With 1 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 experiencing mental illness in any year, keeping our minds healthy has never been more important. And what better way to do that an with a relaxed, stress-free getaway.
Retreats for mental health wellbeing
Take a break from the stresses of modern-day life in some of the world’s most inspiring destinations. From the secluded island of Koh Samui in Thailand to the beautiful Algarve coastline in Portugal, learn the art of being present and return home transformed with the right tools to thrive no matter what life throws at you. With the help of Health and Fitness Travel, we discover 5 perfect retreats for mental health wellbeing.
Thailand – Kamalaya Life Enhancement Retreat
Escape to the tranquil island of Koh Samui for a transformative holiday at Kamalaya. Kamalaya’s team of practitioners will help guide you through a process of awareness and understanding, with private sessions to help address individual wellness goals, be it about stress relief, mindfulness or finding emotional balance. In between sessions, enjoy Kamalaya’s spa offerings or attend complimentary classes like yoga, meditation and Tai Chi for a well-rounded healthy holiday.
Thailand – Amanpuri Awareness
Enter into Aman’s flagship luxury wellness resort on Phuket’s west coast for a profound journey of self-awareness. This meditative experience helps you restore your inner balance through a mindfulness immersion guided by a former Buddhist monk. Declutter your senses with a combination of yoga, meditation and reflection, harmonised with holistic treatments such as cranial sacral therapy, reconnective healing and Reiki to further promote inner stillness. Choose a dedicated diet plan to set you on the right path to renewal from within.
Sri Lanka – Santani Wellness Resort Re-balancing Bliss
Located amongst dense greenery and mountains of southern Sri Lanka, Santani is ideal for those seeking to rest, relax and meditate. Restore your inner balance with a variety of relaxation therapies and de-stressing treatments, from deep tissue massages to Ayurveda. Clear your mind and rejuvenate your body from head to toe with guided hikes, group yoga and meditation sessions, as well as a therapeutic dip in the thermal salt water pools.
India – Shreyas Silent Retreat
Declutter the mind within 25 acres of secluded lush vegetation at Shreyas Silent Retreat on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. This wellness retreat provides precious time for a holistic holiday to detox the mind in an area of silent, tranquil, stunning natural beauty. With peaceful guided sessions in trataka and yoga nidra in addition to participation in selfless activities such as lending a hand in the local community, learn how to take control of your mind and become self-sufficient in mental wellbeing maintenance.
Portugal – Vilalara Longevity Mindfulness
Set along the infamous Algarve coast, this retreat boasts beautiful botanical gardens and ocean views that make for an ideal mindfulness escape. Slow down the pace and experience a greater sense of inner peace with meditation and together with private sessions with Vilalara’s resident mindfulness teacher, acquire the life skills to use mindful movement every day, enhancing how you live your life in every way. Fully immerse yourself in the experience with relaxing Thalassotherapy sessions as well as other ocean-based treatments to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.