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14 Days Wellness and Yoga Retreat in Bangalore

  • Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, Bangalore, India

14 Days Wellness and Yoga Retreat in Bangalore

  • Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, Bangalore, India

Yoga Wellness Holiday in Bangalore

Surrounded by lush greenery, lotus ponds and fragrant gardens, Soukya Health Centre is the ultimate relaxation realm. The luxurious treatments that Soukya health center offers combine combining modern medical advancements, ancient medical techniques and complementary therapies used worldwide. Derived from the Sanskrit word 'Soukhyam', which means well-being and a harmonious state of the mind, body and spirit in Sanskrit, Soukya Health Centre aims to guide you through an amazing journey of healing, learning and rejuvenation.


  • Yoga and weight loss diet
  • 30 acre organic eco-friendly farm
  • Swimming pool and outdoor walking track
  • Deep tissue massage and hydrotherapy
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Indoor recreation areas
  • 14 days with instruction
  • English
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Choose your desired room to be your perfect haven: from a superb deluxe room, to one of the magnificent royal and presidential suites, with pantry and attendant room. The suites have a private garden and open-air shower, while deluxe rooms have an attached garden. All rooms are very spacious. Extra beds are also available at an extra cost of 145 USD, with a maximum of three people per room.


Everything you do and every emotion you feel relates toy our well-being. In turn, your well-being directly affects your actions and emotions. It's an ongoing circle, an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.

Therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions. It is a dynamic process of change and growth; a conscious, self-directed process of achieving full potential and complete physical, emotional and mental restoration.

Science of healthy living

In Ayurveda, health is a state of spiritual and physical attainment. It is a medical, metaphysical healing life science; the mother of all healing arts. The practice of Ayurveda is designed to promote human happiness, health and creative growth. It is the science of daily living and this system of knowledge evolved from the sages' practical, philosophical and religious illumination which was rooted in their understanding of the creation.

Ayurveda helps the healthy person to maintain health and the diseased person to regain health. After your stay here, you will feel you are completely renewed. Yoga is particularly important in today's life to prevent and cure diseases - the so-called psychosomatic diseases - the cause of which is mainly the mind. In today's life of stress, yoga acquires an imminent role.

Program highlights

Specially designed to create awareness along with changes in your body and mind, this practical diet program combined with special Ayurvedic weight loss treatments, specific yogic exercises and weight reducing hydrotherapy treatments is individually designed to help lose weight.

The program includes several treatments such as:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Deep tissue massages
  • Yoga and a specially designed weight loss diet
  • 14 days accommodation
  • Auriculotherapy
  • Mud packs


The parts of yoga that are mainly used in therapeutics are the asanas, pranayamas, meditation, kriyas, and relaxation techniques.

  • Brings about a co-ordination of mind and body movements
  • Helps maintain the suppleness and flexibility of the muscles and joints
  • Has a deeper effect on the tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, lymphatics and the nerves
  • Improves memory, concentration and intelligence through pranayamas and meditation
  • Helps us have a positive attitude and lighter approach to life
  • Helps regulate digestion, respiratory rate and heart rate
  • Improves the sharpness of the senses

Suryanamaskar (sun salute)

This is a set of 12 postures designed to exercise each and every muscle group and joints in the body. It strengthens and stretches the entire body. Specific breathing is indispensable while performing the sequence. The movements and breathing are in perfect rhythm as in a dance sequence.

Bow asanas

These are the physical postures in yoga. Asanas help you in culturing the body entirely, focusing on the different muscle groups, joints, tendons ligaments and the soft tissues, apart from the nerves and blood vessels. Asanas also bring about a co-ordination of the mind with the body as there is total awareness to each and every slight body movement along with focus on breathing.

Breathing exercises

There is a set of asanas designed for improving breath. Here each movement is followed closely with inhalation and exhalation. Care is taken to expand the lungs and relax the muscles assisting breathing and thereby improving the lung capacity.


These are the purificatory techniques in yoga, mainly cleansing of the nostrils, sinuses, eyes, digestive system and the excretory system through very simple means. Kriyas also help strengthen the nerves, sharpen the memory and strengthen the glands as well as purify them. Different methods include:

  • Jalaneti
  • Sutraneti
  • Vamanadhouthi
  • Sankhaprakshalana


It is a continuous concentration of the mind on an object, sound or thought. This is the state where the person forgets ones physical self and focuses ones entire energy on the object of meditation which helps attain a blissful state and reach ones innermost potential.

You will use several meditation techniques like:

  • Soukya transformation to create positivity and release negativity
  • Chakra meditation, to energize
  • Om meditation
  • Breath meditation


Various techniques to focus on our body and breathing, and realizing the lightness and freshness in our body and mind. It involves suggesting the different parts of our body to relax by focusing fully on that region and sending positive suggestions. The various techniques are:

  • Shavasana
  • Deep relaxation techniques
  • Instant relaxation techniques

Yoga Nidra

This is yogic sleep. Through this technique one attains the benefits of sleep without actually falling asleep. The mind and body is taken is taken to a state as in sleep through continuous suggestions and focus.

