Round-up of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions for Top Wellness and Spa Resorts

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 | Adventure, Canyon Ranch, Destination Spas, Meditation, Mii Amo, Miraval Spa, Nutrition, Rancho la Puerta, Red Mountain Spa, Weight Loss, healthy living, hiking, massage, mindfulness, well-being | No Comments

Where will you go?

It’s that time of year when the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions come out and there are some great ones this year.  So if you’re thinking about a getaway for 2017 or even later this year, there are some great opportunities for savings and bonuses to help you save for your next wellness retreat.

Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch is offering a bonus voucher with a $500 Gift Card purchase on Monday, Nov. 28. This is a one day only promotion and these must be purchased online.  This is a great opportunity to offset the cost of your next wellness retreat at this world famous resort.

Purchase a gift card online Cyber Monday, November 28, 2016, and receive a bonus voucher, which you may use as a gift for someone or use yourself on a non-group stay in Tucson or Lenox.

Once you’re all set with your gift cards and bonus vouchers let’s connect and find the best options for your dates.

Red Mountain Resort & Spa

Red Mountain Resort is offering a 15% off promotion on their Essential Retreat and Essential Plus* for stays through March 31, 2017. Reservations and deposit required by Nov. 27.
*Essential Plus includes a spa allowance

Think about your dates and let’s connect.

Miraval Arizona

The Cyber Monday promo begins on Monday, November 28th and will allow for a $275 per person per night spa allowance that can be used for spa services, private sessions and fee-based activities.  The promotion is valid for travel through 2017 and must be reserved by December 6, 2016.

Contact me directly if you have dates in mind and I’ll review the best options and compare promotions.

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Lake Austin is offering Spa and Fitness Bonus ($400*) when you purchase a $2000 (or more) Overnight Gift Certificates by November 30, 2016.
*You mus stay overnight before March 31, 2017 to receive the Spa and Fitness Bonus.

Oaks at Ojai

Thinking of retreating at the Oaks at Ojai?
Purchase a $500 gift certificate (online) between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and you’ll receive their signature OaksSpa waffle robe.

There are several other promotions so let’s connect if this is on your radar and I’ll review the best options for your dates.
Stay in touch and visit our Facebook page @MindfulAdventures for updates on other wellness resorts and their upcoming promotions.

And, Small Business Saturday is coming up this weekend.
Thank you for your support!

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Eating Healthier and Stressing Less: Five Tips from Dr. Lauze Volk

Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Beauty, Nutrition, Skincare, Weight Loss, facials, fitness, healthy living, spa, stress relief, well-being, wellness | No Comments

The Holiday Season is upon us and it can be a stressful time for many of us, especially when food and weight loss goals are top of mind.

Dr. Lauze Volk, FAAP, FACP

Dr. Lauze Volk has been practicing medicine since 1998 and also owns Libelle Aesthetics & Weight Loss Center in Lexington, Kentucky.   She shared her Five Tips for Eating Healthier and Stressing Less based on a number of questions from her patients and they may be just what you need to stay on track with your goals for the rest of this year (and beyond!).

1.    Know your goal.

Do you want to lower your cholesterol, fit into your favorite jeans by 2017 or simply feel better?  Knowing your goal gives perspective and creates accountability. When you reach your goal (or make steps forward), take a moment to pause and celebrate.

2.    Don’t stress about eating healthy.

It’s OK to have cheat days. “I don’t diet, but I make healthy choices,” explains Dr. Volk. “I eat pretty much everything I want, but in smaller portions. For example, I love fries, but I’ll only eat a few, not the whole carton. If you go overboard one day, shake it off and approach the next day with a guilt-free stance.”

3.    Create a healthy balance by avoiding “family style.”

You are likely to eat more than you would like if you place large portions on your plate. “My children don’t eat healthy, but I offer salads and healthy options so they become familiar with adding them into their lifestyle. I have found baby carrots to be a great vegetable option that kids tend to like,” adds Dr. Volk.

4.    Road Warrior?

It can be challenging to eat healthy while traveling. Dr. Volk suggests packing bags of snacks that can easily be thrown into your bag or purse. Nuts, apple slices, grapes, string cheese, and nutrition bars travel well and are smart choices.

5.    Remember, each day is different.

Don’t ruin your current day by thinking about yesterday. Dr. Volk suggests, “You don’t need yesterday; today, you will try to be better. Eating healthy is a constant battle, the process and goals are what you have to keep in mind. Instead of stressing or feeling guilty, go for a walk!”

