A typical day the Sanctuary way
Our Sanctuary revolves around Ayurvedic principles and in Sanskrit the daily routine is known as dinacharya, literally ‘to be close to the day’, meaning to be in touch with the rhythms of nature and the cycles of the earth, moon and sun.
The Sanctuary’s daily routine provides a structure to support your system in returning to balance and harmony; regulating your biological rhythms, metabolism, hormonal balance, mood and contributing to wellbeing and longevity. And your stay will equip you with a treasure trove of self-care practices you can integrate into your life back home for greater harmony and happiness.
- As dawn begins to break, a delicious cup of herbal tea is delivered to your door, supporting you to wake up ready for a new day
- The morning yoga session from 06:00 – 07:30 is energising and revitalising, helping you set a positive foundation for your day ahead
- Guests often like to go for a refreshing post-yoga swim* or walk along the beautiful beach with its expansive views
- 08:30 is the time for a refreshing king coconut and hearty breakfast
- Between 09:30 – 13:00 it’s time for your customised programme of Ayurvedic treatments, resting, exploring or enjoying the space to simply be
- At 13:00 a delicious, freshly prepared lunch is served for you to enjoy
- 14:00 – 17:00 is another window for Ayurvedic treatments and luxuriating as you wish. We also have a weekly schedule of activities you are welcome to join, including lagoon boat rides, cooking demonstrations, Ayurvedic talks, and trips to a local market and a Buddhist temple with breathtaking views
- Evening yoga from 17:00 – 18:30 calls for gentler movement and a chance to go deeper into meditation, mantra chanting and a long relaxation, often with the healing vibrations of the gong. As dusk falls over the yoga shala, fireflies begin to twinkle in the night sky, signaling another beautiful day drawing to a close
- At 19:00 a fresh, light and delicious dinner is served. We share all our meals around a communal table so it’s a great opportunity to chat with other guests and share experiences from the day
- 20:00 is time to start preparing for sleep, heading to bed early to allow for deep full-body and mind restoration. We wish you sweet dreams!
* The current is too strong to swim directly on our doorstep, but a picturesque, 25 minute walk along Rekawa Beach will take you to a rock pool where it is safe to swim. We are also happy to organise a tuk-tuk to take you there and bring you back in time for breakfast each morning.