The Indian wellness retreat, Vana, has joined the Six Senses portfolio as the brand’s first dedicated wellness property.
Six Senses Hotels & Resorts has added Vana, a wellness retreat in India, to its portfolio, providing guests with personalised wellness journeys infused with modern innovation and ancient practices.
Spread over 21 acres of the Himalayan foothills, Six Senses Vana incorporates Ayurveda, yoga, Tibetan medicine, and natural healing therapies, which are complemented by personalised activity schedules and nourishing cuisine.
Wellness itineraries can be tailored to include an intention such as sleep, yoga, or detox, with diagnostics to guide the inclusions for each program. For instance, a yoga intention will see private sessions, guided meditation, and breathwork with signature massages and energising treatments.
“From the moment you arrive, when your forehead is dotted with crimson, and you don your loose-fitting kurta pajamas, to the moment you leave, and your wrist is tied with a red-string blessing, this soothing space serves as a leveller, where you can come as you are and connect to each other and nature without hindrance,” says Six Senses Vana General Manager Jaspreet Singh.
Close to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, Vana has been frequented by those seeking to rebalance, heal, and improve their vitality since it opened in 2014. Founder Veer Singh has a deep interest in and respect for sustainable farming, traditional wisdom, and nature. Six Senses will continue this ethos while enhancing the offering with new signature experiences.
At the Alchemy Bar, guests can make their own spa products in accordance with their dosha type. Later in 2012, children aged six and over can join Grow With Six Senses, a program that presents learning opportunities through art, music, movement, storytelling, and interactive spaces.
Art, music, exhibitions, and performances will add to the cultural programming, with an al fresco cinema and game courts also available.