It is a common misconception that yoga is not fast-paced enough to rid you of those extra pounds. However, you don’t have to look very far to find numerous testimonies of passionate yogis who swear by yoga, declaring it an extremely effective weight-loss technique. So, although to an outsider, yoga may appear to be just a series of light stretches and deep breaths, rendering it too low intensity to be an effective way to lose weight; for those of you who have already practiced yoga, you know that this is a severe misconception.

 

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Lyndall Mitchell is an accredited coach, speaker, author and consultant with over 20 years’ experience and expertise in the business and healthcare sectors. She is the Founder of the award-winning Aurora Spa Group and is a sought after commentator on business and wellness, recently featuring in the Australian Financial Review, the Today Show and the Sydney Morning Herald. Her Masterclass of Wellness, developed in 2015 with fellow coach Shannah Kennedy has toured Australia and given the opportunity for hundreds of executives to learn about wellness, mindfulness and stress reduction. Through her spas, coaching and speaking, Lyndall helps clients achieve their biggest, best and happiest lives.

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Revitalise your mind and body with our blissful detox retreats in Asia. It is often overlooked just how many toxins our bodies are exposed to in the modern world. Not only are nasty impurities hiding in the food we eat, but they can also be found in the air we breathe and the products we use daily. From boosting your energy and curbing food cravings, to managing stress and promoting skin heath, there are a whole host of benefits for you to discover on our luxurious detox holidays. Enjoy everything from Ayurvedic massages in India to organic, detoxifying facials in Malaysia which will have you going home feeling refreshed and re-energised.

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Tell us about the resort – what makes Kamalaya so special?

Having heard so many glowing reviews about Kamalaya, I was very excited to experience it myself and understand what makes it such a special place with such a high rate of repeat guests. From the beautiful location to the nurturing spa treatments and nourishing food, it’s impossible to visit Kamalaya and not feel instantly better in yourself.  

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With new wellness products, yoga studios and health retreats launching on the daily, the wellness world is booming like never before. A simple scroll on Instagram will have you bombarded with turmeric lattes, fitness junkies and intricate yoga poses fuelling the wellness revolution and encouraging you to jump on the bandwagon. The notion of wellness includes a wide array of different aspects with everything from eating healthily and practicing yoga to meditation and exercising.

 

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Shannah Kennedy is a qualified and accredited life strategist, sought after business advisor, keynote speaker, facilitator and best-selling author. She has more than 10 years’ experience working in senior strategic sports marketing roles working on major events and projects with leading sports brands, Olympians and other elite athletes.

She saw first hand case after case of corporate/high performance burn out and she herself succumbed to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After this experience, Shannah established a new coaching business pioneering the application of wellness principles, working with a range of senior executives, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, organisations, teams and individuals wanting to find real balance and purpose in work and life. Shannah’s coaching process and insights challenge conventional values around what it means to be successful, what drives sustained high performance and find true balance. Shannah’s lives by the ethos: “Stop being a passenger in life, jump into the driver’s seat and take control with calm confidence.”

Find inspiration as we talk to Shannah Kennedy in our #StrongHealthyWomen interview.

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The world is your oyster with our top 5 life-changing bucket list travel experiences. These exceptional holidays take a classic experience abroad and turn it into something bigger and better. With a range of fun-filled activities and rejuvenating spa treatments these fantastic adventurous destinations have something for everyone. Step out of your comfort-zone and explore nature, challenging yourself physically and mentally, and engage with exciting and unique environments. From a ‘spa-fari’ in African to treepod dining in Thailand get ready to extend that ever-growing bucket list as we give you the run-down on the most life-changing travel experiences.

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Tell us about the resort – what makes Aphrodite Hills so special?

Aphrodite Hills Golf and Spa Resort is a luxury 5-star resort nestled in the hills above Paphos and overlooking the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodite Hills also proudly boasts the best golf course in Cyprus, making it the perfect destination for a golf break.

 

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Renae Leith-Manos is a Sydney-based writer and mum who travels the world writing about her adventures, life, wellness, fashion, food and luxury.  She worked in the Custom Media division of ACP Magazines for several years conceptualising editorial strategies for clients, which has led her to diversify into marketing, editorial and online strategies for Australian and global businesses. She founded BondiBeauty.com.au, one of Australia’s leading resources for women’s wellness as well as her travel and lifestyle blog, Renae’s World.

Find inspiration as we talk about her self-care routine and the things that motivate her in our Strong Healthy Woman interview with Renae Leith-Manos:

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What seems to be ages ago, I decided to venture out into the world of wellprenuership—a trend in business I know I’d be well suited for. And yes, indeed I am. Combining my knowledge about health and wellness to my passion for travel is nothing short of ideal. People often think it must be nice, being your own boss, talking about dreamy holiday destinations and getting to experience these destinations first hand. I cannot lie, it is nice, but it isn’t easy either.

