Through exclusive wellbeing retreats, Balance Holidays aims to provide their guests with a beautiful, eco-conscious and life-enhancing experience. Self-care and vitality are key and each programme is highly curated, aimed at inspiring individuals to continue living sustainably beyond each retreat.
Balance Holidays is an expert curator and designer of exclusive, high-quality wellbeing retreats, held in Europe and confining countries. Favoured by the quiet, expansive and beautiful outdoor spaces, plus a variety of physical, mindful, creative and nature-based activities, workshops and classes. Each retreat is facilitated by learned experts, designed to provide guests with undisturbed time and space to withdraw from familiar environments. To recapture a sense of identity and restore and sustain vitality in their lives. Their retreat programmes are conceived as welcomed short-breaks that have a lasting impact, arming individuals with tools for re-learning, self-care, mindfulness and cleaner, healthier living to bring forth into every day.
Each luxury boutique property they partner with to host the retreats are equally committed to sustainability as Balance Holidays. They hold socially and environmentally responsible values at the heart of their offering and have practices in place to ensure they respect the local environment, communities and wildlife. What’s more, Balance Holidays helps them improve their efforts by researching, sharing and exchanging best practices amongst their community of partners.
After attending her first retreat in India, Balance Holidays was founded by Livia Manca di Villahermosa in 2019 on the premise of running a business with a purpose. Building wellbeing in the world is their mission. Hence, each and every retreat in the collection is exceptional quality to maximise each guest’s experience, focused on their personal goals and needs.
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Balance Holidays has been awarded the Butterfly Mark for their measurable impact and ACTION to sustainability.
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IMPACT AND COMMITMENt
CARBON NEUTRALITY, MINIMAL WASTE AND WATER USAGE
Since its inception, Balance Holidays has been working towards reducing their carbon footprint through minimising the use of transportation and encouraging employees to work remotely. They are also taking measurable steps to reduce their energy, paper and plastic usage and minimising the waste they produce. Through tracking and monitoring their water consumption, they are working towards reducing that consumption too. Beyond their own eco-conscious goals, Balance Holidays evaluates each of their partners’ efforts via a sustainability questionnaire tracking items in the likes of energy efficiency, water usage, the use of chemical products and plastic, support for local biodiversity, culture, heritage and tradition. They also release a ‘Best Practices Report’ annually to inspire and share learnings for a continued collective positive environmental impact.
LOCAL AND SEASONAL SOURCING
Balance Holidays works with luxury properties that produce on their domain with certified organic systems or source ingredients locally and in season. Food portion control systems and donating the excess to local organisations are encouraged.
WELLBEING FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Balance Holidays supports women from different countries and cultures, and encourages both physical and mental wellbeing. That means flexible working days and hours, generous vacation allowance and yoga, meditation and mindfulness included in their office routine.
Reconnect and Rewild Retreat
16th September – 20th September 2020
Featuring The Natural Life-Stylist, Tony Riddle, learn new skills to swap an old and compromised version of you for a naturally wild, connected and empowered state of being on the Reconnect and Rewild Retreat. This experience will bind the values of disconnecting from familiar environments and turning back to Mother Nature to arouse new perspectives.