Studies suggest that Covid-19 has already increased our stress, anxiety and insomnia. Many of us are feeling emotional or depressed, yet nature is flourishing around us. Not knowing when we can travel again, we need to find ways to support our own recovery, which benefit us in lockdown or give us a sense of purpose.
Here’s four special places that are already inspiring us from our homes…
1) EXPLORE THE WILD SIDE OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS WITH THE ARTS
BENEFIT NOW: Two short films have been released by Alladale Wilderness Reserve.
If you love words, then watch HERE as John Muir, founder of the modern conservation movement, connects you to nature. If you love music, then sit back and listen HERE as Hungarian pianist and composer, Balázs Havasi, transports you across this extraordinary landscape.
TRAVEL LATER: Surrounded by dramatic glens and glistening rivers in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, remote Alladale Wilderness Reserve offers complete immersion in nature. Choose from exciting re-wilding and yoga retreats, seasonal events and new launches – including one of the UK’s largest Aquaponics Gardens, opening soon. Click here to visit.
2) MEET YOUR VIRTUAL CURE COACH FROM AUSTRIA
BENEFIT NOW: Claudia Waldner, cure coach at Original FX Mayr, is offering Skype sessions to support your weight loss goals. Overeating and constant snacking is fast becoming a common concern during lockdown. Time to talk about it.
TRAVEL LATER: To help you shed unwelcome weight in a controlled environment, the award winning Original FX Mayr has curated the Mayr Intensive Weight Loss module, which fast-tracks the healthy weight loss effect of the FX Mayr Cure. This module is available as an add-on to the traditional Cure. More details here.
3) JOURNEY THROUGH FIVE ELEMENTS BRINGING GREECE TO YOUR HOME
BENEFIT NOW: Euphoria’s inspiring five week virtual retreat – Euphoria Healing Journey (Through the 5 Elements) is available now and free to join. Experience a different element each week through webinars and uplifting tools and practices. Full details here.
TRAVEL LATER: Award-winning Euphoria Retreat is a leading holistic destination spa whose Methodos, rooted in Greek philosophy and mythology, centres on finding transformation and purpose - ideal for anyone struggling with physical & mental stress. Try one of Euphoria’s signature programmes, such as the Emotional and Physical Transformation Retreat - an immersive experience based around the 5 Elements.
4) SLOW DOWN WITH SOUNDS FROM SWITZERLAND
BENEFIT NOW: Enjoy Energy Sound Healing with spa head therapist, Antonis Sarris, or enjoy meditative inspiration from Tibertan Lama Tenzin Kalden. All freely available on The Alpina Gstaad’s Facebook page.
TRAVEL LATER: At The Alpina Gstaad, guests have always been encouraged to slow down, take time to heal and focus on their wellbeing. Restorative programmes launch each season in the Six Senses Spa, and the fresh alpine air, mountain landscapes and unpolluted peace of Gstaad, provide the perfect backdrop. Energy Sound Healing Retreat is a new two-day programme designed to induce relaxation, calm stress, revitalise energy and provide mental clarity.