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

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

Punta Mita, Mexico<br />

Hosted by:<br />

Peter Malakoff and Karuna DiLibero<br />

October 14 - 21, 2023

‘<strong>Ayurveda</strong><br />

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

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

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

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

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

- Charak Samhita<br />

‘Suffering born of Time (<strong>Aging</strong>) is inherent in life and 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> and <strong>Aging</strong><br />

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

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

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

with grace and 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 and<br />

references from the Vedic tradition of India, accompanied by handouts and<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 and enjoy various traditional and personalized Ayurvedic Spa<br />

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

the body.<br />

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

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

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

understanding of <strong>Ayurveda</strong>, while the Bishak gives ‘hands-on’ experience<br />

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

and compliment each other.<br />

Every day, there will be an <strong>Ayurveda</strong> and <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 Our Daily Dinacharya:<br />

Early AM: Oral care; tongue scraping, oil pulling, eye wash, neti<br />

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

Ayurvedic Treatments with Karuna and other practitioners<br />

Vedic Fire Ceremony (Agni Hotra)<br />

Leisure Time to Enjoy the Beach

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

History and 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 and that by<br />

understanding this we can begin to recognize what is going on in our bodies<br />

and 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 and 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>) and<br />

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

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

Everything is medicinal and 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 and Cure of Disease: According to <strong>Ayurveda</strong> there are two basic<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

most common bedfellow of disease<br />

Samprapti: the six stages of Disease in <strong>Ayurveda</strong> and 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, and 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 and has heard and read many of the<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Karuna DiLibero began teaching <strong>Yoga</strong> over 2 decades ago to share<br />

the transformative healing she has experienced in her own life.<br />

As a former <strong>Yoga</strong> studio<br />

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and years of studying Yogic and Vedic<br />

philosophy, she began her deep dive into <strong>Ayurveda</strong>. She attended the<br />

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

Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Program. <strong>Ayurveda</strong> was so impactful<br />

for her, that in 2015, she completed the Ayurvedic Health Counselor<br />

program and became an adjunct instructor.<br />

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

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

natural remedies she creates for clients with incredible results.<br />

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

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

(Ayurvedic Rejuvenating Healing Practices)<br />

As a long time practitioner and inspirational mentor, she has been<br />

leading retreats internationally since 2006. <strong>Retreat</strong>s create a safe,<br />

intimate, sacred, sanctuary for people to do some really deep work.<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<br />

Guide You through Villa Ananda . . .

Outside Villa Ananda<br />

Approach to Villa Ananda

Inside Villa Ananda<br />

The Main Entry (a great place to relax or meditate)

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Villa Ananda Suites<br />

Shared Suite (ground level)

Villa Ananda Ayurvedic Spa<br />

Spa Main Entrance

Ayurvedic Consultation<br />

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

Intake Form to print, complete, and 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 and given to you.<br />

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

The consultation will help you understand 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 and 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 and even other forms of in-person<br />

diagnosis, such as; body type, tongue, speech and 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 and 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 and recommend a daily protocol of diet and lifestyle,<br />

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

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

balance your situation and re-establish optimum health.

Vata Balancing Therapies<br />

Vata is the first Dosha to go out of balance and 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 and mantras to balance and harmonize<br />

each energy center.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the ears.<br />

Shirodhara: Abide in total bliss and 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 and balances<br />

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

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

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

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

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

can help alleviate facial wrinkles. Nourishes the scalp and 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 and from Puerto Vallarta Airport<br />

Private or shared Suites with private bathroom<br />

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

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

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

snacks and fresh herbal teas<br />

Ayurvedic Health Consultation<br />

Personalized Ayurvedic Spa Treatments<br />

Villa Ananda Kitchen and 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 and 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, 2023<br />

Single Suite: $4000<br />

Shared Suite: $2500<br />

Click Here to Book


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

Educational and 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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