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Veya means "to weave"
Welcome to Veya, a place of connection with self, others, and nature. A safe space of both wonderment and reflection where you can discover new tools, knowledge and wisdom to integrate your own path to wellbeing. Veya experience is built on Banyan Tree’s proprietary 8 pillars of wellbeing with an emphasis on embodiment therapies and somatic practices. The journey is led by certified multidisciplinary wellbeing hosts around a 3-step protocol of Awareness, Discovery, and Sustenance.
Calm your mind and nurture inner peace with this guided meditation for a good restorative rest. When done before bedtime, it may help reduce insomnia and sleep troubles by promoting overall calmness.
Quality sleep enables the body to restore and rejuvenate. Learn practices and rituals you can incorporate in your daily life to improve your quality of rest.
Quality sleep is a critical but often elusive element of wellbeing. It is essential in helping your body repair and restoring mental energy for the day ahead. We designed your villa as the optimal environment to rest and restore. A selection of calming amenities, activities, and sleep workshops helps to further enhance your quality of rest.
Core muscles are the link between your upper and lower body, which is why a fit and flexible core underpins almost everything we do. This activity will improve posture and cultivate balance.
This equipment-free activity will strengthen the muscle groups most essential for your daily movement. It will also improve balance and agility, resulting in a reduction of physical strains and injuries.
Stretch your spine and condition your back with this yoga-inspired practice. This exercise aids the development of stronger back muscles and improve spine alignment.
From your cardiovascular system to your muscle strength, your body's vitality depends on a sustained and balanced fitness routine. Veya’s guided fitness activities are designed to align with your personal goals, with focus on cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and flexibility. Our fitness instructors are here to coach you in every move and help you discover new ways to stay flexible and fit.
Learn to cook healthy and hearty Thai dishes from our chef at Saffron, who will teach you how to keep nourishing your body after you’ve returned home.
Better nutrition and dietary practices can make significant improvement to your health. This workshop will teach you how you can sustain your youthfulness and vitality through conscious nutrition.
As your lifestyle and body type impact your nutritional needs, it's important to be conscious of what you eat. What foods benefit your wellbeing, and which ones don't? Veya cuisine weaves Asian and Mediterranean culinary influences with plant-forward ingredients for optimal health. Our resident nutritionist is on-hand to recommend dishes that fit your dietary needs and preferences.
Explore how you can transform negativity into positive catalysts. This workshop will introduce simple methods to help reduce stress and anxiety, while uplifting your spirits to make you feel empowered.
Positive feelings enhance your immune system, while active laughter stimulate your organs and soothes mental and physical tension. This session will help you heal through laughter.
Research has shown that mindfulness practices calm your mind, build emotional resilience, and improve your overall quality of life. This introduction to mindfulness, practices is a great way to get started.
Like physical exercise, regular mindfulness practice makes your mind work better, and makes you feel better. It calms you, helps you stay grounded, and ultimately strengthens mental resilience. Choose from a series of mind-body movement or mindfulness workshops, and guided meditation sessions to help you unleash the power of your mind, whether you're an experienced meditator or just starting out.
Partake in this mutually assisted yoga to improve your bond and foster a deeper interpersonal connection. Just trying out a couple's yoga class with your partner may inject more joy and commitment to your relationship.
Wellbeing is not always a solo journey. For those who wish to share their wellbeing experience with a friend or partner, we have activities designed to channel the power of social connection and improve your emotional wellbeing. Whether participating as a couple or a group, you'll create new memories and forge deeper bonds, and may even discover something new about each other.
Our modern lifestyles and movement strain our joints and muscles. In this workshop, you will learn simple and effective techniques to counter such strains and prevent future injuries.
This insightful workshop teaches you how to create your personalized therapeutic Thai herbal massage oil. Leave Veya with a bottle of the oil to recreate your own spa experience at home.
Our entire body weight rests on our soles. This workshop helps you determine your foot arch type and teach techniques such as self-massages and exercises to maintain the health of your feet.
One of travel's greatest joys is leaving a place with new insights and a fresh perspective on life. From Laughing Exercise to Compassion Mediation, interactive group activities to customised private sessions, Veya offers a wide range of wellbeing activities that encourage you to acquire new skills and never stop learning. The possibilities are yours to own.
Enjoy a morning trek along breezy Bangtao beach with a pair of customized walking poles for a thorough upper body workout. Burn calories and feel energized at the same time.
