The Home of Dr. Zaida Rivene’s Chiropractic Wellness Center

The Cottages at Red Roan Ranch
Jim Montrose’s Ayurvedic Counselling and
Zaid-Mon Straight Egyptian Arabian Horses.


June/July Events at Red Roan Ranch

Announcing Events at Red Roan Ranch June/July We have two wonderful June/July events, consider joining us for our online meditation challenge (June 21 to July 12) or live Happy Foods experiential cooking class (Saturday, July 3rd). Read more below.
Creating Emotional Alignment For Healing

Alignment Most Important Moment of Day

Alignment how do you do it, first thing in morning and last of day is most important action of the day. It is the key to a successful life. Dr. Zaida often says: Alignment is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Abraham says: Alignment Trumps Everything! So how do we do it? This is the practice I teach with full Retreat patients and refer to in your Ayurvedic exam and Doctor’s Lifestyle/Eating Plan.
meditation challenge

21 day Meditation Challenge Detoxify the Mind

In the science of Ayurveda we recognize the value of increasing peace and calm and handling negative emotions which we consider mental ama (or waste products) and employ several methods including the proper use of the mind and meditation to purify the mind and restore the flexibility and freedom of the unencumbered mind. By spending time in meditation you connect to the true self, where the mind can heal itself. Meditation is the direct route which takes you into Pure Awareness and your door to Cosmic awareness and wisdom. Experience it for yourself at our June/July meditation challenge. Join us now!
Healthy Real Food Recipes

Happy Foods 2021

Happy Foods 2021 Happy Foods 2021 – Bring satisfying pleasure and joy back to your food, while balancing your constitution, making it fun, and systematic for quicker results. Happy Foods – Foods that reduce anxiety, increase happiness, and fulfillment. You’ve found what your body constitution is, now what. Choose foods and recipes that meet your body’s constitution for natural Balance and Vitality I would like to thank you for Saturday, for the first time I feel like eating according to my Dosha is achievable and easy to understand. I loved the way you explained how we have to perceive a meal and then go about flavoring and preparing it - meal time is fun that way. – E. Apr, 2020 In a revamped version of last year’s successful Happy Foods we are introducing expanded practical steps to learn how to make and create dishes that meet your Eating Plan in a fun and quick way. Open the way to easily and quickly make the foods that balance your dosha with fun and satisfy your taste for joy and pleasure. With expanded sections on the Chinese medicine approach that supports and augments the Ayurvedic taste and health practices including why the Chinese don’t count calories. The latest tips and discoveries from scientific research demystified and put into a holistic framework to reduce the confusion and produce the food to support the detoxification and re-generation of your body in support of your core treatments in the office. The new Happy Foods -2021 gives the first timer a great overview of the basics as well as advanced topics not previously covered in last year’s Happy Foods, making recipes from scratch, improving taste and correcting, and more assistance in learning to effectively implement these approaches quickly, easily, and with fun in your own kitchen. Come for a wonderful deepening of your Real Food – Happy Food skills and understanding. For the experienced and new Happy Food participant it provides a great review and expansion with new concepts, increased attention to how to set up your kitchen and learn the skills to do it more automatically (making it a habit). The advanced balancing techniques will help everyone. In addition, both groups will benefit with a special session to specifically answer your most perplexing, puzzling, confusing question about preparing food to meet your specific food plan. Bring your pressing and urgent questions in any and all areas of concern about your eating plan and cooking. HAPPY FOODS 2021 MORE JOY, FUN, RESILIENCY, AND IMMUNITY Click on the button blow to read more and receive R75 off your registration now!

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