This is not a pretentious spa, but rather a place of communal harmony. Children play on the lawn, you bus your own dishes, bring your own linens, or in my case, a tent. The food is vegetarian and absolutely delicious. If you're looking for pampering, you essentially pamper yourself by taking hikes, walking the labyrinth, or soaking in the various pools. Massages are available, and they run several programs such as yoga, drum circles, and hikes.
Depending on the type of experience you want, you have a choice of lodging. I wanted a silent retreat, so I brought my own tent and stayed in the camp area where cars are not allowed. They have giant carts for you to carry your items, though, which is a nice touch. You have your choice of cabins, staying in the lodge, or dormitories. Each has its own charm.
Now, a couple of essentials: You will need a light source, but don't bring one of those headlamps. They are way too bright and blind people in the pools because they are aimed down. Try to find something less bright or throw a filter over a flashlight. Bring at least two towels, just in case the first one doesn't dry in time. You will need sandals and loose clothing and a robe so that you can easily move from one pool to another. There's hiking, and yoga, so if you're interested in those, bring the appropriate clothing. Many people brought a french press since there is no coffee, and you do have the ability to put items in the refrigerator if you want creamer.
You will have the ability to spend a lot of time in your own thoughts or bonding with your traveling partner since there are no electronic distractions. There is no cell coverage and no wifi, so enjoy the chance to reconnect. Your time here will depend on what you make of it.