Wellness experiences in Bali that have nothing to do with yoga
Rejuvenate your mind and body at these sanctuaries in Bali that offer everything from Ayurvedic treatments to programmes designed to help improve the quality of your sleep.
- January 2020
Start the year on the right note by taking care of your physical and mental well-being at these Bali resorts.
1. Fivelements Bali
This luxurious wellness retreat opens in new window has some newfangled offerings aimed at promoting spiritual awareness. Case in point: its 90-minute Water Healing experience where a trained therapist glides you through a hydrotherapy pool to simulate the peace and safety of being in the womb. It’s said to promote profound relaxation while allowing unacknowledged emotions to come to the fore.
At this Ayurvedic resort located in a village in the Mengwi district, programmes are tailor-made to address specific health issues. There’s one for cardiovascular disease, which involves stress management through plant-based meals and morning walks; while those suffering from chronic pain can expect daily massages, meditation classes and herbal medicines known for their anti-inflammatory benefits.
3. COMO Uma Canggu
It’s a COMO resort opens in new window, so you can expect all the wellness programmes — even the ones for children — to be well thought out. Play by COMO is tailored for kids aged 8 to 14, with a daily schedule of activities such as Balinese dance and beach art classes to promote curiosity and sensory development. Parents are encouraged to take part but those who want to enjoy some private time can engage the services of in-house babysitters.
4. Six Senses Uluwatu
If stress is affecting the quality of your slumber, try the Sleep Upgrade add-on at Six Senses Uluwatu opens in new window. It sets you up for a restful night with sleep aids including moisture-wicking linens and special pillows. You can also opt for the Sleep & Resilience programme that combines spa treatments with fitness and meditation classes to induce deep relaxation, boost your metabolism and improve the quality of your ZZZs.
5. Mandala Art and Culture Retreat
Hosted by professional artist and qualified colour therapist Stephanie June Ellis opens in new window, this unique retreat will be held twice in Bali this year: April 11 to 17 and September 20 to 26. Ellis encourages well-being through designing mandalas — geometric patterns with spiritual significance in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The retreat also includes daily guided meditation and a trek through rice fields.
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Address: Jalan Arjuna Br. Biyahan, Desa Wanagiri, Tabanan, Wanagiri, Selemadeg, Bali