Ayurveda Home Cleanse & Detox

Authentic cleanses for the

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.

Authentic

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
$ 495 Limited Time Discount
  • 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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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 (except the night that I took the castor oil but that was expected). I highly recommend this at home cleanse as a perfect way to reset from my stagnation and poor eating choices during the COVID quarantine.

—Meg M.

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.

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What our program participants are saying...

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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 has been studying, practicing, and teaching Vedic science—Ayurveda, yoga, pranayama, and meditation—since 1998.  Her passion is sharing the teachings, making things easy to follow, and empowering people to make positive lifestyle changes, so one may be happy, healthy, and whole—the best version of themselves and creators of the best life possible. Her professional career has been leading wellness-based businesses in four and five star destinations around the world for more than 25 years. Currently, she is the Director of Business Development at the Art of Living Retreat Center and Shankara Ayurveda Wellness.

Sujata Shah

Sujata Shah

Sujata Shah, Ayurveda practitioner, has been studying, practicing, teaching, and leading Ayurveda Panchakarma cleanses since 2005. She has been the Ayurveda Program Supervisor at Shankara Ayurveda Wellness since 2018, and has been instrumental in providing experiences for cleanse guests to dive deep into their process, providing transformational results. She provides customized diet and lifestyle recommendations and teaches Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking workshops. She founded the Ayurvedic Clinic and Healing Spa in Southern California, and has led Panchakarma, yoga, and wellness retreats in various resorts across the country and India.

Get the Details About Cleansing!

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

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

Weekend of Creativity​

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • 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.

AFTERNOON

  • 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 sauna.

EVENING

  • 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.

Restart Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • 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.

AFTERNOON

  • 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 massaged to deepen the therapeutic effects that increase lubrication and promote smooth flexibility and mobility.

EVENING

  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or kitchen.
  • Refuel your body with a tasty and healthy dinner.

Restore Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.
  • Sow a new level of calm and balance into your life with a Yoga or meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Cleanse your soul with a leisurely walk on one of our beautiful nature trails.

AFTERNOON

  • Nourish your body with a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory with a cooking, painting, or pottery* class (*additional cost).
  • Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal and let our professional therapists do all the work while you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Unwind in the sauna.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of new and classic self-care and spiritual resources.
  • Grab a fresh, calming herbal tea and curl up with a good book in your cozy room.

Mother & Daughter Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Retreat into relaxation with a mother-daughter 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 sauna.
AFTERNOON
  • Enjoy a decadent Mexican hot chocolate and reminisce in our cozy cafe.
  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Explore our captivating campus or head out on one of our guided mountain trail hikes.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
EVENING
  • Feed your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Girlfriends Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit together with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Catch up over a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Connect with nature and reminisce while hiking one of our many mountain trails.
AFTERNOON
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • De-stress with a girlfriends spa treatment, like our relaxing signature massage, hydrating facial, or energizing Marma session, and let our therapists work their magic. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or Ayurveda food kitchen.
  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
EVENING
  • Plenty of time for bonding during a dinner.
  • Visit our shop and grab some souvenirs, rejuvenating herbal supplements, and restorative health products from Shankara’s all-natural beauty line.
  • Dance and sing at Kirtan.

Couples Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and reminisce on the moments that connected you.
  • Bring a new level of calm and balance to your relationship with a Yoga or Meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast together.
  • Walk or hike one of our beautiful nature trails and reconnect with each other, nature, and oneself.

AFTERNOON

  • Share a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory by taking a workshop or educational class, or create a new experience together with a pottery*, watercolor painting, or cooking class (*additional cost).
  • Reduce tension and stress with a couple’s or individual Ayurveda spa treatment. Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal.
  • Unwind in the sauna together.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of self-care and spiritual resources or spend time reading in the cafe.