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  • Authentic Ayurvedic Cleansing in South India, 18 June - 9 July 2018
  • Earlybird $3900 (before 18 April 2018)
  • Book Now with $900 Deposit - Places limited

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Ready to discover a powerful healing experience?

Experience authentic Pancha Karma with trusted Ayurvedic practitioners in stunning South India. Tackle health issues head on with traditional Ayurvedic remedies, treatments and nourishing meals. Discover the time and space to nurture yourself back to vibrant health in an idyllic environment. Receive the support and care you need to heal your body, mind and spirit over 40 transformational days.




Julie Tod

Central Coast, NSW Australia

"What a wonderful time we've had in this pocket of paradise in South India. The ayurvedic treatments, food, yoga and amazingly picturesque setting have all surpassed my expectations. Thank you Adore Yoga for the experience of a lifetime!"



What Is Pancha Karma?


Pancha Karma (sometimes written as Panca Karma or Panchakarma)is an important part of India’s 4000 year old traditional healing system, Ayurveda. Ayurveda teaches that all disease starts in the gut, with food choices, stress and unhealthy habits causing toxins to accumulate in the body. When these toxins build up, we experience physical, psychological and emotional health problems. Pancha Karma is a comprehensive cleansing process that removes the toxins, getting to the root cause of your health problems to deliver long-lasting results.

Pancha Karma can't be rushed! You will enjoy 21 days of Ayurvedic cleansing in South India, supported by 19 days pre and post Pancha Karma online support to help you maximise the benefits. It's the 'me-time' you've always dreamed of.  During Pancha Karma, you will experience:


  • Comprehensive Ayurvedic diagnosis
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments
  • Organic Ayurvedic food for healing
  • Gentle therapeutic yoga and meditation
  • Healing Vedic rituals
  • Medicinal herbs
  • Deep, therapeutic rest
  • Ayurvedic massage  



Who is Pancha Karma for?


Want to re-boot your health? Pancha Karma is right for you. Pancha Karma is traditionally used to both heal and prevent health problems, including:


  • Managing chronic health issues
  • Rejuvenating body, mind and spirit
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Preventing health problems
  • Overcoming fatigue or exhaustion
  • Resolving autoimmune disease
  • Managing excess weight gain or loss
  • Reducing chronic pain
  • Managing diabetes
  • Eradicating skin problems
  • Reducing allergies
  • Letting go of unhealthy habits
  • Reducing digestive problems




Alison Aitken

Sydney, Australia

"Of the many yoga retreats I have attended, I think this was the most transformative. It was a life and yoga experience that I would never have experienced without Adore! Thanks Nikola and Rosemary. "





This comprehensive 40 Day Program will help you tackle the root cause of your health problems. You'll follow a 3-step healing protocol, guided all the way by highly qualified and experienced health professionals.


STEP 1: 10 day Pre-Pancha Karma Online Support Program

STEP 2: 21 day intensive Ayurvedic Pancha Karma treatment in South India (18 June - 9 July 2018)

STEP 3: 9 day Post-Pancha Karma Online Support Program



Want to see more? Check out the Gallery from past retreats at this incredible venue.  



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Step 1: Pre-Pancha Karma 10 Day Online Support Program


We begin our Pancha Karma experience 10 days before arriving in India.  You'll receive a daily email packed with helpful advice, guidelines and simple practices to support you as you take the first steps towards healing. Your Online Support Program will help you prepare for the healing protocols of Pancha Karma with:


  • Simple yoga therapy techniques to practice at home
  • Guided meditation practices to prepare you for Pancha Karma
  • Step-by-step support to make healthy dietary changes


The Pre-Pancha Karma Online Support Program is designed by health experts with recognised qualifications and experience in yoga therapy, meditation, psychotherapy, Ayurveda and nutrition to make sure that you prepare for your Pancha Karma treatments safely and effectively.




STEP 2: 21 day intensive Ayurvedic Pancha Karma treatment in South India


Travel to one of India’s top Ayurvedic centres, the idyllic Maytrei Vedic Village in Tamil Nadu. Set in a pristine natural environment, Maitreyi is a peaceful oasis that was purpose built for Ayurvedic healing.  Your personalised treatment program at this ayurveda retreat in India will be supervised by an experienced Ayurvedic doctor and may include:


  • Detoxifying massage
  • Steam treatments
  • Herbal compresses
  • Oil treatments
  • Application of herbal pastes
  • Ayurvedic medicines
  • Daily organic Ayurvedic meals
  • Gentle therapeutic yoga
  • Healing meditation
  • Vedic healing rituals


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Step 3 Post-Pancha Karma 9 Day Online Support Program


After the transformative experience of Pancha Karma, you’ll benefit from a little support to move back into your every-day life. We’ll be with you all the way with our 9 day Post-Pancha Karma Online Program which includes:


