Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat was established to teach basic nuances of Ayurveda, yoga, and Ayurvedic dietetics for the learner and seeker of this science.
Dr. Roli Rangappa was born into a family of Ayurvedic doctors that traditionally treated several Indian royal families of repute. Dr. Rangappa dreams of nothing short of spreading Ayurveda throughout the world, especially the magic treatment of Panchkarma. Dr. Rangappa holds a BAMS degree from the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University and has attained post-graduate proficiency in Panchkarma from the Tilak school of Ayurveda.
Dr. Prakash Kalmadi, a doctor of western medicine, has practiced medicine for more than 35 years. He experienced the efficacy of Ayurvedic treatment in his own personal life which brought about dramatic transformation in his health. Dr. Kalmadi's belief in Kare philosophy is reflected in his day to day actions, and is a motivating factor for his staff. He is also passionate about Iyengar yoga, not only as a practitioner, but also as a teacher of Iyengar medical yoga in the treatment program at Kare.
Mrs. Ragini Kalmadi looks after the aesthetic interiors of the retreat may it be residential rooms of the guests or the therapy rooms. Being a psychologist she also boosts the morale of the staff when they get over stressed with work and also interacts with the guests to make their stay more pleasant. She is also the brain behind the culinary expertise of the retreat.
Mr. Ratanlal Shah may have a 76-year young body - but has spent a lifetime practicing Iyengar yoga, over 40 years in fact. He is one of the most qualified yoga teachers from the Iyengar institute. He brings with him his rich experience, expertise with total dedication and devotion. He was privileged to learn medical yoga from the Master [Dr.B.K.S Iyengar ] himself and developed into a professional yoga teacher.
Dr. Rohit holds a B.A.M.S. Degree from Pune's Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Deemed University and is well trained in pulse diagnosis. His family roots lie in the spiritual city of Varanasi, the home of gods. His all-consuming passion to study Ayurveda provided him the opportunities to be trained under great teachers. His expertise in pulse diagnosis or Nadiparikshan astonishes one and all.
Dr. Sucheta is a young, compassionate, and highly professional individual who has graduated from Muniyal Institute of Ayurvedic health science, Mumbai. She has been actively involved in the preparation of herbal oils and other herbal formulations. Dr. Sucheta also manages other specialized treatments like deep tissue massage, hot stone therapy, thai massage and aroma massage at Kare.
Diet and cooking was Dr. Bindiaa's passion from childhood. Dr. Bindiaa is doctor of Ayurveda who has specialized in Ayurvedic dietetics. She excels in counseling our guests. She helps them appreciate the science behind the healing science of Ayurveda, and is adept at combining modern dietetics and Ayurvedic principles.
Dr. Vandana is from the beautiful city of Jammu. She Graduated from S.K.S.S. Ayurvedic medical college, Ludhiana. At Kare, her specialty lies in the co-ordination of the Ayurvedic Diet and Nutrition Department. She has a keen interest in Ayurvedic treatments and loves to help the guests during the treatments. Dr. Vandana also conducts the Iyengar yoga sessions at Kare. Along with her Ayurvedic expertise, Dr. Vandana also has a beautiful voice and it is a joy to hear her sing when you can convince her to do so.
Hailing from the traditional Ayurveda family in Kerala, Dr. Thejus is a BAMS graduate in Ayurvedic medicine from Nangelil Ayurveda College Kerala and a Masters graduate in yoga. Dr. Thejus looks after all the guest consultations at Kare. He has been practicing in the field of Ayurveda since 2009. He got intense training in the philosophy and basic principles of Ayurveda from his Guru Ayurveda Vachaspathi - M. Prasad, who is the patron of Ashtamgam Ayurveda Vidhyalaya in Kerala. He has also specialized in Management of Autism, Toxicology, and Management of Life Style Disorders.
Hailing from the cultural city of Kerala, Thrissur, Dr. Sruthi graduated from Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Goa. She has been practicing Ayurveda since is 2011. Dr. Sruthi looks after the Diet and Nutrition department at Kare. She also specializes in Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle of Autistic kids. She has also arranged lectures in Ashtanga Ayurveda for International Students in the past.
Laksmi has been part of the Kare family since 2007 and is one of the most prized and praised therapists. She hails from the cultural city of Kerala. Besides her expertise in all the Ayurvedic therapeutic procedures, she also has a vast knowledge of Panchakarma as well as in the preparation of various oils which are used for treatments in Kare. She can easily address all the guest complaints and provide treatment solutions in consultation with the doctors.
Sujata has been with Kare for the past 11 years and is from the beautiful city of Darjeeling. Her expertise lies in performing all the Ayurvedic procedures and during treatment can very easily address and aches and pains the guests may have. She has had a long-standing practice in the field of Ayurvedic treatments.
Unni is one of Kare’s oldest therapists and has been with Kare since 2003. He hails from the medicinal city of Kerala. Unni is very popular with the guests and his expertise lies in knowing the right pressure points to massage during the treatments. He is also well versed in addressing lower back pain, administrating medical enemas, and various Nasal installation techniques.
Mohan also hails from Kerala and is a recent addition to the Kare family. He has been in the field of Ayurveda for more than 20 years. He is known for his extensive knowledge about Ayurvedic treatments. Mohan often performs for the guests in the evening to showcase his remarkable skills as a fire dancer.
Ashok is the head chef and the backbone of Kare’s culinary expertise. Ashok is one of Kare’s oldest employees and has been with Kare since 2002. His dishes are a hit with most of the guests and his expertise are Ayurvedic food, low-fat cooking, and cooking with pure cow’s ghee. He also conducts the Ayurvedic cooking classes in Kare and teaches the guests how to cook nutritious food efficiently and easily at home. Ashok is from the cultural city of Kolkata.
from Australia, August 2018
The caring nature of the staff and the quality of the yoga program
from France, April 2018
Les cours d'Iyengar Yoga. Les massages. La nourriture Aryuvedic. Le personnel dans son ensemble.
from France, March 2018
Sonya & Alan
Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat website
We really enjoyed our visit to your Yoga Health Retreat. The staff is absolutely amazing, efficient and very friendly. We feel very relaxed and healthy which makes heading back to work a lot easier. The setting is great, our room had a wonderful view and we would like to thank everyone involved who made our visit so enjoyable. I miss the Yoga each day, it was so good.
Priya Mani Dubai
Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat website
KARE has changed my life in such a short time! I came to KARE in desperation. Apart from being in constant pain, (back, knees, ankles) due to my excess weight, just 1 day prior to my arrival in Mulshi, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and had been warned by my doctor (in a very grave voice, I might add) that I was a definite candidate for a heart attack, a stroke or indeed, death. In just 10 days, KARE has given me a new lease on my life! I lost 6.5 kilos and 19.5 inches! My blood pressure is normal and I feel young again! My stay at KARE has rejuvenated me in body, mind and spirit. For the first time in 5 years I am emotionally and physically energized than ever before. AND I can walk without pain! At KARE I learnt that I MATTER. I learnt that my body and mind need to be cherished. KARE has shown me the way and has given me the tools to do that. When I left KARE, I KNEW I knew I was never going back to neglecting my body and soul again.