Ayurveda Home Cleanse & Detox

Authentic cleanses for the body. mind. spirit.


Ayurveda—the “science of life”—is a natural system of medicine that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda emphasizes prevention of disease and good health maintenance through lifestyle practices such as seasonal cleansing, massage, meditation, yoga, diet, and herbal treatments and therapies. It recognizes that each of us is unique, and that by understanding that uniqueness and applying basic principles and practices that address all aspects of life—mind, body, and soul—we can live a life of balance, joy, and well-being.

One of the most important practices in Ayurveda is the seasonal cleanse.  This serves to help preserve and restore your health by drawing out and eliminating toxins and excess vita, pitta, and kapha from the tissues and digestive tract.  A guided home cleanse from the Art of Living Retreat Center is a great way to experience the power and transformation of Ayurveda.

Why cleanse?

Greater Energy

What lowers your energy level? Is it the cumulative buildup over time of stress, tension and worry? Or wear and tear on the body? Cleansing 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 afterward surprises many. 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. An Ayurvedic cleanse is an authentic clean; 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.

Pain Management

Many people cleanse 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.​

Personal Approach

Because Ayurveda acknowledges that every body is different, our cleanses are completely customized to your unique 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.


Ayurveda 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.

At-Home Guidance

Our experts are there to guide you every step of the way, from your first consultation to your post-cleanse plan. Whether you’re an Ayurveda aficionado or brand new to the practice, we are here to support you. Throughout the program, you gain key insights into your body and mind; and build a personal wellness plan.

Ayurveda Home Cleanse

At-Home Cleanse | Available Anytime
$ 695
  • Program Length—7 Days
  • Self-Directed
  • Available Anytime
  • Pre-Cleanse Consultation
  • Cleanse Starter Kit
  • 3 Video Presentations
  • Support Available Entire Seven Days
  • Post-Cleanse Plan and Follow-up

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Beverly K.
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After completing the Happiness program, Silence Retreat and Sahaj Samadhi all within a month, it felt only natural that my next step would be to do the Ayurveda Home Cleanse. Each program left me feeling better and more grateful in my body, mind and spirit.
Meg M.
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I recently did the at home Kichari cleanse and had great success! Sujata Shah is very knowledgeable and was able to accurately assess my dosha type and imbalances and put together the exact right cleanse kit for me. All of the ingredients and items needed for the cleanse (other than just some quick shopping for vegetables) were included which made it super easy. I am not a cook, but the kichari was easy to make and actually quite delicious. I also did the pre-cleanse for 5 days cutting out sugar, meat and caffeine which helped prepare my body. Overall I lost 8 lbs and I feel so much lighter all over. I have more energy than I have had in years and my blood pressure is back down to normal. I also slept like a rock during the cleanse days. I highly recommend this at home cleanse as a perfect way to reset from my stagnation and poor eating choices during the COVID quarantine.
Wendy T.
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I feel lighter, yet more grounded. I've gained more mental clarity about situations that need correcting and the positive things I have to be grateful for in my life.
Lauren H.
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I had a great experience with my cleanse.  I didn't know what to expect but it was nice getting an education along the way.  I feel totally different, I feel lighter, more relaxed, and calm.   I 've also learned new practices to include in my routine - Lauren H
Sara C.
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I enjoyed the experience completely and hope to do the Cleanse again.  I feel more grounded, my face looks brighter, and I feel rejuvenated
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Shankara Ayurveda Wellness

At the award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Wellness, our staff are experts at combining ancient Ayurveda with contemporary wellness to bring you the ultimate cleanse experience. Our team of Ayurvedic practitioners and highly-trained therapists—under the guidance of an esteemed team of Ayurvedic doctors—are dedicated to providing excellence in Ayurvedic health and well-being. Together, we specialize in individualized holistic care to the whole mind-body complex and the management of health conditions. Your journey to health and vitality begins here.

“Best Ayurveda Program”

“2016 Winner: Best Hidden Gem, Best for Yoga, Best for Mind, Body, Spirit”
“A 380-acre sanctuary… a balancing act of rest and activities”
“5 Wellness Retreats You Should Escape to ASAP”
“2016 Reader’s Choice Winner: Best Health & Wellness”
Christine H.
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“As a health care professional, I know the importance of self-care, and this was a gift that I gave myself. The staff...were absolutely fabulous and struck me very deeply.”

Program Leaders

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Kimberly Rossi

Kimberly Rossi is the Director of Wellness and Business Development at the Art of Living Retreat Center/Shankara Ayurveda Wellness, one of the top-rated wellness retreat centers in the US. For more than 25 years she has led wellness-based businesses in four- and five-star destinations across the US, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She is a gifted teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda, Yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Kimberly specializes in natural weight balancing and health to support women in aging gracefully through menopause and beyond.

Kimberly’s passion and expertise lie in sharing ancient Vedic teachings and crafting practical, easy-to-follow solutions for individuals. She teaches discipline as a practice of self-love and empowers students and clients alike to make positive lifestyle changes that reveal their natural state of being—happy, healthy, and whole.

Kimberly has studied with renowned Ayurvedic doctors in the West, has co-lead women’s health workshops with Dr. Nisha Manikantan, Director of Sri Sri Ayurveda at the Art of Living in Bangalore, India, and has supported over 100 traditional Ayurvedic Cleanses. She is also the co-creator of the Art & Science of Sacred Sexuality, a workshop designed for women of all ages.

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Get the Details About Cleansing!

We’re happy to answer your questions about this ancient practice; contact us today!

“More energy now than in years and my blood pressure is down to normal.” —Meg M.

Weekend of Creativity Wellness Escape

(Sample Schedule)


  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Walk our beautiful labyrinth or hike one of our scenic nature trails and reconnect with your inner self.
  • Express your creativity and have some fun playing with and shaping clay in your pottery class.


  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class or get clever on the canvas in a painting class.
  • Unwind with a relaxing spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the steam room.


  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Nourish your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Discover Ayurveda Solo Escape

(Sample Schedule)


  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Savor a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
  • Rest, replenish and rejuvenate with Abhyanga therapy—a detoxifying warm oil Ayurveda massage that incorporates warm, aromatic oils, rhythmically massaged into your body, cleansing, relaxing, and re-energizing the body and mind.


  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • Connect with nature while hiking or walking one of our many breathtaking mountain trails.
  • Return to the spa for a Basti session to rejuvenate your joints! Stiff joints are bathed in warm medicated oil and massage