My wife and I shared one of the most enriching weeks of our lives at Shreyas. Not only do they have their fundamentals down pat (the grounds, facilities and food were all exquisite), the programs offered are customized for each guest, allowing for a personalized experience to meet your needs. In addition to deepening our yoga practices on many levels and enjoying individual meditation, pranayama, and yoga instruction, the group yoga classes were excellent. We were able to push ourselves with as many challenging classes as we wanted, as well as enjoy some restorative classes when we felt the need to take it easier.
Of course no resort can be this good without great staff. From top to bottom, the staff at Shreyas was the best we've experienced anywhere. Not only are they thoroughly cheerful in providing service, they constantly anticipate their guests' needs. Their greetings of "namaste" and smiles enhanced the peaceful energy of our stay.
We chose to stay in one of the "tents" away from the dining/pool area and were very happy with our choice. The tent more like a casita with a canvas roof, charming front porch and private small open air courtyard off of a spacious bathroom. An amazing variety of birds made their homes all around us and were especially active at dawn and dusk.
Yes, we could hear trains as well as occasional traffic from outside the grounds, but were not bothered by the noise. Our feeling was the it added to the ambiance of being in India and served as a reminder that the world still existed outside of this blissful oasis.
Last but not least the food was delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. They used a variety of settings for our dining (dining room, poolside, dining tent, etc.) and made each meal memorable. While they only serve vegetarian fare, the dishes offered were savory and satisfying.
We hope we can return to Shreyas again soon. It's a long way from our home but certainly worth the trip.
- 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 at Shreyas.Shreyas offers many activities for fitness, rejuvenation, relaxation or simply laying back and recharging their batteries away from the stresses of daily life. Our massage center offers expert Balinese, Thai and Swedish massages, body scrubs, aromatherapy and more. Guests can enjoy a leisurely swim in the infinity pool or lounge in the deck chairs with a book from our extensive library. A gymnasium and a 3-kilometer jogging trail await guests wanting to stretch and tone their muscles, and cricket enthusiasts can head for the nets where a professional bowling machine will test their batting skills. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi or the invigorating steam room. And for movie buffs, there are over 500 movies in the Home Theatre for your viewing pleasure. Sound meditation and chanting classes are also available. Guests are also welcome to connect with nature and try their hand a farming in our sprawling nursery and vegetable gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shreyas Yoga Retreat Hotel Bangalore