Kusum Modak's

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Kusum went through life with immense trust and acceptance. Now at the age of 76, she is whole and healthy…

Inner awareness for opening of the inner body is the most important factor in our work.

Master Kusum Modak

Who is Kusum?

K usum is a name of an ordinary woman and in her ordinariness she has become extra-ordinary. She is a simple woman, courageous, inter-dependent and wise.

A woman, who comes from the era when the social conditioning in India has been very strong.

Coming from an orthodox Hindu family, living only with a mother without the support of father, having a sick body and suffering in her body for long, almost until the age of 40 years.
A strong support from Aai ( Kusum’s mother) encouraged her to live life beautifully.

To cure herself, Kusum started practising yoga under the guidance of renowned master Iyengar. At the age of 40, Kusum started observing Shri Limay Guruji, who was working with patients having ailments like back pain, knee pain etc.

During this period with her existential gift she combined ayurvedic massage with yoga and brought this work to its highest potential.
W hen she is working with a person, seeing his body, feeling what is the issue in this body, she spontaneously develops a new stretch for that particular person and the person in few sessions is cured of his chronic ailments.

When one sees her working on someone’s body, one is really mesmerized by the way she is flowing with inner awarness and touching knowing exactly well what is happening inside this body and healing not only the outer body but the inner body as well.
Taruna is an ENT surgeon but now when she did my workshop somehow she was fascinated by the work and see the results without any medicine and since then she is very sincerely sharing this work with her students all over the world. I trust her and extremely happy how she is devoting her time and energy to spread this work. My blessings and best wishes are always with her.

Master Kusum Modak


  • I am René Fina, physical therapist, Pilates instructor and, more importantly, son of Gisela Fina.

    As I heared of Tarunas treatment, I wanted to learn the ayurvedic breast massage to help my mother with her scar pain. Fortunately, it was allowed for me, as a man, to take part on her teaching and she invited my mother to participate.

    The structure is very practical and there are many repetitions, so that one can easily learn from her. She is patient and has a lot of empathy. Even my mother, who only speaks German, has at least as much learned as I have.

    After the first treatment I could see the shine in my mother's eyes and her loose ease. Now I believe that through the absence of fear affected muscle tension, a free spirit-body or body-mind can arise.

    In addition to technique, I have learned something more important from Taruna. Namely, that it is important to give with love and a spiritual positive connection. That first I, prior to treatment, myself feel good and comfortable and let creat a healing effect that can be enhanced. This idea I'm trying to implement in my treatments and trainings now and I am Taruna grateful that she shared her knowledge with us.

    My mother and I have become by this encounter happier people, who no longer are afraid to talk about their feelings. Heartfelt Thank You Taruna!
    René Fink
    Physical therapist, Pilates instructor, Germany
  • I had breast cancer in 2010 and underwent surgery and got 36 radiation treatments. At the scar I got pain. Above the chest were two nodules, one small and one larger. Above was an average nodule, the size of a thumbtack.

    I got from Mrs. Taruna three full-body massages, on three consecutive days. She has used oil and sprinkled detoxifying powder on me, massaging the back and shoulders. Then legs and feet. That made me feel very good, I was relaxed. Taruna also massaged the two nodules and one slightly above. I have noticed the nodules becoming thinner and thinner.

    The upper nodule got smaller up to 80%  after the first ayurvedic breast massage. After the massage, I felt relaxed and very comfortable. The feeling has lasted at least for 8 days.

    After a few days the upper “thumbtack” nodule is totally gone and the breast no longer hurts me. The learned self-massage for the breasts I continue with sesame oil. And every night I hear my meditation CDs, thinking fondly of both breasts, the heart, … and then I feel recovered. For the armpits, I use coconut oil, with which I rub myself mildly. This functions like a deodorant.

    Mrs. Taruna has a quiet voice and the yoga stretches, which she did to me during the massage, were very good. Since I have really noticed my body is different. I don’t speak English, but she shows me how to do it. She's done beautifully, well explained. That was great. 
    Gisela Fina
  • I am so glad I came here!

    Two years before, I heard Taruna‘s name. Then i decided to come to meet you but I did not have chance. Like my share, I tried to escape so many times in these 21 days. But finally, I finish. It‘s my luck!

    In these 21 days , so many process work on me, and so many presents I got. I have a new way to look at my life. I realize so many things which stop me to take part in the real life.

    I find so many mistakes from others, but i just saw myself in others. And I never satisfied with myself, and my life In the future most important thing is not to find something outside, its come back inside. It is very important for me, in my whole life.

    Thanks a lot for your compassions, for your love, for your kindness. It gives me a lot. I hope your dream will come true fast. And i think you will help so many women‘s life. Thank you again for everything! You will be always in my mind!