 

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Samantha Lippiatt is an entrepreneur, healthy lifestyle advocate and co-founder of Australia’s first specialty wellness travel company Health and Fitness Travel. Samantha has an unbridled enthusiasm for all things travel, health and fitness and is committed to providing healthy holidays options that not only enhance but change lives. In between travelling and when not in the office, Samantha can usually be found by the water, be that at the beach where she is learning to kite board or in the ocean enjoying scuba diving.

Find inspiration as we celebrate the importance of self-care with our Strong Healthy Woman interview with Samantha Lippiatt: 

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Discover the world through Pilates as we share our top 10 Pilates retreats around the world. From Portugal and France to Mauritius and Thailand, these lush locations are sure to tickle your fancy. Developed by Joseph Pilates this method is designed to help you improve your concentration and control your breathing, precision and flow of the body. With a stay at one of these luxurious retreats you’ll be training muscles you didn’t even know existed whilst exploring the world and giving your mind and body a well-deserved break.

 

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Awaken your senses and strengthen those muscles on our Fusion Fitness™ retreats in Europe. With a wide range of action-packed activities to choose from and renowned fitness and wellness facilities, these superb retreats have something for everyone. Give yourself a physical challenge with these tailor-made activities and enjoy personalised one to one activities and treatments for the ultimate fitness escape. From strength training in Croatia to golfing in Italy, you don’t have to travel far to find your ideal fitness getaway and create lasting memories whilst you’re at it.

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Discover how to cleanse and nurture your body in just a few days with our top 7 short-haul detox retreats. Get ready to expel those nasty toxins and break unhealthy habits in a choice of superb destinations including Italy, Greece, Turkey and France. Gain incredible knowledge about how to best benefit your body with a range of health tests including everything from a glycaemic and lipid structure evaluation in Italy to a biophysical evaluation in Portugal. Treat your body to a rejuvenating diet with detox supplements, healthy and delicious meals or daily cleansing juices for a truly refreshing detox holiday experience.

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With so many celebs raving about its miraculous properties, apple cider vinegar has become the latest health miracle that everyone’s talking about. This healthy concoction has been proven to cause amazing health benefits both inside and out. Unlike most fad diets, apple cider vinegar is here to stay so make sure you opt for the organic and unfiltered bottle to fully benefit from its powers and be sure to always dilute it in water so it’s not too acidic. An alternative therapy for skin conditions, hair health and  weight-loss, this powerful home remedy can be used for almost anything. Keep on scrolling to discover all you need to know about incorporating this magical health potion into your life.

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Media personality, Deborah Hutton, is one of Australia’s most respected and recognised public figures. Founder of the Balance by Deborah Hutton community, she’s also a distinguished television presenter, magazine editor, ambassador, spokesmodel and a supporter of several charities. Throughout her career and many years of hard work, Deborah has become a measure of good taste, style and professional achievement.

Join us as we celebrate the importance of self-care with our Strong Healthy Woman interview with Deborah Hutton:

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Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system. Rapidly emerging as a leading cause of death among Australians, it is also one of the primary causes of heart attacks, strokes, amputations, kidney failure, depression, dementia and severe infections – all of which contribute to premature death. 

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Lorna Jane Clarkson is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lorna Jane and is credited as being the inventor of the cultural phenomenon that is Activewear. She is also a wellness guru, author, entrepreneur, the single most awarded Activewear designer and an eternal optimist. Her Active Living Philosophy inspires millions of women globally to love themselves, chase their dreams and live their happiest and healthiest life each and every day through the daily practice of Move Nourish Believe.

 Find inspiration as we talk about her day in the life, her approach to well-being and her self-care routine:

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With Wimbledon 2018 well and truly under way, the ever-growing fever is tangible, and nobody is immune. Luckily, we are here to treat you with the tried and tested cure, sharing our top tennis holidays and tips from experts that are guaranteed to inspire you. Whether you’re as serious as Andy Murray or simply enjoy working up a sweat before the spa, gain the advantage this summer with an epic sporting holiday. After a morning on the court with expert coaches, ward off tennis elbow through the expertise of professional chiropractors and rejuvenating spa treatments, leaving your body ready to hit the courts again tomorrow. Game, set, match.  

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Tell us about the resort – what makes Aphrodite Hills special?  

Just a 15-minute drive from Paphos located on a plateau overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is the luxury 5-star Aphrodite Hills.  A golf course surrounds the resort which provides unspoilt sea views and creates a real feeling of open space which I found immediately calming and relaxing.

Although popular with families, particularly during the summer season, the hotel has so much space and many adult only areas (such as the adult only restaurant, bar, pool and spa). I found Aphrodite Hills very peaceful, (even though I visited at the start of the October half term) and I left feeling totally rejuvenated.  

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