A uniquely integrated wellness destination resort in India, bringing together traditional therapies, nutrition, fitness and a global, holistic approach that supports deep and lasting restoration and change
Built on a natural crystal bed that emits positive energies in the Sahyadri hills of Pune, India, and set in 42 acres of lush green valley overlooking the picturesque Mulshi Lake, Atmantan is a wellness retreat with a truly holistic approach, addressing the three pillars of Atma (Soul) Mana (Mind) and Tann (Body) to achieve lasting results for guests, whether their focus is detox, fitness or a pampering spa escape.
Brought together by two health and fitness visionaries who have brought their complementary backgrounds in pranic healing and fitness, the experienced team employs a highly personalised approach to each guest and their needs, applying their certified expertise across a myriad of fields and global disciplines, including naturopathy, Ayurveda, oriental & western treatments, nutrition, yoga, physical therapy and fitness.
Atmantan’s carefully-curated evidence-based retreats and packages are backed by extensive research and tailored to each guest’s requirements, supported by comprehensive facilities across spa, fitness, accommodation, dining and the surrounding nature. The retreat holds a commitment to true nourishment with nutritional gourmet spa cuisine that fuses international culinary styles and knowledge, using ingredients – including those from its own farm – to heal and enrich.
The perfect healthy escape for both experienced wellness travellers and those embarking on their first wellness-focused getaway, Atmantan offers nine evidence-based Atmantan Living Retreats that are undertaken over three, five or seven-day stays. Whether guests’ goal is to improve fitness, enhance their yoga practice, manage stress, improve sleep, restore energy levels, address injury, or lose weight, all programmes offer a transformational experience that provides guests with lasting tools to take into their everyday lives.
Depending on guests’ needs and aims, Atmantan’s varied programmes respectively combat negative effects of busy lifestyle, offer penetrative healing, challenge with strength conditioning and physical endurance and it is the only wellness resort in India to have a dedicated physiotherapy retreat programme.
The Atmantan Living Retreats:
- Spa Life
- Journey Through Yoga
- Holistic Health
- Weight Balance
- Master Cleanse
- Ayurveda Panchakarma
- Fitness Challenge
- Restorative Physiotherapy
- Atmantan Living (signature retreat – perfect for first time visitors looking for an introductory wellness programme)
Each programme includes an individual wellness consultation with a doctor on a guest’s first day, body composition analysis, postural assessment, synergistic integration of selected therapies and spa cuisine, daily fitness and leisure activities. To tailor supporting nutrition to each individual’s goals, Ayurvedic doshas are assessed and, where relevant, a bespoke detox menu planned. All retreats of the same length are priced equally, no matter which programme is chosen.
The knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team at Atmantan is headed up by a Wellness Director Dr Manor Kutteri. A native of Kerala, the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine, and with two decades in delivering global wellness concepts internationally and across India, Dr Manoj has had a passion for holistic medicine since his teens. Having undertaken studies in India and the United States, Dr Manoj’s education encompasses Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Yoga, a master’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Health Sciences. Day to day, he oversees Atmantan guests’ wellness needs and programme delivery to meet these, driving the resort’s bespoke approach as well as service excellence.
With an exceptional team in residence, Atmantan also regularly hosts visiting practitioners and consultants to enhance guests’ wellness experience further. A dynamic calendar of events, specialists from around the globe (from the likes of Brazil, Germany, the UK and the US), come to provide their pioneering guidance in a diverse range of disciplines such as psychosomatic medicine, facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition and Tibetan sound healing – to name just a few.
Of Atmantan, Dr Manoj says: “Atmantan is a one-of-a-kind international destination spa where guests from over the world come to seek a haven, review their life and be empowered to create the life that they dream of. I am grateful to be able to work with this talented team of wellness and fitness professionals alongside the owner family, who hold the inspiring vision to truly make positive change to people’s lives.”
Based on the concept that bodies have the capacity to self-heal and with the intention of channeling the body’s own energies, the spa treatment menu at Atmantan encompasses a wide variety of therapies from around the globe with tailored recommendations for each individual to support this process of rejuvenation and transformation.
