Vana is located in Dehradun, India, 1 hour 15 minute drive from Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport. We recommend that you fly to Dehradun airport and then receive a personal transfer to the retreat. There are multiple daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun, one direct flight from Mumbai and several hopping flights from Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Vana has an ‘enter as equals’ philosophy; it’s a place to leave your material differences and daily stresses aside and retreat within. Time to slow down into a retreat rhythm, and, depending on your own wellness aims, healing retreats can include traditional medicine, complementary therapies, yoga and meditation.
Vana is a peaceful, 20-acre estate, home to lush greenery, plants, birds, monkeys, butterflies and insects, all co-existing together. It’s neutral walls and contemporary design provide little distraction on the your journey within.
Vana Wellness Retreats are entirely authentic and individual in design. ‘Vanavas’ means to take refuge in the forest and those that do are called ‘Vanavasis’. Whether your intention is to overcome a physical ailment or to reconnect with self and gain emotional balance, all enter the retreat as equals. Material gains are left at the door and guests are welcome to wear the supplied retreat attire.
Vana is not defined by an outline of package inclusions; each Vanavasi is cared for individually and a wellness plan curated with you in mind. Committed to the traditional healing methods of India and neighbouring countries, Vana is one of the few places in the world to experience Tibetan Sow Rigpa, a traditional system of medicine with its roots in Ayurveda, Tibetan Buddhism and Chinese medicine.
Vana Wellness Retreat allow you the time to learn about what your body and soul need to thrive. An exploration of physical wellness includes movement sessions, natural healing and defining what cuisine suits your health. Observing your physical and emotional self, you will develop a wiser sense of what’s healthy for you, with lots of new knowledge to take home with you. A healthier you, inside and out!
If you have less time to spare then please take a look at the Vana Ashram Retreat. Alternatively, if you want to take time for personal transformation and have 14+ nights free then Vana Lifestyle will appeal to you.Make an Enquiry
A Retreat Program with yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons, functional fitness, talks, music and more
Arrival and departure wellness consultations
All cuisine including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Private treatments/specialist consultations/sessions based on 2 wellness weights per night per guest
Attire to wear within and outside Vana, footwear, summer and winter accessories
Airport transfers from Dehradun Airport
All taxes included. No service charge or gratuities added. The team does not expect tips as appreciation for their work
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: USD$3710
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: USD$2955
Airport Transfer Time: 1hr 15 minutes from Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport by car
Local Currency: Indian rupee, can pay via credit card within the resort
Best time to go: Any time of year is a good one to retreat. Weather-wise Dehradun has warm summers (up to 36c/97f), cool winters (23c/73f to 5c/41f), balmy springs and rainy monsoons (June-Sept).
Eco conscious: Vana aims to keep its impact as limited as possible, taking from nature as mindfully as possible
Children: Although not child friendly throughout the year, Vana have developed special ‘Young Vanavasi’ programs so please enquire
Tips: Sustained health and a present mind come from personal effort, go to Vana with an open mind and leave with some personal treasures to use in daily life