In March of 2018, CIVANA Carefree made its debut as the first sustainable wellness resort in Greater Phoenix, nestled in the high Sonoran Desert, adjacent to North Scottsdale…and it’s just as dreamy as it looks.
CIVANA focuses on four pillars – Healthy Cuisine, Movement, Healing Arts/Spa and Discovery & Enrichment.
My recent stay at the resort had me thinking…so many of you could really use a wellness respite, but too often we forget to see the signs. So I’m here to give you a little self-care nudge…
8 Reasons To Consider a Wellness Resort
If any of the reasons below resonate with you…it’s time.
- In a rut
- You deserve it
- New wellness journey
If you’re in a season where you feel the struggle. The days are short, the nights are long…and the rain just keeps falling. You need a break. Wellness resorts, like CIVANA, are designed to help you press pause, discover and awaken. Sometimes we just need to let go and breathe. And it’s often hard to find the silence, the solace, the space to reflect in our typical day to day.
Except for evenings in winter, the climate in Phoenix is warm yearlong, with average daytime highs ranging from 62 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 101.1 degrees Fahrenheit in July. As many wellness travelers seek outdoor recreational activities and many such travelers are “snowbirds” looking to escape the cold, this year-long warm weather makes it particularly attractive as a wellness resort destination.
CIVANA offers 21+ private scenic acres to just get away from it all…
Enjoy our world class fitness center, yoga and movement studios, morning hiking and biking, tennis and pickleball, complimentary transportation into town, juicing and culinary demonstrations, art and enrichment classes, captains tables with guest lecturers, healing spa with unique thermal pools and treatments, lifestyle coaching, three resort pools, two dining venues with unique outside space, and majestic mountain views.
On another note, if you recently started a wellness journey, resorts like CIVANA keep you inspired, motivated and moving. Their fitness center offers top-of-the line cardio, strength, and flexibility equipment and is also among the first resorts to feature Aktiv Virtual®, an on demand digital kiosk that provides personalized workouts and expert level coaching.
CIVANA also has the Yoga & Energy Center, which houses a studio with wall yoga and aerial yoga capabilities, a movement/spin room and two other flexible movement studios. The outside yoga lawn provides beautiful mountain vistas for sunrise and sunset programs.
And possibly my favorite…CIVANA offers daily discovery and enrichment classes including meditation, sound bowl sessions, art, card readings, among others.
A wellness resort is a special treat for the soul. If you’re in the frame of mind – I deserve this – first of all, you’re amazing for acknowledging that. And second, yes. You do. You deserve to enjoy hours by the pool, a massage in the spa, or an incredibly nourishing meal. It’s time.
And lastly…I couldn’t help but mention those of you in the season of celebration. Wellness resorts, like CIVANA, offer something incredibly unique – the power of connection. The perfect getaway for a quiet honeymoon. Just the two of you. Or maybe it’s your 40th birthday? Let the resort take the wheels and you just go along for the ride. Order a cucumber melon margarita, sourdough avocado toast, or pink radiance smoothie and relish that yummy goodness.
I hope this post inspires you to consider a wellness getaway like CIVANA. I’m willing to bet you could really use the trip. Here’s a little recap of the amenities:
- Daily access to movement, fitness and enrichment classes
- Concierge service and 24-hour access to business center
- Complimentary bicycle rentals, nearby hiking and excursion options
- Nearby golf: Legend Trail, Boulders, Rancho Manana, Dove Valley and many more
- Scheduled shuttle service to nearby Carefree and Cave Creek shopping and dining outlets
- 20+ private scenic acres adjacent to North Scottsdale
- 184 spacious guest rooms and suites
- 2 healthy cuisine dining outlets and lounge
- 10,000 square feet of fitness and movement space/8 indoor studios
- 15,000 square feet of indoor meeting space
- 8,000 square feet of outdoor gathering space
- 22,000 square foot spa coming Fall 2018
- Tennis and pickleball courts
- 2 pools
- Coming soon: New 22,000 square foot spa, complete with a healing water circuit, Watsu and lap pool, solar energy and water harvesting features.
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