Ananda in the Himalayas unveils new wellbeing support systems for 2022

Date: 04 May 2022

Silvia Ricciardi

India’s foremost wellness retreat, Ananda in the Himalayas, unveils new wellbeing support systems, including newly integrated emotional healing sessions.

Over the past two years Ananda in the Himalayas, India’s multi-award-winning wellness retreat, has redefined and recemented its expertise. Purpose-driven, research-led and scientifically backed – a new collection of therapies, programmes and platforms have been designed to meet the rising collective need for health and healing.

In the foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking Rishikesh and with breathtaking views of the Ganges river valley, Ananda has long drawn on the ancient knowledge of the motherland. With a team of more than 60 experts guided by two decades of research, residential wellness programmes uniquely integrate the best of traditional Indian practices, including new comprehensive diagnostic processes, curated, personalised solutions designed to bring about sacred heart healing and post-stay assessments all geared towards the unification of mind, body and soul for every guest.

Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation, Spiritual Inquiry (rooted in the Vedantas) and pure Healthy Cuisine have always formed the foundational pillars of Ananda’s philosophy. New for 2022, and in response to increasing demand, is the additional focus on Emotional Healing, now interwoven into all the wellbeing programmes in the hope of addressing the increasing pressures of a post-pandemic era where global stability and personal wellbeing can feel fragile.

Ananda’s expansive 25,000 sq. ft. world-class spa has also welcomed a host of exciting new practitioners all dedicated to restoring inner balance and energy with their holistic approach. From new (yet ancient) Traditional Chinese Medicine practices to Long Covid Recovery Programmes, Ananda has remolded its offerings in line with an impassioned desire to provide a sanctuary, for restoration and reconnection.

Mahesh Natarajan, Chief Operating Officer, comments:

Holistic and traditional wisdom is impacting global consciousness more than ever. Particularly after the last two years, wellbeing is understood to no longer be just that which is achieved on the massage table or on the mat. It also involves delving deep – into our emotions, blockages, beliefs, and values. As Ananda emerges renewed and invigorated after a time of huge contemplation and spiritual growth, we feel more ready than ever to share the science of our wellness practices – from Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta teachings, mantras and meditations to emotional healing. We look forward to welcoming back passionate seekers from around the world.” 

Among the new services offered by Ananda in the Himalayas:

Spearheaded by resident experts Dr. Roma Singh, renowned for her life-changing insights, along with the equally intuitive Ms. Chandana Ganguly, emotional wellbeing coaching sessions can benefit all areas of a person’s life, including their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, their work and their relationships. Individual sessions are now incorporated through all of Ananda’s offerings, from stress management programmes through to the more goal-driven experiences. A 90-minute cognitive assessment will look at personal challenges and blockages and include deep subconscious work, including hypnotherapy, from which solutions to address emotional needs arise.

Ancient science remains at the core of Ananda’s offering. For 2022, the award-winning spa has added a range of traditional Oriental therapies, including TCM, Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Tibetan Kuu Nye, Kundalini and Japanese Shiatsu. Used to address a variety of health issues including chronic pain and migraines, immune enhancement, disease prevention, anxiety and depression, these therapies work on a deep energetic level to provide powerful healing and enhance the effectiveness of Ananda’s wellbeing programmes.

Joining Ananda to head up these new therapies is renowned holistic expert, doctor and professor of Traditional East Asian therapies, Dr. Jitender Uniyal. With 20 years’ experience, Dr. Uniyal is one of India’s foremost specialists in alternative healing.

Long applauded on the global scene, this renewed 360-degree committed approach to wellbeing from Ananda in the Himalayas now promises to be more effective and more relevant than ever.

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