Jim Montrose

Ayurvedic Counseling, Yoga, Rebirthing, Meditation, Healthy Cooking

Dr Rivenes 2018 Intention Setting Seminar


Dr. Rivene’s 2019 Intention Setting Seminar January 5th, Set your Intentions from a place of boundless growth, increased energy and expansion for recreating body, life and spirit as you welcome more health and prosperity in all areas of your life. Join us as we introduce our new aligned intention setting meditation to open to our unbounded possibilities, set intentions in 9 major areas of our lives, develop visions boards to lock-in our intentions for the year, and create lasting habits that not only help you achieve your specific goals but create a lifestyle of continuing expansion.

Healthy Digestion, Elimination and Wellness

Healthy Digestion, Elimination and Wellness

Healthy digestion, elimination and wellness is key for Ayurveda which considers digestion and elimination as a fundamental process that must be preserved and balanced for lasting wellness. The root of all illness stems from poor digestion (weakened agni or digestive power, see box) and Ama (toxins from poor digestion, see box). When the doshas (our natural bodies constitution [link]) become imbalanced or aggravated through improper diet, unhealthy lifestyle choices, negative emotions and other factors it affects our digestive ability (Agni) which is the transformative power that allows us to assimulate food and experience yielding both nutrition and consciousness.. The disturbed Agni causes poor digestion of the food we eat. This in turn if left unchecked allows the undigested and unabsorbed food to accumulate in the Gastro-Intestinal tract and turn toxic. If this continues it will eventually flow out of the place of accumulation and spread throughout the body infiltrating the channels and tissues where it causes disease.

This process provides an early warning if we develop our awareness and recognize the imbalance. The first step is to recognize the potential cause of disease for your constitution [link] so you can avoid them. The next step is to take action to modify the cause so you avoid the imbalance (for instance taking a cooling swim during the hot summer day to remain balanced as a Pitta). If we let it get past these two steps we must restore balance after it is lost; which becomes harder but still easily in the realm of self-care. Beyond that we begin to get sick and it has moved beyond its initial location of origin, we must take more drastic cleansing and purification practice which generally require the assistance of an Ayurvedic health consultant. Let’s explore what digestion and elimination is telling you at this time and reclaim our Healthy Digestion, Elimination and Wellness.

Living Fully

Be Well – the art of Living Fully

On a recent cruise I was reminded of the power of appreciation in my life and more poignantly the power I have to choose appreciating life going well in the present moment (living fully).
The cruise director who was a bit of a Welsh comedian was trying to get us to fill in our reviews and encouraging everyone to rate the cruise high. He quipped, “English people never review anything 10 out of 10. After all there is always room for improvement isn’t there?” It reminded me how slovenly I can be in rating my own day. I was particularly bad when I started, I would see all the things I didn’t get done (an overambitious to-do list) and the disappointments when something didn’t go together perfectly. Is this you or someone you know? Read on to find your way to happier days!

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling

What is involved –With a 7000 year history it is probably the oldest medical system in use. It has had an extensive history of interaction and influence with Chinese medicine and was a major influence on Greek, Arabic and Western systems of medicine.

Ayurveda is not just a system of medicine but a science of life quality enhancement that is designed to enhance well-being, longevity, happiness, energy, and freedom. It is a complete system of living physically, mentally and spiritually and truly nourishes the whole organism for optimal health and greatest use of our faculties.

Who can Benefit– It can benefit everyone and prescribes complete and comprehensive health regimens from birth to old age. It is tailored to meet your needs by determining your own unique body constitution. Knowing your constitution and becoming aware of your natural health urges you will learn to balance and live in harmony with your own nature.

Services – Constitution Analysis, Ayurvedic Exam (learn your constitution, current imbalances, nature and receive your treatment plan), Lifestyle recommendations, Herbal Recommendations, Ayurvedic Treatments, Training and Ayurvedic education, Diet Planning and cooking for your constitution.

Make an appointment – call now 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za


rebirthingWhat it is – A modern day innovation on centuries old Pranayama breathing techniques designed to purify and resolve emotional blocks and traumas that interfere with a persons natural ease and health.

How you will benefit – Leonard Orr the developer of modern rebirthing says that everyone has birth trauma and usually many other types of trauma. He goes on to say without the successful resolution of this trauma and removal from the physical body it inhibits one’s full execution of life. Rebirthing is a very effective way to cleanse the body and remove the traumas from the physical body and mental patterns. It is a simple breathing technique that everyone can learn, usually within ten sessions, and continue on their own.

