8 Days Relax, Rejuvenate, and Yoga Retreats in Florida

  • Ayurveda Health Retreat, 14616 NW 140th Street, Alachua, Florida 32616, USA

Rejuvenation and Yoga Retreat Florida

Stay away from the husle and find solitude with Ayurveda Health Retreats relaxation and rejuvenation retreat. Enjoy yoga, meditation, and pranayama classes twice daily every weekdays and once every weekends. Have a consultation with our Ayurvedic health practitioner and be treated to daily Ayurvedic royal spa treatments. Plus learn how to cook Ayurvedic meals through our Ayurvedic cooking class.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Ayurvedic cooking classes
  • Ayurvedic health consultation or 1 hour massage
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Relaxation and yoga classes by Ayurveda Health Retreat

Step away from the complications of daily life for just a while and return to your center. Relax and rejoice in yourself. Push your limits. Hear your body and mind singing in unison. Enjoy the grace or a lovingly restored vintage house in the quiet little town of Alachua. A variety of instructors offer classes for beginners to advanced practitioners.

Ayurvedic health consultation and treatments

Spend 1 hour with our Ayurvedic practitioner, Richard Masla to learn about your unique individual constitution. You will receive valuable information to improve your health and wellness. One treatment per day will be chosen during your consultation with our Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Ayurvedic consultations

  • Ayurvedic pulse analysis to determine your prakruti (constitution)
  • And vikruti (imbalance)
  • Dietary and lifestyle recommendations
  • Specific herbal remedies and treatments

Ayurvedic treatments

  • Abyhyanga is a one therapist synchronized massage with warm, healing herbal oils.
  • Shirodhara is a head, neck, shoulder & face massage with herbal Nasya nasal treatment.
  • Swedana is an aromatherapy steam bath with rose water mist.

Schedule of activities

  • 8 am: Morning Yoga class
  • 10 am: Morning Treatments
  • 1 pm: Lunch
  • 2 pm: Afternoon Treatments
  • 6 pm: Evening Yoga
  • 7.30 pm: Weekdays dinner
  • 6.30 pm: Weekends dinner
  • 5 pm: Ayurvedic Cooking Class every Saturday

Ayurveda Health Retreat is located in the small historic town of Alachua, in north central Florida, United States. The school is surrounded by hiking and biking trails, crystal springs, and many opportunities to find peace and serenity with the earth. Be in nature, make heart to heart connections with community, enjoy pure and whole foods, all which help you embody oneness with the self. Ayurveda Health Retreat are here to provide a nurturing environment and help you embody your most inspired self.

Nearby places

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 20 minutes
  • Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) - 120 minutes
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) - 90 minutes

During your free time at the retreat, you may want to take advantage of the abundant out-doors activities available within a fifteen or twenty minute drive. Nothing encourages relaxation and recovery like quality time spend reconnecting with Mother Earth. There are many clear springs, rivers, and lakes for swimming and canoeing or kayaking, as well as a wide range of walking and hiking trails for any level of expertise. Take a slow amble on a leafy path through O'Leno State Park, climb the stairs down into the Devil's Milhopper sinkhole, tube down the Ichetucknee River, or even bike through the San Felasco Hammock. You can also select from the following activities/services that Ayurveda health Retreats offered.

Private Yoga

100 USD per 1 hr session

Spend an hour with one of our experienced yoga teachers who will assist you in creating a practical yoga series for your level and individual needs.

Psycho-Spiritual Counseling

125 USD per 1 hr session

Palika Trudeau, MA in psychology, specializes in helping clients get to core issues quickly, find ways to release them and then create the life they want. Her extensive training and background in Eastern philosophy, paired with her education in modern psychology, gives her a unique perspective and approach to human development and life transformation.

Reiki Healing Session

80 USD per 1 hr session

Reiki is a simple, non-invasive healing system that works with the higher self of the receiver to promote health and well being of the entire physical, emotional and psychic body. Some of the benefits are stress reduction and relaxation, which trigger the bodys natural healing abilities.

Transformational Breathing

140 USD per 2 hrs session

Transformation Breathing (TB) is a powerful self-healing process using conscious breathing. It clears the subconscious of all types of traumas at the cellular level, thus freeing your life-force and bringing you back in touch with your authentic self. Breath is a metaphor for life; the more openly you breathe, the more alive you will feel. With TB you will experience greater physical, mental and spiritual health.

