As yoga and Ayurveda retreats go, you don’t get much more luxe than Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa in beautiful Bali, Indonesia. Set amongst rice paddies and lush jungle in the village of Bebengan, the five-star boutique health and wellness sanctuary offers rejuvenation pogrammes from one to 21 days, with specialised meditation, yoga and Ayurveda retreats added to their calendar every few months.
The one that’s currently got us in negotiations with our other halves and bosses is Sukhavati’s 7-day all-inclusive Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat taking place from 24-31 July 2015 and hosted by Ayurveda consultant, naturopath and certified yoga teacher Tegan Wallis. We’re talking twice-daily yoga, heaps of prescribed (and extremely purifying) spa treatments and sessions on Ayurveda, diet and lifestyle, along with Sukhavati’s signature personalised treatment programme. Detoxification gold, we tell you!
You’ll either know or you won’t know, but Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that originated in India thousands of years ago. Whether you’re looking for relief from stress, anxiety, illness fatigue or insomnia, or simply want to recharge, Sukhavati draws on Ayurvedic therapies, together with yoga and meditation, to help guests achieve and maintain optimum health.
This all feels much less like hard work when you’re shacked up in one of Sukhavati’s eight traditional Balinese-style one-or two-bedroom thatched villas (four of which have their own pool) with full butler service, and gourmet chefs serving up yummy Ayurvedic vegetarian dishes on your private balcony or in the River Dining Pavilion and River Deck three times a day.
When you’re not lazing by the saltwater swimming pool sipping herbal teas, relaxing in the meditation bale in the tropical gardens or indulging in an Ayurvedic massage at the River Spa, you’ll be taking in Tegan’s daily workshops on holistic health, with the yoga and Ayurveda guru sharing her practical tips on disease prevention and how to increase vitality through nutrition and lifestyle.
Sukhavati’s 7-day Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat starts from USD2,844++ for a single and USD2,288++ for a couple, and along with everything we’ve already gushed about above, also includes six nights private villa accommodation and one complimentary night on arrival to settle in, free Wi-Fi, return airport transfers, a traditional Balinese performance, local village walks and bike rides, initial and follow-up consultations, three ayurvedic beauty treatments and 90 minutes of comprehensive daily prescribed ayurvedic treatments tailored by an ayurvedic specialist.
Can’t get that week off? Sukhavati offers year-round rejuvenation programmes – from a one-day Taste of Ayurveda programme, a 4-day Taste of Wellness programme, a 7-day Refresh programme, a 10-day Revive programme and a 14-day Deep Healing programme, all the way through to a 21-day Complete Rejuvenation and Wellness Programme that’ll banish deep-rooted stress from the mind and body, while building the immune system and repairing damaged tissue (hello anti-ageing!).
And the best bit is that we’ve got the green light from Sukhavati to offer Expat Living readers the same 20 percent discount that applies to all their rejuvenation programmes for 2015. Be sure to mention us when you book!
Want to find out more about this destination spa? Here’s what you need to know: email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.sukhavatibali.com or call +62 361 9006128.
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