Welcome to Maiaveda Holistic Health Retreat & Spa.

A boutique holistic health spa and retreat. A sacred place infused with ancient healing rituals.

In the heart of Kyneton, experience authentic Ayurvedic spa therapies – an ancient and holistic healing system. Leave us feeling honoured and deeply rejuvenated.

Maiaveda retreats have been developed to cater to those that seek an immersive experience to rebalance and recharge. These tailored wellness programs include luxury accommodation, all catered meals, private yoga therapy and meditation classes, plus your personalised treatment plan designed after a consultation with our Founder and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Marye O’Brien. With the attentive care of our holistic specialists, you will emerge refreshed and in harmony.

The Maiaveda experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual’s desire to relax, rebalance and revitalise. Let us cocoon you within an oasis, a peaceful place where you can find sustenance – calm, small, sacred and nurturing.

Q What is unique about your offerings?

Our practices are sacrosanct.

We love everyone who walks in the door. We understand that everyone deserves well-being. We understand and respect boundaries. We slow down to understand. We practice loving, mindful communication. We respect each client’s vulnerability. We practice compassion and empathy, especially when it’s most needed. We understand a client's true needs, and put those first. We are gentle and nourishing. We mother. We keep things personal, and where need be, emotionally intimate. We stay positive. We keep things enjoyable. We meet everyone as a friend.

In the rooms, we keep the space meditative, and sacred. We create an environment for spiritual experiences to just happen. We use treatments to create openings and healing and transformation. We approach each treatment with our own open hearts, and our own powerful desire to heal.

All our relationships mirror our philosophy. We love partnerships. We are generous in spirit. We can pivot within our ethos. We understand that easy, consistent discipline equals consistent results. We never compromise quality.

Maiaveda is a wellness sanctuary.

At the heart of Maiaveda are the profound treatment programs that help restore balance and reawaken the body’s natural healing mechanisms. But the treatments are only a part of a comprehensive approach to creating health. Guests at Maiaveda also gain an understanding of how all the various aspects of their lives are interrelated and contribute either positively or negatively to overall well being.

Guests learn to understand how individual factors in their make-up affect physical tendencies, moods, cravings, motivation, and behaviour. Our guests also learn how simple shifts in diet, exercise, and daily and seasonal routines can enhance their progress toward increased strength, stability and vitality. Not only do our guests go home feeling renewed in body and spirit, they also report that the benefits from their visit grow long after they have returned home.

Established in 2011

Q What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Although suppressed during years of foreign occupation, Ayurveda has been enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and throughout the world.

Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical ayurvedic medicinal texts dating back thousands of years.

More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realising their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behaviour and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.

Recognising that human beings are part of nature, Ayurveda describes three fundamental energies that govern our inner and outer environments: movement, transformation, and structure.

Known in Sanskrit as Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth), these primary forces are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body. Each of us has a unique proportion of these three forces that shapes our nature. If Vata is dominant in our system, we tend to be thin, light, enthusiastic, energetic, and changeable. If Pitta predominates in our nature, we tend to be intense, intelligent, and goal-oriented and we have a strong appetite for life. When Kapha prevails, we tend to be easy-going, methodical, and nurturing. Although each of us has all three forces, most people have one or two elements that predominate.

Maiaveda's approach to health and wellbeing fuses the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern spa rituals. We offer ayurvedic lifestyle consultations, and body rituals. We also teach the practical tools and techniques of Ayurveda at all of our programs, retreats and workshops. Bring Ayurveda into Your Life.

Ayurveda groups the five elements of Air, Ether (space), Fire, Water and Earth into three basic Ayurvedic Body Types: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Our body and mind are a reflection of the predominant Ayurvedic Body Types.

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  • Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Monday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM