The mountains are calling

Here in this vast mountain range under serene blue skies, you will find beauty to feed your soul and peace to ease your mind.

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 or explore the many learning paths below:


“A welcoming retreat for the spiritual seeker.”

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“A 360-acre sanctuary…a balancing act of rest and activities.”
“This peaceful getaway is for the wellness warrior and spiritual seeker alike, seeking authentic personal transformation.”
“Best Detox Program.”
“Best Health & Wellness, 2016”

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.


All of our rooms are warm and welcoming with en-suite bathrooms. After choosing a program, you’ll be invited to choose a room type for your stay.

You can select from:

  • A private room to have space to yourself
  • A shared room to meet new people or stay with friends
  • A simple “retreat-style” room (No TV, no distractions)
  • A hotel-style room
  • A furnished apartment with kitchenette (for longer stays)

And of course, there's the food…

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

  •  Trails and Nature Walks
  • Pottery Classes
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Contemplative walks along the labyrinth
  • Kirtan (Yoga Chant)

Let's Find a Program!