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Discover the offerings of Ayurveda to explore a deeper sense of balance, awareness and vitality. The word Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit root Ayu, signifying life, and Veda, meaning knowledge. Ayurveda refers to a philosophy and health science that promotes life and longevity. Within the art and science of Yoga & Ayurveda, there are endless ways to rediscover the body’s inherent joy and healthfulness of living in balance from season to season. In addition to asana practice, Melina will share insights into physical health and nutrition as well as how to inspire self-knowledge that allows for the conscious adjustment of day-to-day choices. This nourishing retreat emphasizes the importance of sequencing and being in alignment with nature.
Melina will offer her favorite seasonal vinyasa practices and Ayurvedic concepts such as: doshas, rasa, vikruti, dinacharya, and pancha mahabhutas (earth, water, fire, air, space) to prepare your foundation for an unforgettable summer and weekend at Avalon Springs.
The mineral hot springs of Avalon have been honored for centuries for promoting harmony and wellness. Relax and unwind in the Magnesium-rich Medicine Spring Water. Experience the skin-softening effects of the Boron-rich Mother Spring. Melt away tensions while feeling the strengthening effects of the Iron-rich Dragon Spring. And stay hydrated with your choice of seven different mineral drinking springs, flowing fresh and clean straight from the earth.
You will return home from this retreat rejuvenated, with the foundation needed to continue a daily ayurvedic practice that can transform your life.
Avalon has what we think is the perfect mix between rustic living, cozy comfort and spa goodness. The rooms are old and are still being refurbished so aren’t super fancy, but are comfortable and cozy. Most of the rooms have a sink for washing but use a shared bathroom by the pools or in the lodge like the original hot springs was set up. The food and the waters are top notch and are as healing and tasteful than any resort I’ve been to, if not more so. The all around vibe is familial and you’ll feel like you’re diving into yourself while being supported by the land, the waters, the food, the atmosphere and most of all the people. If you’re looking for a sterile 5 star $400/night hotel, this isn’t for you!
The kitchen at Avalon Springs will draw ingredients straight from the garden, offering an ample buffet-style meal plan with large meals twice daily (lunch and dinner) and a juice and snack bar available for breakfast and between-meals needs.
Entrees for meals at Avalon will include some organic local meats, fish, and poultry as well as ample fresh vegetarian fare sourced from local farms and Avalon’s own gardens. Raw food delights will also be showcased on occasion to feature the potency and taste of the freshest produce available.
With every meal introducing healing foods preparation including raw food delicacies, superfood juices, and healing teas, dining at Avalon will be a healing experience. Unlike many healing resorts, Avalon Springs will have no dogmatic restrictions on diet, allowing the guests the freedom to explore options and choose their own ways to nourish themselves naturally, with everything from raw chocolates to hearty meats and local wines.