Manasa Ayurveda offers the first and only specialist service in the UK introducing the Buddhist Ayurvedic (BĀCP) approach to mind and well-being.

We guarantee quality assurance that all our expert therapists are also UK registered healthcare professionals.

Manasa Ayurveda offers workshops & courses, personal consultations, therapy programmes and self-care support.

Ayurveda translates as 'The Science of Life'. It’s a 5,000 year-old system for health and healing, with origins in South Asia.

Manasa Ayurveda means ‘Ayurveda for the Mind’.

Manasa Ayurveda Wellbeing Course

8-Week Programme

[includes online consultation]

In a safe, friendly and respectful space with a small group of six to eight people, you'll be inspired to improve your well-being using a personally tailored Buddhist Ayurvedic approach. 

Starting with an online consultation, you'll learn how to develop your wellbeing through physical self-care, behaviour change, meditation and mindfulness. Learn more…




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Meditation
Exercise

Personal Consultation

We offer both online and face-to-face consultations.

THERAPY PROGRAMMes

Your personally tailored programme of individual therapy sessions. 

SELF-CARE SUPPORT

Our self-care support programmes empower your well-being.


Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth…
— The Buddha


The mindful, sensual, well-being impact of Ayurveda creates thoughts of the possibility of a healthier future...
— Amanda
For me a very positive well-being session. I hope to maintain a wellbeing attitude daily. I like the Ayurvedic approach
— Rajeev
Being able to verbally express my feelings around family life and circumstances has been mentally and emotionally de-stressing
— Claire
Today’s session was most helpful for me. Discussion on sleep, wellbeing and talking around my feelings helped greatly
— Simon

We are the first to introduce ‘Buddhist Āyurvedic Counselling and Psychiatry' (BĀCP) from Sri Lanka to the UK. BĀCP is a new subject in the area of Buddhist Studies. It was developed in Sri Lanka over the past decade, and its practice has been recognized by the World Health Organisation (p.15, WHO, 2009; p.39, WHO, 2012).

BĀCP has a strong theoretical basis grounded in premodern Buddhist and Ayurvedic texts which have endured for over 2000 years since around 400 BCE.

Our treatment methods include traditional Ayurvedic physical therapies, behaviour and situation change (e.g. through diet and lifestyle counselling), and methods for developing concentration and insight into reality (through a more personally tailored approach to mindfulness and meditation training).

Our Manasa Ayurveda Therapist in London qualified in Sri Lanka at the Buddhist Ayurvedic Hospital within the Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies (NIIBS). Our Ayurvedic therapies are also informed by the Neelamahara tradition; practiced for centuries within the Neelamahara Buddhist temple and surrounding village community in Sri Lanka.

Buddhist Ayurvedic Hospital

Buddhist Ayurvedic Hospital

Buddhist and Ayurvedic texts informing Manasa Ayurveda therapies, and their approximated chronology.

Buddhist and Ayurvedic texts informing Manasa Ayurveda therapies, and their approximated chronology.

Matthew Aldridge - Manasa Ayurveda Therapist

MA BSc(Hons) THORN BA(Hons) DipHE RMN Dip.Ayu. MFHT

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Matt is Director of Manasa Ayurveda Ltd. and a Manasa Ayurveda Therapist. He first began to learn about Ayurveda in 1998 in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. He is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Therapist and maintains regular contact with colleagues in Sri Lanka at the Manasa Ayurveda Hospital and the Nagananda Buddhist Ayurvedic (Teaching) Hospital. 

Buddhist Ayurvedic award ceremony in Sri Lanka at the  Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies (NIIBS)

Buddhist Ayurvedic award ceremony in Sri Lanka at the Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies (NIIBS)

He has more than a decade's experience in Buddhist meditation and his work on Buddhism, mindfulness and mental health has been peer reviewed and published internationally. Matt has full personal indemnity insurance as a member of the FHT and is also registered as a Mental Health professional (RMN) in the UK.

Publications: 

Aldridge, M.A. (2015) Modelling Mindful Practice Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives 16(3):312-321

Aldridge, M.A. (2012) Addressing Non-Adherence to Antipsychotic Medication: A Harm Reduction Approach Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 19(1):85-96

Aldridge, M.A. (2011) Psychosis and the Three Refuges Middle Way: Journal of the Buddhist Society 86(3):225-230

Aldridge, M.A. (2008) Psychosis from the Inside (pp. 74-79), In, Clarke, I. Madness Mystery and the Survival of God O-Books Winchester, Washington.