Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in India, the birthplace of the ancient arts of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, Ananda is a retreat dedicated to restoring balance and harmonizing energy creating an unforgettable wellbeing experience. Set among 100 acres of virgin forest, Ananda is built around the majestic palace estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas, the valley of the holy town of Rishikesh, and the Ganges River.
Located 160 miles north of New Delhi and easily accessible by rail and air, Ananda offers a life changing experience that consists of a delicate blend of the mind, body, and spirit – involving all the five senses. From diet and exercise, to beauty, health and cuisine, each aspect of ones being is taken into complete consideration while implementing a personalized Spa program which is designed to meet individual needs and health goals.
Eighty rooms, suites, and villas are built on a mountain ridge, overlooking the valley below, or the garden and Palace, and are designed in a holistic fashion with wooden floors, local artifacts, hand-crafted furniture, and marble bathrooms with sunken bathtubs. The immediate area offers activities for the adventurous spirit, from white-water rafting and trekking, to fishing and bird-watching. Ananda also provides excursions to nearby Rajaji National Park, where a full-day itinerary includes exploring the park via elephant in search for tigers.
Offering an array of outdoor activities and a diverse range of Wellness Retreats and delicious Spa Cuisine, combined with the ancient regimes and philosophies of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta, Ananda is the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual, where every corner spells harmony and every color soothes the senses.
Vera Via is an all-inclusive, luxury health and fitness retreat that uses a fully integrated, multidisciplinary team approach to wellness as each program includes private, one-on-one personal training, behavioral counseling and medical evaluation. Also included are all medical labs, farm-to-table, organic meals, personal nutritional counseling, and after-care coaching. The innovative program is designed to create lasting behavior and lifestyle changes. A highly individualized and structured approach provides comprehensive scientific, evidence-based solutions that result in true health and well-being. VeraVia’s health and wellness retreat integrates the most effective Western + Eastern philosophies in a holistic approach that treats the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
VeraVia’s program integrates our four pillars: Fitness, Medical, Nutrition and Wellness.
Just as with the entire resort, Spa Mukul is blessed with the luxury of space.
Artfully designed by renowned spa consultant, Angel Venzia Stewart, all six spa sanctuaries are home to a different theme and sequence of treatments.
With the Six Sanctuary Spa Package, guests are invited to experience the Ancient Sanctuary, Crystal Temple, Hammam, Healing Hutt, Rain Fforest, and Secret Garden and includes exclusive accommodations, breakfast, lunch, dinner and domestic open bar daily, plus private ground transfers between Managua Airport and the resort.
"MBSR provided practical tools to help me to improve communication, manage stress, and provoked positive changes to my own well being."
By Betsy M.
"I would definitely recommend this course. The effect of the meditation, yoga, recordings and discussion had a profound positive effect on my feeling of being able to manage my stress. Overall, I feel more positive about life and being able to make positive changes that I have been wanting to make for a long time.".
By Julie O.
"The benefits of this class are a structured but not rigid venue to explore meditation and practice a wide range of mindfulness as it applies to every day life. It's a great opportunity to explore and reflect, both individually and with the class, and build on what you are learning from week to week. 8 weeks is the perfect duration. I learned several practices and things about myself that I feel will help me feel more fulfilled in the future.""