After a long, hectic year, we are surely in need of some recovery time to reconstitute our minds and bodies. Our goal this year is to leave all the negativity in 2021 and to enter the coming year with an entirely bright outlook full of cheerfulness and great expectations. What better way to kick off the year other than with a getaway retreat? We’ve gathered some insights about places that offer relaxation, wellbeing, wellness and more. 




If you are looking to sweat away your worries we would recommend you try a class of yoga or Pilates. Sarvam Yoga Studio offers a wide range of yoga classes that will fit your requirements and needs. Located in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, the studio opens its doors seven days a week with a full, lengthy schedule that’s sure to tickle your fancy. The goal is to learn something new every day, practice gratitude, find balance in your life and, most importantly, feel empowered and confident within one’s self.  The studio offers new programs every month that help you delve into the practice of yoga. Other than studio classes, Sarvam offers weekly workshops, activities, retreats and getaways. 




The Retreat Palm Dubai is home to the world’s first Rayya Wellness Center. They offer a range of tailor-made wellbeing and health programs within various packages. The program has been developed to focus on specific areas of physical and mental wellbeing. Detox and Cleanse to Yoga, Mindfulness, Emotional Wellness to Weight Management, Spa Wellness to Fitness, all of their classes are conducted in the grounds of their Dubai beach resort. So, if you are looking for a Zen-full getaway this is the place you want to look out for.  




Looking for other revitalization techniques? Why not try a Pilates class at Yoga Shala in Casablanca, Morocco. As a yoga and Pilates studio, you can enjoy both Pilates and/or yoga (vinyasa, hatha, yin restorative and others). You will relish the spacious and luminous rooms that overlook the ocean. In Sanskrit, Shala means “home” and this is the place where you will get to “meet” your new naked, genuine self.

I am an unpretentious believer of the saying “If your morning is fine, your day will be good”. Start your year the right way and do not hold back on anything left in the previous year!