Shreyas Yoga Retreat 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 Yoga Retreat 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. Shreyas enable guests to integrate the manifold facets and benefits of yoga into their daily lives without the austerity and rigor usually associated with ashrams.
Situated just one hour drive from the Bangalore International Airport, Shreyas Yoga Retreat 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.
We wish to give our guests a private, tranquil haven to pamper, nourish, detoxify, recharge and heal 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 yoga retreat is dedicated to this purpose.
Shreyas offers the following services:
Panchakarma treatments are carried out in 3 phases: 'poorva karma' - preparation of the body, 'pradhana karma' - the principal procedures, and 'paschat karma' - the post-treatment regimes. Within each phase, there are several possible therapies and our in-house experts will design your Panchakarma regime after a preliminary diagnosis. Thus, the therapies will vary as per your age, body type, dosha imbalance and specific ailments, as also by season. Needless to say, like in all therapeutic processes, each stage has its own importance and while the benefits may be evident during the course of treatment, it is necessary to see the entire process through for long-lasting results.
Yogasana classes at Shreyas are based on both classical 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. Apart from the Yogasana classes, guests can participate in sessions on Pranayama (understanding and regulating our breath), Pratyahara (internalisation of sensory inputs), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) processes drawn from the Patanjali Yoga Sutras - ancient Yogic doctrine that aims to integrate our body, mind, heart and souls for complete living.
At Shreyas Banglore, these processes are administered after a detailed consultation with the resident Ayurvedic doctor, who recommends a suitable combination after an in-depth assessment of the body's constitution. Our wellness consultant will help you to determine your ayurvedic body type and will guide you to suitable therapies, activities and dietary recommendations. The proposed set of processes enhances your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity and leads to deep relaxation and a sense of well being.
The 3 Poolside cottages overlook the signature Antique-Pillared entrance - open your door and step out to an infinity pool surrounded by flowering frangipani trees, an outdoor heated Jacuzzi and the central courtyard of the retreat. All cottages have ensuite bathrooms. The Poolside cottages have King-size beds (twin bed-configuration not available). The cottages are suitable for 2 adults. The Poolside cottages are wheelchair-accessible.
Garden Tented Cottages
The Garden 'tented' Cottages, with a canopied roof, spaciously scattered across the property are surrounded by lush vistas of greenery. The Garden cottages have en-suite bathrooms that open onto private walled courtyards. All cottages have a verandah in the front. Feel one with nature as you hear the sound of birds and the rustle of the coconut trees, or watch the stars as you shower. These one-bedroom Garden tented cottages offer twin sharing or double bed configuration.
3 Bedroom Cottage
The 3-bedroom cottage enables families and groups of friends traveling together, to spend quality time communing with each other whilst enjoying the luxuries of Shreyas. The cottage can accommodate 5 guests in 2 double & 1 single occupancy room, all with ensuite baths and a large living room, all with en-suite bathrooms. The living room is spacious and airy, with large windows that offer sweeping views of the surrounding greenery.
At Shreyas, the chefs bring you dishes inspired by their travels around the world Indian, Continental, Mexican and Oriental gourmet Vegetarian cuisine. The process of nourishing the guests begins outside the kitchen, in expansive organic gardens, which are lovingly tended with due respect given to nature. All cooking at Shreyas starts with the chanting of prayer.
By Air: Bengaluru International Airport is less than one hour away from Shreyas and is a beautiful drive through the countryside the road bypasses Bangalore and its chaotic traffic. Shreyas offers round-the-clock transfers from the airport. Flights to Bangalore International Airport (BLR) are available from the US, Europe, Middle East, Canada etc and from all major Indian cities. Airlines: Air France, British Airways, Gulf Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysian Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates & Sri Lankan.
By Road: Shreyas is accessible by road from Bangalore city, Mysore, Belur, Halebid, Hampi and beyond. Shreyas is 35 km from Bangalore city centre (about 1 hour and 15 minutes).
Distance from Yelahanka: 35 km
Distance from Mysore: 160 km
Distance from Tumkur: 50 km
Bangalore City station (official name Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna - station code SBC) is 35 km from Shreyas. The closest station is Yeshwanthpur, which is 30 km from Shreyas. The retreat is happy to arrange station/airport transfers at additional cost.