Ananda in the Himalayas Retreat 2018

24th – 31st March, 2018

A Luxury consciousness event

In March, an exclusive group of our students will gather for a remarkable experience. We’ll lead you in a programme of extended deep meditations and an in-depth exploration of the practice and its effects that will be life-changing.

Ananda is a luxury destination spa resort in the Himalayan foothills of Northern India. Located on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, this 5-star property is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley.

The ayurvedic experience

Ananda’s Ayurvedic rejuvenation package is a program designed with the aim of restoring vitality of the body by eliminating toxins through traditional Panchakarma treatments and by enhancing the body’s immunity through a combination of Ayurvedic treatments and a body-type based diet.

The retreat includes a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor, advice on Dosha-specific Ayurvedic diet and one treatment each day.  This will reduce stress, improve health, address common ailments, and delay the aging process.

The Meals

Breakfast and dinner are inclusive in your retreat fee. Ananda’s healthy cuisine incorporates key principles from Ayurveda, which takes into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. The emphasis is on fresh natural foods low in fat and calories using whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and the avoidance of added or artificial salts, colors, flavors, or preservatives.

The Venue

Ananda is the perfect blend of the ancient with the modern, luxury with authenticity. The rooms are designed with classic elegance in the colonial hill architectural style and blend seamlessly with the lush surrounding landscapes. With a serene and natural feel, each room is a haven in itself with luxurious beds, perfectly appointed bathrooms and private balconies. Upgrades to suites and villas may be available.

The Experience

If you’ve wanted to experience India, this is a unique combination of grandeur and authenticity. If you’ve been before, this is India with greater depth and spirit. You’re ensconced in luxury, yet we’ll step out into the local villages and temples and experience the culture as it’s been for thousands of years.


This retreat is open both to those who practise Vedic Meditation, and to those who wish to learn.
A non-meditation programme for friends/spouses is also available.



Ananda in the Himalayas
Rishikesh, India



For those already practising Vedic Meditation:
Private room: US $10,000
Shared room: US $6,000 p/p

For those learning Vedic Meditation:
Additional fee of $1,000


Flights to and from Dehradun airport not included. Airport transfer, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, and some spa treatments are inclusive.



24th – 31st March, 2018


Frequently Asked Questions

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Registration Deadline

1st February, 2018