Vana was the created by Veer Singh, who sought to invent the world’s most iconic wellness retreat. Since its opening in 2014, Vana Retreats has won numerous prestigious awards and has helped guests to address a variety of wellness needs through a combination of Ayuveda, Traditional Tibetan medicine, yoga, natural therapies, spa, aqua and fitness. Vana offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to nourish the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of well-being, and a visit to Vana is completely enlightening. Read on for the top five reasons you must experience Vana.
1 - Personalised Programme
Vana Malsi Estate offers a Healing Hoidays exclusive personalised programme to assess your needs, perfectly tailoring your stay to address health concerns of which you may not have even been aware. By immersing yourself in Vana, you will be able to purify and improve your lifestyle – in addition to focusing on specific issues such as weight and stress management. Better yet, not only is the entire programme specifically suited to you, the treatments are also customised to your needs, taking your age, gender and other physiological factors into account. These adjustments mean that the treatments and programmes will be more effective than if they were standardised.
2 - Varied Programme Activities
Outside of treatments, guests are encouraged to participate in daily activities to interact and form connections with other guests. You can enjoy performances of classical music and enhance your knowledge of various health topics during a wellness workshop. Culinary classes with produce from the organic garden will teach you how to prepare to Vana recipes, which will be valuable once you return home. If you would like to simply socialise, a communal table is available in the Salana restaurant or you can spend time at the juice bar. Tennis and walking trails will suit more active guests, as will the opportunity to hire a retreat vehicle with driver to explore the nearby surroundings.
3 - Delectable Cuisine
Although the cuisine at Vana is not vegetarian, you can easily follow a vegetarian or vegan diet with multiple options from their creative menus. Plates are made from local, seasonal and organic produce in addition to indigenous plant varieties when possible; and you can rest assured than none of your food has been air-freighted. During your stay, you may select from two restaurants: Salana takes inspiration from a variety of cuisines and adjusts recipes to their wellness principles, and Anayu merges traditional Indian recipes with Ayurvedic principles. If you would like, you can consult with a specialist to craft a personalised diet programme if you feel that self-regulation would be too great of a challenge.
4 - Digital Detox
While at Vana, electronic devices (such as mobile phones, tablets and personal computers) may only be used within guest rooms and photography is not allowed at the retreat to ensure privacy and wellbeing for all. Take it to the next step by going on a complete digital detox to fully experience the warm and welcoming Vana atmosphere. Instead of trawling through your friends’ posts on social media, you can take that time to reflect by quietly meditating or jouranling, so you can remember your thoughts. You can also expand your knowledge by reading one of the informative pieces of literature from the library.
5 - Life-Changing Retreat
A retreat at Vana is an experience like no other. A special aspect of Vana is that all guests are valued equally and the retreat attempts to help all guests shirk their pre-existing labels to live freely in a nurturing environment. Material differences are left at the door, which will enable you to form deeper connections with other retreat-goers and to find harmony during your stay. Because Vana is such a nurturing environment and you have many opportunities to grow, Vana has become known as a life-changing retreat.
In order to book a blissful wellbeing escape at Vana, please contact our Wellness Experts or call on 020 7843 3597.
My only small complaint, which didn't turn out to be a problem in the end, was that I wasn't informed about the fact that we needed at least 6 months ( I think it was) left on our passports after we had already booked and paid. It might have been a complicated situation if it had turned out that we didn't have that amount of time left on the passports."