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<strong>Ayurveda</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Aging</strong><br />

<strong>Yoga</strong> <strong>Retreat</strong><br />

Punta Mita, Mexico<br />

Hosted by:<br />

Peter Malakoff <strong>and</strong> Karuna DiLibero<br />

October 14 - 21, 2<strong>02</strong>3

<strong>Ayurveda</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Aging</strong><br />

<strong>Yoga</strong> <strong>Retreat</strong><br />

Punta Mita, Mexico<br />

Hosted by:<br />

Peter Malakoff <strong>and</strong> Karuna DiLibero<br />

October 14 - 21, 2<strong>02</strong>3

‘<strong>Ayurveda</strong><br />

is taught on earth so mankind can enjoy<br />

a long <strong>and</strong> healthy lifespan’ - Charak Samhita<br />

‘<strong>Ayurveda</strong> contains the Vidya or knowledge<br />

of how to create <strong>and</strong> maintain the health of the healthy<br />

<strong>and</strong> cure or palliate the disease of a diseased person’<br />

- Charak Samhita<br />

‘Suffering born of Time (<strong>Aging</strong>) is inherent in life <strong>and</strong> cannot<br />

be avoided, but only palliated’ - Charak Samhita<br />

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‘Heyam Dukham Anagatam’<br />

‘The suffering that has not yet come can be avoided’<br />

- Patanjali <strong>Yoga</strong> Sutras 2:16<br />

These are the foundational principles of<br />

<strong>Ayurveda</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Aging</strong><br />

<strong>and</strong> the Subject of our <strong>Retreat</strong>.

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk<br />

Before we start, lets go back to the beginning<br />

the story of the origin of <strong>Ayurveda</strong> . . .

It is said in <strong>Ayurveda</strong>:<br />

‘The disease of aging is inevitable, but it may be manifested in a timely or<br />

untimely, comfortable or uncomfortable, disease-free or disease-filled<br />

manner.’ - Charak Samhita<br />

<strong>Ayurveda</strong> presents the ancient wisdom of how to live our elder years in the best<br />

health possible <strong>and</strong> that is the subject of this <strong>Ayurveda</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Aging</strong> <strong>Yoga</strong> <strong>Retreat</strong>.<br />

This <strong>Retreat</strong> offers a deep dive into the knowledge <strong>and</strong> practices of <strong>Ayurveda</strong><br />

that can be easily integrated into your daily life, allowing you to live <strong>and</strong> age<br />

with grace <strong>and</strong> health.<br />

During our week together, you will be introduced to the ancient wisdom of<br />

<strong>Ayurveda</strong> with a focus on <strong>Aging</strong>, enhanced with Peter’s animated stories <strong>and</strong><br />

references from the Vedic tradition of India, accompanied by h<strong>and</strong>outs <strong>and</strong><br />

a multi-media Keynote presentation.<br />

After the retreat you will be emailed a link to this presentation<br />

as one of our gifts to you!

Along with this Knowledge of <strong>Ayurveda</strong>, you will have an opportunity to<br />

Experience <strong>and</strong> enjoy various traditional <strong>and</strong> personalized Ayurvedic Spa<br />

Treatments given by Karuna, which help to eliminate toxicity <strong>and</strong> balance<br />

the body.<br />

These two approaches - of Information/Knowledge (Vaidya) <strong>and</strong> Bodily<br />

Experience (Bishak), offer a wholesome <strong>and</strong> beneficial approach rooted<br />

in the tradition of <strong>Ayurveda</strong>. A Vaidya offers diagnosis, knowledge <strong>and</strong><br />

underst<strong>and</strong>ing of <strong>Ayurveda</strong>, while the Bishak gives ‘h<strong>and</strong>s-on’ experience<br />

<strong>and</strong> therapy. Both courses are offered during this retreat as they overlap<br />

<strong>and</strong> compliment each other.<br />

Every day, there will be an <strong>Ayurveda</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Aging</strong> talk with Peter.<br />

Every day, you will experience the practices of Dinacharya,<br />

(Ayurvedic daily self-care rituals) with Karuna.<br />

Examples of Dinacharya:<br />

Oral care <strong>and</strong> tongue (scraping), eyes (eye wash), nose (Neti pot)<br />

<strong>Yoga</strong> classes including Pranayama (breathing practices) <strong>and</strong> Meditation<br />

Ayurvedic Treatments with Karuna <strong>and</strong> other practitioners<br />

Vedic Fire Ceremony (Agni Hotra)<br />

Leisure Time to Enjoy the Beach

SYLLABUS: Introduction to <strong>Ayurveda</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Aging</strong>:<br />

