Nature and Health
Nature contains immense healing and restorative powers. Humans are the microcosm of the universe. Thus, by being exposed to the pure energy of the elements of universe - space, wind, fire, water and earth - the corresponding elements within the human body are rejuvenated and invigorated.
Space | The immensity of the landscape broadens the capacity in our hearts.
Air | Crisp mornings, fresh mountain air and invigorating pine forests.
Fire | The energizing morning sun, providing energy in its rawest form.
Water | Pure spring water running through the mountains, priceless, the source of life
Earth | The simple pleasures of feeling grounded amidst the fields, forests or meadows.
Contemplation, Awareness and Exercise
Fostering a healthy and balanced lifestyle is the aim of our journeys.
We encourage rising early to allow time to contemplate and meditate within the silence and tranquillity of nature, and for morning exercise.
There is opportunity for plenty of walking, and in most instances healthy, natural and nutritious meals.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken. — Tolstoy
Traditional Architecture and the Arts
Traditional architecture often reveals profound knowledge of the natural environment and its principles. An appreciation of the harmonious blend between traditional architecture and nature, and its simplicity, grace and enduring identity, provides for a very uplifting experience.
Traditional arts and industries are a combination of the expedient use of indigenous materials, with a community’s aesthetics. We appreciate the sense of personal agency and creativity inherent in these arts, as we observe their use in the lives of the communities.
Charming sanctuaries in the lap of nature, quiet and restful. We have carefully selected lodgings which are charming and warm, attentive to detail, and near to or within nature. The choice reflects our commitment to hospitality and a harmonious sense of beauty.
Our journeys often attract like-minded individuals. There is often time in the evenings for friends to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences, and partake in meaningful discussions. The journey lifts barriers between individuals, and creates a closeness of hearts.
"Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul."
- Ernest Dimnet