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Prediabetes, Diabetes, and Weight Loss
Wellness Program & Retreat

Many often assume that newer is better.  Despite our advancements in health care, medicine, and technology, the increased comforts of modernity have also brought many problems paving the way for diseases such as diabetes to run rampant throughout the world. Perhaps it’s time that we take a step back and consult the wisdom of the past in order to establish a healthier future.

Traditional western medicine’s approach to insulin resistance, diabetes, and weight gain is through treatments like diet pills, strict diets, and insulin injections, surgery, all of which do not address the underlying causes.

That is why we recommend using Ayurveda in tandem with modern treatment options for diabetes. Ayurveda is India’s system of health care that is more than 5,000 years old. Ayurveda helps rebuild the metabolism and digestion which actually addresses the root of the problem. Our treatments help to detox the body from any toxins that have built up, including stubborn weight that may seem impossible to lose through other methods. We also work with our guests to cleanse the body’s tissues and rebuild them using adequate nutrients through various Ayurveda treatments and proper diet which is unique to the individual. Our team also provides diet and lifestyle techniques to help individuals master the management of their prediabetes, diabetes, and weight loss.

Are you looking for alternative tools to help you manage your prediabetes, diabetes, and weight loss regime? Many of our guests have reported success in better management of their blood glucose levels and their weight. Schedule a free consultation today!

10-Day On-Site Retreat in Boone, NC
+7-Day At-Home Pre-Cleanse
+6-Month At-Home Coaching

 

Upcoming Retreat Dates
JAN 17–26
MAR 6–15

“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”

This program will change your life!

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Reduce Weight

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Lower Blood Sugar

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Remove Toxic Build-up

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Improve Energy & Vitality 

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Rebuild Digestion

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Strengthen
Immune System

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Remove
Inflammation

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Reduce
Food Cravings

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Improve Physical
Strength

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Improve Pancreatic Function

How is this possible?

Customized Detox

Diet and exercise alone are often unable to clear the body of toxins that build up over time. During your treatment, we will focus on removing these toxins through a unique, customized Ayurvedic approach to cleansing. This process that has been shown to help those with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and weight gain restore digestive power, energy flow in the body, inner balance, and vitality.

Healing Foods

In Ayurveda, it is recognized that each individual has a unique genetic makeup or constitution, and what is good for one individual may be bad for another. During this specialized program, you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with our world-class Ayurvedic doctors and board-certified Western medical doctor who will determine a customized diet and cooking plan specifically for you.

Treatments

After consultation with our Ayurvedic doctor, our highly-trained Ayurvedic therapists work with your body and unique constitution to encourage healing, growth, and physical stress relief, bringing you into an open, blissful, and restored state. Our treatments can include warm oil massages, relaxation therapies, herbal exfoliation, energy treatments, eye treatments, and more. We look forward to providing you with the royal treatment.

Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine

Support your health with the most natural, highly effective, remedy the planet has made available to us for thousands of years. There will be many different customized combinations of herbs used throughout the program to help with circulation, blood sugar levels, pain, digestion, anti-inflammation, immunity, weight-loss, and more.

Yoga

Strengthen your mind, body, and soul through the practice of yoga. Gentle and accessible for everyone, the benefits of yoga are vast. We’ve designed a special yoga sequence to bring more energy to the pancreatic area to help cleanse, activate, and tone up the internal organs. Aside from supporting internal organ function, yoga enhances physical fitness and the restoration of mental and emotional balance.

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Evidence-Based Stress Reduction

When chronic stress occurs, the hormones used in short term stress get left turned on for a long period of time. This can result in glucose piling up in the blood which can cause insulin resistance due to high glucose levels.  Meditation, mindfulness, and breathwork, are not only proven effective stress-reduction tools but are also much more accessible and more cost-effective because you can easily practice them at home for free.

Education

Throughout the program, we’ll empower you with healthy living seminars focused on diet and lifestyle choices for restored health, vitality, and lifelong well-being. Because our expert team understands the importance of support, motivation, inspiration, and connection in helping you maintain lifestyle changes beyond the 10-day residential retreat, you'll receive one-on-one follow-up calls to keep you on track with your wellness goals and answer any questions you may have.

