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Body, Soul: Pedicures and mindfulness in Hoi An

Nurture your mind and body in scenic Hoi An. By CATHARINE NICOL

Body

Spa, beach, repeat

Fusion Maia Resort Danang’s all-inclusive spa packages mean two 50-minute treatments every day. Do your favourites first – maybe a body scrub and a Thai massage or a pedicure and a facial – then start getting adventurous with something like hot stone massage, bamboo rolling, reiki or crystal healing. Morning yoga and meditation are complimentary. The rest of the time, soak up the serenity at the beachfront pool cabanas. maiadanang.fusion-resorts.com

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Soul

Make peace

In the delightful old town of Hoi An, a half hour from Da Nang, take some time to learn the ancient practice of meditation.
At a meditation studio called The Way Out Is Inside, Thubten Kundrol leads introductory or multiday courses, which can also take place under pagodas, on the beach or on the sun-warmed wood of riverside pontoons. He teaches Buddhist mindfulness, compassion, yogic breathing and mantras to help you achieve that elusive inner peace.  wayoutinsideblog.com

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Cathay Dragon files to Da Nang from Hong Kong eight times a week.

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