Meditation and martial arts in Japan
In the south of Japan, the seldom-explored Yakushima Island has winding rivers that run through its ancient cedar forests like veins. Here, under Yakushima’s canopy, the restorative power of practising mindfulness in the woods — known as shinrin-yoku – was scientifically proven to reduce stress.
Be introduced to a karate master and embark on a journey into a storied martial art. Together you can meditate using the hara breathing technique and learn how to control your movement and maximise awareness.
A deserted island escape with freediving instructor
Marooned on a private island with an expert survival guide, learn how to build your own camp, fish with minimal supplies and survive overnight. A freediving instructor will be there to teach you how to hold your breath for longer underwater by using techniques derived from yoga and meditation.
You will be taught to unlock your dive reflex, lower your heart rate and restrict blood flow, while taking part in your very own Robinson Crusoe escape.
Unlocking mind over matter in Norway
In the midst of a Norwegian winter, you can learn the techniques of the Wim Hof Method from a private instructor, mastering its three main pillars: cold therapy, breathing and commitment. Embracing the Arctic cold with a plunge into its waters can expose you to a cascade of health benefits such as fat loss, a fortified immune system and a rush of endorphins.
We can teach you breathing techniques that will heighten the oxygen in your blood and induce a state of calmness. All the while exploring one of the most spectacular outdoor playgrounds on the planet.