What lowers your energy level? Is it the cumulative buildup over time of stress, tension and worry? Or wear and tear on the body? Panchakarma helps to lighten the body’s load by re-igniting your energy from within. As you strengthen your internal capacity and clear out accumulated blockages, you naturally begin to feel more energetic and more alive.
Light Body, Clear Mind
The feeling of lightness afterwards surprises many guests. This feeling is not limited to physical weight-loss — which also happens — but that lasting sense of lightness and clarity, which comes from true cleansing. Panchakarma is authentic cleansing; it is neither a recent innovation or a new age fad. Like yoga, this ancient practice has stood the test of time for thousands of years.
Holistic Approach to Pain Relief
Many people attend panchakarma to relieve chronic pain. One participant recently shared with us, “This is the first time in three years that I’ve woken up pain free.” The combination of treatments, food and herbal supplements works to help manage pain by cleansing your system at a deep level, restoring balance.
Panchakarma is anything but a one size fits all approach. At its heart, Ayurveda acknowledges that every body is different; hence the treatments and consultations are all customized to your needs. Our Ayurveda experts work with you to first understand your body type and where you are right now, in order to take your cleanse in the best direction.
Panchakarma is as ancient as yoga and has a rich heritage of wellness. Additionally, Shankara is associated with one of the top Ayurveda research hospitals and colleges of Ayurveda in India. This strong link that we preserve to ancient and current practices allows us to offer you treatments that draw on an authentic tradition of wellness.
“As a health care professional, I know the importance of self-care, and this was a gift that I gave myself. The staff, the center the surroundings here were absolutely fabulous and struck me very deeply.”
- Nourishing Food
Our chefs prepare food ideally suited to the cleansing process. The combination of food, herbs and spices deeply nourishes you, which helps with detoxing. Additionally, we offer a cooking class so that when you go home, you’re prepared with recipes of your own.
- Personal Guidance
Although you have plenty of space to yourself, we do not leave you on your own. Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way, from your first consultation and the selection of treatments, to your final departure. Whether you’re an Ayurveda afficianado or brand new to the practice, we are here to support you.
- Range of Therapies
Shankara’s range of Ayurvedic treatments is unparalleled in the country. Our experts work with you to choose those best suited to your body type and goals. Renew includes 9 treatments, while Refresh includes 3.
- Individual Wellness Plan
Throughout the program, you gain key insights into your body and mind; and you take home a personal wellness plan. Ongoing support through wellness coaching is also available.
Our team immerses itself in the dual traditions of Ayurveda and yoga, not just as professionals, but as a powerful way of life. Ranked the #1 Ayurveda program in the US by Organic Spa Magazine, we are one of only a handful of centers dedicated to offering such an exclusive focus on Ayurveda in the US.
While it is possible to a certain extent to perform Ayurvedic cleanses at home, we offer the one-on-one guidance of Ayurvedic experts, which can make all the difference. Additionally, the combination of diet with personal Ayurvedic treatments — such as marma, abhyanga, shirodhara — greatly enhances the overall impact of the process. This synergy of massage, diet, relaxing steams, herbal supplements and more is not only the traditional way, but much more effective than the sum of its parts.
We know that when you cleanse, you need space and time for rest; you do not want to worry about traffic jams and missed appointments; standing over a hot stove cooking; tracking down exotic ingredients; and the other mundane details typically associated with such a process. We take care of your food, room, treatments and all the little details to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Spectacular Natural Setting
When you take time for yourself, and your body, to relax deeply and restore your energy, why not do so in stunning natural surroundings? Boone is a vacation destination to itself, and the center’s peaceful location on top of a mountain creates an ideal setting for deep cleansing. Add to this the tranquil atmosphere of the spa, and you have a relaxing place to get deep rest.
“I’d done reading on Ayurveda, and I’ve tried to adopt it to my life. You read the book, but if you don’t have someone boiling it down to some practical ways to utilize it and actually showing you…I didn’t know I’d learn so much I could take home with me. They make it common sense and practical.”
There are three program options: