“You need to destroy the idea that there’s an expectation to do things by a certain age. There are no rules to life. Life is neither a race, nor a competition.”

If you’ve been living a life where you need to have the perfect job, partner, house, kids, friends, social life. A life where you are “practically perfect in every way” – firstly, you’re not Mary Poppins, secondly, you’ll be the one that gets hurt in the end.

Perfectionism inevitably causes stress in the body – and stress is the biggest killer of modern times! Our attachment to living the ideal leaves us feeling like we’re failing. All. The. Time. In truth, pursuing the “right” way or the “perfect” outcome tends to rob us of the experience that anything is good enough, instead setting us up to feel perpetually dissatisfied.

Do any of these habits resonate…?

You think in all-or-nothing terms.

You think, and then act, in extremes.

You can’t trust others to do a task correctly, so you rarely delegate.

You have demanding standards for yourself and others.

You use the word “should” a lot.

Your self-confidence depends on what you accomplish and how others react to you.

You tend to fixate/overthink.

You procrastinate, or avoid situations. 

Overcoming perfectionism requires reframing our relationship with life, others, and ourselves. Rather than seeking for perfection, we must find meaning. On the pursuit of perfection, we inevitably harm ourselves whether consciously or unconsciously. This workshop therefore provides the space to understand what harm we are causing ourselves and how we can manage our personal demands in order to continue to serve others and most importantly ourselves.

In this very special Workshop Dr Deepa Apté of Ayurveda Pura and I will help you:

  • Learn how to cultivate a more ‘good enough’ attitude to perfection with Ayurveda and Coaching techniques.

  • Re-align your mindset to excellence rather than perfection with NLP so that you are the only point for comparison.

  • Heighten your self esteem so that you can achieve your life goals with confidence, sustainability and joy.

  • Learn to create boundaries without feeling guilty.

  • Understand the benefits of prioritising your needs first whilst recognising when you need to so that you can give more.

  • Become aware of how to make yourself happy.

Are you one of the nicest and most helpful people you know? Do you never say “no?” Do people always count on you for help/favours.? Do you spend a great deal of time doing things for other people? Do you get your work done, help others with their work, make all the plans, and are always there for family members and friends?

If any of this sounds like you, then this Workshop will be super helpful to help you navigate perfecting standards to one of progress instead. Learning how to put yourself first without over-compromising who you are in terms of giving to others are key skills that will not only benefit you, but will benefit the people around you as well.

Whether it’s work, your health, your relationships, perfection plays a role in all these areas so if you’re aware that it’s time to manage your standards so that you can live more, sign up today.

There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop, so book now to secure your space.


Saturday 18th April


10:00 – 16:00


Ayurveda Pura Millennium Village School, 48 W Parkside, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0BA


  • 1:1 Personal Coaching session before and after workshop

  • Meditation

  • Gentle Yoga

  • Coaching tools and materials

  • Refreshments

  • Gift bag


Single £150pp 

Bring a friend £110pp

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Dr Deepa Apté

Director, Dr Deepa Apté MBBS (India), YLA, BYV, ITEC, MICHT is a fully qualified Indian medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery, India), a qualified Yoga teacher (specialising in Hatha Yoga and the Sivananda tradition) and a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. As a former external examiner for a Masters degree accredited by Middlesex University, she is also an Executive Director of the APA’s (Ayurvedic Practitioners Association).

She lectures widely on Ayurveda and Yoga (both in the UK and Germany) and regularly writes articles for, and features in, magazines and the press (e.g. “Health & Fitness” magazine, “She” magazine, Holland and Barrett’s “Healthy” magazine and “Today’s Therapist” magazine). After having run successful practices in India and Germany, she now runs her practice from The Ayurveda Pura Health Spa & Beauty Centre, London where she offers Ayurvedic consultations, individual Yoga sessions and workshops.

Perfectionism is neither good nor bad. On the one hand you have an incredible capacity to sense what’s possible, to connect with a vision for the highest potential outcome in any situation—and often, to sense when things are even slightly misaligned. In these circumstances, you tend to find the “problem,” and then identify the most efficient and effective way to “fix it.”

On the other hand, that vision becomes the defining expectation for where you should be now. This can relate to where you are in your life at a certain age, societal expectations of being single, married, with children, career progressions, when you buy a home, whether you look good enough, are ‘living your best life’ and how you measure up against your peers as parents, partners and friends; oftentimes holding yourself to incredibly high standards—in every aspect of your life.

Perfectionism inevitably causes stress in the body. Our attachment to living the ideal leaves us feeling like we’re failing. All. The. Time. In truth, pursuing the “right” way or the “perfect” outcome tends to rob us of the experience that anything is good enough, instead setting us up to feel perpetually dissatisfied.

Setting unrealistic expectations for ourselves from school grades, partners, work, kids, image, lifestyle ambitions breeds a lot of social anxiety, upward social comparison as we, as a consequence worry about how we look to other people.

Our need to please others has reached a new high too. We hold up perfectionists as models more than ever before. Social media has become a space to pursue and achieve perfection — the more likes you get, the closer you are to feeling perfect.

And we stop living.

Why Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is about balance. Balance in understanding our body’s needs and providing the solutions so that we may continue to perform and manage the causes of our imbalances. Although widely understood as a preventative for disease, mental wellbeing is at the heart of this ancient science of life and plays an important yet subtle role in my coaching practice.

Ayurveda serves us best when we are willing to progress slowly and steadily, taking the time to develop and embody competency at each stage. We must ask ourselves how Ayurveda can support us in improving our health rather than achieving perfection. Then, with each improvement, we are poised and eager to take another step, and then another, and another.

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Terms and Conditions: Min numbers apply. Programmes will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. A full refund will be provided or an alternative date may be offered. Prepayment is required for all programmes. All payments are final and non-refundable unless otherwise stated. Transfers may be allowed, please enquire directly. For the Bring a friend offer, you will need to book two places at checkout.

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