More about Dr. Volk:

Dr. Volk opened Libelle Aesthetics & Weight Loss Center in February 2016. The Libelle team helps patients find the appropriate individualized treatment for their aesthetics and weight management needs. The medical spa offers treatments for all skin types ranging from those to treat acne, microdermabrasion, body sculpting and laser hair reduction. For weight management, Dr. Volk oversees the hCG rapid medical weight loss program that targets problem fat around the abdomen, hips and thighs.  Visit: www.libelleaestheticsandweightlosscenter.com

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Autumn Spa Services to Spice Up Your Life

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 | Adventure, Beauty, Healing, Skincare, facials, massage, spa, stress relief, well-being, wellness | No Comments

Sanctuary Spa

The beauty of Autumn is upon us!

You’re most likely enjoying apple picking, hot cider, pumpkins, colorful drives and your favorite autumn spices.

Several spas are offering autumn-inspired spa services to spice up the season and your senses and we’ve included several for you here.

Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY is offering apple-cider infused services.

Apple Cider Masque and Massage Body Treatment
This service combines mineral clays from the Canadian seas, iced cider, and apple vinegar in a rehydrating body masque and wrap. The treatment includes a rebalancing scalp and full body massage with an apple extract-infused body crème. 80 minutes

Apple Cider Deluxe Pedicure
Ancient sea mineral crystals and apple cider gently exfoliate, repair and tone legs and feet, while cuticles and nails are restored with a gentle file, cuticle treatment, and an application of soothing apple cream. 80 minutes

Apple Cider Soak

This soak in the spa’s hydrotherapy tub uses Dead Sea salts and mineral crystals to draw out toxins and impurities from deep in the body, renewing muscle strength and cellular repair. 25 minutes

Two Floridian spas are included in this autumn-inspired list of services.

Pumpkin isn’t just great in a pie.  There are natural enzymes in pumpkin that help boost radiance and you’ll find pumpkin used in services at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa and the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa.

Muddy Pumpkin Body Treatment
This treatment includes a body scrub exfoliation, pumpkin mud wrap, and scalp and foot massage. A post-wrap shower includes a warm cinnamon oil applied to hydrate the body. 50 minutes

Muddy Pumpkin Mani-Pedi
Hands and feet enjoy all the pampering with this pumpkin mud wrap followed by a massage with cinnamon oil and warm stones.  A nail grooming and polish caps it off. 80 minutes

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, AZ is taking spice up a notch by using clove and black pepper in their autumn-inspired services.

Bodhi Body Contouring Treatment
A gentle body polish prepares the skin for a spicy warming body mask wrap that stimulates blood vessels for better circulation as it nourishes the skin. The treatment also includes a gentle facial massage with warm herbal poultices and a relaxing Swedish-style massage using a blend of black pepper, clove bud and kaffir lime essential oils.  90 minutes

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Lakeside Retreat: Escape to Elkhart Lake, WI – TravelWorld Int’l Magazine

Friday, September 16th, 2016 | Adventure, Cooking Schools, Energy Work, Healing, Healing Music, Meditation, Mineral Pool, Relaxation, Skincare, facials, fitness, gratitude, healthy living, hiking, massage, mindfulness, spa, stress relief, well-being, wellness | No Comments

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just
water, but the voice of Life, the voice of Being, the voice of
perpetual Becoming.”  – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

What’s the antidote to stress?
A Lakeside Retreat

Join me on a journey through Elkhart Lake, WI in this Fall issue of TravelWorld International Magazine.

Regardless of the season, Elkhart Lake has a lot to offer and I hope you’ll consider visiting. Enjoy!

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Enchanted by Ischia – TravelWorld International Magazine

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | Adventure, Healing, Mineral Pool, Mineral Springs, Relaxation, Skincare, healthy living, spa, stress relief, wellness | No Comments

Room with a view at the Regina Isabella

My dream, influenced by the movie “Enchanted April” (1992), was to return to Italy during the month of April and experience sunshine, wisteria, the deep blue sea and the passionate Italian way of life.

