SwaSwara goes beyond being a spa in the traditional sense. Neither is it an ashram. SwaSwara is designed for holistic and transformational experiences; a space where the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga embrace you to rejuvenate body and spirit.
Inspired by the first sound of creation, OM, the resort in Gokarana on Om Beach is a perfect setting to enable one to hear the ‘voice of the inner self’.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of healing, is unique in that it addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your well being in an integrated and related way. SwaSwara's therapies are designed around this holistic understanding of life and serve to heal your body, relax your mind and rekindle your soul.For an Ayurvedic Healing holiday, the Ayurveda Rejuvenation program uses traditional Ayurveda principles to de-stress & revitalize from inside out.
On this programme you are introduced to a healthy activities and food habits drawing from Ayurveda to lead & maintain a healthy lifestyle in today’s world. SwaSwara’s Ayurveda Rejuvenation program addresses health issues arising from the rigors of modern lifestyles and is suitable for overall wellness or relief from specific ailments such as arthritic related problems, musculoskeletal problems, back pain, or circulation & sinus related problems. The Ayurvedic treatments undergone in this program include Shirodhara – continuous pouring of warm medicated oil or water on the forehead, Kizhyi massage – massaging the body with cloth pouches filled with medicated herbs or cooked medicinal rice and oils; Dharas – continuous pouring of medicated warm oil or water over the full body and Basti – medicated enemas.
This comprehensive programme of Ayurveda Rejuvenation includes your initial consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor, a dosha-specific diet, therapeutic massages, group yoga and meditation sessions, art therapy, healthy cooking classes, and your accommodation.
Much thought goes into the ingredients and cooking at the SwaSwara kitchen. You'll find no refined sugar, wheat, processed foods, dairy items or conventional additives in any of the meals. SwaSwara instead, offers healthy, gourmet cuisine which includes fresh organic vegetables and fresh sea fish. Its fresh produce comes from their very own organic vegetable farm or in the surrounding local villages. The fish they serve is freshly caught everyday as Swaswara believes that the freshness of the ingredients impact greatly on your health. There will also be herbal teas and fresh fruits made available for you when you get up in the mornings. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to cook with the chefs in order for you to gain the ability to prepare your own healthy meals and improve your food habits. You will be given recipes to try so that you can enjoy these dishes in the comfort of your home. For the retreat, your meals and dishes will be guided by your dosha and special requirements, this will be organised upon your arrival.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT
A healing retreat, SwaSwara is a sanctuary for you to transform yourself. SwaSwara is not only a spa or an ashram, but this is a space for you to evolve your spiritual, mental, and physical self. There is an art studio that caters to those of you who want to learn, explore, or practice your creative side. With the resort's resident artist, you can learn how to express your creative thought by painting, clay modeling, or sculpting. This unique space offers healing in all aspects in order for you to attain balance and harmony within. This retreat is about your rejuvenation and the cuisine, activities and treatments are all designed to attain the best version of you possible.
Situated on the coast of Karwar, Gokarna is a small town in Karnataka, primarily known for two reasons - its beaches and temples. Gokarna can be different things to different people. Every year hordes of tourists visit Gokarna in search of sanctity and salvation on one hand, respite and relaxation on the other. The out-of-town beaches are a curious contrast to the life inside the town. Palm clad beaches are dotted with foreign tourists in majority and very few Indians are seen across. Gokarna is not very conventionally touristy. The beaches are meant for a slow, relaxed holiday and everything on the beach goes at the same relaxed pace. Full of coconut and palm trees, the ocean and clean sands, Gokarna is a "one of its kind place" in the country.
The nearest airport is at Dabolim, Goa. Ankola (20km away) is the nearest railway station for most trains but certain trains like the Matsyagandha Express halt at Gokarna itself. Bus services are also available from Bangalore and Goa.