My time at Canyon Ranch started over 20 years ago in college when I first became interested in health and wellness. College was rough at times, but I knew if I wanted to live my life to the fullest, physically and mentally, I needed to start somewhere. There were so many different philosophies about nutrition and exercise, and I wasn’t sure which direction to take. Canyon Ranch was there as a support system and a well needed reset to my life to learn, guide, and inspire me into being the best version of myself that I could be.
After I continued to experience Canyon Ranch, my Mom and other family members began to join me to explore their own wellness journeys. I felt really confident that they were educating us with the right information and I now recommend it to clients for honest and healthy advice on how to achieve their goals.
My visit last week to Canyon Ranch was a well needed reset as I was feeling a little overwhelmed with work, my clinical internship, and my graduate school program. I felt like I was running on empty, and I knew I needed to recommit to my self-care. Sometimes, taking the time away to decompress and regain composure of our mental and physical wellbeing is a necessity whether it is a week-long retreat, vacation, or a personal day away from work and family obligations.
I took the week to take lectures on the most up to date research on nutrition, fitness, and stress management. My Mom and I also enjoyed a few spa treatments and an array of exercise classes. My favorite part of the week (other than spending time with my amazing Mom) was experiencing a few cooking classes where I learned great new healthy recipes, including Fastest Meals Imaginable and Foods For Your Mood. I was also able to take a private Artisan Bread class with the pastry chef to get more advice for my clients on how to bake more consciously to support one’s GI tract. I learned all about einkorn flour, a healthier version of wheat, and how to use it to make an artisan sourdough bread.
Here are a few of my favorite recipes from the week:
If you are a busy professional or parent who is used to taking care of others, but wants to start working on your own self-care, this is a great place to start. From beginners to those already knowledgeable about health and wellness, Canyon Ranch is a wonderful place to learn valuable information about a modern approach to healthy living!