Ananda Spa

Who’s ready for the first of our 52 spa adventures?  In case you missed the news in Why I Won’t Go to the Spa this Year, each week of 2011 we’ll feature a world class destination spa & give you simple ways to bring it home throughout the week.  It’s a virtual vacation and lifestyle makeover in one!

Where better to start than the the top destination spa in the world, a secret sanctuary in the Himalayas where celebs like Oprah retreat.  Ananda is an exclusive spa housed in a former Maharajah’s palace in India.  You can immerse yourself in Indian culture with luxurious treatments based on the ancient Indian health philosophy of Auryveda, stretch your cares away with Hatha yoga and get zen meditating with a Swami.  You can even ride an elephant!

The Ananda Spa

Some of the Ananda inspired home projects for this week include:  signature Auryvedic cuisine, our DIY version of their soothing scalp & hair treatment, and Maharaja style design elements for your home.  So get your saris on.

Let’s start with a photo tour pictures courtesy of Ananda:

The view from the spa of the Ganges River

Cuppa tea? The Viceregal Tea Lounge

Enjoying the view from the cozy room

Welcome to the Spa Lobby!

A secluded corner for meditating or reading

Vedanta classes help balance spiritual & material prosperity for well-being.

Having a facial!

Look for ways to bring it home the rest of this week, Live, Love & Lounge, Candy

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