From high-end ski resorts to high-altitude spas Colorado is creating opportunities to not only master the environment, but to immerse in it. Plenty of cutting edge spa and wellness venues, such as theVail Vitality Center and Crestone Zen Center add to the more than 30 hot springs and wellness focused events experienced in Colorado, such as Yoga on the Rocks.
The following is a run-down of where to go for peace, healing and pampering between mountain runs and nature hikes.
Colorado Springs: Spa at Garden of the Gods Collection and International Health & Wellness Center
The Spa at Garden of the Gods Collection was recently named a Biologique Recherche Expert Center. The Spa dovetails its programs with the resort’s new International Health & Wellness Center (IHWC) to create integrated health solutions for its patients.
Beaver Creek: Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Resort.
Spa Anjali offers an extensive menu focused on three healing mountain traditions: the Rockies, Alps and Himalayas. Unique treatments include the Chakra Blessings including a popular new treatment called the Anahata “Way of the Heart” Chakra Blessing.
Denver: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Denver offers 10 treatment rooms and high-altitude treatments including the 5,280 Relaxation Massage or the High Altitude, Full Body Revival Massage.
Vail: The Vail Vitality Center.
The Vail Vitality Center offers a full spa, an 18,000-square-foot fitness center and private sessions with personal coaches trained in yoga and meditation, Pilates, barre, outdoor fitness and more.
Wellness in the Mountains
Boulder: Colorado Chautauqua.
Chosen for its spectacular mountain setting and health-giving environment, the Colorado Chautauqua has grown into one of Boulder’s oldest treasures and a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can unplug and reconnect by staying in one of the many cottages available for rent.
Crestone: Dharma Sangha Crestone Mountain Zen Center.
Crestone Mountain Zen Center sits at 8,400 feet and is a monastic training center of Dharma Sangha, the Zen Buddhist practice community. Individual guest and group retreats are offered that include yoga, music, dance, bodywork, wilderness expeditions and more.
Red Feather Lakes: Shambala Mountain Center.
Sitting in a serene 600-acre valley, Shambhala Mountain Center offers over 100 different programs per year including everything from meditation, mindfulness, arts and creativity to yoga, wellness and renewal.
Carbondale: True Nature Healing Arts Kiva & Spa.
True Nature Healing Arts offers yoga, an Ayurvedic spa, an organic kitchen and an eco-friendly boutique, surrounded by a tranquil Peace Garden. The new Kiva/Spa opened in February within the Peace Garden.
Glenwood Springs: The Healing Power of Hot Springs.
Glenwood Springs is alive with the restorative powers of natural hot springs. Choose from two major hot springs— the historic Glenwood Hot Springs, and Iron Mountain Hot Springs.
Nathrop: Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort.
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort offers 100 percent natural and odorless hot springs ranging from 70 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The resort includes a historic bath house, Creekside Hot Springs, Upper hot springs pools and a spa.
Wellness Events in the Wilds
Women’s Weekend of Wellness at The Broadmoor, March 8-10, 2018 (Colorado Springs). Celebrating its 100-year anniversary, The Broadmoor opened as one of the first spas in the country. In celebration of wellness, The Broadmoor’s 7th annual Women’s Weekend of Wellness will include seminars, inspiring speakers, outdoor activities and more.
Telluride WOW Festival, June 7-10, 2018 (Telluride). Telluride WOW (Weekend of Wellness) Festival offers lectures, group fitness classes, one-on-one sessions by top health and fitness experts and an opportunity to explore all that Telluride has to offer.
Women in the Rockies Wellness Adventure at C Lazy U Ranch, September 9-18, 2018 (Granby). The Women in the Rockies Wellness Adventure takes place at the ranch and is led by Duke health coach Janet Solie, PA, MS with a focus on overall wellness. The adventure offers plenty of time with nature, spa, horses and professional coaching.
Yoga on the Rocks, 2018 Dates TBD (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison). Surrounded by Colorado red rock with sprawling views of Denver and the plains, visitors can join 2,000 other yogis within the spiritual walls of Red Rocks from 7 to 8 a.m. for eight select Saturdays during the summer.
More information: www.colorado.com