8 Centres Found
Dhamma Salila Vipassana Meditation Centre
Dhamma Salila, meaning 'Water of Dhamma', lies in the Doon Valley of the Himalayas, in Dholos Village on Noon river. The Centre is 10 km from Clock Tower in Dehradun. Established in December, 1995, the centre presently holds about twenty courses a year. Twenty double rooms for males and sixteen double rooms for females are presently available. Seventy-eight cells have been built for meditators.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.
Vana Wellness Retreat
Vana is a wellness retreat in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. A search for equilibrium, learning and the inner journey are at the heart of Vana. We are a refuge for all beings, and are beyond conventional definitions. Vana means forest, and those that take abode within it are Vanavasis.
LIFE AT VANA
Vana almost seems a contradiction – a forest touching it on one side, and nestled between the city of Dehradun and the hill station of Mussoorie. Over the years, the outside world has crept nearer to our 20 acre Retreat, and yet just inside its boundaries, one enters a different world.
The Retreat’s neutral coloured walls are seen amidst its trees and orchards, with pebbled paths and stone walls cutting through, and bamboo groves gently swaying. Vana’s spaces are sometimes vast but always humble, seeking to evoke a sense of wellbeing. Held together by its skilful team, the experiences at Vana reflect its sincere intentions and generosity. Trees, plants, birds, monkeys, butterflies and insects all coexist in peace at Vana.
Vana tries to stay in tune with seasonal and daily rhythms. This deepens awareness, discovery and wellbeing as a whole. Small details bring one to the present moment. Surrendering to the experience brings freedom and unexpected outcomes.
Time seems to stand still at Vana and yet goes by quickly. Between just being, resting, treatments, consultations, interacting with Vanavasis and team members, a multitude of daily sessions, music, learning and more, Life at Vana slowly takes over. Personal reflection, intuition, contemplation and practice further deepen the journey. With each aspect of life at the Retreat, from its cuisine and aromas to occasional prayers, performances and celebrations, Vana remains deeply connected to nature.
The Vana Calendar marks seasons, auspicious days, phases of the moon, festivals, and important days of prayer. These are then revered through music, prayer, cuisine and creative expression. It is Vana’s way of paying homage to wisdom, our traditions, to nature and those beings who have contributed to our life in a profound way. The Retreat has daily quiet hours, conducts various Pujas throughout the month and makes daily music offerings. These pay homage to our Gurus and deities and are done regardless of participation by Vanavasis, for the benefit of all beings.
Vana’s group activities form part of a Vanavasi’s daily routine. Along with private treatments and sessions, these are an integral part of the Retreat Program. Each day includes Yoga, at least one form of meditation, Raag therapy and music offerings. The week includes cuisine lessons, interactions with our team, treks, fitness sessions and more. Each Vanavasi must find their own pace, leaving enough time for positive effects to settle in.
Spending time alone and also with others are both encouraged at Vana, as is varying the degree of social interaction during your Retreat. It is normal to feel low at the start of your time here, as the body often purges its tiredness and fatigue, finding itself in a safe and comfortable environment, being cared for and nurtured by our team. Anxiety, frustration or irritation might also arise during longer retreats, providing lessons in impermanence and opportunities to develop one’s spiritual quest. However, challenging emotions are greatly compensated for by moments of genuine peace, gratitude, joy and contentment.
At the end of a retreat, most Vanavasis leave Vana with some sense of equilibrium and confidence, a warm heart and their energies balanced. One’s experience of Vana is also determined by how the mind chooses to perceive it and what one feels has been accomplished at the conclusion of one’s time here. Knowing fully well that it is only one step in a longer journey.
Vana Wellness Retreat
Kommotion School : Dance And Fitness Studio
Shri Santosh Puri Ashram
Santosh Puri Ashram was founded by Baba Santosh Puri and Mataji Narvada Puri in 1978. The ashram restored the first charitable pilgrim heritage – now forsaken – on the footpath from Haridwar to Badrinath. Badrinath is known as “the abode of the Gods” and its summit reaches a height of 4000 meters. Starting from a few crumbled buildings and a snake infested well, Baba Santosh Puri gradually built up an ashram that contains various buildings for housing people, dogs and cows, classrooms and meditation halls, and more.
Mataji and Babaji were married and have three children a son Ganga Puri, eldest daughter Mandakini Puri and youngest daughter Alaknanda Puri. Now they are running the ashram following their parents as their masters as an inspiration.
Yoga dhara Wellness
One of the most preeminent yoga schools in Dehradun. Yogadhara in Dehradun has internationally experienced yoga teachers who will teach you how to live joyfully with no stress with fit body and calm mind. Yogadhara is the truly devoted training institute that provides authentic and best yoga experience all over Uttarakhand to the people participating and learning yoga here. The 200 hours teacher’s training course conducted here is not only limited to body level but also it prepares the people to attain spiritual evolution. It maintains a proper balance between modern lifestyle and ancient yoga practices.
The 200 hours teacher’s training course offers a wide variety of experiential and educational workshops and class series. It has been based on traditional Hatha yoga which has been practiced by saints and sages for thousands of years.
Yog-Ganga Centre For Yoga Studies
Swati and Rajiv Chanchani founded the Yog-Ganga Centre for Yoga Studies in June 1988 under the guidance of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar. The centre’s aims are fivefold:
To promote the study of yoga philosophy and practice in the tradition of the revered sage Patanjali and as elucidated by Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta S. Iyengar, and Prashant S. Iyengar.
To learn yoga within the broader fabric of Indian culture especially through art, architecture, dance, language, literature and music.
To situate yoga as a subject that is in harmony with nature, and to endorse action that leads to protection of the earth’s environment.
To advance public health and community well being through the study of yoga and Ayurveda.
To create a space where like-minded people can gather to discuss and advance all the above.
The Yog-Ganga Centre was initially based in Mussoorie, which is in the lower Himalayas. In 2002 the centre was shifted to a quiet, forested locality of neighboring Dehradun.
This centre comprises of a specially designed building constructed of brick and locally mined limestone. This building encloses a 1500 sq.ft. well equipped yoga hall, a library, a venue for lectures and demonstrations, a reception and other spaces. A small amphitheater, well-landscaped gardens on terraced slopes abounding in fruit trees, shrubs, medicinal plans, and flowers make the situation idyllic for the reflection, study and the practice of Yoga. Eighty species of birds, monkeys, deer, pine martens, mongooses, and other wildlife frequent the gardens.
Haut Monde Hill Stream Resort
At Haut Monde Hill Stream Resort, we understand the value and importance you place on your holiday, or if taking a break from monotonous routine, to reconnect with yourself and rediscover vitality. For some it’s a chance to relax in the outdoors and enjoy fresh air and clean living!
Hike by the stream and enjoy the solitude of nature, let your spirit soar with colourful Himalayan birds. Or while away your time around the property, by the pool or in our recreation hall.
Our wellness services include daily drop in yoga sessions to get that blood circulation working, evening meditation, or the best of Ayurveda rejuvenation therapies to pamper your soul!