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Detox With Yoga, Organic Food And Massages At This Gorgeous Spot Only An Hour Away

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    What Makes It Awesome

    If you want to just detox, rejuvenate and throw in some yoga for good measure, Shreyas Retreat will certainly not disappoint. Plus, a new spa with Ayurveda and ‘Western’ massages. Just outside Bangalore city limits, the resort promotes the authentic and spiritual traditions of yoga, but without the austerity of an ashram. Cottages look rustic but are as luxurious as they get. Think canvas tents with fluffy mattresses, mood lighting lamps, wooden lounging furniture, and an open-air bathroom. Or pick the poolside rooms for a traditional hotel feel.

    Yoga sessions begin at 6 am sometimes earlier but they have various options, so pick a style and time which suits you best. Our favourite is the Ashtanga Vinyasa segment one which happens in the open air – perfect to get into the zen zone. Hatha Yoga is another option and takes place inside a yoga studio. What’s great about the teachers is that they give you special attention even in a group session. So expect to be prodded in the right direction, or helped with an asana so you do things the right way. 

    During the day, head over to their rather massive organic veggie patch to get your hands dirty. Picking, plucking, sowing, and generally helping the pros will leave you both fulfilled, useful, and hungry! Or skip across to the spa centre — Anaha. Built below ground level, the massive building not only has space for yoga but has eight spacious rooms for massages — four for Ayurvedic treatments and four which offer Balinese, Swedish and Thai massages. They have various packages for you to choose from ranging from Yoga Retreat to Detox Package.

    Pro-Tip

    It’s an organic and vegetarian affair here, but in no way is it limiting. In fact, you’ll be surprised as to how delicious Indian, European, Mexican and Oriental food can taste with fresh ingredients. They even have cooking classes if you fancy learning.