The ‘Nourishment Day’ retreat takes place every last Sunday of each month at Dai Lai, a 45-minute drive from Hanoi. It’s called ‘Nourishment Day’ for a reason. The retreat is designed as an opportunity to reconnect with nature – a means to nourish the soul, mind and body. Founded and organized by long time Hanoian expat, Peter Wilkes, the retreat is currently attended by expats with an average about 30 participants.
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.