Sightseeing and Savasana, Chianti and meditation?
Ever wanted to come back from your holiday feeling stronger, recharged, and energised? Enter TURASÓIR. The healthy holiday company offers a curated list of of leading fitness, yoga and wellbeing vacations around the world.
Whether you fancy a weekend of sightseeing and savasana in Venice, Chianti and meditation in Tuscany or a kayaking adventure through glaciers in Patagonia, read on to discover your perfect retreat…
Timeless Sightseeing in Venice
Eat.Pray.Move’s annual Form + Focus retreat introduces you to the historic wonders of Venice. Erin Lewis’ daily yoga and meditation classes, intimately suited to your experience and personal practice, will prepare you to immerse in the local culture – from the luxury Palazzo Vitturi hotel, where you’ll live amongst neo-classical frescoes and glorious Venetian architecture, to a mask-making workshop rooted in the Carnevale tradition.
Meanwhile, EASEL&LENS’ Julian Hyzler guides you through creative sketching and smartphone photography classes, helping you capture and illustrate your most beautiful memories from this healthy holiday. Deepen your personal yoga practice, lose yourself in the magic of Venice, and sail away with art you crafted with your own heart and hands.
Rustic Serenity in Chianti
Nestled in the watercolor backdrop of Tuscany, roll into the richness and serenity of one of Italy’s most unforgettable wine regions – Chianti. Led by Erin Lewis and Michelle Lee, this EPM retreat is based at the Castello del Nero, a 12th Century castle built for Italian nobility and surrounded by 700 acres of Mediterranean gardens and cypress trees.
Beyond the castle’s exquisite comforts, the aristocratic treatment continues into the greater Tuscany region, where you’ll explore the fascinating cities of Florence and Siena, savor in the finest seasonal Italian delicacies, and experience the divine nectar of the world’s best vineyards. Grounded with daily yoga + meditation workshops, this outward immersion is paired with an inner reflection, helping you to build stronger connections with the world around you, better understand the vastness of your self-consciousness, and ultimately, learn to manifest the life you want to be living.
Water your curiosity, cultivate your finer tastes, melt into the sublime rustic paradise, and return from Chianti with a bursting life experience to propel you on your new path.
Magnificent Nature in Patagonia
Journey through the South American landscape, arriving at the end of the world and the treasure within – Patagonia. For seven nights, Yogascapes’ Patagonia Retreat guides you to vast plains, lakes that paint the sky, snow-capped mountains, and wildlife that awakens a childlike fascination. Grounded in the serene habitat of EcoCamp, a fully sustainable accommodation in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, guests practice daily yoga with Nicole Lindstrom, and expert guides lead them deeper into the ecosystem’s natural beauty.
Descend into Milodón Cave, named for the ancient creatures that once called it home. Kayak across placid waters to the alluring blue glaciers of Grey Lake. Hike through all of the landscape’s diversity to a vista of Patagonia’s towering granite monoliths. Live in harmony with the fauna – guanacos (indigenous llamas), rainbow-tinted birds, wild foxes, and passing pumas.
Around camp, find the freedom for self-exploration in the wilderness, and socialise with fellow travellers over the best Chilean wine and delicacies. Yogascapes’ Patagonia Retreat takes you on the adventure of a lifetime, and eco-conscious hosts ensure not a footprint is left behind.
Evolutionary Fitness in Hudson Valley, Crete, and Zanzibar
Inspired by the natural + healthy daily movements of agrarian villagers, Wildfitness devised a program of playful outdoor challenges – imagine running wild trails, swinging through trees, hurdling over logs, practicing natural combat, and competing in fun group games – to reprogram the body according to its most basic instincts and fundamentals.
Led by an enthusiastic group of trainers with an expert eye for natural technique, this relearning helps to restore mobility in daily movement, reawaken neglected and forgotten muscles, and bring fluidity into a rigid, office-centric life. Held on the premises of the Minnewaska Lodge, the rustic-luxury accommodation for the retreat, these workouts also take you into the deep forests of the Mohonk Preserve and the Shawangunk Mountains.
When it’s time to recover, guests will fuel on meals sourced from the local ecosystem, allowing the body to naturally select its energy sources, and learn breathing and mindfulness practices to diffuse stress and improve overall health. The Wildfitness retreat is an opportunity to rediscover your natural instincts and return to the evolutionary way of life.
Cultivate an athletic, injury-resistant body. Learn the ingredients of optimal nutrition, and savour them in delicious feasts. Rediscover your connection with the present moment and the world around you. Then, use these wild tools to mould a new lifestyle back home, and begin living towards your natural potential.
Red Rock Glamping in Moab
Storm into the desert and thrust yourself into the adventure of a lifetime. Yogascapes’ Moab retreat is a 4-night camping trip in one of the most raw, remote, and breathtaking deserts in the world. Base is set at a riverside camping site, offering endless views of the surrounding canyons and plateaus, and you’ll find shelter from the elements in fitting fashion — Tipis and Safari Tents.
Wake up to the electric red sunrise and cool desert air, and jump into an energising Vinyasa class with Aarona – an inspiring, eclectic teacher. After camp breakfast, the adventure begins. Rock climb, hike, and mountain bike across Moab’s colossal red rocks, pushing your limits in this powerful terrain. As the hot sun sets, restore yourself with a relaxing evening yoga session, and head back to the river for a gourmet dinner prepared by the on-site chef.
Wind down around the campfire, laughing with new friends and free spirits into the night, and fall asleep thinking about tomorrow’s adventure. The Moab Campout guides you into a desert experience unlike any other.
