As director of HSG, one of my roles is to find suitable retreat / offsite venue partners for our corporate retreat clients. Some are looking to have an offsite exclusively for learning, such as a recent 2-day wellness retreat we organised which featured a day of leadership training and a day of wellness & self-care training sessions. Other clients are looking for a fun, team building activity to integrate new staff into the team, or boost morale.
Finally, there are those seeking a place to relax & rejuvenate in a luxurious, health-conscious environment, where they can learn new ways to look after themselves. It was with this group in mind that I set off to experience Hayman Island. ‘Phenomenal’ may sound a tad dramatic when talking about offsites, but it is the first word that comes to mind.
Ryko Kalinko is the head of the Spa & Wellness Program at Hayman Island Resort, and he has a true gift in sharing his knowledge of the healing arts. He brings the experience of a masseur, polarity therapist, yoga instructor, master Qigong teacher and a facilitator of numerous healing traditions from Australia and around the world.
This new program is unprecedented in that it seamlessly integrates wellbeing for the body, mind and soul, and engages all senses. It is a perfect combination of theory and practice, immersing you wholeheartedly, and ideal for a group of executives who need a few days to unwind, relax and share an inspirational journey together.
Ryko has created a continuous and comprehensive wellness program that is individually tailored from the start. Your medical history and state of wellness are taken into account, and help shape your journey. The program is fully structured with a range of activities from morning to night, and additionally you can choose from a comprehensive list of ‘elective’ modalities, from didgeridoo sound healing to blissful ocean massages, which are then incorporated into your experience. In particular, I appreciated the deep relaxation, self-awareness and connectedness that each day brought. The flexible Hayman Spa & Wellness program offers a range of tools, including Mindfulness Meditation, Tai Chi / Qi Gong, Yoga, and various therapeutic bodywork treatments (the list of massage options is amazing!) which help you fully immerse yourself into a world where you know you’re being nurtured in the best possible way. There is no judgement, and Ryko makes it clear that there is no final destination, as wellness is simply a journey to embark upon. He provides powerful tools to begin this transformation, encouraging you to continue using them both at home and at your workplace.
The amount of research that has gone into this program is impressive, and we welcome Hayman into our team of dedicated wellness retreat partners, confident that our corporate groups will come away feeling phenomenal. Hayman is an ideal choice of venue for corporate retreats, conferences and company offsite events, and we look forward to hosting our corporate clients there.
Contact HSG on 1300 889 073 for more information.