Spirituality is always top of mind for me when I travel to my favorite wellness resorts. Going more deeply into a spirituality practice helped me to overcome dark times after a significant loss and over the years it has become a time to immerse myself in classes, meditation and the act of just ‘being’ while surrounded by the beauty of nature and the sound of my breath. It’s grounding and helps with my creativity.
It isn’t always easy to quiet the mind and go to the deepest part of your soul, however, I find that I can be more fully present when I travel.
We all need a reset from time to time and there are a number of wellness resorts and locations that offer more spirituality opportunities than others.
Here are some ideas.
Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ
The Spiritual Wellness department offers individual consultations that range from a Spiritual Dialogue about a person’s spiritual life to a Soul Journey, which is a guided meditation experience that incorporates sound, music and going on an inner journey.
Canyon Ranch also offers lectures that teach guests about spiritual topics and workshops that delve more fully into a topic like forgiveness or becoming spiritually whole in a more intimate atmosphere with other seekers. Canyon Ranch uses conversation, reflection, visualization, meditation, prayer, direct teaching, and other ways of inviting guests to immerse more fully into spiritual life.
Miraval Arizona and Miraval Austin offer many opportunities to begin a spiritual practice. Both locations offer private sessions as well as group classes with their Spirit & Soul programming.
Elements of Healing offers guests a multi-sensory experience while Creating Your Sacred Space covers the Native American practice of smudging. Consider a private session for a more personalized experience.
Mii amo, Sedona, AZ
Reopening in late 2022
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 a feeling of life-changing energy in this magical space in the desert. The Yavapai-Apache considers Boynton Canyon a sacred place and once you arrive you will understand why.
Creacon Wellness Retreat
Consider a respite in Ireland at Creacon Wellness Retreat in New Ross, County Wexford.
Creacon has a relaxing and mellow vibe, fifteen rooms, the Well Bean Cafe, beautiful gardens, a labyrinth and a number of personal services. Visit Sacred Journey to Ancient Ireland to read more about this lovely Retreat and more about Ireland.
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