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Renew with Auberge

Tailored wellness programs to maximize personal well-being

Redefine self-care with Auberge Resorts Collection. Intuitive wellness journeys that speak to the needs of our time offer opportunities to decompress, reflect, and reconnect to what’s most important—your health. Whether you’re looking to simply unwind or overhaul your routine, our singular retreats—from idyllic countryside estates to mountain hideaways and beachfront havens—inspire optimal wellness through thoughtfully curated programs that promote transformation from the inside out.

Renew Mind and Body in 2022

Explore bespoke wellness across Auberge Resorts Collection.

The week of WELL at The Lodge at Blue Sky | May 30 – June 2, 2022

The iconic Edge Spa at Blue Sky and holistic wellness leader, THE WELL, team up to provide a week of wellness like no other. Greet summer with a fresh perspective after taking time to cleanse, ground yourself, connect with inner strength and find grace in life’s lessons. This mindful approach to wellness will draw inspiration from our remote natural alpine location while employing restorative approaches to well-being from around the world.

May 30, cleanse with a sage blessing and “Good Food is Good Medicine” private dinner.

May 31, ground with a mindful sunrise yoga practice, Way of the Horse lessons, lunch with Gabe Kennedy and Master CranioSacral Therapist Michelle Stoppi.

June 1, empower with a sunrise salutations hike, mountaintop breakfast, cranisacral rhythm workshop with Michelle Stoppi and self-care rituals.

June 2, find grace with mindful meditations and a conscious cowboy cookout.

Wine Country

Optimize the performance of your mind and body

Flanked by a spectacular spa pool with the most mesmerizing views on the property, Halehouse is dedicated to the achievement of personal wellness goals by helping guests to unleash their full, untapped potential. Within its serene hilltop embrace, leading wellness specialists, medical professionals, and sports experts from around the world tailor individualized programs that incorporate nourishment, hydration, sleep, movement, and targeted treatments to restore the body’s physiological markers and balance mind and spirit.

Explore experiences that embody the abundance of Napa Valley

Health and wellbeing are at our core and Solage supports your individual wellness journey through offerings that routinely exercise the mind, body and spirit. Experience wine country wellness this new year and discover how April Gargiulo translated the art of winemaking through skin care with Vintner’s Daughter.

Our remote wellness escape welcomes guests to reset, rewind and recharge

THE WELL at Hacienda AltaGracia | Costa Rica

Find out why Harper’s Bazaar ranks Hacienda AltaGracia in The World’s Best Hotel Spas

Immerse yourself in holistic wellness led by best-in-class healers, world-renowned thought leaders and industry experts. Practitioners from around the world offer private training, bodywork and more. View the current and future masters at THE WELL at Hacienda AltaGracia.

Mountain Retreats

Draw inspiration from the salt caverns and mineral springs near Bavaria

Relax after a rewarding day on the mountain with a customized massage in the comfort of your room. Tend to sore legs in our rooftop pool and infinity-edge hot tub, boasting impressive views of the surrounding peaks. The 24-hour fitness center also enjoys a prime rooftop location with floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art equipment and a unisex sauna. Goldener Hirsch’s mid-mountain location puts guests in direct contact with the ultimate healer: Mother Nature.

Harness shifting energies of the four seasons in the Blue Ridge Mountains

With each changing season brings a new quietude and gentle rhythm representing the ever-moving wheel of life. Throughout this series, locally sourced lavender and honey are infused into herbal oils and bath salts in the relaxation room and weaved into nutrition demonstrations.

Restore your love of the great outdoors through replenishing moments of indulgence

Experience the high-altitude tranquility unique to our home in the mountains. Complement the adrenaline rushes of your outdoor adventures with intricately curated wellness treatments. Refuel ahead of tomorrow’s explorations and create cherished moments of quietude that both heighten and unite the five senses.

Costa Rica

6th Night Free | Inclusive

Call (855) 812-2212 or book online. For a limited time enjoy a night on us – in addition to our holistic rate, which includes a personal experience designer, customized itineraries, complimentary daily experiences, meals, and transfers from our local airport. Discover why Travel+Leisure named Hacienda AltaGracia a ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip for 2022’.

Napa Valley

$250 Resort Credit to Wine, Dine and Indulge

Reawaken this Spring with Solage. Book a stay of two nights or more using the link below and take advantage of a $250 Resort Credit to put towards a seasonal spa treatment or a poolside lunch at Picobar.

