The Mountains are Calling

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,  Shankara Ayurveda Wellness supports 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. Let our expert wisdom and knowledge guide you on the road to well-being and transformation. Choose from a selection of our renowned signature retreats, a range of life-changing programs by guest presenters at the top of their fields, or join us for an R&R Retreat and tailor your stay to suit your own rhythm.

Shankara Ayurveda Wellness

Our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Wellness 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.

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“A welcoming retreat for the spiritual seeker.”

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“A 360-acre sanctuary…a balancing act of rest and activities.”
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“This peaceful getaway is for the wellness warrior and spiritual seeker alike, seeking authentic personal transformation.”
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“Best Detox Program.”
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“Best Health & Wellness, 2016”


All of our rooms are warm and welcoming with en-suite bathrooms. You can select from
  • A private room to have space to yourself
  • A shared room to meet new people or stay with friends
  • A simple "retreat-style" room (No TV, no distractions)
  • A hotel-style room
  • A furnished apartment with kitchenette (for longer stays).

And the food!

Delicious and wholesome vegetarian meals are served buffet-style three times a day. Close to home and further afield—from the fresh flavors of our mountain-top vegetable garden to the color and fragrance of Indian cuisine.

Prepared by our chefs with love and nourishment in mind, our food is constantly raved about in reviews and we can't wait to share it with you.


A short walk from your accommodations, you’ll discover walking and hiking trails, incredible vistas, and opportunities to connect with nature. In addition, we offer
  • Pottery and Watercolor Classes (Additional Cost)
  • Yoga and Meditation Classes
  • A Labyrinth
  • Kirtan (call-and-response chant)
  • and much more...

Let's Find a Program!