Two hours into the villages out of Bangalore, set on pristine greens, with rich flora, monkeys resting in citrus trees and a sandalwood laced breeze, is paradise.
It's a completely holistic approach to well-being. Morning vinyasa begins each day at six. Ramakant, nicknamed Mr. Smiley, guides you as you breath and flow and birds sing to you from fig trees. Next, a healthful and delicious breakfast only from items in the organic garden - aloevera, pineapple and mint juice, tofu scramble, grilled tomatoes, bread made from quinoa grown on the farm.
A vigorous schedule, with each moment’s intention being to release toxins from the body. The hours are long and filled with peace. Group chanting, meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama, aryuvedic treatments, swimming, and intimate feasts with strangers who soon become friends, the table scattered with flowers. Each night ending with fresh mint or coriander tea, under a dazzling Indian moon.
Genuine care shines through every aspect, creating space for senses to reach new heights. A traditional Javanese body scrub is made from freshly ground turmeric, manuka honey and rice. Coconut water appears at the exact moment you realize you are thirsty. Magical shoe elves follow you, repositioning sandals in the opposite direction after you enter a building, making your passage effortless.
Being here is an extraordinarily special gift in this world, a brilliant journey to clarity and self-discovery that will leave you longing to return.