For one night, trade daily stresses for a yoga staycation—your body and soul will be eternally grateful.
Each deluxe guest room is outfitted with yoga mat rollout service.
Breathe in positivity and breathe out anxiety at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel’s (hotelmarlowe.com) Intention Factor Wellness Retreat this month. Curated by international yoga instructor, bestselling author, YogaByCandace founder and Connecticut native Candace Cabrera Tavino, this experience welcomes guests to quiet the noise of their unbalanced, overwhelming lives for an evening of self-care and reflection. Upon entering a deluxe guest room, roll out the awaiting mat for a 30-minute virtual vinyasa yoga session with Tavino. As the calming vibrations of om silence your overactive mind, flow from one pose to the next, linking breath to movement—the world will surely fall away. “With so much of our lives dominated by stress, taking the time to breathe optimally and moving to release tension throughout the body while also being fully present in the moment helps to release stress,” the yoga instructor explains. “We can’t control what happens each day, but we can control our reactions to what happens, and yoga definitely helps with that.” After a much-needed savasana, unwrap the MantraBox, curated by Tavino, with health- and wellness-focused goodies from small businesses. There’s no knowing which items you’ll find, but each box is centered around intentions like self-care and healthy indulgences. As the evening continues, step back on the mat for a half-hour HIIT session, or pick up the signed copy of the expert yogi’s book, Namaslay, to learn tips for living your most authentic, happy life. Take dinner in the hotel’s restaurant Bambara Kitchen & Bar, where health-conscious options like roasted beet salad offer the perfect opportunity to continue your wellness journey before turning in early after a mentally and physically transformative day. When you awaken, centered and refreshed, Tavino’s job is done. “I hope guests will leave the retreat feeling reinvigorated, well rested and inspired to create more positive impact in their lives and the lives around them,” she says.
Photography by: Photo Courtesy of Kimpton Marlowe