Experience a lease of wellness at a nature inspired retreat to replace work ennui with an awakening of mind, body and soul
Cas Gasi, Ibiza
When the heart yearns for some quietude and the body seeks a restful state, it is best to book a berth in a private retreat that has nature as a prop to do the bidding.
The Cas Gasi’s private spa and yoga retreat is a cocoon with bespoke opportunities to pamper the body. Located in the heart of Ibiza, the Cas Gasi is a restored country home that is set on four hectares of picturesque landscape with pine forests, orange and olive groves, almond and fig trees and organic vegetable gardens. It is a veritable hideaway with spa and yoga classes to boost the wellness goals. The Casi Gasi wellness centre is equipped with a dry sauna, whirlpool, a gym and an outdoor yoga deck, in addition to a private relaxation space. It has on offer personalised spa services and beauty treatments, alongside free yoga classes in the mornings.
Gaia House, Devon
Meditation has a way of helping one connect with the nature and with one’s true self.
It is an inspiring way of unwinding from everyday stresses and finding peace within, which is what Gia House, the Silent Retreat centre, offers through its tailored meditation programmes. The centre itself is a beautiful sanctuary set in the mellow hills and quiet woodlands of South Devon, making the Buddhist Meditation Retreats an opportunity to explore and develop serenity, with the options of group retreats and personal or work retreats. The serene surroundings and visual delights of the parkland help guests experience the simple joys of life and enjoy meditation, whether one knows how to or not.
Amatara Yoga, Phuket
Phuket’s coastline, which has been a big lure for tourists around the world for its tranquil scenic delights, has a perfect antidote in Amatara Yoga retreat for those seeking a slice of mental rejuvenation and physical energy. It has on offer three comprehensive yoga programmes that can be practiced in private sessions. The programmes are customised to suit both beginners and advanced yoga practitioners. The personalised retreats offer a balance of yoga asanas, meditation, as well as tools to continue practicing them even back in one’s home. Guests also have access to healthy food and luxurious spa facilities.
Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Southern Alps
Located in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, the Aro Ha Wellness Retreat is a Zen inspired luxury offer. The resort itself is spread across 35 acres of tropical gardens and white sands and has structured its signature wellness adventures around retreats that range from life-shifting to sprit-shifting. It has a combination of advanced eco accommodation and permaculture (innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living) based self sufficiency projects with result-oriented programmes. It is ideal for solo travellers as well as couples and groups who are looking to sculpt body and mind with physically stimulating programmes, alongside a vegetarian diet and daily mindfulness practice.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam
Closer home, Oman has its very own retreat which has found a place on the global spa map, thanks to its spectacular location and a wealth of luxurious facilities and services to pamper mind and body. The Six Senses Zighy Bay, located on the Musandam Peninsula, is a refuge for everyone seeking a respite from the busy lifestyle. It is a spectacular destination, with its own secluded bay, a 1.6km of white sandy beach and a backdrop of stunning mountain range. It has on offer a host of massage therapies and spa programmes, including traditionally inspired Arabian hammams and a host of fitness classes and activities, all aimed at pampering the senses.