I love, love, love destination spas. No where else can you leave behind all your cares and worries, leave behind your makeup and your sequins, let go of all your stories and concerns and learn how to live your life in joy and natural health and natural beauty.
For a day or a week or a month, however long you choose to stay at a destination spa or retreat facility, you can learn how to live a different kind of life – the kind of life you have always wanted to live.
I recently spent four days at LifePath Retreats in the beautiful Mexican Colonial town of San Miguel de Allende. I did everything this retreat had to offer – I had Thai Massage and Mayan Massage and Ayurvedic and Swedish, acupuncture and polarity treatments. I did two different types of yoga and practiced Qigong. I was counseled by a Life Coach and a Naturopath. I meditated and I met with a Shaman. I had my astrology chart done and saw where I was going and where I had been. I had a sumptuous facial and a luxurious body treatment at the new wellness spa. I ate the most fabulous food prepared by in-house chef, Alicia Wilson Rivero. And I learned how to cook this incredible food in a class designed to make cooking for myself fun, easy, healthy, and possible. And to top it all off, I stayed in the most beautiful, serene and comfortable Mexican Colonial room where I could rest and relax in between it all.
Whew! In four days, I changed my diet and I changed my mind – about how good my body, mind and spirit could feel and how I could make it feel good every day. A retreat from the world outside (although the world outside was the incredible town of San Miguel de Allende, a mecca for beauty and creativity) – it was the very thing I needed after a long, long trip to Europe.
Retreats from the world, whether they be monasteries in France or personal growth centers like the Omega Institute, or any of the destination spas around the world, are special havens where you can reconnect with your inner self, unplug and digitally detox from computers and smart phones, and have a healthy escape from the norm, from the ordinary lives we often live.
LifePath Retreats is one of the best and most comprehensive destination retreats I have experienced and I recommend it to all of you highly for a jump start on a new life or a vacation in a wonderful location. For more information, see http://www.lifepathretreats.com/.