by Sneha Rupani
Health and wellness are priorities this year at The Slate, as guests are encouraged to improve their health with a long-term, holistic approach. The Slate has introduced additional yoga offerings and year-round wellness experiences at their award-winning destination spa – Coqoon.
Expect to be educated and twisted in the accomplished hands of wellness and yoga specialist Charlène Limoges as she leads The Slate’s yoga offerings. Her combination of breathing exercises, postures, meditation and relaxation are the perfect tools to balance the mind and tone the body.
Charlène joined The Slate with over ten years of experience, having taught in renowned studios across the globe, including France, India and Morocco. All wellness experiences at The Slate include an hour-long consultation with Charlène who will create a bespoke well-being and nutrition plan based on each guest’s health and wellness goals. This is further supported by practical advice on how to achieve long-term lifestyle changes.
Charlène’s individual and group yoga sessions feature Ashtanga yoga ‘asanas’ or poses where breath and alignment principles are used to promote relaxation and healing. Some sequences are aimed at weight loss by focusing on cleansing, balancing, and rejuvenating inner organs and optimising their functions. While others focus on reducing stress, relieving back pain and improving flexibility. Children are not left out with specialised kids yoga sessions which offer easy-to-do poses that will help aid stress management, all while fostering cooperation and compassion. For guests with specific ailments of the body or mind, Charlène will tailor a yoga practice suitable to each individual’s needs.
In addition to yoga classes, Charlène offers workshops on curbing addictions such as alcohol and smoking; mindful eating and how to incorporate it into daily life, and managing stress and anxiety by learning steps to relieve pressure and regain control. Charlène strongly believes in meditation, and with her guided classes, guests can recharge to bring focus and clarity back to their body and mind.
Fitness fans can enjoy classes and activities on tennis, archery, Pilates, Fit Ball and Muay Thai boxing at the resort’s Fitness Studio. Visit The Slate’s Shore Thing beach club set alongside the sheltered shores of Nai Yang which has everything you need for fun in the sun with scuba diving and other water sports.
If idling the day away is more of your style, turn your attention back to the Coqoon Spa. The sanctuary is built around a tropical garden with eight treatment rooms-for-two, the highlight of which is the spectacularly woven Nest built into a century-old banyan tree. The spa programme is designed to offer treatments that evoke healing using the relaxation techniques of Thai massage.
A brand new series of seasonal and year-round restful and rejuvenating experiences have been unveiled this year – the Hit & Heal Package lets guests enjoy a 60-minute Thai Boxing Class to increase endurance and fitness levels followed by a 60-minute relaxing Thai Massage that helps stretch and support sore muscles. Couples can enjoy a special romantic package, Loving Hands, where they can indulge in a 60-minute body massage of their choice, followed by a 30-minute exotic milk bath to allow time to relax and reconnect. Children are also welcome at Coqoon, with each child receiving a complimentary 30-minute chocolate scrub or massage when they accompany mum and dad to the spa.
Nutritious, clean eating can be found at many of The Slate’s dining outlets. Breakfast at Tin Mine includes plenty of protein and gluten-free options, fresh green juices, vegetables and fruit, organic eggs and zero sugar, natural cereals. Underground Café, a breezy open-air venue by the water’s edge offers healthful options with protein-packed salads, cold-pressed juices and cut fruits – all focusing on natural and locally
With The Slate’s holistic approach to health, we guarantee you will walk away rejuvenated and balanced. For more information and bookings, please visit www.theslatephuket.com