Fitness

We provide exercise options that are the most natural movement for your body and easily achievable at home—walking in nature or practicing gentle yoga. These mindful exercises help you lead a more active life and balance your blood glucose levels. We have seen 30 minutes of exercise per day drastically improve results for individuals challenged by prediabetes, diabetes, weight gain, and obesity. Say goodbye to gym memberships and hello to success!

Shankara Ayurveda Spa

An Ayurvedic cleanse includes relaxation in the blue heaven lounge.

Relax and rejuvenate in the deeply healing and restful setting of Shankara Ayurveda Spa, and enjoy a blend of facilities to support your well-being, including a relaxation room, steam room, yoga room, movement studio, dedicated dining area, and a cooking demonstration kitchen.

Our team of Ayurvedic doctors, practitioners, highly-trained therapists, and esteemed board-certified western medicine doctor 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.

We only accept 12 guests at a time so that we are able to maintain a high quality of individualized service, attention, and care.

Your journey to health and vitality begins here.

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During your residential retreat, hotel room and retreat room lodgings at the Shankara Ayurveda Spa will be provided with the program. Rooms include either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath, and complimentary wifi.

Facilities include

  • Steam Room
  • Movement Studio
  • Relaxation Room
  • Dedicated Dining Area and Demonstration Kitchen

Your all-inclusive package for the 10-day retreat features

  • Daily freshly prepared, nutritious, and tasty specialized meals
  • Hotel and retreat room lodging
  • Gentle yoga specific toward diabetes and weight loss
  • Meditation and mindfulness sessions
  • Access to herbal supplements
  • Stress management coaching
  • Community support
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Ayurvedic spa treatments, including an authentic customized Ayurvedic cleanse
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"I had no energy when I came in. My metabolism was low. Now, I feel great with a lot of energy and I lost almost 8 pounds. Very happy! The hospitality were extremely nice people, very polite and helpful. I’m so grateful to have had this experience at the retreat and have met wonderful people that have changed my life. I see the world and myself from a different angle"

Program Outline

(Starting at $6,580)

The program is designed to yield the highest results pertaining to the treatment of diabetes and weight gain.

Program Includes

✔ 7-day at-home guided pre-cleanse with diet plan and herbs
✔ 10-day residential retreat
✔ 6-month at-home coaching and support with seven follow-up consultations
✔ Personalized consultations before during, and after retreat

During the 10-Day On-Site Retreat

✔ Daily Specialty Meals
✔ Five Guided Meditations
✔ Six Shankara Ayurveda Spa Treatments
✔ Detoxification Treatment
✔ Five Educational Seminars
✔ Six Yoga and Breathwork Classes
✔ Three Lifestyle Workshops
✔ Going-Home Plan

Note This schedule is subject to change and will vary based on the guests’ needs.

Before Retreat

  • Initial phone consultation
  • 7-day at home cleanse
  • Personalized Diet plan
  • Herbs

Day 1 (Fri)

  • Arrival
  • Orientation
  • Personal Consultation
  • Personalized Recommendations and Follow-up
  • Guided Meditation
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 2 (Sat)

  • Gentle Yoga & Breathwork
  • Workshop
  • Herb Supplement
  • Educational Seminar
  • Ayurveda Treatments
  • Guided meditation
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 3 (Sun)

  • Gentle Yoga & Breathwork
  • Workshop
  • Herb Supplement
  • Ayurveda treatments
  • Guided Meditation
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 4 (Mon)

  • Breathwork
  • Workshop
  • Herb Supplement
  • Ayurveda Treatments
  • Personal Consultation
  • Educational Seminar
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Guided Meditation
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 5 (Tues)

  • Breathwork
  • Herb Supplement
  • Ayurveda Treatments
  • Personal Consultation
  • Educational Seminar
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Guided Meditation
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 6 (Wed)

  • Educational Seminar
  • Ayurveda Treatments
  • Personal Consultation
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 7 (Thurs)

  • Educational Seminar
  • Ayurveda Treatments
  • Personal Consultation
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 8 (Fri)

  • Toxin elimination with customised Ayurvedic therapy to detox the digestive tract
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 9 (Sat)

  • Rest day
  • Breakfast
  • Personal Consultation
  • Personalized Recommendations and Follow-up
  • Going home plan
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals

Day 10 (Sun)

  • Morning Rest
  • Specialty Ayurveda Meals
  • Travel home

Post Retreat

  • 7 follow-up consultations as well as educational webinars​

Frequently Asked Questions

Currently, we are catering to Type 2 Diabetes who are not on insulin or anyone that is pre-diabetic or has any case of insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome.

