Ancient’s Best was first established as a business in Singapore in 1988 by Vaidyar Mani, a classical practitioner of Ayurveda in its traditional form. The company represents the traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga as taught by the ancients and passed down from teacher to student as a spiritual study with very practical applications to everyday life.

Ancient’s Best Ltd was incorporated in New Zealand in 2010 and is owned and run by Nicky Hewett. Nicky’s main focus is on teaching the art and science of breathing, meditation, and relaxation, to enable her students to experience more vitality, connection and joy in their lives. She offers classes and wellbeing support for individuals, groups and companies in person and online.

Nicky is based in Marlborough, New Zealand and can be reached at or (64) 21 0259 2428 (New Zealand).