History <strong>and</strong> Introduction to <strong>Ayurveda</strong><br />

According to <strong>Ayurveda</strong>: <strong>Aging</strong> is a disease brought about by time. Old age<br />

cannot be cured; it can only be palliated. The focus of this course is how<br />

aging inevitably creates an imbalance of Vata Dosha <strong>and</strong> that by<br />

underst<strong>and</strong>ing this we can begin to recognize what is going on in our bodies<br />

<strong>and</strong> know how to balance that influence, optimizing our health in this<br />

inevitable circumstance of aging.<br />

The Five Elements: Panchamahabhutas - The ‘archetypal’ Language of<br />

<strong>Ayurveda</strong><br />

The Doshas are the Five Elements considered in terms of the human<br />

individual<br />

The Law of Karma: <strong>Ayurveda</strong> is a consideration of the Law of Karma in<br />

terms of health <strong>and</strong> Disease. A consideration of the ‘Law of Karma’<br />

‘Heyam Dukham Anagatam’- <strong>Yoga</strong> sutras: “The dukkha or suffering that<br />

has not yet come can be avoided”<br />

<strong>Ayurveda</strong> in Nature: A look at the principles of <strong>Ayurveda</strong> in Nature- Sudden<br />

Oak Death, times of day, seasons of the year, seasons of life, location, etc<br />

The Doshas: the Elements in the Body: The Doshas are a consideration of<br />

the five elements in terms of the human body<br />

Dynamics of the Elements: Sankhya (the sister science of <strong>Ayurveda</strong>) <strong>and</strong><br />

the Three Gunas- Sattva, Rajas, Tamas<br />

The Different Stages of Life <strong>and</strong> the effect on the Doshas<br />

Everything is medicinal <strong>and</strong> everything is poisonous; <strong>Ayurveda</strong> will teach<br />

you how to tell the difference between the two.

Kala (Time), Svabhava (Doshic Makeup), Ahar (Diet), Environment<br />

Balancing food, herbs, exercise, sleep, schedule of our days, sleep.<br />

The Cause <strong>and</strong> Cure of Disease: According to <strong>Ayurveda</strong> there are two basic<br />

causative factors: Diet <strong>and</strong> Lifestyle <strong>and</strong> Transgression of Dharma<br />

Fate <strong>and</strong> Free Will: Both are taken into account. How could this be true; the<br />

‘hole’ in the Universe <strong>and</strong> the ‘How?’ of <strong>Ayurveda</strong> works<br />

Limitation: <strong>Ayurveda</strong> distinguishes ‘Limitations’ that are unique <strong>and</strong><br />

beneficial in medical diagnosis. Without Limitation there can be no<br />

‘freedom’ from limitation.<br />

Agni: Transformative Fire- A fundamental principle of life, health <strong>and</strong><br />

<strong>Ayurveda</strong><br />

Ama: the result of poorly transformed or digested food-Toxicity <strong>and</strong> the<br />

most common bedfellow of disease<br />

Samprapti: the six stages of Disease in <strong>Ayurveda</strong> <strong>and</strong> why it makes a<br />

difference<br />

Knowledge or Vidya: The Importance of Vidya or knowledge: “The cause<br />

of all disease is Avidya” - Charaka Samhita<br />

Qualities of the Environment: Consideration of the Doshic/Elemental<br />

qualities of our environment Food: How to know what to eat? Person, Time,<br />

Place, Age, Season, etc<br />

The Doshas Again: What Dosha are you?<br />

Summary Considerations

In 2004, Peter Malakoff<br />

completed his Ayurvedic formal studies in India under<br />

Dr. Sunil Joshi, a world-renowned Ayurvedic Physician, <strong>and</strong> Panchakarma<br />

specialist. There, he received his Ayurvedic Sadhana Padavika Diploma<br />

from Kalidas Sanskrit University<br />

in Maharashtra, India.<br />

Peter has a degree in Vedic Studies <strong>and</strong> has heard <strong>and</strong> read many of the<br />

stories, epics, myths, <strong>and</strong> teachings of the Indian tradition.<br />

He is a comprehensivist, not a specialist, <strong>and</strong> everything he knows is<br />

connected with everything else. He writes <strong>and</strong> speaks on a variety of<br />

topics such as <strong>Ayurveda</strong>, <strong>Yoga</strong> Philosophy, Eastern <strong>and</strong> Western<br />

Philosophy, Tantric Tibetan Buddhism, world mythology, Buckminster<br />

Fuller, the Bhagavad-Gita, Vedanta, Advaita, Kabir, Rumi, Adi Da, <strong>and</strong><br />