Vedic Astrology Reading

140 USD per reading

Vedic astrology, which is deeply embedded in Indian culture, offers you advice and predictions on your health, relationships, spiritual journey and more. You will learn about the planetary periods and their influence on your life. You will get insights on your current situation and what to expect in the near and distant future.

Western Astrology Reading

110 USD per reading

Western astrology is more psychologically and therapeutically oriented than the Vedic system. Your chart will help you define your direction in life by looking at your patterns and tendencies and it will better equip you to face lifes challenges. Through the explanation of planetary transits and cycles you will see your life from a new perspective and gain more self-awareness.

Ayurvedic Facial

80 USD per 1 hr session

The Ayurvedic facial nourishes and exfoliates the skin with our completely natural, chemical and preservative-free products from Better Botanicals. The relaxing facial massage triggers a balanced lymphatic flow and restores life, vigor and function to the skin.

Deep Tissue Massage

80 USD per 1 hr session

This style of massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscles and fascia. It focuses on releasing trigger points located deep within the muscle tissue.

Kati Basti Lumbar Sacral Rejuvenation

80 USD per session

Kati Basti is an effective treatment for relieving lower back pain, stiffness and other back concerns related to spinal disc problems. Ayurvedic herbal oils are applied to the back and the local Marma points are energized.

Marma Therapy Massage

80 USD per 1 hr session

Acupressure massage and herbal oils are used to unblock the energy pathways in the body called Marmas. This is a very relaxing and rejuvenating treatment.

Nasya Nasal Treatment

15 USD per session

During this therapy, several drops of medicated oil are administered into each nostril. This opens and cleanses your nasal and sinus passages, enhancing the flow of oxygen to the brain. It may relieve allergy and sinus conditions and improve your memory.

Netra Basti Eye Rejuvenation

80 USD per session

During this treatment, organic ghee is gently poured into the eyes and allowed to soak in. This soothing and nourishing procedure is good for rejuvenating dry eyes, relieving tension in the eye muscles, enhancing the natural luster of the eyes and improving clarity of vision.

Relaxation Massage

80 USD per 1 hr session

This gentle massage reverses the effects of negative stress by bringing about the relaxation response. It reduces blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, and the level of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol in the body.

Swedhana - Aromatherapy Steam

45 USD per session

This treatment allows the Ayurvedic oils to penetrate deeper into the tissue, enhancing the detoxification process. It strengthens the immune system and moisturizes your skin, making it soft and smooth.

Thai Massage

160 USD per 2 hrs session

Thai massage is both energizing and relaxing. The therapist uses hands, feet and knees to move you into a series of yoga-like poses. Thai massage improves circulation and increases flexibility and range of motion.

Arrival by airplane

You have to book flights to Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) or Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Airport pickup and drop off are available for the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). Please understand that all other airports are further away, therefore, transportation from all other airports are the guests responsibility.

Arrival by shuttle

From Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), Ayurveda Health Retreat can arrange an airport shuttle for 60 USD roundtrip.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Ayurveda Health Retreat an inquiry.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Akiko Ko
    10 out of 10

    "I was beyond satisfied with my experience at the Ayurveda Health Retreat! The staff were very warmhearted and knowledgeable, and I felt that I learned a lot throughout the retreat. The organic foods served were well-prepared and very delicious, and I could tell that the therapists put a lot of care and love into their treatments; I felt totally relaxed in both body and mind afterward. "

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  • Review by Styfhany Reco from Vitoria, Brazil
    10 out of 10

    "I had one of the most enjoyable weeks of my life. The classes, yoga, meditations, and treatments, everything was great. I learned a lot about the Ayurveda medicine, and also about the yogini world. Katherine and Richard are great teachers. The yoga and the pranayamas were very relaxing but powerful. The Panchakarma treatment is really rejuvenating. The food is sensational but the most memorable of this place are the people, the wisdom that each one has. All staffs are very friendly, they make you feel at home. It's so much love and enlightenment, that the energy transforms you."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Elizabeth S.

