Wellness Vietnam organized a 10-day Yoga and Cultural Retreat for a group of twenty Americans. The yoga retreat was organized by Lynne Minton, an instructor with more than 20 years teaching experience, and also for the opportunity to personally experience Vietnam, a country they’ve only read in history books and seen on television. The retreat took place at Amiana Resort in Nha Trang, chosen for its five star facility and secluded pristine location at Turtle Bay. The 10-day program offered a balance of intensive yoga practice with time for exploring the surrounding environment and local culture.
Wellness is an inherent part of the Vietnamese culture and society, especially in northern Vietnam where traditional Vietnamese medicine dates back thousands of years. Today, traditional herbal medicine and therapies such as acupuncture continue to serve an important role in health maintenance and disease management alongside western medicine and hospitals.
A wellness holiday doesn’t necessarily require a retreat program to achieve results. Sometimes it’s as simple as spending quiet time in nature to restore balance to your mental, physical and spiritual health. Only 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao feels like a world away from modern life.