Health & Ayurveda

Find optimum health


Relax, Restore & Renew

Take time for self-care.
Experience deep rest & rejuvenation


Cleanse & Detox

Feel lighter, energized & vital.
Try an effective, gentle & deeply healing way to reset your body


Return to Radiant Health

Explore natural ways to de-stress & restore harmony inside & out

Awaken Your Inner Radiance

Do you greet each day with a lightness of being, a freshness in perspective and vibrancy in health? When you look after your wellbeing this becomes a natural state. It is effortless. It is how you were born to experience life, in optimum wellness. You feel vital, clear, relaxed and balanced physically and emotionally. All is well.


But life gets busy and personal health is often sidelined. So often the body can feel sluggish with dull aches and pains, the mind clouded and busy, sleep impaired and everything just seems a little out of balance. However, our bodies give us these indicators as a reminder to relax and restore balance. The greater awareness you have of your physical and emotional health, the more you can make steps to regain inner and outer harmony and maintain your optimum wellness.

Relax and Rejuvenate

Unwind, let go and bathe in the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the moment you arrive, everything is taken care of. Our deeply restful and healing retreat environment invites you to relax and rejuvenate in any way your heart desires. Choose from an array of retreats including health, nutrition and weight-management to gentle detoxes and spa getaways… or simply create your own! Discover what nurtures you, supports you, and take home a wealth of tools and knowledge to maintain your relaxed, balanced and renewed sense of wellbeing.

Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Re-align with the natural intelligence of your body
Our mind, body and spirit are so deeply interconnected that true restoration of health only happens when we treat the whole. Ayurveda is grounded in this principle. Effective for centuries, Ayurveda harnesses the natural intelligence of your body to bring deep rest and rejuvenation physically, mentally, and emotionally. Learn secrets from the time-tested ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda and gain practical steps for daily balance and vitality.

Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Our award-winning Spa offers an authentic Ayurvedic experience. We combine ancient Ayurveda with contemporary wellness to bring you the ultimate therapeutic experience. Whether you are looking to de-stress, soothe your mind or restore your health, our peaceful sanctuary is the ideal place to begin your journey to bliss.

"Ayurveda is an amazing health care system. It touches every fabric of your being"
Happiness Here
— Kristene G, Spa Guest

Renew: Panchakarma Detox Retreat

Group Cleanse
Experience inner and outer renewal within the Ayurvedic tradition of cleansing in community. A customized, effective, gentle, and deeply healing way to reset your body.

Refresh: Personal Ayurvedic Cleanse

Individual Ayurveda Cleanse
A year-round cleanse featuring one-on-one consultations, personalized treatments and a classic blend of rest and therapies. Emerge refreshed.

Restart: Short Cleanse

A Taste of Panchakarma
The ideal detox weekend and Ayurveda sampler. An effective mini-immersion into Ayurvedic health and wellness with a mix of therapies.

Living Light Weight-Loss Retreat

Personalized & Sustainable
A modern medical approach to weight-loss combined with the best of Ayurveda. Gently cleanse, detox, lose weight and keep it off, naturally. We guide you every step of the way.

Ayurvedic Spa Retreats

Feel Lighter, Healthier and Radiant
Relax, recharge and rejuvenate. Retreats for couples, friends and solo travelers. Or create your own wellness retreat with us!

Upcoming Programs

Sep 28-30
Health & Ayurveda

Raw Food Bonanza

Poornima Sharma

Discover the nourishing power of whole foods

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Oct 05-07
Health & Ayurveda

Vibrant Health with Ayurveda

Kim Rossi

Discover the ancient healing science of Ayurveda and its practical application

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Oct 12-14
Health & Ayurveda Self Discovery

The Whole Body Transformation

Amie Valpone

Discover the Missing Pieces Keeping You from Optimal Health, Weight and Happiness

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Oct 13-21
Health & Ayurveda

Panchakarma Cleanse: October

Panchakarma: the Ancient Wellspring of Modern Wellness

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Oct 26-28
Health & Ayurveda

Ayurveda Awareness & Spinal Care

Medha Garud

Balance yourself from within with yoga for spinal care and optimal health.

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Nov 02-04
Health & Ayurveda

Ayurveda Culinary Retreat

Nalini Mehta

Unlocking Health with Ayurvedic Cooking

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Nov 04-09
Health & Ayurveda Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Living Light Weight Loss Retreat

Ayurveda Spa Team

Be light. Feel light. Shine Bright.

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Nov 10-18
Health & Ayurveda

Panchakarma Cleanse: November

Panchakarma: the Ancient Wellspring of Modern Wellness

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Learn more about our 2018 retreats and offerings!


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