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Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa: Lose Weight and Get Healthy with the Best

Delicious healthy cuisine

Delicious healthy cuisine

We’re always keen to find out the best local and global retreats for health and wellness. So, one of the big names who doesn’t get enough attention these days is the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, a 650-acre private wellness spa and weight loss health program located in Miami, Fla., complete with exceptional fitness trainers, award-winning chefs, nutritionists and renowned spa treatments. The center boosts tons of experts from health to nutrition and fitness to spa and wellness. People from all over the world travel to Pritikin to get their health back on track and get their bodies back in shape oasis near the warm beaches of South Florida. Spacious suites, gourmet meals, access to six board-certified physicians, a fully equipped gym with class offerings, healthy living education — you get it all. Pritikin is your escape to a better, healthier you. Especially when your goal is to overcome struggles with weight loss, diabetes, heart disease and more. With tailored programs to match your health needs, Pritikin makes it easy for you to choose a plan that fits your goals, while learning how to sustain weight loss and lifestyle changes.

Standard Double Accommodations

Standard Double Accommodations

With more than 35 years of experience as a premier health and wellness resort, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa has become the longest-running and most successful program preventing and reversing health problems. Programs range from an all-inclusive one- or two-week program to specialty programs like:

  • Pritikin ICR: Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab
  • Weekend Health Retreats
  • Healthy Cooking 101
  • Diabetes Retreat
  • Women’s Health
  • Family Health Camp
  • Back to U – Pritikin University
  • Culinary University and more

A weeklong all-inclusive retreat with three meals a day, classes, and consultation is approximately $4,200/week.

Miami’s New Year Yoga Retreat

Mandarin Oriental Miami

Did you know that the Mandarin Oriental is Miami’s only Five Star spa?

Exciting, ay? So here’s the skinny:

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami is the three-level sanctuary in the heart of the luxe Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel. Adopting a slightly different approach to your traditional spa experience, The Spa serves up the works –  a wide range of innovative and restorative treatments inspired by the elements of nature and the ancient traditions of the Chinese, Ayurvedic, European, Balinese and Thai cultures.

So, with a well-rounded focus on health and wellness, The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental is now advertising a “Miami Yoga Weekend” from January 14-16, 2011, featuring renowned yoga instructor Mandy Ingber.  Based in Los Angeles, Mandy has taught the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Brooke Shields, and is known for motivating people through her light-hearted approach. We’re told it’s her ability to connect with a wide range of students that makes her accessible to the yoga novice, as well as to the professional athlete.  She’s said to bring a sensitive breath of fresh air to the practice you’re anxious to get more into. She’s also got a DVD on the market so check it out: YOGALOSOPHY.

Mandarin Spa Suite

Yogis will also have an opportunity to attend a “VisionMat” workshop where you can design your own custom yoga mat with a vision board of pictures of goals, hopes and aspirations. The “Miami Yoga Weekend” includes:

·         Two-night stay at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

·         Breakfast daily

·         Choice of one 80-minute select spa treatment (including Aroma Stone, Aromatherapy Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Holistic Facial)

·         Morning and evening yoga sessions (breaks will include light refreshments and healthy snacks)

·         VisionMat Workshop

·         Wellness & Astrology Session with Q&A

·         Complimentary use of Heat and Water Therapies

·         Welcome spa gift

Rates for the package are from $1,675 (single occupancy) and $2385 (double). The above rates are for a two-night stay as described above including breakfast, yoga and spa programs, so what are you waiting for?

The reincarnation of the next Buddha?

For more information or reservations, call:

Toll free (866) 888 6780

Wales: An Eco-Retreat for the City Slicker

UK Eco-Retreats MeditationWe love a good tipi or yurt. We also love the glorious land of England.  Deep in the heart of one of Wales’s largest forests in the Dyfi Valley is a remote, beautiful location on a 1,300 acre organic farm seven miles north-east of Machynlleth. Here, weary Londoners can recharge their batteries with an eco-retreat complete with guided meditations and Reiki.

Mental health and spiritual guidance is a large part of this amazing experience and, to that end, the following morning after you arrive, you and your guest will each be offered a healing session – normally lasting for about half an hour each.  At around 5 o’clock there is another meditation led by one of their experienced team to help you relax further.  It’s entirely optional, but they thoroughly recommend it. If that’s not cool enough, they’re also located near the Centre for Alternative Technology ( and the price includes tickets for entrance, in case you really want to get into the holistic aspect of your mini-retreat.

There is no electricity and limited infrastructure, to ensure that the space has no direct impact on the land and its ecosystem and there are also no inhabited houses for a 2 mile radius, enabling a greater opportunity to stargaze with minimal pollution giving a completely different perspective on a clear starry night.

You’ll have a choice to walk along streams, hills, and ancient oaks, almost as if you were in your own private version of King Arthur.

Accommodations range from your choice of an awesome tipi or yurt.

Wales Eco-Retreats Meditation Yurts TipiEach Tipi is 21 feet in diameter (surprisingly spacious), and includes a double bed with a proper mattress, organic bedlinen, cushions, a coffee table, sheepskin rugs, and a central wood burning ‘chimenea’. They supply you with the wood and kindling and the tipi is lit by an abundance of candles in lanterns. There is a 2 ring gas stove for cooking complete with all utensils, crockery, and cutlery and each has its own washing and toilet unit with a fresh spring water shower and basin situated just a few yards outside.

The yurts (a living dome that originated on the steppes of Mongolia) are similarly equipped, but even larger, so they’re recommended for larger families or groups.

They’re running specials right now, so we say… Better get on it!

Sept./Oct. Mid-Week

2 adults for 2 nights: £225-270

Regular prices range from £305-359 with additional costs or deductions based on children and what time of the week.

Prices are for 2 guests staying two nights, including a Reiki session each, twilight meditation, tickets for Centre for Alternative Technology and organic welcome hamper.

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