The Best Healthy Christmas and New Year Yoga Retreats

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Last Updated on December 9, 2021 by Editor

Have a happy, healthy and relaxing Christmas. Start the New Year feeling your best self. Escape the mayhem of the holidays and treat yourself to a life changing (and fun!) adventure. Here’s our top picks of healthy Christmas and New Year Yoga retreats.

Take time for renewal and regeneration, time to relax and soak up the Canarian winter sun

Christmas Yoga Retreat in Las Palmas

Dates: Flexible (check in and out when you want)

Create your own practice – we are sure you have sometimes thought about going deeper into your yoga practice but don’t find the time. You don’t want to do an intense training but you would like to know more about yoga.

And what’s more, you would love to have tools so that you can create a consistent yoga routine at home. This can be your opportunity to make yoga your daily companion easily.

Relax, unwind, enjoy the sun and go back home with something valuable to start the New Year: the secrets of yoga. The retreat includes some exciting workshops – a Healthy Canarian Cuisine workshop and Natural Cosmetics workshop. We will have a couple of day trips during the week as well – to local and natural spots of the island and tree planting in the beautiful land of Osorio.

The retreat takes place in Las Palmas, right next to Las Canteras Beach. Join us for one of our yoga holidays in Las Palmas, a place known for its all year long summer, right in the beach promenade of la Playa de Las Canteras, a 12 kilometers beach which is considered one of the best urban beaches in Europe. We are open all year round and you can check-in and check-out anytime you like.

The Canary Islands are known for their eternal summer weather, so you can enjoy your holidays at the beach all year long. We want to give you the opportunity to let yoga be your daily companion, merge into the Canarian lifestyle, meet new people, connect to nature and have a time for yourself.

An invitation to leave your “musts” behind and just live your holiday as you please. We want to give you what we love, so we offer you daily yoga classes and all sort of activities to discover Gran Canaria, experience something new or simply relax and chill.

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Christmas Yoga and Hiking Holiday in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Dates: 19th December – 26th December

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The perfect retreat for solo travellers wanting to get together with like minded people over the Christmas period. Reset and recharge on beautiful Fuerteventura, island of turquoise waters, sandy beaches and ancient volcanoes!

This is an active holiday, including yoga, hiking, excursions and much needed relaxation, so you can recharge for a new year and now challenges ahead!

In your free days you can add to your program our additional activities, like catamaran tour, private surfing lessons, guided E-bike tour, treat yourself with a massage or some SPA time, roam the streets and shops of Corralejo or simply grab a book and chill on the sandy beach or by the pool.

No better cure for those, who are feeling exhausted and burned out, and amazing opportunity for those looking to have an unforgettable active holiday in the stunning surroundings of this special place.

This festive wellness holiday is designed to offer an unplugging experience we all are longing for, following these hard times we’ve endured.

Daily yoga, special sand dunes yoga with picnic, Winter solstice meditation with a plant based picnic, discovering the beautiful surroundings, volcano hikes, amazing excursion to the Ajuy Caves and Las Penitas Ravine, a boat trip to Isla de Los Lobos, offering the best activities and experiences this island has to offer, all in one!

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New Year Yoga and Hiking Holiday in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Dates: 26th December – 2nd January

Reset and recharge for the New Year on beautiful Fuerteventura, island of turquoise waters, sandy beaches and ancient volcanoes! There is no better cure for those, who are feeling exhausted and burned out.

This is an active wellness holiday, including yoga, hiking, excursions and much needed relaxation. In your free days you can add to your program our additional activities, like catamaran tour, private surfing lessons, guided E-bike tour, treat yourself with a massage or some spa time, roam the streets and shops of Corralejo, or simply grab a book and chill on the sandy beach or by the pool.

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Rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates in Fuerteventura

Dates: 15th – 22nd January

Join us year round on the sun-blessed island of Fuerteventura, with epic sand dunes rolling down into the turquoise ocean, breathtaking white-sand beaches and dramatic volcanic sunsets.

