Saint Cloud Renew & Healthy Ageing Retreat

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Our retreat in India takes you on a journey across an ancient world of culture and discovery. The perfect back drop to renew your mind and body.

Starting in Delhi with a short program of experiential tours, and then onto the Himalayan foothills, close to the holy city of Rishikesh and offering stunning views of the sacred Ganges River, you’ll stay at Ananda. The perfect setting for those seeking peace and balance.

Our Renew Programme effectively unlocks your youthful fervour. It cleanses your body from within and provides relief from muscle stiffness, rheumatism and arthritis. The comprehensive programmes also include holistic healthy-ageing processes including skin nourishing and beauty remedies.

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ivermectin (ivermectin) where to buy Arrival in Delhi and transfer to The Imperial

The Imperial is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India’s history, and stands witness to the birth of the capital city of New Delhi. The Hotel is known for its contemporary colonial style and as New Delhi’s landmark Hotel it’s steps away from the renowned shopping district and major attractions of the city.

Awash in white, The Imperial Hotel is a unique blend of old and new having successfully preserved its past aura to provide its guests with a lifetime of memories. The spacious high ceiling guest rooms, stunning crystal chandeliers, sparkling marble floors, large mahogany tables along with the impressive wealth of original 18th and 19th century art collection that adorns the corridors of the hotel, are a constant reminder of the elegance of the colonial era. 

Art has been synonymous with The Imperial since its inception. The hotel’s extensive collection of colonial images and memorabilia has earned The Imperial the moniker ‘Museum Hotel’. Each floor is dedicated to an artist whose original works adorn the walls of the rooms and corridors.

Upon arrival, we check in.  Check in time is 1400 hours.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Dinner at the Spice Route restaurant at the Imperial hotel. Rated as one of the 10 best restaurants in the world. Serves South East Asian cuisine. Reservation necessary.

http://crossfitraze.com/page/9/ Overnight: The Imperial

Day 2 In Delhi

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Morning: We proceed for combined visit of New and Old Delhi with a specialist guide.

New Delhi – Seat of the Largest Democracy in the World

We proceed for our tour which evokes what New Delhi stands for – one of the most beautiful, well planned cities of India which also happens to be the “seat of the Largest Democracy in the world “. New Delhi is often referred to as Lutyen’s Delhi because the British architect Edwin Lutyen was responsible for much of the architectural design and construction when India was still a part of the British Empire in the 1920s and 1930s.

We start off with a drive along Delhi’s Diplomatic Enclave that is characterised by the presence of diplomatic missions along with their staff compounds and major international schools.

Our first stop is the India Gate, a war memorial arch which Lutyen built in honour of 60,000 soldiers who died in WW I. It is also inscribed with the names of some 13,000 Indian and British soldiers missing presumed dead. An eternal flame burns 24 hours.

Our next stop is an innocuous parking lot where a surprise awaits us, the sight of Auto Rickshaws in the parking area.  This is our mode of transportation as this will allow us to get a very “local” feel of the city.  We drive through Lutyen’s Delhi that takes us past Delhi’s splendid array of architecture in the Raisina Hill area where one can see the corridors of power.  These are all in a fusion of Western and Victorian architecture yet Indian in detail evoking its colonial era. 

The visit starts with a drive to Raisina Hill to the Viceroy’s House (now the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residence of the President of India) and Lutyen’s magnum opus.  It is larger than Versailles and architecturally is a fusion of Indian and Western design. Within the courtyard is the 145 feet high Jaipur Column, a symbol of victory designed by Lutyen. Lutyen created another masterpiece – the 250-acre Mughal Gardens on the grounds of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, which at one time required the care of 418 men. The great Vice Regal Palace required a staff of 2,000. This vast mansion of 340 rooms and 4 floors took 17 years to build. 700 million bricks and 3 million cubic feet of stone were used in its construction. 

Drive past the Parliament House, which Lutyen built in a circular coliseum design. It was here that the constitution of independent India was drafted. 

