Luxe NSW day spa Temple Skincare & Spa has just announced the launch of their latest initiative – Temple Retreats. Kicking off September 12th 2020, the first of these new global spa tours will see guests jetting off to Spain, with 3 nights in Barcelona, 2 nights in Valencia, and 2 nights in Madrid, with a packed itinerary of decadent spa and wellness visits and local experiences throughout.
We chatted to Director Rene Herald (Thorpe) to find out more about her incredible new venture.
What sparked the idea to create Temple Retreats?
Temple Retreats evolved due to a mutual passion that my spa manager and I share to provide a luxurious escape for independent women who work hard and choose to enjoy the finer things in life as their reward, or simply to provide women who love to travel with an opulent experience where every detail of their trip is taken care of. As women in business we all know the stress and pressure of wearing multiple hats and while our retreats are rich with experience and very special things, we also hand pick internationally acclaimed health and life coaches who specialise in mindfulness, growth-mindset, strategy and lifestyle guidance for a holistic experience that encompasses body, mind and spirit.
Who is the retreat designed for?
Temple Retreats is a 5 star experiential retreat designed for our Temple Skincare clients, beauty industry business owners and any women in corporate, executive or management positions to be honest! C level women (CEO, CFO etc) and business owners are most likely to benefit from the structured programs offered, although the core focus is experience, relaxation and luxury for women who need to enjoy the balance in life of downtime, personal development and indulgent experiences.
What will guests gain from the experience?
The retreat is all about balance, luxury, wellness, nurturing and personal connection, while having fun with like-minded woman who have a common interest of travel and indulgent experiences. We are doing all the things that women love, and that men whinge about when on holidays…hello shopping! lol. We start our journey in the popular coastal town of Sitges and exploring busstling Barcelona for 3 days, next we’re off to the picturesque Valencia for 2 nights and to conclude the blissful journey with a bang, we spend the last two nights in the chic and happening city of Madrid. Daily 5 star spa experiences in each destination involve a range of carefully thought-out therapies to complement each segment of the retreat.
Some of these are Oxygen cabins for re-energising, yoga and meditation every morning, personal stylist and shopping tour, tour to the growers markets and private cooking classes, cultural tours, remineralising in salt caves, personal development sessions, massages on tap, sailing around the coast, visiting hot springs and hydrotherapy centres and amazing food of course.
The retreat experiences all have an element of personal development for wellness but also deposit practical skills that can be utilised for productivity so that our guests can have the additional benefit of claiming the retreat as a business trip.
Any highlights you’re looking forward to most?
The retreat …mmmmm massage, spa rituals, massage, spa rituals…. and oh the cooking classes and catamaran cruise, with a lazy afternoon dip in the Mediterranean… actually all of it!
The retreat in Spain takes place in Sitges, Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid over 8 fabulous days and features Luxury Accommodation, over 8 Unique Spa & Wellness Experiences,
Over 13 delicious meals, more than 12 memorable experiences to include workshops by celebrated Spanish chefs, internationally acclaimed health coaches, a personal shopper & image consultant, a daily gift for each guest… and so much more.
The retreat activities have been researched for more than 3 months and only the best will do for our guests. Things like Magnesium Pools, Thermal Pool, Natural Geothermal Springs, Nordic Walking and a choice of interesting rituals such as Himalayan Salt Journey’s, Pinot Noir Body & Bath Journey or the Holistic Full Body Journey are just a few of the exotic experiences our guests can expect.
Will you be planning another trip for next year?
Due to the interest we have been receiving in our 2020 Spanish Temple Retreat, we have decided to launch the dates so you can plan your calendar and practise your salsa! We will be launching our early bird special to the public in July. To ensure the quality of our retreat is an exceptional experience, we are limited to only taking 10-12 guests, so as spaces are limited, we have to take those who commit first.
Bigger picture is that we are planning local Wellness Retreats in Australia a couple of times a year and these experiential Retreats overseas annually.
Registrations are now open, and the early bird ticket price of $13,500 includes:
*return air fares to Spain
*over 8 Spa and Wellness experiences
*over 13 delicious meals included
*over 12 unforgettable experiences
*and more than 8 surprise gifts for you!
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