We all need to take some time to relax in this high powered world. Retreats are a fantastic way to do this, as they get us away from the things that tend to make one feel SAD, anxious or overwhelmed every day, and get you into a place full of serenity.
Here are some retreats to recharge your batteries and get you back to feeling like yourself again, as follows:
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, Arizona
A great choice for those in the United States is Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. This is another mountainside retreat with a great view, but that is just the beginning. Sanctuary Camelback is the height of luxury, with sophistication sparkling from every inch of the 53-acre property. You can go to the relaxing Zen Garden, complete with reflecting pond, to meditate, or you can enjoy one of many high-class spa and beauty treatments like HydraFacial, a procedure designed to both exfoliate and rejuvenate skin. To find out more, visit SanctuatyCamelback.com.
Hidden Valley Forest Retreat, Western Australia
When most people think of retreats, they think about a secluded cabin out in the woods somewhere, far from the city and away from the maddening crowds. If that sounds like you, then Australia’s Hidden Valley Forest Retreat is your ideal destination. According to its website, Hidden Valley offers four different types of accommodations, each of which is as luxurious as the atmosphere is peaceful. You can sleep in eco-friendly lodges, go hot-tubbing in the elegant stone stables, and go exploring in the thick forest around the retreat, all while unplugging from your daily technological stresses and making friends with the cheerful, laid-back locals.
Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort, Oman
If just sitting still and relaxing is not what you need to recharge your batteries, Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort has something for you. This is the only retreat in the world that offers meditation and spa treatments, but the opportunity to go paragliding over the beautiful Musandam Peninsula. You can also take a Sunset sail on a peaceful dhow, and enjoy both scenic mountains and beautiful beaches. To learn more, you can visit the Zighy Bay Resort website.
Last but not least, Thailand’s Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa has earned numerous awards for its incredibly beautiful and unbelievably peaceful environment. Combining healing and relaxation techniques from both the East and the West, this gorgeous sanctuary on the sea offers treatments for everything from emotional imbalance to stress and burnout. It even offers several different ways to detoxify the body and mind. The entire facility is built around a cave where a Buddhist monk used to meditate, meaning that the healing and zen powers of this place are already built in. To find out more, visit Kamalaya.com.
Have a terrific time, breathe!