Top reasons to attend an Ayurvedic retreat

Sep 14, 2020

Ayurvedic retreats are the superstars of the wellness world. They offer an exotic combination of healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation with the right amount of yoga, meditation, ayurvedic spa and massages, and special ayurvedic diets to balance the doshas.

Ayurveda retreats are currently the most favoured idea of a wellness holiday. They are a great way to recharge and synchronise your body, mind, and soul, and also to get introduced to the idea of holistic wellness and conscious living. So if you are looking for a meaningful getaway to calm yourself and reset your body, then an Ayurveda retreat is just for you.

The ancient Indian science of Ayurveda has found renewed importance in the present times. This natural and eco-friendly method of prevention of diseases and healing has created a loyal list of followers. Through the use of medicated herbs, roots, herbal creams and oils and other natural ingredients have shown to the world how easy and sustainable this ancient knowledge is. In fact, with the changing times, the adoption of Ayurveda has also gone through a transformation. Many people, who cannot opt for a long term commitment to this lifestyle, often go for short-term detox ayurvedic rituals that last for a couple of days. Also, most people have opted for dietary changes and have committed to ayurvedic satwik diett, beauty, and skincare enthusiasts now prefer ayurvedic facials over cosmetic ones. Many people over the world also included the use of ayurvedic detox teas, herbs, etc. 

Ayurveda retreats or ayurvedic health retreats are one way of absorbing the benefits of this ancient wisdom for the busy lives of the 21st century. A few days off from the busy monotonous lives and diving straight into an ayurvedic retreat leaves the body and mind recharged and resets it. With balanced energy and a pampered body, you are ready to take on the challenges of life after attending an ayurvedic retreat.

Who needs an ayurvedic retreat?

Ayurvedic retreats can be attended by anyone of any age because relaxing and rejuvenating is never age-bound. However, there may be a few times when attending one may become advisable.

One may want to attend an ayurvedic retreat if:

  • If you feel drained and exhausted.

  • If you have a loss of appetite.

  • If you are not getting quality sleep.

  • If you are facing digestive issues.

  • If you want a deep relaxation of the body and mind.

  • If you want to pamper your body and mind.

  • If you want to go for an ayurvedic beauty ritual.

  • If you want to destress and detoxifies body.

Whether you are looking for quality relaxation, rejuvenation, or any kind of physical treatment, or just simply want to take a break from your busy life and reconnect with yourself, an ayurvedic retreat can offer the best wellness experience for your unique requirements. Ayurvedic cleanse retreats are one of the best holistic ways to get rid of diseases. Health conditions like blood pressure, migraine, backache, digestive issues, etc. are often treated by Ayurvedic treatment. The panchakarma ritual offered at most ayurvedic retreats also helps to detox and purify the whole body. 

Why you should choose an Ayurveda wellness retreat?

An Ayurveda wellness retreat helps in several ways. With the help of ayurvedic sattvic diet, yoga, guided meditation, and ayurvedic therapies and rituals, these unique retreats offer many benefits. From rejuvenating the deep tissues of the body to help overcome issues like insomnia, anxiety, migraine, and backaches, etc., ayurvedic retreats provide exactly what you need. Let us look at some of the top reasons to go for an ayurvedic retreat.

  • To simply renew and refresh yourself

Ayurvedic retreats are usually located at serene spots with rich natural surroundings. Thus, they are a perfect place to detach yourself from the chaos of the busy lives that you have just taken a break from. These retreats allow us to connect with nature and your inner self. Most ayurvedic retreats have sustainable ways of operating and it feels amazing to go back to the simple ways of life for a couple of fo days.

Ayurvedic retreats help to maintain the perfect balance of the  three doshas. This not only promotes a healthy and youthful body but also promotes a healthy mind. In today’s world, everyone desires a healthy lifestyle, good skin, and balanced minds. Thus, Ayurvedic treatments like mukhalepam, potli kizhi, herbal steam bath, etc. can help you to look younger by helping to lock in youthful radiance.