Tai chi

A gentle martial art that involves a combination of meditation and flowing exercises to help improve the health of the body and mind. With regular practice it can relieve stress and improve metabolism and the immune system.


This uses the therapeutic properties of water. This medium was made use in therapeutics hundreds of years ago. Water has great healing properties and exhibits different properties at different temperatures. The temperature of the water for any treatment depends on the effect desired.

Water is used internally and externally in all its forms - steam, liquid or ice, to cleanse and restore health. It is used in the form of baths, jets or douches, packs, compresses and immersions to name a few.

Among the many therapeutic effects of hydrotherapy, you will find that:

  • Helps maintain hydration of the body
  • Nourishes and improves many skin conditions
  • Helps in proper secretion of body fluids and maintenance of ph.
  • Aids digestion and prevents constipation
  • Maintains the flexibility of joints
  • Helps in detoxification

Daily schedule

A typical day at Soukya will be as follows:

06:00 Wake up and get ready

07:30 Yoga session of surya namaskars and yogasanas

08:30 Breakfast

09:30 Treatment sessions

13:00 Personalized lunch

14:00 Spare time to relax

15:00 Treatments sessions

16:30 Breathing, meditation and relaxation.

17:30 Spare time to relax

19:30 Dinner

Officially called Bengaluru, Bengalore is also known as the "Garden City of India" because of its gentle climate, broad streets, greenery and the presence of many public parks. In May 2012, Lonely Planet ranked Bangalore third among the world's top ten cities to visit. Bangalore is also home to many vegan-friendly restaurants and vegan activism groups due it which it has been named as India's most vegan-friendly city by PETA India.

Biannual flower shows are held at the Lal Bagh Gardens during the week of Republic day in January 26, and Independence Day on August 15. Bangalore Karaga is one of the most important and oldest festivals of Bangalore dedicated to the Hindu goddess Draupadi, over a period of nine days in the month of March or April. Other popular festivals in Bangalore are Ugadi, Ram Navami, Eid ul-Fitr, Ganesh Chaturthi, St. Mary's feast, Dasara, Deepawali and Christmas.

Bangalore has a wide and varied mix of restaurant types and cuisines and Bangaloreans deem eating out as an intrinsic part of their culture. Roadside vendors, tea stalls, and south Indian, north Indian, Chinese and Western fast food are all very popular in the city. Udupi restaurants are also very popular and serve predominantly vegetarian, regional cuisine.

Soukya Holistic Health Centre serves ovo-vegetarian Indian food with a few options for a Western breakfast. The delicious food is low fat, low salt, and low spice. Many of the fruits and vegetables served come from their own organic gardens and orchards.

You can either try your hand at gardening, have a relaxing walk through the 1.2 mile walking track surrounded by luxurious garden and beautiful flowering trees, have fun playing snooker or table tennis, or simply laze by the swimming pool.

  • 14 day accommodation
  • 85 diverse treatments and therapies
  • Common yoga, recreational and swimming pool facilities
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Healthy vegetarian meals
  • Herbal drinks and dietary advice
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Treatment sessions
  • Additional or optional therapies
  • Consultation with Dr. Mathai or visiting consultants
  • Internet service
  • Laboratory reports
  • Medicines and supplements

Driving directions from the airport

  • Proceed to Marathahalli
  • Proceed straight down to Varthur Lake where the road automatically turns left to Whitefield Town
  • Pass Whitefield Town, and the first junction after it is the Hope Farm Junction where you see the Soukya board, where you turn right
  • When you reach Old Madras road or Krishnarajapuram road, go straight and take the road by the left of the Hanging bridge
  • Go under the bridge and take the road to Whitefield by the left of the flyover
  • Pass the International Technology Park on the right and reach the Hope Farm junction and proceed straight on
  • Once you reach Hope farm junction, go straight till you reach the Soukya - Thirumalashettyhalli bus stop and turn left
  • Turn right onto Soukya Road
  • Pass the Karnataka State Warehouse on the left and within 0.3 mile you will reach the Soukya entrance.
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Mr. Deepak Singhal from Africa

    " Very nice place. Feeling very relaxed and energized. Wish could stay longer. Thank you all. "

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  • Review by Dr. Sushil Chandra from United Kingdom

    " Excellent treatment facility. My best complement is, I plan to come back with my wife "

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  • Review by Mr. A.R. Nirmal Kumar from India

    " The arrangement has been excellent, enjoyed my stay. Substantial relief has been obtained. The Treatment section and Food department needs special mention. "

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  • Review by Lisa from New York
    10 out of 10

    "I was so impressed with my experience at Soukya. Everything is exactly as it should be. The lovely Garden of Eden off the beaten path is absolutely a must for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in restoring their mind, body and soul to the highest levels possible. The grounds are magical. With herbs and veggies planted and blossoming the air was positively delicious! Those same elements are then served up in wonderful ova-vegetarian meals. The rooms are clean, spacious, nicely appointed. They even have private out-door showers! Positively magical taking a shower outside under the shade of a flowering bougainvillea paradise. Yoga in the morning and evening. Exceptional treatments in the afternoon. Doctors who are attentive and expert in their field. Charming guests with whom to socialize. It's truly a magical place. Anyone looking to revitalize and recharge - this is the perfect place to do it!"

