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COMO Hotels and Resorts Introduces COMO Journeys

The luxury lifestyle brand is launching COMO Journeys, a collection of one-off retreats, enabling guests to learn a new skill or deepen an existing practice under the watchful eye of leading professionals and experts in their field.

COMO Journeys span active, adventure, creative and culinary experiences, bringing together like-minded individuals including solo travellers. Super-smooth logistics ensure the focus is on discovery, connection and personal transformation. In collaboration with COMO Shambhala, COMO Journeys also include deep-focused Wellness Journeys with access to world-class yoga, qigong and Pilates teachers.

As part of the initial launch, the brand introduces three distinct COMO Journeys, taking place throughout the summer in Maldives, Thailand and Australia, with more retreats being announced throughout the year.

Kitesurfing with Youri Zoon (30 May – 4 June)

COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives

Two-time kitesurfing world champion, Youri Zoon, will lead this week-long retreat at COMO Cocoa Island, a private island resort in the Maldives. The advanced course will enable kitesurfing aficionados to perfect their technique with twice daily classes aimed at picking up speed, tackling tricks and extending airtime atop the tranquil Indian Ocean. Participants are also invited to join Zoon for an intimate COMO Conversation, a talk surrounding his passion for the sport and the challenges of overcoming injury to reach his goals. Guests can enjoy complimentary COMO Shambhala yoga classes and signature wellness therapies at the island’s extensive COMO Shambhala Retreat, all while staying in an overwater villa designed in the style of a traditional Maldivian ‘dhoni’ fishing boat.

Kitesurfing with Youri Zoon costs from approx. AU$8,831 single occupancy and approx. AU$11,123 double occupancy, including five nights’ half-board accommodation, twice-daily lessons, access to COMO Conversation, daily yoga classes (excluding Friday) and return speedboat transfers.

Women’s Wellness Weekend with Ai Jerome and Renata Citrons (24 – 26 June)

COMO Point Yamu, Phuket, Thailand

Specially designed for women between the ages of 35 and 50, yoga teacher, sound healer and art therapist Renata Citrons will be joined by nutritionist Ai Jerome for a weekend of learning about and embracing changes in womanhood. Activities include a sound healing workshop, slow and steady Yin Yoga and therapeutic mandala painting, plus talks on the role of nutrition throughout the stages of the female cycle, and the importance diet plays on strength and satisfaction. Guests will dine on COMO Shambhala Cuisine – dishes carefully designed to maintain the nutritional integrity of their original ingredients’ enzymes, vitamins and minerals – at La Sirena, COMO Point Yamu’s poolside restaurant, overlooking the exquisite Phang Nga Bay. To complete the holistic experience, all participants will enjoy a revitalising signature COMO Shambhala treatment during their stay.

Women’s Wellness Weekend with Ai Jerome and Renata Citrons costs from approx. AU$1,615, single occupancy including two nights’ accommodation, one-hour pre-retreat consultation, access to three-day wellness itinerary and post-retreat consultation.

Sodashi Retreat by COMO Shambhala (26 – 28 August 2022)

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