“Knowledge relieves all suffering. Knowledge liberates. Which knowledge?  Chemistry? Physics? Astronomy? Geology? They help a little, but only a little. The true knowledge is the knowledge of our own nature. Know yourself. You must know who you are, understand your inner nature.You must become conscious of this infinite nature in yourself. Then you will break free of your shackles.”

~Swami Vivekananda


The Center for Ayurveda is a full service Ayurvedic Healing Center offering both in person and phone consultations. For In-person consults, we have two locations to serve you:  Los Angeles and Ojai,  California. 

We also provide Phone,  Skype,  and Email Consultations  for our patients who live out of the Southern California region.

We provide Ayurvedic diagnostics, counseling and treatment. At the Center for Ayurveda it is our intention to provide our patients with a serene, supportive environment where you may  experience the profound healing system of Ayurveda.

At the Center for Ayurveda it is our intention to provide our patients with a serene, supportive environment where you may come to experience the profound healing system of Ayurveda.

Our founder and director, Mela Gaskins Butcher, will oversee every aspect of your treatment plan.

We specialize in the disorders of the nervous, digestive and skin system disorders.

A partial list of the disorders we treat are:  anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, lack of concentration, asthma, allergies, acne, addiction recovery, weight loss, weight gain, digestive disorders, constipation, migraines, acid reflux, low assimilation, IBS, chronic fatigue syndrome, eczema, psoriasis, thinning hair and nails, fibromyalgia, back pain, high cholesterol, arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, vertigo, various cancers, thyroid disorders, low blood sugar, diabetes, recurring yeast infections, hypertension, high blood pressure and stress.


In order to get you started on your Ayurvedic program, we need a minimum of two appointments with you. The first appointment is entirely diagnostic in nature. During the first session we will cover your history, your chief complaints and we will run a thorough examination. We need 45 minutes of your time for this first appointment.

We will need 30 minutes of your time for our second appointment together. During this appointment we will cover your constitutional analysis, discussing with you an understanding of your “dosha” or body-mind type. You will receive a file with the dietary and lifestyle recommendations that we have mapped out for you. We will then also discuss the optimal way for you to proceed.


For some clients, these two appointments are sufficient to suit their health needs. For others, we recommend taking you through an Ayurvedic cleansing program called Panchakarma. This means the five cleansing actions, and is a beautiful and highly successful program for eradicating disease from the body mind energy system.
Our Founder
Mela Butcher
Los Angeles and Ojai, California
Serving  Community with  Safe and Natural Methods of Healing for over 20 Years           310-712-2660