Rest and Rejuvenate with this Customized Vietnamese Wellness Week
A non-running week that will immerse you in Vietnam's fascinating heritage, culture, cuisine and healing traditions
In keeping with our passion for creating retreats that support all of you as a woman--not just a runner--we invite you to our inaugural Wellness Week retreat, that offers seven non-running, enriching days of travel, wellness and mindfulness that are sure to leave you feeling nourished inside and out. There may not be group runs on this itinerary, but you'll still enjoy mindful travel, incredible connections, memorable experiences and expert leadership you would expect from Run Wild Retreats and our wonderful, charming, local based guides.
We chose Vietnam for this women's wellness retreat because of its natural beauty, diverse culture and traditional healing practices. In our minds, Vietnam delivers all the essential elements you'll want to de-stress, starting with its natural beauty. Vietnam’s tropical climate and oceanside location create a perfect storm for plant and animal life. With its soaring mountains, deep valleys, and sky-blue oceans, it’s one of the best countries in the world for nature-lovers.
Vietnam has a long history of traditional healing practices, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage. Many wellness centers in Vietnam offer these services, allowing visitors to experience the healing power of these ancient practices. And its wellness resorts, offering zen gardens, azure pools, outstanding food and spa treatments.
One of the best ways to familiarize yourself with Vietnamese culture is through its cuisine, which is why we include a cooking class to this wellness week. Vietnamese cuisine is known for its use of fresh, healthy ingredients, such as herbs, vegetables, and seafood. In your immersive cooking class with one of Anantara's executive chefs, you'll learn the secrets of creating authentic and delicious Vietnamese cuisine including pho, banh mi, and spring rolls, using fresh ingredients and traditional techniques. Chef will share tips and tricks for getting the perfect flavor and texture, as well as insights into Vietnamese culture and cuisine.
One evening, you'll visit a Vietnamese pagoda to learn more about Buddhism and experience a meditation session with Buddhist monks. The serene surroundings of the pagoda and the tranquil atmosphere that permeates the sacred space will greet you, while the beautiful architecture, statues and decorations tell stories of Vietnamese history and culture. Then you'll be invited to sit with the Buddhist monks and enjoy a hot pot of tea and discuss the principles of Buddhism and the significance of meditation. The monks will share their knowledge and expertise with us, answering our questions about their spiritual practice before leading us through a meditation session. They will guide us through the process of focusing on our breathing and relaxing our mind and body. As you sit in quiet contemplation, you'll be able to connect with nature and within yourself, experiencing a sense of peace and calm that is hard to find in our busy modern world.
Explore the full itinerary to see that's in store for you in the Vietnam Wellness Week!
Tip: Pair this retreat with the Northern Vietnam Trail Running + Wellness Retreat and save $600! Click here to register.