More than just a holiday, we are here to support you in your wellbeing journey, making you feel at ease from the moment you arrive. Relax and revitalise at one of Europe’s leading yoga and pilates retreats in the Canary Islands.

Stretch and strengthen your body and mind and bring yourself back into balance with a unique blend of yoga, pilates and meditation. Enjoy mouthwatering vegetarian meals, holistic massages and stunning sunsets over the volcanoes.

Our seven night Yoga and Pilates retreats run every week from Saturday to Saturday. They are designed to help reduce stress, improve fitness and vitality and most importantly take time for you. Perfect for all levels from beginner to advanced practitioners.

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New Years Yoga Retreat in Lanzarote

Dates: 26th – 30th January

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Kick off 2022 with a Wellness and Yoga Retreat in Lanzarote. Be ready to leave the old and embrace the new. Get in touch with your goals, your dreams for next year where no limits can hold you back. What do you want to start doing more?

What are the things you want to let go in order to move forward? What do you need to feel more empower and confident ? Through yoga, meditation and other activities we will rise and shine with fluidity, creativity, confidence, love, truth and clarity.

Amatista Retreat centre is an inspiring and tranquil haven set in the unspoilt countryside and vineyards of La Geria Natural Park.

It is a beautiful Oasis surrounded by gardens far from traffic and light contamination. It is a true place of peace and harmony which supports inner and outer transformation, and is ideal for groups and individuals retreats and holidays.

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An Italian New Year: Start 2022 with more bliss, creativity, detox, energy, focus and immunity

New Years Yoga and Cooking Retreat | Puglia

Dates: 28th December – 2nd January

Would you like to start 2022 with more bliss, creativity, detox, energy, focus and immunity? On this intimate retreat in Puglia we offer five nights in a beautiful restored masseria, delicious and nutritious food, health shots, yoga classes with sound bowls, a plant-based cooking class, a cacao ceremony and optional massages, surf and SUP classes.

There are some very good reasons why everyone seems to be going to Puglia right now. The heel of Italy’s boot combines fairytale landscapes with trulli, whitewashed towns, olive groves on red soil and interesting architecture.

Our house is not far away from the beautiful sandy beaches of Punta Prosciutto on the Ionian Sea, baroque city Lecce and the rocky plunge pools with crystal clear water of the Adriatic sea. Let yourself be inspired by the Apulians, masters at living life in the slow lane and enjoying the small pleasures in life.

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Gozo, also known as “The Island of Joy”, offers peace, tranquility, 300 days of sun every year and breathtaking nature

7 Night New Years Yoga Retreat in Gozo

Dates: 2nd – 9th January

Are you looking for relaxation, new energy and some time for reflection? This New Years Yoga Retreat in Gozo offers a wonderful way to recharge, explore and be filled with inspiration to make new plans for the year ahead.

Gozo, also known as “The Island of Joy”, offers peace, tranquility, 300 days of sun every year and breathtaking nature. The ideal place for outdoor yoga at sunrise while looking at the waves of Qbajjar Bay, hiking over cliffs and through beautiful valleys, meditation by the sea and other recharging activities that make you feel your best.

You can choose to stay in your own private apartment or in a beautiful hotel by the seaside, enjoying healthy food, daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, hiking or other activities in a tailor-made program designed to your needs.

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A Mexican exclusive beach enclave focused on connecting us to nature, ourselves, and the sanctity of life

Palmaïa – The House of AïA, Playa Del Carmen

Dates: Flexible

Palmaïa – The House of AïA, with 234 vegan-friendly ocean-front suites, is a new and unique environmentally conscious progressive wellness resort concept, offering plant-based restaurants, over a mile of secluded white sand beach, a variety of wellness activies, meditation, thai chi and yoga classes and daily “Rituals of Sound” performances, all included in the suite rates and with a minimal carbon footprint.

Strategically situated at the tail end of the most beautiful beach in the Riviera Maya, The House of AïA brings us Palmaïa, an exclusive beach enclave focused on connecting us to nature, ourselves, and the sanctity of life.