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  • Review by Kiwigirl from New Zealand
    9 out of 10

    "We stayed for 6 days to kick start getting a more healthy life style and lose some weight. Our time at Soukya achieved this. My husband lost 3 kg and me 2 kg. The gardens and grounds are beautiful, the food excellent for getting off regular sugar, alcohol, meat, fat etc. Ayuvedic treatments daily at an additional cost along with naturopathic treatments. I would recommend it as a great place to detox. Dr Mathai says annual visits will begin an age reversing process. I would have liked more interaction and discussion with the doctors to understand some of the processes and my reaction to them. It was a unique and special experience that I would recommend."

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  • Review by M Murjana from United Arab Emirates
    6 out of 10

    "The good, I loved the scenery in this retreat, the beautiful and vast trees make you forget everything and enjoy nature. You will also see beautiful birds and nature animals. The service is also very good. The staff very friendly. The rooms are acceptable; needed to change the sofas, there is no television in the room because they want you to have time to meditate instead of watch tv.The not so good, everything in Soukya is chargeable, every single thing (at a much higher rate than other comparable facilities), medications are extremely overpriced compared to the market as well. If you are an international visitor, you are charged in dollars; and you pay much more than Indian nationals. The Yoga isn't given much attention as the other places I visited in India. During my stay I met very few people; which is something others might consider an advantage. Bring lots of mosquito repellent with you.With little changes (that add A LOT to the place) I would consider going back to Soukya for treatment."

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  • Review by Doris K
    10 out of 10

    "I spent 30 days at Soukya from March 16 to April 16, 2015. It is the best decision and investment I have ever made. I sent my medical records ahead and was given a thorough evaluation on arrival. I have a Pacemaker, high blood pressure, and COPD (from many years of smoking), and was overweight and generally tired. Oh, I forgot to mention that I am 87. My goals included losing weight, feeling more energized, and improving my sleep and general health problems. A customized wellness plan was created for me and I began every day with a consultation with my doctor who checked our progress and made changes as needed. Over the thirty days of intensive Treatments and monitoring, I learned to understand the connection between mind and body. Each day began with yoga. My diet was designed to help me lose weight and to establish healthier eating habits. The entire experience was life changing. I lost 15 pounds. I can sleep without taking pills. My blood pressure is improved. I went from being a TV addict to watching none at all. My eating habits are much healthier...lots of fruits and vegetables and no sugar, white flour or greasy fried foods. And, I don't read the news while I am eating! I am so grateful that Soukya exists. There is no place like it anywhere. I hope to return next year for a two week tune-up!"

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  • Review by Toshi from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I spent 10 days at Soukya. The doctors were extremely approachable and took great care to listen to my concerns and come up with a suitable treatment plan. I presented a couple of complaints and each was dealt with care and compassion. Dr Mathai is a wonderful person with great positivity and everybody mirrors his passion and care. All the staff were outstanding and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. Be advised though that this is not a hotel, it is a holistic centre designed to treat the individual."

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  • Review by a traveller from France
    10 out of 10

    "I come to Soukya since ten years and it is always a wonderful experience. This place is so peaceful ...All is done for your health and wellness. The doctors, therapists and all the staff at the restaurant, reception, rooms and gardens take care of you and are smiling. I am so happy to have discovered Soukya and Doctor Mathai who is my best doctor."

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  • Review by R T Regis from Saudi Arabia
    10 out of 10

    "Soukya was my first experience at an ayurvedic health center in May last year, and I will return again in May of this year (2 weeks each time). For rejuvenation, weight loss and age-related detoxification. Soukya is truly a magical experience in every respect: Dr.and Mrs Mathai themselves, the other doctors (in various disciplines), some of whom double as yoga instructors, the therapists, the other devoted staff, and those colorfully toiling in the fields of the organic farm in front of the bungalows. The air is suffused with jasmine and there is constant birdsong. The personalities have all the charm of South India and Kerala. Although socializing among other guests is not encouraged, one soon finds the high quality among fellow guests and many friendships are made. Happiness and intelligence are the order of the day, not materialism - and gratefulness for that comes from an American lawyer stationed in the Middle East. The vegetarian cuisine is not only healthy and light but quite delicious. A life-changing experience! "

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