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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I had an excellent experience at the Ayurveda Health Retreat. I traveled solo to get away from the hustle and bustle of my hectic life. Below are the pros and cons of my stay: Pros: - Food: The food was excellent!! I still think about the quinoa that I had for dinner and the hot cereal for breakfast. Please note...

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6Thank L D
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This place has without a question strong fundamentals of Ayurveda knowledge. It is very modest, small and you are the center of all team members that work there. I came there with a strong pain in my left side, where my digest system is, and after few days on the Ayurveda diet and some herbs, the pain was gone. And...

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4Thank FlaviaSun
Reviewed 12 February 2015

I found the Retreat to be a place of calming, caring atmosphere. You can truly unwind and be nurtured and let the focus be on you! I had the best massage, oil treatments, and steam bath of my life!! My massage therapist worked her magic with skillful and heavenly massage, creating a blissful and calming state. I would recommend this...

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 31 December 2014

I am delighted that the Ayurveda Health Retreat is only 1.5 hours from my home. I enjoy the ambiance, the fellowship and the peace of this home like setting. The food is wonderful as well. I plan to visit quarterly for panchakarma treatments between the seasons to keep a check on my health in a natural way. I love this...

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Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 29 December 2014

I have to be honest, I've been on the fence about the AHR for quite some time, but I finally made the decision to go during the winter break, and let me tell you, it was the best choice I could have made. Richard was so helpful, and easy to talk to, and really guided my stay toward a relaxing,...

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2Thank Samantha S
Sylvan, Ontario
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a non traditional healing centre, I recommend looking to Ayurveda. This deep healing method treats you at all levels, physical, emotional and with healing massage and healthy nutritional organic food. The centre is small so you get personal attention which is wonderful .

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1Thank Karen G
Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 13 October 2014

The time I spent at the retreat center was amazingly restorative. The treatments are wonderful, the staff are loving and pampering and the food is delicious. I came home very mellow and able to cope with the stress in my life. I've taken some of the things I’ve learned (and delicious recipes) into my daily routine - they are very...

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I have been to quite a few panchakarma retreats. Finding one in the United States is not so easy. Ayurveda Health Retreat has a very compassionate, loving staff, the treatments were very authentically ayurvedic, the food was delicious. I felt very welcome and cared for and would absolutely go back (and bring friends!).

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2Thank Debbie K
Wellington, Florida
Reviewed 15 August 2014

For months I had been searching for an answer. I was depressed, gaining weight, unable to sleep and on the verge of starting medications. As a physician, I prescribe medications all the time but I did not want to go that route. I wanted to find the joy and peace I thought was missing from my life in a more...

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6Thank Nancy L
Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I cannot be thankful enough for my experience at this retreat. My daughter and I weren't quite sure exactly what the retreat was about, but our arrival quickly allayed any reservations we may have had. Every member of the staff was warm, friendly, and answered our every question. Our entire experience created even more of a bond between my daughter...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are open 7 days a week; you may reserve your personal Retreat at any time. You can come for a Traditional Panchakarma Retreat for up to 2 or 3 weeks, or come for a shorter R&R or Wellness Retreat. We are here to facilitate your journey to health and happiness through the sublime teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda. The Ayurveda Education Week offers an opportuntiy to immerse yourself in Yoga and Ayurveda in a nurturing enviroment. The Ayurveda Health Retreat (AHR) is one of the premier Retreats in Florida that offer traditional Ayurvedic medicine and Panchakarma treatments. The AHR was established by Richard A. Masla, Ayurvedic Practitioner, in 2001 and is located in the small historic town of Alachua, in north central Florida. The Retreat initially had only one treatment room and an office space. From these humble beginnings, it now encompasses three buildings: a beautiful yoga studio, a retreat center and a yoga ashram. Annually we serve hundreds of guests who visit us from all over the world. We are a group of dedicated health professionals who have created an authentic Ayurvedic retreat offering traditional Kerala Ayurvedic therapies. We have 3 Ayurvedic Practitioners, a psychologist, massage therapists, Reiki healers, and yoga & meditation teachers. Richard Masla, our Ayurvedic Practitioner, studied traditional Ayurveda under Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Pankaj Naram and Dr. Syama. Richard has mastered the ancient art of Kerala Ayurvedic Panchakarma and has trained all the massage therapists. We're here to accommodate you, whether you need a weekend refresher or a full 21-day retreat. We look forward to being of service! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ayurveda Health Retreat

Address: 14616 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615-6261
Region: United States > Florida > Alachua
Price Range: $141 - $571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
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“Ask for the room by the kitchen. Great smells, all free!”
 of 5 bubbles kathy48613, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 downstairs”
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“If you don't want to share a bathroom, tell them when you book your reservation.”
 of 5 bubbles 20rickia, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I loved my room: #1 in the blue house. Some rooms have TVs -- #1 does not. I wanted a quiet getaway so the lack of television was a gift.”
 of 5 bubbles victoriamY4306ER, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are two rooms that are not next to another room: upstairs in the blue building, or in the yoga building.”
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