Every effort was taken to ensure the original landscape remain untouched to feel the healing authenticity of old-growth trees andnaturally occurring, cool-water cenotes.

All guests reside in ocean-front suites: some with swim-out access to the infinity pools, others with sweeping views of the sea, and a few nestled among the ocean-side mangroves.

Guests also enjoy high-end amenities without sacrificing evironmentally friendly practices, while the restaurants offer the best cuisine in the region, extensive plant-based options, and impeccable style.

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Connect with nature on a healing ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka

Festive Healing Retreat at Sen Wellness

Dates: 23rd December – 1st January

Sen Wellness Sanctuary

The Sen Wellness Sanctuary is a small, peaceful and modest retreat in a nature reserve set between a lagoon and the ocean in the south of Sri Lanka. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in natural beauty and relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.

The Sanctuary offers Yoga and Ayurveda retreats all year round and hosts detox retreats and special Signature retreats a few times a year. The gentle rhythm of the sanctuary and the pared back approach and architecture of the place allow for a genuine retreat.

The focus at Sen Wellness Retreat is on rest and connection with nature and oneself. The eclectic and fascinating selection of books available are perfect to fill your time between yoga, treatments and walks on the beach.

You’ll be encouraged to put away your devices as much as possible and allow for a digital detox too. With our retreat sanctuary in the mangrove forest by the beach, we invite our guests to reconnect with nature and feel the vital energy of Sri Lanka.

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Relaxing Mind Body Detox Retreat at Plantation Villa

Our retreat at Plantation Villa provides a chance to deepen and renew your yoga and meditation practice, whilst caring for your body and mind with loving care from our village team.

Set in a rural village, surrounded by lush green natural landscape, we are a community centre where a village has come together to serve you and take you on an unimaginable journey.

The retreat funds and maintains the Metta Trust charity to do community development, wildlife conservation and forest preservation activities. We maintain the local temples, village schools and fund majority of the community activities in our village and surrounding villages.

We specialise in Ayurveda which is an ancient art of healing the body and mind through nutrition, relaxation, and herbal treatments.  Our Ayurvedic doctors and senior therapists have over 15 year of experience. During the Christmas period you can attend our special ayurvedic retreat program. A completely personalised, comprehensive and holistic experience.

Our doctors and therapists will work with you from day one to gather a holistic understanding of your physical ailments, areas for stress of the mind, lifestyle, and wellness objectives

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The idyllic alpine world with the image of Lake Bohinj, nestled among the high mountains of Slovenia

New Year Wellness Break at Hotel Bohinj

Dates: 29th December – 3rd January

The idyllic alpine world with the image of Lake Bohinj, nestled among the high mountains, reflects the architectural and atmospheric story of the hotel that offers its guests complete enjoyment in a wide-open space.

From our hotel, the view stretches across the lake and embraces the entire beauty of the Julian Alps. You will observe and marvel at the drama of the light above the lake between the mountains.

This New Year Wellness break includes morning workouts, unlimited entrance to the spa Finnish & Turkish sauna, outdoor whirlpool,  experience shower and relax room with a salt wall.

Slovenia is an exceptional salt destination, which has developed its salt trade into artisanry. Enter the room with a smile and enjoy peacefulness while breathing in the Slovenian salt tradition. Your lungs will get extra energy for hiking.

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Enjoy use of the hot tub for a relaxing soak after a day out exploring the Yorkshire countryside

By Coolstays: Manor Farm Spa Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Dates: Flexible

Personal spa treatment escape where guests stay in one of two quirky chalets. Treatment schedule arranged around you and a selection of massages, exfoliation, and facials are available.

Enjoy use of the hot tub for a relaxing soak after a day out exploring the countryside. Breakfast can be included, and dinner and afternoon tea is also available.

Located in the picturesque West Yorkshire countryside. Bookings are only ever taken for one group at a time, so you have the entire premises to yourself.

