Testimonials

Endorsements from Ayurveda Experts about Andrea Olivera and her work:

For over a decade Andrea Olivera has worked to generate an Ayurvedic community in Ontario, spreading the wisdom of Ayurveda by organizing lectures and seminars, and by fusing the principles of Ayurveda with the art of aromatic blending to create unique and revivifying cosmetics. I can testify from personal experience of her products that her nourishing and satisfying skincare line brings the rejuvenating effects of Ayurveda directly to the skin.”

Dr. Robert Svoboda, www.drsvoboda.com

Andrea is gifted with both the skills and Shakti of an Ayurvedic alchemist.

Andrea Olivera’s beautiful work gives light to the Goddess in every woman. As a pioneer of Ayurveda health and beauty care in Canada for the past twenty five years, she has been diligently strengthening Ayurveda’s progress in Canada. She exudes grace, beauty, and joy the Shakti ingredients that make her work and products exquisitely effective. She brings her unique ancestral wisdom to everything she does.”

Mother Maya, www.wiseearth.com

We have had the pleasure of knowing Andrea Olivera through our connection at Aveda. We have hired her to teach Ayurveda Facial, and Indian Head Massage in our Atlantic region and we can not think of anyone with more passion and knowledge for Ayurveda and wellness. Andrea has an easy, relaxed and highly informative style of teaching. She cares deeply that participants have a clear understanding of eastern techniques and how to incorporate Ayurveda into their current spa practices. We can’t recommend Andrea enough for Ayurvedic spa education.

Ann Sharpe, MBA | Aveda Sales and Education, Atlantic Canada, avedapurepro.com

Andrea Olivera, an Ayurveda entrepreneur, founder of Ayurveda spa, was most dedicated and probably the first person to practise Ayurveda here in Canada, whom I’ve known for more than two decades personally and professionally. She is a genuine soul who just does not preach but practise Vedic rituals in her daily life. She has been instrumental to many practising Ayurveda in Canada including myself. I’ve had many opportunities to work with her, and I am an ardent admirer of her work. She is a true healer and brings the best of both worlds to promote healing at a deeper level through Ayurvedic body work.

I have fond memories from 2002 when she organized the first Ayurveda expo in Toronto to gather a yoga community, uniting the three sister sciences Ayurveda, Yoga and Jyotish.

Over the years, she continueds to introduce the study of Ayurveda, and Jyotish, imparting the Vedic knowledge by inviting many learned scholars and Vaidyas, including myself, to teach at her spa, providing a comfortable sacred place with selfless services.

She has been a most important key player in the growth of Ayurveda in Canada with various roles.

I wish her the best and pray almighty to give her strength to continue her services to the ailing humanity to be instrumental as a holistic healer.

Vaidya Nitin Shah
M.D. (Ayu.)

www.GoodLifeAyurveda.com

Ananda Xenia Shakti, OnlyLoveIsReal

www.onlyloveisreal.love

Andrea Olivera, an Ayurveda entrepreneur, founder of Ayurveda spa, was most dedicated and probably the first person to practise Ayurveda here in Canada, whom I’ve known for more than two decades personally and professionally. She is a genuine soul who just does not preach but practise Vedic rituals in her daily life. She has been instrumental to many practising Ayurveda in Canada including myself. I’ve had many opportunities to work with her, and I am an ardent admirer of her work. She is a true healer and brings the best of both worlds to promote healing at a deeper level through Ayurvedic body work.

I have fond memories from 2002 when she organized the first Ayurveda expo in Toronto to gather a yoga community, uniting the three sister sciences Ayurveda, Yoga and Jyotish.

Over the years, she continueds to introduce the study of Ayurveda, and Jyotish, imparting the Vedic knowledge by inviting many learned scholars and Vaidyas, including myself, to teach at her spa, providing a comfortable sacred place with selfless services.

She has been a most important key player in the growth of Ayurveda in Canada with various roles.

I wish her the best and pray almighty to give her strength to continue her services to the ailing humanity to be instrumental as a holistic healer.

