Take a holistic journey of self clarity, cleansing and rejuvenation
Feel weary, dirty and lethargic but want be healed, cleansed and rejuvenated? The Ayurveda cleansing program, at Sangha by Octave, could just do what the health doctor ordered to get your mind and body fitting-fit!
The retreat, situated near Suzhou’s Yangcheng Lake, is just an hour’s drive from the stress and strain of Shanghai urban life. The relaxing Sangha by Octave escape, which fuses Eastern wisdom with Western science, takes you on a journey to self-clarity and well-being.
There are three zones, which are “at one with nature.” “At One” supports the exploration of your inner reality and well-being, the “Village” features the study of your world, while the “Villas” offer a quieter space for serene living.
“Be at one with nature, with others and with yourself,” said Deepak Barthwal, senior wellness manager at Sangha by Octave. “No matter where you are in terms of health, we create a customized program to reach your optimal state. We integrate various healing arts from Ayurveda, TCM and modern science, to relieve, restore and realign.”
The Ayurveda cleansing program is designed for seven days and six nights featuring the ancient India Ayurvedic medicine to help you cleanse your mind, body and spirit and attain holistic balance.
Besides the lakeview accommodation, you will get an Ayurvedic lifestyle learning, morning meditation and nature walk to feel the bond with nature. The customized Ayurvedic meals, by international Ayurvedic doctors and chef, offer you a clean and strong body with practice of Bhakti yoga, Abhayanga massage, herbal steam bath, oil dripping shirodara therapy, herbal potli therapy and Nasya therapy.
There will be a pre-assessment tailor-made to your program by a professional therapist. There are five characters to know your body well, which are awareness, clarify, purify, nourish, energize and sustain. The procedure helps to illuminate the understanding of your body, cleanse the mental impurities, transform the physic and mind, and sustain your new health for the long term.
The program starts with a wakeup call of birds sound, a classical Hatha yoga class and a perfect blend to energize the body and mind. Have a delicious breakfast, as the day is filled with Ayurvedic treatments, later followed by lunch and an evening group meditation session which lasts an hour. The day ends the day with a sumptuous dinner and, sometimes, a personalized treatment.
“The Ayurveda program suits all, irrespective of age and gender. In this you will experience a full program of authentic Ayurvedic therapies, which work to create balance between body mind and soul,” said Barthwal.
The toxins and free radicals produced by the body’s constant metabolic activities can damage body cells resulting in the wear and tear of the body, otherwise known as aging. The process of aging is further accelerated by improper lifestyle, modern food habits and prolonged stress and strain. The Ayurveda treatment helps tone muscles, strengthen the system, invigorate the body and calm the mind. The medicated herbal oils used in this process improves complexion and imparts a glowing luster to the skin.
Modern age is the age of stress and strain and today’s fast life though exciting is overtaxing. The holistic approach of Ayurveda tackles these hazards in its own natural healthy way. It focuses on the impact of the mind on the body, and vice versa. Carefully planned programs work at the physical level to soothe aching muscles and tensed nerves. At the same time, yoga, meditation and Pranayama (breathing exercises) programs calm the mind and bring back the natural rhythm of the mind and body.
Start the Ayurvedic experience to heal, cleanse and rejuvenate.
Sangha by Octave
Address: 199 Yangcheng Ring Rd, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province
Tel: (0512) 6788-1888