Shreyas Yoga Retreat represents simple luxury, elegance and a secluded haven of tranquility.
Set in 25-acres of greenery and frangipani gardens, a maximum of 20 guests are lovingly cared for by staff, teachers and therapists, who all practice Yoga as part of their daily lives.
Shreyas endeavours to guide you on your journey of self discovery, by providing a space for reflection & introspection, yogic processes to heal and strengthen the body as well as connect with your inner self, and the opportunity to nourish body, mind and soul.
Shreyas Yoga Retreat offers authentic, personalised Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga to all guests, irrespective of age, experience or faith. Shreyas enables guests to integrate the manifold facets and benefits of Yoga (Meditation, Pranayama, deep relaxation, Yogic kriyas and more) into their daily lives without the austerity and rigour usually associated with yoga ashrams.
Our Rejuvenation Spa is simple; yet it has been rated as one of the finest Spa in India & offers a wide range of Ayurvedic therapies, relaxing massages & organic scrubs and masks freshly prepared from our organic gardens. We are proud to be the only member of the Relais & Chateaux group that adheres strictly to being vegetarian and having a strict no alcohol/smoking policy in respect of the tradition of Yoga.
Rated as one of the Finest Yoga Retreats in India and Worldwide, Shreyas is a member of the Relais & Chateaux group of resorts and hotels.
Shreyas gives you a unique insight into Yoga, irrespective of whether you are a beginner or have practiced for many years. At Shreyas, Yoga is non-denominational and open to people of all faiths; we appeal to those who wish to familiarize themselves with this ancient Indian philosophy, without necessarily delving into its religious aspects.Often misunderstood to be simply a set of physical exercises, Yoga is a practice that allows us to look deep within the Self for answers to questions of existence and being.
Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word "yuj" meaning, "to join" or "to yoke" and refers to the process of joining the mind with the body and ultimately the individual self (prakriti) with the divine self (purusha). Yoga has an amazing effect on our body and mind energies, restores balance into our lives allowing us to deal with life's ups and downs with a sense of equanimity; it resolves our inner conflicts, enables total excellence and allows us to fulfill our potential to become complete human beings.
Traditional Yoga classes at Shreyas are, conducted by our experienced instructors, based on both traditional Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Our teachers are unique, being steeped in ancient knowledge and also trained in modern teaching methods. All classes are adapted for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Twice daily group classes and one meditation session are included in the stay for all guests. For those who wish to explore different aspects of the yoga practice, there are sessions teaching Pranayama (understanding and regulating our breath), Pratyahara (withdrawal / internalization of sensory inputs), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation).
GUEST YOGA TEACHERS:
We also welcome yoga teachers who choose Shreyas as a venue for their students to deepen their practice in a serene and rejuvenating environment. Yoga teachers can design their own agenda for the retreat and we will provide all the facilities required, and are also glad to facilitate the retreat in a number of ways.
Shreyas Retreat, India
Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate
Shreyas is dedicated to promoting the authentic spiritual tradition of Yoga in a holistic manner and is recognized as one of the finest Yoga retreats in the world. What makes Shreyas unique is that, whilst Yoga is taught in traditional ashram style (daily yoga, meditation sessions, chanting classes, a strict vegetarian, no alcohol policy and community service), our guests live in a luxurious environment normally associated with a star hotel. We enable our guests to integrate the manifold facets and benefits of Yoga into their daily lives without the austerity and rigor usually associated with ashrams. We wish to give our guests a private, tranquil haven to pamper, nourish, detoxify and recharge themselves; and if they have the desire, to provide a road map to guide them down a spiritual path of self-discovery.
Every aspect of our resort is dedicated to this purpose:
Yoga Sessions to rejuvenate and cleanse the body.
Meditation sessions and other yogic practices to calm the mind.
Spa treatments to rejuvenate the body and remove toxins.
Nourishing, organic vegetarian food to detoxify and heal the body.
An environment and accommodations, which allow the guest to benefit from the positive energy of nature.
Community service to experience the joy of giving. Discussions on yoga philosophy and scriptures. Situated just one hours drive from the Bangalore International Airport, Shreyas is a sprawling oasis of green. With only 12 different accommodations spread over 25 acres of landscaped greenery, water bodies and organic gardens our guests are able to commune with nature and benefit from its healing power.
Shreyas is a seamless blend of the modern and the timeless, luxury and simplicity, indulgence and enlightenment. The private, serene and "simply" luxurious accommodation has been structured to make the guest feel like they are living in the middle of nature. The architecture and interiors are a confluence of traditional and the modern - tiled roofs, antique doorways and stone pillars give way to contemporary interiors and state of the art facilities.
"Athithi devo bhava" is the defining philosophy at Shreyas.
This literally means, "a Guest is to be served as God." At Shreyas, we imbibe this philosophy broadly, believing that "all are essentially divine" and our relationships with each other and especially our guests should reflect this.Our guests are lovingly served with unparalleled personalized attention by a staff that practices yoga and endeavors to embody this philosophy. The staff is encouraged to serve guests as part of their spiritual discipline and not just as a job or career; serving is different from being servile because the focus is on connecting with the divinity inherent in each guest. Practically, this philosophy is applied to the various tasks allocated to people at Shreyas - the kitchen staff commences the cooking process with a prayer and a chant; they adopt the correct attitude or "bhava" whilst preparing the food; our serving staff learn the importance of anticipating a guest's needs and serving with the correct attitude; the staff working in the gardens is encouraged to respect nature. All our staff members are taught that cleanliness is godliness and learn to apply daily attention to the smallest details. Our guests are on a journey of self-discovery and the staff at Shreyas is on that same journey.
"Each soul is potentially divine. It is the purpose of our lives to manifest this divinity".
These are the immortal words of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's leading spiritual reformers of the late 20th century. He was referring to the philosophy of Vedanta, the bedrock of Yoga and Spirituality in India. These scriptures deal with the essential questions that all of us face at some stage in our lives:
What is about the purpose of my life?
Who am I?
What is the cause of my unhappiness?
How can I be at peace in this world?
The answer to any question we seek can be found in within ourselves. The answer lies in our ability to tap into an inner silence - a silence that can be experienced through the processes of Yoga and Meditation. When we are in this silence, our mind is clear, and we will see the world for it is- an unbroken stream of pure consciousness.
This Journey of Self Discovery is what is referred to as Yoga - which is a gamut of spiritual processes that harness and purify our mind/body system and allow us to look within ourselves. Yoga processes positively affect the physical, physiological, emotional, intellectual and spiritual facets of our personality. During the Retreat, we will follow the principles of Yoga as our formal training and will also learn from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - the codified philosophy that is a must for all who are interested in or are practicing yoga. The stress of urban living leaves its imprint on each of us, the chaotic noise makes it difficult for us to hear our inner voice; at Shreyas, a spiritual retreat, we give you an oasis of calm making it easier to relax and connect with your true self.
From the moment you drive through our gates you are surrounded by nature and will begin to feel its restorative, rejuvenative effects. Shreyas is very inspired by the Indian spiritual yoga practice of looking deep within the Self for answers to questions of existence and being. We are dedicated to helping our guests achieve a perfect balance in body, mind and spirit, through the medium of Yoga, which is non denominational and open to people of all faiths.
We demonstrate through our various customized spiritual retreats packages that contrary to popular belief - Yoga can be practiced by everyone. Yoga has an amazing effect on our body and mind energies allowing us to deal with life's bouquets and brickbats with sense of equanimity. We appeal to those who wish to understand/familiarise themselves with the philosophical tradition of India, without necessarily delving into its organised religious aspects.