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Embracing Wellness in Phoenix, Arizona

Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, just outside Scottsdale, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is a destination wellness resort that offers a regenerating experience to a wide audience of wellness travelers, as well as those simply looking for a serene and healthy getaway. This is done through their four pillars: Movement, Spa, Nourishment and Discovery. CIVANA was named the fifth Best Health and Wellness Resort by USA Today 10Best’s Readers’ Choice 2022 Awards. At CIVANA, guests are offered the opportunity to experience the Chopra Health Retreat. Inspired by Deepak Chopra’s bestselling book, Perfect Health, this five-night retreat is at the “playground of wellbeing” in the Sonoran Desert that practices the centuries-old healing method of Ayurveda. The retreat is currently offered twice monthly.

At the Chopra Health Retreat, guests are invited to take part in daily spa experiences including personalized massages, meditation, yoga, educational sessions, workshops and a multi-step detoxification process to aid in the release of toxins. The Chopra Retreat aims to teach guests how to take a life-changing, well-rounded approach to their well-being that will last long after their retreat experience is over, all in the serene stillness and beauty of the Arizona desert.

The Phoenician: The Phoenician Spa

Presenting an approachable, contemporary luxury, The Phoenician rises majestically from Camelback Mountain, enveloped by its lush Sonoran Desert surroundings. The result of the most massive renovation undertaken since the now AAA Five Diamond property opened in October 1988, the resort has transformed itself in recent years. Featuring a Forbes Five Star spa, exceptional 18-hole golf course, a state-of-the-art athletic club with tennis and Pickleball courts, as well as a multi-tiered pool complex and award-winning dining options, The Phoenician is home to a diverse collection of signature offerings that honor both guest and destination. For a more intimate experience, The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, the only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel in the Valley of the Sun, provides exclusive amenities along with access to all services at the main resort.

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass: Aji Spa & Salon

Named after the sacred Aji Mountain on the Gila River Indian Community, Aji Spa & Salon offers a one-of-a-kind authentic Native American spa experience. From body peels and wraps to chakra alignments, Aji has something for guests looking to relax and rejuvenate. As one of the three Forbes Five Star Spas in Arizona, Aji brings together contemporary spa treatments with the sacred doctrines of the Pima and Maricopa tribes. Feel healthy and energized after your relaxing spa experience at the Aji Café, serving fresh lunch options. Take the Aji experience home with you by visiting their retail boutique and browsing the Indigenous line of products they use in their treatments.

Photo Credits: Lisa Diederich Photography, The Phoenician Scottsdale, Visit Phoenix


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