Ayurveda is an Indian integrated medical system that takes a natural approach to wellness by focusing on diet, meditation, breathing and movement to align the body, mind and spirit. These retreat programmes will give you a Dosha diagnosis to help you align your vata, pitta and kapha (wind, fire and earth) elements and find internal and external equilibrium holistically.
Ayurvedic Immersion at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
The all-inclusive Ayurvedic immersions at this Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve take luxurious healing experiences to the next level. Expect to be blown away by the turquoise waters, overwater villas and extraordinary activity menu that includes rehabilitating sea turtles and flying seaplanes. The 7, 14, and 21-day Ayurveda programmes include Dosha-specific treatments and meals using ingredients from the Ayurvedic garden on-site, daily Ayurvedic physician consultations, Dosha-centric cookery classes, private yoga sessions and herbal medicines and tonics.
COMO Ayurvedic Programme at COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
This award-winning resort set in the lush Ubud jungle on the island of Bali is one of the most iconic wellness retreats in the world. The Ayurvedic programme begins with a consultation that includes a questionnaire, marma inspection and Dosha mapping that analyses how balanced your elements are. Your Dosha diagnosis will reveal the balance between your water, air and fire elements, and result in a prescription of treatments to enjoy and nutritional guidelines to follow.
Personal Dosha Ayurveda Programme at Santani Wellness Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka
A trip to this sustainable and eco-friendly mountaintop resort will help you find your flow if you’re feeling off balance. The contemporary and deliberately minimal interiors offer a welcome relief from the clutter of everyday life, and WiFi is only available on demand in your television-free room. After a personalised consultation, the Ayurvedic resident doctor will plan daily 90-minute treatments, group Hatha yoga classes and customised vegetarian meals for your stay.
Swasthyam Ayurvedic Package at Shanti Maurice Resort and Spa, Mauritius
This all-suite and villa relaxed boutique property is home to the island’s first award-winning destination spa that serves up Ayurveda retreat programmes. The Swasthyam Ayurvedic retreat is perfect if you’re looking to understand dinacharya (daily activity protocol) that combines meditation and Dosha balancing massages with Ayurveda detox treatments and yoga.
Deep Sleep Ayurvedic Programme at Anantara, Sri Lanka
Anantara is a quintessential tropical paradise with rich ecosystems, local treasures and unforgettable experiences. Exciting seasonal excursions like whale watching and elephant sanctuary visits are offered up alongside traditional wellness immersions and treatments. The Ayurveda spa offers a unique sleep programme which includes a personalised Dosha reading, multiple coaching sessions, treatments, local experiences and an ingenious technology blackout in evenings.