  • To boost immunity and reduce inflammation

Inflammation is generally caused due to poor diet, lack of sleep, and digestive problems. Ayurvedic methods of healing help to reduce inflammation, regulate the working of the heart, and work on the digestive system by eliminating waste. The potent ayurvedic therapy of Panchakarma is well-known in this regard. Panchakarma helps in balancing the doshas by eliminating ama, i.e., toxins from the body. Panchakarma also helps treat a number of health issues like migraines, nasal congestion, digestive disorders, backache, constipation, etc. Each of the five steps of Panchakarma therapy tackles the issues of the different vital organs of the body and boosts the immune system (foods for immune system). 

  • To reduce stress

Ayurveda can assist you to improve concentration and reduce stress. If you work under pressure or constant deadlines, then your body aggravates the Vata dosha, which produces the stress in your body. Thus, through the Ayurveda diet and treatments like Shirodhara, abhyanga, pizhichil, etc. can help the mind relax and release tension from the body. These treatments also help in tackling anxiety and depression

  • For longevity

It is said that prevention is better than cure, and the practice of Ayurveda is entirely based on that. Ayurvedic retreats help in adding healthy years to life with the help of authentic sattvic diet, yoga and meditation, and potent ayurvedic therapies and rituals. All these combine to effectively boost the immunine system and helps in preserving youthful vigour. 


  • For relaxation and self-care 

The concept of balance is crucial in the practice of Ayurveda. Hence, ayurvedic retreats, through their many rituals and therapies like shirodhara, njavarkizhi, etc., re-instates balance in your body. This results in a deep and long-lasting relaxation, and an optimum balance of energies in the body and mind. This in turn results in physical activeness and fitness and mental strength and positivity. Thus, ayurvedic retreats are a great way to reset one’s lifestyle.

  • Detoxification

Ayurveda wellness retreats offer the most effective ayurvedic detoxification therapy of panchakarma that is well-known for the elimination of wastes and harmful toxins from the body. Through the 5 steps of treatment, panchakarma deeply detoxifies body and restores the balance of the doshas. Panchakarma also helps in tackling health issues like asthma, insomnia (guided meditation for insomnia), constipation, nasal congestion, digestive disorders (foods for indigestion), etc. 

What are the best Ayurvedic retreats?

Here is our list of the few of the most amazing Ayurveda retreats.

  • Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel, Kovalam, Kerala


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Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel  offers one of the best Ayurveda experience. It is surrounded by natural beauty of the Kerala beach side. The professionals here offer the ancient therapies of abhyangam, sirodhara, sirovasthi, etc. They also have a range of relaxing bdoy wraps, baths, massages, and body polishes. If you want, you can also find a quiet place here to meditate in the beautiful garden or in the beach nearby, after your daily treatment gets over. It is the perfect destination for an authentic Ayurveda experience.


  • Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand


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Ananda in the Himalayas is a luxurious Ayurvedic retreat located in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand. It is India’s first luxury destination spa, it will surely enchant you with its scenic location and excellent service. Ananda offers a total of 24 kinds of treatments, along with world-class facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, meditation rooms, and fitness center. If you want to experience various kinds of ancient ayurvedic treatments, then Ananda retreat is a must-visit retreat for you.

  • Devarya Wellness, Goa


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Devarya Wellness is a luxurious ayurvedic retreats in Goa, India offering a wide range of ayurevdic spa and massages and other detox programs. Located near the Morjim beach, this place takes the wellness experience to a whole new level. The place also has a team of experienced yoga gurus and offers a variety of yoga and wellness holiday packages.


  • Viveda The Welness Village, Nashik, Maharashtra


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Viveda Wellness offers the perfect combination of  yoga and Ayurveda. This place offers ayurvedic beauty treatments, stress management programs, weight management programs, detox programs, healing therapies, etc. Located away from the urban chaos, this place offers quality peace and calm that is prefect for a balanced rejuvenation. 

What are you waiting for? If you are feeling tired and demotivated, book an Ayurveda retreat now and enjoy its many benefits. It would be the perfect way to invest in yourself and your wellbeing. 

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