    "What a wonderful experience I had at the Retreat! Three days of rest, relaxation, yoga, and more. I was able to re-center myself. I met wonderful people and I cannot say enough about the staff. The food and accommodations were delightful. The treatments - Pure Bliss! Thank you to all."

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  • Review by Kelly Klein

    "A friend and I used the retreat as a way to reconnect, detox, and practice self care. What a wonderful, relaxing, informative, special weekend it was! The food was delish, the people friendly and warm, the treatments divine, and the yoga restorative. I can't wait to go back!!"

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  • Review by Lorraine S.

    "I will return! The love and compassion, the wellness and "rightness"! Warms my heart just thinking about you all. Nutrition, fitness, mindfullness and spirituality. Your devtion and commitment will stay with me always. Namaste"

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  • Review by Ricki A. from Jacksonville, Florida, USA

    "I'm a newcomer to Florida transplanted from California and did not expect that any place so wonderful and spiritual would even exist here but I was so delighted to have one of the best experiences of my life at the Retreat. Everything was amazing from the treatments to the delicious vegetarian food. Richard and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Richard even took me and another guest to these incredible springs one day. If you are looking for peace and serenity, this is the place. My only negative is that I had to share a bathroom. But other than that, it was pure perfection. Room Tip: If you don't want to share a bathroom, tell them when you book your reservation."

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  • Review by Victoria M. from New York City, USA

    " I can't review this as if it were some random b&b. This is a place to go if you're looking to heal your body and expand your soul. I've been to a lot of "health resorts," and some are fancier, but none is more inviting, caring, or effective than this one. I plan to return every year. On the more mundane level, my room was quiet and private and I love the beautiful brown bathrobe provided. I had a shared-bath room (shower -- some other rooms have a tub) and it was fine -- super clean every day. The meals were extraordinary and such fun to share with fellow travelers -- both travelers to Florida and travelers on the spiritual path. The people on staff are infinitely accommodating and the only thing that would have made this stay better would have been to double its length."

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  • Review by Nikcha from New Hampshire, USA

    "This is a gem of a place to not only detox your body, but to nourish your mind and spirit. Guests are welcome as part of an ever enlarging family. In addition to the heavenly ayurvedic treatments, there is yoga for all abilities, and vegetarian food that is beyond delicious. You will not regret your decision to give this retreat a try. You will emerge ready to face the challenges of today's world."

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  • Review by Edward from Pensacola, Florida, USA

    "Upon awakening here I felt very cared for catered to and at home. The entire Staff worked with glad hearts and diligently to help me in my journey of discovery. Each segment of the treatment model matched my needs and exceeded in it's outcome. I found deep peace. The challenges given to me by the therapists/instructors were accompanied with real hands on tools to compliment my natural gifts and blended into success. I thank every soul who I have had the highest pleasure of meeting here. Shanti."

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  • Review by Ben from Panama City, USA

    "Enlightening experience, my expectations were surpassed by the professionalism of the treatments, the wonderful music, and the loving graciousness of the host."

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  • Review by Eric Diamond, PhD Psychologist from Gainesville, USA

    "My Panchakarma experience had a unique kind of sweetness, both enlivening and relaxing, with a heightened awareness of being, I felt cared for deeply and held in a loving space. It allowed and guided me to release layers of holding and patterning."

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  • Review by Maryellen from Portland, USA

    "The experience was blissful! I felt that my therapists personified the love and care of the divine mother. Their gentle, loving approach brought deep healing to my heart."

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  • Review by Jaclyn from Tampa, USA

    "I would recommend the Ayurveda Health Retreat to all who would like to be touched by the hands of loving, pure, beautiful souls! A true, authentic, divine experience!"

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  • Review by Lisa from London, UK

    "This is a place to be with you and learn to love yourself again. The food was sensational! Thanks Rueben!"

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  • Review by Kathleen, Registered nurse from Palm City, USA

    "I arrived feeling low and kind of pretty sorry for myself. From Dr Richard's warm greeting through every step of my treatments I could feel the veil of gloom lifting, and now 3 days later; I'm leaving feeling rejuvenated and most of all loved and honored. Thank you."

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  • Review by Harry from Palm Coast, USA

    "A health retreat that can't be beat from my head down to my feet."

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  • Review by Gary from Pittsburgh, USA

    "I am departing in much better physical, spiritual and overall mental condition then when I arrived. It felt like family. The entire experience was rewarding."

