Indian Wellness Retreat to Be Rebranded as Six Senses Vana

Six Senses has announced that Vana, the wellness retreat in India’s Dehradun, Uttarakhand, will be rebranded as Six Senses Vana. The well-established retreat will be added to its portfolio this autumn and joins the brand's existing retreat in India, Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan.

Six Senses aims to work with Vana’s team to add new experiences to the existing formula offered by the retreat and present it to a global audience. The resort is tucked away amid organic kitchen and herb gardens in a sal-tree reserve within the Mussoorie region. Close to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, and north of Dehradun on the approach to the Himalayas, this is a place to rediscover one’s path.

At Six Senses Vana, guests will begin their journey with an arrival consultation and wellness screening to create a personalized program with ancient practices and complementary therapies. The guestrooms and suites, all with balconies or terraces, offer views of the sal forest or gardens.

From this autumn, guests can try their hand at making their own spa products at the Alchemy Bar and enhance their recovery with a biohacking offering. “Sleep With Six Senses” will ensure guests reverse physical or mental exhaustion using smart tools and guidance to sleep well and wake up ready to embrace each day.

The retreat’s mindfully prepared menus match the “Eat With Six Senses” guiding principles of natural ingredients, local and sustainable, and less is more. The organic gardens are being extended so that ingredients can be influenced by the seasons and personal preferences, contributing to the preservation and revival of local culture and traditions.

The bar will serve healthy drinks, shrubs, and tonics. Besides a store for sustainable fashion and spa products, there will also be a Cinema Paradiso, courts for various ball games, and experiences that tap into the retreat’s location to encourage movement and reconnection with nature. Exhibitions, visiting artists, and performances will continue to be woven into the retreat’s programming.

Energy, water, and waste are managed effectively in LEED Platinum-certified buildings, and all textiles and solvents are sourced in compliance with sustainable standards. These principles are aligned to core values at Six Senses, communicated through the Earth Lab, where guests are encouraged to be the change they want to see during hands-on workshops. Regenerative travel experiences will offer guests a connection to the local community and wildlife projects, infusing their journey with purpose and positive impact.

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