September 16, 2014

About Us


Get Away from the Everyday.

Nirvana Retreats is a supportive and non-denominational Retreat Centre. It is a secluded, beautiful and natural setting in the Oak Ridges Morraine, just 1 hour from downtown Toronto. We host our retreats to a maximum of 24 people to allow for personalized attention and ample space for all. We offer comfortable accommodation, nutritious vegetarian food, 14 acres of nature to explore and skilled instructors to guide you through the weekend. Regardless of your ability in Yoga and meditation, you will gain knowledge, become grounded, let go of your digital devices, detox, make connections with others and regain your appreciation for nature. You will learn life-long skills in Yoga and Meditation that you can bring home to cope with the stressors of daily life and leave feeling refreshed.


Nirvana Retreats’ mission is to provide a space for focused Yoga and Meditation Retreats without judgement and regardless of your ability or previous experience. We ask you to step outside of your comfort zone, put your phone and computer away and zone in on your Yoga and Meditation practice. We aim to teach you skills and allow you time to gain perspective.


Our beautiful and secluded 14 acre property in the Oak Ridges Morraine. It is easily accessible by  the 400 or 427.

For exact directions, please email


About Nirvana Retreats

Nirvana Retreats was established in 2007 by Madhavendra; dedicated organizer of Meditation Toronto. She and her husband Allen created a hidden gem of a retreat centre just minutes from downtown Toronto. Formally known as Adjalila Gardens, this beautiful Retreat Centre features an infrared Sauna, an artesian spring fed swimming pond a “Yoga Barn” which has been beautifully restored with a bright yoga and meditation room and dining hall, and a variety of accommodations including two cabins and 4 rooms in the main house as well as the option for tenting on the property.

Liz Arcus,  former owner of Urban Nirvana Thai Massage Studio in Toronto, is the current manager of Nirvana Retreats. Liz has 6 years experience in the wellness industry, effectively managing a team of 20 and serving thousands of people with an exceptional Thai Massage and Yoga experience in downtown Toronto. Liz welcomes you to a more peaceful and serene environment where you can let go of your devices and enjoy a Getaway from the Everyday. Liz, her partner Richie and her father, Michael are honoured to continue with the tradition of being a location for learning Meditation and Yoga, Vegetarian cooking, permaculture, which is has been for 9 years.

Nirvana Retreats is a place where new friends are made. We welcome guests to come and find connection to their practice and to other like minded people, joining an international yoga and health community which continues to grow. We believe in a global village, the interconnectedness of all beings, and the power of nature, meditation and yoga to heal and nurture.

There are a variety of activities for health and wellness throughout the year. Relax and enjoy the peaceful nature of the countryside or lose track of time and technology while exploring the gardens and grounds. Enjoy a Yoga or Meditation retreat for a day, a weekend or two week course. Have a professional Thai massage during your stay with us.


What we Offer

We are currently offering weekend Retreats with Hosts not affiliated directly with Nirvana Retreats. We have a variety of Retreats available into the late fall season in 2018.

As of the 2019 Season, we will be offering RMT services as well as Yoga and Meditation Retreats hosted by our staff. We will be offering more Fitness events. We have a lot planned for the 2019 season, so please stay tuned and join our mailing list for updates!

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