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Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion Launches Wellbeing Retreat Programmes


The hot springs resort in Central Vietnam tunes guests health with detox and Reiki


HUE, VIETNAM (Feb. 17, 2020) — Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion is getting into the flow of things with new retreats that tap the healing powers of a geothermal spring at the resort’s heart. A Reiki Training and Sound Journey in March, a Hot Springs Detox Retreat slated to run most months from May, and a new Wellness Detox programme that’s available year round are just a few of the new offerings from the natural hot springs resort on the outskirts of Vietnam's one-time imperial capital of Hue.

“Our natural health-laden waters and location among the tropical forests of Central Vietnam provide the perfect backdrop for retreats that harness the healing power of the natural world,” said Hylton Lipkin, general manager of Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion. “Guests always leave feeling more relaxed and centered, just from the environment, but we wanted to help them take their wellbeing to the next level.”



Energy Healing Through Reiki

Lei Wei De, founder of Siam Reiki, and Daphnee Lam, a sound healer and Siam Reiki practitioner will be co-hosting a Reiki Training and Sound Journey retreat from March 3-5. With a focus on the energy healing modality of Reiki, participants will learn all about the practice that originated in Japan; how to self practice the healing art on themselves and loved ones; and delve into Siam Reiki, a variation of traditional Reiki that was started in Thailand and tackles energy blockages in a person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. Participants will also receive one spa therapy and onsen session daily, time on the property’s zipline and highwire, unlimited use of the hot springs and the chance to take part in Alba’s complimentary wellness therapies, such as walking meditation and water meditation. Prices start from USD444 for two nights accommodation (based on two people sharing) and the Reiki certification. Sound healing and private Reiki sessions are an additional fee.



Hot Springs Detox Retreat

This detox retreat combines juice cleansing with alternating resting and movement to kick-start the body’s healing abilities and bring about wellness in a safe and long-lasting way. During the course of the retreat guests will be guided through the detox by wellness experts, relax in the healing waters of the property's Japanese-style onsen, practice yoga and meditation, have daily detox massages, and more. All-inclusive prices start from USD1,050 for a four night stay in a one bedroom bungalow. Courses run on an almost monthly basis with retreats set for May 6 - 10, July 22 – 26, Aug 19 – 23, Sep 23 – 27, Nov 18 - 22 and Dec 16 - 20.



Wellness Detox Packages

Alba is upping the ante on a stay at this wellness-focused resort by giving guests the chance to opt in to a three-, five-, or seven-day detox retreat at any time of the year. Highlights include a detox juicing class and a vegetarian cooking class, using organic produce, so guests leave equipped with skills to put healthy living into play when they return home. Daily spa therapy is a key part of the process as well as the recommended D-TOX Reflexology treatment, which uses pressure points throughout the body to speed up the detox process. Retreat participants will take part in intermittent fasting, dropping down to just two meals a day. The practice of giving the digestive system a break for periods longer than 12 hours is said to increase fat burning, improve concentration and energy level, among other benefits. The resort’s extensive range of wellness activities from yoga to hiking are also available to detoxing guests. Prices start at USD362 per couple per room for a three-day (two-night) package.



For more information please visit: https://fusionhotelgroup.com/albawellnessvalley/stay-save/













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ABOUT FUSION

Fusion is a pioneer of wellness-inspired hotels and resorts and the only fully vertically integrated hospitality company in Southeast Asia. Blending an innovative ‘all-spa inclusive’ approach to wellness vacationing with their signature ‘breakfast anywhere, anytime’ concept, they offer welcoming, down-to-earth hospitality in outstanding holiday destinations to create unique, memorable experiences that set them apart from others.

Fusion Resorts blend stylish and sophisticated accommodation options with bed-to-beach living and holistic wellness to provide a fresh take on the traditional beach vacation. Fusion Suites give urban adventurers or family explorers a place to recover in a city to discover, mixing comfort and convenience with funky, fun and informal. Fusion Originals are bold and brave, leading the way and setting trends, dedicated to the originators and pioneers who change the world by daring to be unique. Fusion Retreats are health conscious and fitness focused, rebalancing body, mind and soul in sanctuaries of holistic restoration and indulgent pampering.

Fusion currently owns and manages 7 properties in Phu Quoc, Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Sai Gon, Vung Tau and Hue. The company is expanding its portfolio with new hotels and resorts opening in Quang Binh, Hoi An and Quy Nhon.
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THIRD EYE MEDITATION
CANDLE GAZING FOR IMPROVED CONCENTRATION AND GREATER SPIRITUAL AWARENESS


Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, February 2019… In honor of International Women’s Day, Heavenly Spa by Westin™ will present classes of Trataka Meditation throughout the month of March to complement its regular Wellness Calendar. Hatha Yoga defines Trataka as the practice of looking intently with an unwavering gaze at a small point until tears are shed.

