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Here’s To Your Health

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A stay in our hometown is a bracing blast of calm served on a fresh bed of mindfulness. When you enter our city limits, you leave your worries in the rearview mirror. It is designed to rejuvenate your brain, replenish your energy, and remind you how to breathe life into the deepest recesses of your soul fully. To help you maximize your wonder, we have compiled the following wellness itinerary, Palm Springs style.

YOGA: Up with downward dog!

Yoga is the ideal way to de-stress your distress. It has been proven to limit your body’s production of cortisol, the hormone that causes anxiety. Studies also point to yoga’s ability to lower inflammation, fend off depression, and even mitigate the effects of PTSD.

people doing yoga in palm springs

We are fortunate enough to have several transcendent studios right here in Palm Springs, so bust out your best warrior pose and warm up to these options:

Power Yoga—From Beginner to Hot Fusion, Gentle to Restorative, and even a happy hour session, this Mecca of good vibes is nestled nimbly in downtown Palm Springs.

Peace Love Yoga—Further down Palm Canyon, enter a lavender-scented space whose motto is: Yoga is training for life. Get living!

Kristin Olsen’s Urban Yoga—With an emphasis on Vinyasa and Hatha energy flow, this emporium of empowerment will have you reaching new heights of health.

Clinic Yoga – If you’re feeling shy, book a private session and chart a path to serenity.

Hot Yoga Plus Palm Springs – Have a seat with a Chair Yoga expert, or fly high on the Trapeze, depending on your ascendance level.

Yoga Bliss: Float on a hammock, suspend yourself in meditation, or shake off your cares in one of their high-energy dance classes.

Laughing Yogi Ramesh Pandey – Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s enlightenment, delivered by a guru of guffaws who guides attendees through the uplifting benefits of laughter therapy.

Park It at a Palm Springs Wellness Park

If you prefer holistic exercise in the great outdoors, there’s nothing more significant than Power Yoga’s Saturday morning sessions at Ruth Hardy Park. This verdant destination also offers a picnic space and tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts. “Set” yourself up for wellness!

But there are more games in town when it comes to park play. You can stroll to your best self at DeMuth Park, the largest outdoor gathering space in Palm Springs, at 61 acres. If your ambition leads you upward, hike Tahquitz Canyon to admire its rock wall art and waterfall majesty.

demuth park palm springs

Now let’s hit the PAWse button and high-tail it to  Palm Springs Dog Park. After all, wellness starts with love, and love is best expressed with a wet nose and a canine heart.

Crystal Clear Wellness

Mindfulness is a pursuit that ripples from the micro to the macro and from the quietest whispers in your head to the booming echoes of universal truth. It is an endeavor to be shared, celebrated, and considered in the highest esteem.

Nowhere in town is mindfulness more amplified than at Crystal Fantasy. It is a communal space for reiki masters and tarot readers, psychics and seers, thinkers and healers. In addition to the vast square footage of the activity areas, CF has a retail section specializing in high-end products, spiritual art, and crystals that gave this wondrous shop its name.

Palm Springs Wellness + Pilates

Working out doesn’t need to be synonymous with burning out. Instead of a high-impact marathon of sweat and suffering, consider scaling down and toning up with Pilates. Like yoga on caffeine, Pilates focuses on building your core strength through finite, rhythmic movements and breathing exercises.

Developed by Joseph Pilates after World War I, this methodology was devised to train everyone from Scotland Yard officials to the new-age denizens of his eventual New York studio… and now it’s being perfected at the following sites right here in town:

Pilates Palm Springs – Get back to basics and progress with your wellness regimen by harnessing your body’s optimal posture and motion.

Pilates Plus Palm Springs – Lined with modern machinery, this pristine studio will help you row, row, row your way to a better outlook.

Absolute Pilates—Offering private sessions and professional enthusiasm, the AP team stands tall as a pillar of Pilates reality.

Ecore Fitness – Their various “Reformer” classes help you reclaim your posture from the ravages of slouching and stress.

Club Pilates—Wrap your brain around this: a mind-centric workout experience that offers a free intro class to help you become attuned to your wellness goals.

Spa, Spa, Spa Away

Your muscles are tuned, and your mind is at peace, so now it’s time to relax to the max at one of our legendary resorts/spas. The following accommodations are ideals of hospitality and health-consciousness:

Estrella Spa @ Avalon Hotel PS – Offers privacy, luxury, and excellent treatment services in a serene indoor-outdoor setting.

Estrella Spa at Avalon Hotel Palm springs

Andreas Hotel & Spa – Break free of the ordinary with the Getaway Special, including a fireside couples massage, mineral soak, and bottle of champagne. Hey, nobody said wellness had to be dry.

Palm Springs Yacht Club @ The Parker—Come aboard for indulgence at this nautical-themed spa, immersed in the luminous glamour of the Parker resort.

parker palm springs

Elements Spa at Hilton Hotel – Journey through the elements, allowing you to experience rain, wind, fire, and air within nine unique treatment rooms, including three couples’ rooms,to experience these elements as one.

Grounded Bodyworks – There’s no reason why feeling good and looking good can’t go hand in hand, so get fierce at this fabulous salon-style spa.

Desert Serenity Float & Spa – Disconnect from the outside world by encasing yourself in the sensory deprivation of a float. Goodbye, negativity.

Body Sense Day Spa – The skin is the largest organ in the human body, so show it some big love by treating every pore, surface, and nerve-ending to a proper pampering.

Cycling: Live to ride, Ride to live

Switching gears (pun firmly intended), take your wellness to the next level with one of the liberating adventure experiences in the Coachella Valley. The iconic allure of Bike Palm Springs whisks visitors from their picturesque mid-century storefront to the furthest limits of where your pedals can push you.

bike palm springs

Or, to expedite your exploration, hit the road with Big Wheel Tours. In addition to cycling and hiking sojourns through Indian Canyon, they offer Jeep rides traversing the San Andreas Fault and Joshua Tree National Park. Rev up your perspective today!

IT’S ORGANIC: Fabulously fit foodies.

OK, you’ve burned those unwanted calories in a whirlwind of cycling, Pilates, and yoga. Now, replace them with something even more impressive. In addition to being gloriously gourmet, the foodscape in Palm Springs fuels your every adventure with hearty health food concocted to fit your fitness routine.

Raw Remedy Organic Juice & Raw Food Bar – Their long name yields significant results as you transform your palate into a red carpet of welcome flavors.

Raw Remedy Organic Juice & Raw Food Bar palm springs

Nature’s Health Food & Café —Stock up on organic produce for the work week ahead or a healthy vacation bonanza.

Native Foods—Organic wine? Yes, please! Get back to nature and up to speed with a full menu of marvelous meals courtesy of Mother Nature (and her excellent kitchen staff).

Palm Greens Café – Healthy means exciting at this scrumptious gastro-destination.

Cheeky’s—Their legendary brunch is busy for a reason. Brave the crowds and then Zen out anew by returning to the top of the list (and repeating as necessary).

Tanya’s Kitchen is a deli-style quick-service eatery where the Cubano and Chupacabra make sandwich history. The CTK Tempeh Power Burger is born.

We hope you’re doing well, and we hope to find you on the path to a vibrant vacation escape. Be wonderful, be wise, and be one with Palm Springs. A healthy haven awaits…

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