Sanctuary Sessions: Ultimate Fitness and Well-being Getaways

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If you love getting active, but also love traveling and going on holiday, then have you thought about combining the two?

Fitness getaways are becoming more and more popular in recent years, due to people’s love of being healthy but also seeing the world.

What could be better than attending a yoga class in India, or attending a surf school in Costa Rica?

It is time to pack your leggings, your trainers and some suncream, and head to one of the ultimate fitness getaways.

1. Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka

Located on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Sen Wellness offers tailored packages to help you alleviate any physical or mental difficulties you may be experiencing.

Whether you need help with back pain, would like some help to cope with anxiety or perhaps you just want to practice your yoga, Sen Wellness will come up with a plan to help.

Go for a stroll along the golden beach or simply relax in the luxury cabanas surrounded by mangroves.

There is something for everyone here.

2. Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Ananda is an award winning spa and spiritual retreat.

Enjoy private yoga and meditation sessions, before going for a swim in the heated infinity pool.

They have over 24 treatment rooms offering a range of different services, as well as full hydrotherapy facilities and personal trainers to offer tailored fitness sessions.

2. Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Ananda is an award winning spa and spiritual retreat.

Enjoy private yoga and meditation sessions, before going for a swim in the heated infinity pool.

They have over 24 treatment rooms offering a range of different services, as well as full hydrotherapy facilities and personal trainers to offer tailored fitness sessions.

3. Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Austria

This gorgeous retreat based in Austria is the perfect location to visit if you want to be able to take part in a variety of different activities on your retreat.

Try some golf, tennis, yoga and maybe even some skiing in the Wilder Kaiser mountain which towers over the resort.

They are also famous for their delicious nutritious food, which uses produce grown on their very own farm.

2. Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Ananda is an award winning spa and spiritual retreat.

Enjoy private yoga and meditation sessions, before going for a swim in the heated infinity pool.

They have over 24 treatment rooms offering a range of different services, as well as full hydrotherapy facilities and personal trainers to offer tailored fitness sessions.

4. SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Located near Alicante, this blissful retreat offers pilates, meditation, yoga and an impressive gym holding all the equipment you could ever need. The rooms and suites are truly stunning, with unparalleled views across the sea and mountains – the perfect location to relax and unwind. They also have a large spa offering treatments such as body wraps, scrubs, and medicated facials. If you’re heading to sunny Spain you’re going to need some gorgeous sunglasses to take with you.

Try the Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer.

These classic sunglasses feature a trendy design which suits everyone.

The brown tinted glasses and tortoise shell frame will also go with any outfit.

5. Red Mountain Resort, Utah, USA

Head to the Red Mountain Resort in Utah if you love a good adventure or extreme sports.

Go for a hike amongst the Snow Canyon State Park and walk amongst red rock cliffs and canyons.

If you prefer something a little faster, then borrow a mountain bike and head to the hills.

They offer privately guided tours of the beautiful local surroundings.

Once you are finished, head to the spa to enjoy some much-needed pampering.

6. Como Shambhala Estate, Bali

Head to this resort in Bali to enjoy a mixture of relaxation and adventure.

Take a cycle tour through the surrounding rice fields, take part in a river rafting adventure and then relax in the extensive spa and treatment rooms.

They have a full wellness programme which takes into consideration your diet, fitness levels and mental well-being.

