To celebrate the World Wellness Weekend from September 15-17, Bangkok-based hotel chain Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has lined up a wide range of wellness-focused activities for guests and community.
In a press statement, the hotel says that its subsidiaries around the world will focus on goal-setting, motivation and behavioural change by guiding participants through a series of wellness activities ranging from herbal dispensary workshops and ancient bamboo stick therapy to canyon-side yoga and nourishing cuisine.
The hotel says that at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, the weekend will be dedicated to the art of self-expression and emotional regulation. Guests will be introduced to gentle sunrise yoga accompanied by soothing Maldivian soundscapes, invigorating cardio kickboxing sessions on the beach, flower essence remedy-making workshops exploring the therapeutic potential of nature’s delicate blooms, and intuitive dance movement sessions.
Nestled in Sri Lanka, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort will celebrate with the launch of an on-site herbal dispensary where medicinal herbs and organic produce from the resort’s own gardens will be used to prepare natural remedies drawing on the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine. The team will then hold regular workshops where guests can learn to make herbal remedies and ointments in person or by tuning in online.
The statement adds that in the Middle East, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, is offering healing in nature with a complimentary sunset yoga session led by resident Wellness Guru on a cliff-edge wellness terrace boasting breathtaking views of a canyon that gracefully curves through the mesmerising desert landscape.
Anantara says those seeking balance and harmony can also join the team at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort in Thailand’s misty north for complimentary guided yoga and Muay Thai on a manicured lawn overlooking the Ping River. During the day, wellness workshops hosted by Anantara Spa will focus on element rebalancing and finding relief from the Office Syndrome through movement, as well as offering special prices on signature treatments.
Malaysian resort Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas will feature Dong Stick wellness therapy, a joyful and gentle practice that can be done by anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. It is a form of Qi Gong exercise that uses a bamboo cane to support the body, enhance the flow of energy, promote agility, joint strength and flexibility, reduce stress and increase mental clarity and stability, says the hotel.
It adds that Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel will be turning its 8th floor cabana overlooking the dazzling Mediterranean Sea into an alfresco aromatherapy lounge where resort guests can let go of the tension with a muscle-melting massage using fragrant essential oils, before relaxing with a pampering foot therapy and a healthy drink made with lemons and other fruit from the resort’s own garden.
The statement goes on to say that Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam will expand its healthy breakfast options with a DIY juice bar specially set up for World Wellness Weekend. Using almond milk, coconut water and fruit or vegetable juice as a base, guests can experiment with a combination of local fruits, seasonal vegetables and nuts, as well as stirring in some spices for an extra kick, to create a delicious, nutrient-rich drink.
The hotel says that Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas will run a three-day program filled with wellness activities anchored on World Wellness Weekend’s ‘5 Pillars’ of Sleep, Nutrition, Movement, Mindfulness and Sense of Purpose. Offering tailored insights from our nutritionist and mindful sophrology for team members, as well as serene Hatcha yoga, invigorating Pranayama, and Aqua Tai Chi for guests, the event is designed to cultivate a holistic sense of well-being.