Ever felt like you need a holiday from your holiday? Sometimes we feel the need to pack so much into our time off that we forget to get that much needed R&R. Instead, why not choose a holiday destination that allows you to focus purely on yourself for once?
woman with drive has found the best retreats to find inner balance and relaxation without giving up life’s pleasures.
Shreyas Retreat in Bangalore, India offers the unique experience of practicing yoga in the traditional ashram style while enjoying all the comforts of a luxury hotel. Ashram philosophy aims to detoxify and re-energise the body through the daily practice of yoga and meditation, as well as a vegetarian diet and abstinence from alcohol.
The simple but indulgent accommodation is designed to bring guests close to nature and are complimented with state of the art facilities. Between yoga sessions, relax in the infinity pool or indulge in vegetarian cuisine prepared from your personally tailored menu.
Beginning as a religious rite, the pilgrimage of St James has become a favourite among those seeking a more personal spiritual experience of self-discovery. The full trek will take you from France to Spain but the last 120km are known as the most beautiful and inspiring. You can choose to make the journey by car, but for a more authentic experience cycle or walk – you can organise luggage transfers to assist your journey. Accommodation along the trail hosts five-star luxury converted castles and monasteries as well as some sublime thermal spas and gastronomical experiences.
Nestled in the foothills of the pristine Himalayas, the Ananda Spa is a luxurious mecca for holistic rejuvenation. Visited by the likes of self-improvement royalty, Oprah, the spa seeks wellness through the tranquillity of its locale and also the ancient practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. The world-class experience comprises every aspect of personal health from yoga and meditation to massage and beauty therapies, and diet and fitness programs. As Ananda believes each person’s journey is unique, so too is their experience, and each programme is individually tailored to meet your goals.
Embrace Italian village life and escape with a truly unique yoga holiday. This seven-night stay is situated just an hour out of Rome in the medieval walled village of Casperia. Practice yoga each morning with professional Hatha Yoga instructors in a magical setting. You can also enjoy a range of holistic therapies and spa treatments at the retreat to relax and recharge your mind, body and soul.
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