Yoga, Ayurveda and Spa

Ananda In Himalayas - Narendra Nagar

The Indian subcontinent has been blessed with seven principal mountain ranges of which Himalayas, that lies in the northern part is the largest of all. There is also Shivalik range that also lies within the same region and has some famous hill stations that include Dalhousie, Kullu, Shimla, Nanital and many more. Most of the hill stations in India were developed by the British, around a central mall, to get respite from the oppressive summer heat. Many have picturesque lakes as their focal point, making them excellent places for boating activities. To people world over Kashmir has been one of the favoured hill destinations which has been the most famous world over often referred as heaven on earth. But there are many other hill destinations like Darjeeling, Gangtok, Shimla, Kausauli, Ooty, Coorg etc, which are good and frequented both by Indians and foreigners as a gateway to calm and relaxing holidays. Here you can experience fresh air, serenity, calmness, natural springs and steams, beautiful flowers, large ranges of green mountains, natural beauty, wildlife which clubbed with beautiful and nice hotels/resorts makes these hills a perfect destination for a relaxed and rejuvenating holidays.

Ayurveda at Ananda is one of the important feature of its existence. Every individual gets specific attention and ayurvedic treatment assessed by a wellness consultant prior to finalizing the programme. These programmes are designed keeping in mind the individual’s desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize.

The quality and class is authenticated through ingredients and methods which are well tested and tried over innumerous years be it oils, vessels, wooden beds, treatment rituals, Ayurveda meals, traditional massagesand qualified therapists trained in traditional Ayurvedic schools.

Ananda can be credited for pure and traditional form of Yoga, adapted to suit the needs of every individual. Yoga is considered to one of the advanced stream of science encompassing all aspects of life in different ways and levels to balance the mind, body and spirit. The Yoga teachers here are highly qualified to understand the personal objectives and goals of every individual. Accordingly specific meditation and yoga programme coupled with Ayurveda treatment is designed for the individuals to achieve their goals.

The Zuri Resort & Spa - Kumarakom

The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala, Resort & Spa is a five–star deluxe spa resort in Kumarakom, set at the heart of the beautiful Southern state of Kerala–fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’. Located on the breathtaking banks of Vembanad lake it is one of the best Ayurveda and Spa resort in Kumarakom with spacious living–dining rooms, traditional Indian–style bedrooms and individual gardens with private plunge pools. This resort, is the perfect place for yoga, meditation or simply quiet contemplation.

The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort & Spa has been the winner of Best Resort Spa Hotel in India’ title for continuous two years. Home to the largest spa in South India, Maya Spa at Zuri Kumarakom offers not only western and oriental therapies but also authentic Ayurvedic practices.

Maya Spa at Zuri provides different massages like classical Ayurveda massage for the full body to improve circulation, relieves fatigue and related body aches, nourishes the skin, relaxes the body and removes stress. Kerala traditional Abhyangam, full body massage based on Ayurveda with focus on stimulating the vital energy points spread all over the body. It helps in releasing the blockages and stagnancy of energy flow in the body to invigorate and to heal the imbalances in the system. Shirodhara, an immensely relaxing therapy well known for its de-stressing effects on the mind and the senses. Choorna Swedanan, a healing fomentation therapy helps in painful and inflammatory conditions of joints like rheumatoid arthritis, back aches, joint stiffness, neck and shoulder pains etc.

There are various other Ayurveda treatments and Yoga classes available at Zuri Kumarakom. The resort also offers many leisure options, including a large swimming pool with water–spouting elephant sculptures and a luxury spa in Kumarakom with Ayurvedic treatments. The restaurants at Zuri Kumarakom serve very good Indian and international cuisine. Experience the heavenly beauty of Kumarakom in all its tranquil glory.

Wildflower Hall - Shimla

The world class Oberoi Spa at Wildflower Hall, is among the best Spa resort which offers holistic treatments based on Ayurvedic, Asian and Western therapies. A great place to relax, rejuvenate and inspire with breathtaking scenic views through lush green cedar and pine forests. A prior assessment of the body is done by a well experienced Ayurvedic consultation and accordingly Ayurvedic therapies are recommended to the individuals. Yoga, meditation and pranayam is also available at this resort. Yoga sessions include meditative postures and breathing techniques that will help you attain a state of well-being and serenity. Personalised yoga or meditation session are made available on demand.

There are numerous therapies on offer to make purify your body, mind and soul. There is a numerous therapies as below.

One of Spirit of Ayurveda

This nurturing therapy takes you beyond relaxation to a pure mind and body connection. This therapy begins with an Indian head massage combined with an inhalation therapy using essential oils to assist in opening your breathing passages and bring you into a state of meditation.

Journey to Tibet

A warm herbal poultice massage combined with energy balancing and healing sound. You'll enjoy the benefits of the heat and therapeutic massage as your chakra energy centers are cleansed and enhanced through the therapeutic sound and vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls.

Himalayan Romance

Starts with a body exfoliation with our customized blend of exotic Indian spices to purify and cleanse your skin to a lustrous glow.


Take your spa experience to a new zenith by opting for two or more consecutive therapies to suit your individual needs and create your very own spa ritual.

Ayurvedic traditional massage

Also known as Abhyanga this detoxifying therapy uses warm herbs infused with Ayurvedic oils chosen according to your dosha. The oils are generously poured over the entire body and then vigorously massaged into the skin. This traditional Indian massage detoxifies your body and revitalises your spirit. A steam bath is recommended after this massage.

Hot herbal poultice therapy

This therapeutic massage begins with an application of warm oil, specific to your dosha. A warm herbal fomentation is applied to relax the muscles while stimulating blood circulation and energy flow.


Using Ayurvedic oils, vital points of the shoulder, neck, head and face are massaged to loosen tight muscles and encourage blood circulation.


Padabhyanga promotes quality sleep, increases circulation and energy flow to boost immunity, rejuvenating your entire body.

Marma point therapy

Marma points are energy pathways where the body and mind communicate. Using pure Ayurvedic oils according to your dosha, marma point therapy is a cleansing and harmonising therapy.


Shirodhara is an ancient Indian therapy using warm, medicated oils which flow from a specially designed copper vessel. A gentle stream of warm oil is directed onto the third eye which in turn triggers healing, restores balanced health and calms the mind.