Why Wellness is the New Luxury

Luxury Wellness

Have you ever taken a promotion, only to find you’re spending more and still in the same financial position?

We’re all familiar with chasing the money and the stress created by the trappings of wealth. Most smart, highly driven achievers focused their ‘wealth’ on the value of money only. Putting aside health, joy and connection, many of our clients find themselves in dire need of more than just a beach holiday. So what can we really do for you?

Read More

Conscious Parenting by Dr Shefali

Joanne Soul Sanctuaries

I’m reading a wonderful book called The Conscious Parent, transforming ourselves, empowering our children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.

It’s one of those books with many aha moments and great life lessons, whether you’re a parent or not. As the Mum of a very active and determined 9 year old, it’s definitely keeping me on track and reducing the drama in the household (we’re both very expressive!).

Here are a few of her golden nuggets…
Read More

Thich Nhat Hanh Meditation

Thich Nhat Hanh

After a whirlwind of crazy activity last week, I found myself firmly ungrounded. I felt I needed some meditation guidance and am loving an audio book Living Without Fear or Stress by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. He is the founder of Plum Village in France, a mindfulness practice centre. I loved this Pebble Meditation
Read More

Living the Happy Life

Self Healing Book
Everyone wants to live the Happy Life don’t they? But life as we know it tends to get in the way. We called on one of Asia’s most sought after Life Coach’s and an Energetic Healer, Nicky Kassapian, to share her wisdom.

Nicky is the author of  the book  ‘Be Yourself –the art of stepping up’.  She is a holistic healer and life coach. She is also an Advanced Craniosacral therapist, a Reiki master and practitioner.
Read More

Why everyone needs a Life Coach

Life Coach

Nicky Kassapian is a holistic healer and life coach. She is also an Advanced Craniosacral therapist, a Reiki master and practitioner. Nicky is also the author of  the book  ‘Be Yourself –the art of stepping up’. Today we’re getting some of her wisdom on living a happy life and what healing is all about if you’ve never tried it before…
Read More

Feeling ‘Not Enough’

self healing holidays

Self healing; how do you go about it?

Lately I’ve been feeling like I have a gaping hole inside of me that needs to be filled. I can verbally give myself a talking to and say that all is well, but the feeling of impending doom or something missing remains. Have you ever felt the same way? Let’s explore this together.

Read More

Bali Spiritual Healer offers wises words

Spiritual Healer

Today we are going deep and spiritual with my dear friend and Bali Spiritual Healer Annick, otherwise known as The Bali Oracle. She’s guided me through many a challenge with her huge open heart and gentle, empathetic nature. How cool is it that I now get to share her infinite wisdom with you…
Read More

COMO Shambhala Fitness Expert Amy Buck

Chrissy Teigen Bali

Recently singer John Legend and Chrissy Teigen enjoyed getting their fit bodies back with Fitness Expert Amy Buck, when they stayed at one of our favourites luxury wellness retreats COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali. Teigen called Amy “The most patient human in the world”..

“We had the most beautiful, wonderful time in Bali. Como Shambhala, my body and mind have never felt so clear. Thank you for getting me to move again (first time since I was 8 months pregnant and Luna is ummmm 15 months old) and giving me some much-needed body and nutrition schooling!” said Teigen in an Instagram post.

Yeap, we’d agree. We interviewed Amy to find out what expert tips she’s dishing out.
Read More

Balinese Healing Ceremonies

Fivelements Bali

Thanks to ‘Eat,Pray,Love’, everyone has now heard of Balinese Healing. They all imagine queuing for ‘Ketut’ to show them the path to enlightenment. Or you might think it’s all a load of baloney.

Well think again.

I lived in Bali for over a decade and I’ve experienced and witnessed some things that do not fit into our regular view of the world. If our clients are interested in experiencing Balinese Healing, whilst on a luxury wellness vacation with us, I usually ask them to put aside their Western viewpoint for a few hours and immerse themselves in mysticism and ritual.

Here are some images of a recent Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony, attended by a dear friend and healer Annick with explanation of it’s origins and meaning.
Read More

COMO Shambhala Bali Healthy Lifestyle

Health Expert COMO Shambhala

Our mission with Soul Sanctuaries is to help busy people live a healthy lifestyle, full of vitality, balance and joy. In a world where people juggle work and home life, it’s important to take a moment and consider what it’s all about and how to maintain a healthy perspective.

We work with Asia’s leading Wellness Sanctuaries and Holistic Health Experts to personalise your experiences. We’re always seeking advice for you too and today we’re interviewing COMO Shambhala Estate’s leading Naturopathic Consultant Dr. Vinod Kumar, on his tips for a healthy daily life. Let’s dive in…
Read More