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Reconnecting to Nature

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Reconnecting to Nature

A Rainforest Wellness Retreat

2 - 5 May, 2019

Cove 55, Kuching, Sarawak

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As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors and technology changes our lives forever, we are more connected to everyone on social media than Mother Nature. 

A large body of research is documenting the positive impact of being in nature or exposed to nature - from social, psychological and emotional life. Studies show being in nature leads to reduced stress levels, blood pressure, strengthen immune system, boost of energy, mood, creativity, concentration and behavioural changes that improve mood and general well-being

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Discover the healing power of this rainforest wellness retreat at Cove 55, a boutique resort nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Santubong in Kuching, Sarawak.

This experiential retreat is developed specifically to invigorate, reset and reconnect to ourselves through twice daily yoga, meditation, breath-work, nutritious food, nature walks and wellness workshops, guiding you for a lifetime of optimal wellbeing. 

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Daily sunrise vinyasa and evening restorative practices will be held by the pool or at the exquisite covered deck with ocean views over the South China Sea. With carefully sequenced poses, the asana practices are weaved together with gentle unwinding movements and breath-work.

Detailed alignment, sensory awareness and mindfulness is emphasised to encourage deep listening towards a compassionate understanding of one’s own mind-body connection. The overall intent is to cultivate prajna (insight and wisdom) within the yoga experience - on and off the mat. 

Classes are suitable for all levels and modifications of poses will be given as needed.

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All meals would be served in Kechala, a restaurant showcasing creative and evolving menus featuring modern Sarawakian cuisine flavours. Chef Andrew Fletcher will be using indigenous herbs and sustainably sourced local produce.

Fresh and flavourful ingredients unique to Kuching are foraged from the surrounding rainforests and Cove 55’s very own organic kitchen garden where seasonal ingredients are hand picked daily to create the freshest innovative dishes


Nature Walk at Santubong National Park

Discover the natural beauty of the Sarawak Rainforest in this captivating trek at the foothills of Mount Santubong. The clearly marked trail winds its way through the rainforest, passes jungle streams, dip pools and waterfalls. Seen from sea level, its irregular rainforest-covered peaks rise steeply to 810m forming a catchment for a variety of wildlife.

Wellness Workshops

During two of the wellness workshops presented, you will get to explore the subtle processes of breath, movement, and mindfulness that happen inside each of you.

Learn about the physiological processes that occur with breathing, over-breathing, and how to adjust it, as well as work to combing breath with movement and mindfulness. It is how you breathe during your daily life that determines how you breathe under more strenuous times such as stress or physical exercise.


What is included:

  • 3 nights accommodation

  • Scheduled transfer to and from airport (retreat start and end date only)

  • Daily sunrise flow yoga

  • Daily evening restorative yoga

  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day

  • 2 wellness workshops

  • Guided nature walk at Santubong National Park

  • Unlimited natural filtered water

  • Daily housekeeping service

Garden Twin Room

Situated on the ground floor, each of the Garden Twin features their own private courtyard with an outdoor day bed and dining area. Ideal for unwinding under the shade with a book and drink in hand.

  • Luxurious Twin Slumberland mattress

  • Ensuite bathroom with rainshower

  • Plush bathrobes and linens

  • Designer toiletries from Acqua Di Colonia

  • Marble top vanity

  • Tea & coffee making facilities

  • Fully stocked minibar

  • Complimentary wi-fi

  • In room safe

  • Iron & ironing board

For 2 adults sharing

Early Bird Price: RM2950 per person (ends 1 March 2019)

Normal Price: RM3500 per person

Balcony Twin/Single Rooms

Located on the first floor, each of the Balcony Rooms opens out to a spacious balcony with an outdoor day bed and dining area. Perfect for taking in spectacular views.

  • Luxurious double pillow top King or Twin Slumberland mattress

  • Ensuite open plan bathroom with rainshower

  • Plush bathrobes and linens

  • Designer toiletries from Acqua Di Colonia

  • Marble top vanity

  • Writing desk

  • Tea & coffee making facilities

  • Fully stocked Minibar

  • Complimentary wi-fi

  • In room Safe

  • Iron & ironing board

Twin sharing for 2 adults, single for 1 adult

Balcony Twin

Early bird Price: RM 3050 per person (ends 1 March, 2019)

Normal Price: RM3600 per person

Balcony Single

Early Bird Price: RM 3650 per person (ends 1 March, 2019)

Normal Price: RM4200 per person

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, tress, people.
I thought, this is what it is to be happy
Sylvia Plath
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