As the notion of self care begins to slowly set within the collective consciousness, we’re becoming more aware of the many avenues in which the quest for that zenith can lead us. Because these days, there’s not just one path to wellness, but rather, a slew of holistic practices that have the power to transform lives. From the merging of eastern and western philosophies to ancient methods that harness the power of the mind – modern medicine is less about treating the symptom and more about healing the person as a whole. In 2019, Pure Seven – the unique and sophisticated wellness centre within Seven Pines Resort Ibiza – launches a new program that sees the resort invite a rotating roster of visiting practitioners, each experts in the pursuit of optimum health, into its midst.
There’s nowhere more perfectly primed for achieving a state of zen than Seven Pines Resort Ibiza. Situated near the picturesque cove of Cala Codolar on Ibiza’s west coast, its stunning views out across the Mediterranean Sea and towards the island of Es Vedra evoke a sense of longstanding calm, and that’s before you’ve stepped anywhere near its luxurious wellness space, Pure Seven. Here, all of the senses are bathed in blissful relaxation, freeing the mind of anxieties so instinct can take over, which in turn allows us to tune in to our deepest selves.
This, of course, is the main principle behind the Seven Pines Resort Ibiza visiting practitioner program. Pure Seven sets the scene for a transformational journey, and then the highly specialised therapists weave the intricate canopy that brings it all together. Over a period of four months from June to September, three of the world’s most inspiring specialists are hosting residences at Pure Seven, inviting both guests and visitors along for group and individual sessions that will dive into the depths of their very beings. There to guide and incite participants to question, it’s one of the hotel’s most exciting initiatives to date.
It all begins with internationally revered Ayurveda Specialist Suraj Varma. Born and raised in Kerala, Varma’s family have been purveyors of Ayurvedic traditions for over 500 years. Consequently, he learned his trade at home but it was at various prestigious institutions around the world that he honed specially curated treatments that combine diet, exercise, lifestyle, and holistic medicine. Varma gently tweaks the symbiosis of mind, body and soul of his clients, eventually encouraging a state of total balance and wellbeing. Sessions including Marma Deep Tissue Massage, and Ayurvedic Holistic Balancing take place at Pure Seven between June 17 and 29, 2019, and with a global portfolio of clients, are sure to sell out fast.
Then, in the height of the midsummer heat, Hamir Kaur – aka yoga guru Hayley Shoesmith – brings a much needed breath of fresh air to Pure Seven. Renowned for yoga teaching, fitness consultancy and powerful sound therapy, her approach to health focuses on the interconnection between body, mind and nature. With over 25 years’ experience, Kaur’s one-to-one sessions touch on teachings from India, Chinese medicine and Japanese Reiki, as well as posture work, meditation and breath work. Kaur’s residency takes place between August 15 and 25, 2019, during which time she’ll host a full Kundalini and Yin yoga, chakra alignment Reiki, plus a series of group workshops including a full moon gong bath and cacao for transformation – there’s plenty of opportunity for everyone to get involved.
Finally, Chinese Medicine Doctor, Dr Rui Pedro Loureiro will take the late summer slot. Practicing at Pure Seven between September 1 and 11, 2019, he’s a licensed acupuncturist with over 19 years of international experience, having studied in China and London before settling in Lisbon. Known throughout the world for expertise in his field and epigenetics, sessions with Dr Loureiro can help with conditions such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain, as well as cessation with smoking, and just like our other visiting practitioners, slots are expected to book up fast. Choose from pure acupuncture sessions, holistic facial rejuvenation program, anti-cellulite treatment and a full epigenetic test that reveals levels of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, among other things, that lie within your body.
In addition to Seven Pines Resort Ibiza’s Visiting Practitioner Calendar, an invitation to visitors and locals has been extended in the form of Wellness Days taking place between Monday and Friday at Pure Seven this summer. Designed to ensure guests make the most of Pure Seven, each package includes an early morning yoga session, followed by a sumptuous breakfast on the sunny terrace of The View, boasting some of the most breath-taking sea views on the island. Alternatively, for an added dose of pampering, the resort’s Beauty Days include a 30-minute beauty bolt-on of your choice – and even better, island residents receive 20% off spa treatments.
With a summer schedule designed to ensure that each and every guest attains a level of wellbeing never experienced before, Pure Seven is leading the charge on the island when it comes to a pioneering approach to wellness. And now, with some of the world’s most established practitioners landing on our shores, there’s more opportunity than ever to unlock the secrets to optimum health. All you need to do is be present.