INDIVIDUAL WELLNESS IMMERSIONS

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INDIVIDUAL WELLNESS IMMERSIONS

Ayur

Purify

Rejuvenate

1 August 2016 to 31 May 2017

Escape to a secret garden estate in India’s rugged Aravalli Hills and reconnect

within the rose-pink, Mughal-inspired sanctuary that is Amanbagh. Drawing

on India’s remarkable wellness heritage, Amanbagh’s 4- to 21-night Ayurvedic

Immersions offer a unique experience of this 5,000-year-old system of

preventative medicine. An in-house Ayurvedic physician oversees every detail of

your Immersion, whether you seek an educational introduction to Ayurveda and its

principles of self-healing and preventative care, or a full three-week programme

designed for total rejuvenation and transformation.

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AyURVEDA At AMANbAgH

Combining the Sanskrit word for ‘life’ with veda meaning ‘science’, Ayurveda encourages balance in all things. Its principles rely on the truism that each of us has a predominant constitutional dosha, determined by our inherent characteristics and body type. An in-depth assessment determines whether you are Vata, Kapha, or Pitta, and this knowledge along with regular consultations with our Ayurvedic physician ensures your Immersion is uniquely geared to your needs. Immersions include daily Ayurvedic treatments, delicious meals and refreshments in line with your dosha requirements, expert yoga/meditation classes, and optional group activities. A number of carefully curated cultural experiences are also included, such as visiting the astonishing Neelkanth temple and Mansarovar Lake.

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tHE FOOD

Unrivalled nutritional support and education lie at the core of each Immersion: Every meal is created with your dosha requirements in mind. Designed by Amanbagh’s Executive Chef and his expert team under the guidance of our Ayurvedic physician and nutritionist, your menu is utterly unique, reflecting your nutritional needs to ensure your dosha balance restoration is in line with Ayurvedic cooking concepts. For an authentic Panchakarma cure, a Vegetarian Ayurvedic Menu is offered which is easy to digest and ‘cure’ supportive.

tHE RESORt

Shaded courtyards, domed cupolas and a potent mystical atmosphere - Amanbagh is an inspirational setting for an immersive Ayurvedic retreat. Quietly glamorous, the property was once the resting ground for the Maharajah of Alwar’s tiger hunts. the modern-day Mughal Palace and lush garden estate – all manicured green lawns, palms and eucalyptus trees – is a deeply cocooning place in which to reconnect. Old World India meets New World style, with the sleek Haveli Suites and Pool Pavilions providing privacy, space and luxurious comfort. the spa is a haven of quiet calm, the grounds a verdant sanctuary with sprawling kitchen gardens. the cheerful faces of Amanbagh’s deep heart, staff members greet you with confident smiles and garlands of sunny marigolds.

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yOgA & MEDItAtION

Customised to your specific needs, every yoga session includes asana (postures),

mudras (gestures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and relaxation. Amanbagh offers customised yoga sessions based on detailed consultations with our resident instructor. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner, sessions aim to increase your mind/body connection. they also include various purification and meditation techniques that assist in balancing the three doshas.

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AyUR IMMERSION

4 nights to a newfound sense of wellbeing

Respected around the world for its wisdom and gentle efficacy, Ayurveda is still a mystery to many who might benefit from its practices. this Immersion introduces the ancient concepts of Ayurveda, and how it strives to prevent disease by returning your body to its natural equilibrium. this is achieved through a personalised Ayurvedic diet, Ayurvedic therapies, passive movement and meditation, all carefully prescribed to balance your doshas – the building blocks of your constitution according to Ayurveda. Consultations with Amanbagh’s Ayurvedic physician lead to a tailored schedule incorporating a dosha-specific Ayurvedic meal plan, three spa sessions and treatments per day, two cultural experiences per stay and daily optional group activities. Options for cultural experiences include a sunset “cow dust” tour of the picturesque villages near Amanbagh, while yoga and meditation will be offered daily in Amanbagh’s magnificent gardens.

this Wellness Immersion is valid for new bookings only, is subject to availability, and cannot be combined with any other exclusive. bookings are to be made through Amanbagh directly. Cancellations and payments as per Amanbagh’s standard terms.