My journey continues here

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Top 10 Destination Spas for Change

Sunday, April 10th, 2016 | Abundance, Adventure, Ayurveda, Beauty, California Spas, Canyon Ranch, Challenge Course, Cooking Schools, Destination Spas, Energy Work, Equine Therapy, Golden Door Escondido, Healing, Meditation, Mii Amo, Nutrition, Rancho la Puerta, Red Mountain Spa, Relaxation, Skincare, Weight Loss, Zipline, facials, fitness, gratitude, healthy living, hiking, massage, mindfulness, spa, stress relief, well-being, wellness | No Comments

Top 10 Destination Spas for Change
Positive Action creates Positive Change

Are you ready to take action and create positive change for your life? Get ready to challenge yourself, nurture yourself and reinvent yourself using travel and spa as your vehicle.  Choose to live in the moment ‘now’ and reach beyond your limits to uncover your hidden passions and a more positive you.  It starts here, are you ready?


Canyon Ranch – Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA – The healing power and energy of the Sonoran Desert and the Berkshires offer a respite to those seeking programs to nourish, challenge and pamper themselves.  Consider hiking, biking, nutritious dining, workshops and consultations by wellness and medical experts and a full service spa for relaxation and renewal.

Vera Via, Carlsbad, CA
Vera Via offers one of the most unique programs among destination/health spas.  Their program helps guests accomplish specific  goals including weight reduction, overcoming stressors, personal fitness and programs for long lasting health and well-being.  I love that you meet with their experts and create an individualized plan that helps you realize success during your stay with continued progress when you’re back home. Treating the ‘whole’ person leads to long lasting results.


Rancho la Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
-   Rancho la Puerta offers an abundance of fitness classes, hiking opportunities for the beginner to advanced, cooking demos, lectures and plenty of options for pampering in their health centers. Meals are nourishing and vegetarian and simply delicious.  The ‘rooms’ are really casitas and they’re spacious and decorated with folkloric Mexican art and they’re very comfortable. Take the time to ‘meander the paths’ at the Ranch and you might just find your life will open up to unlimited possibilities.


Miraval Arizona, Tucson -
Find inspiration and learn how to live in the moment.  Be present, rather than worry about the past or the future.  Different experiences present choices for nutrition, fitness, stress management and meditation.  Explore challenging activities, inspiring classes and relaxing moments to help you create a healthier lifestyle.


Red Mountain Spa, St. George, Utah
- Only 90 minutes from Las Vegas, this resort is surrounded by majestic red mountains, vivid blue skies and the peaceful setting of the Utah desert.   Adventure awaits guests with activities such as hiking, kayaking, biking as well as healthy living classes, fitness, healthy dining and pampering spa services to soothe your body, mind and soul after a fulfilling day.  Consider the assistance of their Life Coach, Cindy Clemmons, and take part in one of the workshops to help you make the changes for a more fulfilling life.


Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX
– Located on Lake Austin in Texas Hill Country, this highly rated resort is a rare find in the Austin area and a unique setting for a destination spa.  It is truly like going to your best friend’s lake cottage!  Fitness classes, healthy living classes, nutritious and delicious dining are available.  If you’re looking for a unique program in healthy cooking, then the Culinary ExperienceÔ is one to look into for an interactive experience, which is another opportunity to take action to create positive change in your life.

Mii Amo, Sedona, AZ -  Mii Amo, a Native American word meaning “journey,” is located at Enchantment Resort and surrounded by the awe-inspiring red rocks of Sedona.  There is a sense of healing and feeling of life-changing energy in this magical space in the desert.  There are different “journeys” or programs that you can choose from for a 3-, 4- or 7-night stay such as the Healthy Lifestyle journey, Ayurvedic Balance,m or Healthy Aging.  Journeys include all meals, classes, activities and spa services.  A stunning and inspirational setting creates the stage for change.

Hilton Head Health, Hilton Head, SC - Hilton Head Health (H3) has over 40 years of experience with their weight loss program and their newer Live Well Program.  Beginning on day one you’re assessed by H3’s fitness experts and given a personalized program, one that is effective and tailored to your needs.  Scheduling features healthy eating, fitness, behavioral health and they’re offered in private and small groups.  H3’s all-inclusive program is effective, empowering and fun.


Oaks at Ojai, Ojai, CA
– Recently renovated and one of the best values in a destination spa vacation.  They offer up to 16 exercise classes and fitness activities per day, a 1000 calorie-a-day spa food plan, spa services, and healthy living classes and an opportunity for (mostly) women to make positive changes and return home renewed and rejuvenated.

Cal-a-Vie, Vista, CA - Located in the rolling hills outside of San Diego, this intimate European villa-inspired resort offers guests the tools to create a more balanced lifestyle with nutritious meals, fitness classes, stress management classes and a luxurious spa.  Contemplate the changes you’re ready to make while doing a walking meditation in the labyrinth or within the quiet walls of their 400 year-old chapel.

