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Aman Introduces New Holistic Retreats And Experiences For 2015

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1983pre_0ad782e3a9cd379Raw Food, Neuro-Muscular Therapy and Movement – Throughout June
Cameron Walker is a gifted Holistic specialist from Australia with over 15 years of experience in Craniosacral Therapy, yoga, breathwork and deep tissue massage. He will be in residence at Amanoi for two periods over the summer season, and will be offering sessions which work on releasing muscle cramps and negative patterns in the body and mind using a number of different healing methods. By placing equal emphasis on curing psychological, emotional and physical ailments, he will help individuals build a more empowered and refreshed outlook on life.

Through this, the sessions will also give guests a sense of lightness and rejuvenation.

Amanoi will also host leading specialists in the fields of raw food (Dean Gleeson) and movement (Andrew Cox) during the month of June. Throughout June, Dean, an award-winning raw food chef, will run group and individual
culinary lessons and will create raw food and juices. From 18 until 28 June, Stephen Kirwin, a neuro muscular specialist, will be in residence and available to release deeply held patterns of muscular tension that can result in pain and injury, and Andrew Cox will provide individuals with challenging and fun movement and fitness sessions.

Bordered by a national park and overlooking Vinh Hy Bay, Amanoi is a peaceful, private sanctuary offering the restorative balm of sun, sea and sand as well as an extensive Aman Spa on the shores of a lake.
1567pre_13986f89ae45a40Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing
Restorative Movement – 22-30 May; 13-25 November This year, Aman at Summer Palace brings together three renowned specialists for three, five and seven-night Restorative Movement retreats integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with reconnective healing and structural integration. These functions work in synergy to provide the opportunity for positive shifts in one’s state of wellbeing. Whilst a personalised programme that combines the two functions is recommended, they may also be enjoyed individually.

The retreats will be led by Alex Tan, an experienced TCM practitioner and expert in preventative health practices, and Robert Hyrsky, a Reconnective Healing specialist who adopts a multifaceted approach to health and wellbeing.

563pre_1ad6f34c822724bIncluded in the retreat is accommodation, three daily specialised meals with tonics and wellness juices, three daily therapy sessions, a naturopathic consultation, spa treatments, daily group Tai Chi classes and access to all relaxation facilities including sauna, steam, jacuzzi and cold plunge pools.
The spa at Aman at Summer Palace offers a tranquil retreat of indulgence, rejuvenation and multi-sensory respite.

Nine self-contained double treatment suites offer relaxation to restore balance and harmony of mind and body. Amanbagh, India Shanti – 1 April-30 September In Sanskrit, shanti means ‘peace’: peace of body and mind; peace in the entirety of one’s being. Amanbagh itself is a peaceful oasis which evokes the palatial elegance of the Mughal era. The three-night ‘Shanti’ retreat allows
one to discover the serenity of the resort and includes daily yoga, sunrise walks and an excursion to Bhangarh or a Champi Indian head massage.

Set on a garden estate within a walled compound once the staging area for royal hunts, Amanbagh pays elegant homage to the architecture and design of India’s golden age. Contrasting with the surrounding landscape of starkly
beautiful plains and craggy hills, the verdant oasis thrives on an underground source of water which supports a lush organic garden which in turn supplies the resort’s restaurants with fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. After picking
their own produce, guests can also take part in local Ajabgarh cooking lessons in a traditional gwaadi (village hut) on the property.

1154pre_a2041306c998cddAmangalla, Sri Lanka
Ayurveda – 1 May 2015 -30 April 2016
In the tranquil surrounds of The Baths, a combination of a hot bath and steam that couples can reserve for their private use, Amangalla’s Ayurvedic programmes will revitalise and balance energy, setting the course for a
healthier future. The three-night Ayurvedic Taster is ideal for those who want to experience Ayurveda for the first time, while the seven-night Ayurvedic Relaxer and the 14-day Ayurvedic Detox offer the opportunity to experience
more significant results.

Ayurveda is an ancient system of traditional medical practices which originated in India. Sri Lanka developed its own Ayurvedic system in the third century with the aim of preventing disease and maintaining good health, and is still revealing its secrets to modern medicine today.

