Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine
Here at the Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof we take exceptional care to amalgamate the principles of Ayurveda with the values and beliefs of European culture. Our guests live the enriching experience of Indian rituals and healing methods in our splendid Austrian mountain environment and forego the cost, jetlag and discomfort of long journeys to the Subcontinent. Dr (ind) Gaurav Sharma and Head Chef Walia Balvinder – both from the country of Ayurveda origins – are heading the Sonnhof team with authentic expertise, professionalism and in depth understanding of both cultures.
Ayurveda is infinitely more than a healing concept or a culinary trend – it is a way of life! Living the Ayurveda way means embracing a new happiness, improved health, profound understanding of self, personal development and inner calm. Ayurveda symbolizes the perfect harmony of body and nature. Health epitomises the dynamic balance between bodily elements, therefore illness is an indication of imbalance. Based on the pillars of diet, body treatments and Yoga we counteract imbalances with a thoroughly holistic approach to overall health. Not only do we identify the symptoms of illness, we go much further to also discover the causes – thus preparing the truly effective way to restore the interaction and harmony between body, mind and soul.
In June 2012 the Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof reopened following a comprehensive expansion and renovation programme. The design concept is based entirely on ‘Tyrol meets India’. Locally sourced, rare timbers are offset by boldly coloured Indian textiles and beautiful artefacts, resulting in a harmonious synergy. The entire Resort has undergone a traditional cleansing ceremony in accordance with Indian Vastu teaching, ensuring the unimpeded flow of the life energy ‘Prana’ – a fundamental for all health and wellbeing. In our chosen field we are pioneers in Austrian Health Tourism, as such we are setting new standards with our holistic thinking – we are prepared to meet the international challenges and demands.