Post Archive - July, 2017

Posts tagged "luxury detox retreats"

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.
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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…
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Sugarless Soul; A week sugar free round-up

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Soul Sanctuaries offer luxury healthy holidays across Asia and we practice what we preach. That said, I was too many chocolate biscuits in and that needed to stop. I’ve made it one week sugar free and caffeine free and do you know what, I’m going to another week too. I honestly did not think that I would feel more energised immediately, but a few days in and I was waking up feeling more rested and clearer. Thank you so much to the fantastic expert tips from Paul Emery, founder of QEPR, a science based mind and body healing technique. We also had some superb advice from Dietician Eve Persak MS RDN CNSC CSSD. Here they are again inside for anyone that missed the blogs.

For anyone thinking of cutting back on sugar my personal tips would be;

Shop well in advance (I didn’t!) to stop you being tempted to cheat

If you’re a tea or coffee drinker and are going caffeine free too, think about what you are replacing it with. I always drink heaps of water and I had homemade smoothies and herbal teas

Think about your work schedule if you can. I had some aches and pains mid-week and over did it.
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New Year Detox for the Soul

Emotional Well-being Programs in Luxury Asian Health Resorts

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At this time of year we have lots of inquiries from guests anticipating the need for a New Year Detox Holiday. After a festive season of guaranteed indulgence, it’s common to offset any guilty feelings by booking in for a luxury cleanse program. Best foot forward in 2016 and all that.

This year however, we’re receiving requests from guests who aren’t simply satisfied with a healthy diet and exercise regime. They are looking for a detox for the soul.

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Digital Stress – Digital Detox

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Arianna Huffington caused a bit of a stir on Facebook this week when she announced that she would be taking an ‘Email Detox’. Nothing wrong with that I thought, I’m a firm believer in disconnecting to reconnect. It wasn’t until I actually read her intention that I understood what all the fuss what about;

For the first time in my life, I have gone on an email detox, courtesy of HuffPost’s new vacation email tool. Anyone who emails me will receive a response explaining that the email will be deleted. If it is urgent they are invited to reach out to an alternative contact. If it is not, they can reach out when I’m back.” (Arianna Huffington Facebook 29th July 2015)

Never one to sit on the fence when it comes to wellness issues, I posted a comment in reply;

I think that whilst many would agree that a disconnect from technology is a beneficial thing, the ‘delete’ comes across as a disregard of others and what they wish to communicate. I’m sure a delayed response message would allow you personal freedom whilst respecting the views of those who are reaching out to you.”

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Ask the Experts: Retox to Detox Part II

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We had so much positive response from our Detox to Retox blog, we’ve gathered more expert information on detoxing from the fabulous Co-Founder of Thai luxury Health Resort Kamalaya, Karina Stewart. Here it is, ‘Detox to Retox’ part 2. We love sending our guests on luxury detox holidays at Kamalaya. We hope you enjoy, and if you do, please share the social love below.
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Ask the Experts: Detox to Retox?

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We hope you enjoyed the first in our new weekly series of ‘Ask the Experts’ blogs on Stress Management. Each week we are chatting to Asia’s leading health experts on what’s trending in health and wellness. This week we are discussing detox.  Well, actually detox,retox,detox,retox (sound familiar?). In the second in this series, we are interviewing Eve Persak MS RD CNSC, Registered Dietician and Wellness Consultant at Luxury Wellness Sanctuary Como Shambhala Estate in Bali.

And remember, if you’re feeling inspired after reading, please share the social love below.

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Staying healthy after 40

healthy40“We don’t stop playing because we grow old;we grow old because we stop playing” – George Berhard Shaw

I was recently given some research to review by an interesting physician come philanthropist Dr Dave Jenkins on staying healthy. We were discussing the latest thoughts on how to live a long and strong life and he presented me with some fascinating research by Keith Scott Mumby MD, PHD entitled ‘Get Healthy for your next 100 years.’  Here I’m sharing some health and wellness tips which make common sense and are pretty easy to practice in your life now (not when you feel good!).

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Bali Kids Childrens Charity

Why are we working with a Bali children’s charity?

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Central to our company mission is a giving program called Give a Little Soul a Sanctuary. It’s our pledge that whenever somebody books a healthy holiday with us whether that be a luxury yoga retreat in Bali, a well earned detox holiday in Thailand or a step on the path to spiritual enlightenment, part of each payment will go towards helping impoverished children in Asia. Read More

‘Rawfully’ good Raw Food Retreats

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Why luxury Raw Food Retreats are the new black

You know those times in your life when you’re having a really awful day, no week, no fortnight. Yes that was me last week (and the week before!). Then Asia’s leading consultant on Raw Food, author of ‘Living Flavors of Southeast Asia’, Diana von Cranach, invited me to experience her luxury villa resort in North Bali and of course her self titled ‘Rawfully’ good food. If you’re even the tiniest bit hungry, grab a carrot now!

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