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Giardino Seerose

Mediterranean Ayurveda in Switzerland

In a world that is becoming more and more hectic, we need spaces to restore our power, mindfulness and tranquillity. Only in this way can we maintain our personal health over the long term. This is exactly what the “Ayurveda by Giardino” cures in Ascona and St. Moritz offer. “Ayurveda by Giardino” has two aims: activating the body’s self-healing powers and having a lasting effect you can feel when you return to everyday life.

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Ayurveda by Giardino


The “Ayurveda by Giardino” philosophy is based on ancient Far Eastern wisdom adapted to Western needs and standards. Guests are provided with holistic well-being for the body and mind which goes far beyond the classic concept of wellness.

Just like the hotels themselves, the cures, individual treatments and nutrition counselling in “Ayurveda by Giardino” are based on a Mediterranean dolce vita. Enjoyment and a sense of ease are part of every cure. This cure consists of type-appropriate nutrition, specially tailored therapeutic treatments, guided yoga and mindfulness sessions. This all serves to remove detrimental toxins, stimulate the body’s self-healing powers and rejuvenate the tissue, restoring balance to both the body and mind in a completely natural way. Following the cure, guests are shown how to integrate what they have learned into their everyday lives, in order to ensure lasting effects.

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Medical history

Cures and treatments

Ayurveda by Giardino

“Ayurveda by Giardino” cures provide preventative, regenerative and lasting help with physical health issues and chronic ailments such as acidosis, weight issues, back and joint pain, burnout symptoms and excessive stress, digestive problems, sleep disorders, menopause-related issues and allergies.

Our experience has shown us:
To work most efficiently, an Ayurveda cure should last at least 7 days. It can be extended up to 21 days. In addition, during the cure and ideally a week before it starts, alcohol, coffee and other stimulants should not be consumed.

The three-day “An introduction to Ayurveda” programme also provides those new to or interested in Ayurvedic practices a short break from everyday life and a taste of what an Ayurveda cure has in store.

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Medical history

Time out is always something to celebrate – whether it’s brunch, the holidays or simply an after-work drink, our upcoming events provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind. For hotel guests and locals alike.


Pure relaxation! For those looking to fully unwind. Pamper your senses, enjoy fine dining and feel relaxed every minute of the day. True bliss.


Get active! Take a boat out on the lake, hit the trails on a bike or paraglide down a mountain. A bit of adventure never hurt anyone.


Challenge your fitness! Build strength, increase your endurance or set new personal bests. Focus on sport and benefit from optimum nutrition.


Be your best self! Discover the potential of your body and mind and use it to the full. Improve your athletic and everyday performance through professional advice and good nutrition.


Improve your health! The health programmes sustainably strengthen the body and mind. Whether back issues, weight problems or stress: we can improve and protect our health.


Unwind from head to toe! The time has come to focus on finding your centre. Breathe deeply, eat consciously and improve your well-being with invigorating treatments. You will feel fantastic for it.

Swiss Ayurveda physicians and specialists

Ayurveda specialists and therapists

The “Ayurveda by Giardino” team is as individual as the Ayurveda method itself. All employees have trained in India, the country that Ayurveda originates from, and have attended further training courses at renowned institutions in Switzerland, Germany and the rest of Europe. Based on this training, each team member has developed their own specialist area, perfectly complementing the expertise of the Ayurveda and spa teams. The Ayurveda team consists of Ayurveda physicians with Swiss federal diplomas, Ayurveda specialists with many years of experience and Ayurveda and yoga therapists. All employees work in tandem with each other. This ensures that each guest is individually and comprehensively catered for.

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Yoga lessons and retreats

Yoga therapy

Healthy mind, healthy body. Yoga and Ayurveda are twin philosophies that complement and complete one another. Ayurveda is a holistic and preventative healing system that can be integrated into everyday life, and can also help to alleviate and cure illnesses. Yoga asanas were originally stances and sitting positions that improve and strengthen the natural energy flow of the body and release blockages. The body functions perfectly in asanas that are held for extended periods, and the yogi can concentrate on meditation and spiritual development.

The yoga therapists at Giardino are experts in this ancient knowledge. During the morning yoga sessions, strength-building and stretching help to strengthen the musculoskeletal system and get energy flowing, while the accompanying breathing exercises help to activate the lungs and balance the nervous system. This holistic fortification for the body and soul is great for yoga enthusiasts, but it can also give anyone the power to get through daily life easily.

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Relaxation techniques and meditation

Meditation therapy

It is important to act mindfully in a world that is moving ever faster. Relaxation techniques and meditation can help us to do exactly that. Dealing with stress in a healthy way and properly using our own physical and mental resources is becoming ever more important in the modern world. Research has shown that, even with the challenges life throws at us every day, regular use of relaxation, mindfulness and meditation techniques can help to keep the nervous system in balance. Even short, regular sessions have been shown to have a lasting effect.

During a cure, meditation and mindfulness techniques offer an insight into the full range of different techniques and provide the opportunity to find the most suitable option. Our experienced therapists in the Ayurveda and yoga teams are always on hand to help anyone who wishes to explore these methods more deeply.

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To add on or try out

Modular treatments

Ayurveda by Giardino offers complete cures as well as individual treatments. All treatments have a profound effect, and guests are therefore recommended to visit one of Giardino’s Ayurveda specialists for a consultation in advance. The following modules can be booked as an addition or to try out:


Modular treatments

Ayurvedic treatments

The areas of effectiveness and goals of Ayurveda

Western Ayurveda

Ayurveda is based on a holistic healing system and, as a therapeutic health programme, goes far beyond the classic concept of wellness. It can provide lasting improvements for health issues such as acidosis, weight issues, allergies, back pain, joint pain, burnout, digestive problems and sleep disorders. Here you can find out more about the different areas of Ayurveda and the effects they can have.

Each Ayurvedic cure begins with a medical history consultation where the individual’s personal constitution and health issues to be treated are determined. A personal cure plan is put together based on this analysis.

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Ayurvedic cuisine

Culinary art

The Giardino hotels offer Ayurvedic cuisine at its best. Authentic and locally sourced wherever possible, it uses the power and effects of local herbs and spices. The six taste sensations – sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter and tart – do not just provide amazing flavours, they also help to ensure the food we eat is metabolised efficiently. “Ayurveda by Giardino” cuisine is individually tailored to each person. During their treatments, Ayurveda guests receive a diet tailored to their personal constitution (dosha). Nutrition alone can help the body regenerate, which can help to eliminate many problems.

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Personal consultation

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