I was at Shreyas Retreat for 2 weeks from 1 - 15 April, 2014. I had a wonderful time. All my expectations were met.
I came on a 2 weeks yoga and meditation package. My main objective was to build a good foundation of yoga and meditation practice.
As a novice in yoga and meditation, I was initially very apprehensive about what I am going to meet and whether I will be able to cope. But the yoga teachers were able to put me at ease with the way they handled my classes. I had 8 private yoga lessons in addition to the twice daily group lessons. By the end of my stay, I was surprised that I was able to do many yoga poses comfortably.
The meditation was equally good. Here I must single out Bala for his dedication and patience in proffering explanations on my various enquiries about meditation. I had lessons in sound meditation, trataka meditation, chakra meditation, yoganidra and pranayama.
Shreyas is not only yoga and meditation. I have emphasized them because it was the main reason I went to the resort.
In general, the staff at Shreyas are very courteous and helpful. If you have any problem just approach any staff available and they will take it up on your behalf. It is as easy as that.
The food is vegetarian and very good. It is healthy and tasty; served in a good setting. Though I am not a vegetarian , I never missed meat throughout my stay at Shreyas. I had 2 cooking lessons which proved very useful to me.
I stayed at the Garden Tented Cottage and I love it. It is spacious and private. The open bath room makes showering an interesting experience. I never encountered any lizard or frog in my bathroom. I had no problem with mosquito bites as the staff made sure that the mosquitoes were taken care of. In general the rooms are very neat and are cleaned every day. The trains keep passing but I had no problem sleeping because of trains.
I can't forget the massages. They are simply wonderful. I had 6 massages in my package but I had to book for more. And there is a wide variety to choose from. Really your experience at Shreyas will not be complete without a massage.
For anybody thinking of going to Shreyas, I will say go for it and experience it yourself. And do not forget to do the community service, it was a life changing experience for me.
Shreyas has as their motto "A journey of self discovery". For me I think that is what happened to me at Shreyas. That is why I will be there again next year.
- 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