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    News bites – 18 Nov 2019

    Wellness seekers flock to the first Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside


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    Canyon Ranch has debuted its new, signature concept – an immersive wellness experience at the recently opened Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside, in California. Canyon Ranch have been leaders in the wellness industry for over four decades, and their latest concept is sure to have wellness seekers flocking to the 6.5-hectare property.

    The property aims to provide guests with a nature-infused, restorative experience, offering two Signature Retreat programs, alongside a series of Guest Speaker Retreats. The two Signature Retreats on offer are named RECHARGE and CONNECT. The RECHARGE program assists guests in harnessing their inner resilience and practising good self-care techniques. The CONNECT program takes a more nature-focused perspective, with guests invited to practice mindfulness, immerse themselves in nature, and reconnect with place, person and self.

    Formerly Stillheart Institute, Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside features 14 rooms in the main lodge and 24 rooms in stand-alone luxury treehouses, which sit high among the towering redwood trees on the property. The retreat also houses a spa complex with five treatment rooms, an indoor saline pool and whirlpool, and a fitness studio overlooking the forest surrounds. Guests can partake in fitness classes, meditation sessions, nature walks, creative expression courses, wellness talks and a variety of other modern therapies and wellness practices.

    Recharge your mind, body and soul at Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside.

    Bair Island is a great location in which to dock your superyacht while staying at Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside. This exclusive marina offers amenities such as cable, DSL, and phone hook ups, heated shower and laundry facilities, full-time staff, dock boxes with lighting, and more. The harbour is surrounded by walkways, restaurants, shops and the San Francisco Wildlife Refuge, making it one of the finest Northern California marinas.

    New Karma spa treatments designed to heal from within


    Image courtesy of Karma Resorts

    The Karma Group is renowned within the luxury industry for its exceptional resorts, and most importantly, for its dedication to wellbeing. Across its three Indonesian resorts, the Karma Group are expanding the restorative and innovative treatments on offer at their Karma Spa.

    Drawing inspiration from the global wellbeing movement, Karma Spa are set to incorporate three new treatment options: sound bath, detox retreat, and fitness tracker. Each focuses on healing different aspects of the body and spirit.

    “Sound is the new massage” explains Judy Chapman, Karma’s Spa & Wellness Curator. And for those not willing to give up their massages, the sound bath is a wonderful accompaniment. Sound baths are now offered on the resort’s treatment list, with massage and the monthly Full Moon Yoga (at Uluwatu’s Karma Kandara) as suggested pairings. Following this addition, Balinese Reiki, tarot readings and acupuncture will soon be available to guests as well.

    Guests after something more intensive can try the four-day detox retreat at Karma Jimbaran. The retreat aims to declutter the mind and body though the combination of specialised yoga, massage, and deep tissue and IV infusion therapies.

    Those seeking a more physical treatment can experience the ‘Train Like an Athlete’, ambassador-led workouts at Karma Kandra. The program encourages guests to walk up and down the 350 steps to Karma Beach twice a week, and to participate in Yin Yoga and Seaside Soundbaths led by DJ Vanessa Holiday, Karma Yoga Facial and more.

    Take your rejuvenation holiday to a whole new level with Indonesia’s Karma Resorts’ spa treatments.

    Bali/Benoa offers four recognised facilities for superyachts, with the Bali Marina offering room for yachts up to 30 metres and the Benoa Marina for yachts up to 40 metres.

    For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book these incredible holiday experiences, contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager here.

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