Smilence was born as result of a conversation between Ananda and Naman who wanted to build a space to practice art, yoga and meditation. We welcome people from all backgrounds, people who are willing to open their heart. Today we work with a team who enables those who’ve never visited India to benefit from its ancient and effective systems of natural healing. ​

Smilence is based in Rishikesh, the “yoga capital of the world”. The town is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas , with the Ganges river running through its centre. Rishikesh has been a pilgrimage town since ancient times and is one of the holiest places in Hinduism. Non-vegetarian food, and alcohol are strictly prohibited. It is the perfect environment to rejuvenate, and systematic rejuvenation is the best answer to the unnatural stresses of modern lives.

Food for a Smile is one of the events hosted by Smilence Rishikesh.