We are currently not able to accept anyone that falls into the following categories:

  • If you are using insulin—either type 1 diabetics or complicated type 2 on insulin.
  • If you are a diabetic on four or more diabetes medications.
  • If you’ve been hospitalized within the last year with diabetes-related complications.
  • If within the last six months you’ve had gastrointestinal bleeding—either due to stomach ulcer or from the colon.
  • If you’ve had weight reduction surgery like lap band or Gastric bypass within 1 yr. (Liposuctions are ok).
  • If your mobility is extremely restricted due to weight gain and you cannot walk, sit, or participate in any form of exercise.
  • If you are pregnant with gestational diabetes or lactating.

During your initial consultation with the board-certified western medical doctor please inform them of any current prescription medication you are taking and medical history.

Please discuss your special dietary need or allergies with an Ayurveda Specialist. Dietary requirements, such as gluten-free and vegan options are generally available.

Cancelations less than two weeks, prior to the program, will be charged 50% of the full program fee.

No. If you have diabetes, you will work with our team to help manage your diabetes and/or lose weight. We will have both an Ayurvedic doctor and a board-certified western medical doctor on staff to care for you during the process. However, it will be up to your primary care provider to make the decision. We encourage that you share all your herbal and non-herbal supplements with your primary care doctor.

No. If you have diabetes, you will work with our team to help manage your diabetes and/or lose weight. We will have both an Ayurvedic doctor and board-certified western medical doctor on staff to care for you during the process. However, it will be up to your primary care provider to make the decision. We encourage that you share all your herbal and non-herbal supplements with your primary care doctor.

A lot of participants lose weight. However, it is completely dependent on how your body reacts to the treatments. It also depends on how closely the diet and lifestyle recommendations are followed.

During this specialized 6-month program and 10-day retreat, you’ll receive an individualized diet specific to your unique body type to rebuild your body and your digestion. A lot of the foods that will be prepared and recommended are based around a plant-based diet.

Aside from your personal effects (and any medication), we suggest you bring comfortable clothing and layers (mountain weather can be changeable), and anything that will help you feel more at home.

You may wish to also bring swimwear for use in the steam room.

Each studio space at the Center is equipped with yoga mats, blankets, and blocks.

Everyone has unique physical capabilities. All of the programs are adjusted to meet the attendee where they are at to help build up strength and endurance.

During your pre-cleanse, cleanse and post-cleanse a plant-based diet is recommended. However, we will create a program which is sustainable for long-term success.

The food is locally sourced and non-GMO.

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.

*NOTE* Please avoid using GPS. It will take you up a private road to a locked gate. Use directions provided on this site.
Distance from Nearest Airport: 2 hours by car without traffic

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Absolutely, for an additional fee. We have multiple program options available at the Center. Your family member or friend can choose from our retreat calendar or customize their own retreat.

Absolutely, for an additional fee. You can create your own vacation with an R&R Retreat and spend some additional days relaxing at the Center. Choose from a variety of daily classes, activities, and spa treatments, as well as an abundance of nature trails and quiet spaces. Please discuss with our Ayurveda specialist for details. 

You’ll receive an individualized diet plan specific to your unique body type to rebuild your body and your digestion. During the residential retreat,  you’ll be served a plant-based diet to support the process.

No. If you are prediabetic or have family members that are diabetic or overweight, this can be used as a preventative measure to help you avoid getting diabetes or becoming overweight in the future.

You will receive support throughout the program and residential retreat. Our team is dedicated to providing individualized holistic care to the whole mind-body complex.

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639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, North Carolina 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary.

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