A perpetual state of flux is the only constant we can be sure of in our contemporary lives.  Relationships develop and sometimes fall away; careers offer personal growth and often induce stress in our lives; we unavoidably age; there are family demands; the sun rises and falls each day; and seasons shift - in Melbourne terms’ - that is often daily!

With all the variables in our day to day living, how can we remain steadfast, grounded and in balance? 

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic practice of medicine dating back to India over 5000 years ago.  The recorded scriptures, known as vedas, outline very clearly, routines and regimes we can adopt in our day and throughout the seasons in our life to remain in balance as our world fluctuates around us. Ayurveda uses the inherent principles of nature to help bring balance to body, mind and spirit.

By observing every detail of an individual - diet, lifestyle, living conditions and routines and using diagnostic tools such as pulse and tongue analysis - a root cause of an imbalance can often be found.

Working with me, I will create a specific plan for your unique needs, detailing ideal foods, daily routines, exercise and yoga, herbs, therapeutic body treatments and even spiritual practices like meditation and pranayama to restore and support balance in the body-mind so you can thrive with joy.

Examples of issues that can be addressed with an an ayurvedic lifestyle plan are stress, anxiety, digestive imbalance, sleep, hormonal issues, immunity and auto-immune disorders, arthritis, mental illness and skin ailments.

If you are unsure if Ayurveda is right for you, or how it could assist in your healing journey, I’d love to have a chat with you over the phone about it. Request your complimentary call now.


Phillipa Joy is a qualified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant from the Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies (AIAS), 2013.  Previously a chef and event co-ordinator by trade, she has worked in seven different countries with opportunity to work from kitchen garden to table and be exposed to many plants and vegetables used for cooking and healing around the world.  She is passionate about educating people about how to use food as medicine and why it is important to eat locally grown and seasonal food with mindfulness in order to maintain good health and prevent disease. 

Currently working from Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic on the north side of Melbourne in Northcote, under the guidance of Drs Gurnam and Pooja Saini (BAMS, MD Alternative Medicine and BAMS, Nurse Practitioner respectively), she continues to expand her knowledge and treatment offering.  She is also now offering private sessions from her home clinic in Pascoe Vale South, including intimate cooking workshops tailored specifically for individuals’ needs.

She has been a Reiki Master for over thirteen years and seen first hand how profound and important the mind-body connection is on a journey of healing and feels this ties in beautifully with the wisdom of ayurveda. 

She hosts retreats and workshops regularly and was a coordinator for the first national, scientific Ayurveda Conference held in Melbourne March, 2017. She also offers catering for yoga and meditation retreats, special occasions and trainings, applying ayurvedic principles and a sprinkling of joy and love to all her menus.

Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic

I first saw Phillipa around 8 months ago after prolonged chronic pain and digestive issues. Her calm and gentle approach in introducing me to Ayurveda was inspiring, and her guidance around diet has given my body a much better place to heal and recover from. I have no hesitation recommending her to anyone who has health issues, is feeling out of sorts or out of shape, or just needs gentle pointing in a more aligned direction. If I could, I would see her for abyhanga or shirodhara weekly - so phenomenally relaxing and invigorating at the same time. Thank you so much, Phillipa. - L, Preston
Gorgeous environment. Beautiful massage and steam. Nice to have a chat over a delicious cuppa afterwards. Can’t wait to go back! - A, Brunswick
“I’ve always wanted to have a Shirodhara but never had the opportunity to. It’s something very special which I didn’t want to do at any day spa. My Shirodhara experience with Phillipa was simply magical. She takes care, dedication and love with every part of the experience. The feeling her Shirodhara gave me was beyond something I can explain in words: I felt uplifted, calm and clear after the experience. After the treatment, Phillipa took great care to explain to me how I might feel and which foods to eat. I have recommended Phillipa’s Ayurvedic treatments to all my friends and family and I will definitely be coming back for more Shirodhara’s! Thank you Phillipa for the beautiful and touching experience, it was amazing! — Uppma Virdi, Founder of Chai Walli & Indian Australian Business Woman of the Year, 2017
I had such a lovely appointment today and felt very taken care of and in good hands! - C, Northcote.

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