Amanzoe, Greece
Movement and Flow – 8 -17 May
Movement and Alignment – 11-20 September
Ayurveda and Yoga – 9-18 October
Set on the Peloponnesian coastline in southern Greece, Amanzoe will host four and seven night Movement and Flow retreats this May, bringing together three renowned experts: Francesc Miralles (TCM), Steve Karle (Watsu and Aquatic bodywork) and Lei Ming (Tai Chi master). The retreats have been designed to work on balancing guests’ energy through conscious patterns of movement on land and in water and modalities to unlock Qi blockages.

The retreats include daily breakfast and private sessions with each specialist, and spa treatments at Amanzoe’s tranquil spa.

2219pre_122bfa86aa5ddf7Further wellness experiences at Amanzoe throughout the year will include a Movement & Alignment retreat embracing Pilates, Craniosacral Therapy and Watsu from 11-20 September. The three modalities are each gentle yet profound in their ability to bring awareness to posture and structural and energetic blockages. An Ayurveda & Yoga retreat which will offer deep tissue muscle relief, Abhyanga oil massages, Marma energy therapy and Craniosacral therapy will take place from 9-18 October and personalised two or three day programmes can also be designed for those who wish to benefit at a deeper level.

Amantaka, Laos
Inner Reflection – 10 May-10 June

This May, specialists in Theravada Buddhist meditation and Laotian culture will be in residence at Amantaka. They will be leading four-night retreats integrating a holistic approach to the Buddhist technique of ‘mindfulness’ and
how to make peace a central aspect of one’s wellbeing.

2296pre_7a969e441a8bf72Participants will partake in the daily offering of alms to monks at sunrise, daily morning Yin Yoga or Qigong, daily afternoon meditation and tea, one 90-minute traditional Laotian massage per stay and one daily activity from the
following options: a traditional welcome Baci ceremony, a private guided temple tour, a talk with a monk or novice about Buddhist philosophy, offerings and chanting at a local temple, yoga or meditation at a nearby organic farm,
or a blessing by a monk.Aman Tokyo Spring Seasonal Treatment – March-1 June 2015 The largest and most comprehensive hotel spa in Tokyo, the spa at Aman Tokyo offers an integrated approach to wellness combining spa treatments, movement and relaxation in a serene, Zen-like setting. Situated on the 33rd and 34th floors, it has been designed to reflect the hotel’s contemporary Japanese aesthetic with floor-to-ceiling windows revealing breath-taking views.

In keeping with traditional Japanese holistic culture, the spa menu features a number of locally inspired seasonal Spa Journeys which can be tailored to individual needs. Each Spa Journey begins with the traditional practice of
Misogi – a water-based foot bath using seasonal Kampo herbs with mineral sea salt.

Spring is the season of renewal and in Japan this is symbolised by the blooming of Magnolia and the revered Cherry Blossom. As the flowers bloom, so do humans in their body and spirit. As such, spring is the traditional season for practicing Misogi to reflect this commitment to renewal and purification. This journey provides the awareness and sense of appreciation for the beauty of awakening the system within. Seasonal herbs used in this treatment include
Japanese Mountain Nioikobushi (magnolia), Green tea and Sakura (cherry blossom). For the Spring Journey, the Misogi incorporates Nioikobushi which has an uplifting and awakening effect. This is followed by a body scrub
containing Japanese clay, rice oil, and green tea. The treatment is rounded off with a body massage using Nioikobushi essential oil and rice oil with a reviving massage technique.


Amandari, Bali
Disconnect & Connect – Summer 2015
Available throughout the summer, Amandari’s Disconnect & Reconnect retreat incorporates valuable introspection as well as active engagement with the resort’s beautiful surrounds. Guests will spend time with Pak Cok Rai, a
member of the Ubud royal family renowned for his insight and healing powers, and can disconnect completely with the peaceful cleansing of a Balinese blessing which purifies the spirit and relaxes the mind.

