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  About Julia Mader & Dinesh Mader, Ayurveda Massage Therapists at Rasayana Cove in Florida
In 1994 Dinesh and Julia Mader founded Rasayana Cove Ayurvedic Retreat as the first rural residential retreat in America offering Kerala Ayurveda treatments for strengthening well being of body, mind, and spirit.


Julia is committed to her dharma of nurturing well-being with the healing oils of Ayurveda and the balancing nutrition of Ayurvedic cookingJulia Shyama Mader embodies the Ayurvedic lifestyle with the familiarity of one raised in the tradition. From 1972 until 1979 Julia lived in India, concentrating her time in the ancient pilgrimage town of Purl, Orissa, living with a Bengali family, and in Almora in the Himalayas. During this time she received private tutelage from Hindu scholars and assimilated the ways of the Indian people, especially the art of cooking.

After a decade of homesteading in her native Canada she returned to South India with her husband, Dinesh, to study Ayurveda. This study program lasted 11 months over 2 trips and included personalized experiential research, study, and treatments in a number of the Ayurvedic clinics of Kerala. It was there that Julia learned the mysteries of herbalized oils and how they are applied to suit the individualized needs of the recipient.

After returning to North America The Maders moved their Ayurvedic center from Ontario to the woods of central Florida. Julia amalgamates her extensive training in Polarity and Massage therapy with her years of study in Ayurveda, and her university graduate training in psychology and family dynamics. She offers nurturing and gentleness to everyone seeking retreat at Rasayana Cove. In determining the details of these treatments she is specific in honoring the traditions of Ayurveda as it is practiced in India.

Lic. MA 0013985

Dinesh’s life long skills living in nature create an environment of peace and beauty for retreatants at Rasayana Cove Ayurvedic RetreatDinesh Mader contributes his experience and background in massage therapy, yoga, Ayurveda, and a long-standing love of nature, the Healing Mother. Dinesh began a modest practice of physical yoga after college and a tour of duty in the Peace Corps in north Africa. He then worked as a rural health planner for the Appalachian Regional Commission, but left the boardroom to pursue a life of renunciation and self-sufficiency in the woods of Canada. In 1984 his quest for self-healing led him to the renowned Ayurvedic master, Dr. Vasant Lad, and the Ayurvedic Institute. There he also met Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic author and scholar, and served as his promoter in the Toronto area for the following five years. Their activities included a number of workshops in remote settings in the Canadian wilderness.

In 1991 he and Julia made the first of three trips to India to study at the International Institute of Ayurveda and research the proper administration of Pancha Karma treatments. This lead to the conception of Rasayana Cove, an Ayurvedic healing retreat in a natural setting.

He is a writer, lecturer, licensed massage therapist, and initiate in Tantra Yoga. His life is devoted to serving others seeking a life of balance and self-realization. He is presently drafting a work on his 1998 pilgrimage to the source of the holy river Ganga in the Himalayan mountains.

Lic. MA 0013984


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Retreat in central Florida on a 25 acre nature reserve. Meditation, Kerala Ayurveda oil massage, and personalized Ayurvedic cooking. Private cabin for a solitary meditation retreat or a couples cabin for pairs. www.ayurvedicretreat.com rasayana@cyberstreet.com

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