About

Orna Canavan

For as long as I can remember I’ve always had an affinity with India, I recall as early as the age of 5 being fascinated by a picture of the Taj Mahal. Even as a teenager I was interested in alternative medicine, so not surprisingly when I came across Ayurveda while travelling in Asia in my early 20’s it completely resonated with me.

Since then, I have spent years studying in the UK, India and Sri Lanka and have been lucky enough to intern with some wonderfully esteemed teachers such as Dr Vasant Lad. I worked at ayurvedic company Pukka Herbs in UK before moving back to Ireland in 2009 to set up my practice here in Galway.

I have also embarked on some lengthy ayurvedic cleansing and rejuvenating programs at Mother Amma’s Ashram in Kerala. The combination of ashram life and daily ayurvedic treatments was for me, utterly life changing and inspired me to delve deeper into the wonders of Ayurveda.

I love my work with Ayurveda as I get to share the wisdom of Ayurveda with my clients who are often amazed that by even making small and simple adjustments to diet, lifestyle and mental attitudes they can experience profound improvement in health and happiness. I feel Ayurveda is more pertinent today than ever before, as we strive for balance in our day to day living. When I am not working you will find me cooking yummy food, swimming in the sea or out walking in nature.

BA (Hons) Ayurvedic Studies, Dip. Ayurvedic Medicine, Certificate in Ayurvedic massage (International Institute of Ayurveda) & ITEC distinction in Anatomy, Physiology & Massage. I am a member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association’ www.apa.uk.com