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Panchakarma is one of the ancient traditional procedures to treat diseases and to promote the health.

Panchakarma (five actions) is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind and consciousness. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing.

Contact this department at (505) 291-9698, Ext. 114 or by email at Panchakarma.

Our Natural State

According to Ayurveda, our natural state is one of health, happiness and an inner sense of well-being. Health is defined as the body being clear of toxins, the mind is at peace, emotions are calm and happy, wastes are efficiently eliminated and organs are functioning normally. In a busy, stressful and toxic world, our physical and mental systems accumulate toxins causing deterioration in bodily functioning. This eventually weakens our systems, which opens the door for chronic, degenerative, and non-specific diseases to develop. These can evolve into serious specific diseases, ultimately damaging an individual’s health and wellness.

Panchakarma can help by reversing these negative effects of daily living. It can restore your natural state of health and wellness by cleansing your body of toxins, bringing balance into your system and improving bodily function. It can also help you sustain this process by making positive changes in lifestyle.

The Panchakarma therapeutic process appears quite simple in its application. However, its effects are powerful and effective. Panchakarma is a unique, natural, holistic, health-giving series of therapeutic treatments that cleanse the body’s deep tissues of toxins, open the subtle channels, bring life-enhancing energy thereby increasing vitality, inner peace, confidence and well-being.

Our Panchakarma Program

Our five-day program, designed by Vasant Lad and based on his 30 years of clinical Ayurvedic and allopathic experience, is custom-tailored to your current state of health, wellness and constitution. It is the starting point to pro-actively manage and improve your own health and wellness. Personal attention is given to each client’s specific needs.

Our Basic Panchakarma Program includes:

An orientation on Sunday evening before your program begins on Monday
A complete Ayurvedic consultation assessment including a pulse evaluation
Daily Ayurvedic treatments of approximately two hours consisting of: Abhyanga (a two-person synchronized oil massage), Swedana (individual herbalized sweat therapy), Shirodhara (pouring of warm oil to the forehead), Udhulana (herbalized dusting of the body)
One chromo (color) therapy session
Special Ayuryoga® classes that assist in eliminating toxins and doshas, and have a therapeutic and restorative effect on the system
Consultations with a Panchakarma Consultant throughout the week to monitor your progress
A special therapeutic diet of kitchari and herbal teas provided daily. All of the food and tea served is 100% organic.
Lifestyle and diet recommendations specific to each individual
Free attendance of Ayurvedic education classes with Vasant Lad, Monday-Thursday, 6-9 PM when the Ayurvedic Studies Program is in session, or by his advanced students when Vasant Lad is not available
A supportive environment that provides space for true contemplation and self-healing
Recommendations for herbal rasayanas (rejuvenatives) for you to take after panchakarma
Post-panchakarma health and wellness program for healthy diet, exercise and lifestyle practices