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 a curator and designer of exclusive, high-quality wellbeing retreats in Europe, with a focus on Italy, as they believe that the natural Italian environment, food and culture is naturally conducive to wellbeing. Their retreats offer a variety of physical, mindful, creative and nature-based activities, workshops and classes designed to nourish and fortify the body and mind. They work with learned experts deeply respected in their fields and bespoke luxury properties anchored in beautiful environments committed to eco-sustainability, providing guests with undisturbed time and space to withdraw from daily life and recapture a sense of identity.
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.
As an organization, they are committed to serving their guests and our planet. All of their retreats are designed as welcomed – and often needed – 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 everyday.
Balance Holidays is dedicated to eco-conscious travel. Nature plays a central role in retreat design and all other areas within the company as they believe it is conduit to our natural, vibrant self. They select partners who hold the natural environment at the heart of their offering, and have sustainable practices in place to ensure they respect the local environment, communities and wildlife. What’s more, they help their partners improve their efforts by researching, sharing and exchanging best practices amongst their community of partners.
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Balance Holidays has been awarded the Butterfly Mark for their measurable impact and ACTION to sustainability.
Want to learn more? Click on the interactive Butterfly Mark on your left and scroll through each Positive Action to read a short description of the brands efforts and achievements as verified by Positive Luxury. You will also be able to find the interactive Butterfly Mark online on the brands website, retailer and partner sites.
IMPACT AND COMMITMENt
CARBON NEUTRALITY, MINIMAL WASTE AND WATER USAGE
Balance Holidays is working towards carbon neutrality 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’ 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 at Yorkshire Estate Retreat
Featuring Tony Riddle, let go of your old self and learn new skills to promote a new, wild, connected and empowered version of you on the Reconnect and Rewild at Yorkshire Estate Retreat, this August. This experience will bind the values of disconnecting from a fast-paced environment, turning to Mother Nature to return to a naturally restful and happy state.