Jim Montrose

Ayurvedic Counseling, Yoga, Rebirthing, Meditation, Healthy Cooking

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!

Empowering Youthfulness Within

Empowering Youthfulness Within

Empowering Youthfulness Within is our New Program. During the last week of June and the first three weeks of July we hosted 5 youth and youthful people from the age of 15 to 40’s from the United States in the new program: The Harmonious Heart and Empowered Youth-fulness. Cassie, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Austin and Nathan embarked on a four week program of experiential learning in health, well-being, food, manifesting and consciousness to create a fulfilled harmonious future of their choosing. Read on here to dream and make your life expansive, thriving and ever growing.

Winter Routine for the Doshas

Winter Routine for the Doshas

Winter Balancing of Your Constitution Helps you to Stay Healthy. The Ayurvedic science of living recognizes that the change of seasons affects the health of all living beings. Certain changes in diet, behaviour and medicines are prescribed as a “seasonal ayurvedic routine” to counter the bad effects of the season and capitalize on the good effects so we stay healthy. As fall and early winter ends vata peaks with resulting dryness and nervous disorders as we then enter the coldest part of the winter where everything slows down and produces dormancy in plants. This is the season of Kapha and the dosha most affected by winter, peaking in July or August. Winter often brings kapha aggravations like allergies, colds, and congestion. You are being asked to balance your diet and lifestyle now if this is you. Read on to find your magical curative powers.

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

Rebirthing

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.

Rejuvenation

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

Meditation

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