Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat

Pune, India

Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat was established to teach basic nuances of Ayurveda, yoga, and Ayurvedic dietetics for the learner and seeker of this science.

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14 days / 13 nights

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21 days / 20 nights

Instructors 11

Dr. Roli Rangappa

Dr. Roli Rangappa was born into a family of Ayurvedic doctors that traditionally treated several Indian royal families of repute. Dr. Rangappa dreams of nothing short of spreading Ayurveda throughout the world, especially the magic treatment of Panchkarma. Dr. Rangappa holds a BAMS degree from the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University and has attained post-graduate proficiency in Panchkarma from the Tilak school of Ayurveda.

Dr. Prakash Kalmadi

Dr. Prakash Kalmadi, a doctor of western medicine, has practiced medicine for more than 35 years. He experienced the efficacy of Ayurvedic treatment in his own personal life which brought about dramatic transformation in his health. Dr. Kalmadi's belief in Kare philosophy is reflected in his day to day actions, and is a motivating factor for his staff. He is also passionate about Iyengar yoga, not only as a practitioner, but also as a teacher of Iyengar medical yoga in the treatment program at Kare.

Dr. Rohit Rangappa

Dr. Rohit holds a B.A.M.S. Degree from Pune's Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Deemed University and is well trained in pulse diagnosis. His family roots lie in the spiritual city of Varanasi, the home of gods. His all-consuming passion to study Ayurveda provided him the opportunities to be trained under great teachers. His expertise in pulse diagnosis or Nadiparikshan astonishes one and all.

Dr. Vandhana Nirankari

Dr. Vandana is from the beautiful city of Jammu. She Graduated from S.K.S.S. Ayurvedic medical college, Ludhiana. At Kare, her specialty lies in the co-ordination of the Ayurvedic Diet and Nutrition Department. She has a keen interest in Ayurvedic treatments and loves to help the guests during the treatments. Dr. Vandana also conducts the Iyengar yoga sessions at Kare. Along with her Ayurvedic expertise, Dr. Vandana also has a beautiful voice and it is a joy to hear her sing when you can convince her to do so.

Dr. Thejus T.D.

Hailing from the traditional Ayurveda family in Kerala, Dr. Thejus is a BAMS graduate in Ayurvedic medicine from Nangelil Ayurveda College Kerala and a Masters graduate in yoga. Dr. Thejus looks after all the guest consultations at Kare. He has been practicing in the field of Ayurveda since 2009. He got intense training in the philosophy and basic principles of Ayurveda from his Guru Ayurveda Vachaspathi - M. Prasad, who is the patron of Ashtamgam Ayurveda Vidhyalaya in Kerala. He has also specialized in Management of Autism, Toxicology, and Management of Life Style Disorders.

Dr. Sruthi Thejus

Hailing from the cultural city of Kerala, Thrissur, Dr. Sruthi graduated from Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Goa. She has been practicing Ayurveda since is 2011. Dr. Sruthi looks after the Diet and Nutrition department at Kare. She also specializes in Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle of Autistic kids. She has also arranged lectures in Ashtanga Ayurveda for International Students in the past.


Laksmi has been part of the Kare family since 2007 and is one of the most prized and praised therapists. She hails from the cultural city of Kerala. Besides her expertise in all the Ayurvedic therapeutic procedures, she also has a vast knowledge of Panchakarma as well as in the preparation of various oils which are used for treatments in Kare. She can easily address all the guest complaints and provide treatment solutions in consultation with the doctors.


Sujata has been with Kare for the past 11 years and is from the beautiful city of Darjeeling. Her expertise lies in performing all the Ayurvedic procedures and during treatment can very easily address and aches and pains the guests may have. She has had a long-standing practice in the field of Ayurvedic treatments.


Unni is one of Kare’s oldest therapists and has been with Kare since 2003. He hails from the medicinal city of Kerala. Unni is very popular with the guests and his expertise lies in knowing the right pressure points to massage during the treatments. He is also well versed in addressing lower back pain, administrating medical enemas, and various Nasal installation techniques.


Mohan also hails from Kerala and is a recent addition to the Kare family. He has been in the field of Ayurveda for more than 20 years. He is known for his extensive knowledge about Ayurvedic treatments. Mohan often performs for the guests in the evening to showcase his remarkable skills as a fire dancer.

Ashok Sarkar

Ashok is the head chef and the backbone of Kare’s culinary expertise. Ashok is one of Kare’s oldest employees and has been with Kare since 2002. His dishes are a hit with most of the guests and his expertise are Ayurvedic food, low-fat cooking, and cooking with pure cow’s ghee. He also conducts the Ayurvedic cooking classes in Kare and teaches the guests how to cook nutritious food efficiently and easily at home. Ashok is from the cultural city of Kolkata.

