SILENT RETREAT IN INDIA
BAGALORE , INDIA
OCT-MAR , various dates
This 7-night Mouna Retreat (‘Mouna’ means ‘time spent in silence’), was designed to help you to step back, introspect, calm the mind and possibly realign and re-prioritize your goals in life.Silence is not just absence of speech but also the quietening of mental activity. Periods of silence guide us on the path of self-discovery and self analysis, revealing avenues of change that we have not been able to identify or even realize in the bustle and noise of everyday life. Besides the psychological, there are physical health benefits of being still, quieting the mind and eliminating noise. Silent retreats help guests suffering from insomnia, high blood pressure, stress, burn out and the consequences of the maladies of modern day life like irregular, unhealthy meals and lack of exercise.
As part of the retreat you can use of all recreational facilities –Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Steam, Gym, Cricket nets.
We have 2 types of accommodations:
The 3 Poolside cottages overlook the signature Antique-Pillared entrance – open your door and step out to an infinity pool surrounded by flowering frangipani trees, an outdoor heated Jacuzzi and the central courtyard of the retreat.
All cottages have ensuite bathrooms. The Poolside cottages have King-size beds (twin bed-configuration not available).
The cottages are suitable for 2 adults. 2 children under the age of 8 can be accommodated free of charge (a mattress is provided).
The Poolside cottages are wheelchair-accessible.
The Garden ‘tented’ Cottages
With a canopied roof, are spaciously scattered across the property are surrounded by lush vistas of greenery. The Garden cottages have en-suite bathrooms that open onto private walled courtyards. All cottages have a verandah in the front. Feel one with nature as you hear the sound of birds and the rustle of the coconut trees, or watch the stars as you shower. These one bedroom Garden tented cottage offer twin sharing or double bed configuration.
The cottages are suitable for 2 adults. For guests who are very sensitive to sound or very light sleepers, we recommend the Poolside cottages since the canopied roofs make these cottages less insulated to outdoor sounds.
FOOD AND DINING
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 our 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.
Accommodations8 days/7 nights accomodation in a poolside/garden cottage
Meals3 gourmet vegetarian meals
Yoga2 yoga classes daily
MeditationsDaily group sound, candle and walking meditation classes
Shreyas Retreat, India
Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate
By Air: Flights to Bangalore are available from the US, Europe and from all major Indian cities. The newly opened Bengaluru International Airport is one hour away from Shreyas and is a beautiful drive through the countryside; the road by-passes the Bangalore and its chaotic traffic.
Airlines: Air France, British Airways, Gulf Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysian Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates & Sri Lankan Airlines and others.
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By Road: From Mysore, Belur, Halebid, Hampi, Bangalore. (35km from the city centre)By Train: To Bangalore, followed by a 1 hour drive.Transfers: The retreat is happy to arrange station / airport transfers at additional cost.
Shreyas Retreat is situated on the outskirts of Bangalore near Nelamangala. There are many historical and spiritual sites in the surrounding areas. Trips can also be organized to nearby areas Bellur, Mysore and others.
TERMS + CONDITIONS
Guarantee deposit of 50% of the full stay is charged at the time of booking, balance is payable on arrival.