Ramana Maharshi; all of which will be used to illustrate his talks. He is<br />

very familiar with the Mahabharata, the Ramayana <strong>and</strong> many of these<br />

commentaries <strong>and</strong> stories enhance one’s underst<strong>and</strong>ing of <strong>Ayurveda</strong>,<br />

Indian culture, <strong>and</strong> philosophy, ancient <strong>and</strong> modern.<br />


Karuna De Libero began teaching <strong>Yoga</strong> over 2 decades ago in order<br />

to share the transformative healing she has experienced in her own<br />

life.<br />

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After years of studying Yogic <strong>and</strong> Vedic philosophy, she began her<br />

deep dive into <strong>Ayurveda</strong>. She attended the Ayurvedic Institute in<br />

Albuquerque, New Mexico to complete the Ayurvedic Bodywork<br />

Specialist Program. <strong>Ayurveda</strong> was so impactful for her, that in 2014<br />

she completed the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program <strong>and</strong> became<br />

an adjunct instructor.<br />

The study of <strong>Ayurveda</strong> <strong>and</strong> herbs led her down the healing path of<br />

Aromatherapy, which she integrates into her treatments <strong>and</strong> the<br />

natural remedies she creates for clients.<br />

Recently, she attended the Maharani Academy, in Santa Barbara,<br />

California, to become a certified Panchakarma Specialist<br />

(Ayurvedic Rejuvenative Practices)<br />

She has been leading retreats internationally since 2006 <strong>and</strong> loves the<br />

intimacy of creating safe, sacred spaces for people.<br />


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We will be staying in a private oceanfront resort near<br />

Punta Mita, Mexico just 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.

The following Photo Galleries will give you a tour through Villa An<strong>and</strong>a . . .

Outside Villa An<strong>and</strong>a<br />

Approach to Villa An<strong>and</strong>a

Inside Villa An<strong>and</strong>a<br />

Main entrance, (a great place to relax or meditate)

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Villa An<strong>and</strong>a Suites<br />

Shared Suite (ground level)

Villa An<strong>and</strong>a<br />

Spa Main Entrance

Ayurvedic Consultation<br />

Upon your full payment, you will be emailed an Ayurvedic<br />

Intake Form to print, complete, <strong>and</strong> email a copy back to<br />

(petermalakoff@gmail.com)<br />

Your 1 hour Ayurvedic Consultation will take place<br />

during the retreat.<br />

It will be recorded <strong>and</strong> given to you.<br />

You will also receive a personalized informational booklet.<br />

The consultation will help you underst<strong>and</strong> your Dosha,<br />

(your individual elemental nature),<br />

which is one of the fundamental gifts of <strong>Ayurveda</strong>.<br />

With this knowledge you will gain an essential tool for aging.<br />

After the retreat, you are invited to schedule a free<br />

complimentary (Skype or Zoom) 45-minute follow-up<br />

consultation with Peter to help you adjust to your new routine.

Email your Ayurvedic Intake Form to Peter at least a month<br />

before the retreat. He will go over it thoroughly <strong>and</strong> will address<br />

any concerns or symptoms you may have.<br />

The Intake Form is extensive because there are many things that<br />

contribute to your health or disease, (especially in the case of<br />

westerners); our exposure to food, restaurants, lifestyle options<br />

are much wider than in ancient times. The completion of your<br />

Intake Form clarifies many factors of causation that are not<br />

determinable via pulse <strong>and</strong> even other forms of in-person<br />

diagnosis, such as; body type, tongue, speech <strong>and</strong> gait.<br />

For your consultation, Peter will prepare a personalized booklet<br />

based upon your unique elemental make-up, including specific<br />

guidelines for diet, herbs, drink <strong>and</strong> exercise.<br />

You will also receive access to an online encyclopedia of<br />

<strong>Ayurveda</strong>, that Peter has put together over the last 19 years.<br />

You are welcome to share it with others.<br />

Based on your consultation, we can determine the causes of<br />

ill-health <strong>and</strong> recommend a daily protocol of diet <strong>and</strong> lifestyle,<br />

including symptomatic treatments if applicable. Following these<br />

recommendations, you will be able to remove the cause,<br />

balance your situation <strong>and</strong> re-establish optimum health.

