Purification, Relaxation & Rejuvenation
Welcome to the Ayurveda Health Retreat & Spa, where your body, mind & spirit can heal while incorporating Ayurveda and Yoga into your life.

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The Retreat

The Ayurveda Health Retreat (AHR) is one of the premier retreat centers 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.

Book your stay with our new online reservation system, it's quick and easy! Or call us at 352-870-7645.


Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine, dating back over 5,000 years to ancient India. It is the science of living in harmony with nature. In Sanskrit, ayur- means life and -veda means knowledge. Ayurveda utilizes various therapies including yoga, diet, massage and herbal preparations to bring balance and harmony to the body, mind and soul. It is a truly holistic approach to achieving and maintaining that balance.

We offer traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments including abhyanga massage, shirodhara and swedana (aromatherapy steam). We also have an Ayurvedic Weight Management jump-start program to help you begin your weight loss journey back to a healthy body.



Come spend a day, a week or longer! We offer our services 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In addition to our Panchakarma treatments, we offer a variety of other services including Ayurvedic health consultations, facials, astrological readings and a variety of massage styles. Find out more about our treatments, see a list of prices, or contact us for a personalized retreat.

We offer yoga and meditation during the week, an Ayurvedic Vegetarian cooking class weekly and workshops on Ayurveda. Browse our calendar for upcoming events.


Seva Internship (new)
At The Ayurveda Health Retreat:

We are now offering a one to three-month internship for motivated individuals looking to expand themselves, create a healing environment for guests and experience an Ayurvedic lifestyle. More information...

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Ayurveda Weekend Workshop March 28th - 29th, 8am to 5pm.  Ayurvedic Breakfast and Lunch Included. Earn 18 CEU's for Massage Therapists. Early Registration $199, after Feb. 15th, $275, class limited to 12

Back to Nature Retreat                April  9th to 12th, 2015      Shared room $1,050               Private room $1,250                   All Inclusive                        

July 1-18, 2015 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Alachua, Florida
6 days per week 6:45 am - 5:30 pm - 18 Day Intensive Yoga Alliance Certified Training

September 26, 2015 - 8 Weekends 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

..more details at YogaVeda.co OR Please see our calendar for any additional workshops throughout the year


Plan Your Week
Offered at the Retreat:

• Yoga Classes
• Ayurvedic Vegetarian Cooking Classes (weekly)
• Workshops on Ayurveda
• Musical Performances & Seasonal Events


• Ayurveda: Living in Harmony with Nature
• Personal Dosha Test
Find out if you are more vata, pitta, or kapha in nature. Take a quick quiz and learn more about your dominant dosha.
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