Wellness Calendar

June 25–july 8 Healing Guru.

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Healing Guru

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has invited Usui Reiki master and practitioner Nicky Kassapian to offer tailored wellness journeys for guests as part of its new Master Healers Series. Kassapian is also a craniosacral therapist, licensed healing master, personal mentor and author of the book Be Yourself – The Art of Stepping Up. From June 25 to July 8, guests will have the opportunity to participate in her classes on energy healing, and for those wishing to tackle individual issues, personal mentoring and coaching sessions with her are available. www.ritzcarlton.com

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Fit Body, Fit Mind

Combining the talents of guides, athletes, detox specialists and educators, Aro Ha has created a Wellness Adventure for all fitness levels. The intensive five-day programme, taking place on May 31–June 4, will cover all aspects of well-being, with the goal of bringing clarity to the mind and toning, strengthening and stretching the body. The experience includes a variety of activities, such as hiking, yoga, meditation, functional movement classes and daily signature massage. Retreats at Aro Ha can be booked at The Luxe Nomad, a luxury villa booking portal. www.aro-ha.com; www.theluxenomad.com

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JUNE 3–10

Greek Escape

Situated on the Greek island of Amorgos where The Big Blue was filmed, the Aegialis Hotel and Spa is a five-star boutique hotel perfect for a getaway from everyday stress. Taking advantage of this location is Pilates Retreat Asia’s Pilates Embrace – Greece retreat (June 3–10), an all-inclusive programme led by yoga teacher Kat Webster and Pilates instructor, dancer and choreographer Bianca Falco. In addition to daily Pilates and flowing vinyasa, guests can join hiking and swimming excursions, private sessions with the instructors, an hour-long Swedish massage and unlimited use of spa facilities. Healthy vegan meals featuring ingredients from the hotel’s organic garden are also included to ensure you are well replenished throughout the active holiday. www.pilatesretreatasia.com

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JUNE 10–16

A Balancing Act

The chakras are believed to be vital for overall well-being, and an imbalance can manifest as emotional and physical disturbance. This June, rebalance your chakras through yoga, Ayurveda and spa therapies at Yala Collective’s Yoga Journey in Tuscany (June 10–16). Each day will focus on a specific chakra, with Ayurvedic detox rituals, pranayama, meditation and flow yoga, as well as quizzes helping you to understand and nurture your chakras. Founder Francesca Lo Cascio will also guide you through several yoga styles, including vinyasa, partner yoga and yin yoga. www.yalacollective.com

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JUNE 23–25

Shaking Things Up

Dubbed the ‘yoga of dance’, Shake Your Soul is a dynamic practice that integrates dance and meditative movement. Discover the power of this mindful style at the Art of Living Retreat Center’s weekend workshop (June 23–25). Led by experienced teachers Heather Bilotta and Sage Peeler, you will learn to open your heart and connect with your inner dancer, while transforming stress and tension through organic exercises, guided movement and your own creative exploration. www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org

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JUNE 1–5

Yoga Party

Celebrate wellness, music and all things yoga at the City2Sand 2017 festival on June 1–5. Held at the AR Diamante Beach Spa & Convention Centre in Costa Blanca, this year’s event invites yogis of all levels to take part in a series of classes with styles ranging from hatha and ashtanga to aerial fly yoga and SUP yoga. Don’t miss the viral House Yoga session by Monika Makitalo and DJs Tom & Hills for a vibrant, energetic practice. For music fans, the live music line-up will feature UK star Toyah Willcox, along with a blend of seasoned professionals and upand- coming artists. Make the most of your festival experience by joining culinary, mindfulness and creative workshops. www.city2sandfestivals.com