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A secluded world of beauty and serenity, Chiva-Som translates to mean “Haven of Life.” This beachfront health resort represents tranquility at its best with luxurious accommodations nestled within seven acres of lush tropical gardens. Chiva-Som welcomes you with unique Thai hospitality. Located in the Royal city of Hua Hin, the resort is less than three hours by car south of Bangkok.
Dedicated to revitalizing mind, body and spirit for total well being and vitality Chiva-Som offers extensive fitness, spa and holistic health facilities to help you relax, restore and rejuvenate.
Chiva-Som rooms offer luxury and comfort with fittings and features providing a perfect balance between Thai architectural beauty and Western Standards. Chiva-Som’s award winning spa cuisine places great emphasis on a balanced diet. Many of the ingredients are home grown in the resort’s organic garden. Three spa cuisine meals are included with your stay.
Upon your arrival you will receive a private health and wellness consultation with the holistic health experts (doctors, physiotherapists, Chinese medical doctors, Ayurvedic practitioners, chiropractors and naturopaths). Discussing your health goals with an expert will help determine which activities and treatments will be most beneficial for you. Some options include a: fitness retreat (swimming, thai boxing, yoga, tai chi, pilates, beach activities, water sports and aqua aerobics), spa pampering retreat, de-stress retreat, physical renewal retreat (working with physiotherapists), detox retreat, yoga retreat or weight management retreat.
SHA is a world class pioneering wellness clinic dedicated to the improvement of well being through the fusion of Oriental disciplines and revolutionary Western techniques. Opened in 2009 SHA Wellness Clinic features 93 modern suites with sea views and terraces, an acclaimed macrobiotic restaurant, 14,000 square foot spa and clinic which offers world leading alternative health practices, natural therapies, health aging treatments, genetics and medical wellness, as well as aesthetic medicine. SHA’s aim is to achieve that feeling of permanent well-being, vitality and energy.
Located in Albir overlooking the Mediterranean Sea on Spain’s eastern coast, SHA sits on a beautiful mountainside of Sierra Helada Natural Park. The mild and agreeable micro-climate of the area guarantees fantastic temperatures year round, recognized by the World Health Organization as having one of the world’s best climates.
SHA method combines the effective elements of modern macrobiotics, the curative powers of natural therapies and a dynamic and practical education program, totally personalized to satisfy the needs of each person and his or her health goals. SHA aims to teach guests to create and keep healthy habits which improve people’s quality of life, giving them physical and emotional wellness, helping them foresee and heal many modern illnesses. Speeches, talks, activities, introductory macrobiotic cooking lessons, yoga, tai chi, Watsu, physiotherapy, reflexology, acupuncture reiki, meditation, breathing lessons, laughter therapy and more all aim to give guests tools to follow a healthier style of life after staying at SHA.
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Detox in the Trees at Chewton Glen, England
Chewton Glen is a Luxury Country House Hotel & Spa located in England on the edge of the historic New Forest National Park. The Relais & Chateaux property is 90 miles (approximately 2 hours) from Central London by car and is situated in one of the richest historical parts of England. This January 13th to 17th 2013, Chewton Glen will be holding a unique five-day break guaranteed to detoxify mind and body. This program is designed to help busy people unwind, restore, get clarity on any pressing life issues and shed any unwanted weight. You will stay in one of the glorious contemporary Chewton Glen Treehouses which are set high on stilts in a wooded valley. Prepare to be nurtured through private health consultations. Daily yoga, relaxation classes and massages will truly allow you the chance to unwind. Detox your body through, the sauna or steam room, a lymphatic drainage massage and safely administered colonics. Take care of your mind by clearing your emotions. Each evening you will be encouraged to do some journaling. There will also be a session of Emotional Freedom Technique to restore energy balance. Move freely to ensure both body and mind have the best chance of starting your day on the right note, there will be brisk Nordic walking each morning on the beach. Chewton Glen also has a luxuriously large indoor pool. Similar retreats will be available during April and October of 2013.Please contact
A Safari in Africa is atop everyone’s bucket list. Now how about combining a truly unique yoga experience with the ambience of the African outdoors-then you will have a Yoga Safari! At a Yoga Safari you will take in the Africa sunrise and sunsets, rest and re-juvenate and sleep in some of Africa’s most distinct accommodations. You will also learn how to create a lasting sense of peace, harmony and happiness. The Yoga philosophy will awaken your natural peace and as a result restore balance to both you and Mother Earth. These retreats are suitable for all ages and all abilities. You can join an existing group of people and meet new friends or you can travel with a group of your existing friends or family!Itinerary for 11 day Bush to Beach Safari:Day 1 – Arrive at King Shaka airport and transfer to world famous Phinda game reserve (&beyond group). Stay here for 2 nights and indulge in daily game drives, both day and night, the chances of viewing ALL the big 5 are really high here. Also enjoy a yoga class each day, the intensity and level of the Yoga is set by the guests.Day 3- Drive up to Kosi Bay and stay for 3 nights in the eco-friendly Forest Lodge. Explore the unique coastal forest, the lakes by canoe and boat, view hippos and again relax as well as participating in gentle Yoga sessions. Meditate in the forest, on the shores of the lake, sip sundowners to the sounds of the hippos and just relish in the taste of Africa !Day 6 – Move along to Sodwana bay and stay for 3 nights enjoying the unusual and unique treasures of this coastline. We take an Ocean adventure out on a boat trip to seek the wild dolphins and enjoy a swim with them if they allow it, as well as snorkeling on a beautiful reef with many species of fish. There is also an optional extra dive trip for anyone interested and gear hire is available. There will be morning Yoga sessions on the beach and daily sessions at the lodge.Day 9 – Drive down south again and spend the last 2 nights in Ballito at le Papillon guest lodge. The yoga sessions here are just too beautiful with the view of the sunrise over the Indian Ocean. Take a trip to one of the local Zulu Kraals (villages) to interact and enjoy some of their art and crafts, drumming session and a meditation on an auspicious rock with huge surrounding caves. Day 11- Return to King Shaka airport for the flight homewards.
