A sanctuary for your wellness, SwaSwara is a holistic healing centre situated in Karnataka, India amongst lush forests close to the Arabian Sea and stunning Om Beach. A beautiful natural setting that is perfectly suited to the treatments, therapies, and activities offered here, Swaswara aims to encourage the wellbeing of mind, body, and soul through natural means that nurture from the inside out. If you are looking for a spiritual escape to restore balance and harmony back to your life, this is the place to come.
Ayurveda and Yoga are the specialities here, India of course being the birth place of both these things, with different Ayurvedic treatments and yoga practices being used to treat all manner of different concerns. Whether you are looking to destress, lose weight, revitalise, or just about anything else, SwaSwara will be able to offer the solution to what ails you. At SwaSwara what you put into your body is just as important as the external practices and treatments applied, that is why they offer cuisine that aims to nourish the soul from deep inside; again the theme is natural, with meals produced that balance freshness and simplicity to agree with the principles of Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga. Everything is in balance at this serene sanctuary, combining to create the perfect circumstances to ensure your stay leaves you renewed and rejuvenated.
Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport Transfer Time: Approx. 3.5 hours
Including flights, transfers, accommodation and a 7 night programme
Ayurveda | Detox | Holistic Healing | Yoga | Weight-Loss
Simplicity is key at SwaSwara and this applies when it comes to the spa. Offering a space for Ayurvedic treatments, to practice yoga, and a few other classes, the spa specialises in few areas to ensure they can offer the highest standard of treatments. This is certainly a time when quality not quantity applies, however should you desire a massage or some other kind of spa treatment it may be possible to arrange it.
The Southern Indian menu uses locally grown vegetables and fresh seafood where possible. The menu is mainly vegetarian (no meat or eggs are used), healthy and nutritious. Expect huge portions served in communal surroundings. Food is prepared in accordance to the priciples of Ayurveda, Naturopathy, and Yoga, so expect to find simple and fresh cuisine that strikes a balance between cooked and raw food.
Offers exquisite vegetarian cuisine and fresh fish from the sea. The food at SwaSwara is a light and experimental fusion cuisine, offering the best coastal cuisine with elements of Indian and Western cooking styles.
Dinner is served by the poolside garden under the open sky
Open air Beach restaurant is an ideal place to have lunch and, being right on the seashore and is a great place for those special dinners too.
Fruits and fresh health drinks are served at the Beach restaurant in the mornings for those who attend the early morning outdoor yoga sessions.
SwaSwara is all about yoga with classes available all day. In addition there’s a swimming pool for laps and plenty of walks through the surrounding countryside. Guests can also hire kayaks and bikes. Considering it just as important to nurture the mind as well as the body, you will also find plenty here to stimulate you mentally too, with art and cookery classes also on offer.
- Interactive kitchen
- Art classes in pottery and painting
- Henna designs
- Boat rides along the shore
- Nature walks and bird watching
- Visits to Gokarna – the temple town
- Numerous locations for meditation – domed hall, by the sea, in the garden, on Meditation Hill, under the Banyan tree
- Ayurveda Centre
- Art Centre
- Swimming pool
- Souvenir shop
- WiFi corner
Surrounded by coconut groves and paddy fields, close to the Goa/Karnataka border, SwaSwara enjoys a picturesque beach location. Set around a swimming pool, the 24 villas offer indoor/outdoor living with outdoor showers and a relaxed, low-key décor with tiled floors, local textiles and large beds.
Located 170km from Goa’s Dabolim Airport, the transfer from the airport to the hotel takes about 3 ½ hours. The resort is also 240km from Mangalore Airport, which takes about five hours by car.
- Stay for 5 nights to unwind and practice yoga or sign up for a 21-day full body cleanse. This includes daily massages, a special diet programme and as much yoga as you can handle.
- Don't leave without trying a yoga session on the beach.
Swa Wellbeing Programme
SwaSwara | India
A “swa” programme is the most basic programme SwaSwara offers and aims to help you tune in to yourself through Yoga and Ayurveda, the specialities of this Indian wellness sanctuary. If you’re seeking to restore harmony and balance back to your life, this retreat is ideal for you. …
Ayurveda Rejuvenation Programme
SwaSwara | India
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian philosophy that focuses on healing the body by rebalancing the three body humors Vata, Kapha & Pitta. SwaSwara’s Ayurvedic programmess are available for different durations of stay; with each programme designed to address specific needs and restore the vitali…
Ayurveda Detox & Panchakarma Programme
SwaSwara | India
‘SwaSwara’s Ayurveda Detox and Panchakarma’ programme starts at 14 nights only. After a detailed consultation with their Ayurveda doctor and prior to starting the therapeutic external body treatments, this intense, holistic programme begins with the Ayurvedic detox procedure of in…
Things that they could have done better:
- I was informed that alcoholic drinks were (unless imported) included in the price. This did not turn out to be true. Alcoholic drinks (whether imported or local) cost extra at the resort.
- My flights had to be rescheduled for reasons outside of the control of Healing Holidays. I was not initially given the reasons for the change, so had to ask for this. It would be better, whenever there is a change to the flights, if a reason for the change were found and communicated upfront."