The mind is a powerful thing, with high stress levels, anxiety and depression having an effect not only on our emotional wellness but also our physical health. Offering the chance to rebalance in wellness havens, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in healthy holidays worldwide, share their best mind and spirit strengthening holidays for emotional wellness. Whether looking to simply escape the pressures of everyday life or to take back control after an emotionally challenging event, be it a break up, loss of a loved one or redundancy; recover with the guidance of wellness experts in tranquil destinations from India to Brazil.

Brazil: Kurotel Brain Booster

Escape to the idyllic Gramado Mountains of Brazil on a wellness holiday that will boost your brainpower, attention span and memory. Developed by neuroscientists, this wellness programme includes consultations with psychologists and psychotherapists, to achieve greater mental and emotional health. Make the most of the Stress Control Centre with relaxing audio and visual stimuli at your disposal to help reduce anxiety and promote tranquillity. Together with advanced creative coaching sessions to exercise your brain and optimise performance, unwind with soothing underwater massages to improve your sleep patterns.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Kurotel from £4,890pp or £5,185 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.

India: Shreyas Silent Retreat

Hidden on the outskirts of Bangalore within 25 acres of scenic gardens, escape to an atmosphere of complete tranquillity. Utilising the power of silence as a tool for improving your emotional health; outside of meditation sessions, you can choose how silent you want the rest of your stay to be. Focus on flickering flames during candle meditation and combine rejuvenating massages with outdoor yoga classes to strengthen your physical health and emotional transformation. Personalised vegetarian menus follow Ayurvedic principles, to leave your entire being feeling nourished and full of energy.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Shreyas from £2,085pp or £3,655 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.

Bali: Maya Ubud Spiritual Journey

Nestled amongst charming island villages, this healthy holiday harnesses Bali's long tradition of holistic wellness to promote recovery and restore well-being. Wake up to yoga and meditation sessions, releasing negative emotions and starting every day with a positive attitude. An energising walk to a nearby traditional village will clear your mind, before receiving a fresh perspective on your emotional well-being during a visit to a Balinese healer. Recount your experiences to reinforce positive memories and boost feelings of contentment as you relax during a rejuvenating Balinese massage.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Maya Ubud from £1,990pp or £2,710 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.

Spain: Shanti Som Healing Retreat

Experience the healing practices of the East at this peaceful wellness retreat in Spain's tranquil Andalucía region. Gain insight into your emotions with a soul reading and learn holistic techniques for channelling energy in a healthy way. If you're struggling to find meaning in your life, meditation and soothing Reiki sessions promote mindfulness and appreciation for all that you have. Together with healing massages and daily group yoga classes, this healthy retreat will improve the well-being of both your body, mind and soul.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at Shanti Som from £2,680pp or £3,110 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.

Thailand: Kamalaya Embracing Change

Improve your emotional strength and learn to embrace change on this wellness holiday in exotic Thailand. Expert wellness consultations will assess your overall well-being, followed by Embracing Change sessions to help turn your emotional behaviours into healthier habits. Restore harmony and learn to release stress with the ancient healing traditions of holistic spa therapies and boost your mood during flow yoga sessions. Finish the day with a swim at the nearby Lamai Beach, leaving you ready to face anything life throws at you.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Kamalaya from £2,845pp or £3,265 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.

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Holidays that are good for the mind & spirit

Holidays that are good for the mind & spirit


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