A Tea Tour with Renshaw Travel - North East India Indian Tea’s such as Assam and Darjeeling are known all over the world. There are a number of Indian Tea Estates that are available to stay in throughout the North East region. While visiting the picturesque tea fields you can experience tea tasting and learn about the medicinal qualities. Depending on the time of year you can observe the tea harvest and see how it is produced. This tour is fully escorted by an English speaking guide and can be private or with a group. For all the tea connoisseurs out there Renshaw Travel will customize your unique requests! 16 day Itinerary Days 1-4: Kolkata, West Bengal @ Oberoi Grand Days 4-8: Digbrugarh, Assam @ Mancotta Chang Tea Bungalow Days 8-9: Jorhat, Assam @ Banyan Grove Bungalow Days 9-10: Tezpur, Assam @ Wild Mahseer Tea Planter Bungalows Days 10-12: Guwahati, Assam @ Brahmaputra Ashok Days 12-16: Darjeeling, West Bengal @ Glenburn Tea Estate **Can add pre or post trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal** Please Contact
Looking for an active winter holiday this February 2013? Join Renshaw Travel’s Health Coach for Cross Country Skiing at Silverstar Shayla Roberts helps adults change their health. Through fitness and coaching, she works with adults of all ages and abilities to explore new ways to reach their goals. She has years of experience helping people make permanent, positive lifestyle changes and get results that last. She has helped hundreds of clients set new limits, change their health and reach their potential. If you are new to skiing or need a tune up this is the perfect weekend for you. February 21-24th, 2013 we start with the basics and spend our days cross country skiing the amazing terrain of Silver Star and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. There are two skiing opportunities per day, Friday and Saturday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with the option to ski Sunday morning too. Improve your technique and your fitness at our Silver Star ski camp. Beginner and Recreational skiers will enjoy the opportunity to practice their skills with a coach, ski the amazing trails and improve their fitness. Silver Star is 1610 m or 5,280 feet above sea level, this is high altitude training! With more than 110 km of trails on both sides of the mountain you will get plenty of exercise, lots of technique tips, video analysis and meet new ski friends! Space is limited! Deposit $250.00 to reserve your spot. $550.00 for the weekend, all you need is to get to you and your skis to Silver Star. Contact
Get away from the cold and the wet this winter. Only 5 hrs flight from Vancouver, you land near beautiful Punta Mita on the Mexican Pacific coast, just north of Puerto Vallarta. Here the temperature is an ambient 30 C, the water temperature just a few degrees lower. Join surf legend Gerry Lopez for an unforgettable retreat in beautiful Punta Mita, Mexico, with a focus on Standup Paddle Boarding, yoga and wellness. Gerry offers personalized Standup Paddle (SUP) instruction, leads morning yoga practice and hosts philosophical discussions on diet, yoga and longevity.After a unforgettable day on the water, evenings will be filled with dinners and social functions, including a slideshow of Gerry’s life in surfing. "This is an awesome opportunity to learn from one of the greatest surfers of all time," says Clinic Director Dennis Oliphant. "In fact, it is truly the chance of a lifetime for those wishing to learn, or improve, Standup Paddle surfing, as well as enhance their overall approach to health and wellness. Gerry epitomizes a holistic, healthy surf lifestyle."Gerry grew up in Honolulu Hawaii where he surfed the reef breaks of the North Shore of Oahu. Gerry soon became recognized as the best tube rider in the world and twice won the Pipeline Masters surf contest, which has since been named The Gerry Lopez Pipeline Masters.Michele Cohen has just returned from the camp and her first visit to the Mexican Pacific Coast. After 15 minutes of instruction from Gerry, she was standing on the board and paddling out to sea, and by the afternoon she could surf the waves! Contact Michele to find out more about the Camp, and some great accommodation options in Punta Mita, including the Camp base hotel, Hotel Cinco and the private Villa Lunada, as well as other great activities in the Puerta Vallarta region and nearby mountain villages
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Ananda is a luxury wellness spa located in the Indian Himalayans. This peaceful and tranquil destination spa is located near the city of Rishikesh, which is India’s spiritual centre. Rishikesh was made famous by a visit from the Beatles in 1968. Ananda spreads across 30 acres surrounded by Sal forest andthe holy Ganges River. Why would you choose a destination spa for your vacation? The whole emphasis of the vacation can be placed on wellness and a change in lifestyle. This time is about finding new energy in an all nurturing environment while consulting with health experts in order to achieve personal goals such as detoxing, weight loss, relaxation or rejuvenation. In addition to the 8 wellness packages Ananda Spa offers, this Himalayan bliss is a great place to end a North India Itinerary. Ananda Spa was ranked #1 in the world by Conde Nast in 2012 and it is the best spa in the world for yoga retreats. In addition,Ananda is also the perfect place for singles