Top 10 Destination Spas for Change

Top 10 Spa & Wellness Retreats

Are you ready to take action to change your life and create what you want 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 in 2009 and reach beyond your limits to uncover your hidden passions and a more positive you. It starts here, are you ready?

Mindful Adventure’s Top 10 Destination Spas for Change
Positive Action creates Positive Changes

Canyon Ranch, Tucson – The healing power and energy of the Sonoran Desert is 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. The possibilities are endless and a destination spa, such as this, will give you the tools and the time to evaluate your priorities and set yourself on a path of growth and new beginnings.

Miraval Resort, 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.

Golden Door, Escondido, CA – Discover a hidden oasis inspired by the ancient Japanese Honjin inns and find yourself embraced in luxury and care at this world-famous sanctuary. Small classes, attentive staff, luxurious therapies and engaging activities support the body, mind and spirit and help create a completeness in who we are becoming. Inspiring hikes, nourishing meals, invigorating days and relaxing nights lead you to a new enthusiasm for an ongoing healthy lifestyle.

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.

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.

Green Valley Spa, St. George, Utah – Founded in 1985 and family-owned since then, this resort is a luxurious oasis in the Utah desert and offers an amazing tennis program, as well as hiking, spa, wellness programs and nature at its best. Green Valley Spa is also home to a Weight Loss Clinic and other programs helping guests create positive change in their lives.

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.

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 “journe,” 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.

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!


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