Is a wellness retreat for you and what will I be doing ? Below we answer those questions for you. A wellness retreat is honestly for anyone. Many people go to get healthy, get out of a rut, to make friends, and to get away from their lives, routines in their respective cities. Plettenberg Bay lends itself to this like nowhere else on our coastline. We would highly recommend that everyone goes on a wellness retreat because it’s such a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You make lasting friendships, try new things, push yourself out of your comfort zone, and grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally.
A TYPICAL DAY ON OUR RETREAT
Our Wellness Retreats are different. Every retreat is personalized to the person or groups individual preferences. How we balance a retreat planner is where the magic comes. Getting out of comfort zones is especially wonderful in a world so magically large and diverse. In the morning, you may do a mindfulness workshop, go through your welcome pack materials and then do yoga as a group on the open deck that overlooks the Plett Lagoon. You may then spend the larger part of the day surfing, supping, paddling, picnicking on our private islands, or walking picking up pansy shells. As a treat after our long day of being out in the ocean, you may decide to drink fresh coconut water, and snacked on pineapple and papaya before your wind down spa treatment. Some will zoot off to dinner together whilst others may enjoy an evening talking on the deck and preparing for the following sunrise silent retreat and then hike and breakfast on Robberg Mountain. Our Wellness Retreats offer you the full freedom to choose.
REFRESH, REVIVE, REJUVENATE
During the late afternoon, much of your time is your own, to balance holiday, fun, growth work and alone time. Some may wander into town and enjoy gelato while listening to Bob Marley, while others are free to hike, get spa massages, do reiki healing sessions, go to our spa, or day spa’s or go swimming in their open time. A full gym contract is given to each and every client which includes a full size swimming pool and gym. At night, we may do another group yoga session together, whilst several people may decide to learn to cook healthy dinner recipes that they can use at home to continue their new found healthy, healing lifestyle.
The main thing most people like are the sessions. Aside form our hospitality, the therapy is out of this world. It is modern, fresh and deeply emotional work. Our counsellors are registered professionals with honours degrees. No mucking about on this front…we are pleased to say we have some of the finest therapists on the continent with us here in Plett. Doctors too. Many enjoy botox from our doctors, our body weight assessments, detox and body refreshment week and more. Others are here for body rejuvenation, weight loss courses and to learn how to live balanced healthy, optimum lifestyles. Nothing here is compulsory, you always get to choose what you want to do and what you don’t want to do. Everyone is on a unique programme here in our wellness retreats.
We do group therapy, individual therapy. We do progress and goal setting sessions. We do art groups that vary in nature, we do spiritual awakening groups, interpersonal therapy groups and many lectures and workshops. At least one a day balancing work and our wanderlust. Whatever you do here, I hope is that you leave revitalized and refreshed. for those who are stuck in issues and have been for years or decades, we hope you return home unrecognizable!!
Wellness tourism in general is travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual activities. While wellness tourism is often correlated with medical tourism because health interests motivate the traveler, wellness tourists are proactive in seeking to improve or maintain health and quality of life, often focusing on prevention, while medical tourists generally travel creatively to receive treatment for a diagnosed disease or condition. Whoever you may be or whatever you feel you may need, you are welcome at Our Wellness Retreats to simply come and heal with us.
CREATING SOMETHING LASTING AND NEW
Learn to live healthy daily in mind, body and soul. Of course, the secret to a health retreat is to understand how to replicate the process back home. Even if you don’t have the same incredible view or option to be unplugged 24/7, quality wellness retreats educate attendees on how to keep up their new habits. Maybe this is incorporating aerobic exercise into your daily routine, learning how to prepare raw foods, or creating a sustainable meal plan that fits your lifestyle. After spending all this time making your body and mind feel great, you don’t want to slip back into the bad habits you’ve broken, whether it’s caffeine or candy.
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