Welcome to our forested mountaintop sanctuary & America’s #1 Ayurveda Spa, Shankara.


Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will find peace and tranquility as you begin your wellness journey to health, happiness and self-discovery.

We know that when the world around you is at peace, it is easier to find true connection within and your own inner bounty of calm, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

Relax. Learn. Discover. Reflect. Renew. Connect. Explore. Rest. Be inspired.

With magnificent panoramic views stretching to the horizon, fresh mountain air, delicious food and a nurturing and relaxing environment, it is here that your heart will feel at home.

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

We are dedicated to making your stay extraordinary.

Next Steps

Browse our Retreat Calendar >> Select a program >> Choose your accommodation


Your Stay

Let our expert wisdom and knowledge be your guide on the road to wellbeing and transformation.

Choose from a selection of our renowned signature retreats, a wealth of leading guest presenter programs or join us for an R&R Retreat and tailor your stay with us to your own natural rhythm.

Yoga | Meditation & Mindfulness | Personal Growth | Health & Nutrition | Self-Discovery
Training | Creative Expression | Relationships | Spiritual Practice

Retreat Calendar


Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Our award-winning Spa combines the wisdom of ancient Ayurveda with contemporary wellness 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 girls weekend away. Emerge rejuvenated.

Spa Retreats | Cleanses & Wellness Immersions | Treatment Menu

Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Everything is taken care of, all you need to do is focus on you.



Our range of amenities make us an unrivalled destination to nourish your whole self.

Yoga Classes | Guided Mind & Meditation | Spa Treatments
Hiking & Nature Trails | Pottery | Labyrinth | Kirtan | Gift shop & café

In the local area, just steps away, are serene lakes, miles of scenic trails, historic sites, climbable cliffs, ski slopes, horseback riding, whitewater rapids, kayaking spots, and local Appalachian music.



Delicious, wholesome, vegetarian meals are served three times a day.

Drawing on influences from our mountaintop vegetable garden to the color and fragrance of Bombay cuisine. Served buffet style so you can pick and choose to your own taste and appetite.



Warm and welcoming, all our rooms are en-suite, a unique feature in a retreat environment. Choose from a retreat room for a shared experience, hotel style rooms at the Spa or fully equipped apartments for longer stays.


Next Steps

Browse our Retreat Calendar >> Select a program >> Choose your accommodation

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