We suggest you bring loose and comfortable clothing, a swimming costume, sunglasses, cap, sports shoes, casual and comfortable sandals/shoes, exercise wear, sleepwear, sun protection. We provide a range of amenities in your room, including shampoo, body lotion and liquid soap; however you may want to bring other personal toiletries such as a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Please DO NOT bring any valuables such as jewellery or expensive personal belongings as we do not provide room lockers.
Yes, we have Full HD LED televisions in all our guest rooms. A range of satellite channels in English, Hindi and some vernaculars are offered.
It is always helpful if guests can pre-book treatments and programs. This assists us with scheduling and guarantees that the treatments will be available to the guests at their requested times. Reservations can assist with your pre-bookings. It’s pertinent to remember that Nirvana offers a purposefully designed programme of therapies and activities, guided by leading health and fitness experts.
You will receive a Guest Profile form and a Health Profile form with your reservation confirmation. The Health Profile form includes questions about your health concerns, medical history and objectives for your stay at Nirvana so that we can best prepare for your stay, we ask that you complete and return these forms prior to your arrival. We would appreciate your getting along your medical reports, x-rays, clinical reports and the like so that our doctors may assess your health and prescribe appropriate treatments and therapy.
The facilities and services at Nirvana are designed for adults who seek the time, place and expertise to improve their wellbeing. Being a lifestyle wellness centre we encourage and cater to adults only.
Yes, you can continue the medication you are taking along with the therapies unless specifically told not to by our doctors here. Where possible, please bring your medicines in their original packs. If you have a medicines list bring that as well.
It is possible for medicines to interact, causing unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects. So, our doctors need to be informed if you are taking any medication or treatments to ensure your wellbeing.
The types of diseases treated here are Migraine, Sinusitis, Bronchial-asthma, Ulcers, Hyperacidity, most Abdominal Disorders, Dysentery, Colitis, Gastroenteritis, Menstrual Disorders, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Diabetes Mellitus, Insomnia, Anxiety Neurosis, Spondylitis-Cervical and Lumbar, Arthritis (subject to Doctor’s approval). However, Naturopathy can treat and cure many more diseases, and we specialise in a range of other health conditions, both physiological and psychological. Our Yoga experts add immense value to your stay by providing treatments which often deliver much better results than orthodox medicine.
By taking into account the whole person and interrelated physical and emotional problems, we have been able to cure health problems that previously seemed insurmountable. The Nirvana experience is about healthy mind, body and soul. Our Yoga experts offer life changing experiences through Meditation and Yogic systems like Yognidra, Pranayam and through counselling on lifestyle related issues.
While not absolutely necessary, you will maximise your detox benefits and reduce detox symptoms if you follow simple detox pre-arrival suggestions like eliminating the most acidic foods from your diet, of course, this will include: alcohol, gluten, caffeine, sugar, white refined carbohydrates, salt, fried foods, meat, dairy and processed or packaged foods. By increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, green tea, nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes and water you will be preparing your body for the in-depth metabolic and cellular detoxification process.
You can still cleanse if you are skinny as long as you are not currently suffering with an eating disorder or are suffering with malnutrition or certain deficiencies. The main goal of cleansing is detoxification and removal of impacted waste within the colon. We have many skinny, non-overweight guests visiting us for fasting and generally they fair just as well as other people.
Our Doctor recommends only the most important and necessary numbers of sessions, based on your medical conditions.
In holistic health we recommend treating all skin conditions by cleaning the digestive tract and liver, during your stay you will meet with our holistic health practitioner who can make recommendations for you to continue with once you leave the retreat.
We have many guests who come to Nirvana with high cholesterol and hypertension; in fact, many of them come to fast specifically to help with these issues. Every morning you will have your blood pressure checked by one of our specialised consultants.
Although fasting usually will drastically reduce high blood pressure, we never recommend that anybody stop taking their medication for this condition.
Cleansing has also been known to indirectly help with issues regarding high cholesterol as the whole process helps to clean the blood and liver, thereby improving the body's ability to digest and break down fats and lipids.
We have experienced and trained staff on hand to help with any questions or concerns you may have regarding these issues as well as extra services to help you plan an individual exercise and dietary routine to bring about greater balance, health and vitality to your life, should you feel a more in-depth analysis is necessary.
In our results-oriented detox programs guests do not fast. Instead, we nourish and nurture them through the detoxification process. Nirvana’s signature detox cuisine is designed to provide essential nutrition for detoxification. The aim is to increase cellular metabolism, minimize toxic intake, reduce inflammation and improve digestive and every organ function. However, we can still offer you juice/ water fasting only if our Doctor recommends one, post your health analysis.
No special preparation is required. If you are joining a detox program, we do recommend that you follow our detox pre-arrival suggestions to get maximum benefit from your time with us.
Yes, it's an ideal place to come alone. We get many people who are visiting on their own and they find the relaxed, informal and friendly environment safe and comfortable. We have a Community Table for guests who would like some company during dinner, and this is a great way to connect with other guests. However, we do recommend that you bring along your partner, spouse or a friend and experience our Wellness treatments. Most guests are either couples or friends and groups of 6-8 friends and family. It’s also more economical to share a room with someone you bring along.
Yes, throughout the year we have a 3 night minimum stay. To fully experience Nirvana, we recommend that you book a minimum of 7 nights as the longer you can stay the greater the benefits. Our weight management programmes are for a longer stay as it has taken you all your life to get into the physical state you are currently in, so give your body the respect it deserves and allow sufficient time for corrections and restoration to optimal function.
Our guests come from all walks of life, from India and countries across the globe. We are here for people that are looking to enhance their life experience, whether that is physically, spiritually, emotionally or any combination of the three.
Nirvana has a small but interesting library of books and we encourage guests to bring along their own books. Nirvana Life is about pacing your life, and living consciously. Nirvana can arrange for Indian classical music, dance and cooking lessons for groups of guests. Sattvic cooking and expertise in the use of Ayurvedic herbs and plants can be taught to interested guests.
We are blessed with probably the best location in western India with regards to climate and geography. In the vicinity are beautiful hills and mountains of the Western Ghats of India. Also in the vicinity is the Karla Caves complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves. The caves were developed over the period – from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD.
Of even earlier antiquity are the Bhaja Caves which is a group of 22 rock-cut Buddhist caves dating back to the 2nd century BC, located just a 45 minute drive from Nirvana.
Also, close by is the Jain Temple Complex of Parshwa Pragnalay, where people of all faiths are welcomed.
Not very far is the holiday town of Lonavala which offers an old world hill-station charm. Trekking, walking and camping tours can be arranged by the Nirvana travel desk. There is a well known Equestrian School closeby with excellent horse riding and training being offered.
Yogic living also involves volunteering to do your own work. We would be glad to have you work with us in our large gardens and fruit orchards. Planting organic greens can be a very satisfying experience.
Most of all, Nirvana Life is about living consciously, slowing down your pace and simply enjoying nature in peace and quiet.