Category Archives: Retreats

Retreats for the Mind, Body & Soul

Are you feeling a bit at the end of your tether? The current trend for mindfulness, with numerous apps, programs and colouring books, is telling of the busy, sometimes hectic lives that we now lead. But despite all these mindfulness tools, sometimes you just can’t quite get into the swing of it – everyday life is always there to distract you. The only real solution is to get away from it all, retreat to a place of sanctuary.

And luckily, we can help you with that. We offer a number of retreats throughout India, Nepal and Sri Lanka specifically designed for you to recharge your batteries and learn the tools for implementing more balance in your everyday life.

Yoga retreats in India

India is known the world over for its deep spirituality, entwined with the country’s culture. It is also the birthplace of yoga, a spiritual, mental and physical practice that has been well and truly embraced by the western world. As such, there’s no better place to try a yoga retreat! Set in beautiful natural surrounds, these retreats range from four to right days long but all are under the tutelage of expert teachers.

Ashiyana – The Yoga Retreat

The yoga retreat at Ashiyana is a great place to go to recharge your batteries over a week’s time. Spanning for eight days, the Ayurveda Virechan Detox Retreat includes a complete therapy programme with massage, sweat therapy and yoga along with one-on-one consultations. Set in the unspoilt Mandrem Beach, the retreat allows you the breathing space you have been craving!

Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort

Again over eight days, enjoy the 15 acres of verdant greenery of Somatheeram retreat. Your stay includes a fully comprehensive and personalised wellness program and consultations by experts who have provided treatment in the traditional way for over 30 years. This retreat combines beach resort with mindfulness and yoga, with accommodation in quaint bungalows and cottages set back from the tranquil blue waters of the sea nearby.

Kairali Ayurveda & Yoga Regeneration

A shorter stay, this vegetarian retreat takes place at Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village over four days. Set in 50 acres of lush palm trees and greenery, daily yoga and meditation sessions are offered while all treatments are carried out under the guidance of Ayurvedic doctors. A seven or fourteen night option is also available upon request.

Yoga at foothills of Everest

Namo Buddha Yoga Retreat

Nestled in the hills of the Kathmandu valley, this Nepalese yoga retreat not only allows you three days of relaxation but teaches you mindfulness practices to employ is your every day life. The retreat combines expert yoga instruction, relaxation in nature and delicious healthy food while allowing you the comfort of a hotel stay.

Your life perspectives may  be challenged during the indepth talks and encouraged discussions around mindfulness and implementing wellness principles into your everyday life.

Holistic Wellness in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country that alights all the senses with beautiful sights, sounds, smells, scents and textures. Ranging from programmes offering revitalisation to specific therapies, we offer a number of Ayurveda itineraries featuring authentic treatments all year round.

Heritance Maha Gedara Rejuvenation

Over a week enjoy a personalised Ayuveda Ayuboawn Rejuvenation programme in a homely and friendly atmosphere. Yoga and meditation classes run regularly, with the main aim of the retreat being your total relaxation of body and mind. The program is a Panchakarma based program with detoxification and regeneration at its core. Herbal medicines are used to increase your body energy while Pinda Sweda  will improve flexibility and stamina.

Santani Luxury Wellness Resort

Enjoy a customised Santani Wellness Package over four days in a brand new boutique resort nestled in the mountains of Sri Lanka. Offering a complete program to ensure maximum harmony between your diet and nutrition, physical activity, interaction with other people and ultimately with yourself. Every program is personalised based on the individual’s body composition, current lifestyle, stress, emotional state and future goals both physically and spiritually. You have the choice to select the programme from five different categories of treatment: Healthy Lifestyle, Detox, Stress &Burnout, Yoga or Ayurveda.

Lastly, any program at this resort will equip you with a personalised program for post-Santani day-to-day life.

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions

Situated in the tranquil area near the seaside town of Negombo, this calming resort is the perfect place for people looking for a holistic approach to their wellness. Employing ancient treatments, professionals and doctors within the hotel will ensure to all your needs. The hotel was designed by celebrated architect Anura Ratnavibhushana and each villa comes with a secluded private garden. Treatments are tailored to your needs, with options including for weight reduction, stress relief and improvement of the digestive system.


Your wellness journey is just a call away – contact us to organise your break from reality and improve your work/ life balance today!

 

Wellness and Spa Holidays

So much about travel is opening our eyes to new cultures and experiences. In all our high aspirations for it though, sometimes we forget that one of the most important things about a holiday is relaxing, taking a breather from everyday life. Discovering new things on overseas adventures can be exciting, thrilling and interesting but it can also be exhausting.

So how about having one with the other? Adventure followed up with a spell in a relaxing spa are a marriage of the two best things of a holiday – discovery and relaxation. But where in the world can you have these relaxing spa experiences?

