Aman announced new wellness retreats for 2020
Slowing down and focusing on improving sleep patterns and a healthy diet, or feeling energised by creative activities, Aman interprets wellness in many different ways, offering guests the opportunity to embark on a customized wellness journey, as well as immerse themselves in intimate date-specific group retreats.
With the introduction of cutting-edge science at its Amanpuri location, the luxury hotel chain not only introduces a new era of medical-grade wellness for Aman, but complements the wisdom and time-proven therapies of ancient healing philosophies long embraced by the brand. The healing power of nature harnessed by Aman’s all-natural skincare range complements this potent offering in effectively tackling the effects of stress, ageing and unhealthy lifestyles.
JANUARY 21 – 25, 2020, AMANGIRI (UTAH, USA)
JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 2, 2020, AMANGANI (JACKSON HOLE, USA)
FEBRUARY 18 – 22, 2020, AMANYARA (TURKS AND CAICOS, CARIBBEAN)
4 Nights, Journey to Peace
The concept of peace is the very essence of Aman and is the meaning of the brand’s Sanskrit-derived name. It now also forms the inspiration of Aman’s enlightening retreat, Journey to Peace. Dedicated to teaching individuals to rediscover this elusive state, Journey to Peace is a unique spiritual retreat intuitively and lovingly led by renowned Buddhist monk and mindfulness coach, Geshe YongDong. The next retreats will take place at three of Aman’s most serene retreats in the US and Caribbean.
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UNTIL MARCH 31, 2020, AMANTAKA & AMANSARA (LAOS & CAMBODIA)
6 Nights, Sacred Indochina
Immerse yourself in a unique 6-night cultural and spiritual journey in Laos and Cambodia. The retreat will include sacred ceremonies, temple tours, chanting and meditation with Buddhist monks, healing spa treatments, spiritual water blessings, evening talks on Buddhism, two excursions to Angkor temple with an English speaking guide, a traditional Khmer breakfast at Amansara’s wooden village house, Khmer bath therapy, monk-led forest walking meditation, and an ancestral Khmer incense class.
MAY 1 – AUGUST 31, 2020 & DECEMBER 1, 2020 – FEBRUARY 28, 2021, AMANKORA (HIMALAYAS, BHUTAN)
10 Nights, High Altitude Training
In the heart of the Himalayas, The Kingdom of Bhutan is endowed with diverse landscapes of mountains and valleys, making the ideal setting for those seeking to push their physical, mental and spiritual boundaries. Conquer the Peaks with our intense ultimate training journey, a unique discovery of Bhutan’s natural and cultural treasures through hiking, bike rides, and immersive spiritual experiences designed around each setting of Amankora’s five lodges.
UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020, AMANJIWO (JAVA, INDONESIA)
3 Nights, Spirituality and Ancient Wisdom of Java
Located just two kilometres from the UNESCO site of Borobudur – the ninth-century Buddhist temple and the world’s biggest Buddhist monument – Amanjiwo is a timeless sanctuary in central Java. Named ‘Peaceful Soul’ for the serenity, privacy and beauty of its setting, the resort provides the ideal location in which to focus on wellbeing.
UNTIL MARCH 31, 2020, AMANGIRI (UTAH, USA)
3 or 5 Nights, Kokoro Retreat
Nurture your mind, body and soul with a wellness retreat led by integrated movement specialists Svet Bananov and Cannie Beingessner, and yoga and mixed martial arts specialist Fernando Cambreros at Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah. From now until March 31, 2020, go on a personalized wellness program that focuses on guiding the mind, rejuvenating the body and nurturing the soul. Enjoy Amangiri’s surroundings and discover Native American cooking traditions while embarking on this rejuvenating retreat.
All sessions will be tailored to guests’ individual needs, following an initial consultation upon arrival. The retreat includes meditation and movement classes, such as Pilates and yoga, fitness classes, and hikes around the property. Those who opted for the 5-night retreat will have an additional Three Canyon Tour.
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UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020, AMANDARI (BALI, INDONESIA)
3 Nights, Reiki Healing Retreat
Reiki is a non-invasive form of healing during which a practitioner channels positive energy into the body through gentle touch to restore a general sense of wellbeing, aiming to cleanse the mind and body, to revive the senses and achieve greater happiness and health. The retreat at Amandari will be led by Reiki Master Pak Warmana, who has spent the past two decades studying meditation, hypnotherapy and Reiki, and who is a Balinese local. The wellness retreat will include daily jams tonics, as well as yoga, qigong, and meditation classes, and a Balinese blessing ceremony.