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  • Review by George from USA

    "I was amazed at the attention to detail and the positive clear intention to create such a healing experience."

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  • Review by Alice from Realtor Fullerton, USA

    "Amazing, never expected a more fulfilling experience. I wanted a serene atmosphere, secluded, with all the necessary amenities for comfort: I got just what I wanted."

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  • Review by Mark from USA

    "Through the caring and balanced attitude of the people here, I was relaxed and experienced healing on many levels."

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  • Review by Margaret from St. Petersburg, USA

    "I was so stressed from work that I chose Ayurveda Health Retreat almost as a drowning man would a life rope. I was stressed and in physical and mental pain and desperate. I am amazed at the rejuvenation the past 5 days has given me. I wouldn't have believed so many changes were possible so quickly. I feel reborn and I will definitely be back again and again."

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  • Review by Sherry S.

    "My friend and I came for three days of relaxation from the increasing demands of our daily lives and recent challenges. We were wholeheartedly welcomed and nourished with delicious food, sincere joy and caring, excellent services, and superb accommodations. This has been a profound transformational experience for both of us. In every way, our high expectations were greatly exceeded and we plan to come back. This was money well spent."

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  • Review by a traveler from Toronto, Canada

    "Coming from Canada this is not an easy place to get to. Two flights are needed but I would like to think the time and effort is worth the journey. A place to find you, meditation, vegan food, ayurveda education and treatments and a gentle atmosphere."

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  • Review by a traveler from Rosemary Beach, Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I discovered this amazing place of healing at a time in my life when I could not have needed it more. I was stressed, depressed, emotionally exhausted, mentally drained and on the verge of giving up.What I received from my 8 day stay was exactly what I needed... although in a completely different way that I had imagined. I was introduced to meditation, yoga, a delicious healthier diet, treatments that were soothing and healing for body, mind and spirit, and given time to reflect in an environment that was restful, loving, inclusive, spiritually inviting and inclusive. The familial environment created by the amazing staff was totally unexpected but absolutely wonderful. The other retreat members, all there for different reasons, added to the experience with each and every one leaving with the others contact information.Richard has created something so special and my introduction to Ayurveda left me with a better understanding of self. Even thought my visit was shortly before the yearend holidays, I came home and incorporated many of the practices into my daily life. Meditation is now a daily practice returning benefits far beyond any I could have imagined. I've altered my diet dramatically, feel better, have lost weight and enjoy meals more than ever. My introduction to yoga while at the retreat and the immediate benefits I realized from it gave me reason to seek out classes at home and the confidence to start on a new path of physical improvement.Thank you Richard and all of the amazing staff, Eka & Ruben for the delicious meals, Melba and Sunflower for sharing your energy through the amazing panchakarma treatments, Jose for making my stay so comfortable and those wonderful morning meditation and yoga sessions to start the day, Richard and Katherine for your insights and suggestions, and to the rest of the Retreat family for all that you do.Melba... a very special thanks to you for your guided mediation during the Shirodhara; you are an amazing healer.In conclusion... I could not give this place a higher rating. While I'm still recovering from my personal challenges, The Ayurveda Health Retreat gave me a new set of tools to help me with that process and I'm already planning my next visit."

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  • Review by Katerryna from Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "My friends and I found this wonderful place for a weekend getaway. Our mornings started with breathing and meditative yoga followed by a very healthy breakfast. We opted for the Rest and Relaxation package which was well worth it. The treatments which included aromatherapy, massage and warm oil poured on our foreheads have such relaxing effect. The foods offered were so nourishing for the mind and body. We felt replenished during our entire stay and promised ourselves to come back here again. Thanks to Richard and Jose for such a restful break."

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  • Review by Lisa L. from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Ayurveda Health Retreat was so much more than i could have imagined. Each and every moment of this experience was wonderful, including nourishing meals, top-notch bodyworkers, a friendly community, and Ayurvedic guidance tailored to my needs. I recommend this center highly and without reservation. The staff were unilaterally welcoming, caring, and generous."