looking for like-minded individuals, couples looking for a romantic retreat, girlfriends looking for a relaxing getaway or mothers and daughters looking for an Ayurvedic spa program! Aside from staying on the Ananda Spa property guests can spend their time trekking through the Himalayan foothills, white water rafting on the Ganges, taking a Safari in Rajaji National Park or visiting Rishikesh to witness the moving prayer Aarti. Suggested Itinerary to India:Day 1-2-Arrive New Delhi, stay one night at Imperial New Delhi then fly 45 mins from Delhi to Dehradun Airport, drive 1 hr to Ananda SpaDay 2-10-Stay at Ananda Spa, enjoy a wellness packageDay 10-12-Return to New Delhi and stay 2 nights at the Lodhi New Delhi (was Aman New Delhi)***Potential add-on destinations: 1) Agra to see the Taj Mahal2) Keralafor a backwater tour 3) Darjeeling to visit the tea plantations
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Experience Balinese Healing...
Looking for motivation to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Use the transformative power on the Island of Bali. Experience Balinese Healing, Living foods and the Sacred Arts at Bali’s Fivelements Hotel. This unique hotel is a member of the Healing Hotels of the World affiliation and has the mission statement of loving and respecting life.
Balinese Healing is inspired by the Balinese way of life which encourages us to nurture our relationship with our spirit, the environment and one another. The therapies used have been passed down from generation to generation and focus on balancing the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether within the body.
The sacred arts include yoga and meditation, somatic therapy, akido dance, vibrational healing music and more. These programs help us reconnect with our authentic self.
A diet consisting of living foods help aid and support transformation. Living foods are highly rejuvenating and provide life force to us. Living foods has been proven to heal degenerative conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. They also help restore emotional balance and promote a happy mood.
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Just 70 minutes by bullet train from the Tokyo Metropolis, you find yourself in HOSHINOYA Karuizawa, where you can totally relax and rejuvenate. There are many activities and special sojourn programs to choose from – guided nature tours in the adjacent wild bird sanctuary, stargazing, stretching, yoga, meditation, and more, as well as the renowned hot spring baths and spa treatment that ensure perfect relaxation. Tone your body and soul in the lovely highland village of Karuizawa, where 77 splendid villa suites await you.
Hot springs with their superior, soft qualities have for over a century relieved the fatigue of many and are known as the water for beautiful skin. Hoshinoya offers a range of treatments that utilize the power of hot springs and release your mind and body from stress and return you to your true self. The spa at Hoshinoya Karuizawa offers a new style of a traditional form of Japanese therapeutic bath, designed to relieve stress and promote relaxation amidst a beautiful natural environment. Our concept orginates from Zen precepts. We aim to create a personal and individual journey into rejuvenation and revitalization through holistic healings and Japanese traditions in our luxuious settings.
Are you Interested in a truly unique spa experience? Saké has accompanied the Japanese people through history from ancient times. This ‘national drink’ is rich in adenosine, and is known to be effective in such things as anti-aging and the maintenance of beautiful skin. It also has a powerful relaxing effect, and is sometimes called ‘bottled massage’. We offer an in-room guide to saké and its benefits to help make your stay one of true revitalization. From beverage to spa treatment right there in your room, let the power of saké help make your stay one that brings you back to life.
Learn more about Hoshinoya's Sake Spa experience at http://www.hoshinoya.com/en/info/sub/sp_02.html
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Re-energize the body with an invigorating massage, while you calm the mind and nourish the soul with a very special meditation class. Enjoy a short transfer North of Luang Prabang where a boat awaits to bring you to your meditation point. Climb the 60 or so steps to reach the temple, located in the middle of the tropical forest. You'll meet the monks, novices and the Abbot, and you'll learn the principles of Buddhist meditation and prayer.
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Sparkling Hill Resort is unique and unexpected. Set in a place of age-old trees, granite rock, and stunning vistas of the legendary Lake Okanagan and the Monashee Mountains, the sheer beauty of it all is unparalleled. The 152-room astonishingly beautiful resort and wellness hotel will offer the traditional treatments, including reflexology, aromatherapy, soothing moor mud wraps and therapeutic massages, along with a complete aesthetics program.The resort will also offer consultations with physicians, nutritionists, physiotherapists as well as medical and spa practitioners to enhance each guests stay.
KurSpa has become the iconic spa in North America, underlining the belief that wellness within radiates beauty. Your beauty. For your body. For your life.
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