UNTIL MARCH 31, 2021, AMANJENA (MARRAKECH, MOROCCO)
3 Nights, Moorish Retreat
Amanjena invites you to wellness and healing sessions that emphasizes on rebalancing, alignment and movement, relaxation and rejuvenation of body and mind. With its fitness and spa specialists, this wellness retreat offers a balanced program of health, fitness and wellness, for the mind and body. Amanjena’s in-house specialists and visiting experts will help you find balance and healing, and correct individual problem areas.
The 3-night retreat includes sport and fitness sessions with Florian Camus, Argan oil head massage, tradition Moroccan Hammam treatment, and 60-minute spa treatment with a choice of holistic massage, deep tissue massage or foot recovery treatment.
UNTIL MARCH 31, 2022, AMANERA (PLAYA GRANDE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
3 or 5 Nights, Healing Through Lunar Forces
Join Amanera in learning how the forces of the moon govern and empower the human physical and emotional healing. Embodying the ancient Taíno methods of medicinal herbal wisdom, guests will discover the abundant flora and fauna surrounding Amanera through various outdoor excursions. Activities include sunrise yoga and meditation, a cacao eco tour, boat trips to bird sanctuaries or mangroves and jungle hikes embracing nature and its healing, restorative qualities.
YEAR-ROUND WELLNESS IMMERSIONS
Available year round, Aman’s immersive retreats are designed for transformation and balance every aspect of one’s health. Uniquely tailored programmes and expert guidance at Amanoi, Amanpuri and Amanbagh offer pathways to change and purification in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, where local spa rituals are integrated with indigenous ingredients, a profoundly therapeutic touch, and a gentle sense of joy and discovery.
Starting at 3 Nights
Amanpuri is the brand’s first resort to provide medical services and is also the first Aman to provide Intensive Wellness Immersions – individual programmes with prescribed medical treatments tailored to an individual’s needs. The new Intensive Wellness Immersions aim to deliver results-oriented, personalised programmes, and are targeted and tailored to the finest detail. Employing every tool in both the medical and therapeutic wellness repertoires, Intensive Immersions are designed not merely to enhance a guest’s stay but to be its purpose and offer different ‘pathways’: Mindfulness & Stress Management, Weight Management, Life Reset and Detox & Cleansing.
1. Mindfulness & Stress Management
Gain a deep sense of peace and relaxation, and develop the skills for managing a stressful lifestyle with a calm spirit and focused mind. The Mindfulness & Stress Management pathway takes your unique situation into consideration and reduces the negative effects of ageing, stress and environmental factors from the inside out. This pathway will dramatically enhance your quality of life.
2. Weight Management
The Weight Management pathway is designed anew for every individual, whether you wish to shift unwanted weight and its emotional root causes, gain muscle mass or permanently break bad habits to achieve your goals. An initial consultation and optional blood analysis for the basis of your immersion. This immersion pathway approaches the highly personal issue of weight management with sensitivity and expertise.
3. Life Reset
This pathway is designed to transform you physically, mentally and emotionally. You will be lifted from a state of exhaustion and set you firmly in a place of balance, equilibrium and positivity. The program is curated to meet your exact needs in terms of nutrition, stress management and coping mechanisms. This pathway is tailored to your personal circumstances and health needs, addressing every aspect of burnout for a long-lasting lifestyle reset.
4. Detox & Cleansing
The Detox & Cleansing pathway holistically resets mind, body and spirit for a new start. It is curated afresh for every individual to reflect highly unique needs. This personalized program naturally stimulates the detoxification pathways of the body, removing the obstacles to wellness created by emotional eating, bad habits and high-stress lifestyles. holistically resets mind, body and spirit for a new start.
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Starting at 3 Nights
Utterly serene in India’s rugged Aravalli Hills, Amanbagh’s lush gardens, shaded courtyards and domed cupolas make it an ideal setting for an immersive retreat. Amanbagh’s three Wellness Immersions (Yoga & Mindfulness, Detox & Cleansing, and Ayurveda) are tailored to individual needs and draw on India’s remarkable wellness heritage to inspire and promote meaningful change.
1. Yoga & Mindfulness
Amanbagh’s Yoga & Mindfulness Immersion is tailored to the individual with an in-depth consultation with its resident Ayurvedic physician. Nutrition plans will be based on a Sattvic diet as referenced in Ayurvedic and Yogic literature, focusing on fresh, organic foods rich in prana (life force). The immersion includes yoga sessions, a full board on Ayurveda menu, and a sunrise guided walk.
