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Raju Family Retreat: Advanced Techniques in Marma, Pulse & Abhyaṅga with Vaidyas Harsha & Pavani Raju

Byron Bay, NSW Australia, April 24-29. 2024

Harsha & Pavani Raju

Unveil Advanced Ayurvedic Techniques in this intimate and exclusive retreat with world-renowned Ayurvedic doctors: Vaidyas Harsha & Pavanī Raju.

Learn unique and rare Sūkṣma Marma practices, specialised Abhyaṅga strokes correlated with Vedic astrology, pulse diagnosis, self-pulse referral techniques,  insights into “Ojas”/vitality, medical astrology and more. 

This is an unparalleled masterclass retreat for practitioners and anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge and experience in Vedic Sciences.

Spaces are limited to ensure an intimate experience and to preserve the potency of this rare and ancient wisdom. 

Spaces to stay at the retreat site are highly limited.

“Day-tripper“ spots available. 

Our Retreat Destination

Sattva Sactuary is located in the tropical serenity of Byron Bay’s hinterland, NSW Australia.

Nestled within 10 acres of pristine tropical land, savour the invigorating country air and immerse yourself in the profound beauty of Byron Bay’s hinterland.

Here, the land whispers stories of tranquility and healing, inviting you to become a part of its timeless tale.

Some of The

Techniques & Knowledge You Will Take Home

Sūkṣma Marma: Vital Point Therapy

“Marma points” are the store houses of concentrated prāṇa (life-force energy) located throughout the body. Marma points are the source of knowledge for acupuncture points. 

Most marma knowledge has been lost, but the Raju family hold rare expert knowledge in marma.

Learn techniques to enliven the marmas on the subtle and powerful (sūkṣma) levels of the physiology to heal, protect and enliven various layers of yourself.

This sacred knowledge is only for yourself, not to share with others, nor practice on others.

Special Abhyaṅga Massage Techniques

Specific advanced abhyanga strokes and techniques that correlate with the marmas, grahas (planets) and jyotish (Vedic astrolgoy) for deep levels of healing.

Advanced techniques for body-workers and abhyaṅga therapists.

Also for those who don’t practice body work, as we will learn abhyanga techniques for you to practice on yourself, children, elders, and others, for these actions themselves are healing remedies for the giver (jyotish upāyas).

Self-Pulse & Pulse-Diagnosis Therapy

Feeling your own pulse is a self-referral mechanism that triggers self-healing.

While meditation is transcendental, self-pulse expands consciousness with awareness: you experience unbounded awareness while also receiving information.

You get to know your body, mind, emotional body and higher Self on a deep level.

The Raju family are considered by many to be the foremost masters in pulse diagnosis in the world today.


Each day you will receive new self-pulse practices specifically to nourish the reproductive system, purify the seed and enhance fertility.

Bīja Śuddhi (Reproductive & Sexual Health)

A summary and overview from last year’s 5-day course with the Rajus.

Dylan Smith feeling his pulse in Ganges

For those who attended the course and those who did not.

Practical techniques and wisdom to help address the world-wide epidemics of fertility problems and optimise the reproductive seed (“bīja”) for maximum human-creative potential and health.

Overview of the special aphrodisiac techniques the Vaidyas taught to enhance sexual, immunity & reproductive health (“ojas”), an essential component to health for all ages, genders and stages of life.

Medical Astrology

Learn about the paṅcāñga (vedic lunar calendar) and how to utilise jyotiṣ to prevent various imbalances from manifesting. 

Correlating Ayurveda with Jyotish (Vedic Astrology).

Receiving Marma Treatments and Personalised Consultations From The Vaidyas

+ More


7.00-8.00am Group Meditation (optional)

8.00-9.30am Breakfast

9.30-12.00pm Knowledge & Practical Session with the Vaidyas

12.00-1.30pm Lunch

1.30-2.30pm Free Time / Private Session with the Vaidya

2.30pm-4.30pm Knowledge & Practical Session with the Vaidyas

4.30pm-5.30pm Free Time

5.30-6.30pm Group Meditation (optional)

6.30pm-7.30pm Banana Treatment (optional)

6.30-8.30pm Dinner

8.30pm-9.30pm Knowledge & Practical Session with the Vaidyas


Specialised Ayurveda Retreat Investment



  • Climate-controlled private room
  • Full-sized bed, private bath
  • 3 vegetarian Ayurvedic meals & teas daily




  • Climate-controlled shared room
  • Full-sized bed, shared bath (private to the room)
  • 3 vegetarian Ayurvedic meals & teas daily


AUD $3100

  • Quiet relaxing camping spots 
  • Access to natural plunge pool, showers and toilets.
  • 2 vegetarian Ayurvedic meals daily (NO breafast)


AUD $2700

  • Full participation in the whole retreat, except breakfast. Arrange your own accomodation.
  • Access to natural plunge pool.
  • 2 vegetarian Ayurvedic meals daily (NO breakfast)

All the above costs are per person.


  • 6 days, 5 nights
  • Vegetarian meals and snacks
  • 3x daily knowledge talks with Vaidyas Pavani & Harsha Raju
  • Instructions for Specialised Ayurvedic techniques and group sessions
  • Personalised going home program
  • Once you join the retreat, you will be invited to the retreat group chat where you can coordinate sharing accomodation, airport transfers and carpooling, if you wish to.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Anyone who wants to enrich their knowledge.
  • Any health practitioner, therapist, yoga therapist, meditation teacher, coach or any student of health and healing modalities.
  • For Ayurvedic practitioners or student.
  • Anyone brand new to Ayurveda but has some pre-requisite knowledge and experience in the Vedas (e.g. practitioner of regular meditation)
  • Introductory Self-Pulse Course with the Raju Family or any pulse course with the Raju family or Dylan Smith (this can be arranged before hand).
  • Practice self-pulse as much as you can in the lead up!
  • International and domestic flights to Byron Bay area and transfers to the retreat centre (we can help you coordinate car pooling)
  • Private consultations, marma sessions and Banana Treatment with the Vaidyas

The catering team creates delicious meals that cater to all dietary preferences. There are many gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options to choose from. Once you have completed registration, we will be in touch to discuss with you any dietary preferences you have, if any.

Vaidya Harsha and Vaidya Pavani are available for a limited number of paid private consults, Marma Banana Treatments (MBT) and Medical Astrology sessions on retreat. Please send us an email if you’d like to reserve an appointment in advance.

Our retreat with the Vaidyas begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24th. Check-in starts at 2:00 pm.

Our retreat officially ends after our conclusion, farewell ceremony and going home program at 12pm on Monday, April 29th. 

A non-refundable AUD $1000 deposit is required to hold your space for our retreat.

If you are paying in instalments, the second payment (50% of the remaining balance) is due by February 1st, 2024.

The final (third) balance is due by April 1st, 2024.

Absolutely. Doing BT for 3-5 days while on retreat allows for a deepening into the treatment due to the levels of relaxation, less demands, meals provided for you, and the other healing you will be receiving from the techniques being learnt enhances the BT effect. You can request for milk rice from our catering team.

The deposit is non-refundable.

We strongly encourage the purchase of “trip cancellation insurance” for protection against any potential loss of fees.

Online Community

There will be a “WhatsApp group” where we will make announcements, share knowledge and experiences and for all participants to communicate with each other, from arranging to share accommodation (if you are staying outside the retreat centre) and other practical information and announcements.


Join Vaidya’s Harsha & Pavani in Byron Shire, NSW for one of the most healing and empowering experiences available: one that will enliven you for decades to come.

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