Hidden away in the West Yorkshire countryside and surrounded by farmers’ fields is Manor Farm Spa. With two quirky chalets to stay in, an array of treatments available to fit around your schedule, and a selection of fine local food and drink options to choose from – this truly is the ideal escape to relax and unwind.

The spa is limited to eight guests to ensure those staying are always attended to. And they only ever take bookings for one group. So no matter the size of your group, you have the entire premises to yourself.

After checking in, you will be taken to one of the chalets – The Bee or The Dragonfly. Inside, each has been lovingly decorated and furnished to mix rural charm with a luxurious touch.

Settle down in a comfy armchair in front of the wood burning stove with a glass of fizz or a good book in the accompanying sitting room. Then get a restful night’s sleep in one of the beautiful bedrooms.

A robe and slippers are provided upon arrival and guests are free to use the hot tub with spectacular views while they wait for their treatments to begin. Those who have added the full length spa treatment to their s

tay will then be guided to one of the treatment rooms and truly pampered.

The schedule is built around your requirements, so it always fits in with you. There are three different types of massage – aromatherapy, hot stone, and Swedish – to choose from, as well as exfoliation, facial, and the ancient Japanese practice of Reiki. A complimentary mini treatment is also included.

Now truly relaxed, if those staying have chosen to have dinner, this is homemade and will be prepared at Manor Farm Cottage using locally sourced ingredients, before being served to you. Tea and coffee is always available throughout your stay, as is fruit infused water. Afternoon tea can also be ordered for those who desire it, while a local market breakfast can be provided as part of your trip.

While there is little reason to leave Manor Farm Spa, there are places of interest nearby. Located in the village of Thorpe Audlin close to Pontefract, history lovers can visit Pontefract and Sandal Castles. There are plenty of walks in the countryside to discover as well, broken up by a visit to a country pub.

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Do you dream of combining the passion of skiing and snowboarding in the French Alps with the restorative balm of yoga and meditation?

Ski Yoga Alpine Retreats in Alpe d’Huez France

Dates: 15 – 22, 22 – 29 January, 29 January – 5 February

Rockin’ the slopes and carving some inspirational yoga into your holiday? Then come along to our Ski Yoga Alpine retreat.

Outside there is ice, snow, powder and breathtaking mountains. Inside the beautiful stone and wooden chalet there are log fires, bespoke rooms and congenial communal spaces lit by candles, warm smiles and tall tales of mountain adventures.

Delicious vegetarian meals, home made breads, juices and house wines are served daily as the sun rises and sets over the mountains of the Oisans ranges.

Pumping pistes and the life affirming backdrop of the alpine scenery make this a retreat that offers both peace and passion for the ultimate ski-yoga getaway. Our ski yoga space looks over the mountains, with eyes drawn towards the rising sun or moon, high above the valley floor.

This environment is perfect to breathe deeply of life, to restore and revitalise as the practice soothes tired muscles, calms the mind and prepares the body lovingly for the skiing in your day ahead.

The company is warm, like minded and welcoming, with participants returning annually to experience the dream fusion of a holiday that facilitates skiing in one of the world’s top resorts and the yoga instruction of a senior inspirational teacher.

Hosted by folk who are passionate about yoga, snow sports and excellent hospitality. There are rare single room options and no time wasting transfers to the lifts required each day. The views from this chalet are utterly breathtaking.

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Detoxify and Purify the body on a traditional Balinese Healing Retreat

7, 10 & 14 Nights Healing Detox Retreat at Fivelements, Ubud

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On our Healing Detox Retreat, we embrace holistic Balinese-inspired therapies administered by traditional Balinese healers using ancient wisdoms passed down through direct lineage.

Following the Balinese principal of Sekala-Niskala, which holds that we all live equally in two worlds; the seen or conscious world Sekala, and the unseen or psychic world Niskala, the Balinese healers engage the help of the divine source during each healing session.

This is our signature cleansing programme inspired by the ancient Balinese philosophy that promotes living with purity of thought, speech, and action. It encourages us to align our heartfelt goodwill and thinking with consistent speech and action.

