Get back to yoga basics with the Ananda Five Night Introductory Programme
Get back to yoga basics or discover how simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can significantly impact on your wellbeing. Providing an introduction to Ayurveda, meditation and yoga – without being overwhelming – Ananda’s newly designed ‘Introduction to Wellness’ programmes combine carefully selected spa therapies to meet specific goals.
There’s also ample time to attend Ananda’s range of complimentary wellness sessions, including yoga, fitness and meditation classes, as well as Vedanta lectures, cookery classes and treks. A wide choice of high-end Ayurvedic treatments such as Shirodhara, Kati Vasti and Choornaswedana are also on offer at the retreats expansive spa.
The five-night programmes are:
Introduction to Yoga – cultivate the ancient discipline of yoga to recharge, enhance clarity of thought and achieve a heightened sense of balance in mind, body and soul.
De-Stress – this programme focuses on a healthy lifestyle which aims to minimise stress, create positive changes and promote synergy in your life.
Active – integrates the best of indoor workouts along with outdoor activities such as personal fitness training, guided outdoor treks, yoga, aqua fitness and therapeutic spa experiences to enhance muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness.
Detox Starter – the perfect introduction to detoxing. The programme gives your digestive system a rest through controlled eating of whole organic foods. Improvement in circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems, filters toxins from the body and nourishes it with essential nutrients
Renew – this programme cleanses the body from within and provides relief from muscle stiffness, rheumatism and arthritis
Those seeking a more intensive experience should book onto one of Ananda’s signature Comprehensive Wellness Programmes.
Fully immersive to achieve transformational results, the programmes feature increased daily therapies, combined with personal sessions of yoga, meditation and fitness depending on the individual’s specific goals. For a more in-depth experience of meditation, Ananda’s newest 7-night Dhyana programme has proved very popular since its launch. You’re guided individually by some of the most experienced meditation and yoga masters to steadily increase self-awareness, intensify focus and completely de-stress.
2018 marks 50 years since the Beatles travelled to Rishikesh – the birthplace of yoga – to practice transcendental meditation at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram. Ananda is located just a short drive from this quaint Himalayan town, which has now become a ‘pilgrimage’ destination for enlightenment. To celebrate the Beatles anniversary, Ananda is offering all those booking its 7-night Dhyana Meditation programme in September 2018, a complimentary day trip to the ‘Beatles Ashram’, as well as a spiritual temple tour around Rishikesh.