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Vihana’s Retreat for Depression

The Retreats for Depression and anxiety at Vihana is designed to help you find balance and stresses in your life, so that you can achieve a more positive mindset. Based on the yogic approach, this programme has been developed to encourage relaxation and a healthy lifestyle. Adapted to modern day needs and desires, it uses yoga to reduce stress, enhance physical wellbeing and encourage positive thinking in a natural environment.

Depression is a common mental health condition. Some people experience depression occasionally and for a limited period of time, whereas others have a more persistent and ongoing presentation. Depression can be triggered by any number of factors in our life, and sometimes it can appear for no apparent reason at all.

Vihana's Retreat for Depression, Stress & Anxiety offers you a safe and nurturing place to talk about depression and its effects on your life. It is a time for learning and sharing, growing, healing and finding hope.

  • Gratitude Meditation
  • Laughter Therapy
  • Traditional Yoga Classes
  • Exotic & Healthy Cuisine
  • Pranayama (Breath Control)
  • Stress Management Techniques

Focus of Retreat For Depression

Vihana Retreat provides the environment for total body recovery, therefore, resetting for your health and wellbeing.

This retreats for depression & anxiety integrates your body, mind and spirit to heal from depression quickly and sustainably. The powerful educational program includes scientifically-formulated protocols, yoga for depression and anxiety which attacks the root causes of their source. Immersed in nature, you will spend three days surrounded by natural beauty as you practice mindfulness techniques that are effective for reducing depressive symptoms and feelings of stress.

We understand that when you’re dealing with depression, stress or anxiety, you need the space and time to get away from it all. We’ve purposely limited the amount of guests we can take at any one time. This means you are guaranteed personal attention from our professional clinicians, instructors and wellness staff.

At Vihana Retreat, we’ve designed our programs to give you the dramatic results you want. Our world-class staff members are available to help you everyday and with customized programs that are specially designed for the most successful outcomes.

meditatin session by the river
vihana students on a jungle hike

Why Join Depression & Anxiety Retreats?

We all feel down from time to time, but when depression is persistent, it can affect every part of your life. We believe that a healthy mind is the basis for living well and we work with you on physical and psychological levels. The retreat is completely tailored to suit your individual needs and include the following elements: a healthy lifestyle, exercise (including yoga) & diet plan to encourage the right attitude towards wellbeing.

The retreat takes place in a beautiful setting, with a focus on healthy living including exercise and diet to help improve the mind. The programme has been designed to allow individuals to take time out from their busy life style, relax and gain strength emotionally as well as physically .

A mental health retreat can be a great way to break free from the chaos of your daily life. Getting away from everything you know gives you time to focus entirely on yourself and your ideas, which can lead to new perspectives and opportunities. Even better, a commitment to change that begins at a retreat often translates into long-lasting results once you return home.


When you are in the depths of depression & stress can seem like it is your constant companion. While taking time off work to get pampered and take a vacation sounds appealing, it is only going to mask the problem. Our stress management programs provide real lasting results that help you be more productive so you can get back to work feeling better and free from stress.

Take your mind off your stress and enjoy a tranquil and relaxing beachside holiday where you can recharge and rejuvenate, perhaps even make friends who share your passion for getting away from it all

Meal Plans

Cuisine at Vihana will be available to guests who stay at Vihana Retreat. Our philosophy is to provide nourishing and healing dishes by connecting many aspects of Vihana’s philosophy. Nature and ecology are forever present in how the seasons and our supply chain influence menus. Wellness objectives and personal preferences are provided. And nutritional and dietary information is made available, to make choices that you can follow back home.

We focus on quality, freshness, and originality in pairing authentic Indian recipes with a modern Nordic culinary style. A variety of fresh seasonal ingredients are combined with traditional values and cultural nuances to create an exciting dining experience.

Cuisine at Vihana is a chance to experience the panache of fine dining while simultaneously enjoying our emphasis on health. We are dedicated to creating healthy meals, detoxifying our kitchens and products, and reducing waste.

You will be served authentic Indian food with a other international cuisines added in to offer a good variety of choices to our guests. Our chef tries his best to use as many local ingredients as possible for all dishes, especially curries and rice dishes.

depression retreat menu

Accommodation & Location

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Vihana Retreat offers an oasis of tranquility far away from noisy cities. Our facilities and services are designed to make you feel at home and comfortable.

We have private rooms for individual clients with attached bathrooms and toiletries, as well as communal space for group classes and workshops where guests can rest and relax between activities.

This depression retreat in Rishikesh has been designed to suit all your physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We offer accommodation with a range of facilities that include private rooms with attached bathrooms, hi-speed internet access and meditation centers.

The Retreat is situated in an idyllic location, with access to facilities such as shops, cafes and restaurants. It is also located close to the famous Lakshman Jhula bridge and holy river Ganges.

The school provides a peaceful location to relax, unwind & practice yoga as it is situated close to the beautiful green mountains of the Himalayas.

accommodation for depression retreat Rishikesh

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