Carmela Savoia, Director & Owner of Yoga Plus

www.carmelasavoiayoga.com

I first found Andrea in the midst of my own healing journey . I had the most blissful Ayurvedic treatment and fell In love with the therapies and her beautiful products , which I use in my facials. Soon after I began to study with Andrea and apprentice with her. I did the full  Ayurveda Spa specialist training. Andrea is a true teacher in every way. She is so incredibly knowledgeable in her field and offers the best of herself to her students. I absolutely loved my training experience especially how hands on she is , Andrea holds nothing back she tells you all her tips and guides. I especially loved all the knowledge she would share about the Hindu goddesses, and her wisdom in Ayurvedic herbs and  Ayurvedic astrology. I could listen to her for hours ! I am forever grateful for all I learnt form her.”

Joana Peixoto, Body Intuitive & Holistic Health Practitioner – h2omholisticliving.com

I am a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and taught hatha yoga, with an emphasis on Yin Yoga, for over a decade prior to focusing my career on TCM. As a health practitioner, I have had the opportunity of experiencing different treatments and training from many people.

I have received many treatments from Andrea Olivera and was lucky enough to take her Indian Head Massage training. She is not only a skilled healer but has created excellent courses with comprehensive training materials and many opportunities for students to not only learn the theory but also gain valuable practical experience with plenty of hands on practice. I would not hesitate to recommend her courses to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of Ayurveda and its application to the spa, health and wellness industries.”

Tony Tavares R Ac. RTCMP, norwoodholistichealthcentre.com

I came across Andrea Olivera’s page when looking for a certificate training course in Indian Head Massage to add to my existing portfolio in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Psychology and other related fields. I instantly felt the need to message and connect with her to learn more about her course.

When we connected, I knew I wanted her to teach me her skills. The moment I met her, I felt a calm, warm and inviting presence. As we delve into the course material, I became more fascinated about this beautiful technique. I learned how to diagnose the scalp and hair and use the mind-body type to understand the type of treatment to apply to the scalp.

Andrea is a very knowledgeable and gifted teacher. She took time to ensure that I learned the material and that I was able to apply and deliver the skills that strictly follow this ancient art. Her product line is divine and I use it for each one of my Indian Head Massage patients. Andrea has connected with me after I completed the course to ensure that I am well on my way to practice the principals and skills she has taught me.

She continues to support me by being there to answer any questions or concerns I may have. After 15 years of continuing education in related field, this course was by far the most spiritually and energetically positive one for me.”

– Monika Plocica, Yorkdale Acupuncture And Healing Loft
Registered Acupuncturist, Bachelor in Psychology, Child and Youth Worker

Learning Ayurvedic treatments has allowed me to provide a holistic approach to our everyday living. The courses Andrea teaches are detailed in every way from the product knowledge to room set ups. You are not just getting a service you are receiving an experience you will remember.

This sets the intention for the treatment, and the passion she has for her craft is amazing to see and I am very proud to have learned from such an experienced professional.”

– Robbie Miron, Fall 2020 Graduate, La Renaissance, Day Spa & Beauty Studio, Sudbury, larenaissance.ca

I attended Andrea Olivera’s class on Ayurveda & Indian Scalp Massage on April 19,20 and 21 of 2009. The experience was mind blowing. It definitely changed my life, for the best. I made lifestyle, spiritual and personal changes after attending the class. I learned a lot about myself, and my soul.

I have so many questions, and she was able to answer most of them for me. The rest is for me to answer in my own journey. It gave me insight, enlightment and brought me to a whole other level of spiritual awakening. Her life experiences that she shared with us was definitely something I will look up to. It will give me inspiration and faith in my career and my powers.

Thanks to the class I now know, that I am a healer and that is my purpose in life. To rejuvenate, heal and to nurture others. Therefor, my job as a Esthetician is perfectly suiting to me. I’ve only been in the business for 2 years but after this class, I feel like I have been in the business all my life. I cannot wait to attend more classes and to nourish my soul some more. Thank you!! God bless”

– Christina Coulombe, Avalon Salon Spa (south side) Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada www.avalonspa.com

I loved learning from Andrea, as she has a wealth of wisdom and truly cares about each of her clients. She has studied many different healing modalities, and ties them all together with love and beauty. I have helped Andrea with  space design and displays in her healing areas, and still love and recommend her services and incredible product line. 