Life is a Journey….that we can all agree upon.  Take the first step to create the positive change you desire and keep on walking!

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step.”  Lao Tze

Having experienced all of these destination spas I’m happy to share more insight and details to help you on your path to wellness.
For more information on any of the above Destination Spas and to plan your stay, call me directly at 757-880-6983 or via e-mail (donna@mindfuladventures.com)


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Love Quotes Ebook

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | Abundance, Beauty, Healing, Peace, joy, love, mindfulness, stress relief, well-being, wellness | No Comments

“Where there is love there is life.” - Mahatma Gandhi

I wanted to create something to show my love and gratitude.

This is a heartfelt little ebook (my first attempt at an ebook!) with well known quotes and original photography,
which I hope will uplift and inspire you.

Share the love!

http://www.mindfuladventures.com/articles/LoveQuotesEBook.pdf

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Last Minute Healthy Holiday Gift Guide for Travel, Spa, Wellness and Inspiration

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | Adventure, Ayurveda, Beauty, California Spas, Canyon Ranch, Cooking Schools, Destination Spas, Energy Work, Gratitude and Inspiration, Healing, Healing Music, Meditation, Nutrition, Peace, Rancho la Puerta, Red Mountain Spa, Relaxation, Skincare, Weight Loss, facials, fitness, healthy living, hiking, joy, love, massage, mindfulness, spa, stress relief, well-being, wellness | 2 Comments

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide
Travel, Spa, and Wellness

It’s the season of giving and if you’re like me and seek out healthy holiday gifts that keep on giving all year, then my hope is that you’ll enjoy this thoughtful list.  Many of these gift ideas will inspire others and truly make a difference in a person’s life, perhaps your own life.

Merry Christmas and holiday greetings to you and yours. Best wishes for a New Year filled with Good Health, Joy and many Happy Adventures! – Donna


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Coloring Books
I love that Coloring Books are so widely available.    This is one that I love and it inspires me, brings me peace and truly brings me back to the present moment.  And, yes, it reconnects me with my inner child and offers a way to relax and have fun.  Coloring offers a mindful way to take a few minutes  out of a hectic day and tap into our creativity.
The Mandala Coloring Book – affordable and has 100 Mandala Coloring Pages


Skin Authority
There are several products that I like by this brand.  For family and friends living in colder climates, this is a great option for the winter season. The Holiday Essentials Duo is a useful option to keep skin, hair and nails nourished and hydrated during the winter and beyond.  This item includes the Oil Nutrient for Face, Hair, and Nails and the Moisturizing Mist..

The other product I love for gift giving is the Stocking Stuffer Sampler, offered in the 0.7 oz personal size. The Sampler includes: Hand Foot Body Restoration; Olive, Fig, Shea Butter Body Cream: Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF30 and Daily Cleanser*
* Both items offer a price break and they’re both packaged in the gold organza pouch.


Tony Redhouse
Music
is Uplifting, Inspirational, Soothing, Relaxing and Energizing.
I’ve personally known Tony Redhouse for several years having first met him at Miraval Arizona.   His music touches my soul and brings me to a higher level of awareness and I believe it will do the same for you.  Tony is an Inspirational Speaker, Native American Spiritual Coach, Native American Musician, and offers Yoga and Meditation.  His titles include: Soul Blessings, Release, Deep Within and Harmony of East and Westwww.tonyredhouse.net/


Brittany Shane
I came upon Brittany’s music from an Indie film called The Village Barbershop.  I enjoyed the movie and the music so I set out to connect with Brittany and listen to more of her work.   These are two of her CDs I enjoy listening to and I chose them for this list because her music (rock, pop and poetry) inspires me and improves my well-being.  www.brittanyshane.com


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Wellness Retreats for Body, Mind and Spirit
Destination spas offer programs for healthy living and are designed to help you get on track with tools to help you continue on the path to wellness when you return.  If you’re still thinking of something to do for someone close to you and you have a larger budget to do so, this is a gift that will inspire wellness for years to come.
Ideas include:

1. Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center.
With stunning mountain views, this Center is just outside of Boone, N.C.   This option is great for a solo traveler, friends, couples and offers meditation and programs based on Ayurvedic practices.  www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org

2. Hilton Head Health, Hilton Head, SC.
Hilton Head Health
(H3) has over 40 years of experience with their weight loss program and their newer Live Well Program.  Beginning on day one you’re assessed by H3’s fitness experts and given a personalized program, one that is effective and tailored to your needs.  Scheduling features healthy eating, fitness, behavioral health and they’re offered in private and small groups.  H3’s all-inclusive program is effective, empowering and fun.
Promotional rate effective until the end of 2015 starting at $3700 Single (7-night stay).

