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Ring in the New Year with Wellness

Jan. 2, 2020

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health and fitness goals. Discover new wellness-focused retreats and experiences in California that help travelers maintain their resolutions.

Retreat Centers

Stewart Mineral Springs: Soak up healing mineral waters and drink in the view of Mount Shasta from the private wilderness oasis of Stewart Mineral Springs. Indulge in private mineral baths, massage treatments and a wood stove sauna.

Canyon Ranch: Wellness giant Canyon Ranch recently opened its Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat just outside of San Francisco. Its retreat programming is backed by 40 years in the integrative health field. The center features daily fitness classes, workshops, creative classes, yoga, outdoor activities, and access to trainers, nutritionists and other wellness providers.

Silent Stay Retreat: Offering holistic, small group retreats, the Silent Stay Mediation & Retreat Center in Vacaville is a 25-acre oasis of peace. Silent retreats from two-10 days are available.

Palm Spring Healing Center: The Palm Springs Healing Center brings a slew of alternative and complimentary modalities together under one roof including acupuncture, massage, Chinese Medicine and more.

Indoor Wellness

The Spa at Pebble Beach: The Spa at Pebble Beach, one of only 60 spas worldwide to win the coveted Forbes Five Star Award, wants you to get your ZZZs in 2020. Three unique Flotation Wraps envelope guests in a dry flotation bed for a restorative wrap as they float in heated bliss. Book a restorative nap or meditation in conjunction with the wrap for the ultimate sandman inducer.

Revival Float: Get away in Grass Valley at the Revival Float & Wellness center. Book a flotation session designed to bring total relaxation allowing your body to heal, restore and rest. Follow it up with a session in the Infrared Sauna, where the special light aids circulation, relaxation, and can reduce pain.

Terranea Resort Spa: Terranea Resort Spa in Los Angeles kicks off the new year bringing back its popular Immersive Wellness Daycation series. These one-day events throughout the year nourish body, mind and spirit. Every day the five-star resort offers spa services, outdoor activities and fitness center.

Elevations Day Spa: Recover from a day on the slopes at Big Bear’s Elevations Day Spa. With everything from massage therapy to Vichy services the spa is a perfect après ski treat.

Outdoor Wellness

Forest Bathing: The Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino takes advantage of its location offering two forest bathing packages designed to let nature heal and relax the mind. The Dipping Your Toes In service takes visitors on a guided forest mediation incorporating the five senses, while The Full Body Immersion is a half-day experience including yoga, lunch, forest bathing and more.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: The natural beauty and temperate climate of Carmel-by-the-Sea make it a perfect place to unwind and revive. In 2020 Visit Carmel hosts three wellness retreats in partnership with America’s Coach Jeff Galloway featuring outdoor fitness and nutrition workshops. Join “Quality Running, Walking & Nutrition Until You’re 100” (Jan. 16-19), “Learn How to Have No More Injuries” (March 19-22) and “A Simple Plan to Reach Your Goal” (May 7-10).

Pathway to Zen: Laguna Beach started as an artists haven and today has blossomed into a wellness mecca with everything from luxurious spas to challenging hikes. Book the wellness package at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, the only National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World in California to find your own Zen.

Yoga Lovers

Wanderlust Yoga Festival: Squaw Valley’s Wanderlust Yoga Festival is one of the largest yoga events in the world. Yoga and mediation experts and participants worldwide come to North Lake Tahoe for an immersive weekend in all things wellness.

Yacht Yoga: Reserve the Dana Wharf’s 50-foot catamaran for a private yoga class for you and seven friends. Enjoy a beautiful sail with your downward dog. A wide variety of Yoga styles led by iHeart Yoga are available.

Cats on the Mat: Bring a whole new meaning to cat pose at San Diego’s only Cat Café. Join a gentle yoga class and practice alongside playful rescued kittens.

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