AlUla set to feature 2nd edition of wellness retreat
Five Senses Sanctuary, the flagship experience of AlUla Wellness Festival and the region’s leading retreat for wellness practices, yoga, physical and mental health will return to AlUla from September 29 to October 8.
Perfect for corporate groups, friends and family groups looking for fun and healthy bonding experiences, the 10 days event will feature more opportunities to engage and stimulate all five senses.
In this edition a particular focus will be on the healing power of music; the use of art as therapy and dance and the movement of the body connected to the holistic forces of the moon and the stars. The exciting mix of immersive experiences is aimed at furthering self-connection, revising inner-feelings and igniting positive change.
As in the first edition, Five Senses Sanctuary will introduce an impressive list of yogi celebrities, motivational speakers, engaging workshops, musical performances, customised retail inspired by AlUla and much more.
International practitioners from edition one of Five Senses Sanctuary will be back to continue their connection to AlUla and its landscapes. These include international classical yoga, mindfulness and wisdom coach, Manish Pole; guitar player and singer Dan Moores - who will enchant the attendees with his selection of inspiring songs; and author, psychologist and Handpan musician, Valentina Adeeva, to co-create healing and peaceful music within group sessions.
Locally-renowned practitioners returning include Khaled Nahfawi, who will introduce dedicated sessions inspired by AlUla’s outdoors and nature - a popular trend in wellness. Ghalia AlMadani will lead a new series of mindfulness rituals, restoration breath works and other influencing health practices. Nancy Zabaneh will offer her series of meditation sessions to the Sanctuary’s attendees.
As the guardians of AlUla’s nature, heritage and culture, the female talents of arts school, Madrasat Addeera will run dedicated sessions to showcase their creativity, speak about their experiences and interact with visitors in a continued drive to amplify their voices to the world.
Five Senses Sanctuary will be located in a new spot close to Ikmah Oasis, with easy access for all visitors. Five Senses Sanctuary will run from 29th September till 8th of October. Set in a stunning and tranquil landscape, spectacular outdoor spaces will host carefully programmed and curated activities, classes and exclusive retreat packages that take place throughout the 10-days.