During the annual stress awareness month, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
Several hotels and resorts are also offering programs for those suffering with stress.
- Mohonk Mountain House (Hudson Valley, New York): Set in the tranquil Shawangunk Mountains, Mohonk Mountain House offers a mindfulness curriculum which includes “Forest Bathing” where guests are fully immersed in nature to reap the benefits of simply being outdoors. The resort has also recently introduced a new Hiking Menu which includes a variety of outdoor experiences including an Endurance Hike, Yoga Hike and Survivalist Hike.
- Miraval Resort & Spa (Tucson, Arizona): The leading destination spa is home to the famed Equine Experience. For over 20 years, Miraval’s signature equine programming created by Wyatt Webb has helped thousands of guests open their minds as they explore their vulnerabilities and truly live in the moment. Additionally, Miraval offers 4-day Equine Experience Immersions that delve deeper into this unique mindfulness practice through a series of hands-on workshops, activities and group discussions.
- Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort (Los Cabos, Mexico): Daily at dusk, guests are immersed in the Holistic Twilight Ceremony, a purifying and cleansing “limpia” ritual adopted from the ancient shamanistic traditions of the Baja. Upon entering the Spa Solarium, guests surrounded by glowing candles and soothed by the harmonic tones of reverberating crystal bowls. In a circle, a shaman drives away negative energy from the body, imbuing an individual blessing upon each guest. To conclude the ritual, guests perform a thoughtful meditation in silence, preparing for the spa treatments they are about to receive.