The word Vana means “forest” in Sanskrit, and this spa fittingly aims to be a refuge for people who are searching for equilibrium. Every guest’s stay is customized, following a wellness consultation just after arrival, although things fall into three basic categories: Ashram (a simple retreat from daily life), Wellness (with more interventions for the body, mind, and spirit) and Lifestyle (a greater aim to learn strategies to take home with you). In any case, there’s a strong emphasis on nature, meditation, and music. The spa is set in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, and all of the 66 rooms and 16 suites have a contemporary design that emphasizes natural, organic materials, and views over ancient forests and fruit orchards. The cuisine doesn’t follow any particular dogma, other than being organic and naturally grown food, with as much as possible (bread, butter, wasabi, ice cream) made in-house and nothing shipped by air. There are vegetarian and vegan options along with “mindfully sourced” meat, fish, and poultry.