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Wellness Blog

Yoga and Wine Retreat in Victoria - Glamping

Why Yoga and Wine Retreats are the perfect pairing

Before you have visions of yourself lying in Savanasa with an empty bottle in your hand, let me stop you right there. I’d like to start by saying we won’t be handing out Straws ‘n Shiraz during our yoga and wine retreats. There will be no drinking vino and tree-posing at the same time. Neither will we… continue reading »

Eco-Luxury Yoga Retreat Bali with Retreat Here

The only constant in life is change..

We’ve recently made some exciting changes to Retreat Here, which were sent out in our monthly newsletter. Because they were so recent, new visitors to our site or social pages might be confused by old (blog) posts or testimonials. So if you’re new to Retreat Here, this is for you: Ever since Retreat Here was founded,… 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 »

Relaxation and wellness holiday

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 »

COMO Shambhala Estate Treatment Pavilion

Review: COMO Shambhala Estate

SIX REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD STAY AT COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE Our Founder Sab had the pleasure of staying at COMO Shambhala Estate (CSE), a beautiful oasis of green in the centre of Bali. Away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy town of Ubud, it was the perfect getaway to reflect and ‘get away… continue reading »

Detox Retreat Bali Svarga Loka Wellness Resort

Weight Loss Tips For Super Busy People

We recently provided some weight loss tips to Ally Feiam at My Deal for their blog post: Weight Loss For Super Busy People. We all want to feel our best, but sometimes it’s just not feasible. We all lead busy lives, what with full-time work, families and other commitments, so it can be really hard… 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 »

Wellness Holidays and Rejuvenating Escapes

Our top wellness picks of 2017

Our founder Sab recently chatted with Jen Curcio at Decisive Cravings about starting Retreat Here and some of her favourite wellness picks for 2017. Sab, tell us about your background and why you started Retreat Here? I created Retreat Here as a passion project inspired by plenty of travelling, a career of more than 15… continue reading »

Silent and Meditation Retreats

Embrace the luxury of silence

Silence is becoming more of a luxury than a lifestyle. Whether you admit it or not, peace and quiet is hard to come by. Can you remember the last time you were free from distraction? Have you managed talking to someone without glancing over your phone? In a fast-paced modern society, technology and media are… 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 »

How to avoid a jet lag

How to avoid a jet lag

Not everyone has the luxury of travelling business class and arriving fresh ‘out of flatbed’ at their holiday destination. And even if you’re lucky enough to get some shut-eye on the plane, there is no doubt that travelling long distances can be the cause of insomnia, dehydration, headaches and stress in general. Since we wouldn’t… continue reading »

Exterior The Barai Spa and Residences Hua Hin

Review of THE BARAI

When I packed my bags for my trip to Thailand, nothing could have prepared me for the exclusivity, pure luxury and top-notch service that awaited me at THE BARAI. Tucked away between the adjacent Hyatt Regency hotel and Hua Hin’s main road, THE BARAI sits on 4.5 acres of blissful beach and greenery. It’s hard… 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 »

Pool at Kamalaya Health Resort Koh Samui

Review: Kamalaya Wellness Resort

After a great flight with Emirates to Bangkok and onward with Bangkok Airways, I arrived at Koh Samui’s most popular wellness sanctuary a little after 10am. I very much looked forward to immerse myself in a 3-night Relax & Renew program, and make the most of the resort’s scheduled activities. Transfers to and from the… 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 »

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Mindful journeys take off

I am not sure if the exhilaration of flying can be expressed wholly with words. Cruising at 900km per hour and more than 10km above the earth’s surface is a fascinating thing on its own. Watching the clouds go by below, or admiring the stars in the night sky, makes it even more extraordinary. As ironic as… continue reading »