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Ayurveda Health Retreat
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I'm a newcomer to Florida transplanted from California and did not expect that any place so wonderful and spiritual would even exist here but I was so delighted to have one of the best experiences of my life at the Retreat. Everything was amazing from the treatments to the delicious vegetarian food. Richard and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Richard even took me and another guest to these incredible springs one day. If you are looking for peace and serenity, this is the place. My only negative is that I had to share a bathroom. But other than that, it was pure perfection.

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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I can't review this as if it were some random b&b. This is a place to go if you're looking to heal your body and expand your soul. I've been to a lot of "health resorts," and some are fancier, but none is more inviting, caring, or effective than this one. I plan to return every year. On the more mundane level, my room was quiet and private and I love the beautiful brown bathrobe provided. I had a shared-bath room (shower -- some other rooms have a tub) and it was fine -- super clean every day. The meals were extraordinary and such fun to share with fellow travelers -- both travelers to Florida and travelers on the spiritual path. The people on staff are infinitely accommodating and the only thing that would have made this stay better would have been to double its length.

Room Tip: I loved my room: #1 in the blue house. Some rooms have TVs -- #1 does not. I wanted a quiet getaway...
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a gem of a place to not only detox your body, but to nourish your mind and spirit. Guests are welcome as part of an ever enlarging family. In addition to the heavenly ayurvedic treatments, there is yoga for all abilities, and vegetarian food that is beyond delicious. You will not regret your decision to give this retreat a try. You will emerge ready to face the challenges of today's world.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My friend and I came for three days of relaxation from the increasing demands of our daily lives and recent challenges. We were wholeheartedly welcomed and nourished with delicious food, sincere joy and caring, excellent services, and superb accommodations. This has been a profound transformational experience for both of us. In every way, our high expectations were greatly exceeded and we plan to come back. This was money well spent.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Coming from Canada this is not an easy place to get to. Two flights are needed but I would like to think the time and effort is worth the journey. A place to find you, meditation, vegan food, ayurveda education and treatments and a gentle atmosphere

Stayed: January 2016
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Additional Information about Ayurveda Health Retreat

Address: 14616 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
Region: United States > Florida > Alachua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Alachua
Price Range: RM404 - RM1,633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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