2. Detox & Cleansing
This immersion is designed to eliminate the toxins accumulated in your body as a result of tension, improper diet and unavoidable environmental factors. The results are improved immunity, cellular regeneration, the optimum functioning of your body’s systems and a reinvigorated sense of wellbeing.
The minimum 4-night Ayurveda immersion harnesses every aspect of Ayurveda. From improving memory, strengthening the Ayurvedic sense organs, boosting physical endurance and fight the signs of ageing, you get to embrace the benefits of Ayurveda for a renewed lease on life. You will have a wellness consultation that will determine your personalized Ayurvedic diet, Ayurvedic therapies, meditation and passive movement, all carefully prescribed to balance your doshas – the building blocks of your constitution according to Ayurveda.
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3 to 14 Nights
Experience a spa retreat designed to promote profound changed. Amanoi has carefully calibrated its wellness immersions to gently steer you on a new path. These programs ensure palpable results and a deep sense of inner peace. Amanoi’s Individual Wellness Immersions include Detox & Cleansing, Weight Management & Transformation, and Mindfulness & Stress Management.
1. Detox & Cleansing
Designed to uncover hidden health stressors and provide the antidotes, the Detox & Cleansing Immersion helps improve the digestive, lymphatic and elimination systems of the body to brighten the eyes, clear the skin and benefit the organs. This immersion is perfect for those seeking to cleanse the body, refresh the mind and promote a long and healthy life.
2. Weight Management & Transformation
This immersion is designed to help you control and manage your weight in a healthy and holistic manner. Dietary, herbal and spa treatments maximize the effectiveness of the digestive and lymphatic systems. Specialist treatments and movement sessions stimulate the metabolism and the body’s ability to burn fat as well as improve circulation to clear unwanted build-up of fluids.
3. Mindfulness & Stress Management
Achieve a deep sense of peace and relaxation while developing the skills necessary to manage a stressful lifestyle in this wellness immersion. Specialist sessions instruct how to achieve a state of mental calm through mindful movement and meditation classes. Guided meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and yoga, and treatments such as Reiki, acupressure and massage are centered on minimizing the effects of stress as well as reducing tension and cultivating mindfulness.
3 to 14 Nights
The region around Amanemu is historically one of pilgrimage and purification, from the shrines of Ise to the Kumano Kodo pilgrim paths and the sacred surrounding forests. Peppered with natural hot springs, the area has a centuries-old association with onsen bathing, a ritual traditionally enjoyed from the sanctuary of a ryokan retreat. All of this informs Amanemu’s Wellness Immersions, drawing on specialized Japanese therapies to steer you gently on a new path.
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Starting at 3 Nights
Taking place in one of the great healing centres of the ancient world, Amanzoe’s three wellness programs include: Weight Management & Transformation, Detox & Cleansing, and Mindfulness & Stress Management. Each Wellness Immersion will be curated by the resort’s experienced Wellness Managers, and overseen by internationally recognised wellness specialist, Zoe Nash. A fully certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a Yin Yoga teacher trainer, and an expert Myofascial Release specialist with more than a decade of experience, Zoe approaches health holistically, also incorporating Qigong and meditation.
Amanyara, Turcs and Caicos
Starting at 3 Nights
Amanyara is the 6th Aman destination to offer personalised Wellness Immersions with three different pathways: Weight Management & Transformation, Detox & Cleansing, and Mindfulness & Stress Management. Each Wellness Immersion will be curated by the resort’s experienced Wellness Managers, and overseen by David Melladew, Wellness Immersion Manager. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Melladew brings his expertise in traditional Chinese medicine as well as martial arts and Qigong to Amanyara. He has also launched several of Aman’s wellness immersions programs in Asia and Europe and his keen interest in Asian philosophies and love for the medicine’s blend of science, artistry, meditation and need for self-cultivation provide the foundation for the in-depth, results-oriented programming at the resort. The wellness immersions will be complemented by a roster of visiting practitioners for date-led retreats throughout the year, who will offer their expertise in various disciplines to enhance the programs. Amanyara will also offer a one-day ‘Taste of Wellness’ program for guests whose itinerary cannot accommodate a multi-day immersion commitment but want to incorporate a wellness aspect to their stay. ‘Taste of Wellness’ is a condensed program that includes a spa treatment, a specialist session and a fitness session combined with a healthy lunch.