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.
You will be provided a handbook in which they can write down their thoughts and emotions during your period of silence. You will spend Day 2 - Day 5 (4 days) in silence but will be able to break your silence and speak to the staff when you require something, though this should be kept minimal.
Spending time in solitary contemplation can bring deep-seated emotional, intellectual or spiritual issues to the fore. The trained staff will be there to provide any support required. During the silent retreat you will be carefully looked after so the hosts may modify your diet or introduce certain activities to keep you balanced.
The meals during the retreat are also specially customized and prepared with ingredients that are known to calm the mind and are easy to digest. The ingredients for the meals are freshly hand-picked from the organic vegetable and herb gardens, and all preparations are light and nutritious. According to ayurveda, self-imposed mouna during eating greatly aids digestion and improves overall health.
On Day 6, which marks the end of the 'Mouna' part of the Retreat, you will have an interactive session with the wellness consultants, to discuss any questions and share your experience of the past 4 days. On Day 6 and 7, you are welcome to spend time interacting with guests and partaking in any activities that you choose to.
Standard inclusions are your accommodations, 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 -
2 personalized Pranayama sessions
personalized Trataka (Candle Meditation) session
personalized yoga nidra session
4 rejuvenating massages
and daily walking meditation, nature based exercises, and roundtrip airport transfers.
Please note : Local Taxes 18% and Service Charge 10% Not Included