ABOUT AYUS WELLNESS

 

Ayus Wellness is a wellness experience company centred in the Borneo rainforest in Mulu, Borneo, East Malaysia.

With the Ayus Wellness Experience (AWE), you will immerse yourself in the magnificent beauty of Mulu’s 60-million-year-old primeval rainforest – a UNESCO World Heritage site, while enjoying wellness journeys inspired by Borneo’s indigenous knowledge of Nature, nutrition and healing.

The Ayus Wellness Experience (AWE) involves bringing wilderness into wellness experiences, and bringing wellness journeys into the wilderness.

It is a time to reconnect with Nature, re-balance, renew and transform from deep within.

THE AYUS WELLNESS EXPERIENCE (AWE)

BUILDING AWE ON FIVE PILLARS OF WELLNESS

AYUS WELLNESS EXPERIENCE (AWE) JOURNEYS

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PRICING

Standard five-day packages for all AWE Journeys are priced at USD2,400 per person based on Premier Room. Shorter and longer packages can be arranged upon request.
Special Offer:
To celebrate the Grand Launch of Ayus Wellness at Mulu Marriott Resort between 14-19 June 2019, guests who register for the Inaugural Clarity and Peace of Mind Journey are entitled to bring one companion to this five-day retreat for FREE. This is an all-inclusive package covering shared accommodation, wellness cuisine and the Ayus Wellness Experience.
Special Introductory Offer for Inaugural Clarity and Peace of Mind Journey of USD2,400 based on Premier Room. Suites available upon request.

BEHIND THE WELLNESS,
THERE'S SCIENCE

The Co-Founder and Science Director of Ayus Wellness is Professor Gerry Bodeker, Chair,
Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute.
Ayus Wellness Co-Founder,
Professor Gerry Bodeker PHD
A Harvard-trained public health academic, Gerry Bodeker researches and advises on integrative medicine and wellness. He has taught in medical sciences at Oxford University for two decades, is adjunct professor of epidemiology at Columbia University and works with the private sector, governments and UN, advising on culturally-themed wellness strategies. Prof. Bodeker has published widely: his works include the books ‘Understanding the Global Spa Industry’, the two-volume World Health Organization Global Atlas of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Health and Beauty from the Rainforest: Malaysian Traditions of Ramuan; and the Global Wellness Institute’s Mental Wellness: Pathways, Evidence and Horizons.

GET IN TOUCH

RESERVATION     –     Phone Number: +6019 825 9988     |      Email: ayus@ayuswellness.com

MULU MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA

Ayus Wellness is based within Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa. The Premier Rooms and Suites have been exclusively appointed by Ayus Wellness and the Wellness Cuisine will be especially prepared for Ayus Wellness guests by Mulu Marriott’s highly dedicated Team in collaboration with Ayus Wellness.
Traditional elegance and contemporary luxury coexist harmoniously at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa.
The Resort’s unique location in the tropical rainforest of Borneo, five minutes from Mt. Mulu National Park, sets the stage for an enchanting visit.
Immaculately appointed rooms and suites are designed to emulate authentic Borneo longhouses and are elevated on wooden walkways within the forest.
Your comfort is assured with our luxurious beds, elegant bathrooms or simply enjoying a moment of reflection on your private balcony.
The Resort’s close proximity to Mt. Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the perfect starting point for a journey of inner and outer discovery in an ancient and primal forest setting. Mulu’s ancient rainforest and sixty-million-year-old caves offer an unrivalled setting for unique and transformative wellness journeys.
Wilderness ◆ Wonder ◆ Wellness
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Ayus Wellness is a wellness experience company centred in the Borneo rainforest in Mulu, Borneo, East Malaysia.
With the Ayus Wellness Experience (AWE), you will immerse yourself in the magnificent beauty of Mulu’s 60-million-year-old primeval rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while enjoying wellness journeys inspired by Borneo’s indigenous knowledge of Nature, nutrition and healing.
The Ayus Wellness Experience (AWE) involves bringing wilderness into wellness experiences and bringing wellness journeys into the wilderness.
It’s a time to reconnect with Nature, re-balance, renew and transform from deep within.
Ayus Wellness partners, in collaboration with local indigenous communities are the foundation around which the Ayus Wellness Experience is built. This results in the respectful and ethical incorporation of Borneo traditional knowledge into our wellness programs.
AWE journeys include indigenous deep tissue massage, traditional foods based on forest products, essential oils, personal care products and aromatherapy derived from traditional knowledge. For much of this we have scientific understanding which we will share with you in the evening knowledge programs as your journey unfolds.
The wilderness brings with it a sense of wonder, of awe at the beauty and majesty of Nature and its restorative power. Wonderment has been shown to rewire the brain, to take us out of our everyday perspectives of seeing and thinking. This is the beginning of deep wellness.
 ‘Wonder is the beginning of wisdom’
Socrates

Well Mind

Surrounded by the tranquillity and silent power of ancient forests, AWE guests enjoy deep wellness treatments that rebalance mind and body. These include therapeutic treatments inspired by traditional Borneo aromas and herbs and mind-body balancing pathways from Asia’s traditions of inner development. The latest science on mental wellness guides our selection of pathways and informs our guests on the benefits to mind and body.

