Amangiri Announces New Wellness Experiences

Amangiri in southern Utah has announced a series of wellness experiences in celebration of its 15th anniversary this year. 

Among the new options, guests can opt for "Yoga on the Rocks," with a short hike to the top of a rock formation in the desert for a yoga experience high above the valley floor, guided by resident fitness and yoga specialist Connie Beingessner. Amangiri is also offering "Thermal Therapy" sessions led by expert practitioners. Surrounded by the desert, guests can experience the therapeutic use of the sauna, steam room and cold plunge.

Surrounded by water, guests can alternatively participate in an "Ai Chi" session delivered by an Amangiri therapist. Drawing upon Tai Chi and Qi Gong, the session promotes overall health and a relaxation. Exclusively available at Camp Sarika and in Amangiri’s suites with heated private pools, "Aqua Shiatsu" is a traditional hands-on therapy using the support of water to perform stretching and massage, drawing on the healing power of the water.

This season, Amangiri has also expanded its grounding practices, such as a "Mindfulness Walk" to focus on sensory interactions with the natural elements, including the sights and sounds of the environment. Tip: Pair the "Mindfulness Walk" with "Intentional Silent Time" for a micro digital detox. Also new this season, the "ASMR Wellness Session" aims to clear the mind and engage the senses. Taking place in the Flotation Pavilion, the wellness experience rouses tingling sensations that travel down the body in response to sensory changes, including soft chimes and whispered communication, ambient lighting and gentle touch. As another option, "Dark Exposure Sessions" encourage balance and harmony while experiencing a form of sensory deprivation. Intended to be a solo experience, guests enter a light-proofed space in the Floatation Pavilion to begin meditating, with a focus on affirmation and breathwork.

At Camp Sarika, new Wellness Journeys have been launched within the privacy of each tented pavilion. The first, an "Open Sky Sound Journey," starts with a hike to the nearby natural amphitheater for a sound bowl experience, followed by a therapeutic massage. The second, a "Mindfulness Path Journey," begins with a walking meditation from the pavilion, followed by breathwork, guided meditation, yoga and myofascial release. The experience concludes at the Pavilion with "Fire Pit Aromatherapy." Lastly, the "Oasis Wellness Journey" is centered around the healing power of water, with "Ai Chi" or floating mediation, aqua board yoga and a water shiatsu massage within the private heated plunge pool of the tented pavilion.

Good to know: For those staying at Amangiri or Camp Sarika, the "Desert Wellness Escape" provides the opportunity to design a three-night all-inclusive wellness retreat. Tailored to suit individual well-being goals, guests can enjoy two 60-minute movement or mindfulness sessions, such as yoga, strength training, myofascial release, Thai boxing or guided meditation. Additionally, three 60-minute personalized treatments, such as a nourishing massage, a purifying wrap and polish, and an Aman Advanced Facial, are included.

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