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The Wellness Report
Luxe Retreats

From traditional yoga to a digital detox and coastal havens, discover paths to wellness at these retreats around the world.

Ananda, Himalayas, India

Immerse yourself in the ancient practice of Ayurveda, and the spiritual home of yoga, in the Himalayan foothills. Working on your individual dosha – that is to say, your body type or energy – all your meals and treatments are designed to bring about harmony and restoration. The Ayurvedic Rejuvenation programme at Ananda uses this traditional practice to enhance and strengthen the body in alignment with your natural constitution. Yoga and meditation are of course an integral part of this, with masters and guides visiting from all over the globe so you can learn from them. Ananda is a truly magical and unforgettable place.

Blackberry Farm, Tennessee, USA

This place is truly one in a million. Situated in the Great Smoky Mountains, the whole ethos behind Blackberry Farm is to get away from the frantic pace of modern living and, as the proprietors put it, ‘slip into a Blackberry state of mind.’ And it is easy to do just that with its wellness programme that includes everything from yoga to fly-fishing and mountain biking. Probably one of the most renowned elements is the wine and food; the farm has superb culinary classes and has offered guest chefs none other than the esteemed René Redzepi, founder of Noma, among many other high-profile chefs and sommeliers. This is a retreat like no other.

Time To Log Off, Oahu, Hawaii

Switching off has never been more needed. Indeed the team at Time To Log Off don’t just believe it is about putting down the phone but also looking up and around us. And they pick the very best locations to do it. With retreats in Puglia and Somerset also running this year, the one in Oahu, Hawaii sounds about as far removed and grounded as you can get. The 2,700-acre estate – abundant with coconut trees, monkey pods and rare plant species – is situated near some of the most famous beaches in the world and is also adjacent to the Mokuleia Forest Reserve and Waianae Mountains. During the retreat you can experience everything from hiking and surfing to meditation and yoga, all geared to help remove the daily distractions. It’s the ideal spot to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with the beauty of nature.

Yeotown, Devon, UK

This is really is a home from home as hosts Mercedes and Simon Sieff make you feel like a part of the family. Their unique take on time out combines yoga with hiking along the breathtaking Devon coastline. Bike rides, surfing, archery and fitness also feature in their programmes, which are entirely holistic and designed to bring about vitality as well as rejuvenation. They have created their own phrase, Yeotox, to describe the philosophy of this luxury retreat. Alongside an exciting programme, the delicious food is prepared with genuine love and care by chef Julia Waghorn and you can experience different types of massage including Thai, deep tissue and shiatsu.