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7am Herbal/Ayurvedic tea, fresh juice or water

7.30am Morning resort activity/ cultural experience

9.30am Dosha-specific breakfast

11am treatment (as prescribed by Ayurvedic physician)

1pm Dosha-specific lunch

3.30pm treatment session (as prescribed)

5.30pm yoga/Meditation

7pm Resort activity/cultural experience

8pm Dosha-specific dinner

Sample treatments & Activities

AyUR IMMERSION

Sample Daily Schedule

AyURVEDIC tREAtMENtS

Abhyanga: Ayurveda advises a massage with warm herbal oils as a part of daily life. Abhyanga means ‘to anoint’ and here specific oils are chosen for the head and body according to your dosha type. A wonderful whole body massage is then performed in sync by two therapists. the natural healing qualities of the herbal oils, together with traditional massage techniques are deeply cleansing and rejuvenating, improving the overall appearance of the skin and relieving stress. this massage helps to harmonise imbalances in all three doshas.

Shirodhara: In this calming, healing therapy, a steady stream of warm medicated oil is allowed to flow from a specific height onto the forehead and the entire scalp region, before a gently releasing head massage. this is one of the most popular Ayurvedic therapies, said to enhance mental relaxation, cool the head, improve the function of the five senses and help with insomnia and jet lag.

TakraDhara: A therapy aimed at relieving and treating psychosomatic problems - anything from psoriasis to daily anxiety. A stream of medicated buttermilk (said to lighten emotions) is poured onto the forehead and scalp, relieving the tensions and chronic fatigue caused by long term stress. this treatment can also help with low moods, the menopause and thyroid dysfunctions.

yOgA/MEDItAtION

Pranayama Breathing Practice: this ancient yogic technique aids breath control in order to activate the ‘life force’ or prana of the body and attain a higher state of vibratory energy and awareness. this simple but highly effective breathing practice helps calm both body and mind. Concentrating on the breath distracts, focuses and clears the brain, allowing you to sit in meditation with greater ease.

Sadhana Meditation: Sadhana, meaning “spiritual practice” is a guided meditation to quieten the mind. gentle yet powerful, it allows surface tensions and stress to subside, allowing for an increased feeling of calmness, greater clarity and heightened alertness. It also helps to generate an improved connection of the mind and body, allowing you to tap into your deepest desires and stay aligned to your truth.

Important considerations:

1. Ayurvedic Immersions are supervised by an experienced Ayurvedic physician who qualified at one of India’s finest Medical Universities.

2. All Ayurvedic products used are herbal and natural. 3. there can be no guarantee of healing as this depends on several factors including age, health conditions, immune system strength and adaptability in response to herbal medicine.

4. In the event of emergency, paramedic support is available 24 hours a day.

5. the Ayurvedic physician will advise changes to Immersion programmes based on thorough ongoing assessments.

6. Ayurvedic Immersions are not advised for pregnant women and children below the age of 12.

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OtHER HIgHLIgHtS

• Cow Dust Tour:Godhuli is a Hindi word that describes the late afternoon when livestock are led home along dusty village roads. the last sunlight of the day refracts through the dust they leave in their wake creating a beautiful mirage-like effect at this serene time of day. Head out at sunset in one of Amanbagh’s open jeeps for a tour of the surrounding villages and witness locals herding their goats, cows and buffalo towards home, children playing village cricket and village elders gathered around their hookahs for an evening smoke. • Bhangarh: A medieval site of great archaeological importance, bhangarh is situated 15 kilometres from Amanbagh. According to local villagers, the splendid ruins are haunted. • Ajabgarh: built in 1635, Ajabgarh’s fort and temple can be visited from Amanbagh on foot, by camel or in the resort’s open jeeps.

• Neelkanth: Home to the ruins of beautifully carved temples dating back to the 6th century, Neelkanth lies within Sariska National Park, 45 minutes from Amanbagh. Offering magnificent views, it is situated in a high valley, encircled by mountains.

• Mansarovar Lake: Situated at the foot of the dirt road leading up to Neelkanth, Mansarovar Lake becomes a bird-watcher’s paradise from October to February.

tHE JOURNEy

Amanbagh is a 90-minute drive from Jaipur Airport.

TO BOOK

Amanbagh Tel: (91) 1465 223 333 | Email: amanbaghres@aman.com

All guests receive a pre-treatment questionnaire. If you are undergoing a Panchakarma cure you will be given suggested guidelines in order to prepare. After-Immersion care is decided on a case-by-case basis.

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