Right from the get go, my experience of Shreyas was nothing short of outstanding. The various reviews which I had read prior to my trip seemed almost too good to be true - Shreyas lived up to the reviews and so much more.
I booked the Ayuverdic package which I combined with the silent retreat, staying in a pool villa for 9 nights. My fiance joined me for the first 4 nights and I spent the rest of the trip alone (together with the great people that I met at the resort). The entire experience was magical, right from the warm, traditional arrival to the equally hospital departure where I was presented flowers and a bag full of home made cookies and water for the journey to the airport.
The Shreyas journey began with a detailed discussion with the Dr to ensure that the entire stay could be tailored to perfection for each guest. The analysis also served as a basis to ensure that the correct herbal treatments could be prescribed (many of which were made on-site using freshly grown produce) and that Yoga & Meditation classes could be tailored to address and specific issues.
The quality of the accomodation was great, comfortable and well layed out. The room was cleaned several times each day and whilst the odd insect did make its way into the room, this was not by any means an issue. The grounds were naturally beautiful, like everything at Shreyas. Shreyas staff clearly work exceptionally hard to ensure that everything last details in the rooms and on the grounds is well thought through, yet the level of discretion is exceptional. The staff worked in a synchronised manner to ensure that things worked in perfect order - it was incredible how every member of the team knew my day's schedule perfectly and additionally made themselves available whenever they were need for additional consultation.
The food was exceptional and a great variety was provided for every meal. The chefs were very accomodating to any special requests. We booked a Cooking Class which was very interactive and a lot of fun - like everything at Shreyas, this class was tailored specifically to our needs. The Shreyas cooking book contains many of the recipes which are very easy to follow, healthy and delicious. The chefs also provided us with recipes which did not feature in the book so that we could easily replicate them back at home. The incredible gardens at Shreyas meant that most of the food being prepared was freshly harvested and organic - the selection of produce in the garden was incredible complete with cows and buffalos to provide the dairy produce. The service provided at every mealtime, right from the gorgeous table set up to the generosity and warmth with which guests were served was exceptional.
The spa treatments were wonderful, each one specifically tailored for the client and delivered with a lot of care and attention. Yoga classes were fantastic and catered to all levels. The sound meditation and meditation classes were exceptional - the meditation guide is extremely knowledgeable but also able to communicate so eloquently. For the first time, I was able to truly understand the concept of 'Yoga' and 'Meditation' in a way whereby all of the dots have been connected and can more easily be applied in my daily life. The meditation guide and yoga teachers have also sparked a desire for me to really take my practice to the next level much more consciously. Thank you very much! This is one of very few places where 'after care' is also provided and staff make it clear that they are available at anytime after leaving to answer questions and provide advice.
The silence meditation for 3 days was an incredible experience - the staff and guests did everything possible to ensure that I could get the most from the experience; again the attention to detail was just exceptional.
There is so so much more that I can say but Shreyas really has to be experienced to be believed. Thank you all at Shreyas for the genuine warmth and care with which you have treated us, we cannot wait to visit you again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 25-acre luxury Yoga retreat on the outskirts of Bangalore in South India. Shreyas is a member of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of the finest hotels worldwide. Rated as one of the finest Yoga retreats in the world, Shreyas is an exclusive boutique property that caters to a maximum of 25 guests in a luxurious and serene environment. Shreyas offers Yoga & meditation sessions, Gourmet organic vegetarian cuisine, Nature farming, Community service and Voluntourism, Ayurveda & Spa treatments, cooking classes and village tours and various packages like Wellness for the Soul, Yoga Retreat, Ayurvedic rejuvenation, Weight Management, Silent Retreat, Culinary Experiences package, etc round the year. We aim to demonstrate that Yoga can be learnt and practiced by all, irrespective of age, health and faith. Guests of all levels of experience from beginner to advanced are welcome at Shreyas, and yoga classes are customized to suit their requirements. Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga are practiced. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shreyas Yoga Retreat Hotel Bangalore