Shreyas Retreat, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has established itself as a wellness hub of India, and among its best known names is Shreyas Retreat. Located an hour’s drive from the airport, Shreyas has 12 cottages spread over 25 acres of landscaped greenery, water bodies and organic gardens, the guests are able to commune with nature and benefit from its healing power. Shreyas is regarded as one of the finest yoga retreats promoting the authentic spiritual tradition of yoga in a holistic manner.
Yogasana classes at Shreyas are based on both classical Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. All classes are adapted for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Twice daily group yoga sessions and one daily meditation session are included in the stay for all guests. For guests who would like to delve deeper into the ancient spiritual tradition of yoga, a yoga retreat is structured carefully to allow them to experience not just the physical aspects of yoga but also karma yoga (selfless work), various yogic kriyas, yoga nidra (deep relaxation), chakrashuddhi and Trataka (candle meditation), rejuvenating massages, community service, etc. Silent Retreat Packages are a unique feature of Shreyas. The other packages include Panchkarma, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Joy of Giving, Wellness for the Soul and others.
From age-old Ayurvedic treatments to modern therapies, from naturopathy to a wide range of massages, the Anaha Spa is designed to offer the best wellness experience.
Food is an integral aspect of wellness. All cooking at Shreyas starts with the chanting of a prayer, while the chefs prepare dishes inspired by their travels around the world; Indian, Continental, Mexican and Oriental gourmet vegetarian cuisine.
The extensive facilities include an open-air, spacious yoga and meditation hall, which makes guests feel one with nature as they practice the asanas. Another highlight are the two machans in the organic garden where they can meditate or contemplate in solitude, amidst nature. The open air amphitheatre is the stage for classical dances and musical soirees, while the library offers books on yoga, spirituality, and other subjects. A Relais & Chateaux member, for inbound tour operators, a luxurious wellness yoga retreat like Shreyas can give a differentiated experience to their clients.