The wellbeing travel market has changed a lot over the last decade. Where spa breaks were previously the mainstay of wellbeing tourism, retreat experiences are now advancing as a major alternative; the result of an increasingly discerning market of consumers. The difference is so great that travel experts find the market virtually unrecognizable compared to the early 2000s.
According to travel marketing expert Caspar Ingham, director of a market-leading spa directory, the rules have changed entirely. “There is a whole new educational element in wellbeing travel these days, quite clearly the result of the higher profile of Yoga and natural healing methods among Western outbound tourists. People want access to proper tuition in self-healing methods and the empowerment to actually integrate them into their lives. This means using their leisure time intelligently. In this respect, consumers have led the market by demanding more from their spa-break experience.”
A New Kind of Retreat Experience.
This addition of an educational element is one of the reasons for the abundance of Yoga retreats now on offer all over the world. Group Yoga retreats are a wonderful experience offering instant community and a guided approach to wellbeing as well as the experience of a new, exotic part of the world.However, depending on your personal life goals, they can leave some areas lacking. The customer who wants to maximize their time for the adoption of new skills is unlikely to receive the level of attention they require. Furthermore, they won’t have a say in how the experience is tailored to their therapeutic or educational goals.
The opportunity to direct your own retreat experience is available, though much less in the spotlight than the group retreat phenomenon. Select high-quality retreat centers offer you the chance to define your goals and work in consultation with experts to create the package you require. This means giving you initial help and advice in creating an achievable goal and then designing the ideal program for you to reach it. Guests on individual retreats have several hours’ access per day to experts in their fields of interest, allowing them to optimize their time according to what they want to achieve.
Individual and Tailor-Made Retreat Packages.
Kairali Yoga’s tailor-made Yoga and Ayurveda retreats are the result of repeated customer enquiries to this effect. Many of our clients are busy executives with little time on their hands,wellbeing professionals seeking to expand their skills or individuals with a personal lifestyle goal in mind. In all cases they want to maximize the value of their time with us. As a result, we are pleased to offer them individual attention, delivering them expertly crafted Yoga routines and Ayurvedic wellbeing practices that they can take away for confident long-term practice. Despite the individual focus, we feel it important that such guests should not miss out on the community feel of a group retreat; so we make sure they begin and start the day in unity with their fellow guests, in morning group Yoga and evening Meditation sessions.
Kairali Yoga’s world-class Ayurvedic Doctors and Yoga Therapists take a dual approach – carefully assessing the individual’s therapeutic needs as well as their personal lifestyle goals. A beginner’s Yoga retreat, for example, will give a complete amateur all they need to understand the theory of Hatha Yoga, and a personalized routine that will seem second nature to them by the time they need. Kairali Yoga is also unique in offering authentic, world-class training in Ayurveda – the sister science of Yoga now internationally acknowledged to offer a complete solution to natural wellbeing. With four generations of authentic Ayurveda practice behind them, Kairali’s Ayurveda training can be combined with natural treatments for any current health condition, while equipping you with all the knowledge you need to maintain naturopathic and Ayurvedic self-healing techniques at home.For more information on the types of training available at Kairali Yoga’s award-winning retreat center and educational facility The Ayurvedic Healing Village, click here.