Mornings at the Music Retreat
The mornings at Ananda are fresh and pristine amongst the trees and the birdsong. The diversity of the Uttarakhand Biosphere pine, cedar, magnolia grandiflora, imperial palms combine with the diversity of musical notes each morning. The charming spaces amongst the pines lend themselves to an enthralling musical experience each morning.
Morning Raga’s with Pandit Ronu Majumdar of the Maihar Gharana, a wizard on the flute. The lilting quality of his instrument is delightful, peaceful and exhilarating in equal measure. At the music retreat, from meditating with the flute to experiencing the soulful Pahadi dhun, the mesmerising quality of his flute amongst the pine and the silver oak is sure to uplift the soul.
Yogic tradition, pranayama and mindfulness with Sandeep Agarwala from the Bihar school of yoga. A passionate proponent of traditional yoga who believes in the symphony of asanas, yogic cleansing, conscious breath work and mindfulness to create a unique balance.
Daytime at the Music Retreat
September is the start of autumn at Ananda, a time to explore in the sun or just breathe in the exquisite pure air in ambience of foothills of the Himalayas. The days at the retreat are designed to be leisurely where you can find small sessions limited to an audience between 5 and 15 with the maestros in residence.
IMBIBE: As part of our Music-talks series at the retreat - From talking to Prasoon Joshi about his lyrical ways to understanding the nuances of Shujaat Khan's melodious sitar: the three days are full of delightful conversations and interactions on many musical journeys set in the scenic outdoor locales, or the historic ViceRegal Palace. Talk, absorb, learn, take in these precious moments with the maestros.
LUXURIATE: Ananda’s award winning spa awaits you. Choose from an exotic range of traditional Ayurveda, Western and beauty therapies in the calming environment of the spa.
EXHALE: Siesta time – the stunning rooms at Ananda offer the latest amenities including white, fresh, cool Kurta Pyjamas which are the dress code to lounge around in or just take a walk.