The retreat includes traditional Balinese healing therapies aimed to detoxify and purify the physical body, sekala, and the non-physical mind and soul, niskala, unifying body and mind towards a natural harmonious state of being, and allowing an organic healing process to unfold.

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Costa Rica’s first luxury vegan boutique hotel

Mother Earth Vegan Hotel, Tamarindo beach

Mother Earth Vegan Hotel, Tamarindo beach | Costa Rica

Mother Earth Vegan Hotel is Costa Rica’s first luxury vegan boutique hotel. Tucked away in a residential neighbourhood just minutes from stunning Tamarindo beach, a popular holiday destination for beaches and surfing.

The family-run vegan hotel features 13 spacious rooms with modern interiors, private terraces and each room has a unique energy painting created by the owner’s son.

The hotel features a natural saltwater pool, a rooftop yoga and healing studio and offers an array of wellness services from yoga, to massage, reiki and sound healing.

Experience delicious plant-based cuisine al fresco from their poolside restaurant – Off the Grid, serving aeasonal globally-inspired menu designed to let mother earth’s ingredients shine through with all of its exciting tastes, vibrant colors and delicious flavors.

With a strong commitment to sustainability the hotel is powered by solar energy and has a water conservation system that recycles grey water into clean water for irrigation. The environment comes first in every decision made – from the cleaning products used through to the ban of plastic water bottles.

Here a magical combination of natural elements and modern architecture create the highest luxury and your home away from home.

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Enjoy daily yoga in a beautiful shala room overlooking the lush Costa Rican forests and ritual ceremonies

Yoga, Self Care & Adventure Retreat 

Dates: 8th – 13th January

Join us during the start of a new year to celebrate yourself! Enjoy daily yoga in a beautiful shala room overlooking the lush Costa Rican forests and ritual ceremonies like a “forest therapy” session, healing foods cooking class, guided meditations, spa treatment, group steam session, campfire intention setting, and a healing cacao ceremony with sound meditation.

Plenty of time to honour yourself, relax, restore, and recharge! Then on to adventures: a guided hike to hidden waterfalls and a full day on the coast with a private boat to visit hidden beaches, lush islands, snorkel, swim, and perhaps even some some salutations on the sand!

This yoga retreat will take place at a private boutique mountain resort sitting on 11 acres of land, located in Salvador de Piedades Sur in the lush mountains overlooking the islands in the Pacific Ocean. The dreamlike setting of Vida Mountain provides the ideal location to truly experience the authentic and natural beauty of Costa Rica.

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Experience pure bliss on a remote Indonesia Island

Yoga and Wellness Retreats at Nihi Sumba

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This is not an escape from everyday life. It is the return to a life well lived. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom.

A place to connect with something larger than oneself. A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer. The endlessly passionate and curious. Arrive with an open heart and leave changed forever. This is vacation with a purpose. A destination with meaning. This is Nihi Sumba.

At Nihi Sumba Island we promote all facets of wellbeing. Our focus is to help you leave rejuvenated and rebalanced through a plethora of activities that have been designed to support our mission.

Let the highly trained, healing hands of our Sumbanese Spa staff take care of you as you unplug from your daily life and begin to reconnect to your inner self.

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Start the New Year treating yourself with inspiration, sunshine and deep relaxation on the White Isle

Ibiza New Years Yoga Retreat

Dates: 26th December – 2nd January

Warm your body, Heart & Soul this winter on magical Ibiza during the most transformative time of the year. A perfect moment for you to close off the old and create space inside yourself to welcome the new.

The New Years Yoga Retreat is an invitation to step fully into your authenticity, your True Self in 2020. Join me for a nourishing and peaceful yoga week on Ibiza and flow gently into the New Year!

Deepen the connection with your self. Embrace your self with comfort and warmth. And set clear and inspired intentions for the New Year.

Expect a week full week of heartwarming and inspiring yoga, meditation, purification rituals, dance, sauna, silence, positive Ibiza vibes, cosy evenings in front of the fire place and healthy homemade vegetarian/vegan food.

