In 1985, the first Maharishi AyurVeda health centre was established in Skelmersdale, Lancs, UK and specialised in a treatment called Panchakarma. Our Panchakarma centre is still gives this profound Ayurvedic treatment, as well as other treatments such as Marma Therapy.

Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioners

Our treatment begins with a personal health evaluation from a qualified practitioner. This takes about 60 minutes, and enables the practitioner to assess your health requirements. The practitioner give diets, herbals recommendations and personal advice on a range of methods to improve your health and to rectify any underlying imbalances that they identify.

The two Maharishi AyurVeda practitioners who give consultations and supervise all treatments in out centre are Dr Donn Brennan and Dr Charlotte Bech.

Dr Donn Brennan

Dr Donn Brennan

It was in 1982 while working in the casualty department of a busy Derry hospital that Donn decided to study and practise Transcendental Meditation (TM), which has been scientifically validated in over 600 research studies in 200 Universities in 30 Countries. He qualified as a TM teacher and was amazed at how many people reported a marked improvement in their health as they meditated.

However, it was a subsequent meeting with Dr John Duffy, an eminent Irish Cardiologist, who had just returned from Maharishi’s first ever European course in Ayurvedic health geared specifically for medical doctors that became the turning point in his career when he made the point that the Maharishi Ayurveda healthcare system which incorporates TM connects consciousness with physiology. So Donn spent the ensuing 18 months studying Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health in America and in the renowned Ayurveda University in Jamnagar in Gujurat state, India.

Since 1990 Donn has worked full time promoting, lecturing and consulting in Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health. He has featured in many newspaper articles and on radio and television. He has lectured and consulted in almost all the major cities in Ireland and Britain as well as Iceland and the Channel Islands. He has also given many seminars, advanced talks and courses including introductory courses for medical doctors and pulse diagnosis courses. In addition many thousands consult with him for ongoing health advice

Dr Donn Brennan is the founding President of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association in the United Kingdom, which is the representative body of Ayurvedic practitioners and is currently assisting in government proposals for regulating the standards and practise of Ayurveda in the UK. He is also a director of the European Herbal Practitioners Association.

To book a Personal Consultation with Donn please contact 01695 735351 or

Dr Charlotte BechDr Charlotte Bech

Graduating from medical school in Denmark, Dr Charlotte Bech is an medical doctor, who runs a successful private clinic in Copenhagen that is based on Maharishi AyurVeda.

Dr Bech writes as a columnist in several Danish magazines and has written several books on Ayurveda, including The Female Monthly cycle – how to lose weight and be happier all the time

She has worked as a medical doctor in the field of obstetrics in Tennessee, USA, and in other areas of medicine and surgery in hospitals in Denmark, including Rigshospitalet, the most prestigious hospital in the country.

Dr Bech also holds a doctoral degree in the Science of Creative Intelligence (DSCI), from Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Switzerland and has worked as a research assistant in the field of Maharishi Ayurveda at Maharishi University of Management.

She is Vice President of the European Ayurveda Medical Association (EURAMA). She has taught medical sciences at the University of Copenhagen Medical School for several years, and has also taught Maharishi AyurVeda for more than 30 years, including at Maharishi University of Management and currently teaches at the University of Copenhagen.

Dr Bech has developed course materials for, and teaches the Maharishi AyurVeda Family Health Series course nr. 1: Healthy, Happy Mother and Baby course; a six weeks long in-residence training programme for medical doctors and other health professionals in the areas of fertility, pregnancy, delivery and the postnatal period.

Dr Bech is visiting faculty at Maharishi European Research University (MERU) Holland and Seelisberg, Switzerland, and the Invincible Nation University, Vlodrop. She has developed the course ‘Health in the light of the Science of Consciousness’, for the MA in the Science of Consciousness programme. She also helps develop the course materials and is a guest lecturer for the Maharishi Vedaroma Ayurvedic training courses for doctors.

To book a Personal Consultation with Charlotte please contact 01695 735351 or

Maharishi AyurVeda Technicians

Maharishi Ayurveda Panchakarma Team

While you are enjoying our wide range of treatments, our highly trained team will look after all your health, food and accommodation needs.

Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre

Jane shows Ayurveda brochure

We have a Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, which is situated in a uniquely peaceful and restful environment. Near woodland and meadows, the centre is right next door to Europe’s first purpose built facility for the group practice of Transcendental Meditation.

When you contact us, our manager and staff will arrange a consultation with one of our Maharishi AyurVeda practitioners and give you help and guidance as to how you can take best advantage of our treatments. They will also help provide accommodation and meals where necessary.

To find out more contact +44 (0)1695 735351,

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