Trataka, also known as third eye meditation, is performed in a darkened room using the flame of a candle as a focal point. This simple technique has a purifying effect on the mind and improves concentration, paving the way for a deeper meditative state. It also enhances the power of memory, strengthens eye muscles and helps develop greater spiritual awareness.
Classes will be led by resident Wellness Specialist, Jitendra Pokhriyal. Hailing from the birthplace of yoga in India, he is an accomplished instructor who has been tasked to help guests achieve their full potential through various well-being practices that cultivate renewal.

Each Trataka session is a 45-minute exercise in quiet meditation that invites participants to temporarily disconnect from the constant buzz of daily life. Priced at just IDR 150,000 per person, it is ideal for healthy lifestyle seekers looking to overcome emotional challenges, cleanse the etheric body and revitalize energy levels.

Trataka Meditation is yet another medium in mindfulness that defines Heavenly Spa by Westin™ as being in a league all of its own. As a recent Global Winner in the World Luxury Spa Awards, this all-encompassing spa facility continues to put wellness first. It offers a menu of time-tested body & beauty treatments supported by modern technology and alternative lifestyle practices for a comprehensive experience in personal rejuvenation.

For further information, visit the website www.westin.com/bali and follow the resort’s social media channel http://www.facebook.com/westinbali andwww.instagram.com/westinbali


The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali & Bali International Convention Centre
Phone: +62 361 771906,
www.westin.com/bali
www.baliconvention.com



About The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali enjoys a prime beachfront location within an exclusive enclave on the island’s southern shores. With 433 modern rooms, it is a place where guests can be at their best and experience total renewal. Exciting dining venues anticipate global tastes with delicious cuisines and healthy SuperFoodsRx options. There is a choice of swimming pools, award-winning Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for relaxation, WestinWORKOUT® to stay in shape and little ones get to play at the Westin Family Kids Club. The adjacent Bali International Convention Centre provides comprehensive meeting resources with space for up to 10,000 delegates. The resort caters to the needs of leisure and business travellers alike with exceptional services and facilities to match.



About Westin Hotels & ResortsWestin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, empowers guests and associates to embrace well-being and be their best selves through the brand’s six pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly Bed, RunWESTIN and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™ and more. To learn more, visit www.westin.com. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.


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THE WESTIN MALDIVES MIRIANDHOO RESORT OFFERS ULTIMATE WELLNESS ON THE TROPICAL ARCHIPELAGO OASIS

Nestled on a beautiful coral island in the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site, guests of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort experience a tranquil escape with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views, perfect for indulging in the resort’s Ultimate Wellness program, designed to recharge the batteries and restore balance in body and mind.


The idyllic resort features Westin’s signature branded spa concept, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™. The design of the Spa area exudes an intimate and serene ambience that allows guests to reflect on their destination, including a spacious treatment suite for two with a Jacuzzi and panoramic ocean views and the latest in beauty treatments. Guests can stay active with the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio sprawled across two levels that features weight machines, free weights, and cardio equipment that faces personal flat-screen televisions; and outdoor pool and recreation ground with tennis, volleyball, basketball options.

“With the Westin brand’s focus on wellness, we trust that every guest will feel exceptionally relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated during and after their stays,” said Brendan Corcoran, General Manager at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort. “We look forward to welcoming our guests to discover the charm of the Maldives while at the same time enjoy the unparalleled level of service.”

Designed to cater to the way modern families travel, the Westin Family Kids Club® offers reimagined family experiences that are tied back to the brand’s wellness positioning for young guests between the ages of 4–12 years. Some of the activities includes nature walks, family-style runs and water activities. The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is also well-equipped to play host to distinguished ceremonies or vows renewal with its multifunctional event spaces.


Led by award-winning Milan-based architects PEIA Associati, the resort’s design takes inspiration from the ocean with a visionary approach towards environmental sustainability. All elements of the resort’s design take inspiration from the environment from the use of natural materials, such as unique shells to the movement and flow of marine life including sea turtles and whale sharks, providing guests with a link to the region’s exceptional enchantment. An aerial view of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort reveals an outline in the shape of a fish, a distinctive reflection of the beauty of surrounding marine life; while the arrival jetty is structured to resemble clamshells and the oceans’ waves.


The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort features 70 villas and suites, 41 on island and 29 overwater. Each villa is shaped with an eco-friendly double roofing to create the perfect natural ventilation. Outdoor rainforest showers are a distinctive feature. Poised over the sea on stilts and with an area of almost 200 square meters each, the overwater suites are among the largest a resort has to offer in the Baa Atoll region.