Hawaii

Mauna Lani Journey $1000 Resort Credit

Your Journey begins at Mauna Lani. Enjoy $1000 in resort credit to use towards resort experiences, dining, spa, and golf. Be among the first to discover Mauna Lani’s new era of wonder, anchored by the people, the place, and the experiences.

Connecticut

$100 Resort Credit, Stay Your Way

Spend your time in the countryside with a custom unforgettable experience throughout the week. Have the flexibility to create an experience totally customized to your tastes and preferences by booking the Stay Your Way package, available Sunday – Thursday nights. Receive a $100 resort credit per stay to be used for dining, drinks or other on-property hotel offered experiences.

Napa Valley

$500 Resort Credit on Suites

Our new one and two-bedroom suites offer unrivaled space and seclusion, perfect for lounging fireside on the expansive outdoor patio. Book a stay of two nights or more using the link below and receive a $500 resort credit to put towards our world class restaurants and award-winning spa.

The Beginner’s Guide to CBD and Sex: Libido, Orgasms and Hormones

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, seems to be the coolest thing since sliced bread. Because of the nationwide legalization of hemp-derived CBD, brands old and new have been coming out of the woodwork with CBD-infused skincare, body oils, tinctures, edibles, suppositories, drinks and more.

In the sexual wellness industry, CBD has been touted as a magical cure-all product that can improve your sex life exponentially. In reality, CBD is only a supporting actor that contributes to holistic sexual wellness. Nonetheless, CBD still deserves that Oscar for all the ways that it can support your sexual health.

If you’ve always been curious whether or not to keep CBD products on your nightstand, here’s the 411. (Spoiler alert: CBD is “fetch,” as Gretchen Weiners would say.)

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CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to reduce inflammatory pain, improve brain function, lower cortisol levels and relieve muscle tension.

For people with vaginas, CBD’s sexual benefits include increased lubrication, heightened arousal, and pain relief for those who experience painful sex.

For people with penises, CBD may help with erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow, allowing the penis to stay erect for longer.

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So what is CBD?

CBD is derived from the controversial plant Cannabis sativa. As many of us learned from that first high school party bong rip, different strains of cannabis can induce a relaxed high, courtesy of CBD’s naughty cousin Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the psychoactive chemical compound that locks you to your couch to count pink hallucinatory clouds when you smoke weed.

A common question when people pick up CBD products: Will this get me high? The answer is no. CBD products derived from cannabis plants may contain a small amount of THC, but usually not enough to get you high. A small percentage of THC won’t affect you, plus it’s the ratio between THC and CBD in a product that really matters.

CBD counteracts the loopy high that THC gives you. So if a product had a 250mg of CBD and 250mg of THC (a 1:1 ratio), the psychoactive effects of THC are kept in check by that amount of CBD — all while still giving you the pain-relieving, muscle-relaxing, anxiety-relieving effects of both cannabinoids. Most CBD products contain amounts of CBD that vastly outweigh the minimal THC content.

You’ll also want to look out for CBD that’s derived from hemp instead of cannabis. Hemp naturally contains little to no traces of THC, meaning it won’t get you high at all. In most states, CBD is legal as long as it’s derived from hemp. Each state has different product testing requirements, which you can find on Leafly’s State-by-State CBD Guide.

How does CBD work?

CBD and THC are both cannabinoids that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Think of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) as a traffic system that regulates homeostasis. Inside the ECS, there are receptors, enzymes and naturally occurring endocannabinoids that act as traffic signals or stop signs to facilitate neural communication between the brain and the body.

Naturally occurring endocannabinoids affect the body’s energy balance, appetite stimulation, blood pressure, memory, learning and pain receptivity. When we’re stressed, depressed or anxious, a few traffic signals in the ECS might be out of order, causing energy crashes, appetite imbalance, high blood pressure, brain fog and inflammatory pain. When CBD enters the body, it mimics the naturally occurring endocannabinoids and swoops in to get those traffic signals working at their normal — or sometimes, even faster — pace.

What are the benefits of CBD?

The benefits of CBD products are generally determined by the terpenes the brand uses for flavor. Terpenes are the chemical compounds in plants that give it its smell and flavor. The terpene limonene, for example, is naturally found in citrus fruits like lemons and oranges. Combined with a CBD oil, limonene gives the body an uplifting, energizing effect.