When you visualise a luxury Himalayan destination spa, you probably can’t get closer to perfection than Ananda. Located in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas in India, Ananda is regularly voted as one of the best spa hotels in the world. Set amongst 100 acres of lush virgin forest, Ananda has breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, the valley of the holy town of Rishikesh and the river Ganga. Couples seeking a luxurious wellbeing treat will be spoilt for choice as Ananda offers special workshops and private sessions with Visiting Masters in different areas of wellbeing. Ananda Spa is a complete wellness experience offering over 80 treatments. Focused programmes (Ayurveda, Detox, Weight Management, Yoga etc.) are overseen by the consultants, nutritionists and experienced therapists to create a personalised therapy and activities programme designed to meet individual needs and health goals. The delicious Ayurvedic cuisine (with menus personalised according to your dosha or body type) ensure successful weight loss or healing and rejuvenation.
These teachers, therapists, healers, Ayurvedic doctors and guides visit from around the world to share their talents and gifts with those who choose to explore and understand the deeper realms of holistic wellbeing for the body, mind and spirit. Dates and information for upcoming Visiting Masters can be seen below:
Self-Healing Ritual with Leela Sylvia Isani & Frank Weckesser , 1-31 August 2016
This transformational experience aims to activate self-healing power, amplify self-love and connect with one’s soul level. The heart centred hands-on treatment provides a sacred space and favours a deep cell and organ regeneration while the guest enjoys tender touches carrying the transmission of a powerful light energy. The experience contains a flowing self-healing sequence, featuring special movements, gentle strokes and soft energetic touches. Guests are invited to perform simple, effective exercises before the treatment with the therapist and will receive written instructions at the end, as guests are encouraged to continue practicing the introductory exercises at home.
The 1.5 hour session leaves guests deeply relaxed and rejuvenated, at one with themselves and in love with life. The self-healing ritual is intended to open up higher levels of consciousness, release tensions while boosting life energy.
About Leela Sylvia Isani – Leela Isani is a certified Holistic Healer, Reikimaster, a Human Potential Trainer, Spiritual Coach and Author She is trained in Alternative Medicine, Stress Management, Lifestyle Coaching, psycho-spiritual Care for the Dying, Energy Work, Trauma Healing and Yoga. As a Yoga teacher she developed her own very intuitive way of sharing Yoga, called Leela Yoga. One of her focus is on Self-Healing as she believes that we ourselves are able to heal our body, as the wisdom of the body knows exactly what is needed to harmonise and to heal.
About Frank Weckesser – Frank Weckesser is an experienced coach for retreat groups and corporate teams training for over fifteen years in the areas of Communication, Wellness, Spa, Massage Therapy, Healing Modalities and Aroma Therapy. Frank has Master degrees in Holistic Massage Therapy, Aroma Therapy, Alchemy and advanced Healing Modalities such as Magnified Healing.
Reiki and Intuitive Massage with Jill Banwell, 1-30 September
Intuitive Massage Treatment: Jill will use a combination of Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai bodywork techniques to massage the guest’s whole body, including feet, face and head. Working intuitively, the master will perform the treatment based on the guest’s needs and any physical issues. This treatment will release tension, induce deep relaxation while rebalancing and re-energising. Guests can opt to receive a stronger massage with deeper pressure, or a more relaxing massage with lighter pressure.
Reiki Healing – Jill holds a nurturing space that encourages guests to deeply relax and let go while she channels healing universal life force energies into them. Receiving Reiki improves energy and strengthens the body. Healing energies enter the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of one’s being, naturally allowing to rebalance and re-harmonise, to feel much more at peace with oneself.
About Jill Banwell – After graduating in science, Jill felt drawn towards the helping professions, to explore paths of healing and self-development. This journey has taken her into the fields of Massage, Reiki, Tarot, Crystal and Colour Healing, Yoga and Meditation. She has been involved professionally with the healing arts for over 14 years, working internationally in North America, Asia and Europe.
Integrative touch and Aura reading with Virginie Claret, 1- 31 October
Healing Touch – 75 minutes. These sessions restore the free flow of life energy within the physical body and the subtle energy bodies, as health is a state of harmony between these various dimensions of our being. The Master draws upon a great variety of techniques – from neuromuscular therapy, trigger point and Swedish strokes, to acupressure, Reiki and specific energetic modalities. Virginie will work simultaneously on the energy meridians as defined by Chinese medicine, on the energy centres (chakras) and on the multi-dimensional aspect of the being based on Reiki tradition. Deeply soothing, the Healing Touch helps release firmly rooted memories and patterns to offer a deep sense of peace and rejuvenation.
Aura Reading – 75 minutes. The aura is a coloured and multi-layered electromagnetic field encompassing essential information about our destiny, our potential and our functioning. This in-depth reading is an opportunity for Ananda guests to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their challenges and potential in order to live a fuller life. It is performed with the guest’s active participation with the therapist determining what energy is needed to harmonise the various layers.
About Virginie Claret – Highly skilled at assessing the Chi-life energy, Virginie is a Reiki master of exceptional intuition and a licensed massage therapist with a strong background in medical studies. She is a graduate of the Arizona School of Integrative Studies as well as a graduate of the Harner Shamanic foundation in the USA. She collaborates regularly as a specialist in top hotels and spas around the world and works privately as a healer in her native Switzerland.
We don’t believe that it is possible to get bored of wellbeing treatments but if you do decide that you would like to explore what else Ananda has on offer then it is surrounded by a range of exhilarating activities for the adventure seeker and nature lover. From white water rafting in the Ganges River, Himalayan foothill hiking and trekking, a visit to Chilla National Park and elephant safari and a challenging 6-hole Golf course and driving range within the resort. Ananda with its unique location, serene ambience and world-class service is a haven for a diverse audience from across the world. A visit to Ananda can be for a short break for rest and relaxation, romantic getaway or for comprehensive wellness programmes to reach individual health goals.
For more information please visit www.anandaspa.com/