Yoga and Naturopathy 

Yoga and Naturopathy are forms of alternative medicine that promote the body’s natural ability to self-heal. It not only considers specific causes of disease and provides specific treatment but also considers the totality of factors responsible for the disease, such as one’s unnatural habits in living, thinking, working, sleeping, relaxing, sexual indulgence, etc. It also considers the environmental factors involved, which, on the whole, disturb the normal functioning of the body and lead to a morbid, weak and toxic state.


What does a rejuvenation retreat consist of? 


An ancient Chinese therapy, acupuncture has been defined simplistically as the practice of inserting one or more needles into specific sites on the body surface for therapeutic purposes focusing on the inseparability and unity of the mind and the body, mental and emotional factors being inextricably linked with physical processes in maintaining health and precipitating illness.

Traditional acupuncture involves needle insertion, moxibustion, and cupping therapy. It is effective for chronic pain, headache, migraine, arthritic pain, post-operative pain, sleep, shoulder pain, tinnitus, parkinsonism, polycystic ovarian disease, and restless leg syndrome.


The physiotherapy sessions include specialised exercises, manual therapy, and the use of therapeutic devices complemented by Ayurvedic practices for holistic healing. Patients benefit from combining physical agents like heat, cold, and electricity alongside Ayurvedic herbs and techniques, enhancing the therapeutic experience. This integrative approach addresses specific physical ailments and works on overall well-being.


Fasting Therapy

Fasting therapy is a holistic health practice involving abstention from food for a set period to promote physical and mental well-being. This therapy, rooted in various cultural and medicinal traditions, is believed to detoxify the body, improve metabolic functions, and enhance mental clarity.

Fasting therapy encompasses various forms, including intermittent fasting, water fasting, juice fasting, and religious fasting. Each form has specific protocols and potential benefits, making it a versatile approach to health and wellness.

Mud Therapy

Mud can absorb toxins from the human body and is very useful in preventing many diseases. It is also known for its healing properties. It also helps cool and relax the body as it can hold moisture for a long time.

Recent studies have shown equal efficacy in reducing inflammation by mature mud-based therapy and NSAID-based pharmacological therapies but without side effects harmful to the gastrointestinal tract. Mud therapy can help conditions of the muscle-skeletal system, such as injury, lesion, osteoporosis, arthrosis pathologies, joint pain, even in degenerative forms, and early-stage auto-immune disease.


Hydrotherapy involves different approaches and therapeutic methods that use the physical properties of water, like temperature and pressure, to help with healing, improve blood flow, and ease the symptoms of several illnesses.

Hydrotherapy with clean cold water opens the pores of the skin & makes the body light & fresh. It is the most flexible medicine for producing thermal and mechanical effects. It speeds up the healing process by metabolising what is needed to break down and eliminate metabolic waste products from tissue damage. It also makes it possible for tissue to heal.

Yoga Therapy

In a typical therapy session, individuals engage in breathing exercises (Pranayama), physical postures (Asana), meditation, and guided relaxation to enhance relaxation and improve overall well-being. These components work synergistically to alleviate stress, promote mental clarity, and cultivate a sense of inner peace.

Yoga therapy has proven effective across various health domains, including musculoskeletal disorders, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular disorders, endocrine imbalances, digestive issues, gynecological concerns, and lifestyle-related disorders. Its holistic approach addresses both the physical and mental aspects of health, offering individuals a comprehensive means of managing and improving their conditions while fostering a deeper connection between mind, body, and spirit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is fasting therapy effective and safe for everyone?

At Shathayu Retreat, fasting therapy is approached with caution, under professional guidance, especially for individuals with pre-existing health conditions. It is not suitable for everyone, and its effectiveness and safety can vary depending on the individual’s health status, the type of fasting, and its duration.

What is the effective duration of mud therapy?

The complete treatment requires a maximum of 6 sessions. It can be full-body or partial (performed only on limited areas like the neck, back, , single limbs, or joints).

Is acupuncture safe as it involves inserting needles?

The procedure is completely safe and effective as the insertion is performed under the supervision of naturopathy doctors  with profound experience. The needle insertion site is meticulously identified to ensure the procedure’s efficiency.

Does mud therapy have positive effects on the skin?

Mud therapy removes toxins from deep layers of skin, exfoliates dead skin cells, and soothes and hydrates the skin. As a result, mud therapy reduces skin conditions, improves skin tone and promotes dermal health.