Vana, Malsi Estate, a new wellness retreat situated in Dehradun, India, one of the most spiritually rich regions in the world, announces the opening of its Ayurvedic Center. One of the most significant offerings at Vana, Ayurveda is India’s traditional form of medicine—a science, a philosophy, and an art form.
Overlooking a cluster of Sal forest, the Ayurveda Center sits on a unique location at the Retreat, establishing itself as a key part of the offering at Vana, Malsi Estate. Designed with “Vastu”and Ayurveda principles in mind, the Ayurveda Center has a separate floor for male and female guests, linked by a common lobby and two consultation rooms. A small courtyard in the center allows in natural light, while the water-body in its center is where the black granite statue of Lord Dhanvantari sits, hand chiseled in Konark.
At the Center, Ayurveda is offered in its most complete and pure form under the guidance of Ayurvedacharya, specialists and therapists. The treatments are completely authentic, and all products used are selected for their therapeutic value. Ayurveda therapies can work towards specific retreat objectives including detox, de-stress, weight management and beauty or an overall improvement in physical health and lifestyle. Treatments are customized on the basis of one’s age, gender, physical strength, psychological disposition, digestive power, place of domicile, eating habits, lifestyle, and health concerns. Vana’s repertoire of Ayurveda treatments includes purvakarma treatments such as Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and others, the full range of Anuvasana and Niruha Vasti, and Swedana treatments such as Choorna Swedana, Upanaha Swedana and more.
Ayurveda therapies can work towards specific retreat objectives including detox, de-stress, weight management and beauty or an overall improvement in physical health and lifestyle. Treatments are customized on the basis of one’s age, gender, physical strength, psychological disposition, digestive power, place of domicile, eating habits, lifestyle, and health concerns.
The Ayurveda Center consists of 12 treatment rooms, each has its own bathroom, as well as a smaller room that has either a basti bed, a tub for herbal baths (Avagaha Swedana) or a steam chamber for herbal steam (Vashpa Swedana). Both male and female floors have their own relaxation rooms and preparation for male and female Panchakarma therapists.
The Ayurveda Panchakarma program is one of the most profound experiences at Vana, lasting 14 or 21 nights with careful handholding and attention given to the guest, be it the temperature in their room or the right cuisine. Ayurveda Panchakarma allows one to reach the root cause of imbalance in the body and cleanse, repair and revitalize, thus restoring equilibrium. This is done through a series of Ayurveda therapies, Ayurveda supplements, cuisine that suits your body type and program, gentle yoga and meditation where appropriate, a prescribed daily routine and regular consultations with our Ayurveda specialists.
Ayurveda Panchakarma allows one to reach the root cause of imbalance in the body and cleanse, repair and revitalize, thus restoring equilibrium.
The program includes various phases of Purvakarma, Pradhanakarma, and Paschatakarma. A 14-night Panchakarma includes treatments such as Abhyanga, Swedana, Nasya, mild Virechana and Vasti, with two days of Samsarjana Karma. A 21-night Panchakarma includes the above, as well as Snehapana (internal oleation) and a longer period of Vasti treatments.
Ayurveda is also offered to achieve other retreat objectives that a guest might choose, and complemented with treatments from Tibetan Healing, Yoga, Aqua, and Natural Healing, but always at the discretion of the Ayurveda team, and only if it is in the guest‟s benefit. The Ayurveda offering at the Retreat is led by Dr Avilochan Singh, a fourth-generation Ayurvedacharya with nearly 15 years of experience practicing Ayurveda. He leads a team of practitioners to ensure that Vana represents the quintessential 100 percent post consumer recycle waste Ayurvedic Vaidya tradition.
Effective 1st September 2014, Vana will have a minimum 5-night stay, which ultimately allows guests to derive genuine benefit from their retreat. vanaretreats.com
Here’s a link to our story on Vana Retreats’ Founder Veer Singh: insidersguidetospas.com/insiders/ultimate-well-being/