GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL

GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL

2017 IS WINDING DOWN AND THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, MAKING IT THE PERFECT TIME TO PLAN YOUR MUCH NEEDED PERSONAL RETREAT. GET A JUMP START ON THAT “NEW YOU” YOU WERE PLANNING FOR 2018. WHETHER IT BE A LITTLE PAMPERING AT A LUXURY SPA OR UNPLUGGING AT A HOLISTIC HEALING INSTITUTE, THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS TO WORK YOUR WAY TOWARD WELLNESS AND RENEWAL.

The leaders in healthy living and luxury spa vacations is Canyon Ranch Spa and Resorts. Since 1979, they have been the premier facilities offering mind and body wellness in relaxed settings. The two resorts are located in the desert paradise of Tuscon, Arizona and the Berkshire mountain beauty of Lenox, Massachusetts. Enjoy an array of physical activities that include golf, swimming, biking, hiking, yoga and group fitness. In addition, Canyon Ranch day spas are also located in Las Vegas at The Venetian Resort and aboard upscale cruise lines such as Celebrity and Regent Cruise Lines. The day spas offer a complete line of services to include Ayurvedic treatments, body wraps, facials and aquathermal bathing experiences.

Canyon Ranch continues to spread its vision to create environments and products that promote health and well being for all their guests. The staff at Canyon Ranch include board certified physicians, registered dietitians and licensed therapists in addition to the skilled masseurs, estheticians and fitness trainers to assist you in achieving your beauty and exercise goals. Whether it be a long, deep tissue massage or a personalized weight loss program, Canyon Ranch properties offer state-of-the-art facilities and innovative programs to provide you with an unforgettable, luxury getaway.

If you are looking for something outside the ordinary, a visit to Sedona, Arizona might be just what you are looking for. The rare and magical beauty of Sedona has made it a spiritual destination for many and the perfect location if you are looking for a transformational retreat. The Sedona Wellness Retreat offers programs such as acupuncture, IV therapies, art therapy, emotional counseling, meditation, and water and juice fastings.

If you are looking for clarity, transformation, or a shift in your life, you may want to visit the Sedona Vortex Retreat. The term “vortex” in Sedona refers to a place where the earth’s energy swirls and draws to it’s center everything that surrounds it, like a tornado. Spendtime in spiritual sessions on Sedona’s red rocks for a mysterious and magical experience that rewards you with a sense of healing and renewal. If your spirit is looking for more adventure, head to Retreat and Heal in Sedona where you will find unique programs to calm and restore. For thirty years, they have been a premier boutique wellness center offering programs such as Shaminic energy balancing, hypotherapy, lymphatic drainage message, crystal energy healing and cranial release therapy.

If you travel just 90 minutes north of New York City to the picturesque town of Rhinebeck you arrive at the main campus of the Omega Institute. The Omega Institute is a nonprofit educational organization of holistic studies. It is a place of growth and healing through innovative educational experiences. The institute was founded over 40 years ago when it was considered far from mainstream but today attracts thousands of visitors to include business leaders and educators and is now a well respected learning center working toward growth, well being and social change.

The most unique feature of Omega is the break from technology. Cell phone use is limited, accommodations do not have televisions or phones, and many rooms are without air conditioning. Lodgings are modest, but meals and amenities are included in the cost of your visit. People come here to rest, unwind and renew through mindfulness workshops. Omega leaders believe in a community of diversity, peace and work within a natural environment. Workshops and lectures promote topics such as empowerment, service, relationships, personal health and growth, and social cohesion. There is also a wellness center which offers treatments such as message therapy, energy work, skin care and astrological consultations.

Whether you have one day or one week to work toward the “new year” there is much offered on the road to recovery and renewal!