I have gone on to see clients, host events, and deepened my coaching practice with the skills I learned from Andrea.”

– Nicole Tupechka, www.nicoletupechka.com

When Andrea joined the team of Ayurveda educators for the Tetley Tea talks on Jan 14, 2017 she added a joyful and unique perspective, sharing generously from her experiences as an ayurveda educator and practitioner. For years Andrea has been offering high end ayurveda treatments which bring clients to a state of relaxation and awareness, a state of calm and excitement, a cherished state for well-being. When I need that extra pamper and nurturing Andrea’s touch and care gives me what I need. I am grateful to have known and recommended Andrea for many many years.”

– Debra Joy Eklove

Andrea Olivera is one of the most grounded yet celestial Instructors I’ve ever hired. Her presence alone makes students want to attend her classes. Her course content takes Esthetics students into an entirely new direction adding an exciting holistic approach to main stream esthetics. The Ayurvedic history and practical approach has inspired creativity as well as added a touch of magic to Andrea’s classes making her one of the most popular instructors. Her “Rituals for Rejuvenation” essential oils line is both earthy and heavenly at the same time. Andrea is truly, one of a kind.”

– Sheldon Hargrove

Andrea has been holding a nurturing and inspiring space for Ayurveda and Yoga in downtown Toronto for many years. Her compassionate and loving energy are a true gift, and deeply felt within her space. Her creams and perfume oils are also a great way to nourish and uplift with the aromas of nature. For anyone who’s been seeking grounding, balance or a boost to their self-care, I highly recommend Andrea’s Ayurveda offerings.”

– Yogrishi Vishvketu www.akhandayoga.com and www.akhandayogaonline.com

Andrea Olivera is the real-deal in Ayurvedic expertise, and is committed to sharing this ancient science and art-form with clients and future teachers. In Andrea’s presence, I feel powerful and nurtured. She is a gifted teacher who is over-flowing with generosity, love and wisdom. What I appreciate most is her deep commitment to seeing her clients become the most powerful and extraordinary people they can be. My work as a healing Yoga teacher and as an Actor have both been enhanced and enriched through knowing and working with Andrea. Since my certification with Andrea in the Ayurvedic Head massage, my hands and soul have been liberated! Clients regularly comment on my sublime, intuitive ”after yoga” massages. She is a goddess of maternal love and inner power.”


– Rishma Malik

After attending Andreas Ayurveda Spa Specialist Program, I was impressed on two levels.

Firstly, she was an amazing teacher. Patient and very knowledgeable.
Secondly, she really cared about her students—individualized attention and time when and if needed.

Andrea’s Skin Care Line is also truly impressive. Excellent products for Indian Head Massage and facials!”


– Anna Flejszer, Ania Skin Care, www.aniaskincare.ca

Andrea Olivera has a unique way of storytelling, turning ancient Vedic wisdom into practical tools of knowledge and experience. She embodies the healer, the teacher, and the friend into each encounter, whether it be through a course or a treatment. 

I studied Ayurveda Indian Head Massage, Abhyanga, and Marma Therapy at Ayurveda Rituals Spa and can say I am confident in the knowledge and hands-on experience gained. I now incorporate and offer what I have learned into my treatments as a Registered Massage Therapist. I had the honour and privilege to work at Ayurveda Rituals Spa; the space is always welcoming, calming and enchanting. 

All of Andrea’s products are wonderful, but my two absolute must-haves are the Ayurveda Liquid Nectar Spray and the Pure Kashmiri Rose Dhoop Sticks. OM Shanti.

– Diane Dabideen, Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant www.dianedabideen.com

Learning at the Andrea Olivera Academy was nothing less than amazing. It’s such a great experience for those looking to expand their careers in Ayurvedic rituals. I grew up with the teachings of Ayurveda and wanted to implement Ayurveda spa rituals into traditional therapies.

Andrea’s presence is warm & calming. Her teachings are extremely thorough and I felt deeply connected with her. Thank you for your ongoing support, you are a true healer!”

Note from Andrea: She enjoyed the Module 1 course so much she took Module 2!

