Post Archive - July, 2017

Posts tagged "luxury wellness retreat"

COMO Shambhala Fitness Expert Amy Buck

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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

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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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Move the body, free the mind

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Here at Soul Sanctuaries we love to let you know about the best ways to heal your body and free your mind. If you are working with a computer daily, you’ll love this! Our guests can incorporate Mandy’s therapy within their personalised luxury healthy holidays, designed by us here at Soul Sanctuaries.

Today we had the pleasure of interviewing Mandy Kealy, British Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. You’ll catch Mandy teaching this gentle movement therapy at some of the world’s finest luxury wellness sanctuaries.

The Feldenkrais Method is a gentle movement therapy that can help anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel well. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, performing a favourite pastime, recover more swiftly from an injury, or simply improve your posture and alignment, these gentle lessons can improve your overall wellbeing.

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Ask the Experts : Oriental Medicine

Qigong at Como Bali

I’ve been feeling the stress of running a business, being a single Mum of a six year old and going back to business school lately. I knew that my body was out of sync, but I didn’t ‘have time’ to do anything about it. Screech and rewind!

I run a luxury wellness travel company for goodness sake. How am I supposed to inspire others if I can’t keep myself balanced and healthy?  Without further ado, I booked a private consultation in with David Melladew, Oriental Medicine Consultant at one of our favourite wellness sanctuary partners, COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali.

David Melladew at Como

He began the session with a divine tea ceremony. I love people who are passionate about what they do and that shone through with David. Like myself, he has a genuine drive to help others live in health and vitality and by the end of my consultation I had a accurate diagnosis, an action plan of what to do about it which included some easy steps to do at home and he’d inspired me so much on Traditional Chinese Medicine, that I felt like going to college again!

In this Ask the Experts Health Blog I ask David about Stress and how Oriental Medicine can play a part in finding that essential life balance. Chill out and read on…

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In sickness and in Healthy Holidays

‘Newsflash: Wellness Entrepreneur gets bronchitis.’

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Me, luxury Sanctuary Supplier feeling yuk (unfortunately not photoshopped)

It’s time to fess up. I’ve been dragging myself to meetings with wellness gurus the last few days, posting pics to social media looking ‘all that’, when all the time I’ve been suffering from a chest infection which turned ugly and into bronchitis.

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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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Ayurveda – What Dosha Type are you?

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According to Ayurveda, each of us has a mixture of three basic mind/body principles which are called Doshas. Most of us have one of two of these which are dominant and the other less expressed. These doshas show unique emotional, physical and mental characteristics. Why should you be interested in finding our your dosha type? With this knowledge and a little Ayurvedic expert assistance, you can begin to nurture your unique nature. Learn more about your dosha here… Read More

A new meditation teacher in Bali

One of the great things about owning Soul Sanctuaries is that we get asked to help out on amazing new projects in Asia. Our co-founder Joanne McFarlane has the honour of acting as an Asian Spa Consultant for the launch of Indonesia’s first Heavenly Spa by Westin in Nusa Dua in Bali. On December 1st the new 16 treatment room luxury spa will open, featuring extensive his and his thermal facilities, spa treatments inspired by ancient wisdom and using local ingredients and a focus on holistic health. With that in mind, Joanne went searching for somebody special to act as their Wellness Ambassador and met a very special Buddhist Nun on a return route from Myanmar. Read her story here.

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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