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Harmonize your internal landscape

Welcome Organic Spa Friends!

The transition from summer to fall and fall to winter is coming up quickly, which means warm spiced tea and warm blankets by the fire. It’s easy to be aware of the seasonal changes outside, but have you ever noticed the changes inside your body? Have you ever noticed how some seasons are easier to transition into than others for you? 

Ayurveda harnesses the natural intelligence of the body to bring people into optimal health. In Ayurveda there are three ‘doshas’ or energies within the body that are associated with different elemental compositions. Each of these elemental compositions change within our body with the changing of the seasons. Summer is the pitta time of year, where fire and water elements are predominant. Late fall and winter is the Vata time of year, where ether and air qualities are predominant. As we transition into the new season and the elemental compositions change both outside and inside our body, it’s certainly not uncommon to see imbalances in these elements in our body manifest themselves as seasonal allergies, seasonal colds, and seasonal affective disorder to name a few. 

 Is your body out of balance from a busy summer or fall? 

If you’ve been considering a retreat, now is a perfect time to book your fall or winter adventure! At Shankara Ayurveda Spa, we provide a number of Ayurveda retreats to help people come closer to the experience of an Ayurvedic lifestyle. With us, an Ayurveda retreat is not just theoretical – we dive deep into the experience of Ayurveda through hands-on methods, Ayurveda treatments and personal consultations. Learn what works for your body and emerge feeling lighter, well-rested and ready to take on the world.

Effective for centuries, this sister science of yoga is increasing in popularity — and we couldn’t be happier! At Shankara’s Ayurveda Retreat, we invite you to dive into the knowledge and experience that is Ayurveda.


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  • Professional guidance and therapists for Panchakarma
  • Bring home a personalized health & wellness routine
  • Natural healing environment

Our Spa

Here in this vast mountain range under serene blue skies, you will find beauty to feed your soul and peace to ease your mind.

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.

In addition to the inspiring surroundings, we have America’s #1 Ayurveda Spa on site to support you as you shift into self-discovery. We know that when the world around you is at peace it’s easier to find true connection within.

Our welcoming team of authentic and engaging thought leaders invite you to experience true nourishment in mind, body and spirit.

We are dedicated to making your stay extraordinary.

Our award-winning Spa combines the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with contemporary wellness techniques to bring you the ultimate therapeutic experience. Nourish your body, mind and spirit on a wellness retreat or detox program.

Perfect for individuals or a weekend away with friends.

Be rejuvenated.

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Spa Treatments

Each year, life renews itself. Blossoms and buds burst forth with new vitality. This renewal is not limited to nature. With Ayurveda, you too can experience a personal renewal every year. Ayurvedic cleanses harness the natural healing power of your body so that you feel light, fresh and full of life with a cleanse so powerful that it has been recommended as the seasonal cleanse for year-round health for ages.

Abhyanga: Detoxifying Warm Oil Massage

Abhyanga is one of the most popular and recommended therapies in Ayurveda.  This Ayurvedic therapy incorporates warm, aromatic oils, rhythmically massaged into your body, which loosen toxins, relax the nervous system, and provide rest, nourishment, and rejuvenation.  
60 min: $130

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation With Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation

Explore the Ayurvedic daily routine, based on your health & wellness goals. 60 min: $175

Pulse Assessment With Ayurvedic Vaidya

Pulse Assessment

Gain expert insights into your health and personal constitution from the perspective of the ancient science of Ayurveda. $108

Shirodhara: Relaxation


Because of the profound effects it has upon the consciousness, it has often been called “Bliss Therapy.” Shirodhara is a continuous pouring of warm oil in a slow steady stream on the forehead that helps to pacify the subtle aspects of the doshas: nourishing the nervous system, promoting relaxation and tranquility, and improving mental clarity and comprehension. 60 min: $145

Shankara Signature Ayurveda Facial

Shankara Signature Ayurveda Facial
Through the fusion of Western Science and the ageless wisdom of traditional Ayurveda, Shankara products blend pure formulations to dynamically repair and regenerate the skin. This customized facial treatment nourishes your skin and brings harmony to the doshas, supporting and encouraging your innate beauty. 30 min: $65; 
60 min: $115

Marma: Replenishing Energy Treatment

Marma Replenshing Energy Treatement
One of the most restorative treatments for the body and mind, Marma stimulates specific energy points that rejuvenate the vital organs of the body, settle the nervous system, and pacify the Doshas. You may be fully clothed during this treatment, which focuses on energy centers, rather than muscle or tissue.  60 min: $125

Shankara Signature

Shankara Signature Massage

Using blended oils, our talented therapists will customize the massage to relieve your body, relax your mind, and uplift your spirit. 30 min: $75; 60 min: $125; 90 min: $165

Udvartana: Herbal Exfoliation Treatment

Udvartana is a deeply penetrating lymphatic massage with herbal scrub. This invigorating full body treatment increases circulation, revitalizes the skin, supports overall detoxification and promotes weight loss. 60 min: $150

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