In-Residence: Dr Myung Soo Kim
November 1st – 30th, 2019

Dr Kim, a veteran Qi gong master and Tai chi practitioner from Korea, will be in residence at Vana for the third time, from November 1st – 30th, 2019. Know more…

Ode to the Guru
May 1st – 6th, 2019

‘Ode to the Guru’ is a specially curated retreat, as our homage to the masters of wisdom, the people of charisma and weighty words. In India, across our diverse geographies and ethnicities, the Guru is celebrated in literature and song. More than just a teacher, the Guru dispels the darkness and shows us the light.
Each day of this retreat will be dedicated to a genre of traditional musical form, inspired by Guru-Shishya (Teacher-Disciple) tradition, including Sufism, Kabir Folk, Dhrupada, Gurbani, Tibetan Chants, Bhajans. Know more…

Silent Retreat
May 8th – 13th, 2019

Adding the term as well as the action ‘silent’ to the retreat, thereby “silent retreat” = cutting through our habitual pattern of indulging in entertaining ourselves and apply antidote by trying to apply mindfulness to our thoughts and actions by speaking only when necessary, refraining from socialising or obvious entertainment. Or in other words, trying not be distracted all the time. Know more…