Tulsi Ayurveda at Gurk Abbey

Bringing body, mind and soul into balance

A romantic monastery and an ancient Indian healing art reaching back thousands of years – at the JUFA Hotel Stift Gurk****, two worlds from West and East are united.

As of now, Ayurveda is being practiced at the JUFA Hotel Stift Gurk****, Carinthia’s first Ayurveda hotel.

Holistical, sustainable and healthy: Inside the spiritual walls of the historical Gurk Abbey, our Tulsi Ayurveda Centre has found a powerful place for health and relaxation. The naturally unspoilt Gurk valley with its clear altitude air, its sunny mountain pastures and the softly rippling Gurk river serves as a perfect location for a relaxing health stay.



Our customer service advisors are happy to answer your questions and inform you about our available packages and Day Spay offers.

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JUFA Service Hotline: +43 (0)5 / 7083-800


At the Tulsi Ayurveda Centre, we offer you an extensive range of treatments from 3-day packages to get to know Ayurveda to up to a whole week for all those who wish to immerse themselves deeply in this healing art.

We are happy to put together a customized programme according to your wishes for your retreat or cure in our hotel: Contact us at [email protected].

Day Spa

Be our guest for a day: Dive into the world of Ayurveda at our Day Spa and fully enjoy the ‘here and now’! With our Day Spa packages, you can leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind for a few hours. Contact our customer service for details on the packages available.
All our treatments can also be booked separately – see the price list below.

Contact    Price List for Treatments

What is Tulsi Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a more than 5.000 year old traditional Indian healing art that works towards keeping body, mind and soul in balance. Tulsi – ‘holy basil’ – is an Ayuverdic herb which is central to the Ayurvedic healing art by balancing the three energies or fluids of the body.

The central principle of Ayurveda

… lies in the uniqueness of every human with their individual constitution, genetic disposition and predisposition for certain diseases as well as their individual spiritual constitution.

More than just a medicinal system, Ayurveda is a holistic way of life which aims at living in a physically, mentally and psychically balanced state.

In Ayurveda, this is believed to be achieved by the three bodily fluids (Doshas) Vata, Pitta and Kapha being in balance – if they are not, the body as well as the mind and the soul will show symptoms of disease or illness. A disbalance of Vatha, for example, shows itself in dry skin but also insomnia and anxiety.

Such imbalances are diagnosed by physical examinations, including a taking of the pulse, and consultation. Ayurvedic practices such as massages, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, a certain diet and special remedies serve to bring the fluids back into balance. Moreover, Ayurveda also aims at preventing illness and offers a range of therapies for rejuvenation, detoxification or relaxation.

Stirnguss (Shirodhara) im Tusli Ayurveda Zentrum im JUFA Hotel Stift Gurk****

Our Treatments


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Abhyanga is an Ayurvedic full-body massage with the aid of Ayurvedic herbal oils. It releases tension, strengthens the immune system and has an overall cleansing, rejuvenating and relaxing effect on the body.


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The pouring of individually composed oils over the forehead is an integral part of Ayurveda. The gentle stimulation of this energetic area has a calming effect and is especially suitable to treat stress, insomnia and migraines.


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Kizhis are warmed poultices filled with medicinal herbs, which are used to massage the body. Warmth and gentle pressure help the skin to thoroughly take up the herbs’ active ingredients and thereby free the body from stress and tension, strengthen the immune system and help relieve joint pain.


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Mukhabhyanga is a facial massage that treats the forehead, nose, eyes, cheeks and chin. With the aid of Ayurvedic oils, this helps to clear blemishes, stimulate blood circulation and drain toxins.


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This full-body massage, called the ‘massage of pure love’, is traditionally given from the Ayuveda practicioner’s heart to reach beyond the body’s outer tissue to deeper levels and our soul. Its devoted aspect releases physical and psychical tension, improves the healing of injuries and increases inner calmness.


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During this Ayurvedic foot massage, feet, legs and knees are gently treated with oils. This releases blockages and stimulates the flow of energy which has a positive effect on lungs and eyes, improves circulation and makes for better sleep.


Our Experts

Siddiq Salahudeen

Trained Ayurveda practicioner,
yoga and meditation teacher

Abin Thomas

Ayurveda therapist

Your day at Tulsi Ayurveda Centre

At the JUFA Hotel Stift Gurk****, which houses the Tulsi Ayuveda Centre, we offer our Ayurveda guests and all other holidaymakers a wide range of activities to spend your stay, be it with the treatments included in your package or exploring the area and surroundings.

Take inspiration from our tipps on how to spend your time in Gurk and how to make the most of the facility in its extraordinary setting!

Ayurveda treatments

Enjoy the treatments included in your package, carried out by trained Ayurveda practicioners, and simply book additional treatments separately during your stay.

Yoga & meditation

Bring your body and soul into harmony through gentle yoga exercises and connect yourself to your consciousness during meditation, practiced in the silence of the historic chapter house or, in good weather, in the abbey gardens.

Herb garden

Take a stroll through the Gurktaler alpine herb garden in the abbey gardens. East meets West: Surrounded by fragrant herbs, this is the perfect spot for yoga or meditation in sunny weather.

Gurk Cathedral & Crypt

Dive into the spiritual past of this powerful place: Discover the Gurk Cathedral right next to the hotel, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, and its crypt boasting 100 pillars and the tomb of St Hemma.

Cycling Tours

Discover the unspoilt Gurk valley on two wheels. Borrow some e-bikes from the hotel and slowly and relaxedly enjoy the idyllic surroundings.


Complement your Ayurveda treatment with classic wellness: In the hotel's own spa area, you can treat your body to absolute bliss in the sauna or herbal laconium.

JUFA Hotel Stift Gurk****

The historical setting of the chapter house tract and the ‘Propsthof’ (provost’s courtyard) of the ancient abbey, which now houses the JUFA hotel, makes for a special flair and provides a perfect location for your Ayurveda vacation: Beds made from carefully selected stone pine wood, fragrant herbal pillows and a tea bar work together with the naturally unspoilt area of the Gurk valley towards an overall atmosphere that allows you to fully dedicate yourself to relaxation.

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Tulsi Ayurveda-Zentrum is operated by Tulsi Ayurveda Preeti Hoffmann, Domplatz 11, 9342 Gurk, Austria.
UID: ATU 63006259
Phone: +43 664 / 5925814 | E-mail: [email protected]

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