Elly G
Elly G
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Came here for a yoga retreat with our teacher. This is the place to unwind, do yoga, relax and get Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurvedic drs and therapists are so helpful and friendly. Staff are so warm and helpful. Frances is the manager at Sen, a person with a beautiful soul who is very sensitive to our needs and intentions when visiting the sanctuary. Saneth (pardon my spelling) is a very dedicated and hardworking gentleman who made sure that our stay was a pleasant one. Highly recommend Sen Wellness Sanctuary 🙏🏽
Heike Mucha
Heike Mucha
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I stayed at Sen Wellness Sancutary for the festive retreat 23/24 - for me a 10 days commitment to complete immersion. I enjoyed every bit of it already at the Sanctuary! Now, back home and 40 days later, I am still profiting from the treatments, the experiences I made and my 40-days-practise that I started, as soon as I arrived home.Here is my deepest gratitude for the gifts I received during this retreat: a wonderful place, a kind, supportive, attentive and friendly team, support and grounding in my personal difficult moments, fantastic and soothing Ayurveda treatments (thanks to the doctors & massage therapists - always there with a smile and advice), delicious food, fascinating ceremonies (an unforgettable experience!), a lot of fun & laughter with other group members...Just to name a fiew.The biggest gift is, that I still have all this in my heart, that I can feel the connection to it. And that the practice of pranayama and meditation starts to become a routine! I hope, I can return to this unique place one day.
Sally Emerson
Sally Emerson
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My stay at Sen Wellness was exhilarating, from the dramatic colours of the sunsets to the naughty monkeys bouncing on the roof of our yoga room then leaping into the jungle. Best of all was watching, after a sunset walk over the wide empty white beach, newly hatched turtles hurtling over the sand to the ocean beyond. Good food, kind smiling staff, excellent and varied company from all over the world at the communal meals, massages, swimming pool, meditation, yoga, it was all pretty faultless and very inspiring.The serene and mesmerising Tseyang from Tibet provided me with a yoga programme I am actually keeping to.
One of the most relaxing and intriguing stays I’ve ever had. From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, the hosts and staff anticipate and provide for your every need.The creative Vegan meals, yoga, meditation and daily treatments make this retreat a must-do for anyone who wants to experience an absolute gem.
Melbin Abraham
Melbin Abraham
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I recently attended a 14-day Ayurveda and Yoga retreat at Sen Wellness Sanctuary, and I can confidently say it was the best decision I made in 2024!The sanctuary is nestled in a truly enchanting environment, providing a perfect blend of calmness and nature. Being located next to Turtle Beach added a unique touch to the overall experience, making it an ideal destination for anyone seeking serenity and relaxation.The staff at Sen Wellness Sanctuary is exceptional. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted with warm smiles, and their hospitality throughout my stay was beyond compare. Special shout-out to Sudheera, Sanath, the Manager, whose dedication to ensuring a seamless experience stood out. Frances,The wellness Manager with her beautiful soul, Tsayang, my Yoga guru, Gopi, my transporter, and the entire team, including Kavindu, Dr. Tarushi, Dr. Udari, Mahil, Madhu, and many more, contributed to making my stay truly memorable.The food was another highlight of my experience. Traditional Sri Lankan dishes, rich in veggies and fruits, were served daily, creating a culinary journey that added to the overall wellness experience.One of the most rewarding aspects of my time at Sen was the opportunity to make new friends from around the world. Connecting with like-minded individuals enhanced the entire retreat experience, and I left with a profound sense of personal evolution.In conclusion, Sen Wellness Sanctuary is more than just a retreat; it's a haven for personal growth and well-being. I completed the program with a genuine feeling of having evolved into a new person. I highly recommend Sen to anyone seeking a transformative and rejuvenating experience.Thank you, Sen Wellness Sanctuary, for the exceptional hospitality. I look forward to returning in the future!
Linda Deverell
Linda Deverell
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I have spent time in very austere ashrams through to very high end spa retreats but, Sen Sanctuary is in a league of its own, it is the only place I have ever been where I haven’t for one moment thought, what am I doing here? It is unique in its ability to blend wellness, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, diet and joy in a relaxed, unpretentious and thoughtful environment. Every member of staff is there to guide you on your way ,all you have to do is turn up with an open heart and mind!I first went there in March 2023 having met the amazing Dr Sam in London and I returned again in January 2024, both times unique, both times wonderful. I have no doubt I will go back again and again.Sen Wellness Sanctuary is a place built with love and integrity straight from Dr Sam’s heart to every one who has the great good fortune of staying there.
Ryan Samtani
Ryan Samtani
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First of all, I’d like to thank everyone working at this place for making it so magical. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and found it so incredibly rejuvenating - from the organic food, top notch Ayurvedic massages, health advice, breathwork, yoga, community.. the retreat is truly unique and unmatched.. it’s really a place that welcomes everyone and caters to each and every person’s needs. I loved connecting with others on the retreat too. I stayed for 3 short nights, but will remember the experience for a lifetime.
Elisa Brugnera
Elisa Brugnera
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I just came back after spending a week at Sen Wellness, and the experience was above my expectations.The location is beautiful, immerse in nature and with an amazing beach available.Yoga and meditation classes vary every day, and I can say I learnt so much.The main feedback I’d like to leave is about the team: all of them did everything in their power to make us guests happy, they personally cared about our wellbeing.I can say I came back relaxed, but also changed and nourished internally, I’m looking at problems with a different perspective.I am already planning to be back!
Pia Schmoeckel
Pia Schmoeckel
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All I could have asked for in an Ayurveda retreat. Beautiful place and nature, with lovely people and a lot of thought and intention in the programs.
Richard S
Richard S
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hat an incredible place and lovely team and special stay. Situated between the beach and the lagoon you are surrounded by wildlife and feel completely isolated from the outside world. The treatments, food and yoga/meditation work together to ensure an incredibly restorative and nourishing stay. Ten days seemed a good length of time to stay to maximise the benefits.Thank you to all the team at Sen for a magical stay
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