8 Days Culinary Retreat

2058 €


The core of the package is the personalized cooking sessions where the guests get hands-on experience in learning the preparation of a wide variety of Indian dishes under the guidance of the Executive Chef of the Retreat. Over the course of 7 days and 11, 90 minute classes, the guests learn the preparation of more than 40 dishes including breakfast items, main courses, juices, soups, salads, starters, gravies and curries, Indian breads, rice preparations, condiments, desserts and herbal brews. You will also be given inputs on nutrition, the use of Indian spices and on correct food combinations for optimal health and wellbeing.

Understanding that perhaps all ingredients will not be available when you return home, our chef will give you suitable substitutes for ingredients.

The Culinary Package also includes a session on Holistic Kitchen Management where tips are given on storage of food ingredients, lengthening the shelf life of food ingredients and tips to prevent spoilage of perishable items.

A field trip to a local vegetable market and grocery shops is also offered so that the guests get tips on choosing the right quality of vegetables and other ingredients.

At Shreyas we focus, as much on the dining experience as on the food and no meal would be complete without the love and creativity that goes in setting the table and serving the food. For this reason a session is dedicated to table settings and food serving suggestions to help the guest tread that extra mile to make food, truly "Soul food".

Keeping up with the tradition of Shreyas Yoga Retreat, yoga related classes and spa treatments are included in the package.


Shreyas Retreat is situated on the outskirts of Bangalore near Nelamangala. There are many historical and spiritual sites in the surrounding areas.


The stress of urban living lives its imprint on each of us, the chaotic noise makes it difficult for us to hear our inner voice; at Shreyas we give you an oasis of calm making it easier to relax and connect with your true self. From the moment you drive through our gates you are surrounded by nature and will begin to feel its restorative effects. Shreyas is a seamless blend of the modern and the timeless, luxury and simplicity, indulgence and enlightenment. The private, serene and “simply” luxurious accommodation has been structured to make the guest feel like they are living in the middle of nature. The architecture and interiors are a confluence of traditional and the modern – tiled roofs, antique doorways and stone pillars give way to contemporary interiors and state of the art facilities.

Holistic treatments

Restorative, invigorating, relaxing, detoxifying, the therapies at Shreyas Rejuvenation Center gently coax body and mind to a state of balance and enhance well-being. Set in the backdrop of simplistic luxury under the canopy of coconut trees, Shreyas Rejuvenation Spa offers a tranquil escape from the stresses of daily life to an oasis of calm that pampers the body, relaxes the mind and gently brings back balance in our overworked lives.

Guests have the rare luxury of being cared for in a, secluded and serene environment by a dedicated staff who follow the ancient Indian tenet of “atithi devo bhava” The comfort, warmth and reassurance of touch can improve the body’s well being by stimulating its own natural healing abilities and restoring both the physical and the psychological self.

Massages at the Shreyas Spa, one of India’s best known yoga boutique retreats, offer the ideal solution to the damaging effects of accumulated stress and aid in harmonizing the body and mind. Regular massage strengthens and tones the entire body system. Depending on your need, the variety of massages at Shreyas gives you the option to either stimulate or alternately calm the nervous system by easing tension, stiffness and pain leaving you with an enhanced sense of “well being”.

Things to do

  • Yoga asanas (Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga)
  • Customized packages
  • Meditation
  • Chanting of sacred mantras
  • Deep-relaxation sessions
  • Body and breath awareness classes 
  • Volunteerism
  • Community service
  • Cooking classes
  • Corporate social responsibility exercises
  • Farming activities
  • City excursions
  • Temple tours
  • Visits to nearby places of interest (Mysore, Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola)

Additional information

Meeting point

We offer round the clock transfers from Bangalore International Airport, which is 50 minutes from Shreyas.

Airport transfers

Round trip airport transfer included in all packages of 5 nights and above.

How to get there

By Air: Flights to Bangalore are available from the US, Europe and from all major Indian cities. The newly opened Bengaluru International Airport is one hour away from Shreyas and is a beautiful drive through the countryside; the road by-passes the Bangalore and its chaotic traffic.

Airlines: Air France, British Airways, Gulf Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysian Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates & Sri Lankan Airlines and others.

By Road: From Mysore, Belur, Halebid, Hampi, Bangalore. (35km from the city centre).

By Train: To Bangalore, followed by a 1 hour drive.

Course info

*We do not permit smoking at Shreyas. If you must indulge, then we request that you use the open aired bathrooms of the tented cottages. The other accommodations are non-smoking.

*The usual check-in and check-out timings are 12:00 and 11:00 hrs. Early check-in and late check outs are offered on request but subject to availability

Group size

A maximum of 25

Travel information

Passport and travel documents: All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a passport with a valid VISA obtained from an Indian Mission abroad. All passports must have a validity of at least six months from your scheduled return date. For more information, please visit http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/


What kind of clothes should I bring to Shreyas?

Guests will require warm clothes during the months of November to January but during the rest of the year the climate is pleasant. Comfortable clothes are needed for yoga classes and walking shoes if you wish to wander through the gardens or use our jogging track. If you are planning to use the gym we request that you bring a separate pair of shoes for this activity.

What else should I carry with me?

A hat and sun block lotion. A light jacket or shawl may be required early morning or in the evenings.

