Discover The Wellness Retreat at Capella Singapore

I love exploring the furthest corners of the world.  However, very often, I find myself returning from a vacation feeling like I need another one to recover from the first.  So after all the excitement of New Year, Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year, I finally decided that it was time to take a quieter sort of vacation.  I checked myself in for Capella Singapore’s new Wellness Retreat.

The retreat began with a private consultation with a dietician, and a wellness dinner at The Knolls.  I was fully expecting ‘rabbit food’, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that beyond a tasteless plate of greens, I was treated to a Thai Beef Salad, Baked Cod Fish with Olive Mozzarella Crust and Homemade Tiramisu – all nutritionist approved.  They tasted delicious, and left me feeling less lethargic than usual.

Baked Cod Fish with Olive Mozzarella Crust

Baked Cod Fish with Olive Mozzarella Crust

Day Two began bright and early at 7:30am with a personal training session with multiple Manhunt Singapore winner, Jovin Koh.  Jovin discussed my fitness abilities and goals with me before putting me through a series of weight resistance and intensive cardio exercises that gently tested my personal limits.

After ‘paying my dues’ at the gym, breakfast and lunch were rare treats. The highlight of the day however must have been the spa session at Auriga Spa.  The herbal steam room, ice foundation, vitality pool and 90-minute Shiatsu massage were uniquely revitalising.

By Day Three, I didn’t even need my alarm clock get up in time for sunrise yoga at 8am.  My body was so well rested that it didn’t scream for more snooze time.  Going through the gentle yoga postures also helped me discover a newfound sense of balance and well-being.

15. Sunrise Yoga

I emerged from the retreat feeling more than five years younger and absolutely radiant.  I also scored useful tips to embark on a lifelong journey towards healthier living. Here are five detox tips I learnt from senior therapists of Auriga Spa Amapola Nazareno and Chang Huang Mei.

GET REAL – Avoid processed food as they are packed with chemicals and preservatives. Pick real and whole food, whenever possible.

DECAF – Avoid drinking too much coffee and black tea – these stimulants dehydrate the body.

REHYDRATE – Drink up to 2 litres of water daily. Keep a bottle on your desk so you won’t forget.

BRUSH UP – Use a body brush in the morning to stimulate lymphatic circulation and drainage.

SUPPLEMENT – Natural supplements can help your body cope with a hectic and stressful lifestyle. Vitamins, antioxidants, probiotics and other superfood sweep away harmful free radicals and flush out toxins to keep your body in tip top condition.

To find out more about Capella Singapore’s Wellness Retreat or making reservations, please dial +65 6591 5000 or email


Yoga In Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

There is nothing like yoga in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.  A tropical environment set on the ocean with approximately 300 sunny days per year, friendly people, and delicious food make it a perfect location for wellness retreats.  It is a place where you can invigorate and inspire your workout routine.

It is no wonder that Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is this year’s host of one of the most important yoga events – Campus Yoga.  From October 25-27 our towns will be hosting renowned international yoga teachers Sadie Nardini, Jenny Cornero, Nubia Teixeira and Alejandro Maldonaldo.  In addition to yoga classes, the event will offer a multitude of activities.  The list includes meditation, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, aromatherapy classes, vegetarian cooking classes, a holistic bazaar and more!  Ixtapa Zihuatanejo will become a destination for all who love yoga and wellness, as well as for the interested novice.  If you are interested in participating, I invite you to contact your Capella Ixtapa Personal Assistant  for more information on classes, schedules and fees, and to reserve your space.

Yoga in Ixtapa

With all the wellness activities happening in town, I am happy to share with you that at Capella Ixtapa we have renewed our spa and fitness offerings as well.  From Zumba to Body Sculpt to Core & More, there is definitely a class for everyone.  My favorite is Yogalates, which is a fusion of poses and stretches of yoga and pilates.  The class takes place on the yoga deck and it is amazing to workout alongside the ocean views and the sounds of waves crashing below.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is an inspiring destination for a wellness retreat or vacation.  I hope to see you at Campus Yoga this October and any time here at Capella Ixtapa.

Yoga En Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Su privilegiada ubicación junto al océano, su clima tropical con alrededor de 300 días de sol al año, su gente hospitalaria, y deliciosa comida hacen de Ixtapa Zihuatanejo el destino perfecto para un saludable retiro de yoga, y un lugar donde recargar e inspirarse para retomar una vida saludable.

No es una sorpresa que Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sea anfitrión este año de uno de los eventos más importantes de Yoga – el Campus Yoga. De Octubre 25 al 27 nuestra ciudad será anfitriona de renombrados instructores de Yoga como Sadie Nardini, Jenny Cornero, Nubia Teixeira y Alejandro Maldonado. Además de sesiones de yoga, el evento tendrá multitud de actividades. La lista incluye meditaciones, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, clases de aromaterapia, clases de cocina vegetariana, un bazar holístico y mucho más! Ixtapa Zihuatanejo se convertirá en el destino de todos los amantes del yoga y la meditación, así también como para aquellos primerizos interesados en el tema. Si estás interesado en participar, te invito que contactes a nuestros Asistentes Personales de Capella Ixtapa para más información sobre las clases, fechas, costos, y por supuesto para reservar tu lugar.

Yoga in Ixtapa

Además de estas saludables actividades ocurriendo en la ciudad, me alegra mucho comunicarles que en Capella Ixtapa hemos renovado nuestra oferta de spa y fitness. Con sesiones de Zumba, fisiculturismo y mucho más, siempre habrá una clase para cada tipo de entrenamiento. Mi favorita es el Yogalates, el cual como su nombre indica, es una fusión de posiciones y estiramientos del yoga y pilates. La clase tiene lugar en nuestro deck para yoga el cual es espectacular para ejercitarse junto al océano mientras disfrutamos y nos relajamos con las vistas y sonidos de las olas del océano.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo es un destino que inspira bienestar y salud, perfecto para una vacación relajante o un retiro saludable. Espero verlos en Campus Yoga este Octubre y en cualquier otra fecha también en Capella Ixtapa.