The Ayurveda Health Retreat (AHR) was established in 2001 by Richard A. Masla, Ayurvedic Practitioner, with a mission to "share the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda in the spirit of healing, love, transformation and service." The AHR is located in the historic town of Alachua, Florida, 15 miles from Gainesville and the University of Florida campus.
We are here to facilitate your journey to health and happiness through the sublime teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda. We are open year-round, 7 days a week, and you may begin your Retreat with us whenever is most convenient for you. Please call and speak to one of our managers at who will be happy to schedule your personalized Retreat with you!
We offer traditional Ayurvedic medicine and Panchakarma treatments, as well as additional services such as Ayurvedic facials, Reiki and energy healing, Ayurvedic health and pyscho-spiritual counseling, Western and Vedic astrology, and more! Please see our full list of services.
Our first guest in 2001 said, "it was as if all the love I had given out in my entire life were repaid in this one week".
Venue HighlightsThe ancient healing practice of Panchakarma is a unique experience that leaves the body and mind relaxed and rejuvenated. Many illnesses result from the build-up of toxins that can impair the body’s natural defenses through the lymph, circulatory and immune systems. Panchakarma promotes healing and restoration by eliminating these toxins from the body. However, unlike other detoxification programs, Panchakarma is a gentle process that achieves deep cleansing without discomfort, allowing the rejuvenating energies of the body to flow freely.
During the course of our lives, we may occasionally feel out of balance, stressed and out of touch with our inner knowing (prajna). It is at these times when taking a Panchakarma Retreat will improve your overall condition.
To gain maximum benefit from the Traditional Panchakarma experience, we suggest a minimum of 5-10 days and ideally a 14-day retreat.
Benefits of Panchakarma
Removes root cause of illness
Eliminates toxins, both physical and mental
Restores constitutional balance, improving health and promoting an overall sense of well-being
Improves the immune system
Reverses the negative effects of stress and pollution
Promotes rejuvenation on the cellular level
Increases longevity of life
Enhances energy, vitality and mental clarity
Brings about deep relaxation and stress reduction
Brings about clarity and spiritual insight
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineWe serve organic healthy vegetarian meals that are prepared fresh.
During your Panchakarma Retreat you will be served a Tridoshic Panchakarma diet.
We do serve organic dairy such as ghee and raw milk chai.
We are able to accommodate vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets.
AccommodationsWe are here to facilitate your journey to health and happiness through the sublime teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda. We are open year-round, 7 days a week, and you may begin your Retreat with us whenever is most convenient for you. Please call and speak to one of our managers at who will be happy to schedule your personalized Retreat with you!
We are a small Retreat Center with only 5 private rooms with a staff of over 20 persons.
DirectionsYou may fly to the Gainesville, Florida airport (GNV). We can arrange a roundtrip shuttle for $50.
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