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Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance, Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate – discovered through the union of body, mind and soul.
It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences.
Ayurveda at Ananda
At Ananda, Ayurveda forms an intrinsic part of the wellness regime for the guests. From massages and specialized diet programme to fulfill personal goals to the more rigorous transformations in lifestyle, the Ayurveda experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual’s desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize.
With qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists to administer treatments ranging from therapeutic massages to more rigorous modes of toxic elimination, the Ayurvedic therapies at Ananda are strongly rooted in ancient traditions, while keeping in mind contemporary preferences and comforts.
Be it a carefully monitored Ayurveda meal or a traditional massage, your body and spirit undergo a holistic metamorphosis, in the most pristine Himalayan environment, traditionally believed to be the fountainhead of Ayurveda.
Ananda Ayurvedic Therapy programmes are prescribed by the physician after a detailed consultation, which specifies daily routines, diet and wellness activities. The consultation focuses on balancing the three bio energetic forces in the human body, namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Yoga & Meditation
Yoga at Ananda is completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of Hatha yoga and adapting it to suit individual needs. It is a disciplined science encompassing all aspects of life in different ways and levels to balance the mind, body and spirit. This helps us to restore perfect health and leads us from consciousness to super consciousness, resulting ultimately in eternal bliss or Sat-Chitt–Ananda which is the aim of Yoga.
Experienced Yoga teachers are trained to understand your personal objectives and goals during your stay at Ananda and beyond. They will then design a specific yoga and meditation program for you to assist you through your journey of life, balancing your being and assisting you to achieve health and well-being.
Yoga at Ananda is completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of Hatha yoga and adapting it to suit individual needs.
Facilities and Activities
Ananda has a whole host of facilities and internal/ external activities available through the day which include:
- 16 station life fitness gymnasium
- Steam/ sauna
- Temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool
- 6 hole golf course
- Vedanta lectures
- Cultural activities
- Cooking classes
- Nature walks
- White water rafting
- Safari’s at Rajaji National Park
- Other excursions – Rishikesh/Haridwar
Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul
Ananda is situated in the town of Narendranagar, a small constituency forming a part of the state of Uttaranchal, close to the cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar.
For more information visit www.anandaspa.com