Throughout high school my dad referred to our computer as my “square-headed boyfriend.” I did devote a lot of time to the computer, so it was a pretty serious relationship. We’re learning more and more about the side effects of too much screen time, so it’s necessary to be able to disconnect to stay well. A good way to hold yourself (and encourage spa-goers to be) accountable in a technology detox is through a wellness retreat. Guests at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa can participate in the resort’s second Satori Meditation Retreat October 4th to 7th to do just that. Sarah MacLean, master meditation instructor who has directed programs for Deepak Chopra and Byron Katie, will lead 12 participants through candlelight yoga, meditation in motion, and mindfulness practices. Participants are able to make use of Sanctuary Spa, which has a menu of treatments including Soul Connect (starting at $240, 90 minutes; $405, 2 hours), a guided meditation and chakra balancing with a massage, as well as tarot readings and astrology. Guests will be able to focus on wellbeing without the distractions of everyday life and technology competing for attention.
How does your spa ensure guests have a healthy relationship with technology and take time for mindfulness and meditation?