The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort presents three unique dining experiences. The Pearl is the resort’s specialty restaurant and is ideal for indulging in exquisite Japanese cuisine with exceptional ocean views. The restaurant offers a refined Japanese menu with a focus on seafood and fresh local ingredients. The all-day dining experience at Island Kitchen stays true to the Westin brand’s Eat Well brand pillar through a balanced menu combining Chinese, Indian and Maldivian fare. At Hawker, guests can sample authentic Asian street food with a live kitchen in a casual bustling atmosphere. Adjacent to the Library and overlooking the azure blue Indian Ocean, Sunset Bar is a relaxed lounge serving tapas and imaginative cocktails.


Directly from the beach, guests can explore the house reef with colorful corals and be surrounded by thousands of tropical fish. Miriandhoo is a Turtle sanctuary, and guests can easily and often see turtles nesting along the white beaches. Reef sharks, lionfish, manta rays and often whale sharks all reside in the Baa Atoll. The stunning experience of the underwater world can be explored while snorkeling, diving, fishing and parasailing.

Additional on-site facilities of the resort include a PADI dive center and a boutique store.

Ultimate Wellness Rate Details

Includes daily healthy breakfast at Island Kitchen, daily dinner at select restaurants, WiFi, two 60-minute spa treatments daily at Heavenly Spa, daily water activities - see rate details.

USD1,380 avg/night

Additional Information

Daily healthy Breakfast at Island Kitchen and Dinner at select restaurants (including select soft beverages)

Daily one-hour morning Westin Workout Session

Daily 60-minute spa therapy at Heavenly Spa from select menu or 60-minute Private Yoga session

High speed Wi-Fi throughout the resort

Water Sport activities, including daily complimentary use of snorkelling equipment and ocean kayaks (for up to 2 hours)

Full non-cancellable, non-refundable, non-amendable payment 14 days prior to arrival

Extra person charge up to 2.99 years – no charge

Extra person charge 3 to 11.99 years – USD 61.6 per child per night

For 12 years and above – USD 246.6 per adult per night

Destination amenity fee including both ways Seaplane transfers will be charged as –

Up to 1.99 years – no charge

2 – 11.99 years – USD 237.5 per child

12 years and above – USD 475 per person

Booking link


About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy “Empowering a Better You™” through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance®, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™ and more. To learn more, visit www.westin.com. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.






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BLOOMFIELD BALI BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA

Beautiful former private residence provides boutique accommodation and spa to discover physical and spiritual wellbeing in the heart of picturesque Umalas, Bali
Nestled amongst the sprawling rice terraces of Umalas, Bloomfield Bali is a holistic boutique hideaway where guests can relax and recharge with great service, delicious, healthy food and fabulous cocktails. The beautifully designed and landscaped gardens spread from the entrance and spill out to the hotel’s two pools, overlooking the rice terraces and distant, looming volcanoes.

The hotel is the realisation of owner Sally Bloomfield’s dream to open a wellness-style, boutique holistic lifestyle hotel in Bali. Formerly the Melbourne Editor for Harper’s Bazaar, Sally and her late husband, Ian Robertson, owned and operated the 85-room hotel, The Albany and Bloomfield, in Melbourne, Australia and recently Sally also starred in the latest season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne. Sally had visited and fallen in love with the island and people of Bali, returning many times over three decades, and in 2012, Sally and her husband settled in Bali, buying a stunning piece of land in Umalas, between Canggu and Seminyak, on the way to Ubud.

Initially Sally and Ian bought a modern two-bedroom villa and over the next few years added rooms for friends and family, before deciding to transform the property into a hotel. They chose Umalas because of its relative peacefulness and serenity, and the refreshing year-round breezes across the rolling rice paddy fields. It is also just minutes from the great shopping and restaurants of Seminyak and the cool cafés and beach culture of Canggu.

“It has been a labour of love and often very challenging, but I have a great team around me who have all made it possible,” said Sally. “Ian never got to see our dream come true, but he would be immensely proud of the hotel and the team that we have created. I had some prior experience in hotel design, so I was able to visualize clearly what I wanted the hotel to be – like walking into a beautiful, relaxed home. I planned every tiny detail of the property and enlisted my good friend, Alex Zabotto Bentley of AZB Creative, to help perfect my dream over the last few months.”

The elegant resort has been meticulously designed to create a contemporary feel combined with traditional Balinese features. The eco-friendly design features beautiful handcrafted bamboo structures with lounge, living and dining spaces that flow from indoor to outdoor. 