Wellness Nutrition

Ayus Wellness cuisine is based on Borneo plants and herbs, organic Borneo mountain rice and native fruits, vegetables and salads. We draw on the latest scientific discoveries on the gut-brain axis to create a deep foundation for restoring balance between mind and body.

Energy and Strength

Appreciating the relationship between the body’s physical and mental health is crucial to developing balanced physical and mental wellness. We draw on a body of science that shows how suitable exercise enhances mental wellness across the age-span. We combine AWE energy journeys with deep immersion in the restorative powers of Mulu’s ancient rainforest and caves.

Anti-Ageing and Skin Health

New research has shown that wellness pathways such as meditation and yoga increase the length of telomeres – epigenetic material whose length correlates with the length of lifespan. We incorporate and build on these by adding proven rejuvenation foods, beverages and topical applications from Borneo and wider Asian traditions to enhance the experience of youthfulness and the renewal and radiance of your skin.

Sleep

The Global Pursuit of Better Sleep Health report of March 2019 found that 44% of adults globally experienced that their sleep has worsened in the last five years. And while 8 in 10 adults worldwide want to improve the quality of their sleep, the majority (60%) have not sought professional help for this. Ayus Wellness offers a special sleep enhancement program, as an addition to the core AWE programs, that draws on both recent sleep science and Eastern wellness traditions in ensuring deeper, longer and more restful sleep.

 

Surrounded by the tranquillity and silent power of ancient forests, Ayus Wellness Experience (AWE) guests enjoy a myriad of wellness treatments that rebalance mind and body. These include therapeutic treatments inspired by traditional Borneo aromas and herbs and mind-body balancing pathways from Asia’s traditions of inner development. The latest science on mental wellness guides our selection of pathways and informs our guests of the benefits to mind and body.
  • Integrative Yoga
  • Forest immersion
  • Meditative breathing
  • Borneo wellness cuisine with indigenous herbs and beverages
  • Raw foods
  • Relaxing massages; deep tissue massage is an optional alternative

 

Appreciating the relationship between the body’s physical and mental health is crucial to developing balanced physical and mental wellness.
Ayus Wellness will work with you to determine your fitness needs in advance of your visit to Mulu and have our rainforest and ancient caves fitness program waiting for you on arrival.
Ayus will take into account your personal priorities and plan a personalized program with respect to 1. cardio, 2. flexibility, 3. strength.
AWE Journeys draw on a body of science that shows how appropriate exercise enhances mental wellness across the age-span. We combine AWE energy journeys with deep immersion in the restorative powers of Mulu’s ancient rainforest and caves.
  • Invigorating walks through the rainforest
  • Canopy walks
  • Cave walks
  • Integrative yoga for specific health needs
  • Borneo traditional herbs and foods for energy and strength
  • Relaxing massages; deep tissue massage is an optional alternative

 

New research has shown that wellness modalities such as meditation and yoga increase the length of telomeres – our epigenetic material whose length correlates with the length of lifespan. The Ayus Wellness Experience incorporates and builds on these by adding proven rejuvenation foods, beverages and topical applications from Borneo and wider Asian traditions to enhance the experience of youthfulness and the renewal and radiance of your skin. Guided by science, the AWE Anti-ageing and Radiance Journey offers: 
  • High protein plant-based cuisine
  • Indigenous herbal tonics
  • Local herbal and Borneo highland rice-based face masks and body scrubs
  • Enzymatic face-washes – morning and evening
  • Forest immersion and movement
  • Rejuvenation programs of integrative yoga
  • Relaxing massages; deep tissue massage is an optional alternative

 

Research published in early 2019 found that globally, almost half of adults experienced that their sleep has worsened in the last five years. And while 80% want to improve the quality of their sleep, the majority (60%) have not sought professional help for this. Ayus Wellness offers a special sleep enhancement program, as an addition to the core AWE Journeys, that draws on both recent sleep science and Eastern wellness traditions in ensuring deeper, longer and more restful sleep.
There is an additional charge of USD80 per day for the AWE Sleep Program.

