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Popular Speyside hotel announces first ever wellness retreat

Luxury hotel, The Craigellachie in Speyside, is inviting guests to unwind this April with the launch of its first wellness retreat.

Published: February 12, 2020

Located in the heart of whisky country, the popular hotel - which is home to the Quaich whisky bar and Copper Dog pub - has teamed up with bespoke company, Retreat Life, to bring the first wellness and fitness retreat to Speyside.

The retreat

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Picture: The Craigellachie

The bespoke retreat will include daily fitness classes with motivating trainers, world-class practitioners, restorative yoga, forest walks, guided meditations, wild swimming and activities only available in the area.

The Craigellachie offers guests the opportunity to relax, re-energise and reconnect with nature thanks to its picturesque and tranquil location.

During the wellness retreat stay, guests can look forward to treatments such as a healing massage in the treatment room with Mauli Rituals. Mauli celebrates centuries-old Ayurvedic tradition for layering, using healing herbs and fragrant flowers.

In addition, Retreat Life will introduce an Omnos test for all guests; an innovative DNA and lifestyle test that will provide invaluable insights into particular areas of wellness including nutrition, health and performance.

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Individual Mindset sessions will help to unlock your potential and inspirational talks on genomics and nutrition alongside one on one consultations with a nutritional specialist will ensure that all guests discover new and exciting ways to expand their lives.

What's included?

wellness retreat

Picture: The Craigellachie

The retreat will run from 2nd - 5th April, this will include a four day, three night stay which includes three daily delicious, healthy meals, snacks and beverages, which will be created with locally sourced, organic seasonal produce, keeping guests positively re-fuelled and nutritionally balanced throughout the retreat.

The package also includes one massage per person, daily yoga, guided meditation, fitness training, local activities, mindset and nutrition consultations, airport transfers and a welcome gift.

The Craigellachie Hotel managing director, Kevin Smith said: “We are looking forward to hosting the first ever Retreat Life program this April and bringing such a rejuvenating experience to Speyside.

"I’ve always said that we wanted to create a hotel that makes you feel at home when you arrive, and when you leave we want you to feel like you can’t wait to return.

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“Health and wellbeing is something we strongly encourage here at The Craigellachie Hotel, the location lends itself to reconnect with nature and find peace and tranquillity in your surroundings.

"From forest walks along the Speyside Way to wild salmon fishing on the Spey with our local Gillie only a short walk from the hotel’s doorstep, there is so much to be explored.

"We hope guests will leave with a positive, relaxed and healthy outlook after your stay with us. The ultimate Speyside experience awaits.”

Retreat Life co-founder Tilly Wood said: “We are so pleased to be partnering with the idyllic Craigellachie Hotel to launch Retreat Life.

"The Craigellachie Hotel strikes us as the ideal setting to re-energise and reconnect with nature. Retreat Life aims to create an inspiring space for relaxation, healing and fitness in the comfort and natural beauty of one of Britain’s most unique locations.”

Prices start from £1775 per person and can be booked via the Retreat Life website.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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