The charming town of Santa Fe, with its expansive sky, artsy atmosphere and century-old adobes set against the dramatic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo mountains is the ideal starting point for this five-day, four-night retreat.
Curated by Pravassa and hosted by Katheryn Schutz of Largay Travel, the wellness retreat – which also includes a couple of days in Taos – is scheduled for May 14 to May 18, 2020. And, the best news is that Travel to Wellness newsletter subscribers get $200 off the price!
Highlights of the guided program include a welcoming sage blessing (photo below), a group grounding meditation, a private cooking class with a local chef, and a chocolate workshop led by a master chocolatier where you will learn about cacao and the challenges farmers face growing this sacred bean.
There will be forest bathing in the quiet nature of Aspen Vista with a local healer guide, and a private hot spring soaking experience surrounded by nature. You’ll meet local artisans from Taos – a bee farmer, potter, painter and weaver. And, you’ll walk the Rio Grande area and hike to the petroglyph to see images and words carved and scratched into the black basalt of Taos’ volcanic rock. One evening your guide will escort you on along the Rim Trail to the Labyrinth where you’ll witness the sky erupt in colors fit for an artist.
Guests of this Wellness Retreat in New Mexico will stay at the following two hotels:
Located one block from Santa Fe’s historic Plaza, the boutique Hotel St. Francis is the oldest hotel is Santa Fe and reflects the city’s early Spanish settlers, with a decor of locally handcrafted wood furniture and a neutral color palette. Guest rooms are simple and European in style and offer views of the historic and artsy downtown. The onsite restaurant is helmed by a native New Mexican, who puts her own spin on Classic American dishes. Rooms have A/C and WiFi.
El Monte Sagrado
El Monte Sagrado is a luxurious resort that prides itself on its commitment to sustainability. Rooms feature adobe-style walls with wood accents and traditional color, textiles and art. The on-site, eco-conscious Living Spa offers herb-infused treatments, sunlight showers, and a natural waterfall cooling system. On of the hotel’s restaurants is Le Cordon Bleu where the Cordon Bleu-trained Native American chef incorporates world flavors into her local cuisine.
The program, including airport meet up, ground transportation, gratuities for guides and driver, five-nights accommodation, daily breakfast, three lunches, two dinners, guided tours and more – is priced from $3,250 U.S. per person, for a shared-room and $3,750 U.S. per person for a private room. You’ll find more info on the retreat here: https://www.kathryntheodoretravel.com/new-mexico-wellness-trip
To book, email Kathryn Schutz or call her at 630.926.4018 or 203.805.4509 And, don’t forgot to mention that Travel to Wellness sent you for your discount!