Drive to Humayun’s Tomb which is perhaps the finest Mughal building in Delhi. The tomb stands on a raised platform and is built of red sandstone. The construction of the tomb was completed in 1565. The tomb stands in a well laid out Mughal garden.

Organized Chaos – a unique visit of Old Delhi. An open-air concert

 We proceed for a Metro Ride on Delhi’s new pride and joy – its Metro system.  We embark our train and proceed to Old Delhi.  A few stops later, we disembark the Metro and exit into a completely different world from where we boarded our train in the confines of Lutyen’s majestic New Delhi.

As we exit the station, we find our transportation….cycle rickshaws!  We board our chauffeur driven rickshaws as we proceed to through the Chandni Chowk or the Moonlit Square. It is a medieval area in which we will recognize not just Cairo or Istanbul, but also Chester and Heidelberg. This is perhaps one of Delhi’s most populated areas and the largest marketplace – jewellers, spice merchants, food vendors, money lenders, shopping arcades, workshops as well as residences, are all here.

Bangla Sahib – A Sikh Temple

We then proceed to a Sikh place of worship called a Gurdwara and visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.  This shrine is the scene of constant devotional music, whose ethereal tones are relayed throughout the entire complex.  The Gurdwara also has a sarovar or a holy pond, where people take holy dip and pray to the Guru in the holy water known as ‘Amrit’ or nectar, which when consumed is believed to cure the diseases of the sick.  A Sikh temple without a Community Kitchen or “Langar” is inconceivable. Food is serviced in the kitchen of the Gurudwara 24 hours to all visitors without any distinction of caste, creed, colour or religion. All high or low, rich or poor sit in the same queue. The Guru’s have thus taught us to serve also.  Approximately 40,000 visitors share the meals everyday presently.

Afternoon: At leisure to relax or go shopping.  Transport and guide is at disposal.

Overnight: The Imperial

Day 3 In Delhi

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Bollywood Dance Lessons

Morning: This morning, we proceed to a dance academy for an enjoyable morning of Bollywood dancing!

Slip on a sari, slap on a bindi and dance up a storm. Bollywood dancing is a stylised dance form based on moves used in the Indian film industry. Energetic and varied, Bollywood dancing is primarily modelled on classical north Indian folk (e.g. Bhangra) and courtesan (tawaif) dance routines. More recently, Indian dance elements have often been blended with Western dance styles and it is not unusual to see pop and traditional moves in the same film.

Following our entertaining morning, we return to the hotel.

Afternoon:  We proceed for our Sari experience!

Sari Experience

What is a sari?  “The Sari, it is said, was born on the loom of a fanciful weaver. He dreamt of Woman. The shimmer of her tears. The drape of her tumbling hair. The colours of her many moods. The softness of her touch. All these he wove together. He couldn’t stop. He wove for many yards. And when he was done, the story goes, he sat back and smiled and smiled and smiled.”  We head to The Sari School where we learn the different styles of the sari and how to reinvent the sari to become a dress, pants or a gown. 

After our visit to the Sari School we go shopping to South Extension Market to see all the different sari’s that are available in the markets. 

We return to the hotel.

Day 4 Delhi – Dehradun – Rishikesh

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Morning: We are transferred to the airport for our domestic flight to Dehradun.   Upon arrival, we are met by our Ananda chauffeur and transferred to Rishikesh and the Ananda.

Rishikesh

A sacred town at the convergence of rivers Ganges and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh is a naturally attractive place at the foothills of the lower Himalayas in the state of Uttaranchal in India. 

Rishikesh, literally means Lord of the Senses, stands for Lord Vishnu and the city is blessed with the flowing of Holy Ganges. The city is a hub of many ancient and new temples, attracting thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. 