The rooms are airy and spacious, and there is a yoga pavilion, a day spa, two pools and a bale bale (open-air hut) in the rice fields, perfect for meditation, yoga or a sunset cocktail. Bloomfield Bali offers a variety of accommodation options with a room for everybody – whether a spacious honeymoon suite or a smaller, simple, stylish pool view room. All rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access and air conditioning.

The exclusive Villa Sawah is a mini-Bloomfield, located next door to the boutique accommodation with its own private entrance. The villa has three spacious bedrooms, a private infinity pool and the most coveted views in the hotel. With all the facilities of the hotel, it is perfect for a family retreat, offering privacy and butler service if required.


Sally’s personal touches permeate the hotel with the interiors feeling like an extension of her own home, right down to the family photos hanging in the bar, welcoming guests with a unique and relaxing atmosphere redolent with her own style and understated elegance perfected after a distinguished career in design, fashion and interiors.

Her fashion eye can also be seen throughout her Boutique, which is destined to become a standalone destination. Over the years, Sally has been constantly asked about her style so she created an outlet to share bags, accessories, jewellery and objet d’art she loves with guests.

Whether a wedding, family holiday, couples retreat or yoga getaway, each stay is uniquely designed for guests with an array of activities to please everyone, from die-hard adventurers to wellness yoga holiday goers. The hotel offers a range of group and individual activities such as surfing, mountain trekking through rice paddies, white water rafting, yoga, Pilates and meditation. Hotel Bloomfield has a no kids under 14 policy unless the entire hotel is privately booked.

The hotel employs a “locavore” philosophy with its dining options, meaning that all meals are made from scratch, on site, with ingredients sourced from local artisan suppliers. The ever-changing breakfast offerings include seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh juices, house baked seed breads, organic eggs, puddings, smoothie bowls, buckwheat pancakes and granola & nut-milk. Seasonal lunch and dinner menus include dishes such as spicy prawn laab served in lettuce cups with toasted rice and nuoc cham dressing or raw nori bowl with matcha tea noodles, sesame tofu, edamame, asparagus, avocado pickle & soy miring dressing. Shared banquets of BBQ turmeric crusted fish, Moroccan chicken and seafood served with vibrant salads are offered every evening. Chef Fanni Robial describes the Bloomfield menu as globally inspired, nutritious and delicious.


Bloomfield Spa is managed by Glo Day Spa and Salon, providing guests with an unforgettable spa experience. The spa menu offers a collection of treatments that relieve stress, boost vitality, enchant the senses and restore balance. The talented, intuitive Spa therapists and beautifully appointed treatment rooms allow guests to leave the cares of the world behind and discover an enhanced feeling of wellbeing. The spa consists of two double deluxe treatment rooms and a mani-pedi lounge. However, guests are encouraged to enjoy treatments in the sanctuary of their own room or in the rice paddy view bale.

YOGA PILATES PACKAGE – SINGLE OCCUPANCY


Single Occupancy – 3 Nights
Pool Suite – USD 490
Deluxe Pool Room – USD 470
Pool Room – USD 450
Bamboo Room – USD 430
Palm Room – USD 410

Inclusions:

• Single Occupancy
• Cold face towel and refreshing cold drink upon arrival
• Daily breakfast
• 1 x two-course lunch or dinner
• Complimentary internet and WiFi
• Return airport transfers
• 1 x Balinese massage
• Daily Yoga classes
• 2 x Pilates classes

Single Occupancy – 5 Nights
Pool Suite – USD 770
Deluxe Pool Room – USD 750
Pool Room – USD 730
Bamboo Room – USD 710
Palm Room – USD 690

Inclusions:

• Single Occupancy
• Cold face towel and refreshing cold drink upon arrival
• Daily breakfast
• 3 x two-course lunch or dinner
• Complimentary internet and WiFi
• Return airport transfers
• 2 x Balinese massage
• Daily Yoga classes
• 3 x Pilates classes

Single Occupancy – 7 Nights
Pool Suite – USD 990
Deluxe Pool Room – USD 970
Pool Room – USD 950
Bamboo Room – USD 930
Palm Room – USD 910

Inclusions:

• Single Occupancy
• Cold face towel and refreshing cold drink upon arrival
• Daily breakfast
• 4 x two-course lunch or dinner
• Complimentary internet and WiFi
• Return airport transfers
• 3 x Balinese massage
• Daily Yoga classes
• 5 x Pilates classes

YOGA PILATES PACKAGE – DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Double Occupancy – 3 Nights
Pool Suite – USD 590
Deluxe Pool Room – USD 570
Pool Room – USD 550
Bamboo Room – USD 530
Palm Room – USD 510

Inclusions:

