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Need space to focus on the big-picture questions? You don’t need to head to a tropical island and disconnect for a week to recharge. Though most wellness retreats boast their isolated beach locations as a selling point, sometimes it’s just not practical to jump on a plane for several hours to find a moment of peace. Wellineux offers one-day retreats to help busy professionals reset and refocus on the skills they want to improve – all close to home.
Inner peace in the inner city
You can find peace at the top of a high rise as easily as you can on a stretch of sandy beach. Wellineux runs its Urban Retreats in the penthouse of The Olsen Art Series Hotel on Melbourne’s Chapel Street (or can create them in your closest capital city). Surrounded by the art of Dr John Olsen and looking out onto the city skyline, it’s easy to appreciate the beauty of the buildings when you’re high above the bustling commuters.
During a Wellineux retreat, soothing extras are added to the penthouse suite to encourage an even greater sense of calm as you enter via the double doors, including notes of affirmation and gratitude scattered throughout the room for you to read.
Even better, you have the chance to stay overnight at the hotel at a discounted rate to take further advantage of its on-site restaurant and bar, outdoor spa and sunset views.
Retreats for all reasons
Depending on the nature of your trip, Wellineux will work closely with you to tailor your experience to the outcomes you hope to achieve.
Take time away from your desk to work on the high-level skills that are so often neglected during a busy workday with a Corporate Urban Retreat. You’ll have the chance to work on your leadership, boost your resilience and emotional strength and learn techniques to reduce stress, increase mental clarity and broach challenging conversations.
If personal growth is your focus, a Personal Urban Retreat is a way to create space to spend on self-discovery. Using teachings based on positive psychology and mindfulness, the workshops in this retreat will help you find out more about yourself and give you a precious moment of rejuvenation and calm.
Both retreats begin with a morning yoga and stretching session to help you reset and focus on the journey ahead. Throughout the day, you’ll take part in meditation and discovery workshops and enjoy nourishing foods, plus have the chance to indulge in a spa or wellbeing treatment.
Personalise your treatments
Wellineux calls on a team of experts to customise your retreat with the perfect combination of treatments for you. Massage, kinesiology, acupuncture, reiki, chiropractors, nutritionists, naturopaths and personal or professional mentoring sessions are all on the wellbeing menu or you can request a modality not listed for Wellineux to arrange.
If you regularly book a massage or acupuncture session, use the retreat as a chance to try something different. Perhaps you’d like to work with a nutritionist on your nutrition goals? Or work with a chiropractor on a niggling injury that’s been bothering you?
On a professional level, whether you’re a local or on an international or interstate business trip, this is your moment to consult with a mentor that will push your career to the next level (and if you do develop a meaningful relationship with that mentor, they are available to you via Skype or in person into the future).
Nourish your body
While you’re nourishing your mind through the Wellineux workshops, it’s just as important to nourish your body with healthy, delicious food. Throughout the day, you’ll be treated to a banquet created by Wellineux’s in-house wholefoods catering company of gluten-free and refined-sugar-free meals, snacks and refreshments (food intolerances are catered for). It’s food worth taking a photo of: rainbow quinoa, avocado and beet salad, creamy apple and mint smoothies and raw peppermint cream slice are just a taste of what’s on the menu
View the upcoming Urban Retreat schedule here. Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2017 and 2018 Urban Retreats (limited to 12 guests) – a perfect Christmas gift for a loved one or a well-deserving colleague.