– Ingrid Singh-Edwards, Bohemia Soul Spa & Ayurveda Alchemy, www.bohemiasoulspa.ca

The first time I met Andrea she read my astrology chart. I was impressed with the thoroughness of her reading and the vast knowledge she has. She has built a strong community around her of knowledgeable and amazing teachers and practitioners. I have attended numerous workshops at the spa and met amazing like-minded people.

Recently, I took a head-massage course with Andrea and she impressed me yet again with her passion and knowledge of anything she does. She is dedicated to help others grow and support people in every way she can. I feel blessed to have met and known Andrea for the last 4 years. I would recommend her as a teacher as well as practitioner.”

– Ekaterina, Downtown Yoga Holistic Centre, www.downtownlondonyoga.ca

I highly recommend Andrea’s Ayurveda Spa Specialist training program. From the moment you walk through her door you can feel the love and reverence that she holds for her space, her clients and students, and for the beautiful Ayurvedic therapies and wisdom that she graciously shares. 
Andrea is a gifted and very skilled healer and teacher, and exhibits great care and attention to detail in all that she does.

The skills I learned from Andrea were invaluable and have had such a profound  impact on my life; both personally and professionally.

I  feel blessed to have crossed paths with Andrea and I am honoured to call her my teacher, my mentor, and my friend.”

Lisa Brenner, Wise Roots Therapies, www.wiserootstherapies.com

Learning about the ancient wisdom and techniques of Ayurveda was so interesting. I loved the opportunity to both receive the teachings directly and through the workbook for my review. As well as hands-on practice to develop memory, technical skills, and have questions answered. Offering Ayurveda & Indian Head Massage and Ayurveda Rituals Facials to clients is both a pleasure and a gift.

I love introducing the beautiful aromas and inspirations of botanical essences through the journey of the senses to invite clients into the present moment, an opportunity to relax, release tension and open to receive healing, balance, and rejuvenation. This experience offers a deep sense of relaxation, hydration, and activation within the energy system of the body that invokes calmness, clarity, and presence. It is my great honour to share these services in a peaceful and uplifting environment. Thank you!!!”

Terri Ann Gilbert, Essentials www.EssentialsWellnessSpa.com

I was inspired by Andrea’s extensive experience and work in the field of Ayurveda and beauty and wanted to explore this world further through her Ayurveda Facial Course.

For this, I travelled to Toronto to spend some time with her to begin my learning. 

Andrea’s loving and dedicated presence creates such a beautiful space to promote the learning (in my case, a true beginner).  Her vast knowledge in this field, but also all vedic sciences, makes this learning process a truly transformational experience.  I loved receiving Andrea’s generous teachings and I plan to incorporate this in my wellness programs in Montreal as well as in other parts of the world, as this is such a wonderful tool that can be adapted to so many different formats. 

Andrea’s beautiful products are an extension of her deep knowledge of this merging of the beauty world and Nature, prepared with care and attention.  I love them!”

Hera Baboudjian, instagram.com/hera_yoga_wellness/

Andrea Olivera’s teachings at Ayurveda Ritual Spa has been an incredible personal journey for me.  It all started when I made the wise decision to take the full Ayurveda Rituals: Spa Specialist Training Program. From the very beginning, the classes were fascinating, initially I thought it to be useful for relaxation and beauty but it ended up being so much more!

I learned an entirely new way of understanding people and their needs while being patiently and intently guided into how to assist in one’s re-balance. From a scent journey using chakra inspired luxurious fragrance blends to revile and treat, to marma points and Ayurvedic bodywork with Indian head massage, to using her line of specified Ayurvedic herbed oil mixtures in customized treatment for each individual, she has created an entirely transformative experience and welcomes all to learn from her. A true gift.

With Andrea’s guidance, I have come to discover my passion with clarity and direction, as will you. Andrea has been an incredibly inspiring figure in the yoga and Ayurvedic Community for many years, it has been such a great honour to have been trained and mentored by her so intently as her apprentice. It feels wonderful to say that in taking Andrea Olivera’s Spa Specialist Training Program, I have discovered my life’s passion!

Chantaine LaFleur, Full Program Graduate