Luxury Wellness Travel in Asia
We have a vision of a healthier, more vibrant and emotionally balanced world. Soul Sanctuaries mission is to help others create a healthy balance and vitality in life. We’ve walked in those stressed out business head shoes, we’ve experienced the hormonal shift mid-life and we’re here to help create just that little bit of peace and nurturing guidance needed to take a step forward into vibrant living.
If that wasn’t enough, we have dreams of helping millions of impoverished children, those who need it most. We imagined the big picture on the window of our minds and thought…how can we start working to make those dreams a reality now? How can we help people to help themselves and someone in need too? Every time our guests book any healthy holiday with us, they will pay the same as any other supplier but we will in turn give a little to our ‘Give a Little Soul’ Program, which works with charity partners helping children throughout Asia.
We have over 25 years hospitality and luxury marketing experience. We know Asia intimately and have been sending people on holidays through our business partners for the last eight years. And so with the desire to give back in a way that was larger than just our own contribution and the excitement of the wellness journey, Soul Sanctuaries was born.
Authenticity is key to our wellness travel portfolio which means that we personally ensure every recommended wellness sanctuary.
Our luxury wellness travel portfolio includes healing programs and wellness retreats at stunning boutique resorts and private villas across Asia. You can choose from an individual program such as a detox and weight loss retreat or a spa or fitness holiday or you can join one of our signature ‘Soul Retreats’ which offer transformational experiences. Join a Bali yoga retreat, learn about Buddhism on a spiritual meditation retreat in Java or take a detox holiday in Thailand.
Joanne - Sanctuary Supplier
I come from Newcastle in the North East of England. I graduated and spent a decade building a media sales career in consumer magazines in London. Stressed and world weary, I took a year off to travel in 2000 and never looked back .My UK colleagues thought I was a tad insane when I kicked off my Director heels and became a Scuba Diving Instructor instead! I've been in Asia for 14 years practicing yoga, pranayama and meditation and business. My first yogashala was made from local palm trees which the yogis joined together to build. It was the seed of inspiration behind Soul Sanctuaries. Always looking for a way in which to give to the underprivileged, I married this desire with my dream and Soul Sanctuaries 'Give a little Soul' a sanctuary program was born.
I began the company with the father of my son and we've since seperated. I am now the sole owner of the company and am excited to use my life experiences and knowledge of the Asia wellness to in turn help others.
Having spent over a decade in Asia, we’ve met so many incredible local healers. Their ancient knowledge and wisdom, is passed orally and through parchments or ‘lontars’. For example, in Bali you can experience Kundalini energy balancing and traditional herbal drinks or ‘Jamu’s’, administered with blessings to ensure safe transformation of self. All of our signature Soul Retreats include an element of local culture and traditional healing such as a visit to a Buddhist monastery near Borobudur in Java, followed by a healing session with a Javanese ‘Dukun’ and a meditation in the sacred Mendut temple, built in 824 A.D. (containing no less than 3 Buddha statues: Shakyamuni, Avalokitesvara and Maitreya.)
It’s important to us to work with both highly qualified Western practitioners and indigenous healers. All approved wellness retreats draw on both science and traditional healing methods. It’s a joy for us to discover and work with healers, yogis and holistic practitioners who are truly gifted in benefiting others.
One of the leading authorities on Asia’s wellness industry, Rebecca Walker, former-Editor-in-Chief of popular luxury lifestyle publication ‘Asia Spa’ Magazine, joins us as our industry expert. Rebecca collaborates with us on signature ‘Soul Retreats’ through her new consultancy, The Wellness Nomad. Look out for an exciting line up of yoga teachers and spiritual healers.
By booking through us, you will help to give a little soul in need healthcare, education or a sanctuary.
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“For a long time after my first yoga experience, I’ve had a vision of a retreat centre, a special place where people could gather and open their h earts, learn and truly relax. Soul Sanctuaries is the start of that dream.”
Joanne - Sanctuary Supplier
“Why not offer retreats in existing wonderful places and our own seed will begin to grow. In my life I always wanted to be able to give but only seemed to be able to manage myself. Forming Soul Sanctuaries is the path of giving I feel I was destined to take”
Andreas - Sanctuary Supplier