Nourish your soul in Santa Barbara with a wellness getaway at the Belmond
In partnership with EL ENCANTO, A BELMOND HOTEL
Words by SAMANTHA BROOKS
We have the cure for your June gloom. Head to El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel for three nights of uplifting bliss. From June 6–9, the acclaimed property will host four full days of wellness, complete with a CBD coffee and tea pop-up, a mental health panel, approachable fitness workshops, private mandala sessions, a sound bath meditation, athleisure boutique and more.
Given the recent pandemic lifestyle, there’s probably no need to explain what an “athleisure boutique” is, but for wellness novices, let us guide you through the details. Sanskrit for “circle,” mandalas have a long history in Eastern spiritual traditions, and Ojai-based expert and author Renate Hume has a long history of knowing how to interpret the ones we create for ourselves. Here, Hume will encourage guests to utilize their inner voice to translate their emotions onto paper and then give them a personalized meaning of what it all means.
Hume joins other specialists, including wellness guide Cristy Candler, who will lead a rejuvenating sound bath in the lush landscaping of the hotel’s grounds, allowing the harmonizing sounds of 432Hz frequency crystal gemstone singing bowls to stimulate the theta brainwaves so that the body activates its own natural healing system. Complementing that experience, moderator, actor and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway will lead a mental health talk, lending her expertise and experience to help enlighten others within the intimate environment of the resort.
Clean, high-potency, sustainable and ethically sourced CBD purveyor oHHo will be on hand during the retreat to offer its CBD-infused coffee, tea and retail items. Of course, there will also be fitness classes, spa treatments and endless ocean views, which always make us feel great the minute we set foot on property. 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, 805-845-5800.
May 3, 2022
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