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14 Days Yoga Wellness Holiday 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, we aim 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 & 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 our magnificent royal and presidential suites, with pantry and attendant room. Our 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 3 people per room.

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 3rd among the world's top 10 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 in 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.

  • Healthy vegetarian meals
  • 85 diverse treatments and therapies
  • Common yoga, recreational and swimming pool facilities.
  • Herbal drinks and dietary advice
  • Taxes and service charge
  • 14 day accommodation


Everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. Its 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. 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 sage's 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 with us you will feel you are completely renewed. Yoga is particularly important todays life to prevent and cure diseases - the so-called psychosomatic diseases - the cause of which is mainly from the mind. In todays 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:


Deep tissue massages

Yoga and a specially designed weight loss diet

14 days accommodation


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)

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 us 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 the 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:






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.

We 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:


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/douches, packs, compresses and immersions to name a few.

Among the many therapeutic effects of hydrotherapy we 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 getting ready
  • 07:30-08:30: Yoga session of surya namaskars and yogasanas
  • 08:30-09:00: Breakfast
  • 09:30-13:00: Treatment sessions.
  • 13:00-14:00: Personalized lunch
  • 14:00-15:00: Spare time to relax
  • 15:00-17:30: Treatments sessions
  • 16:30-17:15: Breathing, meditation and relaxation.
  • 17:30-19:30: Spare time to relax
  • 19:30-20:30: Dinner

Driving directions

From the airport

Proceed to Marathahalli and 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.

From Old Madras road/Krishnarajapuram road

When you reach Krishnarajapuram 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.

Airport transfers

Transfer from and to airport on request.

Transfers complimentary for the presidential suite.


  • You will require a valid Visa in order to enter Indian territory. Please make sure your travel documents are valid for your desired travel dates.

What to bring

  • Walking shoes and comfortable clothing for yoga.
  • Any favorite calming music with a walkman-CD or a portable music player. We have a range of uplifting Indian classical music CD's available.
  • Appropriate converter for Indian current (240 V) for your electronic items.
  • Warm clothing for the months of November to February.

Additional information

  • For more information you can contact Soukya Holistic Health Centre who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Dr. Issac Mathai: Chairman, Managing & Medical Director

Dr. Mathai hails from a family with a tradition of Homeopathic practice spanning four decades. He graduated from the A.N.S.S. Medical College - Kerala, India and took his M.D. (Homeopathy) from the Hahnemann Post-Graduate Institute of Homeopathy, London. Following this he took his M.R.C.H. (London) and joined as a physician at Europe's first and largest holistic health care clinic for over 10 years.

He studied Chinese pulse diagnosis and acupuncture at the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. He also participated in the Mind-Body Medicine training program at the Harvard Medical School in Cambridge USA. Dr. Mathai has rich experience in treating all sections of society around the world, having practiced holistic medicine for over 20 years. He has addressed several conferences worldwide on holistic health and he is on the board of various medical centers and associations in India, USA and Europe.

Mrs. Suja Issac

Graduated with a B.Sc. in Home Science. Mrs. Issac went on to do her M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Foods and Nutrition at the Women's Christian College, Madras University. She was a lecturer at the Women's Christian College, Chennai and the Mount Carmel College, Bangalore where she taught foods and nutrition and related subjects. She helped set up the Wellness Clinic in Bangalore which was the pilot project of Soukya.

Homeopathy team

Dr. Sudha BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery) Director. Dr. Sudha started her career as a Lecturer in the Government Homeopathic Medical College where she worked for a period of 6 years. She has been working for 23 years under the guidance of Dr. Issac Mathai. Presently she is the director of Soukya.

Dr. Sheeba Santhosh, BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery) MD (Hom), senior physician. She has over 12 years of experience and has been with Soukya since 2005.

Homeopathic research team

  • Dr. Rema Devi, BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), Physician. Dr Rema Devi has experience of over 12 years and has been with Soukya since 2010
  • Dr. Zaheedunnisa, BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), Physician. She has 4 years of experience and has been with Soukya since 2010.

Ayurveda team

Dr. M. Narayanan Namboodri, BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) Ayurvedic physician. Received qualification from the Coimbatore Ayurveda College and graduated first of his class. He has over 18 years of experience, and has been working with Soukya since 2012.

Dr. Sateesh Ranjanagi, BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) Ayurvedic physician. Received qualification from the KPSVS Ayurvedic Medical College in Raichur and finished an additional course in Cardiac and Emergency Cases from Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bangalore. He has over 4 years of experience, and has been working with Soukya since 2008.

Dr. Soumya Ranjanagi, BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) Ayurvedic physician. Received qualification from the KPSVS Ayurvedic Medical College in Raichur and finished an additional course in Cardiac and Emergency Cases from Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, in Bangalore. She has over 4 years of experience. She has been working with Soukya since 2008.

Naturopathy team

Dr. Shubha R, BNYS (Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences) she graduated from SDM college of Naturopathy and Yogic sciences in 1996. She was awarded the gold medal for academic excellence by the Mangalore University. She has over 16 years of experience. She has been with Soukya since 2001.

Dr. Aswathy Baburajan (Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences) Graduated from the SRK College of Naturopathy and Yogic Science, Kanyakumari. She has been working with Soukya since 2011.

Dr. Manjunath R.M. (Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences) He graduated from the SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Science, Dharmasthala. He has been working with Soukya since 2012.

  • Laboratory reports
  • Consultation with Dr. Mathai or visiting consultants
  • Additional or optional therapies
  • Medicines and supplements
  • Internet service

We serve ovo-vegetarian Indian food with a few options for a western breakfast. Our delicious food is low fat, low salt and low spice. Many of the fruits and vegetables we serve come from our own organic gardens and orchards.

You can either try your hand at gardening, have a relaxing walk through our 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.

  • Activities
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Services
  • Internet access
For information about the booking conditions, please send Soukya Holistic Health Centre an inquiry.
  • 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 Auckland, 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 Abu Dhabi, 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 London, 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 Paris, 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 Riyadh, 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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  • Review by Mr. Deepak Singhal from Africa
    10 out of 10

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

    January 2014. Soukya Holistic Health Centre website, edited

  • Review by Dr. Sushil Chandra from Britain
    10 out of 10

    " 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 Bangalore, India
    10 out of 10

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

    January 2014. Soukya Holistic Health Centre website, edited

Bangalore, India

Soukya Holistic Health Centre is a unique sanctuary that will help you restore the natural balance of your mind, body and spirit.

from US$9,582

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