We have just bid adieu to 2019 and we’re you all are gearing up to get back to the daily grind. But amidst the celebration of the New Year and getting back to work, we often tend to ignore our health, especially our mental health. At times we all need to do is stop for a moment and take a break. Isn’t it? And what better way to relax your body, mind and soul than to just take a break and head off to a wellness retreat? So, check out the best wellness retreats in the country and plan that long-needed break RN!
1. Atmantan Wellness Resort
This wellness resort in Pune will not only pamper you with luxury but will help you to rejuvenate yourself with their amazing wellness programs. Nestled on a hill and surrounded by a lush green valley, Armantan Wellness resort overlooks the serene Mulshi Lake. To recharge your body, they have multiple sessions to explore such as Journey Through Yoga, Spa Life, Weight Balance and more. From luxury to treatment, everything is sorted for you here!
Where: Village Palse, Tamhini Ghat Rd, Mulshi, Maharashtra
2. Anahata Retreat
Anahata Retreat is a place for all the yoga enthusiasts! This eco-resort has cute and comfortable looking cottages, healthy food, natural surroundings and amazing trained yoga instructors. With an open-air yoga hall, practice yoga the way you like to do. Come here to recharge and rediscover yourself amidst nature!
Where: House No. 367, Ashvem Beach, Beside Ajoba Temple, Taluka Pernem, Mandrem, Goa
3. Ananda In The Himalayas
Located in the foothills of the Himalayan Range, surrounded by the Sal forest, overlooking the peaceful Ganga, Ananda is the perfect spiritual getaway. Enjoy their top-notch facilities that include an award-winning luxury spa and opulent Ayurvedic retreat. Yoga Detox, Weight Management, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Dhyana Self Realisation and Stress Management are some of the sessions that you can take up. Plan out your vacay and head on over here for a relaxing one.
Where: The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand
4. Shreyas Yoga Retreat
Tucked in Bangalore, Shreyas Yoga retreat looks like a posh resort with an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, gym, home theatre and stunning machans. Their meditation and library huts provide a sense of quietude that you can’t usually find in a bustling city. They have packages ranging from 3 nights to 3 weeks and focus on yoga and spiritual well being. Detox, Weight Management, Wellness for the soul, they have covered it all here. It’s time to go on a journey of self-discovery.
Where: Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate, Nelamangala-Doddaballapur Road, Nelamangala, B, Karnataka
Far from the maddening crowd, set in Dehradun, is this hidden gem called Vana. To give you a sneak peek into the life of a forest dweller, they have luxurious and pretty rooms that will surely take your breath away. You can choose from their garden rooms, forest rooms, Bodhi suite or Vana suite for that perfect experience. A retreat program here includes yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons, functional fitness, music, talks and more. Spend a great holiday in the lap of the dense forest.
Where: Mussoorie Rd, Johri, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
6. Purple Valley Yoga Retreat
Purple Valley Yoga Retreat is perfect for yoga practitioners who are on a look to relax, unwind and renew. The centre specializes in organizing meditation and yoga retreats. You can go for a morning walk to the shala (yoga school) through the tropical gardens where you can explore your yoga practice. Apart from yoga practices, they are also known for their extra-curricular activities like trips to local spice plantation and watching popular movies under the stars. Purple Valley Yoga Retreat surely demands a visit!
Where: House No. 142, Bairo Alto, Goa
7. Sattva Retreat
The name ‘Sattva’ means purity of spirit that resonates with their services. They have an open yoga hall that provides all the facilities that one needs for a quick healing session. Apart from that, their cottages have a private pool and a meditation room. The holistic approach to yoga and pranayama will soothe your mind and soul.
Where: Mohan Chatti, Jogiyana, Uttarakhand
8. SwaSwara, Karnataka
SwaSwara is perched on a cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea where you can get to experience a peaceful life. You can practice yoga asanas at their yoga shalas. Regular meditation and chanting sessions are held at their yoga and meditation hut. After a course of yoga and meditation, you can also head to their spa for either Ayurvedic or naturopathy therapy. Take a pause and take a moment just for yourself!
Where: Om Beach, Donibhail, Gokarn, Karnataka
9. Niraamaya Retreats
Located in Kerala, overlooking the Arabian coast, Niraamaya Retreats is the place to stay whenever you are travelling here next! Besides the Ayurveda therapies and spa treatments, there’s a multitude of holistic wellness experiences like weight loss program, stress management and more. With a sea-facing bar, an infinity pool and an exclusive Niraamaya Spa, it is one of the best seaside retreats.
Where: Poovar – Vizhinjam Rd, Vizhinjam, Kovalam, Kerala
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