Ridding yourself of the nine traumas – Leonard Orr, developer of Rebirthing, has identified nine traumas that people commonly have and are effectively resolved using the Rebirthing breath technique:

Birth trauma,  Personal Lie, Repression of Feminine, Past Lives (tribal trauma), Parental Disapproval,

Death (unconscious) Urge,  School trauma, Religious trauma

Make an appointment – Schedule a session or a package of ten treatments now call now 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za

Yoga Therapy and Life extension/ease

yogaAyurvedic  Yoga – Yoga and Ayurveda are twin sciences of the Vedas and work together to help the individual to obtain optimal health and longevity in order to fulfil their unique purpose in life. Ayurvedic yoga acknowledges the unique needs of the individual’s body constitution in designing the proper yoga routines for her/his nature and phase of life. It also offers unique cleansing, purification, breathing, meditation and associated processes to assist in maintaining wellness, ease and life extension.

How you can benefit—The proper ayurvedic yoga routine and/or therapies can help you live a more fulfilled, physically at ease and rewarding life.

Programs and appointments – Private consultations are offered for physical and health challenges leading  to a specific program designed for your need. I offer classes and seminars from time to time for learning about this in a group situation.

Call 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za for appointment, schedule and information.


untitled-jpg4Ayurveda and Rejuvenation – Ayurveda has had a long term focus on extending life so an individual can achieve their purpose in life. Through a number of herbal rasayanas (tonic formulas), meditation, detoxifying methods, fasting from sensory inputs and other techniques as well as life style selection coupled with modern techniques and procedures we can reverse the aging process and live healthy and vibrant lives for 120-140 years.

What it can do for you – Learn simple strategies and seasonal tune-ups that can keep you younger, energetic and alert.

Who should consider it – Anyone who wants to get the most out of life and feel alive, energized and young.

The Program –  The Art of Rejuvenation has been offered as an 8 week program consisting of 3 hours of lecture and daily homework and experiential learning  during the week. It is available from time to time and may be offered as a 3 day seminar or as a private consultation.

Register or private consultations – Call now 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za


untitled-jpg5Meditation – Meditation is Yoga for the mind and has many forms that can be tailored to an individual’s needs and provide great health benefits. Meditation helps everyone gain more balance, perspective and calm from a psychological point of view. Physiologically medical doctors studying this eons old system have identified a relaxation response that  meditators produce that not only reduces the markers of modern day stress and mental agitation but improves the immune system, helps circulation, maintains brain functioning, helps irritable bowel syndrome, reduces high blood pressure and insomnia. In short this ancient science is a potent elixir to maintain health and enjoyment.

How you can benefit—Developing a meditation practice gives you the tools to maintain your perspective, reduce stress and create broader and deeper awareness and enjoyment in your own life and it particularly useful in dealing with dis-ease.

Programs and appointments – Private consultations and group classes are offered. Also check our blog for meditation hints and articles. Retreat patients are offered meditation and breathing instruction as part of their program. Check out our Classes and seminars for learning about this in a group situation.  Call 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za for appointment, schedule and information.

Healthy Cooking and Nutrition

untitled-jpg8Private and Group Instruction – I offer private and group instruction on the following cooking systems and nutritional programs:

Ayurvedic cooking – learn some of the secrets of using food as your medicine in the ancient ayurvedic system of eating for your constitution.

Gerson Therapeutic diet and Cooking – Learn to cook with low temperature, no oil and no salt to create tasty and healthy rejuvenating meals for people on the Gerson program or people who want to create to maintain life at high levels.

Gourmet Vegetarian and Real Food Cooking – Give up the damaging processed foods and toxic food choices of modern eating with Real foods cooked to retain nutrients and reduce the toxic loads of our modern industrialized food network.  Learn the secrets of great tasting gourmet foods from around the world.

Call now 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za

Jim Montrose

Jim Montrose

MSEE, MBA, Ayurvedic Counselor, Vegetarian Chef, Rebirther, Yoga Therapy and Black Belt Karate.

Director and manager of the Red Roan Ranch retreat programs. “I love to help our patients develop clarity on their healing/rejuvenating journey and help them create life skills that allow them to fully own their unique abilities to make a difference in their families and the world.”

Jim trained with the leading US Ayurvedic master, Dr. David Frawley in Ayurvedic self-care and rejuvenation. He has also had coursework and training from Dr. Chopra, Dr. Lad, Mukunda Stiles and other top teachers and Yoga masters. With a strong interest in nutrition and healthy cooking for over forty six years, Jim has written two cookbooks on Healthy Vegetarian cooking and Raw Food Preparation. He has a strong interest in Ethnic cooking from around the world and is a master at Gerson Cooking and Real Plant Based Foods and cooking. “ I love introducing people to tasty and filling vegetarian foods.” Trained by Leonard Orr, the founder of Rebirthing, he can help you breathe new life into your body and release the nine traumas.

In an earlier incarnation, Jim cofounded Chipcom Corporation and introduced broadband Ethernet and Fibre Optic Ethernet to the vibrant 1990’s computer networking environment. When Chipcom went public, Jim explored his artistic and health side developing courses in vegetarian cooking and learned Jazz Piano.

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Make an appointment – Schedule a constitution analysis or ayurvedic exam and get started now!  call 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za

© Copyright - Dr Zaida Rivene

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