Monsoon Special at Vana

Vana , India
Exclusive to Healing Holidays

The monsoon season with its heavy rainfall may not seem like the ideal time to head away on a wellness break, but in actual fact, this is the best time to do an Ayurveda retreat at Vana. Monsoon is actually the best time of the year here — not only for its refreshing tropical rain that turns the grounds lush — but also for wellness treatments, particularly Ayurvedic treatments like the Panchakarma, which are most potent during this season. The synergy between the body and soul, self and nature, is fantastic, to say the least.

In the Buddhist tradition, the monsoon is also associated with Vassa – a historical practice where monks would stay in one location for three months and devote themselves to an intense study of Dharma teachings. The retreat period would thus be used for self-reflection, contemplation, and meditation. This programme gives you time to restore balance through holistic treatments and reflection.

Please note:  This programme is available only from 01 Jul - 31 Aug 2019

Sharing from £2817.00£2817.00 pp
Singles from £3279.00£3279.00 pp

Including flights, transfers, accommodation, full board and a 7 night programme

Standard Inclusions
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Full Board
7 Nights

This 7-night programme has the below inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure wellness consultations
  • Treatments/consultations/private sessions based on two wellness weights, per night, per guest
  • Wellbeing activities focused on yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons, functional fitness, talks, music and more
  • Attire to wear within and outside Vana, footwear, summer and winter accessories
  • Dietary advice
  • Detailed departure note
  • Post-departure check-in
From £2,817.00 per person for double occupancy

From £3,279.00 per person for single occupancy
14 Nights

This 14-night programme has the below inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure wellness consultations
  • Treatments/consultations/private sessions based on two wellness weights, per night, per guest
  • Wellbeing activities focused on yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons, functional fitness, talks, music and more
  • Attire to wear within and outside Vana, footwear, summer and winter accessories
  • Dietary advice
  • Detailed departure note
  • Post-departure check-in
From £4,372.00 per person for double occupancy

From £5,235.00 per person for single occupancy
21 Nights

This 21-night programme has the below inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure wellness consultations
  • Treatments/consultations/private sessions based on two wellness weights, per night, per guest
  • Wellbeing activities focused on yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons, functional fitness, talks, music and more
  • Attire to wear within and outside Vana, footwear, summer and winter accessories
  • Dietary advice
  • Detailed departure note
  • Post-departure check-in
From £5,684.00 per person for double occupancy

From £6,889.00 per person for single occupancy
28 Nights

This 28-night programme has the below inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure wellness consultations
  • Treatments/consultations/private sessions based on two wellness weights, per night, per guest
  • Wellbeing activities focused on yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons, functional fitness, talks, music and more
  • Attire to wear within and outside Vana, footwear, summer and winter accessories
  • Dietary advice
  • Detailed departure note
  • Post-departure check-in
From £6,759.00 per person for double occupancy

From £8,239.00 per person for single occupancy
Reviews

Healing holidays were able to match me to Vana as a result of careful listening to my needs. Often hard to articulate, even though a seasoned destination spa healing holidays customer, this time my holiday needs where different.

I wasn't "on my knees" physically and emotionally exhausted in the same way I have been pre Kamalya in December. However I was searching for a place to prevent this, develop my early belief in meditation key to thriving in my busy corporate job, and to secure a deeper connection with my self-confidence and focus for the future. I knew that the Ayurvedic diet suited me for improved energy but also didn't want to trade off pure Ayurvedic ways in India with a lack of comfort and luxury.

On arrival to Vana, I felt truly handpicked to be part of the experience. The assault on the senses from travelling via Delhi was quickly left at the main entrance of Vana.

The entrance to Vana, you later come to realise, is so far from from the areas that you spend your days, it was designed to scoop up all the unwanted emotions, thoughts and feelings as you arrive, and gently let them evaporate away into the Himalayas as part of the Vana service!

During my 9 nights I've never experienced such incredible, discrete-elegance, perfection and deeply authentic guest-centric care, compassion and hospitality.

You immediately find the slowest gear you didn't think you possess, and are encouraged to flow with the melody of Vana. Strictly no phones, careful volume control and placement of your conversations mean that you and your fellow guests forget about invasion of each other's space, technology, cross fertilisation of life's junk on each other.

The purity of the Spanish designed estate, puts Vana into its own league. It feels like you are the first to use everything, like no one else has been before you, anywhere.

Surrounded by perfect green trees, immaculate gardens you have no option but to be mindful throughout your days. I would encourage you to do the Eco trail walk into the Himalayas, not only to experience the landscape like no other but for the deep connection and spiritual influence it may have on you. It's a time to lock down all that you have practiced and promised during your days at the Vana Estate.

Pre-thinking your Ayurvedic consultation will give you more than you could hope for. At the very least you will be in peace of mind that the final agenda is truly personalised, with the perfect food, treatments and the way you spend your days is worked to respond every little niggle in your head about your health and wellbeing. Be ready to have repeat treatments and try new experiences. The blend of the Tibetan, Ayurvedic and more well known spa treatments will deeply rebalance you. Some more luxury, some more functional, but each with rituals and carefully mastered traditions by the amazing (handpicked) practitioners, who all show compassion and care.

I've made connections with myself that are sustainable, I've connected with 5 people around the world who shared the space with me at Vana. This is helpful to reaffirm what you learnt and practiced weeks later. I have left fear and anxiety behind and breath better than I've ever done.

A true investment in your long term wellness. I'm back next year and have achieved more in my 7 weeks post-Vana than for the last 3 years in my life, thanks to letting go to unwanted energy and maintaining habits from Vana that I now couldn't live without. 

Vana is a life experience, part of your life's journey. 

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