Harness the earth’s energy by taking a slow barefoot walk through the garden. Our practitioner will guide you to raise your sensory awareness to develop a new appreciation of the natural environment.
Paddle through the serene lagoons of Laguna Phuket and take a close-up look into the lush tropical lagoon ecosystem on this expedition.
When was the last time you completely immersed yourself in an unspoilt natural environment? Take advantage of Veya's verdant setting and rediscover nature's healing powers with our nature-based workshops and outdoor activities. Through beachside mediation and barefoot garden walks, we'll show you simple yet impactful ways of harnessing the power and science of nature to enhance your wellbeing.
This guided meditation will help you cultivate attitudes of affection, attention and appreciation to increase your happiness, reduce stress and increase social connectedness.
This guided meditation helps cultivate a sense of contentment trough conscious breathing practices and appreciative mindset for the small thing in life.
We have a choice to hold on to anger or resentment or embrace forgiveness and move forward. Open your heart to each new movement with loving kindness meditation.
Your wellbeing journey is best sustained with an understanding and practice of virtues such as compassion, gratitude, and forgiveness. During your stay, we'll teach you how sustained mindful practice and regular reflection can help chart a path towards a calmer mind, increased happiness, and deeper connectedness, which you can bring home and practise in your daily life, even after you have checked out.
Your room rate includes:
· 1 private wellbeing consultation per guest
· Support of wellbeing host to plan and personalise wellbeing programme
· Unlimited access to group wellbeing activities during your stay
· Veya credits that can used for meals, spa treatments, and private wellbeing sessions
· Complimentary access to our gymnasium, swimming pools, and bicycles
Your room rate does NOT include:
· Meals or minibar items
· Private class sessions
· Private excursion or tours
· Transfer, laundry, or Incidental Charges
No. All guests start their stay at with a private wellbeing consultation. Guests will be advised on the best programme to suit their needs after discussing their health profile, interests, and goals. Guests are also free to change their pre-booked programme after this consultation.
Yes, we welcome solo travellers, and in fact many of our guests come alone. We have a communal table at dinner, which is a great way to meet others for guests who choose to do so.
The facilities and services at Banyan Tree Veya Phuket are designed for adults seeking the time, place and expertise to improve their wellbeing. It is not recommended for children. We recommend Banyan Tree Phuket should you plan to travel with children.
We recommend a minimum 2-3 night stay. A 7-night stay will allow guests a chance to select from 50 activities offered each week.
Although we recommend keeping our class sizes intimate to ensure a personalised experience, it is possible to organise group retreats with some adjustments.
The hotel is insured for these activities. There is no significant difference in the risks or difficulty levels of the activities offered in the wellbeing programme as compared to those currently offered by the hotel.
Medical assessments are not required, as the only objective is for you to gain new insights about yourself and make simple but impactful changes through the wellbeing activities.
We do not recommended this programme if you:
The "Urban Detox" module requires a disciplined diet. This track is not recommended for those with low blood pressure or low blood sugar levels. If in doubt, please consult your doctor.
Our chefs and wellbeing hosts are happy to support your dietary preferences and nutritional goals. However, we recommend sharing your needs before arrival.
Please note that lunches and dinners are not included in the programme, but can be redeemed with Veya credits. Our selection of wellbeing cuisine is available at multiple dining venues in Banyan Tree Phuket.
Smoking is not recommended. For your safety, we recommend consuming alcohol in moderation only in the evenings. Alcohol may impair your sense of balance and judgement when participating in wellbeing activities. Organic tea and coffee are provided in the villas.
Phuket is served by multiple international airlines with direct flights from major cities around the world. Private transfers may be arranged with the hotel for a seamless travel experience. Travelling time between Phuket airport and the resort is about 30 minutes.
Check-in is at 14.00 and check-out is at 12.00.
There is no required preparation beyond your current lifestyle needs. Do bring along a few sets of comfortable sports attire and shoes, a swimming costume, sandals, sunglasses, a hat, and sun and insect protection.
To respect the privacy of our guests, the use of drones is not permissible within the resort.
While you are at Veya, we encourage you to take the opportunity to be fully present and engaged in the moment. We recommend detaching from your digital devices during the day and fully immersing yourself in the Veya experience of connection with self, others, and nature.
Banyan Tree Veya is part of the Banyan Tree Group multi-branded ecosystem, which was built upon a foundation of sustainability and wellbeing, and the unifying values of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People”. All hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf courses and residences in the Group are unified under our environmentally and socially conscious “Stay for Good” programme, encompassing three core pillars that focus on environmental, communal and corporate social responsibility. Through this programme, we strive to inspire a better life for guests and associates with actionable, localised stewardship in existing and future locations.