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Escape to the magical island of the Gods for a 7 day detox retreat

7 Day Detox Retreat at Blue Karma in Ubud

This program has been carefully designed for your body and soul to reap all the benefits of a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

This detox retreat at Blue Karma Ubud can help you lose weight, reduce stress, experience glowing skin, eliminate digestive issues, and boost energy levels. Release stress and negative mental patterns, and give your body and soul a new energy and vitality.

Between heaven and earth, 3.5 km from the centre of Ubud, in the middle of rice paddies, you’ll discover Blue Karma Resort Ubud, our Boutique Hotel de Charme, where everything waits for you to relax and let go.

In the middle of this verdant haven of peace, built with respect for the environment, surrounded by fruit trees and deliciously perfumed plants, nestles a 25 m pool, our Karma Yoga pagoda, gazebos with their thatched roofs as well as many other resting areas.

Reconnect with yourself, others, and the environment at Blue Karma Ubud. Traditional Balinese massage and a range of other treatments are available and offer the perfect opportunity to enhance your stay in Bali.

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Fitness, yoga and fun on the famous Keramas surf beach

7 Day Yoga & Fitness Escape at Komune Resort, Bali

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Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club is blessed with a hypnotising view of the world famous Keramas surf break. Featuring 106 impressive 4 star rooms and 5 star suites, and villas. Sumptuously appointed beachfront accommodation with artistic furniture, our unique Bali resort articulates the identity of the Island of the Gods.

This seven day yoga and fitness package is intended to give you some challenges and will leave you with some new motivation to set you back on track.

The new Health Hub is perfect for those who are looking for a retreat with state of the art facilities designed to let guests maintain their healthy and active lifestyle while on holiday. The body deserves a reward after a day of working out, and the Joglo Spa understands how to pamper the body from head to toe.

The wellbeing team will discuss your desires and goals upon arrival. You can immerse yourself in as much or as little as you want, in a tailor made package to suit your level of fitness. In between daily spa treatments and relaxing pool time or may select to take up one of our recommended off site activities to feed your adventurous side.

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5 Day Rejuvenation & Yoga Retreat at Adiwana Resort Jembawan

Treat yourself to more than just pampering and spa experiences at the boutique wellness hotel, Adiwana Jembawan. This five day retreat starts with a hatha yoga class,  pranayama and meditation. During the program your meals and spa treatment will be based on your wellness consultation result with the Ayurvedic Practitioner used to diagnose your Dosha.

Rejuvenation is often defined as the reversal of the ageing process. This contrasts with ‘life extension’ strategies that attempt to combat the causes of ageing in order to slow it down. Because rejuvenation is the reversal of ageing, the means employed to achieve it focus on repairing the damage caused by ageing and replacement of damaged tissue with new tissue.

While rejuvenation is one means to achieve extension of life, rejuvenation itself fundamentally affects a person by restoring aspects of youthfulness from the inside out. This retreat program is designed to reverse biological ageing and focuses on the quality of life instead of the mere prolongation of it. It is about enhancing your experience of life itself.

You can also customise your own retreat package based on your personal needs both as an individual or part of a group.

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Luxury Art of Detox Retreat

The Art of Detox retreat at Chiva-Som is a fully personalised dietary focused programme. Start a beneficial dietary transformation or a more subtle change to achieve the goals you wish to fulfil. Retreats are available for 5, 7, 10 or 14 nights.

For 23 years, Chiva-Som has provided a Haven of Life for guests seeking health and wellness. Our programmes are founded upon our six wellness modalities: Spa, Fitness, Physiotherapy, Holistic Health, Nutrition and Aesthetic Beauty.

Your personal advisor will aid you in discovering the ideal diet, balancing macro and micronutrients while herbal and nutritional supplements ensure your detoxification processes are working optimally to cleanse your body of toxins.

Through our retreat you will discover a new path towards more nourishing foods that will bring your digestive and metabolic systems back to their optimal function for sustaining health.

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