Six Senses Vana

Six Senses Vana

India, Indian Subcontinent

Set on the gentle slopes of a lychee and mango plantation, the dense Sal forest to the west and the hills of Mussoorie to the north, Six Senses Vana is an international ashram, a wellness retreat and a world-class sanctuary – all healing and nourishing. Designed by Spanish architectural company Esteva i Esteva, it’s design is both dramatic and serene; sculptured sleek stone and sheer glass, modernist polished buildings with pale wooden floors, and all surrounded by a large courtyard shaded by a grove of mango trees. Bedrooms are soothing and calm - the colour scheme is muted, with wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking the trees and hills.

So who would Six Senses Vana suit? The answer is every one that is besieged by the challenges of living in the modern world. For Six Senses Vana is a haven to escape to, to discover, to be still in and to heal. There are three distinct practices available at Six Senses Vana - an Ayurvedic wing, where only the purest form of Ayurveda is practised for highly-effective detoxification, a Natural Therapy side that offers brilliant acupuncture, shiatsu and reflexology, and the Tibetan Medicine Centre, (Sowa Ripa), where celestial treatments including massage and scalp tension release start with chanting and finish with hot flannels on the feet. Six Senses Vana also boasts on-site nutritionists, visiting monks and experts, steam rooms, saunas, indoor and outdoor pools, infrared cabins, a well-equipped gym, tennis courts, a herb garden and lots of spots for Yoga and meditation. 

Food also plays a very important role in Six Senses Vana's wellness philosophy and is artistically displayed and delicious, and served to you based on your body type and the objectives of your retreat. All dishes, of course, are locally sourced, seasonal, fresh and organic. The menu at Six Senses Vana is not about absence or deprivation, but sensible eating that offers a feast for the senses as well as being healing to the body.

Whatever your wellness objective Six Senses Vana is, without doubt, one of the world’s greatest temples to wellness - a place to take your own journey in pursuit of the restoration of body, mind and soul.

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Types Of Programmes Offered At Six Senses Vana

Whatever your wellness objective, Six Senses Vana Retreat is one of the world’s best places to go for a wellness retreat. It’s a place to take control of your own journey and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. As health and wellness goals can significantly vary depending on the person, Six Senses Vana offers a wide selection of programmes to choose from. Here are some of the best that we would recommend:

Wellness Stay

The Wellness Stay is ideal for those without a specific health goal but who still want to improve their lifestyle. This package includes a personalised meal plan, a wellness consultation and one private daily treatment. You will also have access to group activities such as Yoga and meditation.

Yoga

The Yoga programme at Six Senses Vana can help you improve your yoga practice and your overall health. The programme includes private sessions, guided meditation, breathwork, signature massages and energy treatments.

Detox

The Detox programme at Six Senses Vana will eliminate toxins, improve digestion, boost your immune system and clear your mind. Plus the non-invasive yogic cleanse helps your body detox in a safe, controlled manner, and is combined with low-intensity training and mind-body practices.

Tibetian Healing

Six Senses Vana is one of the few places in the world where Traditional Tibetan Medicine is formally offered. Delivered by therapists and doctors from northern India, this programme aims to reset your fight-or-flight mode, soothe trauma and balance emotions.

Better Sleep

Six Senses Vana’s Sleep programme is for those struggling to sleep or stay asleep. Here experts will track your sleep patterns and help you reset through treatments and therapies such as Yoga Nidra, holistic massages and night-time soporific drinks.

Weight Management

The Weight Management programme will help you take control of your weight and relationship with food through healing and weight loss. Six Senses Vana will treat the root causes of your weight issues through fitness activities, stimulating body treatments, meditation, biohacking and a personalised meal plan.

Ayurveda

The Ayurveda programme at Six Senses Vana will help you realign your energy and balance your body and mind, guided by recommendations from the retreat’s Ayurvedic doctors. Following a consultation, you will receive a wellness plan specific to your dosha, (Ayurvedic body and personality type).

Ayurveda Panchkarma

The Panchkarma is Six Senses Vana’s signature programme. This intensive detox programme aims to help you achieve optimal physical and mental health by cleansing the body of harmful toxins. This is achieved through a strict Ayurvedic detox diet, yoga, meditation and various cleansing treatments.

Have we convinced you to go and try Six Senses Vana for yourself yet? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to pack your bags and book your plane ticket to India. This healing hero is your route to optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health, and Healing Holidays is here to make it all happen. Reach out to us today and get booked to Six Senses Vana.

   Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport
   Transfer Time: Approx. 60 minutes

   Sample Weekly Group Activities 




Sharing from £1569.00£1569.00 pp
Singles from £2039.00£2039.00 pp
Sharing from £1999.00£1999.00 pp
Singles from £2679.00£2679.00 pp

Including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 5 night stay

Recommended for

Detox | Yoga | Ayurveda | Emotional Healing


Room Types
Cuisine

Nature and ecology are forever present in how the seasons and Six Senses Vana's supply chain influence their menus, which match the Eat With Six Senses guiding principles of natural ingredients, local and sustainable, and less is more.

You’ll find nutritional information on all menus to help you make informed choices. Six Senses Vana are not prescriptive unless it is essential for a particular retreat objective. Their cuisine wholeheartedly embraces the joy of food and might just be one of the highlights of your retreat!

Expect beautifully presented, delicate, pure, uncomplicated flavors and fragrant yet not overly spiced curries, savory and naturally sweet dishes. Six Senses Vana include allergy-friendly, vegetarian, and vegan options as well as mindfully sourced meat, fish, and poultry. The plentiful buffet lunches and à la carte dinners ensure you never go hungry and still shift a surprising amount of weight.

Six Senses Vana's cuisine is also a vital contributor to the preservation and revival of our culture and traditions. Food has always been seen as an offering to the divine and they consider the food that they create as an offering to their Vanavasis.

Another bridge between the traditional medicine systems and cuisine is Six Senses Vana's apothecary. Prescribed by their doctors and based on principles of Ayurveda, Sowa Rigpa, and naturopathy their apothecary creates decoctions, infusions, herb mixtures, and topical applications that are grown in, not flown in, and indigenous and intentional.

SALANA

Salana’s contemporary wellness cuisine draws inspiration from life. Its focus on nutrition, creativity, nature, and low food miles reflects Six Senses Vana’s core philosophy. Menus change with the seasons, and at lunch and dinner each day. Whether you eat indoors, outdoors on our terrace, or while enjoying each other's company around a long table, their cuisine is a retreat highlight. 

ANAYU

Anayu is derived from the Sanskrit words “ana” and “ayu” meaning “nourishment/food” and “life”. It brings together Indian-inspired recipes and Ayurvedic principles. Anayu’s menu is crafted to serve each of the three body types – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Six Senses Vana believe that food is a gift and eating it is a reverent experience. 

Activities
  • Classical music performances
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Lectures
  • Cooking lessons
  • Hiking
  • Fitness classes
  • Tennis
Facilities
  • Wellness centre
  • Yoga studios and pavilion
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Watsu pool
  • Steam room
  • Ice fountain
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Padel courts
  • Badminton courts
  • Meditation Cave
  • Bodhi Tree
  • Two restaurants
  • Tea and Juice Bar
  • Sketchbook meeting space
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Library
  • Boutique
  • Earth Lab
  • Alchemy Bar
  • Reflection Garden
  • Walking trails
  • Organic vegetable and herb gardens
Location

Set on the gentle slopes of a lychee and mango plantation, the dense Sal forest to its west, the hills of Mussoorie to its’ north, Six Senses Vana is located in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills.

Directions to Six Senses Vana:

Travelling by plane

  • Dehradun Airport - approx. 60 mins
Reviews
Insider's Tips
  • "Travel light, you get super comfy organic kurta pyjamas daily, so that’s one thing less to worry about." - Frances Geoghegan, Owner & Founder
  • "There is a well stocked library at Six Senses Vana, no need to take books either." - Anna, Wellness Advisor
  • "Dine at the communal table at mealtimes. Most evening you are joined by one of the Six Senses Vana doctors or specialists, its fun and very informative." - Frances Geoghegan, Owner & Founder
  • "Take a meditative walk in the yoga orchard, and enjoy the magical bird song." - Klaudia Orr, Wellness Advisor
Healing Holidays Exclusive Offers

Although Healing Holidays offer a best price guarantee we often receive special offers with very limited booking windows from our partners. As these are sometimes not reflected on our website it is always worth checking with us to ensure that the cost you are being quoted is the very best available.


