Sanctum, a unique workout program founded by Luuk Melisse and Gabriel Olszewski that combines exercise with mindfulness and self-expression, is bringing its Awakening Retreat to Abu Dhabi. The retreat will be held at the Qasr Al Sarab resort from March 30th to April 2nd and will cost AED11,500 per person. Sanctum has been featured in Vogue and a BBC documentary for its innovative approach.
What to expect
Daily Sanctum classes with founder Luuk Melisse
3-night accommodation at the Qasr Al Sarab
Sanctum hike and mindfulness walks in the desert
Live sound therapy concert
Desert dinner x Fire ceremony
60min Desert Fusion massage with sound healing
Nutritious gourmet meals throughout the retreat
Energy centres healing workshop
A Sanctum session is a 50-minute sequence that involves ‘holistic movement’, the participant can expect to shift between modern fitness, HIIT, breath work, meditation, functional movement and more while listening to a shift between high tempo and meditation tracks on noise cancelling headphones.
Each participant is guided and encouraged to perform the sequence in a way that suits them, conducted as a group session heightening individual experiences. Each session is created with carefully curated music.