News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Pioneering Health Retreat Promises Optimal Wellbeing

Press Release from Aro Ha

27 November 2013


Pioneering Health Retreat Promises Optimal Wellbeing

For those seeking optimal health and wellbeing Aro Ha promises the ultimate elixir. The new Wellness Centre set to open in January 2014 exclusively offers fully-inclusive Wellness Adventures which are immersive detox retreats designed to encourage exceptional physical and emotional wellbeing. Unlike most health retreats, Aro Ha takes a holistic approach that requires consistent participation that will yield unparalleled results.

The blueprint has been refined over the last decade by Managing Partner Damian Chaparro. The retreats are based on the proven results from Damian’s experience at world-renowned health retreat, The Ashram California. These programs are legendary for exceptional results, celebrity clientele, and lengthy waitlists, according to Chaparro.

“We have developed Aro Ha as an innovative wellness concept to facilitate life changing and body morphing practices,” says Damian Chaparro, who created Aro Ha, a $30million purpose-built facility, with fellow American Chris Madison. “We searched the world for the best possible place to create this retreat and found it on the Wyuna Preserve near Queenstown.”

Aro Ha’s five and seven day all-inclusive Wellness Adventures are targeted at small groups working together to succeed as a team. A typical day at Aro Ha begins before 6am with sunrise Vinyasa Yoga followed by a 3-4 hour sub-alpine hike, dynamic strength training, meditation, therapeutic massage and other featured programming. Remaining time is spent with sessions in the contrast hydro spa, which includes infra-red or Finnish saunas and outdoor hot and cold pools. All elements of the wellness retreats are seamlessly integrated for a unified approach to overall wellbeing, and a team of leading international experts, both in-house and guest educators, will deliver all activities.

The daily program is supported by an organic vegetarian diet that has been specifically developed for Aro Ha. The cuisine has been created with detoxification in mind and limits guests to a maximum of 1200 calories daily. Examples of dishes served include sprouted avocado benedict with a cucumber lime juice cleanser for breakfast, and carrot tacos with living green corn chowder for dinner. Alcohol is off the menu.

“Guests will simply arrive, unplug, and experience the shift from the daily roller coaster of modern diet and lifestyle, towards the natural high that fully delivers the feeling of being ecstatically alive and centred,” says Chaparro.

The retreat complex is built to exacting standards combining leading-edge architecture and design, permaculture principles and sustainability.

Aro Ha opens on 12 January 2014 with a 7-day Delve Deep retreat. Pricing for a 5-day Enrich and Invigorate retreat starts at NZ$4550 per person and 7-day Delve Deep retreat at NZ$6250 pp, land-only, fully inclusive of all meals, and intensive programming.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news