About Panchakarma at The Ayurvedic Institute

Our Program

Our five-day program, Monday through Friday, is custom-tailored to your current state of health, wellness and constitutional imbalances. The following are included in the basic panchakarma fee. (Refer to the Panchakarma Fee Schedule for details.)

  • 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), Svedana (individual herbalized sweat therapy), Shirodhara (pouring of warm oil to the forehead), Udhulana (herbalized dusting of the body)
  • One or more of the five therapeutic cleansing methods as prescribed, depending on your condition and constitution
  • One chromo-therapy session
  • Special Ayur*Yoga 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 through Thursday, 6 to 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

The Benefits of Panchakarma

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. You can benefit in the following ways:

  • Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind
  • Restore your constitutional balance improving health and wellness
  • Strengthen your immune system and become more resistant to illness
  • Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind
  • Slow the aging process
  • Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity
  • Bring about deep relaxation and a sense of well-being
  • Reduce dependence on drugs and medicine
  • Implement positive lifestyle changes

There are additional charges for the following. (Refer to the Panchakarma Fee Schedule for details.)

  • Optional private yoga sessions
  • Additional subtle therapy treatments that may be prescribed
  • Comfortable housing nearby conducive to a healing, quiet and supportive environment

Panchakarma is an effective and powerful self-healing process. Clients report significant improvements in their health, wellness and vitality. You too can experience these benefits. Contact the Ayurvedic Institute to get more information or to set your appointment soon. (505) 291-9698, Extension 117


Independent Evaluations

Yoga Journal magazine published an article about panchakarma in its April 2007 issue called "From Here to Serenity" by Pamela Miles. It includes some information about PK at The Ayurvedic Institute. Enjoy!

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