This wellness retreat is a world away
Regal, luxurious, and a place that heals the body, mind and spirit. Ananda in the Himalayas, located at the foothills of the magnificent Himalayas, overlooking the Ganga, is a retreat that calms and cleanses you, inside-out. Whether you’re looking for specific health goals or you have had enough of the city pollution choking you, this place is embalming in more ways than one.
Breathe in, breathe out… on loop
Meditate, we’re told. But given our schedules and the need to multitask, it’s difficult to dedicate time. However, once you learn how to mediate, and dedicate time, you will be hooked! So, if you are the stressed girl from the next cubicle, go learn from the experts at Ananda.
In fact, Ananda has a new Dhyana program, which is ideal for beginners and seasoned meditators alike. You will be guided through daily meditation sessions including Yoga Nidra (physic sleep), Ajapa Japa (spontaneous mantra chanting), Antar Mouna (inner silence) and Trataka (gazing on a candle flame). The Dhyana program also includes Swadhaya or self-study which is a deeper reflection on each day’s experiences. Introspection can be daunting, but it is what will calm you down!
Om to feel the power of yoga
You already do yoga, own a great mat and can Om in your sleep. So, what’s new? We guarantee that the gentle Hatha Yoga taught here will challenge your shavasana too! Learn the traditional yoga for the body and mind to know what your yoga sequences were missing all along. This is where you get the real difference between a city yoga studio and what it is to learn from true yogis practicing the traditional yogic way of life.
Programmed over five, seven and 14 days, choose one that suits your requirements and schedule. You’ll be guided through hatha yoga, raja yoga and kriya yoga by instructors who focus on your spiritual and physical well-being. The package also includes Reiki, Aromatherapy Massage, Rose Quartz Facial and a lot more.
Fitness is as fitness does
We are talking to the treadmill pros’ and people who can crunch their abs to a century: this is the rush your adrenaline needs! Think treks up Himalayan foothills, white water rafting in the mighty Ganges, and outdoor circuit training in the hill terrain. Followed by sports massages, physiotherapy and reflexology that ensures your muscles feel pampered after all that. This is a world-renowned spa after all!
The Ananda Active programme is a must for every fitness junkie out there. With expert trainers, physiotherapists and cuisine experts, this may be the best circuit you ever end up doing!
This one is for the binge-rs! If you tend to overdo with the indulgences ever so often, we suggest you detox as often as well. The Ananda detox promises to cleanse you off from all the accumulated toxins, those that come from pollution, mental stress and yes, those fried chips too!
A carefully designed programme by Ayurvedic experts, the programme includes stimulating and purifying Dosha-specific ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation and Dosha-Specific Ayurvedic diet to help in toxin elimination, stress reduction and overall improvement of the body functioning. The healing process involves herbal medication, massages, and traditional Panchakarma processes. Even the oils used are specific to your body type and treatment!
Renew that glow!
If you are free from your research on placenta facials and collagen IV drips, head straight to the hills for this programme. The Ananda Renew program provides a safe, effective and non-invasive way to unlock youthful beauty. It revives the body and mind through the sacred rituals of Yoga, ancient beauty and healing experiences combined with modern day healthy-aging techniques. Carefully blended essential oils in nourishing vegetable base are applied using lymphatic and pressure point massage techniques to maintain and promote physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. Massages focused on lymphatic drainage, acupressure to restore the nervous system and stimulate a free flow of energy within the body. What you get is a glow, which no diamante facial can match.
Stressed? Kiss it good bye
Need to submit a presentation by 4 pm? And shop for that black-tie event this Friday? Frazzled with job deadlines, then this is exactly what you need. The rigors of city life are taxing. And yes, they do cause hair fall and acne! This program is a customized holistic approach of Ayurveda, Yoga, Tibetan and International experiences with Reiki Healing to tackle the vulnerability in its own natural way. The whole program is designed to provide tranquility to the stressed body & mind and to bring back the natural rhythm of the psychosomatic system. These techniques help you reduce and manage stress. Additionally, the yoga, meditation, pranayama and more, help you find perfect balance.
So, whether you are the fitness enthusiast, a calm yogi, or the beauty expert, Ananda in the Himalayas has something for everyone, and they ensure that you stay healthy long after you leave. You can consult their doctors, yoga gurus and chefs for personalized advice post your stay at the wellness retreat. Now that is really 360° care!