Inner Journey through Pottery and Ceramics by Sanjay Gupta

25th - 29th July and
22nd - 26th August, 2018

The art of pottery is believed to be therapeutic and relaxing. While spinning clay, your mind and body are in natural synergy, wrapped around your creative thoughts and emotions.

Vanapurna Retreat – A Specialist Retreat on Vana Cuisine

28th August – 2nd September, 2018

The second Specialist Retreat on Vana Cuisine will begin with an evening social of interactions. The Retreat days will be structured around two practical sessions each day including topics like cuisine for Ayurveda, home remedies, local and seasonal cooking, apothecary, mixology and more...

Retreat Residency:
Dr John Brazier

24th September – 8th October, 2018

Functional enhancement and recovery specialist, Dr John Brazier will be back at Vana from 24th September to 8th October, 2018.

His treatments have been proven effective in diagnosing faults, imbalances and compromises, looking for and treating the reason ‘why’ instead of the ‘what’.

Kintsugi Workshop by Tomomi Kamoshita

22nd – 29th November, 2018

After having Tomomi Kamoshita lead extremely successful Kintsugi sessions in April this year, we are happy to announce that Tomomi will be back at Vana and lead Kintsugi sessions from 22nd to 29th November, 2018.

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.

Life at Vana

We believe that everything contributes to one’s wellbeing. Architecture, nature, design, music, art, cuisine; simply being at Vana brings about a sense of well being.

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...

Vana As A Canvas

The year 2017 saw three firsts for Vana; our first Short Retreat, our first Vana School and our first Vana Foundation Workshop. Know more...

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