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Wellness Blog

Glamping: Yoga and Wine Retreat Bendigo

Is this Melbourne’s best retreat venue?

Ok, it’s not exactly smack-bang in the centre of Melbourne but seeing as most decent retreat venues are in Asia, it’s pretty damn close! As a retreat designer, I believe Victoria needs more properties able to facilitate wellness retreats. And whereas this isn’t a full-blown wellness hotel, I believe it certainly is Melbourne’s best retreat… continue reading »

Why you need a digital detox

Three of the best digital detox retreats in Australia

At Retreat Here, we believe technology should serve us, not enslave us. Our fancy gadgets, designed to make our lives easier, have become the cause of rising stress levels and anxiety. It is no surprise that digital detox retreats are increasingly popular. Ditching your devices is easier said than done, so we’ve listed three unique places in… continue reading »

Improve the quality of your sleep

How to improve the quality of your sleep

We all experience difficulties sleeping at some stage in our lives. Poor sleep quality can be the cause of stress, anxiety, irritability, lack of concentration, low energy, mood swings and might eventually lead to burnout. Considered that a restful night plays a massive role in regulating our physical and mental health, getting the right amount… continue reading »

The benefits of meditation

Easy meditation techniques for beginners

Have you ever finished a chapter in a book and had no idea what you just read? Or driven home without ‘knowing’ how you got there? That’s what I thought. We spend a lot of time in auto-pilot or thinking mode, without being really focussed on the present. Instead, we’re all the more focussed on past happenings,… continue reading »

Healthy holiday recipe - Raw Chocolate Cake

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Whilst we’ll definitely indulge in some champagne and baked goods during the holiday season, we wanted to give you the option to treat yourself to something delicious that’s nutritious at the same time. Created by the chefs at one of Thailand’s most popular wellness resorts – Kamalaya – we’re sharing their Raw Chocolate Cake and… continue reading »

Chiang Rai healthy Travel Guide

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Guest post and pictures by Jen Curcio, founder of Decisive Cravings Chiang Rai is Chiang Mai’s quieter cousin, and if you are looking for a break from Bangkok, Chiang Rai is the perfect green paradise. Chiang Rai offers cooler weather (both day and night), more of a small town feeling, plenty of temples and above… continue reading »

Mamole Treehouse Nihi

Review: Nihiwatu Jungle Resort

SIX REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD STAY AT NIHIWATU Visiting Sumba Island in Indonesia is an adventure on its own, and staying at Nihiwatu Jungle Resort, which has been voted by Travel + Leisure readers as the Nr 1 hotel in the world, is definitely a bucket-list experience. Retreat Here founder Sab had the pleasure to… continue reading »

Things to do in Ubud, Bali

Things to do in Ubud

Guest post by Jen Curcio, founder of Decisive Cravings. Preferring the island’s famed beaches, Ubud is often missed by travellers visiting Bali. The lush greenery of its rainforests and rice paddies combined with its famed temples, arts&crafts, and its’ wellness centres, offers visitors a different type of island getaway. Although it is no stranger to tourists, Ubud… continue reading »

Workplace Wellness Tips

5 ways to improve workplace wellness

We’ve all heard the virtues of a good night’s sleep — you spend eight hours a day doing it, so surely it makes sense to ensure you get the best rest available. But there’s something else most of us are doing eight hours as day, five days a week: working. Whether you enjoy heading to… continue reading »

Top Wellness Retreats 2017

9 simple self-care practices

How often do you hear the term “look after yourself?” Many people throw the phrase around like it’s a given that we put ourselves first, but how many of us really practice proper self-care. True self-care is both internal and external and the energy we give this regime is commensurate with what we are able to… continue reading »

Easy ways to reduce stress

Easy ways to unwind

Stress is something that everyone experiences at some time in their lives. It can be a small thing that’s niggling at you, or something that has been bugging you for a while; no matter what the situation is, stress is a pain to relieve. Here are some easy ways you can reduce your stress levels… continue reading »

Brooks Beach at Sanctuary Retreat Queensland

Inner peace at Sanctuary Retreat

As I drive south from Cairns down the Bruce Highway, with the tropical escarpment to the right and surrounded by cane fields, I am happy and I begin the inner journey to revitalisation, to a better version of me, someone who is relaxed and leading a life in balance. Even the name of the highway… continue reading »

Top 5 detox retreats 2017

Top 5 detox retreats 2017

Let’s be honest. It’s a lot more fun to detox your body and jumpstart a healthy diet when you’re surrounded by amazing scenery, luxurious spas and some of the world’s best wellness professionals. 1. Ananda in The Himalayas, India – Yogic Detox Retreat to the foothills of the Himalayas and let experienced health professionals guide… continue reading »

Be Mindful

The benefits of meditation

Most people are familiar with the term ‘meditation’ but are unsure what meditating is. What are the benefits of a regular practice? Will meditation make you happier and more relaxed?  Throughout the centuries, meditation has been used in a number of different ways by people in many cultures to improve their personal development and to… continue reading »