3. Vera Via, Carlsbad, CA
Vera Via
offers one of the most unique programs among destination/health spas.  Their program helps guests accomplish specific goals including weight reduction, personal fitness and programs for long lasting health and well-being.  I love that you meet with their experts and create an individualized plan that helps you realize success during your stay with continued progress when you’re back home. Treating the ‘whole’ person leads to long lasting results.
Vera Via offers 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-week stays and a Vera Via Express 3-night stay. Rates start at $2950 per person.

Visit the full list of destination spa ideas:
www.mindfuladventures.com/top-10-spa-wellness-retreats/

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A book is one of the best gifts you can give and this is one of a few that I’m including on this list. The author, Kimber Simpkins, is also a yoga instructor and author of Full.
52 Ways to Love your Body is her latest and it truly spoke to me.  About a year ago I told myself to ‘embrace my body,’ and yet I’ve fallen short just as many others have in their lives.  This book gives you 52 ways to love your body and discover/rediscover your unique attributes.   Many chapters spoke to me, however Chapter 34 (Not All Hunger is for Food) did so the most.  Chapters 6, 11 and 20 also spoke to me. Kimber offers insight, tips and action steps and one per week can help you make effective changes through the year.  You may choose to get one for a friend and one for yourself!

Wine Trails: Plan 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country
For the family member and/or friend that loves wine and travel!
This is the latest by Lonely Planet with amazing photography (only wish I was a contributor!) and offers ideas for your next wine getaway.
20 Countries – 52 Itineraries – 327 Wineries
This guide covers where to stay, where to eat, what to do and more.
Consider pairing Wine Trails with a bottle (or two) of the wines covered.

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Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea by Annelies Zijderveld
I first connected with Annelies several years ago when she was with Mighty Leaf Tea and I was delighted when her book came out.  She’s a food writer and creator of the food blog - the food poet.  Steeped is also a Los Angeles Times Favorite Cookbook of the Year.  This book is filled with creative recipes, information on cooking with tea tools, a guide to teas and more.  Some recipes that stand out for me include Green Tea Granola, Orange-Jasmine Brussels Sprouts and Blueberry Scones with Rooibos Honey Butter.
Tea offers numerous health benefits and Steeped offers many ideas to add more creative recipes to your healthy meal planning.

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Another book that I love!  It’s actually a journal and written by self-taught artist, Meera Lee Patel.
Start Where You Are – A Journal for Self-Exploration
Meera believes that it is the act of starting somewhere first (anywhere) that takes us to where we want to be.  This is also part of my belief system, which is why I think this journal resonates so much.  I think it’s one that you’ll also enjoy.  It is filled with Meera’s colorful artwork, insightful quotes and thoughts to inspire you to take action.

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5 Tips to Stress Less this Holiday Season – Expert Advice by Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 | Adventure, Ayurveda, Destination Spas, Energy Work, Gratitude and Inspiration, Healing, Manifesting, Meditation, Nutrition, Peace, Relaxation, Skincare, Weight Loss, fitness, gratitude, healthy living, hiking, joy, massage, mindfulness, spa, stress relief, well-being, wellness | No Comments

Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Five Tips to Stress Less this Holiday Season by Incorporating the Science of Ayurveda into your Lifestyle

Expert Advice from Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center.

With all that is merry and bright about the holiday season, managing parties, gifts and a lot of festive food also means that seasonal stressors and anxieties are bound to become a reality. Wondering how to cope? The team of experts from Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center wants to help people embrace the ancient science of Ayurveda as a method to add cheer and chill to the holidays.

Stress is a holiday tradition for many. A poll from the American Psychological Association reports nearly a quarter of Americans feel “extreme stress” at holiday time. Specific data show:

  • 69 percent of people are stressed by the feeling of having a lack of time,
  • 69 percent are stressed by perceiving a lack of money,
  • 51 percent are stressed about the pressure to give or get gifts.

The stress and anxiety of the holiday season can cause headaches, sleep disturbances, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, short temper, upset stomach, aching muscles (including lower back pain), and loss of appetite. For relief, meditation is a great practice, “One of the benefits of meditation is that it helps create a calm, clear mind,” says Venkat Srinivasan, PhD. Srinivasan is the manager of operations & guest experience at Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center. “When the mind is at ease and comfortable, it’s easier to handle stresses or anxiety when they appear.”

