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In this retreat, a variety of treatments and programs are offered and each guest can find what suits them best with guidance from the experienced doctors and personnel. Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat teaches you to live in such a way that the disease process does not occur in the first place. The team strives to maintain the perfect harmony between an individual's body, mind, and soul, by means of Ayurveda therapies, Iyengar medical yoga and serving food according to the body constitution. Join this retreat if you want to leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed!
Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat has beautiful cottages with ethnic interiors that allow residents a serene setting to live in. All modern amenities ensure that you are in complete comfort while experiencing the carefully administered treatments that Ayurveda has evolved through the ages. At Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat, the hospitality is always on hand to serve your needs. Each room at Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat is individually designed to create an ambiance of calm, relaxed, and soothing comfort in an environment that brings you one with nature.
Ayurveda emphasizes on preventive and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system; it is a science and art of appropriate living, which helps to achieve longevity. It can guide every individual in the proper choice of diet, living habits and exercise to restore balance in the body, mind, and soul, thus preventing disease and maintaining health.
Special rejuvenating therapies like Shiro Dhara, Pizhichil and Chavitti are administered to tackle the stress level and soothe the mental aspects of an individual.
This is a divine ayurvedic therapy everyone must try, at least once (minimum of three sittings required). The therapy is good for enhancing beauty and hair growth and helps in overcoming depression, high blood pressure, insomnia, and stress.
The treatment consists of pouring warm medicated oils on the center of the forehead in a continuous stream for twenty to thirty minutes. In some conditions, buttermilk is used instead of oil. The oil is delivered from a special pot made of some metal or clay having a hole in the center of the bottom through which is inserted a set of threads along which the oil flows down.
A luxuriating Keralian massage traditionally given by two to four therapists. This consists of pouring of warm oil by hand by the therapists rhythmically all over the body, also known as Sarvangadhara. This is a very good treatment for rejuvenation, stroke cases, arthritis, rheumatism, paralysis, spondylosis, and for some skin conditions.
Kizhi is a very specialized therapy given by application of heated herbal mixtures in muslin bags, dipped in heated oil in the pan, containing specialized oils and then rhythmically rubbed all over the body.
Application of boluses of rice in a muslin bag, heated and rubbed all over the body. For rheumatism, pain in the joints, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure, cholesterol, skin diseases, rejuvenation, and paralysis.
Special Keralian massage administered with the foot. This is recommended as deep tissue massage for people who undergo rigorous physical exercise, who have deep muscular pain and rigid bodies. It is especially good for athletes or sportspersons.
In this retreat, Iyengar medical yoga is conducted under the supervision of qualified and expert teachers. One-on-one yoga lessons are also conducted for persons ailing from debilitating or painful illnesses and for the very elderly.
Iyengar yoga is meant for all and is a way of life. The use of props, designed by B.K.S. Iyengar Guruji, such as wooden gadgets, belts, ropes helps the practitioner to achieve perfection in any asana. Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat's aim is to teach the guests in such a way that they can carry home what they have learned and continue their daily practice at home. Regular practice of Iyengar yoga definitely integrates the body, mind, and emotions.
Dr. Roli Rangappa was born into a family of Ayurvedic doctors that traditionally treated several Indian royal families of repute. Dr. Rangappa dreams of nothing short of spreading Ayurveda throughout the world, especially the magic treatment of Panchkarma. Dr. Rangappa holds a BAMS degree from the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University and has attained post-graduate proficiency in Panchkarma from the Tilak school of Ayurveda.
Dr. Prakash Kalmadi, a doctor of western medicine, has practiced medicine for more than 35 years. He experienced the efficacy of Ayurvedic treatment in his own personal life which brought about dramatic transformation in his health. Dr. Kalmadi's belief in Kare philosophy is reflected in his day to day actions, and is a motivating factor for his staff. He is also passionate about Iyengar yoga, not only as a practitioner, but also as a teacher of Iyengar medical yoga in the treatment program at Kare.
Dr. Rohit holds a B.A.M.S. Degree from Pune's Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Deemed University and is well trained in pulse diagnosis. His family roots lie in the spiritual city of Varanasi, the home of gods. His all-consuming passion to study Ayurveda provided him the opportunities to be trained under great teachers. His expertise in pulse diagnosis or Nadiparikshan astonishes one and all.
Dr. Vandana is from the beautiful city of Jammu. She Graduated from S.K.S.S. Ayurvedic medical college, Ludhiana. At Kare, her specialty lies in the co-ordination of the Ayurvedic Diet and Nutrition Department. She has a keen interest in Ayurvedic treatments and loves to help the guests during the treatments. Dr. Vandana also conducts the Iyengar yoga sessions at Kare. Along with her Ayurvedic expertise, Dr. Vandana also has a beautiful voice and it is a joy to hear her sing when you can convince her to do so.
