In many ways, health and wellness are part of everyday life in Central Oregon. We get into a meditative state while fishing in Central Oregon, strengthen our bodies while kayaking and canoeing, and nourish our souls with expansive views on epic hiking trails all over the region.
But your well-being isn’t limited to the natural world. In recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of juice bars, yoga studios, day spas, and other offerings that take creative approaches to living a healthy lifestyle and fully embrace a holistic view of wellness and self-care. Here’s a look at the many ways entrepreneurs, massage therapists, and chefs are promoting health and wellness in Central Oregon.
Health and Wellness in Bend
The fitness-minded city of Bend is awash in businesses designed to help maximize health and wellness—from juice bars to inventive fitness centers to creative yoga studios. So after enjoying the many things to do in Central Oregon, refresh and recharge with these outposts.
If you’re hungry or thirsty, you’ll find plenty of excellent outposts for light, yet filling meals; fresh juices; and hearty smoothies. Mother’s Juice Cafe, for instance, serves nutritious breakfast and lunch dishes (such as smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and bowls) that are crafted with local, organic ingredients whenever possible; juices, meanwhile, are made to order and typically feature Oregon-grown produce. For other healthy eats around town, Salud Live Kitchen boasts a fully gluten-free and organic menu chockablock with fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, and an eclectic food lineup that includes salads, nori rolls, tacos, and more.
If you’re looking for an activity that’s a bit more organized than, say, biking in Central Oregon, consider some of the many creative fitness classes around Bend. For instance, try your hand at full-body, aerial-based workouts through Central Oregon Aerial Arts. And if you’re interested in climbing, check out The Circuit Bouldering Gym on Bend’s east side; the spacious facility boasts more than 200 routes for climbers of all abilities, a full training area, yoga rooms, and a children’s area.
And given Bend’s affection for physical fitness, it’s no surprise a number of yoga studios have gained a foothold around town in recent years. We couldn’t begin to list them all, but a few stand out. Tula Movement Arts offers aerial yoga, circus-inspired aerial classes, prenatal yoga, classes for children and families, and even yoga sessions for mothers with babies. Bend Hot Yoga, meanwhile, specializes in yoga, Pilates, and other workouts in rooms that range from 70ºF to a sultry 105ºF. And Groove Yoga embraces a heart-pumping approach to the practice by teaching the flowy vinyasa yoga in classes set to upbeat music; in doing so, the studio offers a variety of classes to help students master their poses, focus on their breathing, and enjoy a shorter workout if pressed for time.
Health and Wellness in Sisters
If you’re looking to enjoy a little self-care, you’ll find plenty of options around Sisters—from yoga studios in scenic settings to luxurious day spas. Here are a few of our favorite health and wellness options around Sisters.
Some 10 miles outside Sisters, Life.Love.Yoga. offers a wide range of small-group classes in a boutique studio that’s meant to inspire rest and relaxation; the studio’s offerings include private classes, yoga therapy, barre, outdoor classes, and more.
And when you want to pamper yourself, you’ll find a few day spas at some of the most popular overnight stays in and around Sisters. The Japanese-inspired Shibui Spa at FivePine Lodge, for instance, boasts all manner of luxe offerings—including a quiet sun deck, Swedish dry sauna, and thermal tub for pre- and post-session soaks—above and beyond its wide-ranging suite of services (including massages, facials, and body wraps). The Spa at Black Butte Ranch, meanwhile, provides guests with facials, various treatments, waxing, and more.
After your session, indulge in a bit more of what the area has to offer, and check out some of the top restaurants in Sisters, Oregon.
Health and Wellness in Sunriver and La Pine
If you need refreshments after a day of exploring the national and state parks of Central Oregon, stop by the Wild Nectar Smoothies & Juice cart in La Pine for filling smoothies and healthful juices. Smoothies are made to order and can be altered to meet specific dietary needs—and all items are crafted with fresh, local, and organic ingredients that promote healthy living.
If you’re spending the weekend at Sunriver Resort, give yourself some quiet time at the on-site Sage Springs Club & Spa. The luxurious spa provides classic services—from massages and facials to treatments and manicures and pedicures—with an eye toward environmental responsibility; that means reprocessing water for use on the resort’s Woodlands Golf Course and choosing products that have a small environmental impact.
Health and Wellness Around Redmond and Prineville
Aspiring yogis and experienced practitioners, for example, enjoy the welcoming environment—and sheer volume of offerings—at Namapsa Yoga Community; the celebrated yoga studio offers 45 weekly in-studio classes (as well as more than 45 weekly livestreams and video-on-demand sessions). Elsewhere in Redmond, Love Bird Yoga is a family-owned studio that offers a variety of in-person and live streaming yoga classes geared toward yogis of all experience levels—as well as massage from a licensed massage therapist and breathwork programs to lessen stress and anxiety.
If you’re looking for a day spa, meanwhile, Ola’ Day Spa gets its name from the Hawaiian term for health and wellness—and backs that up with a relaxing, casual environment where guests can enjoy a massage, facial, waxing, and nail services from a team of cheerful, welcoming, and thoughtful stylists, techs, and massage therapists.
Some of the lavish resorts around Redmond and Prineville offer luxurious spa services, as well. Spa Brasada at Brasada Ranch, for instance, offers a variety of massages, body wraps, facials, and more—usually partnering with regional suppliers for materials used for each relaxing treatment. Nearby, Juniper Spa at Juniper Preserve can help get that knot out with several types of massage, body treatments, facials, and other services—each customized and tweaked to meet your individual needs.
For an on-the-go treat, stop by Just Cut Juice Bar & Fitness for a variety of creative juices and smoothies that are made fresh daily and with 100% organic fruits and vegetables—all without purees or additives.
Explore Nature’s Beauty
From the sagebrush-covered plains of the high desert to the towering pines and majestic mountain peaks, discover the diverse landscape Central Oregon has to offer.