurveda can treat include:

  •      Headaches
  •      Low energy levels
  •      Weight gain / loss
  •      Skin conditions
  •      Trouble sleeping
  •      Anxiety
  •      Reduced Immunity
  •      Menopause

 

Dosha types

Dosha's are the Bio-elements that make up our bodies and are linked to the elements of nature.

The three Dosha are:

  •    Vata -  Air
  •    Pitta – Fire
  •    Kapha – Water

All three play their part in our bodies, and achieving the right balance is essential to well-being. However, each of us has a dominant body type, which can be identified by physical and psychological characteristics. This aids in the treatment of symptoms and prevention of disease.

You can read more about Dosha types You can learn more about Ayurveda on our blog: Namaste Journal

health restored

Once health is restored, the Ayurveda lifestyle will help maintain good health and slow the body's aging process, helping to protect against age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's.

 

your personal ayurveda consultation

During your initial consultation, we will identify your body type, or ‘Dosha’, and look at the physical and mental symptoms you wish to address. We will then create a unique treatment plan, with advice on nutrition and lifestyle changes - for a healthier, happier you.

Sometimes we just need to learn to take care of ourselves, and only then can we give our best to others
— Nina Panesar-Woods

AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS

Ayurveda treatments work on the principles of touch and the movement of energy. Rhythmic massage and gentle pressure are used to relieve stress and encourage good circulation, aiding the flow of energy through the body. Your Ayurveda plan will include the creation of a unique blend of indigenous herbs and oils, tailored to your body type and to the relief of specific symptoms.

You will feel the benefits of Ayurveda treatments, as it they works to detoxify your body: encouraging good circulation and lymphatic drainage. By de-stressing body and mind and promoting effective energy flow, we enable our body’s natural ability to rest and repair, essential to achieving good health.

Ayurveda treatments may include the whole body, or focus on specific areas; rejuvenating facials, head massages, and touch therapy to the palms and souls of the feet. The pummeling technique is particularly helpful to combat areas of stress and tension, and for aided healing, for example following a sports injury or repetitive strain. This method is also highly effective for the treatment joint conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism.

A full list of treatments can be found here.

 
 
 
Head Massage Colour.jpg

.03

AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS

 

Before your first treatment you will be taken through an individual and private consultation to discover your Ayurvedic dosha type.

Suggestions of which are the most suitable combinations of treatments and massage techniques for your dosha are made to address any imbalances identified during your consultation.

All treatments are started with a guided meditation through which you will be able to free your mind and prepare your body and afterwards you will be given time to relax and for your body to absorb the benefits of your treatment.  Ayurvedic massages are designed to free up energy channels leading to increased rejuvenation and increasing your mood and sense of wellbeing, while decreasing stress.

Nina uses the Tri-Dosha range of skincare and bodycare products. This range of beautiful products is brimming with naturally sourced and where possible, organic, ingredients and botanical herbs sourced ethically from farms in India.  The ingredients are all hand blended to preserve the quality and active ingredients.

 
 

for the body

 
 

£80...

marma abhyanga / Energy-Flow Massage

An ancient therapy combining pressure to specific marma (vital) points all over the body and yogic stretches of all joints. This energy-flow massage manipulates the healthy flow of energy through the body's junctions an channels.

Good for: relaxation, detoxification, fatigue, stress, skin nourishment.

60 minutes

£90...

pinda sweda / pummelling massage

Therapeutic herbal powders are crushed in a traditional pestle and mortar and tied into a muslin cloth which forms the medium for this treatment. After warming oiil is applied to the bod using the compress, an Ayurvedic technique known as pummelling is given. This massage is extremely nourishing, strengthening and rejuvenating and is great for sports enthusiasts as it addresses problems relating to weak joints and sore muscles.

Good for: stiff joints, pains, arthritis, inflamed muscles and some skin conditions.

60 minutes

 

 

£45...

shirobhyanga / head and neck massage

A deeply therapeutic, caring treatment designed to nourish the scalp and wash away tensions associated with migrane, headache and neck stiffness. Warm 'dosha' specific oils are poured into your hair, aiding the nourishment of roots. Whilst the indigenous herbs calm and revitalise the spirit, ancient massage techniques allow your body to surrender and enhance overall equilibrium.

Good for: stress, strain, migraine, hair condition.

30 minutes

£45...

