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Bangalore holds its title as the Garden City of India. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is home for many, different green spaces catering to the people who are in need of a tranquil space in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan city. 

Just on the outskirts of Bangalore, Shreyas Yoga 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, Shreyas Joy of Giving Retreat allows you to 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. Feed the children of a local school or orphanage and get to prepare a nutritious Indian meal for the children. You will also get an opportunity to volunteer in Shreyas’ three acre organic vegetable and herb gardens. Of course, a stay at Shreyas is incomplete without the activities that quintessentially define Shreyas – the 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. Give back to yourself whilst giving to others on this very special retreat experienced in the heart of India.

Standard inclusions are your accommodations, wellness consultation on arrival, gourmet vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), twice daily group yoga sessions, daily once group chanting or sound meditation session, and use of all recreational facilities.

The retreat package includes 3 community exercises that involve cooking, serving & teaching or interaction with a group of Children at nearby Village Schools / Orphanage, 1 walking tour of the villages with an introduction to village culture, living and traditions. Followed by a visit to the nearby temples, 3 cooking classes on traditional Vegetarian Cuisine or requested Shreyas favorites, 3 rejuvenation massages per person, sessions on learning 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.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air-Con Room
  • Excursion
  • All Meals
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Facilities Access
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
Venue   Shreyas Retreat

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.

Accommodations

Food

Shreyas serves gourmet vegetarian cuisine that comprises Indian, Continental, Mexican and Oriental dishes. There is one dining room where guests are encouraged to dine together. On warm nights dinner is often served al fresco in the garden, and guests have a choice to join a larger group or dine on their own. Lunch and dinner tends to be table d’hote, although occasionally they organise buffets. As much as possible ingredients are grown or produced on the premises. The menus are carefully planned to fit in with the overall wellness programmes. All meals are included in the nightly room rate. Special dietary requests such as wheat-free, dairy free, low-calorie, vegan, etc are accommodated on request.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

Combining a yoga retreat with self less service makes for a truly wonderful and rewarding adventure. In the heart of India, embrace the opportunity to connect with the local community with Shreyas Retreat and their 'Joy of Giving' program. Meet local children, participate in the garden and still enjoy all the great perks that this space offers- daily yoga, meditation, pool, spa, jacuzzi, library, sound healing, gourmet food and lush accommodation. This is a remarkable way to give to both yourself and others.

Kelly Fielding

Yovada Yogini

  Bangalore, India

Bangalore or Begalaru is India’s third largest cities. Once dubbed as the “Garden CIty of India”, Bangalore has evolved into a flourishing, cosmopolitan city. Because of its growing working population, Bangalore remains to be a busy city. On the outskirts of Bangalore, Nelamangala town offers visitors a different kind of feel. A town that lies just near to north of Bangalore, Nelamangala features several attractions tourists can surely enjoy.

Nelamangala is famous for several cultural attractions such as their historic, ancient temples one of which is dedicated to Lord Shri laxmi Venkataramana swamy and Garuda. It is worshiped as the main deity as well as the procession deity. Nelamangala is also the place where you can find the oldest Temples of Lord Shiva, the Mahalingeshwara Temple and the Mukthanatheshwara Temple. All these temples are in the style of cholas. Nelamangala also has the busiest street called adepete. Here you will discover that it is the only marketplace for all food products.

You can get into Bangalore through the KempeGowda International Airport located in Devanahalli. International flights are available via Air India, IndiGo, AirAsia and many more. The airport hosts to 10 domestic airlines and 21 international airlines connecting the city to about 50 destinations across India and the rest of the world. Bangalore also has two major railway terminals. The Bangalore City railway station is situated in the heart of the city. Most trains, both local and long-distance, arrive and depart from here. The other terminal is Yeshwantpur Junction located on Tumkur Road. Travelling from Mumbai to Bangalore by train takes a long time that’s why air travel is recommended. You can also go by bus. Both government and private buses run services to major cities like Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirupati and Hyderabad. Buses can be a normal luxury bus, a Volvo A/C bus or a sleeper bus for night travel.

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