Grace Belgravia is London’s swankiest health and wellbeing club for women. It’s where we’d be if we had a. the money (it costs around £5,000 a year) and b. the time (you’d want to get your money’s worth). Now there’s a way to combine the spoiling Grace experience with a healthy holiday by signing up for one of the club’s retreats in partnership with three of our favourite European hotels. The retreats all feature an expert team from Grace Belgravia including Amanda Denton, yoga, massage and aromatherapy expert, Carolyne Ji, detox treatment specialist, and Leo Cosendai, a pranayama kriya teacher and gong bath sound therapist. The Capri Palace Retreat includes a four-night stay, a bespoke wellbeing menu, daily yoga as well as the hotel’s signature Capri Leg School Treatment for cellulite and vascular problems and other innovative spa treatments. In the evening there are gong sound bath meditations and daily wellbeing talks. There will also be plenty of time to relax and soak in the panoramic sea views or explore the nearby surroundings. 14-18 May 2017 from £2,575 per person in a double classic Garden Side on a full board basis, excluding flights and transfers.The four-day Yoga on the Lake Retreat takes place at Grand Hotel Tremezzo and will feature daily yoga, specialist spa treatments, sound bath therapy and wellbeing talks in a picturesque location on the shores of the Lake. 24–28 September 2017, from £2,700 per person on a full board basis, excluding flights and transfers. The five-night Yoga in the Mountains escape takes place at Gstaad Palace in Switzerland incorporates a mind balancing programme of daily yoga and gong sound bath meditation, wellbeing talks, a signature ‘Jardin des Monts’ energising massage, bespoke mountain wellness activities tailored to each guest as well as a session with Ziggie Bergman, one of the UK’s foremost holistic beauty expert and practitioner in the Zone Face Lift, who will be sharing facial reflexology techniques for instant anti-ageing and tension release. Other activities include a cooking lesson and free time to relax or indulge in further treatments. 18-23 June 2017, from £3,500 per person based on single occupancy on a full board basis, excluding flights and transfers.
BY MAGGIE O'SULLIVAN