The visionary new wellness concept and brand Vana Retreats last night unveiled plans for its first retreat near Dehradun, India, due to open December 2013.
Pledging to become the most iconic wellness retreat in the world, Vana Malsi Estate will blend a profound wellness offering with the very best of hospitality.
Vana guests can expect a comprehensive and authentic experience focused on bespoke wellbeing across Ayurveda, Oriental and Spa therapies; an experience that will extend beyond their stay.
About Vana, Malsi Estate
Nestled within 21 acres of mango and lychee orchards, Vana, Malsi Estate has 69 rooms, 17 suites and four villas, and is surrounded by Sal forest with views across the lower Himalayan foothills.
Vana’s offering will include Ayurveda in its purest form, with treatments and consults being offered in a spacious Ayurveda Centre and its cuisine in a dedicated restaurant.
A separate Wellness Centre will offer treatments from Tibetan and Chinese traditional medicine, as well as consultations which address different needs.
The Spa will have an extensive treatment menu and the Ritual Spa will offer longer treatments and customised wellness sessions.
Yoga will be given significant importance at Vana, Malsi Estate and practiced in a form that goes back to the very roots of the science.
The Retreat will have more than fifty treatment and consultation rooms.
There will be four yoga studios and pavilions, an indoor and outdoor pool, wet areas, watsu and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
Ahead of arrival, guests will be given a consultation to determine how best to arrive at their individual objectives.
Depending on the objective, recommendations for each person will be made and measured once again prior to departure.
Combining a prolific cuisine offering with deep knowledge of holistic wellbeing, Vana, Malsi Estate will place emphasis on tailoring the right cuisine to each guest, addressing the wellness needs of each individual.
The retreat will have three restaurants as part of its cuisine offering, each with unique concepts that reflect its wellness and Ayurvedic principles.
The first restaurant will seek inspiration from international cuisine, with an emphasis on local and certified organic foods, a culmination of work with local farmers. The second restaurant will serve healthy, Indian cuisine, overlaid by authentic Ayurvedic principles, with a sister restaurant serving those
Veer Singh, owner and founder of Vana Retreats, said: “At Vana Retreats, we are driven by our Vision: ‘Our lives will be an expression of our core belief to be of service and enhance wellbeing’.
“Our first retreat at Malsi Estate will bring together one of the most comprehensive wellness offering in the world, and Ayurveda and Yoga in their purest form.
“A strong emphasis on nature, design and ecology will mould the experience at the retreat, and a team that has been carefully handpicked will deliver it.
“We hope to make Vana synonymous with Wellness in the future, and have a presence in unique locations and contexts in different parts of the world, each exploring a different facet of wellness and wellbeing.”
For more information head over to the Vana Retreats website.