Alla Svirinskaya

Elite retreat

At a Spiritual Awakening Week at Parrot Cay in the Caribbean, I surprised myself by actually enjoying five intensive hours of yoga every day. Fellow devotees included Donna Karan and the former CEO of Armani, who were all far more experienced at 'Downward dog' asanas than I was. The focus isn't just on yoga, but also holistic healing, with the extraordinary Russian energy healer Dr Alla Svirinskaya (she diagnosed an earache before I even had one), eating a light, balanced diet, and practising Eastern therapies, including shiatsu and Thai massage.

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