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Essential Ayurveda Retreats,

Essential Ayurveda Retreats

Essential Ayurveda Retreats
Essential Ayurveda Retreats provide you the ultimate personalized health rejuvenation experience. Our unique program of Ayurvedic treatments and one to one education sessions enable you to experience profound relaxation and also return home with a wealth of knowledge for continued health and vitality.

Experience the pure bliss of 4-hands Ayurvedic massage and shirodhara. Gain greater physical and mental awareness through daily sessions in yoga and meditation. Our retreats are held over 3, 5, 7 and 10 days at our dedicated centre in the quiet Lincolnshire countryside. Whether you are coming to us for a short break or one of our longer Panchakarma retreats you will receive the same individualized care with each program designed to your specific needs and interests.

Our commitment at Essential Ayurveda retreats is to provide you with a uniquely healing experience. We design our retreats to be an oasis of calm and renewal and the Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching equips you with tools for healthy living on your return home. Our retreats cater for a maximum of two clients at a time so you can be assured of our personal attention during your stay with us.


Our Ayurvedic retreats are conceived from our experiences and studies in India both as apprentices to Ayurvedic doctors and as recipients of this complete system of healing. Andrew and Laura Shakeshaft created Essential Ayurveda Retreats and will take you through your program personally. They have studied in India working in Ayurvedic medical facilities and completed a 4-year degree in Ayurvedic medicine at Middlesex University.
The combination of their knowledge of traditional Ayurveda and experience in applying Ayurveda to their own and their patient lives ensures a uniquely personal and life enhancing experience. They are assisted by Panchakarma therapists who share their enthusiasm for Ayurveda and are dedicated to providing sensitive and excellent care.

Co-founder of Essential Ayurveda she is committed to increasing awareness of Ayurveda as a way of life and medicine. She is particularly interested in Ayurvedic management of conception and pregnancy and the care and treatment of children.



Your Ayurvedic consultation begins with a detailed discussion about your past and present health. You will be asked about different aspects of your health such as your diet, digestion, sleep patterns, energy levels, seasonal health variations, lifestyle, emotional happiness and spiritual life.

An Ayurvedic consultation is beneficial whether you have present health concerns or simply wish to maintain good health by adhering to simple Ayurvedic principles. Consultations are available in conjunction with the other treatments or separately

We offer Shirodhara Traditional Thai Massage, Holistic Massage Pregnancy Massage, Baby Massage, Abhyanga, Vishesh, Udvartana, Swedana - Steam therapy, Shirodhara, Netra Tarpana, Virechana -Purgation therapy, Basti - Colon Therapy, Nasya-Nasal Cleansing Therapy.



We provide accommodation at our dedicated retreat cottage.


Our delicious Ayurvedic meals will inspire as you learn how to cook tasty Ayurvedic food and feel great from this healthy diet. Your Ayurvedic diet during your program is freshly prepared, tasty and satisfying. You will start the day with a fresh juice or stewed fruit to promote detoxification and boost digestion. Lunch and dinner consist of a variety of vegetarian dishes cooked according to Ayurvedic principles using tasty digestive spices.


We charge £100 (includes 1-therapist Ayurvedic massage), £140 (includes 2-therapist Ayurvedic massage), 3 day retreat - £750.00 (running over a weekend/£695.00 (weekdays), 5 day retreat - £1,250.00, 7 day retreat - £1,750.00, 10-day Retreat -£2,500.00, 1/2 Day Spa (incl. 2 therapist Ayurvedic massage) - £140, 1/2 Day Spa (incl. 1 therapist Ayurvedic massage) - £100.


Our products are Rasayana Jams, Womens Herbals, Mens Herbals, Heart and Circulation, Detox and Digestive Health, Immune Support, Healthy Weight, Healthy Mind / Sleep, Joints and Muscles, Skin and Hair Care, Colds and Allergies, Massage and Body Oils, Herbal Tablets, Herbal Powders, and Medicinal Teas (herbal kashaya).

Kirsty A - London
Thank you so very much for such a wonderful break - I feel utterly refreshed! I have been spoilt rotten this last week and have felt so welcome – it’s been a home from home! The food has been beautiful (I am inspired!) and the treatments amazing!

Jan F - Cumbria
Thank you both so much for helping me understand what has caused my physical discomfort. I now have the tools to keep myself balanced. The treatments have been wonderful, thank you to Lois also.

Jim S - Lancashire
I came to lose weight - I will go away with much more. Your treatments and advice have reduced my insulin to where I may not need it soon- from 50 units to 4 units in 7 days - Wow!

Ann J - Stafford
My intention was to heal my relationship with my body. As soon as I walked through the door the process began in this tranquil sanctuary. I thank you Andy and Laura for your wisdom; for teaching me so much - and to Laura, Lois and Paula for your wonderful healing hands. My journey has begun.

Tina C - Bedfordshire
To anyone hesitating to take this retreat - take it! Whatever you are wishing for this will meet your expectations and more. It is a very special gift to yourself a moment of stillness in what can be a very busy life, allowing healing, recuperation and positive information for ways forward.



The Old Plough, Fen Road, Halton Holegate, Lincs, PE23 5PF, UK
, , United Kingdom

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Phone: +44 01754 830559

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