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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda means “Science of Life.” The focus of Ayurveda is on long-lasting holistic health, wellness of being, and realization of who we really are. Ayurveda is not just a short-term cure; it offers a unique blend of science, philosophy, and natural treatments that balance the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components of our being, all of which are necessary for long-term wellness.  A time-tested, ancient system of disease prevention and healthcare, Ayurveda is the oldest complete system of natural medicine on the planet and has been a way of life for millions of people across cultures for thousands of years. In Ayurveda, specific therapies are developed for each individual as opposed to a generic cure commonly prescribed by modern medicine.  Ayurveda addresses disease from the root cause and provides a direction toward whole body and mind healing and integration.

 

Panchakarma:
An Ayurvedic Healing Retreat

Pancha means “five” and Karma means “to cleanse,” and so Panchakarma is the ultimate healing experience for detoxifying the body and mind, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well being.  It is a deeply powerful yet gentle cleansing process that utilizes deep rest, herbs, body treatments, enemas, steam baths, diet, and specific treatments catered to an individual’s unique constitution and health concerns.  This extended retreat allows each participant adequate time to release deeply held toxins and blocks that adversely affect the mind and body, allowing the opportunity to reorganize and heal on a profound level.  
“PK” is effective for treating a variety of health concerns and imbalances, including but not limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, migraines, arthritis, digestive issues, hypertension, chronic fatigue, joint pain, obesity, diabetes, back pain, ulcers, IBS, muscle and tendon disorders, skin disorders, respiratory diseases, urinary and bowel diseases, chronic constipation, sinusitis, insomnia, addictions, infertility, reversed hearing loss, eating disorders, and more.

 

This is a life-changing retreat for your body, mind, and spirit!

In our very chaotic and busy world full of what feels like unstoppable stress, this retreat is a true blessing.  Taking three weeks for yourself is a true act of self love and nurturance.  Here you can unwind and jumpstart into a whole new level of health and well being.  Ayurvedic consultations with the retreat’s on-site Ayurvedic doctor and pharmacist, meals to support your treatment plan, and cleansing practices specific to your needs are all facets of this retreat, which will leave you feeling clear, vibrant, and deeply healed. Your group leaders have designed a retreat experience that includes daily yoga classes with Katie, storytelling and drumming with John, presentations on Ayurveda, and lots of free time to walk into the Indian countryside that borders the retreat, investigate the town, or visit local attractions.

 

About Our Event

Our idyllic Ayurvedic center is located in the mountains of western Tamil Nadu, close to Kerala, in one of the prettiest parts of India. Nestled on a mountain top amidst lush green tea plantations, healing eucalyptus forests, nearby waterfalls, and surrounded by the pure Nilgiri Mountain air, the retreat is in the perfect environment for rejuvenation. Away from the hustle of the city and surrounded in natural beauty, expect a profound transformation to take place! Every meal is made fresh with the retreat’s own source of pure mineral water and organic vegetables and herbs.


With our world-class Ayurvedic physicians and Panchakarma therapists, and an amazing staff of chefs and gardeners, this peaceful retreat center combines modern comforts with the best of ancient medicine and a beautiful setting you will come to call home.


Although much of the time we will remain in our beautiful private mountain sanctuary receiving treatments and enjoying rejuvenation therapies, there are opportunities to engage in optional excursions or walk the tea fields and mountain paths surrounding the retreat, as well as a chance to visit the markets of Coonoor City.


Depending on interest and availability, we may be able to visit nearby villages and find opportunities to give of ourselves and receive the warmth and brightness of the Indian spirit. It’s a living, breathing reminder of our interconnectedness on this planet. To get a flavor of these villages, watch John de Kadt’s music video “The Village” below.

 
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6th Annual Ayurveda India Retreat
Feb 18, 2023, 12:30 PM – Mar 11, 2023, 12:30 PM
Hubbathala,
Hubbathala, Tamil Nadu, India