India

India is ripe for discovery with incredible sights everywhere you turn. But when you need a break from the hustle and bustle, retreating to Ananda Himalaya Spa for a six day break provides you with all the breathing space for self rejuvenation. Including a comprehensive personalised wellness programme & consultations, Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa in the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. The retreat combines spiritual practices like yoga, Vedanta and Ayurveda with physical wellness programmes of fitness and healthy organic food to restore balance to your life and to harmonise your energy. It is in stunning peaceful surrounds, set amongst the Sal forest and overlooking the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley.

Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are an idyllic place for a holiday, combining beaches, interesting history & culture, delicious food & wine, stunning scenery and luxury accommodation. Many of the islands are the product of volcanic activity and so the mineral waters have been known to have healing properties. What better place to indulge in a spa holiday?

On one of our island hopping packages, take in the beautiful islands of Mykonos and Santorini, both with the iconic whitewashed buildings topped with Greek blue. On Mykonos, we offer accommodation at Myconian Imperial Resort & Spa (among others). This luxurious property has modern rooms with balconies overlooking a private beach with three pools, three bars, a fine-dining restaurant and a wonderful spa & wellness centre.

Santorini is home to healing bright orange mud, found in the caldera of the once devastating volcano. While on the island, there are number of spa hotels to choose from including the Pegasus Suites & Spa Hotel and the Aressana Spa Hotel. Pegasus suites are set amongst the cliff tops and meld quite seamlessly into the unique scenery, integrating the caves and volcanic rock into its grounds. Aressana is centrally located in Fira and includes a fully equipped spa, fitness centre, well-known restaurant and a sun terrace.

Rhodes and Crete are two of the bigger islands owned by Greece and are large enough to spend a few days on, sightseeing and relaxing in your spa hotel, or integrate into a wider itinerary. On Rhodes, enjoy Rodos Park Suites & Spa located opposite the walls of the Old Town and featuring a wellness spa. Plus, the beach is only 800m away.

Crete has many hotels to choose from but one of the best spa hotels in Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel, perched on the beach with balcony rooms and a fully equipped wellness centre

Croatia

Croatia is the new destination for a beachside holiday. The thin county has an astounding number beautiful nature considering its small size, including the green blue lakes of Plitvice National Park and the many well preserved old towns that hug the coastline such as Split and Dubrovnik.

Opatija is also one of these coastal towns and was once the fashionable seaside resort for the Viennese elite during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With spectacular scenery and temperate weather year round, the town is still home to many ornate Austrian villas and grand spa hotels. The town sprawls along the coast between forested hills and the blue Adriatic, and the whole waterfront is connected by a 12 km long promenade featuring numerous statues and fountains, as well as some excellent restaurants and cafes, and in particular, the close by village of Volosko, well known for its excellent seafood restaurants. You can enjoy a spa treatment at one of the famous hotels during your stay here on the Zagreb to Split itinerary.

Maldives

Maldives_spaThe Maldives resorts are luxury personified, with exclusive resorts situated on turquoise waters that are so perfectly photogenic it is difficult to believe they are real! There are many spa hotels & resorts to choose from on the group of islands from specific treatment centres to incredible five star experiences. Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa is situated on Dhigufinolhu Island and designed to cater for families. Only minutes by speedboat from the airport, the resort is set on a lagoon and features a range of poolside, beachside and overwater villas. Facilities at this family-friendly hotel include four restaurants, an infinity pool, luxury spa, tennis courts, a gym, kids’ club, surf school and water sports centre.

For a luxury romantic escape, Taj Exotic Resort & Spa is perched amongst lush tropical greenery, encircled by one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. The spa offers an array of treatments, taking advantage of the serene lagoon location. There are also many fine dining and entertainment experiences on offer.

Hungary & Czech Republic

Hungary and Czech Republic have many decadent Art Nouveau style spas still in operation, where you can enjoy the thermal springs in Austro-Hungarian splendour. Karlovy Vary is a picturesque spa town visited on the Essential Czech Republic itinerary and boasts healing springs that have attracted noble visitors for centuries. You can enjoy a private tour of the area, bathe and sample the medicinal waters from one of the springs.

Budapest has 15 public thermal baths, many in beautiful buildings with both private and public areas. Restorative bathing in this area stretches back to Roman times but it was only during the Turkish occupation of Hungary that the baths really began to be an industry of their own. Since 1934 Budapest has been declared the City of Spas with 118 springs providing the medicinal waters. These baths can be experienced on the Taste of Budapest or Art Nouveau & Spas short breaks.

Switzerland

For years Switzerland has been a retreat for the rich and famous, with many incredible experiences of offer. Taste of St Moritz enables anyone to experience the iconic spa town, once so exclusive. The mountain resort town is the perfect holiday destination: a winter wonderland for half of the year or with verdant greenery of alpine wilderness in the summertime. Home to Switzerland’s only national park, visitors can experience hiking, horse riding, sailing or mountain biking – and even a spot of summer skiing on the upper slopes of the Corvatsch. After all this strenuous outdoor activity, nothing beats a few hours relaxing in one of the large spa facilities, with a range of thermal springs to ease your sore muscles into.

Contact us today to organise your spa retreat!