Affordable yoga and breathwork in South Africa
Wellness consultancy Pauze has announced affordable new retreats in Cape Town. Running three times a year (the next one is from April 27 to May 2), the six-night breaks star practitioners such as breathing coach Federica Ferro and intuitive energy healer, meditation guide and yoga teacher Dominique Vieira.
Vegetarian meals also feature as you undertake a journey of self-awareness and learn how to radiate beauty. Equally radiant is the base: a glassy, beach-facing villa in swanky Cape Town suburb of Camps Bay.
From £1,300pp half board, including daily classes, activities, juice, reiki, massage and a hike up Lion’s Head or Table Mountain, pauze.co.uk
Eat, pray, love in Bali
Nowhere is more associated with holistic wellness than Bali, especially since the success of the book and film Eat, Pray, Love. The Indonesian island’s latest option is the luxurious Revivo resort, whose 16 suites and four villas sit inside three hectares of teak rainforest.
Intensive three-day programmes focus on individual goals such as detoxing, weight loss, emotional balance and anti-ageing. You’ll receive a personalised food diet and be prescribed tailor-made fitness routines — from aqua workouts and aerial yoga to gentle qigong.
Three-night retreats from £1,670pp full board, including airport transfers, consultation, classes and treatments, revivoresorts.com
Highbrow hot springs in Oz
Who says health facilities can’t mix with leisure? Not Australia’s Peninsula Hot Springs, a day-spa complex near Melbourne that has added seven new geothermal pools around an amphitheatre stage — allowing patrons to soak and soothe their skin while taking in concerts or cultural talks. From £30, peninsulahotsprings.com
Vegan food tour of India
Intrepid Travel has added three more options to its range of vegan trips, including a seven-night Indian adventure. This small-group tour frequents quality restaurants, street-food stalls and markets, plus a cookery class in a traditional haveli mansion. After hot chai, pearl-millet roti breads, sangri-bean salads and curries spiced with turmeric, cardamom or cloves, there’s time at the Taj Mahal and lunch at Sheroes Café, run by women who have endured acid attacks.
The next available trip departs April 26. From £825pp full board, including all transport and activities, intrepidtravel.com
Mindful at Machu Picchu
Travel firm G Adventures recently launched a range of ten slow-paced wellness tours that pair adventure with healthy lifestyle. Each involves yoga classes, nourishing food and healing rituals.
Among the destinations is Peru, and a rejuvenating trip to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Surrounded by Andean peaks, travellers can find their flow with stand-up paddleboarding or hike part of the Inca Trail. Hot-spring soaks also feature, as does time with a guide at the Machu Picchu citadel, one of the most serenely located places on Earth. Tours depart monthly between June and October.
From £1,240pp B&B including transport, activities, entry fees and guiding, gadventures.com