4 Wellness Vacations for Total-Body Bliss (1/4)

Wellness vacations are a great way to nurture your body and soul. Check out these 4 retreats (3 of which are in Canada!) for total-body bliss

Thirteen Moons WellnessPhoto by Thirteen Moons Wellness Facebook Page

Thirteen Moons Wellness, Peterborough, ON

Formerly a federal government employer, Louise Racine reinvented her life, became a certified nutritional practitioner and founded Thirteen Moons Wellness. The retreat, located in the bucolic countryside near Peterborough, ON – about two hours from Toronto – is focused on empowering women through food. Her programs are a mixed bag, from Healing in Nature (with meditation and energy healing) to Consciously Creating a Healthier You in 2016. The common thread is food – organic, healthy and delicious. 

She also offers classes in holistic nutrition that explore the intrinsic relationship between food and wellness and let participants get involved in preparing meals that tap into the healing properties of good ingredients. Bed down overnight with a pack of gal pals and get on the right track to renewal. Plus, enjoy the perks that come along with it, like a complimentary facial treatment and foot spa.

If you’re short on time, sign up for a customized cooking workshop. Racine is also a talented chef and imparts her knowledge of deliciousness to those looking to up the nutritional quotient of their eating regimens without sacrificing good taste. Think pumpkin ginger muffins and stuffed acorn squash. She also looks at the effects of organic foods on your immune system and metabolism. For dates, see thirteenmoons.ca.

    1   ...   >>    

Related content:

  • 4 amazing stress-busters4 amazing stress-busters Need to reduce stress and beat anxiety? We went to the experts'the finalists of the 2011 Best Health Blog Awards'for secrets you can use today Posted in Wellness
  • Does reiki really work?Does reiki really work? Energy medicine has been used to treat ailments in Eastern cultures for thousands of years. But does it really work? Writer Patricia Pearson tries reiki treatment to find out Posted in Wellness
  • 4 ways to hit the reset button on your health4 ways to hit the reset button on your health Research shows that just eight percent of North Americans actually stick with their resolutions. Here's how we can change that Posted in Wellness
  • “I switched to whole foods and lost 20 pounds.”“I switched to whole foods and lost 20 pounds.” The stress of first-year university led Angela Liddon to put on 20 pounds. But through a focus on whole, real foods she regained her health'and found her happiness through starting her own business Posted in Wellness
  • Are you breathing the right way?Are you breathing the right way? Good breathing is a major component of good health, yet many of us spend our lives taking too-shallow breaths that can increase our stress levels. Find out how to breathe the right way and […] Posted in Wellness

Secrets to Staying Healthy & Happy


Berry and Yogurt Parfaits

Frozen fruit is a nutritious and delicious option at this time of year for these parfaits; there are plenty of berry options in the freezer section of grocery stores. As for granola, my favourite brand is Dorset Super Cranberry, Cherry and Almond.


5 fun and healthy lunch ideas

If a lack of lunch inspiration has you hitting up the nearest fast-food restaurant, try one these fun and healthy lunch ideas

Crab and shrimp cakes

Homemade fish cakes are always a special treat. They are the ultimate all-in-one dish, as they contain fish, potato and vegetables. These can be made ahead and chilled, ready to bake when you need them. If you like, serve with baby spinach.


The shocking secrets behind celebrity fitness

It’s not always easy for Hollywood stars to get in shape for the big screen. From five-hour workouts to 6000-calorie diets, here are some of the shocking ways celebs prepare for their next big roles