In the last couple of years there has been a shift within society with more people latching onto the fitness and wellbeing merry-go-round. With ‘athleisure’ becoming more fashionable and extremely comfortable to wear, why not take twenty minutes to an hour out of your day to work on your health and future wellness?
Without realising it, life can take over, and your to-do list is getting longer and tasks are getting pushed further back with every new project you take on. Family and friends time is slowly becoming less and quality time is time spent with your eyes locked onto your phone trying to keep up with all the notifications that keep buzzing through. Timeout is essential, and resting your mind and body is certainly needed in this fast paced, on the move all the time environment. With the likes of Millie Mackintosh and Caroline Flack (to name a few) taking time out to recharge their batteries at wellbeing retreats in beautiful locations, we became intrigued and have found a couple of places for you to also recharge and what essentials you need to take along with you.
Juicy Oasis is a 7-day juice program in the deserted mountains of Portugal. The program involves daily yoga, fitness activities as well as much needed chill time.
Sunflower retreats can be found in the hilltops of Italy or in the middle of the jungle in Costa Rica. They are a low profit eco-tourism organisation. A small percentage of their booking costs go back to the local houses and business who provide activities to the guests.
This is a unique experience giving back time to the busy woman. The retreat offers yoga and Pilates classes, spa treatments, meditation, cooking and art classes as well as locally sourced healthy meals throughout the stay, needless to say you’re in very nourishing hands with nutritionist, Pilates trainer and yogi Ruth Tongue. Ruth also runs Pilates Brunches in London, and the next one is on the 17th of September and will include a special style chat with Tanja Mrnjaus from id couture. Book your space here.
If you’re not used to working out or your workout routine consists of a hard core gym session, yoga and pilates can put pressure on your body in a way in which you might not be used to. Working out in a foreign country with different weather conditions can also add pressure to your body. Thats where Mother Brown’s Remedy can help; it’s an all natural ingredient “pick me up” for when your body doesn’t feel as though it should. The Travel Well Kit By Mother Brown’s Remedy provides you with the right nutrients to maintain a healthy routine whilst away. As well as our bodies having to acclimatise to weather conditions, our digestive system also has to adjust to the different cultures menu. There is nothing stylish about not feeling well, so prepare your well being as you would your wardrobe.
Deadlines will always be there, but remember to give time back to yourself and zen out for a while.
Retreat Essentials Kit
Yoga Leggings – adidas by Stella McCartney
Sports Bra – Charli Cohen
Believe Sports Bra – Lorna Jane
Swimming Costume – Sweaty Betty
Yoga Tank – The Upside
Trainers – New Balance
Gym bag – Nike
Water Bottle – H&M
Cotton Poncho – Basic Terrain
The Travel Well Kit – Mother Brown’s Remedy