• Double Occupancy
• Cold face towel and refreshing cold drink upon arrival
• Daily breakfast
• 1 x two-course lunch or dinner
• Complimentary internet and WiFi
• Return airport transfers
• 1 x Balinese massage
• Daily Yoga classes
• 2 x Pilates classes

Double Occupancy – 5 Nights
Pool Suite – USD 920
Deluxe Pool Room – USD 900
Pool Room – USD 880
Bamboo Room – USD 860
Palm Room – USD 840

Inclusions:

• Double Occupancy
• Cold face towel and refreshing cold drink upon arrival
• Daily breakfast
• 3 x two-course lunch or dinner
• Complimentary internet and WiFi
• Return airport transfers
• 2 x Balinese massage
• Daily Yoga classes
• 3 x Pilates classes

Double Occupancy – 7 Nights
Pool Suite – USD 1,190
Deluxe Pool Room – USD 1,170
Pool Room – USD 1,150
Bamboo Room – USD 1,130
Palm Room – USD 1,110

Inclusions:
• Double Occupancy
• Cold face towel and refreshing cold drink upon arrival
• Daily breakfast
• 4 x two-course lunch or dinner
• Complimentary internet and WiFi
• Return airport transfers
• 3 x Balinese massage
• Daily Yoga classes
• 5 x Pilates classes

All prices are inclusive of 21% tax and service charge
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What’s on in August 2018 at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Treat your family to a sensational Sunday brunch that has everyone’s taste preferences covered. Fill your plate with global favourites from an extensive buffet featuring a fresh salad bar, live cooking stations, hot carvery, seafood on ice and much more.

An extra IDR 350,000 to adds a free-flow selected refreshing cocktails, wine and beer. Free entrance for 2 children under the age of 12 is available when both parents dine in.
Entertainment: Live Jazz and Magician Performance

*Regular event at Anarasa Restaurant

Sunday Family Jazz Brunch
Every Sunday from 12 noon – 4.00 pm
IDR 450,000 net / adult
IDR 175,000 net / child age 12 – 16 years old
Location: Anarasa Restaurant

*Book before Saturday and be entitled to a generous 20% discout

For more info or reservations, email to [email protected] or call +62 361 4725 777

JeJaLa Seafood Barbecue
Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
From 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm
IDR 290,000 net / adult
IDR 145,000 net / child age 12 – 16 years old
Location: JeJaLa Pool Bar at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Things are heating up at JeJaLa Pool Bar with our Poolside BBQ featuring an array of fresh seafood, grilled veggies, salad and selection of barbecue sauces accompanied by live entertainment.
For more info or reservations, email to [email protected] or call +62 361 4725 777

Jejala Seafood BBQ: https://www.facebook.com/events/269049033894564/

Indonesian Independence Day Buffet
Friday, 17 August
From 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm
IDR 450,000 / person
Location: Anarasa Restaurant at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

To celebrate Indonesian Independence Day, we present a buffet dinner featuring authentic dishes from around the archipelago. Savour specialities such as beef rendang, roasted goat, grilled Jimbaran seafood, assorted satays and more.

For more info or reservations, email to [email protected] or call +62 361 4725 777

Indonesian Independence Dinner : https://www.facebook.com/events/2111757479073404/

SPA
Mövenpick Arkipela Coffee Scrub
Daily IDR 650,000 / person

Location: Arkipela Spa & Wellness at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

In honour of Indonesian Independence Day, we are going totally local with a body scrub and massage that uses a blend of coffee, cinnamon and virgin coconut oil. This natural 90-minute treatment will gently exfoliate your skin and eliminate impurities.

For more info or reservations, email to [email protected] or call +62 361 4725 777

Six Hands Dinner
31 August
From 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
IDR 975,000 / person
Location : Above Eleven

Be taken on an extraordinary culinary journey with a Six Hands Dinner by Chef Renzo Vacchelli and guests Indonesian chef. Enjoy a five-course menu paired with signature Peruvian Pisco cocktails.

For more info or reservations, email to [email protected] or call +62 811 3860 402
Find us at Instagram at @movenpickbali @arkipelaspa

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CELEBRATE WELLNESS AT THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI




Preview Vinyasa Flow Yoga video by resort’s Wellness Specialist Jitendra Pokhriyal


Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, June 2018… The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali presents an uplifting program of healthy lifestyle activities throughout the month of June to coincide with Global Wellness Day and International Yoga Day. Both celebrations are major events on the world calendar that emphasize the importance of living well and with greater awareness.

Heavenly Spa by Westin will complement its menu of replenishing body and beauty rituals with a series of daily lifestyle sessions. Resident Wellness Specialist, Jitendra Pokhriyal, will conduct these meaningful talks and impart wisdom in relation to the pursuit of physical and spiritual wellbeing. Each session will follow a dedicated weekly theme pertaining to harmonization, relaxation, purification and balance. The price to participate is just IDR 80,000 for resident guests and IDR 200,000 for non-resident guests.

