Best Mental Health Retreats In India

Despite all the advances in modern life, depression and anxiety can throw us out of gear. Maintaining balanced mental health is important to combat anxiety and depression. There are wellness retreats which deal with anxiety through ancient therapies, Ayurvedic treatments and healing power of various energies. The anti-stress programme offered by the various wellness retreats looks closer at mental health issues, imbalances in the brain and biological factors that could be impacting mental health and encouraging negative thoughts. People from all over the world have found India to be the ideal getaway for a wellness break where you can meditate and detox from mental exhaustion.

Best Mental Health Retreats in India

Have a look at the best wellness retreats to improve your mental health in India:

1. Vana Wellness Centre, Dehradun

Vana Wellness Centre focuses on equilibrium and learning. Their ambition is to provide authentic traditions of wellness, medicine and wisdom with commitment and support. Nature, cuisine and kind-hearted team help to provide the best services in Vana. 

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How to reach?

There are multiple daily flights from Delhi and at least one flight from other major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad etc. to Dehradun. You can take a one hour drive from the airport to reach Vana Wellness Centre.

Packages Offered

  • Vana Wellness- In this course, you get to learn about your body, physical wellness from movement and internal systems to natural healing and remedies. The course is conducted for a minimum 7 nights and the price starts at INR 2,89,000.
  • Vana Lifestyle- This course works on transformation at a deep physical level, through treatments, sessions, special diet plans and by learning to make choices. The course is conducted for minimum 14 nights and the price starts at INR 6,77,000.
  • Wellness Sabbatical- This is a 30 night’s retreat programme which focuses on to bring out the long term change in the people with the balance of life and work.

The price of this package will be provided on request.

Inclusions

All retreats at Vana include:

  • A Retreat Program with yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons, functional fitness, talks, music and more.
  • Wellness Consultations.
  • All food including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
  • Private treatments/specialist consultations/sessions based on 1 – 3 wellness weights per night per guest.
  • Attire to wear within and outside Vana, footwear, summer and winter accessories.
  • Airport transfers from Dehradun Airport.

Food Offered

Vana provides breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Vana’s menus include vegetarian and vegan choices along with sourced meat, fish and poultry. They use all organic and natural grown food. They produce everything from bread and butter to wasabi and ice creams in their kitchen. 

2. Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand

One of the best luxury retreats in the world, Ananda is surrounded by forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. The resort indulges in traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences.

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How to reach?

There are multiple daily flights from Delhi and at least one flight from other major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad etc. to Dehradun. From Dehradun, you can take a 40 min drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.

Packages Offered

  • Stress Management- The course is conducted for 7 and 14 nights. The programme aims at minimizing stress, brings positive changes and promoting energy in your life through various yoga and healing processes.

The price will be provided on request.

  • Panchakarma- The programme is for 21 nights and is the ideal method of detoxifying and rejuvenating the mind. Panchakarma can be customized for 14 days as well.

The price of starts from INR 3,50,000 for 14 nights.

  • Rebalance- The course is conducted for 3, 5, 7 and 14 nights. The programme aims at balancing the body creating a balanced state of body and mind.

The price will be provided on request.

  • Dhyana Meditation- The course is conducted for 7, 14 and 21 nights. The programme helps in relaxing the mind through courses of Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana.

The price of the package starts from 1,75,000 for 7 nights.

  • Yoga- The programme is for 7 and 14 nights which helps to strengthen the body and leads to harmony in the mind.

The price of the package starts from 2,59,000 for 7 nights.

Inclusions

All retreats at Ananda include:

  • Pre-arrival wellness questionnaire to be filled and submitted by the guest.
  • Pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines.
  • All consultations.
  • Morning wake up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day.
  • 3 cuisine meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Hydrotherapy facilities.
  • Scheduled spa lifestyle and wellness activities.

Food Offered

Ananda focuses on fresh natural foods low in fat and calories using whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins, low-fat dairy products and avoids using artificial flavours or preservatives.

3. Shreyas Silent Retreat, Bangalore

One of the finest retreats in the world, the yoga in Shreyas is taught in traditional ashram style which makes it unique. The guests commute to nature and get to live in luxurious hotels. Shreyas promotes the authentic tradition of yoga in a holistic manner which helps to nourish, rejuvenate and cleanse the body.

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How to reach?

There are multiple flights from major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad etc. to Bangalore. You can take a one hour drive from Bangalore international airport to reach Shreyas Silent Retreat.

Packages Offered

  • Panchakarma- The course is conducted for 14, 21 and 28 nights. There are three phases like poorva karma, pradhana karma and paschat karma. This programme increases purifying and rejuvenating powers of one’s body.

The price starts from INR 3,41,000.

  • Silent Retreat- This is a 7 night’s programme which helps to introspect and calm your mind.

The price starts from INR 1,19,000.

  • Yoga Retreat- The course is conducted for 3, 5, 7 and 14 nights. It is the speciality of Shreyas which offers traditional yoga retreat to its guests. 

The price starts from INR 2,43,000.

Inclusions

All retreats at Shreyas include:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals and beverages
  • Group Yoga sessions
  • Use of all facilities

Food Offered

At Shreyas, the chefs bring you dishes inspired by their travels around the world like Indian, Continental, Mexican and Oriental gourmet Vegetarian cuisine. 

4. Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

The Isha Yoga Center is found under the aegis of Isha Foundation and nestled at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains in Southern India. It focuses mainly on inner growth and offers four major paths of yoga- gnana (knowledge), karma (action), kriya (energy) and bhakti (devotion).

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How to reach?

Flight services are available from major Indian cities like Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to Coimbatore. Regular bus and taxi services are available from Coimbatore to Isha Yoga Center.

Packages Offered

  • Inner Engineering- The course is conducted for 7 days. It includes the tools to rejuvenate where people can optimize all aspects of health, inner growth and success. This program will help in reducing stress, promote mental clarity and emotional balance, increase the ability to handle stressful situations and enhance concentration and memory.

The price will be provided on request.

  • Hatha Yoga- Hatha Yoga is a 21 days program. It offers a comprehensive set of yogasanas like upayoga, angamardana, suryakriya, yogasanas and bhutashuddhi which helps to strengthen the physical and mental imbalances. 

The price will be provided on request. 

  • Aum Meditation- This is a simple meditation program which helps to strengthen one’s physical and mental conditions and helps to bring about tremendous balance and well-being.

The price will be provided on request.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Internet and Library

Food Offered

Wholesome and vegetarian meals will be served twice daily. Seasonal, locally available fruits and vegetables will be provided. 

5. OSHO International Meditation Resort, Pune

OSHO International Meditation Resort is located within the lush campus set in the residential in the Koregaon Park area in the city of Pune. It consists of the meditation programs which help in maintaining the mental and emotional balance.

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How to reach?

Flight services are available from major Indian cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to Pune. You can take a 10-15 min drive from Pune airport to reach OSHO International Meditation Resort.

Packages Offered

  • Meditation Plus- The course is conducted for 14 days. This course comprises of the full program of life-changing meditations. The price for this package is INR 97,100 for 14 days.
  • Creative Living- The course is conducted for 30 or 60 days. The program provides a combination of experiences to help you discover how to live your life in a relaxed way. The price for 30 days package is INR 48,200 and the price for 60 days package is INR 80,300.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Spa Facilities
  • Daily meditation program
  • Morning classes
  • Night events

Food Offered

You will get dishes cooked in a healthy way with fresh vegetables and fruits like parathas, veggie burgers, masala dosas and soups.

FAQs about Mental Health Wellness Retreat

1. What is the difference between Ayurveda and Panchakarma?

Ayurveda is India’s traditional form of medicine, a science, philosophy and an art form. With the basic premise that understanding oneself and a balanced lifestyle are the key ingredients to a healthy life, it aims to restore equilibrium using basic principles, treatments, supplements and nutritional advice. 

Panchakarma refers to a set of purification treatments within Ayurveda. It allows one to reach the root cause of imbalance in the body and cleanse, repair and revitalize, thus restoring equilibrium. 

2. What should I carry with me?

  • Rubber slippers in the summer and crocs sandals in the winter will be useful. 
  • To enjoy the aqua therapies and pools, we recommend that you carry your swimsuit.
  • Please bring shoes for sport and hiking if you wish to play tennis, use the gymnasium or experience hikes.

3. What is the electricity voltage in India? Should I carry an adaptor?

The electricity voltage in India is 220 volts. However, all the sockets in the retreats are universal and the standard two/three-pin adaptors will work.

4. Is there any additional information that expectant mothers should be aware of?

We recommend that you see your obstetrician before your retreat. It is appreciated if details regarding your pregnancy could be shared in advance. 

5. I have an ongoing medical condition. Is it okay for me to join the course?

In general, if you’re healthy and mobile enough to travel to India, then you’re healthy and mobile enough to join a course! Of course, it depends on what your condition is and the extent to which it would affect the other students or your ability to participate fully in the course.

Go on a holiday to India or a refreshing wellness retreat

India with ancient practices like Ayurveda and Yoga makes it a well-known destination for wellness and healing. The Ayurvedic treatments and therapies lead to calmness and healing of body and mind. The retreats in India also specialize in health retreats for women providing them with beauty and anti-ageing packages along with other yoga packages. These are the best wellness retreats in India for a positive mental health therapy where you can restore your body and reawaken your soul.

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