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Guide to wellbeing retreats for business

Wellness & WellbeingWellness is a word we're all familiar with nowadays, but it's normally more understood in terms of spa treatments, yoga classes and me-time than a thorough overhaul of our inner lives. Let's face it, working through a list of personal demons with complete strangers might not be everyone's idea of the perfect tropical holiday.

But this movement towards emotional detox holidays is gathering pace, not only for individuals but for corporate groups too. More and more companies are realising that happy workers are productive workers, and investing in employee wellbeing is a wise choice.

Here at Air Mauritius, we're at the forefront of this trend, and last month we launched our new Wellness and Wellbeing Programme. Run in conjunction with a number of travel partners, the first Wellness Retreat was held at LUX* Grand Gaube and was aimed at encouraging people to take some time away from the office and put themselves first.

Key to the programme is South African life coach Kate Emmerson who has honed her skills over the last 10 years to develop highly personalised and specialised programmes. By taking part in physical activity and learning proven techniques for de-stressing – and even how to reconcile difficult relationships and challenging situations – Kate's focus is on how you can free yourself of negative energies both at home and at work.

But of course, it's not all hard work and navel-gazing. We're in Mauritius after all, so even the most introspective soul-searching comes with a side of sunshine, swimming and sea breezes. We'll even throw in chocolate biscuits at regular intervals too.

Still sceptical? Journalist Lesley Stone was a tiny bit cynical herself, but take a look at her recent article to see what she had to say about her Mauritian wellbeing experience: Soul searching in the sun.

Tempted to book a holiday to Mauritius? Visit our website to check flight availability and book online.

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