India : Shreyas
Recognized as one of the finest Yoga retreats in the world, Shreyas is dedicated to promoting the authentic spiritual tradition of Yoga, in an environment normally associated with an exclusive star hotel. We endeavour to embody the spiritual tradition of Athithi devo Bhava (serving the Guest as an embodiment of the Divine) and the staff at Shreyas are trying to practice all facets of Yoga in their daily lives. At Shreyas, you get a unique insight into Yoga, irrespective of whether you are a beginner or have practiced for many years. Shreyas is situated in Bangalore, India where the emphasis is to live an ashram style life (daily yoga, meditation sessions, chanting classes, organic vegetarian food, a no-alcohol policy, community service, farming etc.) in private, serene and "simply" luxurious accommodation and facilities. In a typical Yoga Retreat, guests practice different facets of Yoga - for physical strength, balance and flexibility, for physiological & therapeutic benefits and if they are interested, for pursuing a spiritual path through various types of meditation. The Spa at Shreyas is simple, and yet recognised as one of best in India and aims to provide our guests with rejuvenation massage therapies drawn from diverse cultures such as India, Indonesia and Thailand.
SwaSwara is the inner voice of the Self. That echoes on a fabled beach, shaped like the very first sound of creation …Om. In a language that awakens our souls to the miracle of life.
And a setting that is perfect, for the communion of mind and body. A journey into the exuberance of your own being, powered by yoga and meditation. In spaces crafted in the true colours of the Earth. In harmony with the mythical land that nurtures her. Go, visit yourself. And say hello to the song and celebration within you.
Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance, Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul. It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences to bring about the union of mind, body and soul.
Bali: Kumarasakti retreat
Kumara is remarkably peaceful, the Bali boutique retreat offers 10 well appointed rooms, 2 swimming pools, a large open pavilion over looking a gorge and river, dining room, lush gardens and wonderful views of the rice fields. Besides, Kumrara offers high quality Spa treatments including its renowned Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara Massage. The retreat resort is located in the hills of Ubud in Bali, where famous artists and writers from the world over have found peace and serenity including Elizabeth Gilbert who recently wrote about Ubud in the best seller EAT PRAY LOVE. Kumara is best known for hosting ongoing Bali yoga retreats.
For a lasting sense of inner peace, contentment and fulfillment treat yourself to a stay in Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Thailand. With a real sense of privacy, luxury and exclusivity, Chiva-Som takes a holistic approach to your wellbeing, combining ancient Eastern therapies with the latest Western techniques to encompass mind, body and spirit.
Located on the beachfront of the royal resort of Hua Hin, Chiva-Som is a beautiful secluded world of its own hidden within 7 acres of lush tropical gardens. Chiva-Som standing for “Haven of Life” is a pioneer in combining traditional Asian therapies with Western health and wellness. Thailand’s first luxurious destination spa has a unique dedication to total wellness, by its comprehensive and extensive services ranging from nurturing spa to high-tech medical, and the world-class caliber of its practitioners and therapists in uniquely top Thai hospitality style.
Chiva-Som’s holistic health modalities include Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda, Western Naturopathy, energy therapies and many more. Grounded firmly in the belief that it is the combined health of the mind, body and spirit that leads to personal fulfillment, Chiva-Som is truly holistic in its approach. Each guest is considered of their immediate mental, physical and spiritual needs, encouraged to embark on and be guided to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
A beautifully secluded ‘wellness sanctuary’ offering a holistic haven a world apart from its many competitors
Koh Samui is growing up. Its perfect stretches of sand may still rock to the beat of global party-goers, but away from the hotspots the island is reinventing itself as a retreat for world-weary spa-seekers. Detox has replaced drugs; relaxation is the new rock'n'roll. And serenity certainly reigns at Kamalaya, one of the most spectacular additions to Samui’s blossoming spa scene.
Tucked away in the undeveloped southeast of the island, Kamalaya’s architecture blends perfectly into its unspoilt surroundings, trickling alongside lily ponds and bathing pools, down the hillside to a pristine stretch of white sand. Specifically created as a space for healing and rejuvenation, the ambience is a luxuriant blend of ethereal bohemia and clean-lined Asian aesthetics. Stylish suites and vast villas hide amongst the tropical jungle, not to mention steam rooms, rock pools, massage beds, yoga pavilions, tai chi classes and a monk's cave for meditation. But alongside its sincere commitment to an ‘unfolding of the spirit’, Kamalaya is never ashamed of being utterly indulgent