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Vital Veda offers a truly authentic experience of Ayurveda. Immerse in our library of free articles, podcasts and videos to explore this ancient wisdom for modern living.


Founder, Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and proponent of Vedic wisdom, Dylan Smith, has a holistic passion to teach patients to effortlessly integrate new habits into their daily life. Dylan directs and treats from the Vital Veda clinic, consults online, and teaches and lectures on Ayurveda and holistic health across the globe.

Regularly travelling to South India to train with the Raju family, an internationally renowned family of Ayurvedic doctors, Dylan is devoted to learning, sharing and radiating this ancient knowledge for everyone to utilise and enjoy, to experience total wellness and bliss.

Read more about Dylan here.


The Raju Family are authoritative figures and internationally renowned in the world Ayurveda scene today.

The Raju family comes from a long line of distinguished Vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) going back for generations on both the mothers' and fathers' sides. They have experience and success in treating a full range of diseases, from prevention to seemingly incurable.

Dylan continuously trains and collaborates with the Raju family in Australia, India and USA.

Read more about the Raju family here.

The Raju Family

Vital Veda Clinic

Located in Bronte Beach, Sydney, our Clinic offers an ancient method of diagnosis that uncovers the root cause of ailments and unique purifying treatments to support you towards better health.

Clinic Services:

  • Rejuvenating body treatments
  • Individualised detoxification programs
  • Herbal products incorporating precise and rare knowledge

View the Therapeutic Menu for a complete range of authentic Ayurvedic therapies.

Skype, What's App, FaceTime and phone consultations are available.

What Is Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a system of holistic medicine that encompasses a vast spectrum of sophisticated science which at it's essence, lies simple intuitive knowledge.
This wisdom can be practically applied to any living creature, wherever in the world they reside, and whatever their life circumstances entail.

There are no rules in Ayurveda. It is based on principles, which are there for each individual to take to their own unique life and apply in a way that is relevant to them.

In accordance with addressing the health of individuals, Ayurveda includes the entire universe, nature, the body, mind and spirit.

Ayurveda comes from a sanskrit word with two roots:
Ayur means “life”.
Veda means “knowledge” or “science”.
Thus, Ayurveda आयुर्वेद translates to "the science of life”.

This ancient science guides us how to live in harmony with nature and it’s rhythms and cycles. When you live in tune with nature, you align with your own unique human nature. That is where perfect health lies.

Ayurveda is part of the Veda – the body of that knowledge that governs the laws of nature, from which yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, Stapatyaveda (vedic architecture), Jyotish (vedic astrology) all come from.

Within nature, there are five elements (Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) that compose everything in the universe, including the human body.

In order to live in harmony with nature, Ayurveda guides you to tune in and becomes aware of your own unique elemental make up. In Ayurveda there are three elemental types, known as "doshas":

  • Vata: likened to winter - cold and dry. Your nervous system and body are dominated by air.
  • Pitta: likened to summer - hot, fiery, competitive and driven.
  • Kapha: likened to spring - retaining water, easy going, heavier set, mellow.

You have the memory of perfect health.
When you were born, you were basically perfectly healthy. And even if you were not, maybe you were missing an organ or some defect was present at birth, you still have the memory of perfect health at a cellular level.

Rather than focusing disease, Ayurveda enlivens health. It reminds your body and mind what it is to be healthy. When that sense of health is restored and re-established, disease ultimate dissipates.

Through a wide variety of holistic and preventative actions and treatments such as dietary principles, lifestyle recommendations, herbal remedies, body treatments, therapies and more dynamic vedic and natural interventions, Ayurveda helps bring your body and mind back to its true, natural, birth-rite state of health.

Then you can live in peace with minimal to no suffering and radiate love and rich inspiring radiance for all to enjoy.

“The Abhyanga session was the most relaxed I have been in months”
"Discovering Ayurveda about 10 years ago remains one of the most profoundly significant experiences of my life. Being a mum with young children the opportunity for me to return to India for some authentic healing is a while away so to recently discover Dylan Smith of Vital Veda in Bondi is wonderful. He is living his Dharma and offering such a beautiful gift of deep, nourishing healing. I just blissed out during an Abhyangha and have booked in for next week too. Dylan is amazing. I am so grateful to him for doing what he does.”
Amy Atkin, The Modern Mind Clinic
“I was fortunate enough to have a consultation with Dylan when his close associate from India, Dr Raju visited Melbourne in June. The experience was rather eye-opening and unique. Dr Raju was humble yet freakishly insightful and Dylan expertly interpreted/explained the treatments as well as dispensing correct medicines and answering any questions I had. A memorable and excellent experience.”
J.C. Bloomer
"I had the pleasure last week of experiencing my first Ayurvedic Massage with the very lovely Dylan Smith of Vital Veda. Having had all sorts of different massages throughout my years and in different realms of manual therapy industry, I have to say this was just such a unique, beautiful and nourishing experience."
Jac Alwill, Nutritionist and founder of Brown Paper Bag.
Last night was incredible. Woke up feeling AMAZING today. Awesome! Delicious. Feel so energetic today.”
Jessica, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, the morning after a ShiroDhara
I’ve sent my mother, my partner and my best friends to Dylan. His expertise and care are exceptional. He's truly impressive.”
The best Abhyanga outside of India. For an authentic Ayurvedic massage, I highly recommend Dylan. His attention to all the subtle details of Ayurveda; from the hot oil to his intention while treating you make for a wonderful experience. He is a gifted healer and you will come away from the treatment feeling calm, centred and happy. It is so much more than a massage."
Limor Babai, Meditation Teacher, Double Bay Meditation Centre.