"Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting" - Martha Beck


  • you long to refresh and feel energised  
  • you'd love to reboot your creativity and bring ideas to life  
  • you're keen to reset priorities and live a life that's more YOU!

we'll carefully curate a group of like-minded people for this retreat. to apply please schedule a free-of-cost 45 minute "chemistry check" appointment with your coach, Sharmishtha


transformative sessions with a life coach  

mindfulness practices & guided self-reflection exercises 

deep sharing, laughter, spontaneity, and unforgettable encounters

plenty of fresh air and movement in virgin natural landscapes

nourishing meals with indigenous Himalayan ingredients 

gathering of food and community cooking over a wood-fired stove

immersion in the lives of Himalayan natives in a lost era frozen in time 


detox of mind and body

deep connection with yourself, nature, and like-minded people  

fresh energy, inspiration & creativity  

clarity on taking your ideas forward  

insights on setting priorities based on your core needs  

courage to lead a more intentional, authentic life  

powerful tools & mindfulness practices to take home with you  


Sharmishtha Dattagupta, PhD is a professionally trained facilitator and founder of Dãna Coaching. Her holistic approach to coaching integrates connecting with nature, balancing body & mind, and tapping into inner resources of analytical intelligence, intuition and innate wisdom. Several years of mindfulness meditation and a dedication to personal growth have given her the presence, clarity, and compassion to listen deeply and support lasting transformation in her clients. READ MORE…

What participants of previous Dãna Coaching nature retreats have said: 

From confusion to clarity! Sharmishtha, your way of coaching is simple yet effective. Thank you for being part of my journey of life"

"The Himalayan retreat “Journey to your authentic life” was an unrivalled experience! Being in nature, hiking, and sleeping outdoors combined with coaching resonated perfectly with me. I very much appreciated Sharmishtha's intuitive work, her openness to adjust the schedule to our needs, and the daily impulses she gave, which were crucial for getting in touch with different aspects of myself. Our individual coaching session clarified a smouldering topic, and her way of careful listening, being present, and asking the right questions throughout the journey helped me uncover my next steps to an authentic life.”  

"The Stillness Retreat was a very intense, beautiful and special experience for me, and I believe I will tear up from my memories of it for a while to come. Thank you, Sharmishtha, for this wonderful offer and your loving, warm creation of our time together. It never fails to amaze me what life brings me when I remember to listen deeply. I have learnt a lot from you and I am truly grateful for that."

we'll carefully curate a group of like-minded people for this retreat. to apply please schedule a free-of-cost 45 minute "chemistry check" appointment with Sharmishtha


The Pause Button retreat will take place at THE GOAT VILLAGE, Dayara Bugyal. Located at 2130 meters altitude and known for its scenic beauty, this village retreat can be reached after a roughly 400 metres walk from the road head. The accommodation is a mix of beautifully carved four wood, stone & glass cottages and condominiums. There is also an option of pitching tents. 

The Goat Village Dayara Bugyal is a social enterprise and all-women's initiative supporting ancient, regenerative farming practices and restoration of the local economy. It offers several opportunities for hiking, vegetable harvesting, wood-fire cooking, connecting with local village communities, and eating ancient varieties of food known for their detoxifying and health-enhancing properties. Since the location lies outside the zone of mobile phone connectivity, it is perfect for a tech detox and for immersing in a lost era frozen in time. 


We've designed this retreat to make it possible for you to join us for a time period of your choice:

4 days

DATES: June 1, 2018 (arrival) – June 5, 2018 (Departure)  

 7 days

DATES: June 1, 2018 (arrival) – June 8, 2018 (Departure)  

 10 days

DATES: June 1, 2018 (arrival) – June 11, 2018 (Departure)