Jim Montrose

Ayurvedic Counseling, Yoga, Rebirthing, Meditation, Healthy Cooking

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.
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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

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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