Recharge Your Being

The Dharana Way Of Life

There is an inherent need for a racing mind to feel steadiness and a quiet strength that holds it together for an overall peace of mind. Dharana refers to the 6th stage of Patanjali yoga sutra – a Yogic path, which entails forgetting oneself in the object of his or her meditation. It is a state of feeling relaxed and at ease, which in turn allows for deeper forms of contemplation and meditation.

It is the stable sense of sacredness that is achieved when one aligns the inner core to the outer environment. Any form of healing needs to start with the state of Dharana. It is with this grounded focus, that we trigger the longer journey of healing for you.

Dharana at Hilton Shillim lies at the centre of your exploration towards a deeper dimension of self and sense of balance. The Dharana way of life aims to help you achieve long-term internal and external wellbeing through tailor made programmes. The idea is to help you choose lifestyle options that balance the energies and points to calmness and contentedness.

Achieving health and wellness goals require integrative and holistic understanding: at Dharana we approach every day with both an awareness of health and an awareness of ourselves. Sustained well-being is pivotal for dealing with routine and daily challenges.

We consider wellness to be the entirety of these elements; to us, each building block has its own importance in our overall concept of Dharana.

Renew your Mind, Body, and Soul.

The Dharana Way of Life distills the essence of ancient and modern wellness practices into 3 disciplines.

  1. Conserve and amplify your life force using bodywork and other applications
  2. Sustain and build health through wholesome food.
  3. Support the healing of the whole person through yoga, and other forms of meditation, where holistic well-being and healing are integrated.

Our signature wellness therapies are inspired by the eastern healing practices. It holistically addresses spiritual issues as well as physical wellbeing.

The wellness experience strives to achieve the ultimate harmony between the physical and the mental. It redefines your lifestyle to include the traditional wellness regimes combined with best of international wellness experiences.  The result is that your mind, body and soul become one.

We have put together 9 wellness programmes to rekindle your spirit and discover a new YOU.


How does the Dharana Way of Life translate for you

  • Uses advanced diagnostics and consultation methods such as Iridology and Oligo scanning
  • Conserves and amplifies your life force through traditional ayurvedic and naturopathic therapies
  • Nourishes your health with wholesome and nutritious food (ayurvedic and Vegan diet plans)
  • Heals your body through the balance of 5 elements bhūmi (earth), jala (water), tejas (fire), vayu (air) and akash (ether)
  • Develops lifelong healthy habits by adopting traditional ayurvedic disciplines
  • Reconnects with your inner self through meditation and create mindfulness in everything you do
  • Promotes health with nature activities and cognitive stimulation in a sustainable environment.



The experts and inspiration are on standby.

At Dharana, you get the opportunity to meet with experts in holistic healing, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Nutrition & Dietetics, Exercise and Physiology, Spirituality Wellness, and other wellness disciplines.

DR ARUN PILLAI, Director of Spa & Wellness

Dr. Arun Pillai, Director of Spa & Wellness has more than fifteen years of professional expertise in Health, Spa and Wellness Sciences.

He is experienced in directing and operating world-class spas across South East Asia, India, Middle East, Africa, India, and Caribbean.

He is known to implement traditional holistic knowledge in globally renowned brands such as Hilton, Chivasom, Radisson, Kempinski, Intercontinental, and also at several hospitals.

He uses an integrative approach to correct your lifestyle and prevent disease. He does this with the help of advanced diagnostics and deep assessment.


Chef Shubendu, Executive Chef

Over his career spanning twenty years, Chef Shubhendu has developed an expertise in Wellness Cuisines and Spa Menus.

Chef Shubhendu Kadam’s journey across hospitality and wellness has been with Cebu City Marriott, Phillipines; Carnival Cruise Liners, Miami; AlilaDiwa, Goa, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, and his last assignment was with a Wellness Retreat around Mumbai.

At Shillim, he implements the science of nutrition with super foods that detoxify and cleanse the body. He disproves the notion that Wellness Cuisine is tasteless and uninteresting.

Chef Shubhendu has a profound understanding of the overall sensory experience that “Farm To Table” cuisine offers for preventing chronic disease, healthy weight loss, and eating for energy.

  • This is my 2nd visit. And I've decided I'll be a regular here. I want to be a familiar face here. One who practically lives here. I wanna be that person. I will be soon.

    In the cold month of January, the reception area felt warm, comforting. The novel idea of Tata Nano moving guests from places is genius. Words are not possible enough to describe the grandeur of this estate.  Food is the primary reason everyone is happy around here. They grow everything here. It's lip-smacking, whatever I say about food is less than it deserves. So let just set it to the best food I've ever had. Mr. Rajneesh was always there with all the answers. I couldn't get my favorite flavor of ice cream but he made up to it by giving me equally better ones back to back! All in this hubbub one would love to have a smiling face around.  Mr. Jitendra is a dear friend now. He coincidentally served us twice in two days, and I loved his courtesy, attitude and his friendly nature. I even met him out of the restaurant and it was the same zeal. This goes with the entire staff. Everyone is downright warm and welcoming, courteous, friendly and approachable. The location is amazing. That's a stereotypical line. But here it actually is. Nothing ever comes close to the cold fresh mountain winds right In your balcony, the view of Majestic Shillim from almost any place in the entire property, continuously chirping birds and the clear starry sky. Nothing beats this.  Had a Trek to the peak of Shillim, and the guide with us is over a lifelong friend. The Wellness center is like a whole another place here. You'd get lost in the serene waterscapes, absolutely brilliant therapies and the soothing music and fresh aroma. I would suggest to go walking to nearby places rather than asking for a car, breathe in the air. Especially around in the night. The warm yellow lights spread across the entire estate gives it a very cozy feeling in this spread stretch. All in all, Hilton Shillim is a place to get away and then stay away. No one would want to leave this. And none of these long reviews will get you the exact idea of how beautiful it is until you visit. So come by and make sure not to miss the chocolate ice cream.