For more information on our Stay for Good programme, please visit www.banyantreeglobalfoundation.com
Veya strives to raise one's self awareness and consciousness of the different pillars of wellbeing. It is a safe space for anyone who wishes to explore and discover tools and knowledge that will support them in improving their wellbeing long after they return home.
Yes, there is Wi-Fi at Veya. However, we recommend detaching from your digital devices during the day and immersing yourself fully in the Veya experience of connecting with self, others, and nature.
Any cancellations or amendments to a reservation must be received by the hotel at least 14 to 30 days (according to season) ahead of arrival.
Please reach out to us at email@example.com to allow us to understand your needs so that we can create a retreat catered to you.
All activities are conducted in groups, but all spa sessions take place in the privacy of your villa.
Our priority is to deliver intimate classes. The average class consists of 8 - 16 persons but some are limited to 2 - 4 persons.
Yes, this can be arranged and additional charges will apply.
We have both male and female associates, and it is possible to make special requests for certain activities.
Our instructors carry accredited wellbeing qualifications from their respective fields. Each of them has rich instructional and practical experience.
English is currently the only language spoken during activities.
We recommend a minimum stay of 3 nights for a more rounded wellbeing experience. Staying for 7 nights will allow guests a chance to select from 50 different activities offered each week.
Lunches and dinners are not included in the programme, but can be redeemed with Veya credits. The resort offers diverse menu and dining options. Veya is the signature restaurant at Banyan Tree Veya. Innovative wellbeing dishes are also available at other dining venues in Banyan Tree Phuket.
Our Wellbeing hosts can advise on menu selections based on your wellbeing needs and goals.
All activities happen within the resort premises of Banyan Tree Veya Phuket and Banyan Tree Phuket. Our Wellbeing Centre, Fitness Centre, Yoga Pavilion, and Outdoor spaces are the main locations.
Most classes are suitable for a wide range of fitness levels. They are designed for anyone with the ability to function on a daily basis with no recurring injuries, medical aid, or chronic health conditions. As our classes are purposely kept small and intimate, instructors will be able to moderate the intensity based on each participant. If you require an advanced level or a more personalised service, we recommend booking private sessions.
The choice is entirely yours. Our programme has been built to allow you total freedom. Depending on your fitness, energy level, and interest, you can decide to attend movement activities and learning workshops every single day of your stay. Our wellbeing hosts will be here to guide you along your journey, but a regular participant would attend 2 practice classes and 1 learning workshop per day.
Our schedule is fixed for each day in a week, so if you miss a particular class, it may not be available the next day. However, our wellbeing hosts will assist you to select another class to help you achieve your goals. Alternatively, we can also arrange private classes (with extra charges).
Our schedule is fixed for every day of the week to allow guests to discover a wide range of activities they may be interested in. It may not be possible to repeat a class, but our wellbeing hosts can assist in selecting another class to help achieve your goals. Alternatively, we can also arrange private classes (with extra charges).
The choice is entirely yours. Our programme has been built to allow you total freedom. On arrival, you will meet your wellbeing host who will design a programme that fits your goals. Alternatively, you can also communicate with your wellbeing host before arrival to do a pre-schedule.
There is no certificate for completing the stay. The objective of this journey is to help you gain greater self awareness, familiarise yourself with different possibilities for wellbeing and discover your most preferred way to achieve your personal wellbeing goals.
After your stay, you should have a clearer understanding of wellbeing. Through our recommended activities and curated programme, you will gain insights on achieving a more sustained and balanced practice across the different pillars of wellbeing.
Our activities are designed to deliver simple but impactful changes to your life. Our holistic approach to physical fitness will give you the opportunity to discover and learn about the multiple dimensions of physical fitness. You will gain or regain insights to enhance your lifestyle through our learning workshops. Some of the inspirational experiences may initiate fresh perspectives about your life, your relationships with others, and connection with nature.
As each of us is unique, our takeaway from each activity will differ. As such, we encourage you to try as many as activities as you can with no additional charges.
Yes, each guest will receive a personalised home practice exercise guide to help you continue your journey at home. You may also find our Wellbeing practice videos on our social media pages, or check out our free digital wellbeing mobile webapp, Banyan Tree Beyond, at https://beyond.banyantree.com
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