On the Bodrum Peninsula, with mesmerising views of the azure Aegean, fragrant pine forest and ancient olive groves – home to perhaps the most beautiful, serene Spa in the Mediterranean – the new resort of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is the perfect host for a menu of stress-busting three- and five-day wellness retreats taking place this spring. From 13 to 27 April, Ayurveda expert Dr Yogesh Prabhakaran will be leading ‘Discover Ayurveda’, sharing his knowledge of this holistic, Indian natural healing tradition that dates back thousands of years. Learn about diet and lifestyle, massage, and oil and herbal treatments, and practice yoga or meditation. Meanwhile, from 15 to 28 May, the renowned detox specialist, iridologist and health coach Jennifer Thompson is running retreats themed ‘Healthy Living’. Expect detox and rejuvenating spa treatments, talks on nutrition, skin and body analysis, yoga and meditation, use of The Spa’s heat and water facilities, and an option of private iridology sessions to assess your health by examining your eyes.