How It Started
Nirvana Retreats was established in 2007 by Madhavendra; 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 cabins and a comfortable apartment with four rooms in the main house.
Nirvana Retreats is a small, family run business. We welcome you to our sanctuary; a beautiful, peaceful and serene Getaway from the Everyday where you can relax, enjoy the natural surroundings, eat nourishing vegetarian food and challenge your body and mind to a greater state of clarify. Liz Arcus, RMT and former owner of Urban Nirvana Thai Massage & Yoga Studio in Toronto, manages Nirvana Retreats with her husband Richard. Liz has many years experience in the wellness industry and is a skilled Thai massage practitioner, now offering RMT Thai massages at Nirvana Retreats. Liz and Richie work closely with her father, Michael, who meticulously maintains the grounds and landscaping. We are honoured to continue with the tradition of being a location for learning Meditation and Yoga, Vegetarian cooking, permaculture, and a place to loose track of time while enjoying country living.