Are Ayurveda Retreats Really Worth It?

An Ayurveda Retreat is a vacation spot that prioritizes the wellbeing of each individual focusing on rejuvenating your body. Guided by the ancient practice of Ayurveda that is founded on traditional medicine, Ayurveda retreats provide you with the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday.

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Based on the many recommendations, reviews and Google searches, it’s clear that this is a popular opinion. Many people are dreaming about their chance to travel and spend their vacation at an Ayurveda Retreat. These luxury retreats have created much hype among the travel-lovers, but is a stay at this retreat actually worth the price?

How much does it cost?

The cost of the retreat varies depending on the Resort you stay at. However, most resorts offering Ayurveda Retreats are luxurious resorts that employ high-quality produce and resources and world-renowned therapists and consultants to ensure that your stay is nothing short of the best. Sri Lanka has some of the best Ayurveda retreats in Asia. Ayurveda retreat packages in Sri Lanka generally cost between US $500- US $1000 per night.

What exactly is an Ayurveda retreat?

You must be thinking ‘If I am going to spend that much money, I need to know what I’m getting’. Well, that’s fair enough and that is why this article is exploring whether you will actually be getting value for money. An Ayurveda retreat, also known as a wellness resort, is guided by ancient philosophies and practices in order to soothe your spirit, rejuvenate your body and enrich your mind. The treatments are based on traditional medicine that has been passed down for centuries. In addition to the traditionally effective medicinal treatments, there are diverse relaxation activities, such as yoga, Pilates and meditation that are offered.

The focus and priority of the retreat is the individual customer. This ensures that your entire experience is personalized according to what would be ideal for your wellbeing and health goals. The on-site doctors meet the customer for a consultation upon arrival and design the stay depending on the goals, preferences and desires of each individual. This type of high attention will not be experienced in any other type of holiday.

One of the best things about Ayurveda retreats is the variety of packages that are up for offer. From detox regimes, de-addiction programs, weight-loss journeys, yoga sessions to spa treatments, Ayurveda retreats have such a wide range of packages that you are assured of finding at least one that will suit your needs the best.

How can it help you?

All of this is well and good, but what’s the point of it all if it does not have a positive impact on your life? The luxurious pampering mixed with the comfort of your home might be exactly what you needed from your vacation. Wellness resorts are usually surrounded by lush greenery, secluded from the busy city life, giving you the opportunity to connect with nature as you relax. The serene and peaceful atmosphere of an Ayurveda retreat helps you relax like never before. Ayurveda retreats are not about the short-term, temporary happiness and relaxation. The goal of such retreats is to help the customer experience long-term rejuvenation so that once they return to their busy schedules they will remain rejuvenated. Therefore Ayurveda retreats equip you with the necessary tools to ensure that you have the means to experience such bliss and relaxation no matter where you are.

Where are the best Ayurveda Retreats?

As mentioned before, Sri Lanka is home to some of the best Ayurveda retreats in Asia. One of the top luxury resorts is Santani Resort and Spa. Santani is located in the central highlands of the island of Sri Lanka and promises a peaceful stay surrounded by a picturesque view. This luxury resort has received many awards, local and international. Guided by harmony, Santani believes that sustainable wellness begins by bringing oneself into balance with nature. Staffed with world-renowned therapists, your care and wellness journey will be Santani’s top priority.

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