LA YOGA Magazine Speaks with Wellness Tourism Association Members 

Travel to Wellness editor, Anne Dimon, interviews fitness and wellness practitioners who are employed by Members of the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) about the wellness resorts and retreats they work for, plus how they, individually, work “wellness” into their own personal lives. This LA Yoga Magazine Q & A allows WTA members to share their personal best tips, tools and inspiration for wellness living and wellness travel. You may wan to note that WTA Members have each met criteria for membership, which is the foundation of bringing standards to the industry as the demand for wellness travel continues to grow. We think you will benefit from these insider tips and advice from people in the world of wellness.

October 2022 – Mohonk Mountain House – A unique castle resort surrounded by woodlands

Located in the Hudson Valley just 90 minutes north of New York City and surrounded by thousands of acres of woodlands and miles of hiking trails, Mohonk Mountain House is a Victoria Castel resort that has been owned by the Smiley family for 150 plus years. LA YOGA Magazine spoke with Nina Smiley, Mohonk’ Director of Mindfulness Programming.

September 2022Pritikin – A Science-Based Wellness Retreat in Miami 

Are you looking for a science-based wellness retreat to help you launch a healthier lifestyle? LA YOGA Magazine spoke with Carol Espel, Fitness & Program Director at Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa, in Miami, about what you can expect from this based-on-science retreat, and how she incorporates wellness into her own life.

August 2022 – Hilton Head Head, a pioneer in the field of proactive health care.

Located on Hilton Head Island on the Atlantic coast of South Carolina, and founded in 1976 by behavioral psychologist Dr. Peter Miller, Hilton Head Health (H3) is a pioneer in the field of proactive health care. LA Yoga Magazine spoke with Program Director, David Chesworth about this island retreat.

June 2022Wellness is All-Inclusive at Meliá Punta Cana Beach

In the Dominican Republic, the 478-room Meliá  Punta Cana Beach Wellness Inclusive Adults Only offers a collection of buildings surrounded by gardens and connected to swimming pools and the beach by a network of walkways. La Yoga Magazine spoke with Wellness Sales Director Reyes Guzman about the resort’s inclusive concept built around five spaces of wellness: social spaces (for activities), silent spaces, sensory spaces, culinary spaces and personal spaces, along with a significant respect for nature and exploring the local culture.

May 2022 – Medical Wellness Meets Nature at Strata

Perched atop a mesa in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods Resort and Club offers multidimensional concierge wellness services and programs at STRATA Integrated Wellness and Spa. A team of over thirty acclaimed, board-certified physicians and award-winning therapists across more than forty disciplines, integrate the best of Western and Eastern medical science with nutrition, fitness, meditation and mindfulness coaching to provide guests with a fresh perspective, a greater level of whole-person wellness and a renewed sense of possibility. LA YOGA Magazine spoke with Mikaila Foster about STRATA.

April 2022Mother Nature is the Star at The Springs Resort

Director of Resort Wellness Operations Sharon Holtz tells LA YOGA Magazine that with the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring at its core, Mother Nature is the star at The Springs Resort in Colorado. The 79-room Condé Nast Traveler award-winner is a great place to explore, restore and reconnect.

March 2022The Ranch Malibu Offers Hiking in Nature + Expansive Ocean Views

Malibu, California, has long been synonymous with wellness, hiking in nature, and expansive ocean views. The Ranch Malibu offers people the opportunity to immerse themselves in a health and wellness experience curated by experts, including The Ranch Malibu’s Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director Sue Glasscock. LA Yoga Magazine spoke with Sue about what makes The Ranch unique as well as how she incorporates wellness in her own life.

February 2022A Mecca for Outdoor Recreation

Located in St George, Utah, Red Mountain Resort has a unique relationship with the sacred land. Many of the rooms and villas offer views of the red mountains that give the resort its name. LA YOGA Magazine spoke with General Manager, Tracey Welsh about the whole body wellness and fitness programs from healing sessions to curated menu items, workshops, retreat experiences, and opportunities for personal discovery.

December 2021 – Canada’s Iconic Nature-Embraced Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Located on the shores of world-famous Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is surrounded by towering peaks, glacier fed water and an old-growth forest. LA YOGA Magazine spoke with Director of Wellness, Davina Bernard who says the resort allows “your body surrenders to nature and your nervous system calms down to allow for new wellness ideas to permeate into your body, mind and spirit.”