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.