Reviews 2

  • Massimo Ferrini UAE

    April 22, 2016. BookYogaRetreats website, edited

    This has been my first experience in an Ayurvedic retreat, you do not go there thinking of it as a vacation, but rather to unplug from your everyday life, to join a different life style and a world of peace, quietness, almost in a slow motion, and to find yourself far away from the problems left behind. But it is also a good opportunity to clean our body, with a strictly vegetarian diet, exercise through daily yoga classes and enjoy daily Ayurvedic full body massages in a natural environment among hills overlooking the Mulshi Lake.

    But nothing would work out without the professionalism and dedication of the people working at Kare, the Ayurvedic doctors, the yoga teachers and the therapists, among others. I wished I could have stayed longer but even for the short period I could see the benefits of Ayurveda and I am sure I will be back and I would like to strongly recommend this experience to anyone who is looking for a real evasion.

Testimonials 7

  • Sonya & Alan

    Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat website

    We really enjoyed our visit to your Yoga Health Retreat. The staff is absolutely amazing, efficient and very friendly. We feel very relaxed and healthy which makes heading back to work a lot easier. The setting is great, our room had a wonderful view and we would like to thank everyone involved who made our visit so enjoyable. I miss the Yoga each day, it was so good.

  • Priya Mani Dubai

    Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat website

    KARE has changed my life in such a short time! I came to KARE in desperation. Apart from being in constant pain, (back, knees, ankles) due to my excess weight, just 1 day prior to my arrival in Mulshi, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and had been warned by my doctor (in a very grave voice, I might add) that I was a definite candidate for a heart attack, a stroke or indeed, death. In just 10 days, KARE has given me a new lease on my life! I lost 6.5 kilos and 19.5 inches! My blood pressure is normal and I feel young again! My stay at KARE has rejuvenated me in body, mind and spirit. For the first time in 5 years I am emotionally and physically energized than ever before. AND I can walk without pain! At KARE I learnt that I MATTER. I learnt that my body and mind need to be cherished. KARE has shown me the way and has given me the tools to do that. When I left KARE, I KNEW I knew I was never going back to neglecting my body and soul again.

  • Jana Manjana India

    Tripadvisor website

    The retreat is located in a very beautiful place, just 1-1,5 hours away from Pune. When you look out of your window, you might not feel like in India at all, as it is far from city noise and crowds. The view from our window was fabulous, we even had a terrace overlooking the lake, but to our surprise the door leading to the terrace was bolted shut, so to reach it, one had to go out of the main door and around the bungalow, so it was a little let down, as it prevented us from enjoying it thoroughly.They serve only ayurvedic food there which (for a person like me who normally don't eat ayurvedic food) was surprisingly tasty. But even though they give you advice on what kind of food based on your own type (vata, pitta or kapha) you should or should not eat, the food contains everything, so it's kind of made for everybody, but not specifically for your needs.The program includes also yoga sessions twice per day. And even though they were conducted in a little confused manner (as most of the things there) when people wander around and do their own thing, we enjoyed them. I imagine that those yoga sessions are designed perfectly for people who stay there longer - for 10-20 day programs, but as we were there only for one day, it was little confusing.For me as a massage snob, the treatments felt little rushed and aloof. But I must admit, they felt professional. I just got a feeling that my therapist was so bored with her job and repeating the same thing over and over that she is not giving enough attention to the person she is attending to. All the right words were said, all the right motions made, but the spirit was not there. Maybe it was just a bad day for her... So I will give them one more chance :) My friend enjoyed her therapy though, so maybe I just have too high standards!

  • Yatish Lalwani India

    TripAdvisor website

    This is no regular hotel, it is an Ayurveda and spa center. With amazing massages and nutritious food served, the peace all around is a perfect blend. Recommended for people looking for a stress buster and relaxing stay / day outing.

  • Diane F Israel

    Tripadvisor website

    I visited Kare at the beginning of my 1st trip to India and was highly impressed. The location was beautiful and the staff were all very helpful. I enjoyed the yoga and treatments and found the daily schedule was balanced enough to provide time for relaxation in amongst the programmes. Each day included a morning two hour yoga session followed by breakfast, then a 1 hour ayurvedic treatment, then lunch, a relaxing yoga session, another treatment followed by dinner. However, the meals were all very small, so I did feel hungry sometimes. I would recommend this retreat - its a great programme in a beautiful location.

  • a traveler India

    Kare Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat website

    KARE situated on a mountain slope facing the Tata Hydro electric reservoir, amidst dense forests is a sight to see by itself. All around, the peaks invite you and it is difficult to resist this mountain call. And the sparkling water in front, reflecting the morning and evening sun takes you to a different world. And this is the place you are not made to starve to lose weight. KARE feeds you "satvik" vegetarian food three times a day and you are free to drink herbal tea as much as you want. The secret of losing weight or treatment for a health problem lies in their twice a day yoga and various types of body massages. It is a great place to relax, play, walk and get a cure for many ills of mind and body. Even a week's stay makes a lasting change within you.

  • a traveler India

    TripAdvisor website

    We spent a quality time at Kare Mulshi, its been a wonderful experience in a lot of ways, the people around here know their Job and do it with a great positive zeal. I would recommend this to all, specially the young people to help them achieve a greater understanding of their body improve health and lifestyle.

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