Aligning Health Retreat & Day Spa

Aligning Health work with the modalities of Yoga and Ayurveda to bring you a Classical System of Health Care. Connect back with nature to experience profound wellness with herbal remedies, body therapies and Yoga. 

 From the peacefulness of Axedale we have created a wonderful retreat. Stay for a weekend get away join in a weekly yoga class or experience an Ayurveda Massage. The choice is yours. 

All services are delivered with professionalism and the authenticity you would expect from practioners who strive to live what they teach. Contact us today to begin to bring more balance to your daily life.  


Health Care

Helping you to be healthy, naturally using;

Lifestyle, Diet, Herbs, Body Therapies, Body Work, Facials, Yoga



 Learn with Aligning Health to take control of your health, naturally. A variety of self- help and vocational courses available for students of all levels



Enjoy a Bed and Breakfast Escape or book in for a tailored Health Retreat. Relax and revitalise on our 20 acre property overlooking the paddocks of Axedale. 

Aligning Health Retreat provides accommodation for up to 18 guests, 2 Treatment Rooms, Yoga Studio, Shared Kitchen Space, Disability-friendly units, Outdoor Spa and Kitchen Garden. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and have Wifi access.

Talk to us today about booking the Retreat for Yoga Retreats, Health Retreats or Ayurveda Retreats. We offer a space in a natural setting ready for all of your needs. 


Our Specialties

HLT2615 Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation

HLT62615 - Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda
10579NAT Diploma of Ayurveda Yoga Teaching 
Diploma of Ayurveda Day Spa Therapist
200 hour and 350 hour Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Studio
Ayurveda Consultations
Ayurveda Body Therapies
Ayurveda Day Spa
Ayurveda Yoga Retreat Centre

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About Sarah Vanis

   Advanced Ayurveda Studies (internship) SreeChithra AyurHome Kerala, Advanced Dip Ayurveda (AIAS) , Dip Yoga Teacher (Classical Yoga),  Ayurveda Beauty Therapy (OmVeda), BYW (ACU), Dip Ed (Murdoch), Cert III Hosp (Box Hill Tafe), Dip Yth Wrk, Welfare, CD (Swinburne),  Level 2 First Aid (ABC), Swedish Massage Therapy (Body Sense), Aerial Yoga Teacher (Flynow)

    Sarah is a trained chef with extensive experience in catering, hospital kitchens and hotel cooking. She is also a trained youthworker, counsellor and primary school teacher. 

She discovered the power of Yoga after suffering an eating disorder in her early teens and 20s.  Experiencing chronic debilitation, Yoga helped her to learn how to work to heal her mind. Still fearful of food she became interested in Ayurveda and her life changed. Working with both Yoga and Ayurveda has healed her illness. 

Believing wholeheartedly in the power of Yoga with Ayurveda Sarah underwent extensive research into the connection of Yoga and Ayurveda and was successful in developing Australia's first nationally accredited training course Diploma of Ayurveda Yoga Teaching (10579NAT). She was also successful in obtaining recognition for the course with Yoga Australia. 

It was through this work Sarah was offered a scholarship with  SreeChithra AyurHome Kerala. This extended her learning and she now incorporates traditional Ayurvedic practices into her work with others.

Today Sarah manages the Aligning Health Retreat & Day Spa. She is Principal of courses in Ayurveda helping train others in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda. Recently, Sarah published the book Food Hurts-Healing Anorexia Nervosa with Yoga & Ayurveda.

Sarah has also been a guest speaker with Organic and Natural Supershow, Vegecarian Festival, Axedale Health Expo and Body, Mind and Spirit Festival. 

Sarah is proudly Autisic and late diagnosed as a female. 

  • Aligning Health work with RTO30798 The College of Health and Fitness.
  • Aligning Health Courses and Instructors are recognised by Yoga Australia.