International Yoga Day 2024: Offbeat Wellness Retreats For You

Looking for a refreshing pause from your daily grind or a serene sanctuary to unwind? Consider these offbeat wellness retreats for your next rejuvenating escape
Take that much-needed wellness break this year
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Maintaining tranquility and balance has never been more crucial in the fast-paced, hectic modern world we live in. Today, the concept of "wellness" encompasses more than just surface-level benefits, offering to enhance your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, as well as to alleviate stress and rejuvenate your energy. Whether you seek a break from your routine or crave a tranquil space to unwind, these offbeat wellness retreats with a combination of yoga, Ayurveda, and more, are the perfect choice for your next rejuvenating escape.

Soukya, Bangalore

Soukya follows an integrated approach to wellness
Soukya follows an integrated approach to wellness@soukyaholistichealthcentre/Instagram

Visit and discover the marvel of integrative therapy approaches that combine traditional, enduring, and effective wellness systems such as Ayurveda, homeopathy, yoga, and naturopathy, among others, in a unique healing sanctuary. The retreat offers personalised treatment plans and expert-formulated medications tailored to your specific needs and challenges. Soukya offers a wide range of programmes that help cleanse, de-stress, soothe, and revitalize the mind, body, and spirit. Set in a 30-acre organic farm, Soukya grows a lot of its own fruits and vegetables. The food is vegetarian drinking and smoking isn't allowed. The lavish rooms have telephones but no TVs (they have one in the common sitting area) and cell phones aren't allowed in the therapy areas. They offer relaxation and wellness packages as well therapeutic packages for weight loss, smoking cessation etc. We recommend considering a brief visit here if you are in search of holistic healing. More details here.

Address: Soukya International Holistic Health Centre, Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, Bangalore - 560067 India.

Raga Svara, Rajkot

Located in Gujarat's Kasturbadham district (near Rajkot), Raga Svara is a unique destination that combines a wellness retreat, Ayurvedic center, educational institution, and cultural hub for its guests. The modern facility offers luxurious accommodations, healthy cuisine, and expert-led yoga and meditation sessions. Guests can also receive personalised consultations based on in-depth Dashavidha Pariksha and Nadi Pariksha, as well as individualised treatment plans for a tailored wellness experience. Explore Raga's offerings through a variety of wellbeing retreats. For a rejuvenating escape from everyday stress, consider participating in their comprehensive wellbeing programmes, which focus on therapeutic, philosophical, aesthetic, and ecological wellness. More info here.

Address: Kasturbadham, Bhavnagar - Rajkot Rd, Rajkot, Gujarat 360020

Ashiyana, Goa

The vibe is peaceful and cosy
The vibe is peaceful and cosy@ashiyanayoga/Instagram

Named after the Hindi word for 'home', Ashiyana is a tranquil yoga retreat in North Goa, offering a serene escape from the demands of everyday life. The retreat provides a range of customisable programs, including yoga classes, ayurvedic treatments, and artistic workshops such as painting and creative writing. Ashiyana's approach to wellness centres around ancient Ayurvedic therapies, rejuvenating spa treatments, mindful yoga practice, cleansing detoxes, nourishing cuisine, and restful sleep, promising a rejuvenating and stress-relieving experience amidst natural surroundings. Visitors can relish the coastal beauty of Goa while enjoying a leisurely and calming experience. More info here.

Address: Junas Waddo, Mandrem, Goa 403527

Naad Wellness, Haryana

Naad presents a diverse range of handpicked experiences designed to rejuvenate and guide you towards complete well-being. Delve into meticulously customised treatments that foster holistic wellness, drawing from ancient Ayurvedic, yogic, and naturopathic traditions to harmonise your senses and facilitate inner connection. Indulge in exclusively vegetarian meals, complementing a comprehensive detox experience throughout your stay. More info here.

Address: Naad Marg, Ansal Sushant City, Kundli, Sector 62, Sonipat, Haryana

Niramaya Wellness, Kovalam

Yoga by the sea
Yoga by the sea@niraamayawellnessretreats/Instagram

Indulge in a memorable wellness experience at this stunning cliff-side retreat off Kovalam beach. As a Relais & Châteaux property, this Kerala Ayurveda retreat offers traditional Keralite heritage cottages nestled among coconut palms with breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. The ten dedicated Ayurveda rooms provide holistic treatments, while the award-winning Niraamaya spa promises to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. More info here.

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