In-Residence: Terry Liew

9th – 25th April, 2019

It was his own back injury that had led Terry to pursue this path. He found that the Shiatsu methods were the most effective in resolving his back pain and stiffness than many other disciplines he had tried. Soon after, he left his successful career as a Financial analyst, to learn and practise Anma, the ancient form of Shiatsu and to spread its healing and benefits to many.

Schedule for Young Vanavasi Retreats 2019

May 21st to 26th
(Tuesday to Sunday)
June 18th to 23rd
(Tuesday to Sunday)
July 17th to 22nd
(Wednesday to Monday)
August 13th to 18th
(Tuesday to Sunday)

*One may also choose to arrive one night prior and depart one night after.

Ode to the Guru

1st – 6th May, 2019

An Ode to the Guru, is a musical homage to our spiritual traditions and Gurus. Each day, we will host devotional music performances or sessions with classical and folk artists, and spiritual practitioners, across musical genres and spiritual traditions.

Silent Retreat
Jamyang Choden, Rigzin Wangmo

8th – 13th May, 2019

A Silent retreat is a unique opportunity where daily routine, guidelines, and the practice of meditation together offer a space of simplicity and clarity…rarely experienced in our ordinary lives. This is a special opportunity to explore and understand our own minds and the world around us without pressure or distraction.

A search for equilibrium, learning and the inner journey are at the heart of Vana. We are a refuge for all beings and are beyond conventional definitions. Vana means forest and those that take abode within it are Vanavasis.

The Retreat

It does take a day or two to discover Vana fully, even more to find its hidden nooks, which are best discovered unintentionally and at the right time. You will find places both inside and outdoors to sit and contemplate and to meditate. And others to meet Vanavasis and spend time together. Both time on your own and being with others is vital for one’s retreat. There are also spaces to read and a wonderful collection of books, comics and movies spread across more than one library. Music is an essential part of Vana’s life; you will enjoy many quiet performances and the occasional vibrant one during your time here. The flute is usually played as an offering to nature, regardless of whether anyone is present. Pujas or prayers are often held, for the health, wellbeing and prosperity of all, as well as to pay homage to our Gurus and Gods. Know more...

Retreat Types

VANA ASHRAM
Immersion in Vana’s Retreat Program

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VANA ASHRAM

Feel at home at Vana, consider it your refuge. While you rest your mind and body, find ways to just be. Enjoy Vana’s stillness and silence. Benefit from our repertoire of wellness traditions and participate in group sessions. Enjoy nature, music and meditating. Learn and assimilate. Encounter, discover and engage in ways that you may not experience back home. Live life fully and mindfully at Vana.

Minimum 5 nights. One wellness weight per night.

Room Type For One For Two For Three
Garden / Forest Room 30,000 45,000 60,000
Forest / Bodhi Suite 55,000 70,000
Esteva Suite 70,000 85,000
Vana Suite 100,000 115,000

Retreat prices all encompassing activities from our RP, arrival and departure consultation, all major meals with afternoon tea, Private sessions upto 1 WW, attire, airport transfer and all taxes.

VANA WELLNESS
Explore Vana’s Wellness Offerings

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VANA WELLNESS

Focus on particular objectives for your physical health while also working on your mind and emotions. Learn about your body, take back skills and tools to keep it well. Explore all the aspects of your physical wellness from movement and internal systems to natural healing and remedies. Discover the right cuisine for you. Become aware of your surroundings, your food, your treatments and activities. Observe how your body and mind respond to them and develop a wiser sense of discernment. Find health from inside‐out and outside‐in.

Minimum 7 nights. Two wellness weights per night.

Room Type For One For Two For Three
Garden / Forest Room 37,000 59,000 81,000
Forest / Bodhi Suite 62,000 84,000
Esteva Suite 77,000 99,000
Vana Suite 107,000 129,000

Retreat prices all encompassing activities from our RP, arrival and departure consultation, all major meals with afternoon tea, Private sessions upto 1 WW, attire, airport transfer and all taxes.

VANA LIFESTYLE
Embark on a journey for greater wellbeing

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VANA LIFESTYLE

Take time to settle in at Vana, discover it and yourself fully. Explore each of our pillars of wisdom, wellness, learning and giving. Work with physical concerns, the mind and spiritual wisdom equally. Surrender to Vana, craft a new inner and outer journey. Work on your awareness and sense of connectedness, through nature and meditation. Engage with our experts and learn from their abilities. Work on transformation at a deep physical level, through treatments, sessions, special diet plans and by learning to make informed choices. Be transformed, take Vana home with you and stay on the Vana journey.

Minimum 14 nights. Three wellness weights per night.

Room Type For One For Two For Three
Garden / Forest Room 44,000 73,000 102,000
Forest / Bodhi Suite 69,000 98,000
Esteva Suite 84,000 113,000
Vana Suite 114,000 143,000

Retreat prices all encompassing activities from our RP, arrival and departure consultation, all major meals with afternoon tea, Private sessions upto 1 WW, attire, airport transfer and all taxes.

Retreat Programming

Between the months of May to October, Vanavasis may choose from a variety of carefully curated retreats and programming at Vana, usually 5 days and for participation in their entirety. Most if not all these programs will allow time for Vanavasis to have their usual wellness treatments. Some might require prior sign-up.

Retreat Calendar

Our Retreat Calendar is an overview of everything happening at Vana. This includes all performances, festivities, prayers, as well as everything in the ‘Retreat Programming Schedule’ plus those experts and accomplished people confirmed to be In-Residence at Vana.

4th - 24th March, 2019

In Residence: Dr Myung Soo Kim

A veteran Qi gong master and Tai chi practitioner from Korea

Vasanta
18th - 24th March, 2019

In Residence: Florence Koh

A business person, a mother and grandmother, and a practicing Buddhist

Vasanta
20th March, 2019

Holi Bonfire

Vasanta
21th March, 2019

Holi Celebrations

Vasanta
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