ChayaVeda's Panchakarma and Ayurveda Health Retreat

Ayurveda's Signature Integrative Healing and Comprehensive Experience

PANCHAKARMA is Ayurveda's traditional and holistic method of creating personal clearing and rejuvenation for the body, mind and consciousness, and an immersion known for its beneficial effects on overall health and wellness that strengthens the body's capacity for its own self-healing. 

   10 Reasons Why You Should Do Panchakarma


  1. Eliminate physical and mental toxins
  2. Restore your constitution; physical and emotional balance 
  3. Improve physical, mental and emotional health and wellness
  4.  Improve gut health, digestion and elimination
  5.  Strengthen your physical and emotional immunity and become more resistant to illness
  6.  Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind, thereby slowing the aging process
  7.  Enhance your self-reliance, energy, and vitality 
  8.  Enhance your emotional strength, mental clarity and expand self awareness 
  9.  Bring about deep relaxation and a sense of calm and well-being
  10.  Re-Engineer healthy habits to sustain these improvements throughout the year

The transition between seasons is a prime time to receive a panchakarma cleansing and rejuvenating program,  though you can schedule one any time. 

Programs are customized according to what is indicated for your constitution, age, condition and goals with a specific, natural, holistic, health promoting series of therapeutic massages and body treatments, specified diet, Ayurvedic health education, Yoga and Meditation/Yoga Nidra classes creating a balanced and holistic program to engineer healthy habits, improve energy, vitality, inner peace, confidence, well-being, longevity and purpose. 

Your Ayurvedic Consultation includes a complete assessment to determine the appropriate steps needed, from diet and treatments to yoga and meditation, Chaya works closely with each client to monitor their progress at every step along the way.


Ayurveda believes that the causes of chronic disease are deep-rooted imbalances in the dosha (basic body elements)-dhatu (body tissues)-mala (waste products). 

It has now been scientifically proven that a natural purification treatment can successfully eliminate environmentally toxic substances such as polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB's) and pesticides from the body, without any negative side effects. A study a laboratory at the Colorado University demonstrated that classical Panchakarma treatment eliminated up to 50% of the detectable toxins in the blood.

Purvakarma which is the preparation for panchakarma, helps to mobilize and liquefy waste products (ama) from the tissues and to move it out towards the intestines, which then allows Panchakarma to flush them out. 

Panch means 5 and karma are the actions of this elimination process, which are tailored towards each individual.

Purvakarma is recommended for the full success of Panchakarma, though benefits can be attained without it as well. 

Our  program is custom-tailored to your constitution, and current state of health and desired wellness goals and can  include:

  • A complete Ayurvedic consultation and assessment, including pulse and tongue evaluation

  • 2.5 hour daily massage and body treatments tailored to your specific constitution and condition that typically include an Ayurvedic massage of Abhyanga (one or two person warm oil massage), Nasya (nose drops to clear and restore the sinuses, head and neck and re-balance prana), Swedana (herbalized sweat/steam therapy), Shirodhara (pouring warm, herbalized oil on the forehead to balance the brain and nervous system).

  • Other treatments when necessary include a small up charge: garshana (silk glove exfoliating and lymphatic drainage), Udhvartana (herbalized powder or body scrub massage of the body is used in kapha, damp or weight conditions), Janu, Hyrdaya or Kati Basti (warm, herbalized oil applied to either the knee, heart or back to rejuvenate the bones and muscles), pinda swedena (heat application of rice and milk poultice to rejuvenate and nourish the skin and nervous system), and more, contact us to plan your program.

  • Special ChayaYoga and guided relaxation and yoga nidra classes that assist in eliminating toxins, restoring the nervous system and deepening clarity and awareness.

  •  Consultations with Chaya, and Ayurvedic Practitioner, throughout the week to monitor your progress

  •  A special therapeutic diet of kitchari and herbal teas provided daily

  • Lifestyle and diet recommendations specific to you

  • Ayurvedic education classes with Chaya; Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and Massage and Panchakarma Therapist

Participants gain improved well being and in depth understanding of Ayurvedic principles, their self care and health and are inspired by Chaya’s vast knowledge, teaching skills and sensitivity, creating a life changing experience most people are longing for.

“Chaya’s capacity to reach in for the spiritual pertinence was at moments, breathtaking." Jane Schaeffer

"What I liked most was the time to digest both food and thought. To slow down and be in the reality as is without any interruptions of the external daily flow of ordinary life. The loving kindness of the therapists, Chaya and how they guided us through (the experience) with love, compassion and connection. The most significant experience was Chaya’s determination to go at your own pace and her constant searching for what was right for you. She was so knowledgeable and persistent in gently easing the layers of illness to peace, clarity and the stillness within. I am very grateful. The grounds were very serene and uplifting. Thank you Chaya for an experience of a life time. I can’t wait to share with others about this wonderful life changing experience." Deby Goldenberg, Educator, CT

"Chaya knows the teachings so well. The subtle levels of imbalance were addressed. The chanting and pranayama and darshans were highly effective in accessing healing prana. Loved small details like the movie, cooking class and fun. The most important aspect was the constant re-evaluation of progress during the program. A lot of fine tuning along the way. Clear directions and/or observation of personal traits supported growth. I found Chaya very interactive and passionate." Radika La Valley, Yoga Teacher, CT

Mini and ala carte treatment options are also available, according to your needs and goals.

Contact us for more information and to schedule


Please read the following TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 We are a small private practice with a deeply soothing and relaxing healing arts studio and 2 Bedroom cottage style retreat house in Gainesville, Florida where we offer personalized Ayurvedic Health  Retreats  for 1-2 people at a time. In exchange for this personalized and focused attention we have the following policies to maintain the integrity of our programs and services:

  •  50% Deposit secures reservation, with the balance due upon arrival
  • Refunds for cancellation  will incur a $50 administration fee
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellation/change requests after 10 days prior to scheduled program

Registration for this program is considered agreement to these simple terms

We look forward to providing you with a purposeful and life changing wellness experience

For Information & Scheduling

  Learn More About Our Retreat and Commuter Options. To get started, contact us and together we will plan your program.