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14 Days Wellness and Yoga Retreat in Bangalore

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Wellness

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

Yoga

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.

Kriyas

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

Meditation

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

Relaxation

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.

Hydrotherapy

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.