Trained in several holistic disciplines Jitendra hails from the birthplace of yoga in India. He is well-versed in meditation as well as a highly evolved form of touch-less pranic healing. Prior to relocating to Bali, Jitendra taught yoga in Northern India and the Himalayas. Instrumental in the resort’s wellness movement, he has been sharing his wealth of expertise with guests and associates since 2014.

The resort will honor International Yoga Day to be held on 24th June 2018 with Sunrise Vinyasa Flow yoga on the beach in front of the Temple Garden from 6AM onwards. Jitendra will lead a guided session of performing body movements in coordination with flowing breath work from one pose to the next which elevates heart rate and triggers light sweating to release toxins and assist weight loss. Priced at IDR 100,000 per person, this activity includes mineral water, oshibori, lucky draw and Westin Yoga Mat for the first 30 confirmed guests.

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali’s month-long program reinforces the brand’s commitment in preserving wellness in travel. An exclusive Awaken Your Senses room package is also available for an enhanced wellbeing experience this June. It comes with an array of added-value benefits with a special focus on personal rejuvenation. Visit https://spg.to/2x3CcVO for further details.

For more information, please visit the website www.westin.com/bali or follow the resort’ social media channels Facebook www.facebook.com/heavenlyspabali and www.instagram.com/heavenlyspabali


About The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali enjoys a prime beachfront location within an exclusive enclave on the island’s southern shores. With 433 modern rooms, it is a place where guests can be at their best and experience total renewal. Exciting dining venues anticipate global tastes with delicious cuisines and healthy SuperFoodsRx options. There is a choice of swimming pools, award-winning Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for relaxation, WestinWORKOUT® to stay in shape and little ones get to play at the Westin Family Kids Club. The adjacent Bali International Convention Centre provides comprehensive meeting resources with space for up to 10,000 delegates. The resort caters to the needs of leisure and business travellers alike with exceptional services and facilities to match.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy “For a Better You™” through the brand’s six pillars of well-being: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance®, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™, the innovative workspace Tangent, Westin Weekend signature experiences, and Heavenly Bath and Heavenly Spa. Westin is proud to offer Starwood Preferred Guest®, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visitwww.starwoodhotels.com/westin. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram andfacebook.com/Westin.







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YOGA WITH HEART
THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI FOCUSES ON WELLNESS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR UNICEF 

Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, December 2017… The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce that this year’s UNICEF Check Out For Children charity initiative held recently was another overwhelming success. In the spirit of giving back, the resort hosted an afternoon of renewing yoga-inspired activities and raised over IDR 75 million for children in need. 


Resident Wellness Specialist, Jitendra Pokhriyal, collaborated with with Anjasmara Prasetya, Indonesia’s leading yoga celebrity for this worthy event. It started off with a Wellness Rendezvous in the resort’s Beachfront Temple Garden. Healthy living enthusiasts were invited to connect over afternoon tea and a selection of SuperFoodsRx in the company of Jitendra and Anjasmara.


Later in the afternoon, more than 170 participants gathered in the darkened ambience of Nusantara Hall for an intuitive 90-minute class led by Jitendra and Anjasmara. The first session involved gentle yoga stretching and controlled breathing exercises to promote physical and spiritual well-being. Incorporating a session of guided meditation, the class was a sensory awakening experience with a special emphasis on universal consciousness. During the event, there was a mini wellness bazaar and many great prizes were given away in a series of lucky draws.


The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has continuously supported the UNICEF Check Out For Children charity for the past 21 years. All proceeds raised from the Yoga With Heart event will now be channeled directly to a project in the Asia Pacific region that gives children access to clean water and basic sanitation.


To see the excitement of this inspiring event on Instagram please check on hashtag #WestinBaliUnicef2017


Please view video of this charity wellness event:

https://youtu.be/mrJQgjYnX7o


For more information, please visit the website www.westin.com/bali or follow the resort’s social media channels Facebook www.facebook.com/westinbali and www.instagram.com/westinbali.


The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Bali International Convention Centre
Phone: +62 361 771906
www.westin.com/bali



About The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali enjoys a prime beachfront location within an exclusive enclave on the island’s southern shores. With 433 modern rooms, it is a place where guests can be at their best and experience total renewal. Exciting dining venues anticipate global tastes with delicious cuisines and healthy SuperFoodsRx options. There is a choice of swimming pools, award-winning Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for relaxation, WestinWORKOUT® to stay in shape and little ones get to play at the Westin Family Kids Club. The adjacent Bali International Convention Centre provides comprehensive meeting resources with space for up to 10,000 delegates. The resort caters to the needs of leisure and business travellers alike with exceptional services and facilities to match.


