About Nirvana Retreats

Getaway 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.

  • Manicured grounds with 14 acres to explore

  • Meditation Trail through property

  • One acre spring-fed swimming pond

  • Stunning, bright Yoga studio overlooking pond

  • Serene, natural setting in the Green Belt

  • No cellphone reception (digital detox)

  • Alcohol-free and vegetarian

  • Inclusive, safe environment

  • Close to Toronto

We believe in a global village, the interconnectedness of all beings, and the power of nature, meditation and yoga to heal and nurture.

How It Started

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 & Yoga 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.

There are a variety of activities for health and wellness throughout the year. 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. Relax and enjoy the peaceful nature of the countryside or lose track of time and technology while exploring the gardens and grounds.

What a magical space filled with love and calmness. The minute you step into retreat center, you feel calmness instantly. It is so well kept and the layout of everything is perfect. The food is from heaven cooked with love and joy. I truly had the best ever gluten free waffle here and the best ever buddha bowl! The host is amazing and so accommodating with our request. Thank you for an amazing weekend. Will definitely have our next retreat there again!

Annie L. (Host, June 2018 - Facebook.com)

I loved this place. We were so well taken care of, and the grounds are so beautiful and tranquil. The Yoga barn is absolutely stunning and the food was outstanding!

Elke (Retreat Participant, July 2016)

I can’t believe how perfect Nirvana Retreat Center was as a venue for my yoga retreat. I found it online and took a risk and it was everything I could of asked for. The yoga room was so aesthetic and calming, the pond was rejuvenating, the dining facility felt like I was eating in an upscale barn, the grounds were breathtaking with the most beautiful sounds of nature. The staff were so friendly and inviting that we felt so at home. Thanks Liz and Michael for sharing this amazing space with us.

Kinneret Dubowitz | KinneretYoga


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.


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.



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 info@nirvanaretreats.ca

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