Join us for 4 days of cleansing, healing and renewal utilizing the preeminent healing and detoxification process in traditional ayurvedic medicine.

panchakarma lemons webpageAyurveda is one of the oldest systems of holistic medicine and health in the world. This “science of life” brings balance to your vital energy forces to heal existing illnesses, prevent disease, and improve overall quality of well-being. Ayurveda believes all illness stems from toxin (“ama”) accumulation and energetic imbalances, and through the gentle, yet comprehensive detoxification offered in Panchakarma, wastes are cleared and energies are brought into harmony. This yields a shift toward increased vitality and clarity of mind.

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The Sanskrit word “Panchakarma” literally means “FIve Actions”, and traditionally they include nasya (nasal medicated oil treatment), bowel cleanses, and blood letting (!). The Westernization of this process has altered these five somewhat:

  • The preliminary actions of Snehana (oiling) and Swedana (steam or sweating) are used to soften and nourish tissues and to loosen toxins, so that they can be removed via a variety of internal cleanses.
  • Cleanses of the GI tract (Vamana, Virechana, and Basti) are prescribed based on each person’s individual needs.
  • Shirodhara (streaming of oil over the forehead into the hairline) is a pivotal piece of Panchakarma as it addresses mental and emotional ama, leaving the mind open and peaceful. Over four days, the whole process gently purifies on all levels, leaving you feeling light, calm, and clear.

Who Comes to the Program?

We have seen a huge range of participants in the 18 years that we have been offering this program. Some are already ayurvedically savvy yoga teachers who are coming for a reboot. But many are novices to yoga and ayurveda, and are simply seeking restoration and healing for chronic problems, especially those that are not well addressed by modern medicine. Panchakarma is a serious cleansing. Those who are not quite ready for this level of intensity should consider PureRejuvenation: A Relaxing and Cleansing Retreat.

Our 400 acre retreat center is the perfect setting to let go of the mental pressures and daily responsibilities that can too often hinder our body’s ability to breathe and heal. Immerse yourself in serenity and relaxation with five nature trails for walking and hiking, a peaceful pond for canoeing or quiet contemplation, and gazebo spaces throughout the campus. As you leave the stresses of your daily life behind, your mind and body begin to settle into a calm, relaxed state. This is where cleansing and healing begin.

Enjoy the personal attention of our experienced team of wellness professionals, here for you every step, so you can leave worries at home and focus completely on deep cleansing and relaxation.

All inclusive Package Pricing

We are offering an all inclusive package of $2,170 for this four day retreat. The price includes all services, treatments, special meals, and juices, plus deluxe accommodations with private bath in either our Guest House or Main Building.

Call (570) 647-1500 to book package deals.

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Note: Some of the Panchakarma treatments are contraindicated during pregnancy and may aggravate an already difficult menstruation. Please keep this in mind when selecting a weekend.

*Rates and services are subject to change.


This 4 Day / 4 Night Retreat Includes:

  • Daily relaxing massage and bodywork therapies
  • Steam therapy for further toxin removal
  • Gentle morning hatha yoga classes
  • Simple traditional cleansing diet: cooked grains, Kitchari (mung beans and rice), vegetable soups, and chutneys (all gluten-free)
  • Freshly prepared organic juices
  • Consultation with integrative physician Carrie Demers MD to help you identify doshic and digestive imbalances; she prescribes treatments and herbal therapies
  • Evening group classes and discussion on a variety of topics regarding ayurveda, prakriti, agni, meditation, and self-care
  • An individualized take home plan for continued success after the retreat has ended

During this four day cleansing retreat, subtle toxins will be gently removed from your body and mind, allowing you to release inhibiting habit patterns and thought processes. This will enable you to find your “center” of health again—re-settling into a state of well-being and harmony. To aid in this, you will also have free time to explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy quality alone time for quiet reflection, or connect with the intimate group of 10 attendees.

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In addition to your daily treatment schedule you will have access to:
  • Morning yoga classes
  • Explorations in self-awareness
  • 400 acres of wooded hiking trails and vistas
  • Sacred Grove Cafe
  • Bookstore/Giftshop
  • Unlimited Wi-fi

You can see a complete list of our Retreat Center amenities here.

Who Manages the Program?

The entire retreat is overseen and managed by the medical director of PureRejuv Wellness Center, Dr. Carrie Demers. Board-certified in integrative medicine, Dr. Demers blends modern medicine with proven alternative and holistic methods to treat a variety of health concerns. Her dedication to empowering individuals to reclaim their inner healing potential is evident in her compassionate and detailed approach to her practice. Dr. Demers recognizes each person is unique and made up of more than just a physical ailment or predisposition. She will work closely with you and your retreat team to prescribe customized treatments and a take home plan so you gain the most benefit from your cleansing and detoxification treatments.

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