About Westin Hotels & ResortsWestin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy “Empowering a Better You™” through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance®, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™ and more. To learn more, visit www.westin.com. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.

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Beth McGroarty, Research Director at the Global Wellness Institute, summarises for us the top 8 trends in wellness, spas and travel for 2017 identified by 100s of experts at the 2016 Global Wellness Summit:



SAUNA REINVENTED

Something both hot and very cool: the reinvention of sauna that’s underway. From “Sauna Aufguss” events where “sauna-meisters” conduct theatrical performances of infusions, song and dance. To hip, social “amphitheater” or “hangout” saunas (whether Helsinki’s new high-design Löyly sauna complex or Scotland’s new loch-side “Hot Box” with DJ and bar). To quirky pop-up saunas floating on lakes or hanging from bridges. To trendy urban “sweat lodges” serving up infrared sauna treatments, like NYC’s Higher Dose. No longer a solitary, “meh” experience, the new, spectacular, social saunas are some “outside of the box” thinking…literally.

WELLNESS ARCHITECTURE

Architecture has long been preoccupied with surface aesthetics: “starchitects” designing to wow or shock, but with little attention paid to creating buildings that improve the health of the humans living within. Change is finally here: “living buildings” that grow their own energy; responsive architecture that tailors indoor health experiences for every inhabitant; phone apps alerting you when you’re entering a “sick” building; dawn-simulating lighting easing you into your day. Everything “built” is getting reengineered: from indoor air quality (a killer) to sleep and acoustics.

SILENCE

In a world of 24/7 connectedness, wellness destinations are embracing a dramatic approach to “turning off” the noise: true silence. For example, the first completely “Silent Spa” (with stunning church-inspired architecture) just opened at Austria’s Therme Laa Hotel. And new “wellness monasteries” are on the rise: retreats opening in, and infused with the silent, contemplative values of, ancient sacred spaces – like Italy’s soulful Eremito, with no WiFi/phone signal and silent, candlelit dinners. Properties like Germany’s Brenner’s Park have even installed “digital kill switches” for totally silent rooms. And “silent” restaurants, salons, gyms, stores and airports are all being unveiled…

ART & CREATIVITY TAKE CENTER STAGE 

Born of a storied history, but forgotten of late, the creativity-wellness-spa connection is making a comeback: with more art, music, literature and dance (both as experienced and “to do”) at the center of more wellness experiences. Look for more performance, like at Germany’s famed spa resort, Schloss Elmau, where musicians and writers “play-to-stay” (making possible 200+ concerts a year) – or live classical violin while taking the waters at the UK’s new Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel. We’ll see more sophisticated, “beyond the adult coloring book” programming launch, like painting classes under the stars – as well as a profusion of multi-sensory experiences, from sound baths to “yoga concerts.” The creative arts have a future starring role in wellness.

WELLNESS REMAKES BEAUTY

Beauty, the goliath industry ($1 trillion) of the $3.7 trillion wellness economy, is remaking itself to meet the needs of a wellness-oriented population obsessed with authenticity and “inner beauty.” From an avalanche of eatable/drinkable beauty-boosters and clean, organic cosmetics – to medical evidence for a new “neuroaesthetics” (the brain is wired to respond to beauty) – the “beauty comes from within” concept will keep gaining on superficial (topical) models. And preventative approaches will keep gaining on the old “cosmetic repair.” We will continue to learn (and snap up solutions that tackle) how beauty is far more than skin deep.

THE FUTURE IS MENTAL WELLNESS

When it comes to mental wellness, our world has a problem: depression and anxiety is skyrocketing, and by 2030, the former will be the #1 health issue, outranking obesity (WHO). So look for dramatically more “healthy mind” approaches in coming years. Wellness retreats and spas are adding neuroscientists and psychotherapists (like London’s ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel). Meditation is not only radically mainstreaming (even on-demand in hotel rooms), but spawning creative new breeds (from “dream” to “floating” meditation). We’ll see everything from new part-mind/part-body workout brands to apps that track your mental state (think MindBit, not FitBit). Because “mind” will finally get equal billing with “body.”

EMBRACING THE C-WORD

The wellness world is waking up to the needs of a surprisingly underserved population: cancer patients. For instance, Julie Bach’s pioneering “Wellness for Cancer” program means wellness companies/spas are finally trained to deliver comfort (and dignity) to cancer sufferers. From ESPA’s “Nurture and Support” program to Natura Bissé’s “oncological aesthetics” to Two Bunch Palms’ “Mindful Touch Massage”, wellness practitioners are finally opening their hearts and healing practices to cancer patients.

