Yoga fans and wellness enthusiasts will learn to master essential poses while calming their minds and re-energizing their bodies with new, multiple-day healthy yoga retreat packages at Azerai Can Tho, a five-star property in Vietnam.
The retreats are for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike and are available in six-day (“Ultimate Yoga Retreat”) and four-day (“Essential Yoga Getaway”) options. All retreats include twice-daily yoga sessions, daily spa treatments and specially designed healthy “yogic menus” for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Located on a private islet on the Hau River in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and accessible only by boat, Azerai Can Tho offers a natural setting for the retreats, with a breezy outdoor yoga pavilion overlooking mature banyan trees and lush greenery. The resort is secluded but close to the city of Can Tho.
All retreats begin with a wellness consultation and introductory yoga session on the first evening, followed by a healthy dinner at the resort’s Cafe. Mornings typically begin with a special detox tea made with turmeric, ginger, lemongrass and orange peel (and optional lime juice and honey). Then it’s time for the first of the day’s two yoga sessions: A 60-minute dynamic hatha yoga and static asanas session.
During their stay, guests will have one breakfast served on board the resort’s luxury boat, as they take in the Nine Dragon River Delta. All meals served as part of the healthy yoga retreats have detailed calorie counts and dietary highlights, with most dishes including vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free options.
Each afternoon, guests will experience a different spa treatment, such as traditional Vietnamese oil therapy or a harmonious facial treatment, at The Azerai Spa, in addition to steam and sauna sessions to detoxify the body and relax the muscles. An evening 60-minute hatha yoga session caps each day before another healthy dinner at the Cafe.
Also included in the retreats are pranayama breathing practice, meditation sessions, a live cooking session, and herbal teas and snacks, including nourishing natural juices such as “Immune Booster,” made with spinach, celery, lemon, ginger and apple, and “Glowing Skin,” which includes beetroot, orange, apple, cucumber and celery.