Shreyas, a Yoga Retreat based in Bangalore, India, offers guests a private haven to pamper, nourish and recharge themselves. At the same time, guests can immerse themselves within the wisdom of the timeless spiritual tradition of Yoga and Vedanta.
Rated as one of the finest yoga retreats in the world, Shreyas is situated just one hour drive from the new Bangalore International Airport. Nestled in a sprawling 25-acre oasis of green, Shreyas is a seamless blend of the modern and the timeless, luxury and simplicity, indulgence and enlightenment. It has been recognized as one of the finest Yoga Retreats in the world. However its beauty lies in providing access to Yoga at all levels of experience. Shreyas is a member of Relais & Chateaux (www.relaischateaux.com), a collection of the finest hotels and restaurants worldwide.
Shreyas enables guests to integrate the manifold facets and benefits of Yoga into their daily lives without the austerity and rigor usually associated with ‘ashrams’. The 25 guests that can be accommodated are lovingly served with unparalleled personalized service and attention to detail.
ACCOMMODATION: Guests have a choice of 3 Poolside, 8 Garden Suite Cottages and one 3 bedroom cottage. The ‘tented’ Garden Cottages, spaciously scattered across the property are surrounded by lush vistas of greenery and have en-suite bathrooms that open onto private walled courtyards. The Poolside cottages overlook the signature Antique-Pillared entrance, Infinity Pool & Jacuzzi and the central courtyard of the retreat.
All rooms and tents are air conditioned, have ISD/STD lines as well as complimentary Broadband Internet connections. Other amenities include electronic safe, hair dryer, tea/coffee machine, bathrobes, slippers and writing desk.
YOGA: Apart from the Yogasana classes, guests can participate in sessions on Pranayama and various meditation techniques for deep relaxation and calmness. There is no dogmatic religion practiced at Shreyas and people of all faiths are welcome.
Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga are practiced at Shreyas. Yoga sessions are customized for guests to suit their level of experience and any physical ailments they may have.
PACKAGES: Shreyas offers a variety of packages and retreats, which are individually customized for each guest according to their preferences and level of experience. They include Wellness for the Soul, Yoga Retreat, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, The Joy of Giving, Weight Management and Silent Retreat, and vary in duration from 3 nights to 21 nights.
CORPORATE OFF SITES: Shreyas offers time-challenged entrepreneurs and busy corporate executives a luxurious home away from home to conduct off-sites. Corporations may rent the entire property and its facilities for their exclusive use, providing an incredible setting for their teams or clients to relax, unwind and work effectively without distraction. Shreyas has a conference room with audio-visual facilities, a state-of-the-art home-theatre with a large projection monitor for screenings and an open-air amphitheatre for team-building exercises.
ACTIVITIES: Shreyas offers diverse and yet complementary activities ranging from Yoga asanas (Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga), meditation, chanting of sacred mantras, deep-relaxation sessions, body and breath awareness classes, volunteerism, community service, cooking classes, corporate social responsibility exercises, farming activities, city excursions and visits to nearby places of interest (Mysore, Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola). All these are perfectly complemented by rejuvenating massages, organic vegetarian cuisine and a no-alcohol policy – all designed to ensure that guests leave us refreshed in body, mind and spirit.
FACILITIES: Infinity Pool, heated outdoor Jacuzzi, Steam, Gymnasium, Spa, Cricket net with professional bowling machine, library, home theater and jogging trail
REJUVANATION SPA: Shreyas offers a range of massages such as Balinese, Thai, Swedish, Aromatherapy and a range of Ayurvedic massage treatments like Shirodhara, Udhwarthanam, Choorna pinda swedam, Abhyanga, Virechnam, etc. A variety of facials and scrubs are also offered, all prepared freshly from natural ingredients that are largely from our organic farm.
• An eco-friendly retreat that promotes responsible tourism
• Completely customizable itineraries
• No rigid time-table or routine – guests are free to spend their time as they choose
• All dietary requirements catered to - vegan, wheat-free, lactose-free, low calorie, etc
• Unique Community Service and Voluntourism exercises where guests can interact with and contribute to the local community (some details attached)
• Organic farm where guests are welcome to work in, planting/ picking the produce and communing with nature
• Easy connectivity from all major international airports and a short 50-minute drive from the airport