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.

Young Vanavasi Retreat

12th – 19th August, 2018

Vana is delighted to announce its second Young Vanavasi Retreat this August after the successful first one in June this year. This 7 night retreat may also be attended for 5 nights, 14th – 19th August.

More details to follow soon...

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’.

April - October, 2018

As we build up to our 5th Anniversary in 2019, we’re delighted to announce ‘Vana 5’ – a five-night retreat that introduces you to Vana or lets a Vanavasi return for a quick recharge.

If you can take out the time, we recommend 7, 10, 14 nights or more…but better Vana 5 than nothing!

Vana 5 will be available from May to October, each year, both months inclusive. As an introduction, this year Vana 5 is available from the 1st of April.

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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