    Tang Li
    Spiritual Teacher, Shanghai, China
  • In November 2016 I had the pleasure to take part in the 21 day breast care program organized by taruna in India. Knowing her thorough way of teaching from some previous trainings ( Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and breast massage), I can share that I was once again delighted by this amazing woman. Her work on all the levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual _ is so meticulous.

    Everything which happens here is so charming _ the plain and unassuming way of life, the pure and simple food, the yoga exercises, the differenet meditation practices, the massage therapies, the contact with other women and most of all the opportunity to be close to Taruna herself.

    The program is really wisely built and also very well executed. Everything flows with its own harmonious rhythem and slowly and gradually immerses you in the depth of your soul where you can find peace and feel at home. To mingle with the energies of so many different women and eventually to realize that you all are one whole- this is such a beautiful process.

    I wish every women has a opportunity to participate in this program, whether suffering from any illness or not, because this is the most meaningful and wonderful way to remind herself that she is a female being. Special thanks to you Taruna for being part of this program. Thank you Universe, for bringing her in my life so that I could be inspired by her enchantment.

    Ekaterina Minkova
    India Massage Therapist, Bulgaria
  • This therapy is an extraordinary experience! I tried the Ayurvedic Breast Massage of Dr. Sanjivani (Taruna) at Boyka’s Studio as a new and alternative option for hormonal balance and energizing.

    As I am a woman in menopause I had most of the symptoms typical for this period – depression, insomnia and hot flashes. The therapy affects both the body and soul; it is not only relaxing, but also restorative and contributes to the physical and emotional balance and self-confidence of the woman.

    The healing effect is undoubted! If you love yourself you should offer yourself such a gift!

    Antoaneta Getova
  • The effect of the Ayurvedic Breast Massage is versatile. It restores the natural balance of the hormones and keeps the woman in good condition and self-confidence. 5 years ago my thyroid gland was removed and soon after the operation my menstruation became irregular, with problems and secondary effects.

    A friend told me about the Ayurvedic Breast Massage of Dr. Sanjivani (Taruna) and I decided to try it at Boyka’s Studio. I did 10 sessions with interval of a few days and soon felt better and balanced. During this therapy each woman experiences strictly individual emotions and sensations while releasing the daily stress and achieve a conscious connection with her feminine nature. It is a great feeling and a perfect way to keep you healthy and balanced. I am so grateful to have my monthly periods regular and painless ever since I started taking the sessions.

    Desislava Ivanova
  • I am writing with great enthusiasm to recommend the Ayurvedic Breast Massage at Boyka's Studio! It is an exceptional experience with indisputable effect on the woman’s body. I have had problems with my painful and irregular menstruation for years, but 3 months ago everything changed when I decided to try this therapy before taking the conventional medicines.

    A few days after the first massage I had my menstruation without any pain or discomfort. Since then I have it on a regular basis and the therapy has become a part of my own program for relaxation and prevention of gynecological problems. I do it once a month and strongly recommend it to all women regardless of their age.

    Dоnka Boyadzhieva
  • It seems that you are working very hard to do and spread our work in many countries as possible. Well as you know, I trust you from the bottom of my heart and I am sure whatever you do will do with complete sincerity and honesty.

    I am sure your first workshop in your center will be very very successful and many more students are looking forward to learn from your deep knowledge.

  • What a mysterious and healing journey into my body, a deep exploration from inside. And most of all a sense and physical feeling of integration of the body, intense vibrations and emotions alive within in one part of the body while another is being worked on, a feeling of whole, of all connections refreshed and alive again. My body feels expanded, soft and full of fresh air. I feel blessed.

    Georgiana Nicodim
  • Taruna’s sessions are not sessions actually. They are real journeys... into relaxation, well-being and inner space. They always bring something new. A new thing to be healed, caressed and loved. My body feels like reborn at the end. My being in complete peace.  The way she touches feels almost like from other world. Her natural way has behind both a strong connection and a deep understanding of the human body and spirit.

    Olga Oltean
    CEO, Coaching School, Romania
  • Thank you for this life changing experience
    Every Ayurveda Yoga Massage session that Taruna gave me has been a journey into the wonder-world of my body. I almost got addicted to her way of touch and luckily received about 25 sessions. My body completely changed during this treatment, it became flexible, alive and joyful. Taruna’s touch is loving, yet firm and challenging - just a little, not too much - and the body follows her seduction to open up happily. Something deep inside started healing, relaxing and  trusting which carried on in daily life. And, Taruna’s strokes moved me in a meditative silence with my own body. Since then it is easier to hear and understand his language and follow its needs.
    Meditation Teacher, FindYourNose, Germany