Shreyas, a sprawling 25-acre retreat on the outskirts of Bangalore, India offers guests a private and tranquil haven to pamper, nourish and recharge themselves. Shreyas looks to combine fine living with a spiritual touch, where guests can immerse themselves within the wisdom of the timeless spiritual tradition of Yoga and Vedanta. Situated in stunning gardens and with an organic herb and vegetable garden where everyone is welcome to come and help out. Recognised as One of the Finest Yoga Retreats in the World, Shreyas is elegantly designed luxurious retreat on a par with some of the more exclusive small retreats in the world. Shreyas prides itself on its service, which is an attempt to apply the eternal Vedic instruction – Athiti Devo Bhava – or ‘treat thy guest as an embodiment of the Divine’. Shreyas is a member of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of the finest hotels worldwide.
You can get to Shreyas Retreat by air. Regular flights to Bangalore are available from Europe, South-east Asia, Australia and other countries, as well as, all major Indian cities. Bengaluru International Airport is 45 minutes away from Shreyas and is a beautiful drive through the countryside. The new route completely bypasses Bangalore city and the busy traffic junctions. Shreyas is 35kms northwest of Bangalore city. If you’re travelling by road, places such as Mysore, Belur, Halebid, Hampi, Bangalore would roughly be a 35km from the city centre. If you travel by train to Bangalore, this will be followed by a 1-hour drive going to Shreyas. The Shreyas retreat centre is also happy to arrange station, airport and city transfers.
This retreat offers a peaceful sanctuary for guests who seek quiet and serenity. If you feel blessed with abundance and wish to share your love and time with those who will appreciate it, then feel the immense joy that arises from the simple acts of giving and sharing in a community.
Allow yourself to commune with nature and at the same time nurture selflessness. Prepare a nutritious Indian meal for the children at the local school or orphanage.
Enjoy yoga classes in the open air yoga pavilion, meditation exercises, sound meditation sessions, rejuvenating massages and refreshing scrubs, gourmet organic vegetarian meals and time and space to discover yourself.
Enjoy the opportunity to volunteer in the three acre organic vegetable and herb gardens. Give back to yourself whilst giving to others on this very special retreat experienced in the heart of India.
Standard inclusions are your accommodation, wellness consultation on arrival, gourmet vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), twice daily group yoga sessions and daily group chanting or sound meditation session,.
This retreat package includes -
3 community exercises that involve cooking, serving & teaching or interaction with a group of Children at nearby Village Schools / Orphanage
walking tour of the villages with an introduction to village culture, living and traditions
a visit to the nearby temples
3 cooking classes
3 rejuvenation massages
local traditions and customs, such as sari draping, making of garlands, coconut palm leaf mats, rangoli drawing, making and applying henna etc.
daily Nature based activities in organic vegetable garden and nursery, and round trip airport transfers.