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  • Review by Trish from Cookson, Oklahoma, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I was greeted at the airport by Jose and from that point I knew it was going to be a great retreat. He came bearing gifts of food for the weary traveler. When I arrived at the retreat my suite awaited me and my name was on the door. My visit was the best and all the staff and therapist where fabulous. I would refer any of my friends to this cozy retreat and the sweet spirit that resides within this facility. Thank you again for all the love and encouragement that you have given me and I look forward to my next visit."

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  • Review by a traveler from Colombia
    10 out of 10

    "Richard and his team make you feel at home. The peaceful atmosphere and the therapies help to detox your body and mind. Great place. The yoga class have a great pace it suits any person. The food is amazing."

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  • Review by Susan Z. from McAllen, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "This was my 4th visit to the Retreat Center and I will continue to come back each year. I do an annual Panchakarma detox but the center is very flexible and you can mix and match experiences to create everything from a little R&R to full cleansing and spiritual deepening. Each day you are surrounded by professional, supportive, wholehearted people who feed you scrumptious healthy food, put flowers in your room and offer tools for balance, mindfulness and good health. There are usually 3-6 other guests at the center - I always meet amazing people there and enjoy their company as well as that of the staff. I can't recommend it highly enough!! Thank you AHR!!"

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  • Review by Nisha P.
    10 out of 10

    "Visiting the Ayurveda Health Retreat was one of the best decisions I've made for my health & well-being. I am a healthy, spiritual person but have an active, busy lifestyle. I was searching to find an environment that followed Ayurvedic principles, as well as combining the entire spiritual & wellness experience.After extensive research, I discovered this Ayurvedic Retreat in Florida and the wonderful people that are a part of its community.I was so pleased with the integrated services all on-site - health consultation, daily yoga, meditation, cleansing treatments, massage, steams and the most delicious variety of vegetarian meals, and private rooms.The treatments helped to rejuvenate and refresh my body and mind. I will continue to visit this centre for the five day retreat, and have referred many friends & loved ones!Very special thank you to Richard Masla, Katherine, Jose, Ruchi, Eka, Melba, Sunflower and Vimla."

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  • Review by Dianna B. from Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "As a holistic health professional, I value the importance of nourishment on all levels and this retreat enriched me in every way: amazing food (I swear I could taste the care imbued in it!), outstanding bodywork, restorative yoga, Ayurvedic consults to bring it all into balance, and cooking classes as a take-home gift of this little slice of heaven. Behind each one of these pieces, was the genuine warmth and care that each one of the staff brought to their personal service. My previous work with a luxury hotel for 15 years tells me that you can't train this type of service -it comes from authentic heart-centered people. This is a 5-star retreat at the most affordable price you'll find for the experience!"

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  • Review by Paola B.
    10 out of 10

    "I visited the retreat because I wanted to have a spiritual experience during the holidays. I have to say that the house where I stayed made me feel home. Cozy. Loving people that made sure that my experience was one of a kind. I felt Love above all. I highly recommend it to each and everyone that wants to go deep in their spiritual journey through yoga practice, amazing homemade meals , treatments , chanting, swimming in the nearby springs, visiting the temple. The energy in the Ayurveda. Health retreat house is very powerful, positive and healing. I will go back for sure as soon as I can!!!"

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  • Review by Carmen G.
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent service, staff and environment. I'm looking forward to another getaway next year. If thinking about it, my advice would be to just do it! You won't regret your decision, and once your retreat is over, I promise you'll be begging to go back."

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  • Review by Plily from Florida, USA

    "My experience at the Ayurveda Health Retreat was a peaceful and uplifting time for my body, mind and soul. The food, the lifestyle, yoga, the people and the treatments were exactly what I needed at this time. They were thought provoking and life changing. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Harry from Florida, USA

    "My tracer unit results were the best ever-perfect-in the nearly 9 years I have been tested. Thanks in great part to Pancha Karma, meditation, healthy diet, yoga etc. This time was optimum, even with the challenge of detoxing through the holiday season. Dont want to forget the benefits of Reiki healing and other massage/bodywork techniques and acupuncture with limited gentle chiropractic added. We are Source energy after all! Thanks again, Namaste."

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  • Review by Dresden from Florida, USA

    "It was the most peaceful, relaxing and unique experience and time for me. Not to mention the most needed. The most satisfying part of my visit was the peace, relaxation and learning experience of meditation, yoga and it all was special and unique in its own way."

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