Get set for summer with stunning savings on a Hunter Valley health retreat

Feeling sluggish after winter? Struggling to find the motivation to get off the couch (and comfort food)? Need to unplug and unwind? Whether you fancy a healthier type of girls’ getaway (swap champagne and shopping for tea and tai chi), a bonding mother-daughter experience or the chance to make wellbeing a priority with your partner, Elysia Wellness Retreat in the Hunter Valley is offering significant savings off its iconic all-inclusive packages – but only for a limited time.

From a choice of more than 50 pampering spa and beauty treatments* to personal training, cooking lessons, stretching, sports, walks and wellness seminars, there’s a tailored program at Elysia to help detox, de-stress and disconnect from the hectic hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Throughout Elysia’s September Serenity Sale, guests booking an all-inclusive stay for travel until 30 June 2023 can enjoy $400 off a 4-night stay, $800 off a 5-night stay, and $1000 off a 7-night package.**

Nominated for ‘’Australia’s Best Wellness Retreat” in this year’s World Spa Awards, Elysia has also launched new ‘Build Your Own Package’ options enabling guests to customise their inclusive wellness experience according to their individual interests and goals – from a wellbeing weekend to a week-long complete reset – by adding specialised elements such as weight management, optimal nutrition, fitness, relaxation or a full mind and body recharge.

A mindful girls’ getaway
Elysia’s new Mindful Nourishment package is ideal for guests ready to swap cocktails and canapes for a signature escape incorporating wellness and physical activities, as well as a nourishing small group cooking class and 7-day Elysia Menu to follow at home to keep up the good work – making it the perfect add-on for foodie friends keen to hone their culinary skills.

Feeling energetic? Get the girls together for a deep-water running class or a friendly game of water polo or volleyball. Prefer to flop? Choose a book from the library, lounge by the pool or curl up on the couch by the cosy fire for a chat.

Bridge the generation gap
Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or Mother’s Day gift from a daughter to her Mum, or Mum treating her daughter after high school exams – or giving her a break from young kids – a wellness retreat is an opportunity to step back from the day-to-day and reconnect…in a healthy way.

Designed to help you truly unwind and enjoy the moment, Elysia’s Relax to Focus or Body, Mind, Unwind add-ons are new enhancements which can be added to any signature stay. Relax to Focus combines a Classic Facial, Swedish Massage and Hand or Foot Ritual, while Body, Mind, Unwind offers a holistic mix of wellness coaching, Classic Facial, Swedish Massage and choice of Feldenkrais or Acupuncture treatment.

With a different activity starting almost every hour, guests can choose to be as active – or inactive – as they like during their stay, but those looking to truly relax might like to join a guided meditation, early morning yoga or tai chi session, or stretch class; or opt for a pampering ritual together in a shared double treatment room.

 Couple goals
Ever heard the saying, ‘the couple that works out together stays together’ – probably not – but sharing your fitness goals with your partner is a great way to motivate each other and stay accountable, boosting the likelihood of adopting healthier habits for life.

While all guests keen to kick start their fitness training are welcome to join activities such as high-intensity cardio and strength training, boxing, hiking, indoor cycling, tennis and boot camp – nothing like a little competition between loved ones to spur your performance – those looking for extra expertise can add a Motivate and Move or Physical Wellbeing package to incorporate personal training sessions and take-home training programs, in-body scans and sessions with a nutritionist or naturopath.

What’s included?
Every stay at Elysia includes nightly accommodation, a daily program of delicious, nutritious meals and snacks (primarily vegetarian and organic with fish and chicken occasionally included and no alcohol, red meat, caffeine, sugar, or saturated fat), the daily group activity program, and the use of luxe on-site facilities including a stunning heated 25-metre pool, outdoor resort-style pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, activity court and three fitness studios.

The on-site Day Spa is a haven for those looking to treat both mind and body with a range of steam rooms, relaxation lounges, purpose-built Vichy shower rooms, and a signature Watsu water therapy pool.

Elysia offers wellness retreat packages from two to seven nights staying in a choice of one, two or three-bedroom private suites. Prices start from $1,440 per person for a two-night stay. The new DIY add-on packages can be purchased to complement the existing two, three, four, five and seven-night all-inclusive packages.

Below is a sample Saturday program at Elysia for a taste of what to expect (selection of high and low intensity options included):

6.30am                 Tai chi
7.00am                 Deep water running or morning walk
8.00am                 Breakfast
9.00am                 Stretch
9.30am                 Gym circuit/fitball or spa treatment
11.00am              Cardio box or Pilates
12.00pm              Hike or guided walk
1.00pm                 Lunch
2.00pm                 Water polo or yoga
3.00pm                 Tennis or bocce
4.00pm                 Indoor cycling/stability class or spa treatment
5.30pm                 Mocktails
6.00pm                 Dinner
7.00pm                 Guest speaker

*Please note spa treatments are subject to availability, and advance bookings are recommended.

**For more information on the September Serenity Sale, click here.

SOURCE: Elysia Wellness Retreat


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