Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Luxury Vacations
Our luxury vacations at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary are for those seeking memorable spiritual experiences, authentic cultural encounters and holistic wellness on tap. One of the reasons we love working with the team at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is that they always help us go the extra mile to personalise every luxury wellness retreat, whether that’s sharing a meal with a local monk, trekking to lesser known monasteries and sacred sites or sharing time with knowledgeable residents, such as Cultural Anthropologist Francoise Pommaret. Bhutan Spirit see themselves as a place rich of interaction and learning for guests. They invite interesting individuals from Bhutan and around the world to be a special guest for a day or even a month. From writers to singers, from historians to philosophers, and from inspiring teachers to open-minded students.
We recently had guests staying at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary who were passionate about art and culture. It was really important that we weaved in some special experiences into their stay. As an accomplished artist himself, our guest was thrilled to visit local Bhutanese artists at work and purchased some pieces of his own. They trekked to fantastic spiritual sites, really getting under the skin of the destination. The resort also organised a visit with esteemed Anthropologist Francoise Pommaret who lives half the year in Bhutan and half the year in Paris.
Francoise Pommaret at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Francoise Pommaret, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist, Director of Research at the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research, France) and associate Professor at the College of Language and Culture (CLCS), Royal University of Bhutan. She has been associated with Bhutan in different capacities since 1981 and has published numerous scholarly articles and books on different aspects of Bhutanese culture. She is currently involved in the documentation of the Bhutan cultural atlas www.bhutanculturalatlas.org and the establishment of a PhD programme at CLCS. Her research interests focus on the interface between deities, local powers and migrations in Bhutan as well as non-Buddhist practices. She was the co-editor and co-author of Bhutan: mountain fortress of the gods, Serindia, London, 1997, Lhasa in the seventeenth century, the capital of the Dalai-Lamas, Brill, Leiden, 2003 and Bhutan. Tradition and change, Brill, Leiden, 2007. Her wide audience books in English are Bhutan, a cultural guidebook, Odyssey Guidebook, Hong-Kong (1990, reprint 2003, 2006, 2010) as well as Tibet, an enduring civilisation, Abrams Discovery series, NY, 2003. Both have been published in several languages. Françoise has lectured in numerous academic institutions around the world and has been guest-curator for several exhibitions. She is the recipient of the French Légion d’Honneur, and of the Gold Medal of the National order of Merit of Bhutan.
Unlike regular luxury hotels in Bhutan, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary offers an all-inclusive approach to health and wellness. There are two traditional medicine doctors in-house at the resort and all guests are welcome to join the daily yoga and meditation classes. Signature treatments include Kunye (traditional massage) and Numtsug (hot oil compression).
If you’re interested in a luxury vacation in Bhutan with us then please get in touch with us and let us know your dreams and we’ll magic up the rest!