Wellness Calendar

Upcoming Highlights.

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JULY 14–20

Sleep Easy

Led by leading sleep expert Tristian Kelly, a leading sleep therapist and author of Three Weeks to Better Sleep, this six-night sleep retreat is tailored for each guest. The Sleep Your Way to Happiness retreat is held on July 14 to 20 at the REVIVO Wellness Resort in the teak forests of south Bali’s Nusa Dua. The programme will explore the science of sleep, natural therapies and sleep disorder management and includes two consultations with Kelly plus daily lectures. Guests are invited to make use of the onsite spa and fitness areas — that is, when you aren’t snoozing. www.revivoresorts.com 

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Release and Let Go

Join Kamalaya founder Karina Stewart, a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine specialist with 30 years experience, for an intimate group retreat. You’ll be guided in experiential practices, therapies and dialogues to discover and release habits that no longer serve you. Release negative emotions and hindering thought patterns, and instead learn how to channel your full potential. Every participant will receive a personal consultation with Karina and healing treatments in Kamalaya’s Wellness Sanctuary. www.kamalaya.com 

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Surf and Turf

Professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons heads this novel stress-busting retreat for women who love waves and wellness. Run by Como Hotels and Resorts, the itinerary takes retreaters from the shores of Bali’s best surf beaches to dense jungle with luxurious rest stops at Como Uma Canggu for four nights and Como Shambhala Estate for three nights. Fitzgibbons is currently ranked third in the Women’s World Surf League, but will tailor the surf experience for beginners to intermediates. The retreat takes place in November but is expected to sell out fast, so book now. www.comohotels.com 

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JULY 14–19

Go with the Flow

Spend five nights this July on Thailand’s Koh Samui, ‘island of healing’ at the Absolute Sanctuary Resort with Ambertree Yoga’s Bec Simpson and Amy Booth. A full schedule of classes includes morning yoga and mediation and restorative evening yoga sessions, alongside workshops in yoga play and flow, and hands-on adjustments. In between, roam the resort’s peaceful coconut-fringed idylls or go further and take in the island’s surrounds. Food is designed to nurture, and change your view of what healthy eating can be. www.ambertreeyoga.com.au 

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Jungle Training

Catch a wave and a breath this August while you obtain your YTT200 yoga teacher training with Earthlinks in the wilds of the Sri Lankan jungle. Connect with yourself and those around you under the shade of a gorgeous colonial-style bungalow. The master course teaches over 100 asanas, sun salutations, corrections and adjustments and more. After the 21-day retreat, which includes three vegan meals a day and yoga equipment, you’ll leave ready to teach registered as a RYT200 teacher. www.thearthlinks.com 

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Breathe in The Bay

Deepen your yoga practice on this five-night all-inclusive Yoga Restore Wellness Retreat run by Radiance Retreats at the beautiful Sangsurya in Byron Bay. Vegetarian meals, massage or reiki sessions and daily guided walks to the nearby beach and Tea Tree lake are included. The programme consists of morning, pre-lunch and afternoon yoga, yoga nidra, meditation and other healing art classes. A walk to the Cape Byron lighthouse for a beach yoga and swim session and an afternoon excursion to swim at a nearby national park complete a seductive line-up. www.radianceretreats.com