COMO Hotels and Resorts unveils new Asia retreats

COMO Hotels and Resorts unveils new Asia retreats

COMO Hotels and Resorts has added four new immersive retreats to its 2022 calendar in Thailand, Bali and Bhutan, leaning into the booming wellness travel trend.
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) forecasts wellness tourism’s annual growth rate from 2020–2025 at 21 per cent. It also said that wellness travel is expected to outpace all other sectors of the overall wellness economy.

As travellers search for more meaningful travel, south-east Asian resorts and hotels have found themselves busy with travellers looking for transformative experiences.
And as a brand known for its curated approach to luxury travel, COMO’s new collection of journeys combines education, spirituality and fitness with the exploration of some of COMO’s finest beach, urban and mountain hotels.

From a film photography retreat in Bhutan to boxing in Bali, the new COMO Journeys are inspired by the group’s various locations.

Embrace Changes in Womanhood (9-11 September)

Renata Citrons and Dr Benita Perch empower women at COMO Point Yamu, Thailand

A retreat co-led by yoga teacher, sound healer and art therapist, Renata Citrons, and naturopathic physician and homeopath, Dr Benita Perch, at COMO Point Yamu, this new COMO Wellness Journey explores how womanhood changes with time. Workshops designed to educate on life stages and learn about the female cycle in relation to nutrition, hormones and fertility by Dr Perch are alternated with sound healing sessions to cleanse the chakras, yoga sessions to improve posture and mandala art therapy to release mental tension by Renata Citrons.

During their stay, guests are invited to enjoy nourishing and re-balancing COMO Shambhala Cuisine in the sea-facing La Sirena, COMO Point Yamu’s Italian restaurant, as well as attend an interactive salad-making class with the hotel’s chef and Dr Perch. Following the retreat and upon request, a 70-minute private session with Dr Benita Perch can be arranged, to provide further recommendations and lifestyle adjustments to promote optimal health for the long run.

Boxing in Bali (9-14 October)

Learn from Darren Barker and Ryan Pickard, at COMO Uma Canggu, Indonesia

This is a six-day boxing fitness camp hosted by former World Champion, Darren Barker, and GB Boxer Ryan Pickard at COMO Uma Canggu.

Attendees can learn the basis of boxing in a sociable beachfront setting in Bali. COMO’s new boxing experience is aimed at releasing stress, boosting endorphins, learning the techniques, and building body strength.

The bootcamp comprising of a mixture of fitness activities including Rocky-style circuits, mindset morning meditations, and classes to improve balance and timing. As part of the retreat, guests will have the chance to train and fight the Bali MMA gym. After a day in the boxing ring, travellers can recover at the serene volcanic beach, enjoy one of the signature COMO Shambhala treatments or grab a handcrafted drink at the COMO Beach Club.

Capture Beauty in Bhutan (9-16 November)

Film photography retreat with Michael Turek at COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakha, Bhutan

COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakha will team up with acclaimed American photographer and Kodak ambassador, Michael Turek, to host an eight-day expedition to learn the art of film photography. The itinerary covers the Paro and Punakha valleys, where photographers can soak up views of the cultural and natural wonders they find along the way.

Turek’s teachings will not be limited to technical skills but will offer an opportunity for creativity and self-awareness.

Yoga with a Side of Art (26-28 November)

Wellbeing Retreat with Jolie Michelle Ow at COMO Point Yamu, Thailand

This November, internationally renowned consultant for wellness and wellbeing, Jolie Michelle Ow, will be at COMO Point Yamu in Phuket for three days of mindful activities, including an art therapy session.

Designed to counteract the physical effects of anxiety, stress, and trauma, the retreat incorporates grounding practices such as yoga, meditation with aromatherapy, positive affirmations, crystal sound immersion, alignment-based movement classes and art sessions. A quiet sanctuary above the Andaman Sea, COMO Point Yamu offers true escapism on the secluded and peaceful east coast of Phuket. The COMO Shambhala retreat sits at the tip of Cape Yamu and houses treatment rooms overlooking the pristine ocean and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga bay.

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