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Wellness Tourism and Panchakarma

Have you ever thought of taking a non-traditional vacation that could make a positive impact on your wellbeing? If so, you are part of the growing travel trend of wellness tourism. Wellness tourists are those traveling within their own country, or to other parts of the world, in order to carry out activities which may help them to improve their quality of life. The market size of wellness tourism is forecasted to reach approximately $680 billion U.S. by 2017.

Why Would I Want to Mix Wellness with My Vacation?

Travelers who have experienced wellness tourism emphasize the positive effects on the mind, stress reduction and promotion of physical health. Our Panchakarma programs are a great fit for those who want to try out wellness tourism. Panchakarma is one of the most effective healing modalities in Ayurvedic medicine. It promotes detoxification and rejuvenation and is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when someone feels out of balance or is experiencing illness.
Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center offers two Panchakarma offerings:
Panchakarma Detox Retreat – scheduled monthly for 6 nights.
Taste of Panchakarma – select your dates over three nights.


Both of these personal journeys to wellness begin with your pulse. The ancient practice of Ayurvedic Pulse Assessment provides a deep understanding of your current state of health or imbalance. Led by our team of Ayurveda experts, a custom treatment program is created from therapies that are tailored to your assessment.



The Panchakarma Detox Retreat includes 10 treatments, cooking demonstrations, specialist consultation, health coaching, yoga, meditation, organic meals, and take-home education. Taste of Panchakarma includes five treatments. Dates are set through November for the Retreat and the Taste may be booked based on your schedule. Complete details may be found on: www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org.


If you’d like to learn more about Ayurveda, check out Ayurveda 101: Finding Vibrant Health through the Science of Life. It’s a simple guide to the science of life, Ayurveda.



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