Sustainability

Sustainability

Our Environmental and Community Commitments

We are an eco-conscious retreat centre and a key part of our ethos is to make a positive contribution to our environment and local communities, now and for generations to come.

Being immersed in nature is a powerful healer and helps restore our natural rhythms and cycles. Just as everything we see around us is comprised of the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, so too are we - we are not separate from nature. In order to experience harmony within, we must live in harmony with our environment.

Since 2012 we have worked closely with independent environmental consultants to seek expert advice on how best to operate in harmony with our natural surroundings and to ensure that the sustainability initiatives we create are relevant, responsible and have a long-term, beneficial impact.

We hope to inspire guests to engage with our projects, creating connections between those visiting from afar and those living in the local area, remembering our shared humanity through shared experiences and leaving a positive imprint behind.

As guardians of the very special habitat of the Sanctuary and surrounding areas, we are committed to protecting its flora and fauna, now and for generations to come. This is central to our concept, from the eco-conscious architecture designed with sensitivity and respect towards the natural environment and wildlife, to our efforts in growing and sourcing food locally, and the conservation and educational projects we have initiated.

A key part of our vision is to support the local communities of Rekawa and Tangalle by ensuring they benefit from our retreat centre and guests visiting, economically and otherwise. 80% of our full-time staff are from the surrounding areas, and they are often the main breadwinners in their families. We provide training and employment for them to stay within their community and have a livelihood there. 60% of our staff are women and we actively encourage women to take on leadership roles within our business, for example our Resident Ayurvedic Doctor, House Manager and Assistant House Manager. We also work with local artisans, farmers, labourers and drivers and aim to source supplies locally wherever possible, stimulating growth in the communities surrounding the Sanctuary.

Testimonials

What a special place!! I had an unforgettable week at the sanctuary. Filled with relaxing treatments, friendly faces and the most nourishing food. Also loved the nearby rock pool and watching the turtles nest their eggs on the beach in the early mornings. Truly recommended!

Constanze Saemann

- February 2020

Overall was a great 2 weeks staying at Sen Wellness, where we reached the goals that were defined - clean the mind, loose weight and starting to get back in shape. We'll be back.

Rui & Claire

- December 2019

What an amazing experience. Everything was above and beyond- treatments, service, staff, hosts, doctors. I thoroughly enjoyed my 7 night stay in a private cabana with amazing meals. The excursions were great and everything flowed so well. I highly recommend if your just looking for a place to relax, if you have a health issue or stress to deal with. Thank you to Sen, I look forward to coming back again.

Madison Graham

- November 2019

Sen Wellness Sanctuary is a true oasis for wellness, relaxation, detox and a culinary heaven. We were pampered from check-in to check-out. The staff was always friendly, the treatments were amazing, the beds were so comfy and everything was very clean. The food was amazing: so tasty and fresh. I was looking forward to yoga on the beach or gong meditation daily as it was the best thing to start or end your day. I would recommend staying at least 7 - 10 days, since 5 days are waaaay to short. There is nothing that I didn't like about this place!

Mimi Harp

- December 2019

This was one of the most uplifting experiences of my life. Everyone was so kind and considerate, nothing was too much trouble. The team are so knowledgeable, catering for your own personal needs. The surroundings are idyllic and food great. I came away after a 12 day stayfeeling like a new woman, totally re-energised both physically and mentally. Just wonderful!!

Karen Lester

- January 2020

A stay in the Sanctuary was a wonderful experience in every respect (renewal for the body, mind and balance of emotions). For 10 days fantastic and professional people took care of us: Ayurveda treatments, delicious and healthy food, daily yoga and meditation. Fantastic yoga teachers (Kundalini, Yin and Vinyasa) and the wonderful Dr. Sam (bioenergy therapy, acupuncture). The area is ideal for retreatment (nature, peace and quiet). This is a place worth returning to - we will definitely be back next year, especially since we need to check how the mango trees planted by us on the lagoon grow

Paweł Bębenek

- November 2019