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Learn Balance from a Wellness Retreat

Achieving optimal health and wellness requires balancing many aspects of your life, not just what you eat and how often you work out. A holistic understanding of how your mind, body, and emotions work together is critically important to in bringing your whole health into balance.

Too often we hear stories of people making drastic changes, vowing to overhaul some aspect of their lifestyle, and lose steam when they discover that such sweeping changes aren’t easy to sustain. Once discouraged, people then swing back hard in the opposite direction, creating a wellness pendulum that itself becomes difficult to manage.

A wellness retreat can help. Retreats are fully immersive experiences that show you how to prioritize your own wellbeing and teach you useful tools to and techniques to achieve your goals and sustain your progress. The most effective wellness retreat strategies aim to educate and inspire you to implement lasting changes that make you feel great, inside and out.

Know your starting point

You can’t get a sharp focus on your target until you understand what’s going on with your health right now. We begin every wellness retreat with a comprehensive medical evaluation that includes a detailed health and lifestyle questionnaire, a physical exam, blood tests and a weight/BMI analysis. Equipped with this information, you and the team at the wellness retreat can begin to focus on methods to balance out correctable health issues.

Physical balance

The demands of work and home life make it easy to shrug off the habit of exercise. A wellness retreat offers a schedule of fun classes and activities that challenge you while introducing you to new forms of physical fitness. Things like yoga, spinning, hiking, Pilates, and aqua fitness serve as reminders that you that you can actually enjoy the act of working out.

All this physical activity can’t truly help you reach your maximum potential if you cancel out its effects with diet choices that don’t support your wellbeing. Healthy eating doesn’t mean “all salads, all the time”. A wellness retreat provides the opportunity to work with a nutritionist to develop meal plans that satisfy your taste buds while fueling your body with foods that sustain your energy. You’ll likely get the chance to try many of these foods during your stay.

Mental and emotional balance

The role your mental and emotional state play in your overall wellbeing should never be underestimated. Lack of balance in these areas can not only sabotage your wellness goals, it can result in physical challenges like anxiety, back pain, digestive problems, insomnia, and can also exacerbate other preexisting conditions. Instructors at wellness retreats teach techniques to help you regulate your emotions, calm your anxieties and strengthen your focus on your own well-being. By learning to moderate feelings of self-doubt and judgment through various channels like meditation, hypnotherapy, mind-body awareness and techniques self-motivation, you’ll clear out unhelpful mental and emotional clutter to make way for a healthy, supportive mindset.

Take advantage of the deeply engaging nature of a wellness retreat to bring your life back into balance.

These results-focused experiences provide an opportunity to pull your attention away from the physical and emotional drains of daily life and shift that energy back toward focusing on who you are and how you feel. When you bring your whole self into balance and can clearly perceive the signals that your body and mind are sending, you stand a much greater chance of being able to respond accurately.

Ready to book your wellness retreat stay? Contact the friendly staff at VeraVia today.

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Arlene Sandoval

Assistant Guest Experience Coordinator

Arlene Sandoval is a San Diego native with over fifteen years of professional
experience working alongside C-level executives in major corporations in the San Diego
area. Arlene was mentored and trained by top-level executives at two major Fortune
500 companies. She was offered an executive-level position when she was twenty-five,
making her the youngest person offered the International Executive Communications
Position. By twenty-eight, Arlene felt pulled toward the non-profit sector and became
Chief Operation Officer of an International non-profit with a focus on social justice
reform and media; helping to build communities of hope in war-torn countries. Arlene
helped restructure, create, and manage a multi-million dollar budget. She created new
policies and procedures to help the corporation comply with California 501(c)3 non-profit
laws and regulations. During this time she gained invaluable knowledge in the private
and public sectors.