Although hectic life for many of us has slowed down during to the COVID-19 pandemic, being cooped up at home worrying about finances and survival after the fallout from the outbreak is enough to want an escape when we figure out how to arrest the spread of this coronavirus. Here are a few options for channeling your inner zen by exploring these amazing wellness retreats away from your home sanctuary.
Skyterra Wellness Retreat, Lake Toxaway, Brevard, NC
Found in the ‘Land of the Waterfalls’ where the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests meet. The 310-acre campus includes well-appointed mountain lodging, a culinary centre, spa and a variety of indoor and outdoor fitness facilities. Guests enjoy delicious nutritional meals, the center’s private lake, a stunning treehouse porch for yoga, tennis courts, walking trails through the Blue Ridge Mountains and more.
Art of Living Retreat Centre, Boone, NC
Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this tranquil haven boasts America’s #1 Ayurveda Spa, plus nature walks, labyrinth journeys, fire circles and Kirtan (community singing)
Westglow Resort & Spa, Blowing Rock, NC
Housed in a restored and updated Greek Revival mansion, this beautiful Relais & Chateaux property and retreat offers wellness programs for weight loss, mind-body-spirit and stress relief. Luxury spa, tennis courts, pool, trails and more.
OM Sanctuary, Asheville, NC
OM offers a holistic approach for those who want to de-stress and renew. The repurposed former Richmond Hill Inn sits on a 54-acre site overlooking the French Broad River. Labyrinth serenity garden, woodlands with nature programs, forest bathing and the OM Sanctuary Medicine Wheel.
Canyon Ranch Tucson
Founded in 1979 as a pioneering renowned luxury resort, Canyon Ranch in Tuscon redefined health by unifying mind, body and spirit. Set in the Santa Catalina Mountains, you will quickly feel relaxed and restored as you learn new ways of exercising, eating, thinking and relaxing.
CIVANNA Wellness Resort & Spa, Scottsdale
Nestled in the Sonoran Desert just outside Scottsdale, this new destination resort offers a regenerating experience to a wide audience of wellness travelers looking for a serene and healthy getaway achieved through four pillars: Movement, Spa, Nourishment and Discovery.
Highland Lake Inn
The New Hampshire Wellness Weeks are custom designed for an intensive ‘jump start’ to your health and well-being, set in a beautiful location where you can get all your issues and concerns out of the way, claim your potential, and take steps in the right direction.
Rosewood Resort & Spa
A breathtaking hilltop view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Rosewood Bermuda offers an idyllic tropical getaway with British charm. From the fine marble stonework in each private bath to the fine bone china at the Island Brasserie, this resort/spa combines luxury, elegance and exceptional service designed to pamper guests.
by Laurie Wallace-Lynch