Wellness has become a bit of a buzzword these days, which isn’t to say that’s negative; it’s not, but you can’t really go anywhere – a restaurant, the gym, the doctors, your own front room in front of the TV – without someone or something questioning your wellness. It’s adopted an almost mystical façade, as though ‘wellness’ is a well-kept secret that we’re only just discovering.
It isn’t. Wellness, put simply, is a positive approach to living; an active process of becoming more aware of ourselves and those around us to make positive choices towards a happier, healthier and ultimately more fulfilling way of life. To assess wellness is to assess much more than just our physical health through exercise and nutrition though and requires a bit of a mental detox too, and it is this that differentiates a yoga vacation from a yoga and wellness vacation.