  • Recipes for healthy Ayurvedic meals
  • Tips for maintaining a healthy, healing lifestyle
  • Daily yoga therapy routines
  • Guided relaxation and meditation
  • Breathing and chanting techniques


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The Venue - Maitreyi Vedic Village


Your healing Pancha Karma Program takes place at Maitreyi Vedic Village, a purpose built ayurveda retreat centre situated in a pristine natural setting at the foothills of the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, South India. Spread over 25 acres adjoining the Anamalai hills, Maitreyi includes a completely organic farm and features an architectural layout based on the Vedic Science of architecture, Sthapatya Veda or Vastu Vidya. Great care has been taken to use eco-friendly building materials for construction and maintenance and you will be staying in beautiful, traditional cottages which offer twin accommodation and a western style ensuite.


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Learn more about Maitreyi Vedic Village in this video.

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Your Itinerary


8am Monday 18 June

Meet at The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Kochi Airport, Kerala (we can arrange overnight accommodation at the hotel for you to make things easier in the morning). 


9am Monday 18 June

Drive in air-conditioned transport to Maitreyi Vedic Village, your ayurveda retreat in Tamil Nadu. Enjoy a delicious Ayurvedic lunch on arrival then sepnd time resting or exploring the stunning grounds of this gorgeous nature haven.


Tuesday 19 June - Monday 9 July

Your healing and restorative Pancha Karma Program. Your program of yogic cleansing starts with a private consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor and will include:

  • Daily Pancha Karma Ayurvedic treatments
  • Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Meditation
  • Gentle therapeutic yoga
  • Vedic rituals
  • Workshops on Ayurveda
  • Regular consultations with the Ayurvedic doctor


10am Monday 9 July

Transfer to Kochi international airport. 


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Your 40 Day Transformational Healing Program Includes:


  • Full 21 day Pancha Karma Program at Maitreyi Vedic Village
  • 20 nights twin-share accommodation at retreat venue
  • 19 days online pre and post Pancha Karma support program
  • Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch and dinner each day at the retreat venue
  • Multiple consultations with Ayurvedic doctor
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments
  • Gentle yoga, meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Unlimited refreshments at the Maitreyi cafe
  • WIFI access at retreat venue reception area
  • Organic farm and herb garden tour
  • Yagya Fire Ceremony
  • Ayurvedic cooking demonstration
  • Ayurvedic food workshop with Ayurvedic doctor
  • Classical Indian music and dance performance
  • Transfers from Kochi Airport to retreat venue and from retreat venue to Kochi airport. 


Price and Bookings


Earlybird: $3990 per person Earlbird (before 18 April 2018)

Full price after 18 April 2018: $4600 


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Payment Plan

A $900 deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place on the program and easy monthly payment plans are available on request. Get a call-back to learn more.


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Get to Know Your Guides


Nikola Ellis

C-IAYT, MCAP. Founder, Adore Yoga

Your Panca Karma Program is hosted by Nikola Ellis, founder of Adore Yoga. Nikola has been immersed in yoga, meditation and ayurveda for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. A regular traveller in India (this will be her seventh visit), Nikola has been training yoga teachers for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.


Dr. Abilash Anand

(B.A.M.S, P.G.D.Y) . Ayurvedic Doctor

Dr. Abilash will be supervising your Pancha Karma Program in India. Dr. Abiliash is an experienced Ayurvedic doctor who completed 5 years Ayurveda training at Vishnu Ayurveda College, Kerala, South India. He has completed post-graduate studies under Ashtavaidya Alathiyoor Narayanan Nambi, with Dr.Radhakrishnan and continues to learn from Dr.Sasikumar Nechiyil, a renowned Vaidya specializing in Rasa shastra (Medicinal alchemy). 

Dr. Abilash has worked with patients from across Europe, America and other Asian countries. His honest uncompromising approach to all clinical aspects of the science of Ayurveda, his focus on rooting out the real cause of disease, as well as his superb diagnostic skills have achieved lasting results and relief for many. Meet Dr. Abilash in this VIDEO.



Ready for the Transformative Experience of a Lifetime?


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"A life-changing experience for my personal growth and practice."  Kim, Newcastle NSW




Booking Terms and Conditions
Retreat deposits are non refundable and we recommend you take out travel insurance. Earlybird discount is valid for bookings with payment made before stated Earlybird period ends. Bookings that are not confirmed with payment of balance prior to the end of the Earlybird period will revert to full price and Earlybird discount will be forfeited. For all bookings, balance of payment is due 4 weeks prior to retreat start date. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to retreat start date, 50% of whatever balance has been paid (after non-refundable deposit) will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of retreat start date. All bookings are transferrable and may be used by another person if you are unable to attend.