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This Memorial Day weekend, you could head out East with the rest of the Hamptons hordes for a weekend that’s likely to leave you sunburned, sleep-deprived, and slightly hung over. Or, you could leave that all behind and choose an itinerary designed to give you a rejuvenating, fresh perspective as your summer kicks off, with a special retreat from THE WELL and The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection: The Week of WELL.

Your favorite N.Y.C. mecca for all things holistic wellness is heading to Park City from May 30 to June 2 nature-based wellness programming for The Week of WELL, bringing craniosacral therapy and ancient modalities to complement the resort’s world-renowned nature-based wellness programming. For the wellness-obsessed, it’s basically the summer vacation of your dreams – one infused with mindfulness, movement, nutrition, and medicine from start to finish.

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Imagine starting your day with breakfast on a sunrise hike hosted by wellness experts, followed by meditation, a relaxing trail ride, and a one-on-one craniosacral session with visiting Master Practitioner Michelle Stoppi. Plant People founder Gabe Kennedy offers up a delicious regenerative plant and mushroom lunch, before your time alone to explore the spa. Finish the day with a six-course dinner by Executive Chef Galen Zamarra highlighting the power of food as medicine.

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The setting for it all is a breathtaking 3,500-acre private working ranch in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Easily accessible from Salt Lake City, the resort is a sanctuary for healing, one where nature and manmade luxury unite to offer guests the very best. Aside from the week’s special programming, guests can enjoy the resort’s sustainable farm, restaurant by James Beard award-winning Chef Zamarra, horseback riding, hiking trails, fly-fishing, and a variety of other nature-based programming on the resort’s majestic grounds.

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Then, of course, there is the spa. Edge Spa offers a best-in-class menu of classic and innovative holistic treatments, from in-room sleep rituals, to equine therapy, forest meditations, Ayurvedic consultations, energy healing, and more.

“Fostering connection between each guest and the vast landscape that surrounds us has always been the ethos of The Lodge at Blue Sky,” said Joe Ogdie, general manager, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, Utah’s #1 wellness resort. “The Week of WELL will be a remarkable journey toward physical and energetic alignment that combines our back-to-nature mindset with global practices led by THE WELL.”

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What Is Craniosacral Therapy?

A key attraction of the retreat, craniosacral massage therapy can ease stress and foster well-being by utilizing the nervous system’s connection to the Earth’s biomagnetic field. Stoppi is a licensed craniosacral massage therapist and the leading craniosacral ecucator in the U.S.

“I am very much looking forward to the magic we will be making with The Lodge at Blue Sky in May,” Stoppi, master practitioner, THE WELL, shared in a press release. “This retreat will be a great opportunity for anyone curious to get in tune with their well-being and further expand their consciousness. Whether you are looking to shake up your routine, make adjustments to your health, or learn more about integrative practices in general, the lessons learned during this week are sure to impact your life for years to come.”

Could it be any better? Reserve your spot at aubergeresorts.com/bluesky/experiences/week-of-well.

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