When was the last time you treated yourself? Wellness shouldn’t be a once-in-a-while practice. Meditation, yoga, massage, fitness classes, and pampering reduce cortisol levels, calm the heart rate, boost those happy hormones, and empty our minds. So, safe to say, it’s pretty important. Lucky for you, we made it easy to plan a full weekend reset in Bend and Sisters so you can jumpstart your healthy habits. Read on to get relaxed.
Find Your Zen in Bend
Move with Intention
First things first: let’s get your endorphins soaring to kick off your weekend of wellness. For all things low and high impact, you’re in the right place.
Groove Yoga studio in Bend is great for all levels, offering a welcoming, community atmosphere. Its signature class is the Groove class, with its vinyasa-style flow in an 86-degree studio. But, they have a full range of classes that vary in length and technique. For instance, their slower rejuvenating class incorporates meditation and breathwork! They also offer retreat weekends, mentorship programs, and teacher training. Or, maybe you’d like to get upside down with a relaxing Aerial yoga class at Tula Movement Arts instead.
Into pilates? Take it up a notch on the Megaformer at Bend’s Lagree High Desert, which just opened its doors in December 2022. Try out this high-impact, safe, and effective 50-minute workout that’s the good kind of hard you’ll keep coming back to. Grab a coffee or matcha at the local hot spot Still Vibrato next door to reward yourself.
For all the parents out there, enjoy fitness with your kids at Free Spirit in the Old Mill District. Known for its classes for the little ones and open gym play times, this option is amazing for families. Host birthday parties, drop off kiddos for Ninja Nights, or take a yoga class in peace while your kid plays. Around in the summer? Check out Free Spirit’s outdoor yoga classes and kids’ summer camps so you and the whole family can get your fitness on.
Grab a healthy bite
After you work up an appetite, fuel up at one of the many health-focused restaurants in the region. Bend has plenty of light, organic, and tasty options to refuel a weekend of self-care activities. Grab a smoothie, healthy bowl, and all things vegan at Fix & Repeat cafe, get your craft coffee fix and Instagram-worthy acai bowl at Kanona’s Cafe, stop for a fresh juice and nutritious lunch at Mother’s Juice Cafe, and explore the gluten-free and eclectic food at Salud Live Kitchen. For more options downtown and a few fine dining spots, see here.
Recharge at a Day-Spa
Bend spas have it all — from award-winning Swedish massages and saunas to sought-after facials, mud treatments, cold plunges, and hot tubs. Make time for you this season. Feel those shoulders drop and the stress melt away at a spa in Bend, Oregon.
Intuitive care at Jinsei
This full-service day spa in downtown Bend is about to be your next go-to. Book a couple’s massage at Jinsei Spa in their romantic room featuring a steam room, fireplace, soaking tub, and rain room. Try the rosemary citron body polish if you know what’s good for you, and give your fingers and toes some TLC in their nail salon. Specializing in intuitive, custom care and all-natural ingredients, you’ll feel well-loved at Jinsei.
Eco-friendly at Anjou
Enjoy a spa treatment from Anjou Spa & Salon on Bend’s westside. Specializing in organic products, they offer advanced skin care, facials, massage, and steam and sauna. As a spa guest, you can take part in an aromatic steam room infused with eucalyptus oils, or their Korean-inspired hot sand room. Their services include everything from vegan manicures to massages and facials, as well as self-guided ritual packages. Want to make regular visits a part of your self-care journey this year? Ask about their memberships and exclusive discounts.
Alternative Ways to Chill Out
With wellness, variety is everything. Get out of your comfort zone and expedite your self-care with these creative alternatives.
Relax at Juniper Preserve
Unwinding in the high desert is easier than ever at Juniper Preserve Spa between Bend and Redmond, where the holistic wellness offerings are unmatched. Juniper Spa has everything you could need, from classes on fitness, personal growth, and spirituality to workshops, retreats, and spa services. Whether you’re looking to try breathwork or balance out your chakras with a massage, they have it all. Learn about all kinds of spa experiences in Central Oregon here.
Rest at Blissful Heart
Learn how to breathe the stress away in sound bath meditation, get a life-changing massage, and make wellness a regular practice at Blissful Heart in Bend. They offer a wide range of classes on their 10-building campus, with over thirty practitioners, a metaphysical boutique, a holistic hair salon, and gorgeous gardens to rest and rejuvenate. Check out their calendar of events.
Soak in peace at McMenamins
Sparkle, shimmer, and soak at the Old St. Francis School soaking pool at McMenamins. The grand turquoise tile feels like a tropical oasis setting, and the open ceiling gives way to the outside world for the ultimate dual experience. Better yet, buy a beer to sip while you soak. Visitors and hotel guests are welcome. It’s open Sunday – Friday from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Call to reserve your spot!
Hike in nature
Finally, it wouldn’t be a weekend of relaxation in Bend without a little walkabout. Might we suggest adding a hike? Take a stroll riverside at Sawyer Park or walk by Mirror Pond by Drake Park. Let your dogs run at Oregon Badlands Wilderness. If you’re up early, drive just 20 minutes to Redmond for sunrise views at Smith Rock State Park. In the evening, take a serene sunset stroll at Riley Ranch Nature Reserve. Thank us later.
Self-Care in Sisters
Sisters, Oregon knows how to relax. From their gorgeous day spas to full wellness weekend offerings and yoga, there’s no shortage of downtime here. Read on for a few of our favorite spots to boost your self-care practice in Sisters, Oregon.
Stretch out the stress at yoga
Drive just a few miles out of Sisters and you’ll find Live. Love. Yoga nestled on private property. It’s a boutique studio offering a wide range of intimate classes, like yoga therapy, barre, private classes, and more. Check out their full calendar of classes to book your spot (only 6 people allowed per class)! When you’re needing a bite to refuel afterward, here’s where to break for a delicious meal.
Take a spa day
Ready for pampering? Solo or with your partner, At Five Pine Lodge’s popular spa, you’ll find total bliss in a luxurious environment. Known for its massages, facials, and attention to detail, Japanese-inspired Shibui Spa is the ultimate self-care retreat. From massages to body wraps, a sun deck to lounge, dry sauna, thermal tub to soak and even cold shower to boost circulation and mood, it’s all you could need and more.
There’s something about the Cascade Mountain Range that inspires relaxation like no other. Indulge in self-care at the Spa at Black Butte Ranch with a revitalizing time, from massages and facials to body treatments and nail care. Best of all, every spa guest has access to the indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, and fitness center! While you’re there, here’s what else you’ll want to see and do at Black Butte Ranch to round out the trip.
If you’re closer to the city and want to pop in for treatment, check out Radiant Day Spa for all things self-care on the main street of Sisters (it’s also in the Old Mill District in Bend!). They offer lashes, sugaring, facials, and massages, and even sell skincare from Eminence Organics. For more on all things spas in Central Oregon, bookmark this for future reading.
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