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.


Your Stay

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

Choose from a selection of our renowned signature retreats and 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.

Click here to see the offerings available on our Retreat Calendar— rooted in:

Meditation and Mindfulness

Personal Growth
Health and Nutrition
Self-Discovery Training

Creative Expression
Spiritual Practice


Shankara Ayurveda Spa

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.

Shankara Ayurveda Spa



All of our rooms are warm and welcoming with en-suite bathrooms. Choose from a retreat room for a shared experience, hotel style rooms at the Spa or fully equipped apartments for longer stays.

And of course, there’s the food…



Delicious and wholesome vegetarian meals are served buffet-style three times a day.

Our chefs draw on influences close to home and further afield — from the fresh flavours of our mountain-top vegetable garden to the color and fragrance of Indian cuisine.



A short walk from your accommodation you’ll discover outdoor pursuits to reignite your passion for life.

As well as yoga, meditation and spa treatments, available activities on site and nearby include:

Hiking and Nature Trails




Gift Shop and Café

Outdoor Climbing

Kayaking and Whitewater Activities

Local Appalachian music


Next Steps

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


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