Food & Drinks
Delicious Yogic Food
We serve vegetarian sattvic Indian food & drinks that are suitable for the sensitive tummies of International Guests that also help in detoxifying the body for yogic practices. Besides nutritional value, we love to give a culinary taste of India. We don’t serve meat, fish and eggs, which are considered stimulating/lethargic for yogic practices. The yogic food is seasoned with mild spices, which are part of ayurvedic cooking.
All food is prepared with filtered water in our clean and spacious kitchen where we give utmost importance for hygiene of all the food items and cooks. Some of the foods are grown in our own garden, without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. We are hoping to grow all food in our eco-farm eventually, until then we buy the foods from local farmers and that which is grown seasonally.
Guests with preference for Vegan and Gluten-free diets can comfortably manage here. Both brunch and dinner include Salads, Vegetables, Lentils/Beans, Rice/Wheat items, Soups/Hot Drinks, and Desserts on occasion.
We are not judgmental against meat-eating and don’t mind if you have been or will be eating meat products after the retreats. We design the menu to calm down the body-mind, while you are going through detoxification during the intensive practice/course which generates a lot more heat in the body and mind, and is beneficial to the practice of yoga and Ayurveda.
All foods are served in Buffet-style and you can take as much as you want.
06.30 am: Hot Lemon Ginger / Herbal Drinks
09.15 am: Salad, two Vegetable Dishes, Lentils, along with a Rice variety, Indian Bread, and Chai
01.30 pm: Fruits / Herbal Drink. Occasional Snacks.
07.00 pm: Tasty Indian Foods like Dosa, Idly, Upma, Parothas with Curry, Lentils along with Salads and a Herbal Drink. Soups and Desserts are served twice a week.
We have only Fruit Lunch in the afternoon as the morning Brunch is heavy that needs time to digest. Also you need a lighter tummy for the evening Yoga Class. And you can better appreciate the tasty dinners, with more appetite! However, we don’t expect you to starve or feel lack of energy/nutrition with our diet/timings. If anybody feels that way, we will be happy to provide you extra food in the afternoons. Otherwise, you can also buy dry fruits and healthy snacks from Mysore on days-off.
We understand that Indian food is new to your stomachs and we ensure that you are getting the right food. If anything doesn’t suit your tummy, we will provide porridge, corn-flakes or any other food that suits you well. Students with low-blood pressure are suggested to bring extra iron/mineral supplements.
We provide drinking water purified with RO Filters, the best possible filtration in India. Please bring a water bottle to fill up anytime at our dining or yoga halls.