Welcome to Health for Life at Ayurveda TLC

I post new information and articles at regular intervals. Watch for updates and new pages! The older news items are still available, as separate pages, just search the Topics for links.  

Whats on at Ayurveda TLC: This year there are weekend workshops (see below) and Yoga classes, plus consults and therapy sessions (see Services pages)


Yoga classes:

New series of Yin classes: Tuesday nights at Spotswood, 7.30 to 8.30 pm. Small classes, aimed at developing your home practice. Booking essential as space is limited.

Monday afternoons 2-3 pm also available for yin or private Hatha classes.



Email me at for bookings or phone 0419221956. 


Workshops at Spotswood in 2018  

I'm planning to run workshops on one Sunday each month at Ayurveda TLC, 206A Hall St Spotswood.   The next will be:

Reiki Practice: Sunday 3rd June 1pm-4pm. 

For those who have done the Reiki 1 workshop with me and need to complete their

practice training, and those who would like a Reiki share session. 

Reiki workshops

Reiki shares and training are also held at Woodend, St Andrews Church, Forest Drive. 

The next Reiki 1 training will be at Woodend, May 20th and 27th, with a share on June 24th. Pleas contact me for details and prices.


Other 2018 workshops (topics may change!):  

Chakra colours: July 8th

Reiki Level 1: August 4th and 5th

Bushflower essences and how to use them : September 9th

More on these later


Family stories, Christmas and wedding

Reflecting on past life events, I've added these stories to the website rather than starting a new blog. See Family stories news page for more. Family stories   


Ayurveda TLC (Tender Loving Care) aims to use the best features of both Western and Ayurvedic herbal therapy to promote lifelong physical and spiritual health.

My motto is “Health for Life”, to help you heal yourself for long-term health and enhanced quality of life. 


Western herbal medicine    

Many herbal remedies are purchased over the counter, from supermarkets, pharmacies and health food shops, and there is strong community support for their use. However, expert knowledge in the preparation of individual prescriptions for specific problems, with know-how on the combination of prescription drugs and herbs, can dramatically improve the effectiveness of herbal therapy.

Many Western herbal therapies have now been tested in clinical

trials and shown to be effective in treating chronic conditions such as depression, diabetes, arthritis and allergy.


Ayurvedic therapy

Ayurveda uses yoga and herbs from an ancient Indian health care system.

Ayurvedic herbs are appearing in Western herbal preparations, but are often used without an understanding of the Ayurvedic applications. My training provides an ability to use Indian and Western herbs together for maximum benefit.

Please note that I am an Ayurvedic therapist, trained in massage and body metabolism analysis. I can prescribe herbs and can recommend yoga and diet and lifestyle changes, but I am not an Ayurvedic medical practitioner (that takes 6 years of medical training). My therapies complement both Ayurvedic and Western medical methods, but do not replace other therapies (see Therapy). 

If you have a serious medical condition and are looking for a medical practitioner sympathetic to alternative therapies, I suggest you contact the National Institute for Integrative Medicine (see Links page)  





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Patricia Lesley Mottram

 BSc, Dip Ed, PhD (Medical Biology/ Immunology), 

Grad. Dip. Health Science (Herbal Medicine)

AAIM Ayurveda Therapy Intensive Course (Sri Lanka)

Reiki Master (Usui System) 

Pellowah practitioner

Yoga teacher (VIYETT) 

Yoga therapist (AAYT Certificate)

Bush Flower Essences Practitioner


Located at

Ayurveda TLC

206A Hall St, 

Spotswood Vic 3015



Upstairs at The Mill, 18 Piper St, Kynton


35 Bushman's Crescent 

Drummond North, Vic 3446  


Health for life: the Blue Iris    

The Iris logo links plants and medicine, and includes the motto “Health for Life”, to promote the aim of a healthy life style as a life-long achievement.

The "Health for Life" motto was inspired by the "Research for Life" motto of the Austin Research Institute (ARI), Melbourne and the iris symbol used by the ARI (thanks to Dr Bruce Wines, Mrs Alison McKenzie and Ms Jane Kemp).