Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realisation that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being
~ Greg Anderson
With India being the birth place of yoga and the age old science of Ayurveda, it is still a highly underrated wellness destination, considering that wellness tourism is growing twice as fast as general tourism. Whether you love the idea of a wellness retreat in the Himalayas or by the beach or you prefer to be close to nature, India has it all; along with the unparalleled Indian Hospitality.
In times like this mental and physical health is more important than ever.
Oh yes, we know we can’t travel to these beautiful retreats to rejuvenate ourselves in person just yet (though domestic travel is expected to open from 8th June,2020).
Some of these enthralling retreats have been kind enough to share their expert knowledge on holistic well being in these tough times via Pro tips,Yoga and Meditation Sessions, Ayurvedic Consultations, Healthy Recipes and much more, accessible online from the comfort and safety of your homes.
We’ve put together a list of our favourites with what they are offering:
Ananda in the Himalayas
An award winning spa and wellness retreat set at the foothills of the Himalayas has live sessions everyday on various aspects of wellbeing not limited to Yoga and meditation. They have great healthy recipes, skin care, improving sleep with Ayurveda, chakra awareness and much more. Check out their Instagram for upcoming live sessions. You can also catch up with the previous missed sessions in their posts and IGTV videos.
They are now also offering online tailor made wellness programs online which included Yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic consultation and more. They even have the option of private online classes if that is what you’d prefer.
Vana is a serene eco retreat surrounded by a forest and a great choice for a meaningful wellness experience.
They prescribe treatments as per your objectives and Dosha ( Ayurvedic body type) and are now open for online consultations from 10 Am to 7 Pm IST.
Check out their Instagram for great nutritive detoxifying recipes and learn how to perfect some yoga asanas.
They specialise in sustainable and responsible tourism and have 4 wellness centres apart from their 16 unique experiential holidays across South India.
They have put together a great docket on mental and wellbeing practises which we can all easily practise at home.
Check it out below:
Shreyas Yoga Retreat
Possibly the best place to enjoy yoga coupled with naturopathy in absolute serenity.
Check out their IGTV videos on Instagram to learn simple preparatory practises for effective meditation, yogic practises for a sound sleep, sound meditation, pranyama practice at home and ample more yoga and meditation classes.
“It is health that is the real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi