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SHREYAS RETREAT has been rated as one of the top ten Yoga retreats in the world by Gayot, and has been handpicked into the select circle of Relais & Châteaux in 2010. It is a magical sanctuary nestled within 25 lush green acres of whispering palms. With only 12 luxurious and individual cottages it is located less than an hour's drive from Bangalore International Airport in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

The Sanskrit word ‘Shreyas’ can be translated as excellence or perfection, and it properly expresses the intent of Shreyas Retreat. A holistic embrace of wellness in body, mind and soul without compromise on the luxury and convenience expected by the discerning traveler. Described by Travel and Leisure Magazine as a place “where ashram meets the Aman resort,” Shreyas Retreat is dedicated to promoting the spiritual tradition of Yoga, for both the beginner and long-time practitioner. There are many other activities that feed the soul including chanting, meditation and pranayama. Enjoy walking the beautiful trails, taking a swim in the lovely pool, reading a book on your private terrace or luxuriate in the spa. The organic gardening staff will gladly share their wealth of knowledge about the curative plants for your body and the edible spices for your kitchen. You can participate in Community Service in local schools, villages and orphanages that Shreyas has supported since its inception. Shreyas offers 3-21 night packages including Wellness for the Soul, Yoga Retreat, Joy of Giving, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Weight Management and Silent Retreat.

Whatever your wish, the amazing staff will fulfill it with their warm, gentle, unobtrusive service. The exquisite vegetarian gourmet cuisine is prepared with organically grown ingredients from Shreyas’ garden. Special dietary needs are carefully observed. The spa has been rated one of the best in India and offers a range of massages - Ayurvedic, Balinese, Swedish, Thai and Aromatherapy.

This is an invitation to experience life at Shreyas Retreat where you can unwind and reconnect with nature or simply let your mind rest in the peace of the surroundings.

Shreyas Retreat and Mindful Journeys share each other’s philosophy dedicated to holistic, spiritual encounters and journeys.

For more information please contact Regine Oesch-Aiyer at Mindful Journeys at or call 212-203-1239.