SwaSwara with Wellbeing Escapes

At a glance

  • In partnership with Wellbeing Escapes
  • Boutique Ayurveda and yoga retreat
  • Private yoga deck and garden with each villa
  • Eco-friendly and meat-free resort

Facilities Swaswara With Wellbeing Escapes

Pool, Ayurveda treatment rooms, meditation hut, cooking classes*, art and pottery classes*, library, Wi-Fi

Spa & wellness

As well as daily yoga practice and a clean, Ayurvedic diet, treatments are offered in the Ayurveda Shala to help you detox, de-stress or rejuvenate. Before any treatments begin, you have a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor to establish your goals and then follow a range of treatments such as a fully body Abhyanga or deep tissue massage, or a head and shoulders rejuvenating massage – depending on the length of your stay and your chosen programme inclusiosn. For guests on the Swa Wellbeing Yoga & Ayurveda programme, you can opt for additional Ayurveda treatments\* aimed at relaxation and rejuvenation from the à la carte menu (subject to availability). If you're looking for more intense and therapeutic Ayurveda treatments such as Shirodhara (where oil is continuously poured onto the forehead, creating a relaxing effect on the nervous system) you will need to book one of the Ayurveda-focused programmes – Ayurveda Rejuvenation or Detox & Panchakarma.

Spa Packages

Spa & wellness packages available in partnership with Wellbeing Escapes

Yoga & Ayurveda
Focus on learning to relax, with traditional Hatha yoga and meditation classes, and creative activities such as cooking, pottery and painting. A good choice if you're looking for an all-round wellness-focused stay (minimum 7 night stay, personalised Ayurvedic vegetarian full board).
Includes:

• Ayurveda consultation (prior to any treatment)
• 1 x 1-hour relaxation therapeutic massage
• 1 x 45-minute Ayurveda de-stress massage
• 1 x 1-hour rejuvenation therapeutic massage
• 1 x 45-minute cleansing aromatherapy salt scrub
• 1 x 1-hour private yoga session (per villa)
• 1 x 1-hour rejuvenation therapeutic massage (minimum 10 night stay)
• 1 x 1-hour private yoga session (per villa, minimum 14 night stay)
• 1 x 1-hour reflexology session (minimum 14 night stay)
• 1 x 1-hour deep-tissue massage (minimum 14 night stay)
• Daily group yoga sessions such as pranayama, yoga nidra, art yoga, laughter yoga and mandala meditation
• Daily group sunrise and evening meditation sessions
• Interactive cooking demos by the chef (approx. four times a week)
• Guided group art and pottery sessions with the resident artist
• Guided group activities accompanied by staff, including bird watching and nature walks
• An eco tour of the property
• 1 x escorted visit to the temple town of Gokarna and a local market which takes place on Thursdays
• 1 x 45-minute boat cruise (subject to weather conditions)

Personalised Ayurveda Holiday
An Ayurveda-focused programme which is ideal as an introduction to an Ayurvedic lifestyle and includes daily therapeutic Ayurveda treatments supplemented by a personalised, dosha-specific diet (pure vegetarian) to rejuvenate you or address a specific ailment, without undergoing a ghee detox and purge (minimum 7-night stay, personalised Ayurvedic vegetarian full board). 

Includes:
• Daily consultation with Ayurveda doctor (pre and post treatments)
• Daily personalised Ayurveda treatment (one or two depending on Ayurveda doctor's prescription)
• Daily group yoga sessions, such as pranayama, yoga nidra, art yoga, laughter yoga and mandala meditation
• Daily group sunrise and evening meditation sessions
• Interactive cooking demos by the chef (approx. four times a week)
• Guided group art and pottery sessions with the resident artist
• Guided group activities accompanied by staff, including bird watching and nature walks
• Visit to a nearby local village and an eco-tour of the property
• 1 x escorted visit to the temple town of Gokarna and local market
• 1 x 45-minute boat cruise (subject to weather conditions).

Detox Holiday
This Ayurveda-focused programme follows classical and traditional Ayurvedic procedures so it’s very strict and regimented with a daily programme personalised for you by the Ayurveda
doctors. It's a minimum 14 night stay and begins with the classical cleansing 'Purvakarma' procedures such as 'Snehapana' or detoxing the body by ingesting increasing quantities of medicated ghee over a minimum of 3-4 days followed by a one day 'Virechana' or purging procedure where Ayurvedic, oral, herbal laxatives are used to rid the body of the toxic ghee accumulated in the body system. A deeper detox would require an extension up to 21 nights in order to undergo the more intense, cleansing panchakarma procedures too.

As this is an intense, deep cleanse programme, all physical activities including yoga sessions are subject to the Ayurveda doctor's approval. Swimming in the pool/sea and long walks are not recommended and the purchase of additional private yoga classes is not an option as the idea is to keep physical activities to a minimum (minimum 14 night stay, personalised Ayurvedic vegetarian detox full board).

14-night detox programme includes:

• Daily consultations with Ayurveda doctors (pre and post treatments)
• Purvakarmas/snehanam (Ayurvedic ghee detox to start the programme, followed by virechana/purging)
• Daily personalised Ayurvedic detoxifying treatment (one or two daily depending on Ayurveda doctor's prescription)
• Daily group yoga sessions, such as pranayama, yoga nidra, art yoga, laughter yoga and mandala meditation
• Daily group sunrise and evening meditation sessions
• Interactive cooking sessions with the chef (approx. four times a week)
• Guided group activities accompanied by staff, including bird watching and nature walks
• An eco tour of the property
• 1 x escorted visit to the temple town of Gokarna and a local market which takes place on Thursdays
• 1 x 45-minute boat cruise (subject to weather conditions).

*Denotes local charge