2017 news from Ananda in the Himalayas

Revive your well-being this summer at the world renowned Ananda in the Himalayas, which is introducing a series of fresh initiatives. New for 2017 the destination spa is launching an Ayurvedic cuisine and recipes app, is collaborating with UK fitness guru Matt Roberts on a new autumn retreat, and has also renovated and refreshed 75 of its guest rooms and suites.

Ananda Launches New Healthy Cuisine App
Ananda’s wellness cuisine incorporates key principles from Ayurveda, which takes into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. The team now offers the convenience of accessing this traditional diet with the launch of their new app, Ananda Healthy Cuisine .

By answering a simple questionnaire on lifestyle and habits, a guideline to your major dosha is determined. Sandeep Biswas, executive chef at Ananda in the Himalayas, who conceptualised the app explains, “The body is made up of three elements or doshas: vata based on qualities of air, pitta – fire, and kapha – earth. In Ayurveda, health exists when there is a balance between what constitutes these elements. Every dosha has food ingredients and cooking styles that are appropriate for balancing your body’s elements as prescribed in ancient Ayurvedic principles. Our aim with the app is to bring the benefits of Ayurvedic cuisine to the kitchens of a much wider audience.”

Through the app, users can choose from an array of healthy gourmet dishes ranging from Indian, Asian and European cuisines, from breakfast to salads, and mains to dessert. It covers all aspects, including seasonal variations in cuisine as well as recommended styles of cooking.

New Matt Roberts Retreat
This autumn, Ananda is delighted to join forces with leading London based fitness guru and personal trainer Matt Roberts, to create a bespoke seven night retreat at the Indian spa. Guests can enjoy all of the inclusions of the Ayurvedic Rejuvenation package, including a range of spa treatments, as well as additional gym training and treks led by Matt.

The enchanting landscapes and abundance of wildlife around Ananda, lend themselves perfectly to hiking: from the four-hour Kunjapuri Temple Trek with views of the area’s signature snow capped peaks to the downhill hike through the Sal forests to a suspension bridge over the Ganges. The retreat will take place from 31 October – 7 November 2017.

Ananda Launches New Physiotherapy Solutions
The Ananda team has noticed an increase in muscle and joint related issues among wellness seekers, which are impediments to following a healthier lifestyle. Consequently, the destination spa has launched a range of physiotherapy solutions for chronic issues such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and muscle spasms, posture and alignment problems, sports injuries, back, neck and joint pain, as well as injuries of the shoulder, knee, ankle.

A new team of experienced physiotherapists has been employed at Ananda, to work in collaboration with the spa’s Ayurvedic physicians. Together, they offer a comprehensive assessment of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and exercise resulting in a thorough diagnosis of physical health. The procedure helps to identify the underlying causes of the problems, rather than addressing only the symptoms, thereby providing lasting solutions.

Ananda’s new state of art Physiotherapy studio is equipped with the latest therapeutic tools like Class IV LASERS, ZRT Matrix therapy, joint alignment tools, interferential therapy and more.

Ananda unveils exciting line up of Visiting Masters for 2017
Ananda has announced an impressive schedule of visiting wellness practitioners this autumn/ winter. They include:

● Clinical Hypnotherapy by Dr. Preeti Sethi (1 – 31 Aug)
● Crystal Healing, Reiki and Intuitive Massage by Jill Banwell (23 Aug – 30 Sept)
● Osteopathic Massage and Contemporary Shaman Healing by Elizabeth Galis (1 -31 Oct)
● Cranio Sacral Therapy by Cameron Walker (1 – 30 Nov)

A Fresh Look – Renovated Rooms
Ananda will unveil a new look this July after a USD $5million refurbishment of 70 guest rooms to offer fresh, contemporary interiors.

For more information on Ananda in the Himalayas, visit www.anandaspa.com