In a natural extension of Anantara’s unique Balance wellness concept, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers announces the launch of a range of wellness retreats powered by Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR). The transformational retreats, ranging from three to seven night programmes, promise to deliver long-term health benefits and a positive lifestyle impact, as well as the inspiration found in extraordinary destinations including Thailand and the Maldives.

Designed around LHR’s philosophy that wellness retreats should be more than a ‘healthy holiday’ and effect long-term lifestyle change, the exclusive range of results-oriented programmes offer professional guidance by experienced fitness, nutrition and wellness experts and ‘mindset re-programming’, along with a realistic, motivational action plan and post-retreat coaching support.

Fitness & Weight Loss Retreats enable guests to benefit from personalised coaching and workouts, to learn about fitness and weight loss myths, as well as scientifically proven methods. Participants develop a thorough understanding of food and nutrition, and receive the tools to establish healthy habits. Each guest receives detailed, personal information about their body and how to most efficiently maximize health, while burning fat and losing weight. Ultimately, guests return home with a smart, achievable and healthy plan that fits into their daily life and helps to realise their goals. Fitness & Weight Loss Retreats are available at Anantara Si Kao Resort along an untouched stretch of Andaman coastline in southern Thailand from 20 – 27 May 2016 and from 17 – 24 June 2016 with prices starting from THB18,200 and at the tropical Thai island hideaway of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort from 22 – 29 April and 3 – 10 June 2016 with prices starting from THB24,700, as well as in the Maldives from 20 - 27 May 2016 at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort with prices starting from USD1,329 (all prices exclude taxes and service charges).

Yoga Retreats strengthen and revitalise the body, refresh and empower the mind, while balancing and uplifting the spirit. Each day starts with a dynamic two-hour yoga flow practice to invigorate and cleanse the body. Afternoon seminars provide guidance on yoga poses, so that guests can develop a deeper and more beneficial routine to put into practice back home. Nutritional advice promotes healthy eating habits. In the evenings, yin yoga stretching or meditation sessions offer a wealth of holistic benefits. Guests are empowered to leave feeling de-stressed, nourished, strong and confident – ready to face the world afresh. Yoga Retreats are available at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort on the Thai island of Phuket from 1 - 8 July 2016 with prices starting from THB24,700, as well as at the Maldivian paradise of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort or Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort from 15 - 22 April 2016 with prices starting from USD1,329 (all prices exclude taxes and service charges).

Each retreat includes return airport transfers, luxury Anantara accommodation and healthy meals on a full board basis, a complimentary Anantara Spa treatment, one-to-one coaching, at least four hours a day of workouts, seminars and classes, as well as 30 days of follow-up coaching.

Start your own healthy journey with Anantara Balance Wellness Retreats today.

Go to http://www.anantara.com/sparetreat for more information or to make a reservation or follow #AnantaraBalance.and @AnantaraBalance on Instagram.