Accepted currencies on location?

United States Dollar, Indian Rupee, Pound Sterling

Rates per season?

Low season: April 1st to September 30th

High season: October 1st to March 31st

Is the water at Shreyas safe to drink?

Water at Shreyas is purified on site and is provided in all bedrooms and is safe to drink. Bottled water is charged extra.

What is the electricity voltage in India? Should I carry an adaptor?

220 volts. The standard two / three pin adaptors work. We provide adaptors.

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  • 10% payment is received through Bookingyoga.com
  • Payment method: Credit card

  • Upon confirmation: 50%
  • Upon arrival at the yoga retreat: final payment
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Balasundar Iyer | Head – Yoga & Spiritual / Holistic Counseling / Meditation

Balasundar comes from an ashram background. He has spent the last 18 years learning, practicing and teaching Yoga and Meditation under many adepts and masters. He has conducted classes, courses, retreats and workshops in Yoga and Meditation for students, young adults, families and corporate sector. He has taught Yoga at many local and international schools in Bangalore and Hyderabad. He designs and facilitates instructional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Trataka and Meditation sessions. He is also trained to counsel the guests in adopting appropriate lifestyle changes. Balasundar holds a masters degree - M.A in Sociology from Mysore University, India. He has also done a course on Psychological Counseling.

Ramakant Kar | Ashtanga Vinyasa Instructor

Ramakant is a Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher from the Mandala Ashtanga Yogashala, Mysore, India. He has been practicising Yoga since his childhood. Since 2004, he is part of the Shreyas team and handles Group as well as Private Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sessions. He was instrumental in bringing out the Ashtanga Vinyasa series of Yoga booklets at Shreyas.

Rita Boro | Hatha Yoga Instructor

Rita is a Sivananda Yoga Trained Teacher and has been teaching Hatha Yoga at Shreyas since 2010. She has been a practitioner of Yoga since 10 years. She also manages our organic garden.

Manikanta | Hatha Yoga Instructor

Manikanta is a Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher from the Mandala Ashtanga Yogashala, Mysore, India. He has also learnt Hatha and Power Yoga and has been practicing Yoga since 5 years. He has been teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at Shreyas since 2010. He is also a trained Ayurvedic and Rejuvenation Massage Therapist.

Rucha Sukhramani | Meditation and Yoga instructor

Rucha has done her Bachelors in Physical Education with a major in Yoga from LNIPE, Gwalior, India in 1996, and then furthered her studies of Hatha Yoga and Yoga Therapy from Sri Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana (SVYASA), Bangalore in 1996. She maintains a dedicated practice and continues to study Hatha Yoga, spiritual processes and Indian scriptures like Bhagavad Gita under the guidance of her spiritual teacher, Sri Shankar Narayan. 

Since the inception in 2004, she is part of Shreyas and was instrumental in setting up the Yoga and Wellness team. She designs and facilitates instructional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Trataka and Meditation sessions. She is also trained in Yoga therapy and counsels the guests in adopting appropriate lifestyle changes. Earlier to her stint at Shreyas, she was a responsible for setting up the Yoga Center in Manipal Hospital, in Bangalore, India. She worked there as a therapist, teaching Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation techniques for managing and preventing ailments like Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Backache, Arthritis etc.

Dr. Shahuja | Naturopathy & Yoga Consultant

A BNYS (Bachelor in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences) graduate from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India.

Role in Shreyas: Our Wellness Consultant & Spa co-ordinator; offers suitable lifestyle and diet recommendations, plans guest agenda and manages guest experience.

Dr. Arun Kumar | Ayurveda & Wellness Consultant

He has completed Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S) in Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Tamil nadu, India. He has sound knowledge about Ayurveda principles, benefits of different Ayurveda treatments & internal herbal medication for various health issues. He has 4 years and 9 months of experience in clinical & therapeutic procedures on Ayurveda. 

Role in Shreyas: Taking Ayurveda & Wellness consultations to the guest & recommending appropriate Ayurveda treatments, medicines for health issues, diet based on nature of the body.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What's included in this yoga retreat:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a Garden or Poolside Cottage
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Wellness consultation on arrival
  • Gourmet vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) served in the dining area
  • Twice daily group yoga classes
  • Daily group chanting / sound meditation class
  • Use of all recreational facilities – Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Steam, Gym, Cricket nets, library and opportunity to watch one movie per day in Home theatre along with other guests
  • 1 personalized Pranayama session per cottage
  • 1 personalized Meditation session per cottage
  • 1 personalized Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) session
  • 10 personalized Culinary Sessions on Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine per cottage
  • 3 Rejuvenation Massage per person
  • 1 Demonstration on table settings and service
  • 1 Session on Indian philosophy of cooking
  • 1 Inputs on Nutritional diet
  • 1 Session on introduction to Indian cooking
  • 1 Session on Holistic management of cooking
  • 1 Visit to a nearby Village or City Excursion / Shopping Trip to Bangalore city
  • 1 Community Exercise that involves Farming, Cooking and feeding a group of children at nearby Village schools / Orphanage
  • Nature based exercises
  • Recipes of all cooking demonstrations and a complimentary copy of our cookbook, “Soul Food”

What's not included:

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • 18% government taxes and 10% service charge
  • All services not listed above

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