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Need to get away from it all and indulge in a great wellness retreat – head to beautiful Nihiwatu.
Located on the island of Sumba there’s a chance to experience wild fitness, specialist yoga and Barefoot Luxury Retreats in unrivalled surrounds.
A brand new Wild & Free yoga retreat will take place between October 7-12 2017.
During this retreat, guests will learn expert-led yoga and specialist movement techniques from Australian wellness gurus Sjana Earp and Rod Cooper.
Sjana is at the forefront of the wellness movement, a young yogi, traveller and photojournalist who is passionate about body confidence and empowerment for young women.
Rod is the owner of The Movement Collective in Australia, which focuses on the unique combination of animal flow, acrobatics, gymnastics and calisthenics.
Classes will be led by Sjana and Rod, taking place in truly incredible locations – on the breathtaking yoga pavilion that offers panoramic views on an open-aired platform overlooking 2.5km of privately owned beach, under a waterfall and on a private island surrounded by rice paddy fields.
An intimate retreat, guests will be treated to personalised instruction and daily group classes, combining hatha, vinyasa, restorative yoga, breathing techniques and meditation.
Highlights of the retreat include daily yoga classes on the yoga pavilion, meditation, daily movement practice, inversions and hand balancing, as well as inspiring positive change talks.
The wellness experience features tropical jungle treks, a chance to learn from an ancient tribal culture and visit incredibly remote, pristine beaches.
There will be guided visits to the Blue Waterfall, offering a trek through the pristine Indonesia National Park forest to the blue lagoon at the base of the waterfall followed by a picnic. There is also the chance to trek Nihioka Valley, a hidden paradise which will take them through cascading rice paddy fields and offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Guests can then choose to stay at the secluded resort, or opt for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Nihiwatu’s Honeymoon Villa, a secluded one-bedroom villa in the Nihioka Valley for the ultimate solitude and digital detox.
Barefoot Luxury Retreats
Nihiwatu will offer year-round Barefoot Luxury Retreats for those seeking a wellness experience which reaches above and beyond standard hotel yoga.
Led by Nihiwatu’s Yoga & Wellness Director, Mary Tilson, guests will receive the very best in specialist yoga with hatha, vinyasa, restorative, yin, aerial and alignment based styles on offer and individualised attention for all levels. Mary brings with her over 1000 hours of teacher training with top yoga and wellness around the world and a passion for sharing the experience of yoga. Her training includes Hatha, Power Vinyasa, Restorative, Spine Disfunction and Anatomy and Yoga Therapy.
Nihioka Spa Safari
A perfect complement to the Barefoot Luxury Retreats, guests also have year-round access to an array of wellness experiences. A highlight of these unique experiences includes the ‘Nihioka Spa Safari’, taking guests on a journey across Sumba island’s dramatic west coast to experience a day of locally-inspired spa treatments, healthy cuisine and yoga sessions.
In a private bale (which includes personal spa therapists), any number of pre-selected treatments can be enjoyed amid uninterrupted views of the sea and cascading rice paddy fields.
These include Indonesian treatments such as the Mimpi Indah facial with locally sourced coconut oil, red rice scrub and Rosella tea mask, as well as the Lulur – a wrap full of detoxifying herbs and spices from the rice farms of Bali which is considered traditional medicine, relieving aching joints and soothing sore muscles.
Wild and Free Retreat start from US$3495 for double occupancy and includes airport transfers, accommodation on full board basis, blue waterfall adventure and picnic, Nihi Oka Trek, organic chocolate making class and snorkeling.