The reconnection comes through exploring the natural landscapes and local Balinese villages on foot and mountain bike with an experienced guide, taking in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jutiluwih, rice goddess shrines and
the dramatic contours of Ubud’s rice terraces. A number of different routes are available as well as the option of a picnic lunch.

Verdant, spiritual Amandari is a physical gateway into Bali’s rich inner history. Offering contemporary pavilions and Ayung Valley views on the outskirts of Ubud, the resort is an intrinsic part of Kedewatan Village.
1853pre_a27c2c0af8dec16Amankora, Bhutan
The Truth from Within Retreat – 12-20 May and 11-19 September
Inner Silence – 6-14 June The remote and peaceful settings of Aman’s five lodges in Bhutan provide the perfect setting for uninterrupted
reflection and meditation. During May and September, Amankora will host His Eminence the 9th Neyphug Trulku Rinpoche, known as one of the seven spiritual sons of the Great Terton, who will lead the ‘Truth from Within’
retreat. A humble and inspiring master who speaks with compassion and wisdom, interjected with gentle humour, Rinpoche will take guests through daily meditation sessions, lectures, private sessions for life coaching and temple visits.

The retreats will include two nights’ accommodation at each Amankora property in Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha and Paro (eight nights in total), all meals, a 60-minute spa treatment per person, yoga sessions, a private guide and driver, all vehicle and road permits and all touring and monument passes.

In June, Amankora will host the Inner Silence Retreat which will fuse practises from Tantric Buddhism prevalent in Bhutan as well as Vedantic principles.

Using the simple Buddhist technique of mindfulness, guests will be taught
how to bring together awareness of body and mind on this nine-night kora (journey) aimed at developing deeper self-awareness and transforming the mind into a vehicle of enlightened thought. Each day will begin with a zen
walking meditation that helps facilitate an awareness of breath, body and thought. Guided meditations, talks and simple exercises will also form part of the retreat and the final two days will focus on Buddha’s teachings relating
to the nature of suffering and the beauty of silence. Amanusa, Bali and Amanjiwo, Central Java Healer in Residence

Amanusa – 8-29 June, Amanjiwo – 29 June and 20 July
A leading expert in life coaching and stress management, Toby Maguire will be in residence at Amanusa, Aman’s garden hillside retreat in Bali between 8-29 June, and Amanjiwo, located in Central Java and overlooking Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary on 29 June and 20 July. Toby draws from nearly twenty years of practising Eastern medicine and philosophy, and natural healing techniques. Guests at Amanusa and Amanjiwo will benefit from personal sessions with Toby, abdominal and therapeutic massages, Auricular Acupuncture (acupuncture of the outdoor ear), hypnotherapy, mediation and sessions in life coaching.

Situated on Bali’s southern peninsula on a hillside overlooking the Indian Ocean, Amanusa guarantees privacy and seclusion making it the ideal setting for a healing and restoring experience. Amanjiwo rests within a natural
amphitheatre with the Menoreh Hills rising up behind the resort and four volcanoes gracing the horizon.

Did you know…
Amansara in Cambodia offers a signature massage by experienced blind therapists who have overcome their disability with a heightened sense of touch.

Amanfayun in Hangzhou uses bamboo as an extension of therapists’ hands to roll, warm and knead muscles during an aromatherapy massage.

In Turks & Caicos, Amanyara guests can opt for the ultimate in muscle tension relieving experiences with the spa’s four-handed massage.
Aman Canal Grande Venice stocks organic room amenities hand made by female inmates from prisons in Venice, in partnership with the Cooperativa Sociale-Venezia.

Ginger, papaya, tangerine, and lime are all edible ingredients utilised in the Frangipani and Hibiscus Salt Glow experience at Amantaka, Laos.

Aman Tokyo works with Kampo doctors to bring aspects of this Japanese system of healthcare.

At Aman’s Southern Utah property, Amangiri, the signature rituals reflect the principal of smudging, a Navajo (American tribe) tradition of setting an intention and purification before a new beginning or journey.

The Aman Spa at The Connaught in Central London offers the opportunity for guests to join in daily complimentary meditation sessions.

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