PANCHAKARMA and seasonal cleansing are purifying and rejuvenating programs for the body, mind and consciousness. They are known for their beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing. Chaya’s programs are tailored according to each individual’s constitution, age, condition and specific needs and are a unique, natural, holistic, health-giving series of therapeutic treatments that consist of a balance of cleansing and rejuvenating body therapies that remove deep seated toxins, open the subtle channels of the body and mine and are life-enhancing, improving energy, vitality, inner peace, confidence and well-being.
Benefits of panchakarma include:
Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind
Restore your constitutional balance improving health and wellness
Strengthen your immune system and
become more resistant to illness
Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process
Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity
Bring about deep relaxation and sense of well-being
Chaya’s Panchakarma Therapeutic Treatments
Traditional PK, Per day/$195: Traditional session includes: abhyanga, shirodhara, herbal steam and nasya treatment, with one massage therapist. Traditional session with two massage therapists per day/$275. Garshana on first day add $25 (recommended). Bastis and other services vary according to individual needs, goals, and length of program.
Ayurvedic consultation is available prior to arrival by skype or phone and follow consultation at the retreat during your program. Fee: $108 for less than 3 day program or free with 3 day program or more of traditional panchakarma.
Mini PK, Per day $160: Mini Pk session can be either abhyanga, nasya and shirodhara or abhyanga, nasya and herbal steam. Sessions can alternate. Garshana on first day add $25 (recommended). Bastis and other services vary according to individual needs, goals, and length of program.
Ayurvedic consultation is available prior to arrival by skype or phone and follow consultation at the retreat during your program. Fee: $108 for less than 5 day program or free with 5 day program or more of mini panchakarma.
Accommodations at the Gainesville Retreat Center are $100 per day and include private room and bath, 3 panchakarma vegetarian meals per day, 1 combination yoga, breathing and meditation class per day, and a The Gainesville Retreat Center is located on 108 acres of pristine land and wildlife refuge with miles of hiking trails and a large swimming pool.
Additional services and classes available ie: cooking class, kirtan, dharma talk, and Ayurvedic education seminars, guided nature walk with biologist, Shana Smith, some offered by donation and other fees depend upon length of stay. Call us to create your personalized program and retreat.
Local amenities also include our beautiful springs, parks, prairie, farmers markets, art galleries, performing arts, The Temple of the Universe and talks given by Michael Singer, author of "The Untethered Soul" and "The Surrender Experiment" and other local Gainesville treasures, depending on the season and availability.
Commuter, PK from home for local residents held at ChayaVeda Integrative Healing Arts Studio
Testimonials from past participants
It was an honor to meet and work with and learn from Chaya. She is a special teacher with many gifts; patience, articulate, compassionate, balanced, wonderful teacher, lovely smile. Anonymous
I gained improved well being and gained understanding on how to better care for myself and my health. Ratna Chandra, Orlando, FL
Chaya is amazing, knowledgeable and sensitive. This may be the life changing experience I’ve been waiting for! Ana Rabatin
I gained a much deeper understanding of Ayurvedic principles and philosophy than from my self study. The instructor, Chaya was so knowledgeable of her subject and her teaching methods are excellent. Namarada Deborah Houser, Medical Assistant, St. Augustine, FL
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 the ordinary, as it is on the outside. 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. The kirtan was fabulous and the movie was so informative. 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
To schedule your personalized panchakarma or cleansing and rejuvenating retreat