- Vana is luxury destination wellness retreat located in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills.
- The state-of-the-art facilities include over 50 treatment and consultation rooms, an Ayurveda Centre, a Tibetan Healing Centre, two private yoga studios and one group yoga studio, a Wellness Centre, an indoor and outdoor pool, gym, spa, a private Watsu pool, two tennis courts and paths for walking within the retreat.
- On top of 1 to 2 private wellness sessions per day, your retreat at Vana includes all meals, wellness consultations, retreat well-being activities, use of heat and wet areas, retreat attire daily and airport transfers. Doctors plan your therapies from leading Ayurveda, Chinese and Tibetan traditional medicine practitioners over a minimum seven-day period.
- Spacious luxury suites have spectacular bathrooms and the highest-tech fittings.
- Food is delicious and served to you based on your body type and the objectives of your retreat. You can choose from two restaurants – Anayu, which serves Moorish traditional Ayurveda food, and Salana, which offers a sublime variety of non-vegetarian, vegetarian and vegan food.
- The treatment menu is vast, Chi Nei Tsang, (a deep abdominal massage), or perhaps Watsu, where you are massaged in a warm womb-like pool until you reach a state of complete relaxation.
- In addition to the spa activities included in each tailor-made programme, tennis and walking trails are available for outdoor pursuits.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Vana is luxury destination wellness retreat located in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills. The state-of-the-art facilities include an outdoor pool, an indoor water-therapy pool, a fully equipped gym, various studios and pavilions, and scores of treatment and consultation rooms. Doctors plan your therapies from leading Ayurveda, Chinese and Tibetan traditional medicine practitioners over a minimum seven-day period. A retreat that is focussed on all four aspects of your well being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – Vana is an essential stop for the holistic healing seeker. Its location in the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by a dense forest, is the perfect ambience for reflection and rejuvenation. Here, one automatically tunes into the nurturing and nourishing qualities of nature. The 21-acre retreat is dotted with luxury rooms as well as a massive expanse allotted only for spa treatments and therapies, under the supervision of experts.
There are no pre-determined programs at Vana; your schedule will be custom-made for you, following your in-depth consultation with one of the doctors, where you will list your goals for your stay – de-stress, detox, weight loss or maybe some natural healing. The doctors will devise a program which will nourish you inside and out. Days are gentle: Yoga or a hike in the morning, followed by your prescribed treatments. Quiet reflection time is an important part of the healing process at Vana. Food is delicious and served to you based on your body type and the objectives of your retreat.
At Vana, the private living spaces bring together various elements of their design philosophy: contemporary aesthetics, bespoke and natural materials, exceptional comfort, thoughtful lighting, design and simplicity. The 69 rooms, 17 suites and 4 villas on the estate peer into the ancient Sal forest or the gardens and orchards, all with balconies or terraces. With a passion for ecology they have used sustainable materials where possible, including bamboo flooring, FSC certified wood and even certified organic linen. The rooms evoke a sense of harmony and wellbeing with a neutral palette of colours and art created by abstract artist Siraj Saxena, allowing guests to rest, reflect and connect with nature.
1060 sqft – Views to the forest, generous living space, resting space and bathroom, powder room, wardrobe.
1560 sqft – Views to the forest and foothills, generous living space, intimate resting space, fireplace, large terrace.
3140 sqft – Views to the forest and foothills, generous living and resting spaces, fireplaces, treatment room, meditation room, terrace and heated plunge pool, butler pantry, connecting room and waiting room on request.
530 sqft – Views to the gardens, well-appointed resting space, bathroom and wardrobe.
530 sqft – Views to the forest, well-appointed resting space, bathroom and wardrobe.
1060 sqft – Views to the forest, intimate living and resting spaces, bathroom and powder room, wardrobe, petite treatment/meditation room.
At this retreat, a nutritious culinary experience is vital for your healing process at Vana. The cuisine encourages guests to see food differently, yet delights, nourishes and heals. The chefs are masters of wellness cooking and understand the delicate balance between different ingredients, flavours, seasons and palettes, to create inspiring food that suits each guest’s body type and retreat objectives.
Featuring international wellness cuisine and a live kitchen.
Bringing together subliminal Indian cuisine with ayurvedic principles and gastronomical technique. While giving due attention to guest wellness objectives, the cuisine is delightful and innovative, and keeps the wellness objectives of each guest in mind. For guests on a panchakarma retreat, Vana offers a separate nurturing space for dining and an appropriate menu.
Physical wellbeing sits at the core of being well and Ayurveda, Sowa Rigpa form the foundation of our understanding at Vana. Traditional treatments and supplements from these systems, along with complementary therapies such as reflexology, physiotherapy, abdomen work and spa are formulated into a personalised approach. Fitness is also worked on for those that need it. Yoga brings together all systems and spiritual paths and should be developed as a sustained personal practice. Vanavasis usually find tangible and measurable improvement not only in their physical health at Vana but also in their overall wellbeing.
Indoor heated pool and outdoor temperature-controlled pool.
Enrich, both the physical and spiritual with customized treatments, cuisine and guided meditation and yoga, along with a bespoke retreat of your choice. The choice of tailor made experiences makes Vana a special wellness retreat with is all about subtle luxury and meaningful holistic healing. The retreat offers 55 individual private treatment and consultation rooms. These are spread across the Ayurveda center, Tibetan healing center, wellness center, spa and aqua-fitness as well. Vana has an exclusive philosophy towards design and a unique approach towards well being. You see it in all aspects of the stay.
Panchakarma, Yoga, natural healing, detox, fitness, relaxation, weight management and beauty come under the purview of a wholesome retreat at Vana. Since the retreat is geared for bespoke treatments, these can be changed at will with discussion with the in-house experts. The wellness treatments are complemented with exclusive food and well thought out nutritional menu, made from fresh herbs and organic vegetables from the resort.
While the world has embraced Yoga and allowed it to flourish, like with many things of profound nature, it has also been diluted, fragmented and exploited. The eastern traditions of health and wisdom should not be manipulated or followed in half measure. Approaching them with a narrow view or a sense of vanity, is to miss the point entirely. Yoga is awe-inspiring not because it mastered the understanding of the human body. But due to it seeing this knowledge as a means to develop one’s spiritual practice, working towards Yog – the union of body and mind. This wholeness or union is a recurring concept in every major genre of Indian wisdom.