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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vana?

Vana means ‘forest’ in Sanskrit. It is the word that connects all our initiatives including our retreat, institute, foundation, personal care and ritual products and project that focuses on the revival of traditional Indian farming.

Who is a Vanavasi?

A Vanavasi is someone who strives for a sense of equilibrium and wellbeing that is wholesome, and in harmony with nature. In short, a Vanavasi is any member of the Vana family.

Who is part of the Vana community?

Like-minded individuals are drawn to Vana and its initiatives; although most are above the age of 35, age and cultural background are constantly changing categories for us. We have no ‘target audience’; a nineteen-year-old model and an eighty-year-old retired banker are equally at home here.

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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
Garden/Forest Room 29,000 46,000
Forest/Bodhi Suite 45,000 62,000
Casa (Two-Bedroom/Three-Bedroom) 53,000 70,000
Esteva Suite 53,000 70,000
Vana Suite 83,000 1,00,000

Retreat prices all-encompassing activities from our Retreat Program, arrival and departure consultation, all major meals with afternoon tea, private sessions upto 1 wellness weight, attire, airport transfer. Retreat prices are per night and quoted in Indian rupees. Government taxes as applicable.

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
Garden/Forest Room 35,000 58,000
Forest/Bodhi Suite 51,000 74,000
Casa (Two-Bedroom/Three-Bedroom) 59,000 82,000
Esteva Suite 59,000 82,000
Vana Suite 89,000 1,12,000

Retreat prices all-encompassing activities from our Retreat Program, arrival and departure consultation, all major meals with afternoon tea, private sessions upto 2 wellness weights, attire, airport transfer. Retreat prices are per night and quoted in Indian rupees. Government taxes as applicable.

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
Garden/Forest Room 41,000 70,000
Forest/Bodhi Suite 57,000 86,000
Casa (Two-Bedroom/Three-Bedroom) 65,000 94,000
Esteva Suite 65,000 94,000
Vana Suite 95,000 1,24,000

Retreat prices all-encompassing activities from our Retreat Program, arrival and departure consultation, all major meals with afternoon tea, private sessions upto 3 wellness weights, attire, airport transfer. Retreat prices are per night and quoted in Indian rupees. Government taxes as applicable.

Vanavasis at Vana.

We often get asked what the best time to come to Vana is. Our answer to this question always takes in to account multiple factors, including a person’s naturally preferred season. Over time, we as a team, have grown to find something special in all.
Moreover, for us, the natural takes precedence over the operational: through the year, we always take fewer guests than we have room for, and choose to ‘fix’ the count of our Vanavasis at a number far below actual capacity, so that we can offer each person the best possible experience.

Vanavasis at Vana
Vanavasis at Vana

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.

1st - 15th November, 2019

In Residence – Rowan Sommerville

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12th November, 2019

Flute Offering to the Full Moon 'Purnima'

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19th November, 2019

Lhabab Duchen Celebration

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26th November, 2019

Flute Offering to the New Moon 'Amavasya'

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