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Top Wellness Spots in Bangkok

September 01, 2017
PenCities Bangkok 28-08-17
Perfect your downward dog, realign your chakras, awaken your chi and sip a herbal tea – with the help of our round-up of Bangkok’s best yoga, holistic and meditation spaces.

Rasayana Retreat
Feeling slow and sluggish? Rasayana promises a feel-good fix. Occupying a peaceful garden compound tucked behind the main Sukhumvit drag, this is one of the city’s first raw food and holistic centres, with an enduring rep for its cleansing programs and spa treatments. Cooking is all virtuously animal-, wheat-, gluten- and dairy-free – nibble on larb dip, mock-salmon sushi, courgette carbonara, an angelic version of banoffee pie and other such treats. You can even have Rasayana’s five-daily dishes delivered to your home, hotel or office...

Yoga Elements
Whether you’re a newbie or prodigy, Adrian Cox will have you suitably toned and flexitailed before you can say ‘chakra khan’ at his sunny, spacious studio 5 mins from Asoke BTS. Even fellow teachers drop in to pick up some pointers (and untangle some knots) from this expert India-trained yogi. Pop along around sunrise or sunset for a serene view of the city while you downward dog.

TRIA
Don't be put off by TRIA’s hospital-like exterior, inside is a luxurious urban sanctuary that’s home to steam baths, in/outdoor pools, infrared saunas, massages and a plethora of expert nip/tuck treatments to boot. Their speciality lies in alternative, holistic and colonic therapies that will have you detoxed and prettified both inside and out.

Shambhala Meditation Centre
This friendly meditation centre practises and teaches Samatha Vipassana: a calming, mindfulness exercise. Originating from the Buddha Shakyamuni, the techniques have been honed to perfection over the last 2,500 years. Every Saturday afternoon, Shambhala hosts a relaxed, guided drop-in meditation and discussion class.

Lotus Rei
Book a private reiki session, take a Kundalini yoga class, or drop the sprogs off for a dedicated kid’s class with Lotus Rei’s leading lady, Melanie. A multilingual expert in holistic therapies and a recognised Master Reiki teacher; Melanie helps you achieve balance (literally and figuratively) within the surrounds of her gorgeous teaky home studio. Ohmmmm.

Rasayana Retreat / 57 Soi Sukhumvit 39 / +66 2 662 4803 / 9am-9pm daily / rasayanaretreat.com
Yoga Elements / 7/F / Dhammalert Bldg / Sukhumvit Soi 13 / +66 2 255 9552 / 7am-9pm Mon-Thu, 7am-8pm Fri, 10am-5pm Sat-Sun / yogaelements.com
TRIA / 998/9 Rimklong Samsen Rd / +66 2 660 2620 / 7am-7pm daily / tria.co.th
Shambhala Meditation Centre / 2/F / 116/8 Sukhumvit Soi 2 / +66 86 788 7408 / Tue-Sat / shambhala.info
Lotus Rei / Omroom / Alma Link Bldg / 665 Maha Chai Rd / +66 89 893 1011 / 10am-5pm Mon-Fri / lotus-rei.com
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