Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mama Shelter Lyon

At the junction of three of the French city’s remarkably different districts, Mama Shelter Lyon’s uniquely diverse surroundings are captured within its Philippe Starck-designed walls. Its three surrounding neighbourhoods, the Gerland industrial district, the Université Lumière campus, along with the Guillotière neighbourhood booming with the vibrant mix of immigrant culture, make the hotel a great starting point for those wanting to explore the faceted faces of the city. The hotel itself is a modern manifestation of architecture taking inspiration from culture, history and gastronomy.

Rose Haven

Tianjin’s spa scene welcomes a newcomer with the opening of the Ritz-Carlton Spa. Fitted with amenities, including relaxation rooms, steam room, sauna, experience shower, Jacuzzi and aqua therapy bed, the 1,600-sq-m spa exudes a sensory delight and contemporary feel with its multiple natural textures of stone, slate, water and wood in earthy tones.

Athletic Appeal

Function meets fashion in adidas by Stella McCartney’s latest autumn/winter collection. Bright hues are used in everything from windbreakers to colour block leggings, bringing a touch of energy to the dreary winter palette.

Inner Balance

Explore the deeper levels of your soul in Bali from February 15 – 22. Taking place in the middle of the rice fields, the Inner Balance Pilates and Yoga Retreat allows guests to fully immerse in the experience of replenishment and relaxation. The retreat features yoga and Pilates workshops with renowned teachers Natasja Barnard and Casey Conroy, but visitors will also receive an Intuitive and Mindful Eating lecture and an hour of Balinese massage.

Blissful Retreat

Find inspiration and compassion while practicing yoga and meditation in the sleepy village of Nong Khiaw, nestled in the highlands of Northern Laos. Luang Prabang Yoga invites yogis from beginner to advanced levels to join them at the Mandala Ou Yoga Retreat from January 10 – 12 and February 13 – 16, where visitors will spend the nights in the brand new retreat centre overlooking the mountains with an unspoilt view of the surrounding valley.

Indian Sanctuary

The area where the Arabian Sea meets the Mandrem River in Goa, is the perfect escape for anyone looking to relax on the beach this winter. Led by yoga teacher Joan Hyman, the Indian retreat by International Yoga will take place from January 26 – February 2 at an eco-retreat centre with tastefully decorated r

Desert Serenity

f you find it hard to concentrate on the here and now during meditation, try heading out into the dunes for the stillness and serenity of the desert. Taking place from January 12 – 18 and February 9 – 15, The Road Junky Sahara Retreat is going to take visitors to the majestic desert for a week of storytelling, music and meditation

Complete Detox

What better way to start fresh in 2014 than a detox retreat at an award-winning luxury spa resort near the sea in Spain? Held from January 16 – 20 and February 6 – 10, the Yoga & Raw Food Cleanse Retreats offer everything you need for a healthy and relaxing beginning. In addition to daily purifying yoga and Pilates that help with the detoxification process, guests will be able to join the stunning coastal hike, wellness workshops and enjoy fresh, nutrient-rich raw food from the specially designed meal plan

Winter Haven

What makes a winter holiday more amazing than a ski trip with yoga in the spectacular Italian Dolomites? Join Destination Yoga from February 2 – 9 and you’ll be spending seven nights in the charming Hotel Rosa Alpina. There will be a stretch class every day before breakfast, then you’ll head out onto the slopes in the world-famous ski area, the Dolomiti Superski,

Tranquil Paradise

A week of yoga, rest and recreation awaits you on the pristine Caribbean coastline of Mexico. Follow Santosha Yoga Retreats with Dorothy Price to the tranquil paradise of Tulum from February 15 – 22, and deepen your yoga practice by joining the twice-daily yoga classes, pranayama and meditation.