Peethabhyanga / back massage

A combination of pressure techniques and rhythmic application of warming oils enhances circulation and improves blood supply to every part of the body. Focussing on ten marma (vital) points also increases energy flow.

Good for: back ache, muscle tension.

30 minutes

 

 

£45...

padabhyanga / lower leg and foot massage

Relax, revitalise and reconnect through deeply therapeutic techniques to release energy blockages, improve circulation and restore tired calf muscles as your body feels eased and energised and your feet are cleansed and nourished. Beautiful as a preventative monthly maintenence threapy against the stresses of the modern world.

Good for: after a flight, relaxation, vitality, blood circulation, mums to be.

30 minutes

£45...

udvartana / tri-dosha detox scrub

Originating from India, this cleansing treatment consists of ground powders which are rubbed vigourously over the body to help draw out impurities and reduce water retention. The natural ingredients gently exfoliage leaving a lovely lustre to the skin surface.

Good for: exfoliation, poor blood circulation.

30 minutes

(best taken as a course of seven treatments)

 

SANSAAR SIGNATURE TREATMENTS

 
 

£110...

marma abhyanga combined with shirobhyanga

90 minutes

£120...

shilajita mumiyo combined with shirobhyanga

90 minutes

 
 

AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS - skincare treatments

 
 

£45...

mukhabhyanga / pure radiance

Working on your face, neck and head, Mukhabhyanga is a remedial therapy where firm pressure lifts facial muscles, leaving a youthful and vibrant glow, achieve a visible radiance with the use of ancient methods. By massaging marma points, the movements increase energy flow, stimulate blood flow and collagen production which helps to reduce problem lines.

Good for: stress, migraine, hair condition.

30 minutes

(best taken as a course of six treatments)

£80...

soundaryam vardhini / holistic glow

Harnessing the power of wild-grown medicinal herbs, this is a facial that goes beyond the norm. After cleansing, an Ayurvedic facial massage is carried out to boost energy flow. A soft face scrub, formulated with powerful kutki and fitkari is applied while a soothing head massage whisks your stresses away. Next, as a face mask of neem and sandalwood is left to work its magic, relax as a foot and leg massage eases tired muscles. To finish, a moisturiser is massaged in, using circular motions over marma points, leaving your skin fresh and revitalized.

Good for: lymphatic drainage, reducing the signs of ageing.

60 minutes

 

 

£90...

shilajita mumiyo / supreme results

A traditional Ayurvedic facial using soft bundles filled with herbs and carefully selected Ayurveda products. By stimulating vital marma points, it will reduce facial tension, tighten and tone the skin and leave you with a bright and nourished complexion. It targets the signs of ageing - combating fine lines and wrinkles - whilst encouraging super hydrated skin.

Good for: deep cleanse, revitalizing the skin.

60 minutes

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
8Z5A0067-27.jpg

.04

YOGA

 

 

ADOPTING A POSITIVE APPROACH TO GETTING FIT

Yoga Sansaar practices a positive and proactive approach to getting and staying fit, following the fundamental principles of uniting the health of mind, body & soul. You will learn and perfect a combination of postures and breathing exercises, to release tension, build core stability and enhance energy flow in your body. Every class ends with a brief period of meditation and mindfulness, so you leave feeling relaxed and stress-free.

Nina is a fully qualified teacher registered with Yoga Alliance.

Yoga teaches us how to listen to our body. What we do with that knowledge is totally up to us.

If someone asks for help, don’t we give it? So why not help our bodies too?
— Nina Panesar-Woods

YOGA SANSAAR CLASSES

Our classes are extremely popular, both as a means to achieving good health and to compliment other forms of exercise. We limit class numbers, so that individual attention can be given.

We use a variety of fitness props to maximise the effects. Where flexibility is limited, we can modify and vary any exercise so that optimum results can still be achieved. Yoga Sansaar is for everyone. You will be invited to join our member’s community for online support, and we run focus workshops to highlight specific elements of Yoga and the Ayurveda lifestyle.

 

JOIN A YOGA SANSAAR CLASS

Classes take place each Thursday from 6.10pm - 7.10om at the North Warnborough Village Hall, Priors Corner, North Warnborough, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1EA

If you are interested in joining one of our classes, please contact Nina directly to reserve your mat and feel part of our community.

 

 

.05

CONTACT US

I would love to hear from you if you have any questions about Ayurveda, if you would like to book a treatment or join a yoga class.

Your email will be responded to within 24 hours of receipt.  

Namaste, Nina X