29 Apr 2024 By AK

Chiva-Som Hua Hin Encourages Reflection on Wellness



Pioneering transformative wellness destination Chiva-Som Hua Hin, Thailand, is encouraging guests to embrace the tranquil summer months as an ideal time to reflect on their personal wellness, with a series of enhanced benefits, esteemed visiting practitioners and additional wellbeing immersions.

From exploring the mind-body connection and seeking inner happiness to Ayurvedic approaches to women’s health and calming the mind, an array of internationally renowned visiting practitioners and additional wellness activities will complement Chiva-Som’s already comprehensive and highly personalised offering from June through September.

June: Mind-Body Health with Angie Tourani

During June, Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, and MindScape Instructor, Angie Tourani, will be on hand to support guests’ understanding of the mind-body connection, with a specific focus on stress management, mental health and immunity. Angie specialises in addressing emotional issues, anxiety, immune system weaknesses, digestive issues and hormonal problems. Angie is available for consultation during the month (THB 10,000++ for 80 minutes) and she will also have three complimentary sessions each week:

The first of these is Holistic Health Strategies for Managing Stress, Burnout and Promoting Balance – a workshop which will see Angie share practical tools to overcome overwhelm, shift stress to resilience and transform chaos into calm. The second is Mind-Body Medicine, Enhancing Immunity in the Modern World – a talk in which Angie will support guests’ understanding of the delicate equilibrium of attack vs tolerance and the balance needed to avoid infections, inflammation and auto-immune conditions.

And the third is Gut–Brain Axis for Optimising Immunity and Mental Health – a discussion for those seeking to explore the association between gut flora and mental wellbeing, as well as learn simple tools to balance gut microbiomes to shift the immune system out of inflammatory mode.

Furthering mental wellbeing and nutritional understanding, Chiva-Som Hua Hin’s holistic health practitioner Sarunya Khawsanit will lead a Tibetan Bowls Sound Bath on 13th June, while the resort’s pharmacist, Neeraya Wongsritrang will conduct an insightful talk on probiotics for a healthy life on 19th June. Providing additional support for stress management, Chiva-Som will offer complimentary group classes, including circuit training, meditation and the new ‘exercise for better sleep’ fitness class, helping guests to strengthen the mind, body and spirit.

July: Calming the mind and Ayurvedic perspectives with Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar

Throughout July, visiting energy healer and physical therapist, Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar will enhance guests’ bespoke wellness journeys at Chiva-Som with weekly calming sound baths and Ayurvedic perspectives on women’s health. A renowned Reiki Master, Rajeshwari focuses on how emotions can cause negative physical imbalances, implementing healing energy practices to restore and improve wellbeing.

In her weekly sessions, Ayurvedic Perspective on Women’s Health, Rajeshwari will focus on the Ayurvedic tenet that the human body consists of female energy known as Shakti. Discussions will look at how nature offers principles to balance energy throughout key female life stages, such as menarche, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause.  Helping guests to tune out distractions and focus on peace, relaxation and tranquillity, Rajeshwari will also guide guests into a deep meditative state during Sound Bath Meditation sessions, supporting stress relief and powerful healing experiences. In addition to complimentary weekly group session, private 80-minute sound bath and energy consultation sessions with Rajeshwari are also available from THB 10,000++ and THB 12,500++ respectively.

Guests interested in elevating their sound healing experiences can also join resident holistic practitioner Charin Srikhaophong on 17th July for a full-meditative Tibetan Bowls Sound Bath.

26th July – Sustainability and wellbeing with Mangrove planting day 

To celebrate the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem Chiva-Som will invite guests to join our staff colleagues in a day of planting mangroves seedlings; immersing themselves in the healing benefits of nature, whilst supporting regeneration of this vital habitat.
August: Intuitive Paths to Happiness and Peaceful Mindsets 

Encouraging inner happiness, master healer, spiritual teacher and intuitive mentor, Anna Hughes’ weekly Intuition: A Path to Expanding Happiness in Life workshops centre on how finding purpose is key to a long and happy life. Guests will be encouraged to connect with their inner selves and apply spiritual energy techniques to their everyday lives in order to achieve long-term wellness and prosperity. Private 80-minute healing and reading consultations with Anna Hughes are also available from THB12,500++.

Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar’s weekly Sound Bath Meditation sessions also continue throughout August, and Charin Srikhaophong returns to host another Tibetan Bowls Sound Bath on 14th August.

26th – 30th August; Women’s Fitness with Natalie Dau

From 26th to 30th August, Chiva-Som will be teaming up with celebrity trainer Natalie Dau, an ultra-marathon champion, Spartan Asia champion, and author of the recently published book ‘Run Like a Woman’, for next-level performance training.

Natalie will be hosting training sessions and workshops designed to push guests beyond their limits: Strength Workout for Women focuses on exercises specifically beneficial for women; Exercises Everyone Should Be Doing Over 40: guiding participants through simple tests to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and help them create a long-term fitness plan tailored to their needs; and Running for All: covering everything from the best warm-up techniques and pacing strategies to fuelling, hydration, and training plans. The sessions will be open to all guests to book on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

September: Exercise to Support Cardiovascular Health

During September, Chiva-Som’s activity programme will include morning beach power walks, circuit training, boot camp sessions and hikes in the beautiful hills of Hua Hin designed to elevate guests’ heart rates and support cardiovascular health.

Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar’s Ayurvedic Perspective on Women’s Health sessions also returns throughout September, guiding guests through the various stages and changes that happen during a woman’s life.

Optimal Wellbeing for Mind, Body and Spirit from June to September with Chiva-Som 

Helping guests focus on all aspects of wellbeing, Chiva-Som’s June to September programming encourages guest reflection on wellness through activities that support mind, body and spirit.

Every other Saturday, guests can embark on a Serenity Cruise aboard a traditional junk, calming the mind with the lull of the sea waves, reviving the body with the cool breeze and finding spiritual comfort in the beauty of the sun setting for the day (THB 3,500++ per person). Private mountain biking sessions with a fitness instructor allow guests not only to reap the physical benefits of cycling, but also immerse themselves in Thailand’s landscapes as we cycle along Hua Hin Beach and the local town or explore the natural wonders of Pranburi National Park (THB 4,400++ per person). As part of the resort’s activity programme, the fitness team will help guests gently work the body top-to-toe with a guided morning hikes through the Hin Lek Fai Hills during which guests can explore the natural world that surrounds the resort, as well as take in serene, high-angle views of its surroundings (THB 2,000++ per person). Enhancing the cardiovascular and calorie-burning benefits of walking, the resort’s beach striding activity elevates a morning stroll across the beach with Nordic walking techniques.

Chiva-Som’s approach to nutrition is showcased throughout this period with complimentary Lunch & Learn demonstrations by the culinary team, teaching guests healthy cooking techniques and how to use therapeutic ingredients to create nutritious meals at home. Supporting spiritual nourishment, Chiva-Som’s Culture Room deepens guest connections with Thai heritage and crafts, including pandan leaf weaving, Phuang Mahot (Thai paper cutting) and flower garland creations.

Chiva-Som offers 16 specialised Retreats, including Ageing Well, Gut Health, Natural Renewal and Immune Resilience, each of which focus on sustainable wellbeing. Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each and every Chiva-Som experience and guests are motivated and guided through their journeys by knowledgeable, caring staff that address guests’ goals with unique Chiva-Som hospitality.

Guests booking four nights will also enjoy a complimentary fifth night’s stay, priced per night starting from THB 24,000++ per person, based on two-sharing including accommodation, three wellness cuisine meals per day, health and wellness consultation and a fully tailored wellness programme, as well as VIP fast-track service on arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport and roundtrip limousine service to and from Hua Hin. This offer is valid for stays from 1st June – 30th September 2024.