Terms and Conditions for Ayus Inaugural Retreat Promotion

  • This promotion is only valid for the first 15 guests who sign up for the Inaugural Clarity and Peace of Mind Journey.
  • Promotion runs from 31 March 2019 to 1 June 2019 or until all 15 bookings are taken (whichever comes first).
  • The Stay Period is from 14 to 19 June 2019.
  • The Promotion is open to all individuals above the age of 15.
  • The Offer is not applicable to any AWE Journey bookings made after the Inaugural Retreat period of 14 to 19 June 2019.
  • The Participants will be entitled to the Offer once a Payment has been received by Ayus Wellness via Bank Transfer or Credit Card payment.
  • For cancellation policy, see FAQ section on www.ayuswellness.com.
  • Registered guests are required to present the same credit card used during reservation, so that Ayus Wellness can physically swipe the card upon check-in for credit card security purposes. Should the corresponding credit card not be available at check-in, Ayus Wellness will request an alternate credit card to charge the payment and the payment made with the previous credit card will be refunded.
  • In the event of any dispute, Ayus’ decision on all matters relating to the Promotion shall be final, absolute and binding on the purchaser. No correspondence, enquiries, appeals, challenge, or discussion in respect to any decision or determination made by the Ayus shall be entertained.
  • These T&C shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Malaysia.
A Harvard-trained public health academic, Gerry Bodeker researches and advises on integrative medicine and wellness. He has taught in medical sciences at Oxford University for two decades, is adjunct professor of epidemiology at Columbia University and works with the private sector, governments and UN, advising on culturally-themed wellness strategies. Prof. Bodeker has published widely: his works include the books ‘Understanding the Global Spa Industry’, the two-volume World Health Organization Global Atlas of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Health and Beauty from the Rainforest: Malaysian Traditions of Ramuan; and the Global Wellness Institute’s Mental Wellness: Pathways, Evidence and Horizons.
All of our AWE programs and wellness cuisine have been crafted with Prof. Bodeker to ensure optimal results, safe journeys and a joyous experience. Ayus Wellness pays particular attention to the science behind each of our AWE programs. As Chair of the Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute, the leading organization empowering wellness worldwide through education and prevention, Prof. Bodeker is ideally placed to ensure a quality, science-based wellness journey.
Wellness journeys grounded in science – this is Ayus Wellness’s core value and our commitment to you.

Clearwater Pool

The Clearwater Cave System in Mulu National Park is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume.
With its vast caverns, skylights into the rainforest and magnificent clusters of stalactites and stalagmites, Clearwater Cave is place of powerful, subterranean beauty. So-named because of the cool, clear riverwater running through the two-hundred kilometer labyrinth that emerges as a pool at the base of the cave system. Bathing in Clearwater Pool, surrounded by ancient rainforest, is a highlight of the Ayus Wellness Experience. Highly mineralised from its journey through sixty-million-year-old caves, the water invigorates, leaving bathers feeling refreshed from within.

Medicinal Walk

For centuries the nomadic Penan community has depended on the rainforest as their pharmacy. Cures have been harvested from the rainforest and healing plants growing deep within these forests are still being used today for everything from skin conditions to snakebite, digestive conditions and diabetes. And even for spiritual protection.
As part of the Ayus Wellness Experience, a modern day Penan healer will guide us on a discovery trail of medicinal plants, explaining their purposes and how they are prepared. Leaves, bark, roots and shoots are all used medicinally. These may be shredded, pounded, burned, boiled, dried and infused. The knowledge is still alive and in use, with the Penan medicinal expert sharing his vision of the role that medicinal plants play in the lives of Mulu’s forest dwelling communities. 
As the whole forest is a living pharmacy, time will allow us only a limited sampling of these medicinal plants. Yet, this is enough to give a sense of how intimately the lives of indigenous people and the forest are intertwined and how healing is one of the many valuable gifts that the rainforest bestows on its dwellers.

Primeval Rainforest

Mt Mulu National Park, home to a primeval rainforest that has flourished since ancient times around the 60 million year old cave system surrounding Mt Mulu, offers a unique environment for transformative forest immersion journeys.
UNESCO, in according world Heritage status to Mt Mulu National Park, has described it as “an area of exceptional natural beauty, with striking primary forest, karst terrain, mountains, waterfalls and the largest caves on earth. The Clearwater Cave System holds the world record as the longest cave in Asia at 110 km of mapped and explored passages”.
And Lonely Planet says: “this park is one of the most majestic and thrilling nature destinations anywhere in Southeast Asia”.
Mulu’s vast forest has a profound and transformative atmosphere that connects us with the power of Nature – from where we come. And this is at the heart of the Ayus Wellness Experience – Wilderness, Wonder, Wellness.

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