Rishkesh is renowned for numerous Yoga centers, and perfectly termed as the World Capital of Yoga, offering training of Yoga and many other spiritual activities. This is a place to attain peace and tranquillity. Many water sports activities like white water rafting and adventurous activities like wild forest trekking can be enjoyed in Rishikesh. 

Ananda” is a Sanskrit word, which translates “Health & Self Contentment”.

Our resort is located on a hilltop with all rooms, restaurants and the Spa overlooking the sacred Ganges River and the famous Rajaji Wildlife Game Sanctuary.

The Health resort is located at the Palace of the Maharaja of Tehri Gharwal. The Palace built in 1895 and extended in 1910 to provide guest quarters for the Viceroy, is partly converted into public areas for the resort guests enjoyment.  

The hotel has 100 acres of Sal forests extending over valleys and hillsides with 76 rooms, 45 Sqm. each; all with a spacious balcony overlooking the Ganges and the Himalayan Mountain peaks. Rock formations, Water Cascades, Fountains, Gazebo’s with stunning Vistas, Contemporary Sculptures of young Indian Artists as well as traditional Artifacts reflecting on the rich heritage of the Sub-Continent are to be found along the extensive walkways; Vista benches, a Jogging Track and a Bike path round off the wide array of options created to enrich the well-being of the resort’s guests.

The Philosophy at The Ananda

The philosophy of holistic living was a way of life in ancient India. Indians understood the balance of nature, the ways of the Universe and how the elements affected not just their physical health, but their mental well-being. And to achieve people retreated to the peace and quiet of the mountains. This is the philosophy that lead to the creation of The Ananda In The Himalayas.

More than ever before the New Age individual moving on today’s fast track recognises the need to retreat, find holistic remedies, and rejuvenating locales. The Ananda have tried to recreate the synergy of mind body and intellect not just through the natural Himalayan locales and the proximity to the mountains and the river, but through the rejuvenating and ancient processes and philosophies of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with contemporary international therapies which enhance and augment the original.

The rest of the day is to indulge in the spa and wellness activities as per the 7 nights Ananda Renew Program [No transport].

Dinner is at the hotel.

Overnight: Ananda in the Himalayas

 

Days 5-10 In Rishikesh

All meals are at the hotel.

Full days to indulge in the spa and wellness activities as per the Ananda Renew Program [No transport)

Individual Wellness Consultation only for guests on comprehensive programme

  • Group Wellbeing Orientation for guests on the Introductory Programmes (3/5 nights)
  • Personal Fitness Consultation, Fitness Test and Body composition analysis where required
  • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants
  • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counselling session
  • Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person
  • Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day
  • Scheduled wellness activities: Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta talks, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations, and weekly trek
  • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities: Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, and Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath

During your consultation with the Ayurvedic physician standard treatments may adjusted to suit your body type.

 
 

Overnight: Ananda in the Himalayas

 

Days 5-10 In Rishikesh

All meals are at the hotel.

Full days to indulge in the spa and wellness activities as per the Ananda Renew Program [No transport)

Individual Wellness Consultation only for guests on comprehensive programme

  • Group Wellbeing Orientation for guests on the Introductory Programmes (3/5 nights)
  • Personal Fitness Consultation, Fitness Test and Body composition analysis where required
  • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants
  • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counselling session
  • Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person
  • Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day
  • Scheduled wellness activities: Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta talks, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations, and weekly trek
  • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities: Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, and Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath

During your consultation with the Ayurvedic physician standard treatments may adjusted to suit your body type.

 

 

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PACKAGE DETAILS 

Single occupancy: From £8,675.00 per person
Double occupancy: £6,925.00 per person

Prices include domestic transfers & flights and accommodation.
The Imperial, Delhi would be Bed & Breakfast with the Ananda being Full Board.
International flights are not included but can be arranged. 

 

We are flexible with our packages so please ask if you would like to book without international flights. We understand you may wish to use air miles, other rewards, or book from a different departure location.

We can also arrange additional nights pre or post the retreat. Please just ask. 

 

 

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