How the Center was Created


"India is not just geography or history, it is not only a nation, a country, a mere piece of land. It is something more: it is a metaphor, poetry, something invisible but very tangible. It is vibrating with certain energy fields which no other country can claim.’’

Osho Rajneesh

 For over 12 years, drawn by the beauty and magic of India, I have been travelling to different corners of this remarkable country.

            In 2002, I had the good fortune of becoming acquainted with genuine Ayurveda.

            After a series of Ayurvedic massages and amazing Ayurvedic procedures with herbal powders and healing oils, my body starting breathing like new and was filled with strength.

            Upon returning to St. Petersburg, I noticed positive changes in all areas of my life: I was no longer bothered by lower back pain, and an enormous reservoir of strength and energy appeared, enabling me to carry out any tasks. Even my friends noticed the positive changes in my life and in my outer appearance.

            It was at this time that the dream was born of creating such a center in my home city.

            In winter of 2011, I went for a treatment for purifying the organism (Panchakarma). After the treatment, I realized that the time had come to invite Indian Ayurvedic specialists to Saint Petersburg, to share this ancient teaching with the residents of my home city, to give the opportunity to experience sessions of unique Ayurvedic massage, to get to know the methods of Ayurvedic treatment and regeneration of the organism that were created over 5000 years ago.

            It is a good thing in any undertaking to have a good, reliable partner. At the time, I had the thought of sharing this idea with my friend and partner Inna Kovshar who, exactly like me, was filled with enthusiasm at this idea, and even came along with me on the visit to India I organized in order to have a Panchakarma treatment and to get to know genuine Ayurveda directly.

            The very best Indian doctors and specialists of Kalari massage of the leading Ayurvedic clinic in Kerala, India, agreed to share their knowledge and secrets. Thus began our cooperation in the ARPANA Ayurvedic Medical Center I opened, located in the very center of St. Petersburg.


            The uniqueness of the ARPANA Ayurvedic Medical Center lies in its use of natural healing oils specially imported from India, in the application of an ancient method of pulse diagnosis used by Dr. Dilek Mani, coming from a long family line of Indian Ayurvedic doctors, and also in the use of our Indian specialists' priceless knowledge of ancient methods of Ayurvedic treatment and regeneration of the organism.

            If you wish to live in harmony with yourself, with the joy and pleasure of improving your physical and emotional health and well-being, the doors of the ARPANA Ayurvedic Medical Center are always open for you.

            We are happy to offer you all types of Ayurvedic massage and Ayurvedic healing procedures, which are carried out with the aid of special professional Ayurvedic equipment and the use of precious Indian oils prepared in monasteries with the use of over 100 healing herbs. The recipe for these oils is still kept secret by the thrifty monks.

            You can also get to know the numerous Ayurvedic programs developed by the Indian doctors and specialists of the center for the healing, rejuvenation, and regeneration of the organism.

            We have brought to you the healing energy of India, flowing from the loving hands of our Ayurveda experts.

            We are very happy that our dream has come true, and our little Indian heaven is waiting for you.

            Take care of yourself, as one of the most important parts of this planet Earth!

            Sincerely yours, directors of the ARPANA Ayurvedic Medical Center, Galina Vlasova and Inna Kovshar.