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Find Your Zen: Yoga & Wellness Programs with the JG Black Book Collection

How does taking a soul-cation on a tropical island surrounded by the Indian Ocean sound? Or how about indulging in luxurious aromatherapy spa treatments that help to nourish the mind and nurture the body? At JG Black Book, our Collection Members understand the importance of health and well-being, which is why they are constantly creating unique programs to enhance guests’ experiences. Find your zen with the 5 JG Black Book Collection Members below!


Giardino Ascona

If you prefer your yoga classes to be a little more interactive, you will love the regular yoga retreats at Giardino Ascona. Regular one-day and multi-day sessions in collaboration with selected partner studios and yoga professionals offer the perfect atmosphere to communicate with others and simply have a good time together. Ready for a collective Om? Their weekly yoga sessions and frequent retreats help to relax and let go, so don’t miss their upcoming events! From September 13th – September 15th, join them for an Ayurveda and Yoga workshop with senior yoga and meditation teacher, Matthias Brun. They will also be offering a 4-day rejuvenating yoga retreat in collaboration with “Pop Up Yoga” from October 14th through October 17th. 

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Micato Safaris 

While an African safari is probably the most exhilarating “spectator sport” there is, it’s entirely possible to keep up with your exercise regimen, or perhaps even start one, during your travels! Many of Micato Safaris customized journeys and scheduled departures make the time for guests to indulge in walking safaris, where a naturalist can escort you on a memorable, manageable journey to explore miles of wilderness. For instance, guests can enjoy embarking on a guided hike through Tanzania’s seldom-visited Selous Game Reserve, trekking through grasslands, forests, and swampland while spying the Big Five. It’s the workout you never knew you wanted!

For fitness buffs adamant about maintaining their familiar routines, Micato guests have the luxury of working out privately in whichever lodge or tented camp they happen to be, thanks to Micato’s “Gym in a Bag”, equipped with a yoga mat, jump rope, and various stretch bands and weights. And while guests might enjoy the extra exercise, they won’t have to lug the bag – their Micato Safari Director will happily bring it from lodge to lodge throughout their safari.


Azura Retreats

Seeking a soul-cation? Any of Azura Retreats’ three hotels offer the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life. Where better to recalibrate the body and soul than on a tropical island surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or in the vast wilderness of Africa? At Azura Benguerra Island and Azura Quilalea Private Island, guests are provided with a ‘gym in a basket’, a selection of weights and a yoga mat that allows active guests and yogis to enhance their fitness with incredible ocean views on the decks of the private and spacious villas. 

Additionally, indulgent spas are available at all three hotels, including Azura Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, where guests can enjoy a massage at their tented villas overlooking the great Ruaha River and its resident hippos. Azura’s signature spa treatments are based on local ingredients and traditions, taking their inspiration from the very heart of Africa.


The Chedi Muscat

Rejuvenate in style and discover a “new you” with a visit to The Spa at The Chedi Muscat. Here, guests can indulge and unwind with holistic therapies designed to restore vitality, balance, and spirit. The Chedi Muscat offers a luxurious 90-minute spa therapy of an aromatic herbal steam bath, Thai-style foot reflexology or an organic VOYA cleansing facial. Guests will receive a complimentary 30-minute service to complete their holistic wellness experience!

This limited promotion is available from now until October 31, 2018.


Andronis Concept 

It’s time to swing into wellness at Andronis Concept! For guests looking to experience a new sense of freedom and lightness in the body, the aerial yoga class is the ideal practice. The class begins with mindful breathing exercises and a short meditation, which help to activate the body and mind. Throughout the class, students will engage in aerial poses that help lengthen the spine as the body is gently weighed down by the force of gravity. And to complete the practice, guests are welcome to enjoy a “Flying-Thai Massage” session while laying in a silk hammock.

For a full menu of wellness programs at Andronis Concept, please click here.