Taking care of your body and state of mind is just as (if not more) important than achieving a long list of goals you’ve promised yourself you would achieve this year. With all that scrumptious feasting and drinking over the December festive season and upcoming Chinese New Year break, you need to take time to yourself and focus on your mental health. With wellness retreats being very popular these days, you should definitely treat yourself to one.

You do not have to travel far either, as Asia is known to be a paradise of zen. A lot of resorts, especially those in Southeast Asia, offer a variety of wellness programmes. It is not surprising, as the beginnings of yoga have been traced back to Northern India over 5,000 years ago. We can now all thank the Indus-Sarasvati civilisation for inventing the genius that is yoga – #blessed.

From the majestic foreign land of India to neighbouring and quaint Malaysia, here are 5 places you can go for a wellness retreat. We’ve even curated a list of resorts that offer wellness programmes you can take part in – to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

(Main image credit: COMO Shambala Estate; Featured image credit: Banyan Tree Bintan