Top 5 Health Retreats to Curb Digital Consumption
Words by Felicity Bonello
Reach for the phone the minute you wake up? Find yourself checking emails at any given time, on any given day? We’re conscious that the digital realm has enormously enhanced the world in which we live, so we’re not saying ditch the device for good, rather, lets take a hiatus from the online world every now and then. Let’s reset. Sure there are helpful app blockers out there, or you could stash your device in a drawer over a weekend, but we’re talking about a proper digital detox within the confines of a luxury wellness retreat; an experience that offers a holistic approach to curbing digital consumption. Yes, we say this all the while knowing that there’s a good chance you’re reading this on your phone – truly, the irony is not lost on us – but in the interests of researching a thorough digital detox, here are five of the world’s best wellness retreats we thought you should know about…
1. Eden Health Retreat, Queensland Australia
You’ll find Australia’s longest established health retreat hidden away in absolute seclusion. The team of expert health professionals at Eden Health Retreat are dedicated to providing you with unconditional support and five star service. We love these guys and what they do so much we’ve collaborated to bring you Eden’s Digital Detox, Presented by P.E Nation. This week long program will be held from October 28t – November 3rd 2018 and will ensure you unplug and replace social media, emails and TV with nourishing food, beautiful therapies, and amazing activities. Throughout the week you can expect to see, hear from, and detox with P.E Nation Founders Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning, as well as our good friends creative cook and author Leah Itsines, Psychologist Ali Hill and Fluid Form Pilates Director Kirsten King. For more details, to register your interest or to book your tickets, visit edenhealthretreat.com.au/digital-detox
2. Mii amo, Sedona Arizona, USA
Next stop, Mii amo which is a world-class destination spa, and part of the Enchantment Resort. Set within the soaring red rock backdrop of Sedona, Arizona, Mii amo is surrounded by awe-inspiring, natural beauty and endless spiritual healing. Mii amo means “one’s path or journey,” and is steeped in the sacred Native American culture of the desert southwest. Surrounded by such a wondrous natural landscape, well, this place is extraordinary. Each Mii amo journey experience is completely customized, intimate and transformative; it’s a place where you can focus and reconnect with you. Put it on the bucket list.
3. The Ranch, Malibu USA
While we’re stateside, hit The Ranch. Spanning 200 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, The Ranch Malibu provides the perfect setting to calm the mind, return to nature and focus on your mental and physical health goals. This award winning luxury fitness and wellness retreat is ideal for those who need to unplug from the busyness of life, and recalibrate over a weeklong results oriented heath staycation. Travelling solo? Sojourning with your other half? Part of a group? Come one, come all to The Ranch, but note, it is strictly limited to 18 guests each session.
4. Aro Ha, Glenorchy New Zealand
I mean, one look at the location of Aro Ha (meaning in the presence of divine breath) and it’s easy to see why they’re deemed a “next-level wellness experience that offers life shifting, body morphing and spirit lifting.” Located on the South Island of New Zealand, just 40 minutes drive from Queenstown, you can expect to experience physically stimulating programs designed to sculpt the body and mind. Think sub alpine hiking, vinyasa yoga, nutrient dense vegetarian cuisine, healing bodywork, and daily mindfulness practice. Sounds heavenly.
5. Chiva Som, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Voted ‘The World’s Best Destination Spa’ for the third time in the Condé Nast Traveller magazine (UK edition) Readers’ Travel Awards, Chiva Som is the place to retreat and reconnect. The list of inclusions is well worth a visit to the website, and where The Ranch, for example, takes a ‘no-options’ philosophy, Chiva Som is all about a tailored and targeted experience. You choose how you would like to spend your time (or the experts at Chiva Som can help guide you). Ultimately, whatever retreat, treatments or activities you choose, all roads at Chiva Som lead to a balanced sense of self.
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If you’re inspired to curb your digital consumption, book your tickets and join us at Eden’s Digital Detox, Presented by P.E Nation.
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