Wellness at India’s Dharana at Shillim – a fusion of Ancient Eastern Wisdom with Advanced Technology
Dharana at Shillim adds to India’s specialist wellness destinations that combine ancient medicinal practices and beliefs with modern technology.
Opened last year, Dharana at Shillim combines the world’s most advanced diagnostics and assessment methods with traditional eastern medicine and practices. Gene testing, Oligo scanning, (used by NASA to find toxic and mineral content, including traces of metal in the body) and iridology are fused with eastern medicine and medicinal methods namely Ayurveda, acupuncture and yoga.
Explaining the Dharana philosophy, Dr. Arun Pillai, Director of Wellness adds,“The expectations on those living and working in the Western World are becoming increasingly unhealthy and taking toll on more and more people’s health and wellbeing. Dharana at Shillim combines the best and most effective practices from both Western technology and Eastern wisdom to help guests connect with both themselves and the world around them in a completely holistic way.. With a new life toolkit acquired at Shillim, we encourage guests to practice a healthier and happier lifestyle based on the principles of Conserve, Sustain and Heal.”
Nine different wellness programmes are offered that include the Dharana Yogic Life, The Destress and the 5000-year-old Ayurvedic Panchakarma. Guests are given a tailored itinerary that will benefit them while at Shillim and after their stay to integrate into their lifestyle.
Daily activities at Shillim are based on Dinacharya which looks at the cycle of nature and creates daily activities around them. These range from clay & music therapy, meditation to treks with the resident naturalist and cardio fitness sessions.
Dharana at Shillim is three hours from Mumbai and sits amid the majestic Sahyadri mountain range and within a UNESCO World Heritage Area. Rice fields, bamboo plantations, forests and fresh clean air provide the ideal backdrop for wellness.
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For more information, please visit www.shillim.in
From the UK
Direct flights go from both London and Manchester to Mumbai approx. 9 hours, plus 3.5 hour road transfer, or indirect flight to Pune, approximately 12.5 hours with a stop-over in Delhi or Abu Dhabi followed by a 2.5 hour road transfer.