We are getting warmed up to celebrate National Yoga Awareness Month this September!
Remote Lands - Thailand
Remote Lands creates highly personalized and unique, luxury and intrepid holidays focused exclusively on Asia. The company specializes in extraordinary experiences that are difficult to arrange and require privileged access to important people and exclusive events.
A Sense of Well Being: Sanctuaries & Cuisine in Southern Thailand: Balance your body, soul, and mind in the stunning paradise of southern Thailand on this six-day journey. Phuket and Khao Lak make for the perfect setting for those seeking to escape to unwind and focus on well-being. In Phuket, stay at a top luxury resort where a wellness host will help to create a personalized program of experiences geared to achieve the goals you set. Highlights include:
Customized Wellness Plan: Guests will enjoy a private consultation with a wellness host to set individual goals and create a tailored holistic program.
Natural Environment: The jungle and the beach offer limitless opportunities to enjoy great outdoors, with activities such as hiking, yoga and meditation, as well as swimming and water sports - best wrapped up with a rejuvenating massage at the end of an active day.
Southern Cuisine: Guests will experience authentic Thai cuisine; one of the most diverse and vegetarian-friendly in the world, using fresh and fragrant ingredients
Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf - St. Barth’s
Set amid tropical elegance that creates an ambiance of wellbeing, relaxation and letting go, the five-star Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf is the perfect escape for wellness travelers who enjoy yoga. The resort is the only accommodation on the island boasting panoramic views of the port of Gustavia, the island’s capital. During their stay, guests can indulge in several wellness offerings including complimentary fitness classes two days a week to help awaken their senses, a fitness room and a yoga studio.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino - Aruba
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino is home to the newly renovated ZoiA Spa. Dedicated to helping travelers find balance through an emphasis on energy, purity, serenity, and devotion, the spa uses local ingredients for its services and offers outdoor treatments. One of the most relaxing treatments offered at ZoiA Spa is performed in the pool; the Massage den Awa is a gentle form of body therapy that creates deep relaxation by combining elements of massage, shiatsu, and muscle stretching. During their stay, guests can connect with a full-time Wellness and Wellbeing Ambassador who focuses on working with visitors on three key areas: feel, fuel and function. The Ambassador creates and enhances experiences related to wellness and mindfulness such as beach yoga and pool exercise classes. Additionally, guests are invited to participate in Aerial yoga, meditation and Tai Chi, which are all part of the “Rise and Shine” program consisting of various daily classes to help unwind & recharge.
New offerings perfect for National Wellness Month include:
New unique treatments at ZoiA Spa including a Reiki Massage which is known to stimulate energetic balance and restore the overall health and well-being energy of the body emotionally, physically, and spiritually
Partnership with Royal Aruba Aloe, known for producing some of the best aloe in the world on its 130-year-old Aloe field, at the ZoiA Spa for treatments such as the Aruba Sun Rescue body treatment and products available for purchase
Dance Workshops on the beach during sunset where guests can learn Latin-influence Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa dances from instructor Anthony Mesa
The Art of Living Retreat Center - North Carolina
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, situated at a height of 3,700 feet and spread over 380 sprawling acres, the Art of Living Retreat Center is devoted to nurturing and reawakening human values. Art of Living offers a serene and rejuvenating wellness experience with Ayurveda escapes and cleansing detoxes, coupled with wellness retreats and yoga practices. The signature Meditation Retreat offers guests the opportunity to learn a technique they can use at home and receive individual guidance from teachers. Below are three types of meditations that are great for beginners:
Yoga Nidra: This powerful, energizing technique provides deep relaxation and can be as restorative as sleep. Yoga Nidra takes the body to a state between wakefulness and sleep while the mind stays awake. It can be practiced after lunch or at night, and it is ideal to practice after yogasanas
Body Scan Meditation: The Body Scan meditation is an easy and quick way to relax. A healthy body is enthusiastic, efficient, and able to handle multiple tasks easily, but because we wear many hats and tend to focus on goal setting and achieving, we often fail to pay enough attention to our bodies, which may be housing increased pain and tiredness
Panchkosha Meditation: This type of meditation can be practiced by anyone with ease and is one of the most recommended meditations for beginners. During the Panchkosha Meditation, attention is taken on all the sheaths peeling away layer after layer. It takes you on a journey by gently taking your attention to the five sheaths
Six Senses Vana - India
Six Senses Vana is nestled beneath India’s mountains and brings expertise in Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Sowa Rigpa to guests. Spread over 21 acres, Six Senses Vana aims to protect and nurture, providing space to discover and flourish with Ayurveda, yoga, Tibetan medicine, and natural healing therapies. Nourishing food, including an Ayurvedic specialty restaurant; therapies, including acupuncture, reflexology, and natural alignment; and a kind-hearted team complete the retreat. Yoga at Six Senses Vana can be booked for five, seven or fourteen nights and offers a personal journey of meditation and yoga including:
Benefits to posture, balance, muscle strength, immunity and improved body regulation
Breathwork, massages and energy treatments
Wellness consultations and screening
6 private fitness, yoga, meditation classes
3 Ayurvedic treatments
2 natural healing and Tibetan therapies
The Elms Hotel and Spa - Missouri
Located just outside of Kansas City in Excelsior Springs, MO, The Elms Hotel and Spa is surrounded by 46 mineral water springs with five different varieties of water, each with unique healing properties. For this reason, The Elms has been a sanctuary for travelers looking to leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed since 1888.