Laksmi has been part of the Kare family since 2007 and is one of the most prized and praised therapists. She hails from the cultural city of Kerala. Besides her expertise in all the Ayurvedic therapeutic procedures, she also has a vast knowledge of Panchakarma as well as in the preparation of various oils which are used for treatments in Kare. She can easily address all the guest complaints and provide treatment solutions in consultation with the doctors.
Sujata has been with Kare for the past 11 years and is from the beautiful city of Darjeeling. Her expertise lies in performing all the Ayurvedic procedures and during treatment can very easily address and aches and pains the guests may have. She has had a long-standing practice in the field of Ayurvedic treatments.
Unni is one of Kare’s oldest therapists and has been with Kare since 2003. He hails from the medicinal city of Kerala. Unni is very popular with the guests and his expertise lies in knowing the right pressure points to massage during the treatments. He is also well versed in addressing lower back pain, administrating medical enemas, and various Nasal installation techniques.
Mohan also hails from Kerala and is a recent addition to the Kare family. He has been in the field of Ayurveda for more than 20 years. He is known for his extensive knowledge about Ayurvedic treatments. Mohan often performs for the guests in the evening to showcase his remarkable skills as a fire dancer.
Ashok is the head chef and the backbone of Kare’s culinary expertise. Ashok is one of Kare’s oldest employees and has been with Kare since 2002. His dishes are a hit with most of the guests and his expertise are Ayurvedic food, low-fat cooking, and cooking with pure cow’s ghee. He also conducts the Ayurvedic cooking classes in Kare and teaches the guests how to cook nutritious food efficiently and easily at home. Ashok is from the cultural city of Kolkata.
Set on a hill that is about 900 meters / 3,000 feet above the sea level, Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat overlooks the quiet waters of the Mulshi Lake against a backdrop of flowers and verdant green. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns, rippling brooks that create the music of gentle water flowing by, and a world of timeless beauty. Truly, at Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat you are one with nature’s beauty.
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The food at Kare is designed as a healing diet that gladdens the heart and nourishes the body.
According to Charaka and Sushruta, fathers of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery, "the entire world seeks food; it is the life source of all beings; clarity, longevity, intelligence, happiness, contentment, strength and knowledge are all rooted in food".
The body needs different types of nutrients that perform various functions. The body gets these nutrients from the vast variety of foods available according to age, sex, physical activity, physiological conditioning, and one's constitution. Ayurveda recommends food that is "Saatvic" in nature. "Saatvic" food is vegetarian, has a light sweet taste, with mild flavors of spice and is easy to digest. It consists of fruits and vegetables, and mainly focuses on freshly prepared and properly cooked food, consumed at the right time, and in the right quantity. A balanced diet includes all the six tastes - sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent.
At Kare, the diet is customized as per individual body constitution keeping in mind, the principles of contradictory food combinations (Virudha Aahar) and the order of tastes in the meal. They use only the purest ingredients recommended by Ayurveda - rock sugar / jaggery, rock salt, and cow's ghee. The foundation of food prepared at Kare is based on the fundamental principle of Ayurveda.
Kare has an extensive library, indoor games, and an outdoor walking track. Nature lovers can trek up the hill to see the Ganesha temple and experience the breathtaking view at the top. They can also meet the village inhabitants, who have been living there for centuries. Guests can also have an exhilarating walk to the lake.
There are Durga temple, Hanuman temple, and Shiva temple on the premises. The spiritually-inclined can join in the Satsang, and Bhajans being held every Thursday and Friday.
Sightseeing trips to view the sunset point and the famous Tamhini temple are organized for guests staying for a week and more.
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Please book your flight to arrive at Pune Airport (PNQ). It is 12 kilometers from the city center. Daily flights connect it to Mumbai and Delhi, as well as to other cities such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. Private cabs, auto rickshaws, or city-airport shuttle buses will cover the distance from the airport to the city center.
Pune is one of the most important rail junctions in the central railway zone of Indian Railways. Plenty of trains connect it to major destinations in the south, north, and west of the country by mail, express, and super-fast trains. The Deccan Queen and Shatabdi Express are fast commuter trains from/to Mumbai, with the traveling time of three-and-a-half hours approximately.
Pune is well connected with many of the major cities in Maharashtra by state owned bus services. Private luxury deluxe buses are operated from Pune to many cities in India, including Goa, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. Regular frequent bus services are connecting Pune with Mumbai, nearly a distance of 200 kilometers.
Most people traveling to Pune from Mumbai, Nasik or Aurangabad, prefer to do so by road, as the distance between Mumbai and Pune is 170 kilometers, Nashik to Pune 209 kilometers, and Aurangabad to Pune is 230 kilometers. The roads are well maintained, with conveniently located motels and service stations en-route.
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