Best Spas for Ayurveda: Finding a Piece of India Near You
With the 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Summit in New Delhi, India, fast approaching, we’ve got Ayurveda on the brain. Pre-Summit, delegates have the chance to check out Vana, Malsi Estate, a soon-to-be-opened destination for holistic wellness, Ayurveda, and yoga in Dehradun, but because we know it may be difficult for you to travel there anytime soon (as well as to stellar Ayurvedic spas in India like Ananda in the Himalayas, Soukya International Holistic Health Centre, and more), we’ve highlighted a few spas so you can find a piece of India a little closer to home.
The Raj – Fairfield, Iowa: The award-winning health destination—stretching over 100 acres of rolling hills and woodland—along with its strict focus on traditional Ayurveda rejuvenation programs/treatments, has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show and in the New York Times and Elle magazine.
Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care – New York, New York: The Soho-based, nature-inspired spa, led by Dr. Pratima Raichur, is built with eco-friendly principles and provides holistic treatments designed to help with stress, anti-aging, skin problems, and more; organic products use pure roots, herbs, flowers, and minerals that are tailored to both your dosha and skin type (plus, Dr. Pratima—a chemist, botanist, and Ayurvedic physician—makes the products by hand!).
The Chopra Center at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa – Carlsbad, CA: This spa needs no introduction: Founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D., and David Simon, M.D., more than 15 years ago, the Chopra Center is renowned as a prime spot for learning meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda.
Ayurveda Pura Health Spa & Beauty Center – London, UK: You’ll find an extensive range of beauty and Ayurvedic treatments, from Abhyanga to Shirodhara to Panchakarma, at this day spa in Greenwich, as well as a yoga studio, health café, and Ayurveda Pura Academy.
Creative Chakra Spa & Yoga Studio – Marina Del Rey, CA: The award-winning spa sits steps from the beach, but that’s not the only thing clients love about it: Its lengthy list of Ayurvedic spa treatments (personalized to your needs), tea room, indoor and outdoor meditation areas, and tea bar also entice.
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