Soothe Your Soul

From mineral plunges to eco getaways, these mini-retreats are the perfect way to get back on track.

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PGA National Resort & Spa is home to mineral-rich pools that provide numerous benefits.

Bathe Away the Bad

Immerse yourself in hydrotherapy when you book the Wow PGA Spa Package at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Included in the package (from $399) are resort accommodations, full breakfast daily in the Palm Terrace restaurant, a 50-minute spa treatment per day, and unlimited access to the Health and Racquet Club and spa amenities. Take advantage of the spa’s highly therapeutic Waters of the World, a pair of mineral-rich pools suffused with rare and natural minerals from all over the world that provide various benefits to the body and mind. Immerse yourself in the Dead Sea pool, filled with bromine and magnesium sourced from the world’s saltiest lake, which has been known to relieve a range of conditions from circadian rhythm disorders to itchy skin. In the Pyrenees pool, Salies-de-Béarn salt—viewed as a “miracle cure” by many and
beloved by holistic health practitioners for its malady-fighting properties—swirls in chilled, purified waters. For a deeply effective mind-body experience, try the Watsu Water Therapy, which combines hydrotherapy floating and massage techniques like Japanese shiatsu.

Kayak through serene waters at Riverbend Park

Nurture Through Nature

Cradled on two acres overlooking the Loxahatchee River, Headwaters Hideaway Eco Retreat is a relaxed, glamping-style getaway unlike any other. Proprietor Rick Clegg—who also owns the nearby Jupiter Outdoor Center—created a four-bed, two-bath bungalow from three 40-foot-long shipping containers that houses a living room, dining room, kitchen, and upstairs/downstairs patios (he rents out by the night or week). Papaya trees and mulberry bushes make up the edible landscape, while garden boxes stocked with carrots, kale, radishes, and tomatoes provide the base ingredients for healthy salads and sides. Complimentary fishing poles and bicycles are included in your stay, as are kayaks and canoes at nearby Riverbend Park. Drifting down the Loxahatchee—a Seminole word

Taylor Farmhouse Cafe in Jupiter Farms. Below

meaning “river of turtles”—guests may encounter river turtles, coyotes, wild turkeys, peacocks, and migratory birds by the hundreds.

Make a pit stop at Taylor Farmhouse Cafe in Jupiter Farms, where chef-owner Christopher Taylor and his wife, Elizabeth, serve up super-fresh fare with ingredients prepared mostly on-site and complemented by edible delights from the property’s hydroponic garden. Grab a to-go meal to eat outside on the wraparound porch or relax in an Adirondack chair around the bonfire that burns nightly.

Go with the Flow

Developed centuries ago by Vedic priests, yoga has spawned dozens of modalities that bridge physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Vinyasa, a popular style with benefits ranging from relieving stress to building muscle strength, uses synchronized breathing known as ujjayi breath to transition gently from one posture to the next. July 24-26 and August 14-16, Juno Beach’s Native Yoga Center will host an interactive, vinyasa-centered, immersion workshop (location to be announced; check online for up-to-date information). Open to those hoping to get their yoga teacher certification as well as to the public, the weekend will kick off with a vinyasa flow master class and feature additional workshops that revolve around technique, posture improvement, defining intentions,
and more. 

Tamara and Todd McLaughlin, owners of Native Yoga Center

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