Room Upgrade (Exclusive To Healing Holidays)

  • Enjoy a guaranteed upgrade from Garden Room to Forest Room 
  • Enjoy an upgrade from a Bodhi Suite to Forest Suite (subject to availability)
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Programmes

Please note: Programme prices listed are inclusive of any applicable special offers

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A Wellness Stay At Six Senses Vana
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7, 14, 21 or 28 nights

This package is ideal for those who are not looking to pursue a specific health goal, but still want to improve their lifestyle and wellbeing.Available over various durations, this packcage includes a personalised meal plan, a wellness consultation and one private treatment per day.You will also ha…

Sharing from £1569.00£1569.00 pp
Singles from £2039.00£2039.00 pp
Six Senses Vana Yoga
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned yoga practitioner, the Yoga programme at Six Senses Vana can help you improve your yoga practice and your overall health and wellbeing.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, the programme includes private sessions, guided meditation, and breathwork, w…

Sharing from £2229.00£2229.00 pp
Singles from £2739.00£2739.00 pp
Six Senses Vana Detox
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

Eliminate toxins, improve digestion, boost the immune system and clear your mind with the Detox programme at Six Senses Vana.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, their non-invasive yogic cleanse, which includes a curated meal plan helps your body detox in a safe, controlled manner, combined with low i…

Sharing from £2229.00£2229.00 pp
Singles from £2739.00£2739.00 pp
Six Senses Vana Tibetan Healing
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

Tibetan Medicine, or Sowa Rigpa, is delivered by Tibetan therapists and doctors from the north of India. Six Senses Vana is one of the few places in the world where Sowa Rigpa is formally offered in its complete avatar.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, the Tibetan Healing programme at Six Senses Va…

Sharing from £2229.00£2229.00 pp
Singles from £2739.00£2739.00 pp
Six Senses Vana Better Sleep
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

If getting to sleep or staying asleep are a struggle, or you wake up feeling tired then Six Senses Vana’s Sleep programme could be just the ticket.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, Six Senses Vana’s experts will track your sleep patterns and help you reset through treatments and therapi…

Sharing from £2229.00£2229.00 pp
Singles from £2739.00£2739.00 pp
Six Senses Vana Weight Management
Six Senses Vana | India
14, 17 or 21 nights

Gain control of your weight and relationship with food through healing and gradual weight loss with the Weight Management programme at Six Senses Vana.During this programme, which is available over 14, 17 or 21 nights, Six Senses Vana will treat the root causes of your weight issues through fitness…

Sharing from £6969.00£6969.00 pp
Singles from £8449.00£8449.00 pp
Six Senses Vana Ayurveda
Six Senses Vana | India
14 or 17 nights

Realign your energy and balance your body and mind, guided by recommendations from Six Senses Vana’s Ayurvedic doctors with their Ayurveda programme.Following a detailed consultation, you will be presented with a bespoke wellness plan that is specific to your dosha (Ayurvedic body and persona…

Sharing from £6969.00£6969.00 pp
Singles from £8449.00£8449.00 pp
Six Senses Vana Ayurveda Panchakarma
Six Senses Vana | India
21 nights

The Panchkarma is Six Senses Vana’s signature programme and is not for the faint hearted.This intensive detox programme available over 21 nights aims to help you achieve optimal physical and mental health by cleansing the body of harmful toxins. This is achieved through a strict Ayurvedic det…

Sharing from £10449.00£10449.00 pp
Singles from £12679.00£12679.00 pp
The Golden Triangle Extension – Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
Six Senses Vana | India
7 nights

Extend your stay in India and tick off some of the country’s big-hitting destinations on this tour of the Golden Triangle. Flying initially into Jaipur you will experience this fabulously artistic city, the scenic capital of Rajasthan, before travelling onward via the hauntingly abandoned Fat…

The South Extension - Mumbai & Kerala
Six Senses Vana | India
7 nights

Head south from Six Senses Vana and explore the very best of what India has to offer in its southern section. The vibrancy and bustle of Mumbai will be perfectly countered by time in charming Kochi and on a houseboat on the peaceful backwaters of Kerala. The relaxation will be completed with the op…

Into India's Soul Extension – Rishikesh, Varanasi & Khajuraho
Six Senses Vana | India
6 nights

Continue on your holistic journey from Six Senses Vana  by first spending some time in the nearby spiritual centre of Rishikesh. The extraordinary but deeply moving city of Varanasi, also set alongside the holy Ganges, is the next destination before the tour finishes in Khajuraho, which plays …

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