Coastal Escape in Vallarta
An ancient port for pearl divers and Mexican pirates, a modern destination for artist expats and Hollywood stars. The spirit of both times waft and blend in the ocean breeze, forming Puerto Vallarta. This coastal town grew from a lawless bootlegger’s paradise into a vibrant community along the sleek midriff of Bahía de Banderas, and LuxeFIT crafted a retreat to show you all the native treasures.
Imagine awakening on a mountainside compound, palm trees below your feet and a glimmering ocean vista from your airy balcony. The day begins fast, with a HIIT/bootcamp style workout, and the pace doesn’t let up. Kayak and surf in the refreshing Pacific waves, rewarding yourself with divine margaritas and tacos on a world class beach. Journey through the rolling hills and wild flora, venturing into the untamed jungle of “Predator” fame.
Immerse in the town of Vallarta – a free-flowing, cultural melting pot just a few minutes from your doorstep – discovering the passionate backdrop of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s forbidden tabloid love.
Before you go, taste the sweltering nightlife of El Malecon while celebrating your experience and making beautiful new memories out on the town. Just be careful, or you may end up as one of the expats who never chose to leave.
Island Paradise in Kefalonia
Arrive in Mediterranean serenity with a batch of fresh fruit smoothies, energizing your body and mind for the week ahead, and ride to your luxury accommodation along the rugged shoreline of the island you’ll call home: Kefalonia.
This Hellenic Healthy Holiday (HHH) is nestled on the emerald Ionian Sea, based at the five-star Emelisse Hotel. The property features three pools, three dining areas, a professional squash court, state-of-the-art fitness center, and access to incredible Kefalonian nature – more than enough toys for HHH’s world-class staff.
Boosted by the enthusiasm and dedication of trainers Henlu and Mel, surge into an electrifying program of circuit sessions, mountain hikes, cardio training, island cycling, ocean fitness, and hotly competitive sports – ranging from tennis to water polo.
Thriving on the non-stop Detox nourishment of Chef Alan, including Al fresco Mediterranean feasts and fresh juices + snacks, the body will have optimum fuel for every workout. The mind, nourishing on the soothing calm of Mediterranean sunsets and endless blue waters, will unearth stores of focused energy to keep you pushing on.
HHH’s Kefalonia Retreat is seven nights of hard work, hard play, beautiful sea, and incredible eats. Make the most of every mountain you climb, and head home with a regiment and mindset to stay on your roll.
Jetsetting + Photography in Myanmar
Embark on a jetsetting adventure through the breathtaking cities of Bagan, Yangon, and Ngapali Beach, discovering a wealth of historic temples and archaeological treasures, and learning how to capture them for a lifetime.
Featuring 3 domestic flights to 3 different Myanmar destinations, this Luxury Escape is based at the top villas and resorts in the region, laden with pools and vistas and world-class staff. The daily adventures lead you to the most beautiful sights in Myanmar – two-millennia old cities, aquatic villages, ancient shrines – and under the tutelage of visionary photographer Brian Crawford, you’ll capture incredible scenes with your newly trained eye.
Practicing yoga with Davina Ho, Co-Founder of Luxury Escape, you’ll also be working movement into your photos, juxtaposing the wonders of the human body with the magic of the land around you. Golden sunsets, magnificent temples, colonial-era cities – these sights serve as both inspiration and canvas for your new wanderlust portfolio. Live out the jet-setter’s dream in Myanmar, and broaden your perspective like never before.
Eastern Immersion in Bali
Touch down on the Island of the Gods, beginning an 8-night journey into the nature, tranquility, and spirit of the radiant locale around you – Bali. Awaken each day in boutique Indonesian accommodation and embrace a Nourish.Breathe.Thrive wellness session, tuning your senses for the tantalizing sights and smells, tastes and sounds, that lie ahead.
Melt into the artistic culture of Ubud, a village weaved in the tapestry of native rice paddies and Balinese nature, and marvel in the rhythms of local life. Study the craft of medicine-making, with powerful remedies created from indigenous foods and herbs. Adorn a sarong and visit the sacred water temple, taking part in a private ceremonial blessing.
Then, journey into the calm respite of Manduk in the Bali Highlands, and connect with more traditional roots. Taste Indonesian nourishment, picking ingredients from an organic farm and learning to cook them yourself. Celebrate the arrival of the Full Moon with a private ritual, beginning at twilight and ending with sunrise. Seek the spiritual healing of the Balians, and perhaps, discover a positive transformation awaiting you.
Throughout the retreat, accompany hand-selected expert guides into the cultural wild of your surroundings, and deepen your immersion with the chance to explore on your own. Magnificent shrines, serene farmlands, ancient rituals, beautiful ceremonies, markets and cooking classes and communal feasts. Open yourself to the fullest experience, find new balance in the calm of the culture shock, and discover what #changedbyravel truly means.
Arabian Nights in Marrakech
Journey to an exotic, magical city brimming with pink walls, untamed desert landscapes, and the adoration of the world’s jet-setting elite – Marrakech. EAT.PRAY.MOVE’s awe-inspiring Marrakech retreat is based at the Peacock Pavilions, an artisanal boutique hotel enmeshed in an endless span of Arabesque countryside.
Soak in the magnificent views from a private terrace in your room, explore the organic gardens and olive groves where daily ingredients take root, and revitalise yourself in daily meditation + yoga classes led by EPM founder Erin Lewis. With a fresh body and mind, dive into an intimate exploration of the local culture.
From the lamplight mazes of traditional souk markets to the high Islamic art of the Majorelle Gardens, from the mystical pools of the five-star La Mamounia, known as the “grand dame of Marrakech hotels,” to the unparalleled experience at the Kasbah Tamadot, Sir Richard Branson’s uber luxurious retreat atop the Atlas Mountains, this retreat is an enriching window into an incomparable scene. Absorb it, and immerse in the finest wonders of Arabian life.