Delivered in the spa’s 23 spacious treatment rooms, therapies include Traditional Chinese Medicine, Anja Light Therapy, Shirodhara, herb and steam baths, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, cupping, hot stones, deep tissue massage, hydrotherapy, body scrubs and wraps, aromatherapy massage, hammam, hydration facials, open colonics and Balneotherapy. The Atmantan spa accompanies its nurturing therapeutic approach with technologies supported by medical and scientific research which sit harmoniously alongside the spa’s embrace of panic healing principles and bioenergy transfer to the body via water, air and sound.
As a spa consciously committed to healing, the product range used at Atmantan is entirely natural, aromatherapy-based and made from pure plants and natural herbal extracts; all products used for the therapies are devoid of chemical preservatives and synthetic formulas.
Fitness & Wellness Facilities & Activities
Atmantan’s impressive fitness facility – Shakti, meaning ‘strength and endurance’ in Sanskrit – is located over 6,525 square feet and includes a high-tech gymnasium, functional TRX aerobic studio, indoor spinning studio, expansive yoga studio, Pilates and dance studio, and an indoor heated pool (which is environmentally friendly, chemical-free and salt water). Additional facilities include water therapy suites, vitality shower, steam room and infra-red sauna.
The extensive fitness and leisure activities included in the daily schedule include include TRX, stretch, yoga, spinning, dance, laughter therapy, pranayama breathing, hiking, functional movement, resistance training, vibration training, Pilates, anti-gravity exercises, meditation and cooking classes.
Harnessing the power of the majestic surroundings to bring about calm and rejuvenation, Atmantan also has outdoor spaces for meditation and yoga – either one-to-one or in a group – from the expansive amphitheatre to intimate pagodas.
Atmantan’s certified fitness and yoga experts take an integrated approach to wellness through movement, drawing on the disciplines of yoga, fitness, naturopathy, nutrition and life coaching to create the perfect ‘wellness formula’ for guests, based on individual abilities and requirements. Reinforced by body composition, postural, dietary and lifestyle analysis, Atmantan’s trainers and practitioners guide guests towards a comprehensive approach to wellness to improve stability, flexibility, endurance and strength in both body and mind with effective results that last beyond the stay.
Centred on the philosophy that wholesome, organic, seasonal, local and nutritionally-dense ingredients are the basic building blocks of healthy cuisine and happy mind and body; Atmantan lovingly prepares these ingredients into supremely tasty, nourishing dishes by using light touch cooking techniques to enhance each element’s natural flavours.
Sourced from their very own organic farm, each day the Atmantan chefs take delivery of a box of fresh ingredients and decide what will be on the menus. They also use the seasonal fruits and edible flowers from around the property – such as sweet mangos, mini pineapples and chillies – resulting in creative cuisine that changes daily and is prepared beautifully – a true feast for the eyes and soul as well as for the body.
Atmantan’s three dining spaces are:
- Vistara – meaning ‘spectacular view’, this is the main restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating
- Te-Jus – meaning ‘inner energy’ in Sanskrit, this bistro serves epicurean healthy delights using farm-fresh produce, soothing teas and revitalising juices. Open in the afternoons and evenings, it offers 360 degree terraced views of the lake, valley and mountains
- Chantara – meaning ‘the sparkling night sky’ from the Sanskrit Chaand (moon) and Taara (star), this alfresco barbecue lounge serves inspiring grilled dishes and an interactive experience
Believing food is one of life’s great pleasures, the Atmantan culinary team enjoy passing on their knowledge and top tips to guests with regular cooking classes that demonstrate how food can both sustain the body and delight the taste buds.
All 106 luxurious guest rooms and villas – with spacious balconies or private gardens – overlook the magnificent mountain setting. All rooms are complete with full amenities including air conditioning and paraben-free, natural aromatherapy bath products. Room categories are:
- Asoka & Arjuna Garden Groves – spacious garden-facing rooms
- Acacia & Almatas Lake Groves – breath-taking lake-facing rooms
- The Mango Tree Villa – an indulgent, private one-bedroom villa suite with glass-walled living spaces, a private infinity pool with lake vistas, private couples spa and pagoda with sweeping views of the valley beyond
Atmantan offers a 120 seat conference facility, 14 seat boardroom and banquet facilities to enable gatherings for wellness-conscious corporate groups and senior leadership teams.
Considering the environment
Atmantan is the only resort in India to have its own energy-generating capabilities and produces 40 litres of its own water every day. The resort is soon to receive LEED certification.