Explore the feminine psyche and empower the matriarchal spirit at a life-evolving retreat at Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort & Spa from 6-13 October, 2023.
Guests at this Phuket retreat can explore deep biopsychosocial needs in a safe space and empower the mind, body and spirit with the knowledge and skills to live a more resilient, accomplished and masterful life.
Specific focus will be given to hormonal issues, including PMS, PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder); retreat participants can also learn what happens during menopause and how to prepare for it. The retreat will also delve into intermittent fasting, biochemistry, as well as togetherness and community.
At the retreat, there will be a deep appreciation of fellow attendees as participants can experience community through group sessions of chanting with yogic expressions and drumming around the fire place at night, as well as the sharing of various wellness applications to one’s own life. It is also an avenue where women can meet and share together with impassioned and evolving souls, and the shared wisdom and life-stories with like-minded people will add value to the range of programs offered at the retreat. All in all, the retreat is about creating resilience and self-efficacy, but first and foremost it is about building a relationship with yourself.
Guests will enjoy a healthy plant-based cuisine, created by Samantha Häberli, founder and owner of The Earthling Cafe, a plant-based farm-to-table restaurant inspired by nature, located in Bangkok.
The Phuket retreat also includes resilience and peak experiences that put you in a state of heightened emotional awareness and physical connection with your surroundings. Furthermore, there will be traditional Muay Thai sessions, beachside mud slathering, and a sweat lodge experience.
The retreat will be led by international experts in psychotherapy, sexology, integrative healthcare, naturopathy, plant-based cuisine, nutrition, drumming experiences, digestive health, exercise, movement, breathwork, yoga, traditional Thai medicine, supportive cannabis elixirs, massage, bodywork and beauty-focused care.
Here are the expert practitioners who will help guide the experience:
Naturopath / Nutritionist – Heidi Hogarth
Heidi is an Australian-trained naturopath and advocate of body-mind medicine. Her work is focused on balancing the body’s biochemistry and empowering a deep sense of mental and emotional wellbeing. She teaches a range of skills for balanced health and how you can incorporate healthy eating, self-care and good lifestyle choices into your daily routines with ease. She will talk about the monthly cycle, the type of diet and exercise routines to do; for example, doing aerobics instead of strength training would be better during certain phases. Having worked closely with people struggling with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), she has developed an excellent understanding of women’s hormonal health, and aims to support women with a range of difficulties that relate to hormone-function.
Plant-based Nutritionist and Chef – Samantha Häberli
As you empower your mind and spirit, it is also important to fuel your body with healthy foods. This is where restaurateur, nutritionist and plant-based chef Samantha Häberli comes in, creating foods that use natural, ethically-sourced and unprocessed ingredients, high in nutritional value and low in sugar, unhealthy fats and additives. Samantha will create the menu and lead the cuisine-team in the food preparation. She is the founder and owner of The Earthling Cafe, a health-centric gathering space in Bangkok; her creations are an eclectic mix of cuisines, from Mexican to Thai. Retreat guests can learn from her the wonders and skills in preparing, cooking and serving a range of healthy foods.
Psychology / Sex Therapy – Dr. Debbie Lovell
Debbie is a practitioner psychologist in London. She holds a doctorate, professional qualifications, and multiple Masters Degrees in exercise science, psychology and sex therapy. Debbie practices in a Harley Street clinic in London and appreciates a diverse group of multicultural clients. She is passionate about the integration of psychology and biology in her programs, and has worked extensively with stress, anxiety, pain, disrupted sleep, eating disturbances and sexual difficulties. Debbie will support the retreat on a remote basis, with an online presence, and share about various ways to express sexuality, including enjoying sex into old age, women’s sexual response cycle, expectations and myth busting.
Retreat Leader / Yoga Teacher – Saniya Acharya
Saniya Acharya is the ultimate yogini and cultural ambassador hailing from the picturesque Himalayas of Nepal. Saniya’s accolades are many, having studied in ashrams across Nepal and India, earning a diploma in yoga and Ayurveda from Kerala Ayurveda, and becoming an expert in the use of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Her dedication to the practice and to taking care of people has also led her to work with VIP guests of the Soneva brand in the Maldives, where she provided unique private butler service and personalized mindful practices to help guests find balance and harmony. Furthermore, she has taught in China and Ukraine, where she learned to speak both Mandarin and Russian to a good level. Saniya’s passion extends beyond yoga and healing practices. She has made it her mission to empower young women in developing countries, especially in her native Nepal and the Himalayan region of India. By providing life skills, formal education, and cultural and commercial empowerment, Saniya helps young women take a leading role in their communities. A true inspiration, Saniya Acharya is a force to be reckoned with in the world of yoga, mindfulness, and cultural empowerment. Her travels and experiences have enriched her life and made her a global ambassador of ancient healing practices.
The Phuket retreat will take place at Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket Phang Nga, a luxury five star beach resort in Phuket, Thailand, which is expanding into wellbeing with Ayurah Wellness. Inspired by authenticity and a senses of place, Ayurah Wellness brings together the best local and international experts.
All meals are included, and each guest has their own villa or room, including bathroom.
Rates start from THB 26,900 (US$805) per person per night.
It is the first retreat by Ayurah Wellness, which offers tailor made holistic and medical-led wellness retreat programs with master therapists. Next will be the Essence of Ashram series, which will take place three to four times throughout the year, bringing expertise at an affordable price.
Tel: +66 (0) 76 580 333, Whatsapp: +66 (0)62 245 7745
See also: Koh Samui Wellness Guide