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Zaid-Mon Straight Egyptian Arabian Horses.

Beautiful Tibetan Women

Consciousness, Kora, part 2

The Kora and little bird affirms the mystical and expands my consciousness to embrace the larger eternal in all of life. I remember its a matter of focus that transforms the ordinary to miraculous. As I explore consciousness and creating “Heaven on Earth” for myself I am surprised and amazed at how easily, yet hard, as it goes against upbringing and societal training, it can be to view what we call reality “what is” from either the contrast or the joy and bliss. My friend viewed the trip around the Kora through the filters of the people in Tibet don’t have much in some cases, it’s a struggle to live in this pristine environment; whereas I saw the Tibetan people as extremely resilient even in the face of aggression, maintaining a joyful, thriving, strong community and keeping their religious practices no matter what, living in partnership in the pristine environment enjoying their work and existence. How we choose to experience the situation (the filters we view the world with) create our experience. Find out more.
My Kora

My Kora, part 1

Our trip to Tibet was one of wonderful friendly locals, high altitudes, beautiful monasteries, spectacular mountain scenery and a three day circumnavigation of holy Mt. Kailash (holy pilgrimage site for four major religions and intrepid seekers worldwide). We started with a wonderful train ride from Xining (the capital of Qinghai province in western China) across the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa in Tibet, home of the famous Potola Palace, the former residence and palace of the Dali Lama. We visited the palace and several monasteries before heading across Tibet for the high mountains and the Kora. A little bird delivered a special message that transforms the ordinary to miraculous. Find out more.
Ayurvedic Cooking

Stop Food Confusion

Stop Food Confusion One Diet doesn't fit all, learn to de-mystify food and thrive! If you read the articles about which foods are good and which are bad its very confusing. It feels like there is nothing left that you can eat. Are the Doctors wrong? Or can you stop the food confusion and thrive! Like most things there is some truth to what the experts are saying, its just not the whole story. A particular food may not work for a certain body type and individual, but is fine for others and this is usually the missing or ignored results in all these studies that are reported.  The 5000 year old Science of Living, Ayurveda, recognizes that each individual has a unique body constitution that can create harmony and flow when followed. Learn what your constitution tells you about food and learn to support your bodies needs to stop food confusion with Ayurvedic Cooking on Saturday Oct 19th. Join by October 15th at a discount.
Mini Ayurvedic Reboot

Two Days left for discount on Ayurvedic Balance

Ayurvedic Balance can restore balance this spring to give new Vitality and Health. Join us for Balance the Art of Living October 11-13th join now and receive R200 off. Learn to honor you dosha and create a life of balance in food, lifestyle, exercise and rest. Cook meals that support your unique dosha or constitution to eat in alignment with your natural needs.


Dr Zaida Rivene’s Chiropractic Center Wellness Center

A place for the most up to date and advanced chiropractic care covering the body (structure), mind (emotions), environment, allergies and spirit. Specializing in restoring the bodies flexibility and lifeforce, structural and emotional alignment, Gerson therapy, Fertility, Family chiropractic (baby to grandparents and the dog too!) and turning retirement into recreatement.

Red Roan Ranch Accommodations

A place to come, unwind and stay for a day or more.  Make your own retreat on our beautiful ranch. Choose from:  chiropractic sessions, swimming, massage, hiking, vegetarian meals and just being in nature.

Jim Montrose Ayurvedic Consultations Self-Care Yoga Real Cooking Re-birthing

Best practices of 5000 year old plus Ayurveda, Yoga, Re-birthing, Meditation, Real Cooking and Rejuvenation for the Art of Enhanced Living.

Zaid-Mon Studs Egyptian Arabian Horse Farm

An extraordinary straight Egyptian Arabian horse stud, based on bloodlines from the EAO and the Bedouin tribes coupled with natural horsemanship, natural healing, animal chiropractic and tranquil pastures. Horses for Sale!

Products Resources Downloads

Useful articles, guides and products to support your journey to greater wellness and ease.

Meet Jim & Zaida

alt-jzDr Rivene practiced in her international clinic in northern California for 24 years before her and her husband James Montrose moved to South Africa in 2004. They started a wellness clinic on a 23 hectare Arabian horse stud  nestled at the foot of the Langenberg Mountain Range, 2 1/2 hours drive from Cape Town, in the Hermitage Valley of Swellendam.

Dr. Rivene and Jim Montrose decided to provide the top natural healing practices and care available in South Africa. Dr. Rivene offers an eclectic and effective range of advanced chiropractic, homeopathic and natureapathic techniques to help you regain and remember your true healing nature and wellness. Along with her husband, Jim Montrose who is a gourmet vegetarian chef, ayurvedic counselor and rebirthing specialist they offer weeklong programs to help you regain your natural balance and overcome chronic illnesses and disease.  In addition to obtaining the best health at any age, Dr.. Rivene is currently the only Gerson practioner in SA and offers special programs for patients with chronic diseases and cancer.

Schedule now:      

Call the office at +27 83 290 1283 (083 290 1283 in SA) to schedule now. Or contact Dr. Rivene by email for more information (call if this is urgent).

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From the N2 (Cape Town towards George) Take the first Swellendam exit (left). This is the R60. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt). Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

(Coming from George to Cape Town) Take the third exit (R60) right. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt).  Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

GPS:  S34 degrees 01.367 minutes, E020 degrees 25.193 minutes. Note most GPS units (Garmin, etc.) have the wrong coordinates for Red Roan Ranch.

Call if you have trouble 071 959 0786 or 083 290 1283