A few Ayurvedic tips for handling anxiety and stressful situations during the holidays and year-round:

  • See the larger picture. When we see the bigger picture in the larger context of space and time, we are able to relax and handle the situation with a clear mind.
  • Give attention to your breath and take a few deep breaths. This helps settle the anxiety in the mind. “When breathing techniques and meditation become part of our daily practice, stressful situations are much more easily handled and anxiety doesn’t stay with us for long,” adds Srinivasan.
  • Keep energy levels high. A high energy level can help in handling situations with a positive outlook. Drinking more water, eating more fresh fruits & vegetables, sleeping at regular times and an Ayurvedic lifestyle all contribute to higher energy levels.
  • Feel grateful. Focusing on gratefulness can uplift our state of mind. Srinivasan suggests, “When we feel grateful, we focus on the positive, which enables natural contentment and abundance to grow.”
  • Take a break. A few minutes of deep rest, such as during meditation, calms the mind and gives it the space needed to handle situations with skill.

For optimal rest and restoration after the holidays, start 2016 at the Retreat Center. There are a number of retreats from which to choose, including meditation retreats and silence programs. Details may be found online.

Shankara Ayurveda Spa

About Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center - For those seeking physical and internal renewal on their journey toward greater self-awareness and happiness, Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center provides a nurturing environment and service-oriented, educated staff. The relaxing mountaintop location in North Carolina offers wellness adventurers a range of therapeutic Ayurvedic treatments and day or overnight programs perfect for those hoping to cultivate rejuvenation and inner growth. More on artoflivingretreatcenter.org.

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Canyon Ranch Tucson: The Mindful Adventures Wellness Retreat – May 2016

Monday, October 5th, 2015 | Adventure, Canyon Ranch, Challenge Course, Cooking Schools, Destination Spas, Healing, Meditation, Nutrition, Relaxation, Skincare, Weight Loss, facials, fitness, gratitude, healthy living, hiking, joy, massage, spa, stress relief, well-being, wellness | No Comments

If Canyon Ranch has been on your list of ‘go to’ spas then you might want to consider this option for a great group rate at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ in May 2016 .

Enjoy a wellness retreat at Canyon Ranch in Tucson at this great savings for being connected with us here at Mindful Adventures.   Whether you choose to go solo or as a couple to rejuvenate and reconnect or go with friends or colleagues, there’s plenty to do at this top destination spa.  And, if you’re a physician you’ll have an opportunity to earn CME credits with select classes.

This flyer includes more details, let’s connect and secure your space.

What’s to love?
There are so many options at Canyon Ranch and you can focus on something in particular like nutrition and weight loss or fitness and personal training, etc., or you can mix it up and create your perfect retreat.

Perhaps your morning will include Sun Salutations or the Morning Stretch.  Maybe you’ll go on a hike or engage in one of the challenge activities.   Are you finding all of the latest nutrition news confusing?  Well, there are classes to help you evaluate what’s best for you and learn more about the science behind the latest information.   Are you looking to connect with your creative side?  Take a painting class or one of the many other creative options.

If you’d like to review more class options for Tucson, this link will take you to one of the upcoming schedules to get some more ideas.

Did you say Spa?
Your stay includes an allowance to use towards a number of spa and personal services.   What to choose?  Well, that’s up to you and I usually like to recommend that you review the Guide to Services and consider what calls out to you.  For me, I like the Neuromuscular Therapy service and the Deep Tissue Massage.  Perhaps you’ll choose an Ayurvedic treatment or one of the many body rituals.  You can also set up a personal fitness session, a Nutrition session like a Life Management private session or a Spiritual-Wellness private session.

What’s for Dinner?
The chefs at Canyon Ranch create delicious, fresh and nutritious meals with sustainable and local ingredients; just what you’d expect from a health spa.  Take a look at what dinner might include.   What I also love is that you can create your own meal using the a la carte options so if you’d like grilled chicken with steamed broccoli and a half (or whole) baked sweet potato, it’s possible.

Please note that this special from Mindful Adventures reflects a savings of about 30% and further details are included on the flyer.

Let’s connect and get you started on your journey!  Thank you.

To your wellness!
- Donna xx

PS  If you’re looking to put your own group together for another time, let’s connect.   Canyon Ranch (Lenox or Tucson) is a great option for a group of friends, physicians, reunions, celebrations, team building, etc.   There truly is something for everyone and a savings to match with a minimum of 8 guests.
Individual opportunities are also possible if a group isn’t an option for you.

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