BEYOND THE GHETTOS OF WELLNESS

In a world where rising income and “wellbeing” inequalities are fueling a populist backlash, a wellness industry that’s become narrowly associated with rich elites (those $300 yoga pants and Reiki sessions) will change. More wellness businesses will give back to the “other 99%”, like “Yoga Gives Back” helping poor women in India – or Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Inn, where every dollar of profit goes back to its economically-challenged island community.

A “Wellness Tourism 2.0” will rise: a development model thinking beyond the (often elite, “gated”) property to creating whole towns, regions and even nations, where a comprehensive wellness vision (from protected nature to a sustainable, healthy food supply) benefits BOTH locals and tourists. The new wave of low-cost “wellness” is part of this democratization: like more affordable healthy supermarkets and spa chains.

But with some future mindfulness about “rock-bottom” vs. “fair” pricing, given the human labor that delivers so many of these healthy experiences.



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KARMA RESORTS FRESH AIR PACKAGE ALIGNS BODY AND SPIRIT

At Karma Resorts, the importance of clean, healthy living and clean, fresh air forms an integral part of their wellness culture, particularly at Karma Kandara where the pure, unsullied Indian Ocean breeze brings guests perfect alignment of body and spirit.

Karma Kandara is the 5-star, award-winning jewel in the Karma Resorts crown and invites guests to experience their Fresh Air package. More than just a holiday, the Fresh Air package is designed with wellness and health in mind. Guests enjoy their very own private pool villa located high above the Indian Ocean, with the sea breeze gently bringing balance and calm to mind and body, alongside a host of wellness inclusions designed to invigorate, rejuvenate and restore.FRESH AIR PACKAGE starts from USD 2,174 ++ for 2 people, 3 nights

– Wellness breakfast

– Wellness dinner
– Young coconut water and fresh fruit
– Detox cleansing juice – 45-min infra-red sauna and Himalayan pool
– 75-min Karma Rhythm massage
– 90-min Lymphatic Drainage massage
– 60-min Your Time bespoke massage
– 90-min holistic facial
– 75-min Spa mani/pedi
– 150-min Detox, Sea, Salt & Oil Experience
– Traditional Balinese Spa ritual

SPA TREATMENTS 

Karma Rhythm Massage
Mind-melting movements. Lingering neck and shoulder massage with extra focus on the back area with thick, luscious indigenous oils. This signature massage is co-created by renowned healer, Joko Tri Li, who has trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Karma body-workers press all the right points to boost circulation and wellbeing.

Infra red Sauna and Himalayan Pool
Situated on the cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, the glass-walled Infra red Sauna is an incredible location to detox and regenerate. Considered one of the best health regimes today, a 30-minute session is said to increase blood and nutrient supply to the capillaries through increased circulation leaving the skin radiant. Includes a soak in the cliff-hanging Himalayan Crystal Salt Pool.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Karma Spa’s Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a results-driven therapy that stimulates circulation, detoxification and overall wellbeing. Utilizing a gentle pressure technique that lulls you into a deep state of relaxation, this body treatment is an easy way to boost your immune system.

Traditional Balinese Spa RitualCreated from locally grown ingredients, your treatment begins with a divine Candlenut Body Scrub followed by a Javanese Jasmine Luluran ancient beauty wedding ritual, where your skin is coated with a blend of turmeric, spice and powders.

75 minute Mani/PediWell-executed and 100% hygienic. Delivered with heavenly scrubs, creams and polishes. Includes a luxurious hand, arm and foot massage with professional nail polish application.

Detox, Sea, Salt & Oil Experience
Designed to effectively combat cellulite, as well as increase metabolism and eliminate water retention, your treatment includes 30 minutes in our internationally renowned Infra red Detox Sauna and Himalayan Salt Pool, followed by a moisturizing and toning Detox Massage, Mystique Escape Salt Scrub with essential oils, before an algae body wrap is applied to refine and contour. Dry Body Oil is then applied to seal in your new-found glow.

90 minute Holistic FacialExperience the essence of youthful skin with this specially designed treatment to strengthen, smooth and rejuvenate your skin.

Your Time Bespoke Massage
This personalized massage is tailored to those who would like to have therapists focus on specific areas of the body.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
• Minimum 2 night stay is required
• Reservation is non-cancellable and non-refundable
• Rates are subject to a 21% government tax and service charge

BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010. In June 2013, John was invited to join leading entrepreneurs from around the world in Monaco to join the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. In July 2013,

John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow for the fall semester 2013/2014 and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA in 2015. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. In August 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club. www.karmagroup.com