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Do you want to restore balance in mind, body and emotions?

The stresses of life, pollution around us, and the chemicals in our food, destabilizes our internal balance and causes us to store unnecessary toxins physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  The excess toxicity in the body (Ama) needs to be released to maintain health and vitality as it reduces our levels of prana.  Therefore, it is highly beneficial to schedule a few days regularly to cleanse and detox ourselves.

The Ayurvedic Panchakarma Detox is a personalized residential Ayurvedic program designed to the specific current needs of your body, mind and emotions.  It supports us in bringing all our nerves, tissues and pranic systems back in balance, allowing us to return to our happy, lively selves.

Winter is an excellent time of the year to do an Ayurvedic Panchkarma Detox.  And getting away from city life to a natural and serene place like the International Art of Living Centre helps tremendously in this process!

What is included in the Package:

Pre-Treatment Phase: (To prepare at home before arriving)

  • Private consultation with an Ayurvedic Vaidya or ‘doctor’ (via skype)
  • Dietary modifications
  • Daily routines and/or exercises, if required

Treatment Phase:

  • Personalized Ayurvedic treatments (2 per day)
  • Special detox diet
  • Daily monitoring of progress by Ayurveda staff
  • 4-night stay in a double room (you may upgrade to a private room, if space is available)
  • A natural, serene, pollution-free retreat environment amidst trees and lakes
  • Pleasant and supportive staff who meditates daily
  • Daily yoga and meditation

Post-Treatment Phase:

  • Dietary guidelines, as required
  • Daily routine and/or exercises, as required

Available extras (additional charges apply)

  • Extra stay if you wish or if recommended by the Vaidya
  • Additional treatments, if recommended by Vaidya
  • Personal assistance, if recommended by Vaidya
  • Dietary supplements, oils or herbs, if recommended by Vaidya
  • Shuttle to and from airport


To add these extras to your package or to book a detox retreat on different date, please contact Séverine at:

The Ayurveda Panchakarma Detox can be done before or after the Silence courses, or the 10-day Silence Retreat to get maximum benefit from both. The schedule is designed so that you can combine with one of these rejuvenating courses to get a deeper experience. This is a unique opportunity that can only be experienced at the Canadian Retreat Center.

Meet our Doctors/Technicians

Vaidya Nitin Shah

Graduating with a 5 years Honors Bachelor degree of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Gujarat Ayurveda University in 1984, Vaidya Nitin Shah traveled to the holy city of Varanasi for a one-year post-graduate degree in Yoga and Ayurvedic Surgery. He then went on to complete a 3-year Doctorate degree to attain an MD in Ayurveda and Surgery.

He practiced Ayurveda in India for 6 years before moving to Europe, and then North America, where he has continued his practice for the last 16 years. His knowledge and experience is vast in the fields of Ayurveda Panchakarma, Herbology, ayurvedic lifestyle management and dietetics, and the management of ano-rectal disorders with specialized ayurvedic para-surgical procedures.

Nitin Shah M.D. (Ayu.) is registered with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (APNA), the Alliance of Professional Naturopaths and Naturotherapists, is a professional member of the Ontario Herbalist Association, and has received his accreditation as Doctor of Natural Medicine. Vaidya Shah, a native of India, has been a practitioner, philosopher and teacher of ayurveda and yoga for more than 20 years. He is one of very few Postgraduate Ayurvedic Doctors residing in North America. He currently lives in the Toronto area.

Vaidya Preeti Patel

Preeti Patel is a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S. 2004) from Gujarat Ayurveda University, and a Post Graduate in Proficiency Panchakarma from Pune University (P.G.P.P. 2005).

Her expertise is pulse assessment and panchakarma treatments. She is passionate about applying the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda in a modern context to convey its healing potential. She is a motivating speaker and regularly offers workshops and talks to raise awareness of Ayurveda.

Vaidya Patel now lives in Canada and is certified as a Registered Advance Ayurveda Practitioner by the AAPANA, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America.
For a decade, she has assisted thousands of people from India, Canada, USA and Africa, sharing ayurvedic knowledge and recommending specific yoga asanas to support healing according to Ayurvedic guidelines.

Hélène Lavoie

Born in Quebec, Hélène received her Ayurveda certification from our Institute in 2014. She finds fulfillment using her skills to support clients in reaching their health objectives. She soon established herself as an integral part of the Sri Sri Ayurveda team.

Hélène is a registered therapist with ANQ and RMQ and is fully bi-lingual.She is now adding a powerful manual lymph drainage technique (DLM-Vodder) to her list of treatment specialities. Having a deep relaxing and calming effect on the nervous system, this technique effectively accelerates the re-absorption and elimination of excess fluids via the lymphatic system


CAD 1075.00 – CAD 1395.00*


I knew I wanted to try an Ayurvedic Panchakarma de-tox, but I had no idea how life changing it would be! This program is educational, transformational, and gives the tools and experience needed to make lasting lifestyle changes. One of the Art ofLiving’s best kept secrets!

— Personal Development Consultant, Art of Living Faculty



The first time I did a Panchakarma detox at the Canadian Retreat Centre I felt like the weight of life had been lifted from me, and I felt light as a feather. 

— Panchakarma client