If you’ve been manifesting good energy, good food and like-minded people to share a space with, it’s time to reap the fruits. The stars have aligned to give you The Moon Village – a café, yoga studio and co-working space that incorporates the pillars of a healthy lifestyle under one roof. The place is all set to launch on 13th May,2022.
Founded by celebrity fitness instructor and mental health advocate Samiksha Shetty along with Aditya Damani, a daytime trader and full-time yogi, together they aim to create a safe space for meaningful connections through yoga and food. Having been on her own transformational journey, Samiksha believes that holistic wellness can lead to true healing and good health. At Moon Village, she brings her expertise and love for all things healthy into creating a space for like-minded wellness seekers.
The Yoga Studio:
Introduced to yoga at the age of 10 and trained in Mysore, Samiksha teaches a combination of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga & Vinyasa Yoga with a focus on backbends and hip-opening asanas. At The Moon Village Yoga Studio, you can sign up for classes with her or other experts who will teach different styles of yoga and even conduct guided meditation classes. It comprises of two 450 square feet studio spaces within the community, each of which is designed in a way to make it cozy and comfortable for each and every student; intended to create positive and calming energy. Students can drop in or sign up for a set number of classes each month.
Spread over 1500 square ft., the café at The Moon Village is modelled as an urban oasis, with raw, whitewashed walls and lush greens. The walls of the cafe are adorned with art that pay tribute to energies of the moon and the universe; celestial-themed geometrical ceramic tiles offset earthy tones running through the space, welcoming you to rest, relax and rejuvenate. As you soak in the good vibes, you can also soak your gluten-free Dosas in a Mangalorean style curry and other delicacies from the eclectic, nutritious, primarily aiming at gluten-free and sugar free menu, heavily influenced by different parts of Southern India. Starting with breakfast, you can opt for anything from a high fiber Unpolished Red Rice Poha with Lime and Sumac Flavoured Ragi Idli with Citrus Spiked Sambhar to a Tangy Tofu Akuri and Eggs Florentine with Coconut Hollandaise. The Petite Plates section brings a fun juxtaposition of flavours to the table. Mexico meets Tamil Nadu with the Pulled Chettinad Kathal & Makki Tacos with Avocado and Tuscan flavours merge with those from South India with the Podi Idli Panzanella. You can also pick the surprisingly delicious Snapper Ceviche with Coconut & Kokum Sharbat.
For those who want their dose of daily bread, the menu also offers a selection of Sandwiches & Pizzas. Some ‘must-trys’ from the section include the Gun Powder & Stewed Shiitake Steak Sandwich, the Pulled Jackfruit and the Chettinad & Sriracha Pulled Kathal Pizza. If you’re looking for wholesome nutrition after a fulfilling yoga session or just a hectic day, The Moon Village Curries & Meal Bowls come highly recommended. Find your bliss with some Ragi Idiyappam Khao Suey, Sri Lankan Egg Hoppers with Mushroom Xacuti, Chhole & Sweet Potato with Kerala Red Rice or Truffle Mushroom Baked Shakshuka with Neer Dosa.
Everything at The Moon Village is created mindfully with the vision to form deep connections, whether it is through yoga, meditation, food or exchanging ideas. Pick a class, come by for a delicious meal or opt for a work-from-village plan – the gates are always open at The Moon Village.
Address: Building no: 36B, 19th Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
Timings: 9 am – 9 pm