Vata Balancing Therapies<br />

Vata is the first Dosha to go out of balance <strong>and</strong> the elemental quality that<br />

increases with age. Vata is involved in nearly every imbalance.<br />



Chakra Balancing Meditation: Guided visualization / meditation from Root to<br />

Crown Chakra, using aromatic blends <strong>and</strong> mantras to balance <strong>and</strong> harmonize<br />

each energy center.<br />

Nasya (nose treatment): Warm, medicated oil is dripped into the nostrils to<br />

cleanse, purify <strong>and</strong> strengthen all parts of the nasal cavity, allowing for clear <strong>and</strong><br />

easy respiration. This creates mental clarity <strong>and</strong> relieves congestion, sinus<br />

pressure, sinusitis, allergies, headaches, migraines, paralysis, cervical spondylosis<br />

<strong>and</strong> greying hair. It brightens the eyes <strong>and</strong> complexion; rids the body of excess<br />

Dosha, toxins, pain <strong>and</strong> stress <strong>and</strong> has positive affects on the eyes, ears <strong>and</strong> lungs.<br />

Karna Purna (ear treatment): Means, “ear full” of oil. Warm oil is poured into<br />

the ears to relieve aches <strong>and</strong> pains in the neck <strong>and</strong> jaw, headaches, migraines, ear<br />

diseases, ringing in the ears, vertigo <strong>and</strong> ear congestions. Removes ear wax.<br />

Great for hearing loss, balance, depression relief <strong>and</strong> ‘swimmer's ear’. It softens<br />

the face <strong>and</strong> relieves jaw tension (TMJ). It strengthens <strong>and</strong> nourishes all parts of<br />

the ears.<br />

Shirodhara: Abide in total bliss <strong>and</strong> easily immerse in deep meditation as<br />

warmed, aromatic, oils are poured over the 3rd eye center in a steady stream.<br />

This stabilizes the activity of the mind, creates mental clarity <strong>and</strong> balances<br />

emotions. Helps to manage insomnia, headaches, stress <strong>and</strong> anxiety. It instills<br />

deep relaxation <strong>and</strong> helps to eliminate old emotions that contribute to chronic disease.<br />

Promotes healthy sleep, improves memory, concentration <strong>and</strong> focus.<br />

Benefits all nervous disorders, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches,<br />

migraines, insomnia, irritability, mental illness, schizophrenia, stress, vertigo <strong>and</strong><br />

can help alleviate facial wrinkles. Nourishes the scalp <strong>and</strong> is a wonderful hair<br />

treatment for dried, broken or pre-mature grey hair.

Other Possible Treatments:<br />

Basti (nutritive / detoxifying enema)<br />

Basti (for targeted body pain)<br />

Svedhana (steam)<br />

Abhyanga (massage)<br />

Garshana (dry brushing)<br />

Ayurvedic Head Massage<br />

Netra Tarpana (eye treatment)<br />

Pinda Svedhana (herbal poultice treatment)<br />

Urdvartana (herbal body paste)<br />


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Your <strong>Retreat</strong> Package Includes:<br />

Transfers to <strong>and</strong> from Puerto Vallarta Airport<br />

Private or shared Suites with private bathroom<br />

Bathrobes, beach towels <strong>and</strong> spa products provided<br />

<strong>Yoga</strong> Mats <strong>and</strong> <strong>Yoga</strong> Props (blocks, belts, bolsters + blankets) are Supplied<br />

Chef prepared, exquisite Vegetarian Ayurvedic meals,<br />

snacks <strong>and</strong> fresh herbal teas<br />

Ayurvedic Health Consultation<br />

Personalized Ayurvedic Spa Treatments<br />

Villa An<strong>and</strong>a Kitchen <strong>and</strong> Housekeeping Staff included<br />

Beach Free Time

Book Your Spot<br />

1<br />

RESERVE: Your spot with a deposit or<br />

full payment (discount with full payment<br />

until July 15th)<br />

2<br />

RECEIVE: An Ayurvedic Health Intake<br />

Form via email. Complete the form <strong>and</strong> email<br />

back to Peter. petermalakoff@gmail.com<br />

3<br />

SCHEDULE: 1 hour Ayurvedic Health<br />

Consultation to receive during the <strong>Retreat</strong><br />

4<br />

RECEIVE:<br />

An email with <strong>Retreat</strong> Preparation Instructions<br />

5<br />

PREPARE:<br />




$1000 / $500 non-refundable<br />


Single Suite: $4900<br />

Shared Suite: $3500<br />


Upon Full Payment<br />

Until July 15, 2<strong>02</strong>3<br />

Single Suite: $4000<br />

Shared Suite: $2500<br />

Click Here to Book


We are here to ensure your experience is<br />

Educational <strong>and</strong> Enjoyable.<br />

Please contact Karuna if you have any questions:<br />

namastekaruna@gmail.com<br />

WhatsApp +1 929-282-7448

We look forward to seeing you . . .

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