If you google "wellness retreat" you’ll be buried under an avalanche of results for yoga offerings, weekends away to detox, stress-busting courses and mindfulness seminars taking place from Anchorage to Parys. The very act of sorting through the endless online options might escalate your stress levels — but clearly, if they’re anything to go by, you’re not the only one feeling overwhelmed by life and its pressures. The world is apparently looking for non-medical interventions to feel better, and SA is in the thick of that quest. Travelling for wellness is a trend that shows no signs of abating. The related industry is projected to grow to $919bn by 2022 as stressed and burnt-out people fly around the world to find the best retreats to detox and rejuvenate. This is unsurprising, given the global movement towards health consciousness and toxin-and stress-free living.

Such a search for happiness, health and wellbeing led Hello Happiest founder Christi Wasserman from a stressful, ...

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