A multi-day retreat is a powerful path to renewed wellness. No matter where you are on your wellness journey—whether you’re a dedicated practitioner, returning after time away, or just taking your first steps toward holistic health—we have a retreat that will guide you toward your goals. The compounding effect of time away from ordinary life and an interlocking series of treatments will leave you transformed in mind, body, and spirit.
Please note that multi-day retreat pricing does not include overnight accommodations. To learn more about accommodations and availability at the Inns of Aurora, please call 315.364.8888 or visit innsofaurora.com.
Metta Retreat | Three Days
This three-day retreat is inspired by the Buddhist practice of Metta Meditation, or Loving Kindness Meditation. Inviting you to be present with and kind to yourself and others, this three-day detox gently peels away layers of physical and emotional toxins, leaving you invigorated and transformed. Metta meditation techniques will be woven throughout the three days.
Day One Self-care education theme: techniques for the skin
Warming Abhyanga massage with herbal oils (80 minutes)
Customized Rasa facial with in-depth skincare consultation (80 minutes)
Day Two Self-care education theme: self-massage for grounding and foot health
Balancing wrap (dry brush, herbal oil application, head and neck massage) (80 minutes)
Aromatic steam hydrotherapy circuit
Reflexology with self-massage for grounding and foot health education (80 minutes)
Day Three Self-care education theme: movement routine for physical and emotional wellness
Detoxifying ritual treatment with movement routine for physical and emotional wellness education (120 minutes)
Ananda (50 minutes)
May you feel safe,
May you feel happy,
May you feel Strong,
May you live with ease.
May you be at ease,
May your heart remain open,
May you know the light of your true nature,
May you be healed,
May your presence be healing for others.
May you be safe and free from danger.
May you be happy in your head and your heart.
May you be healthy and strong.
May you live with ease.
Head-to-Toe Reawakening Retreat | Two Days
This retreat will allow you to sink into presence with yourself and plant seeds of your intention for your life. In the peaceful, beautiful, water-centered environment of the Spa, such moments can have powerful ripple effects that last for years. Upon check-in, you will receive a beautiful journal with reflection, dreaming, and planning activities. Through these written activities, this retreat will give you the opportunity to connect with yourself in a deeper way. Simple questions like “What things in your life would you like to let go of?” and “What would you like to invite more of into your life?” will lead you into a space of self-reflection and connection.
Scrub (50 minutes)
Oxygen treatment facial (80 minutes)
To extend the benefits of your session, we invite you to follow our hydrotherapy circuit for any treatment including skincare.
Before your treatment:
Step one: Choose one or more—contrast bathing, traditional sauna, or steam room
Step two: Extended rest period in one of our many indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces
After your treatment:
Step one: Warm soak if desired, taking care to keep your face dry
Step two: Rest in one of our many indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces, enjoy a cup of tea, a walk on the grounds, or a nourishing visit to the café
An important part of any skincare treatment is allowing the products to stay on the skin for as long as possible so they can work their magic. We therefore recommend hydrotherapy circuits before, and not after any facial treatment. Hydrotherapy before your facial prepares your skin for the treatment and optimizes results. After the full body detox provided by the circuits, your skin will be glowing, invigorated, and ready to receive the treatment. The benefits of pre-treatment hydrotherapy for the skin include deep pore cleansing, priming the skin for exfoliation, and increasing circulation to enhance every skincare treatment we offer.
After your hydrotherapy circuit and before your treatment, leave time for an extended rest period of at least 20 minutes before your facial. Because the hydrotherapy is so stimulating, we recommend following any pre-treatment hydrotherapy with ample time to allow your skin to equalize and balance before working with your esthetician.
After your facial, you may feel complete, or you may want to unwind further. If you would like to continue relaxing, we recommend a gentle soak in the warm pool, taking care to keep your face and décolletage dry.
Ananda and Reflexology (50 minutes each)
For a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience, we recommend the following hydrotherapy circuits along with your Ananda treatment:
Before your treatment:
Step one: Contrast bathing
Step two: Towel-dry hair and self-massage scalp in the sauna
After your treatment:
Step one: Traditional sauna
Step two: Tepid to cool rinse in the shower
The healing oils of the Ananda are best left to soak into your hair and scalp as long as possible; we recommend our bathing hydrotherapy circuits before, but not after, your treatment. A pre-treatment warm soak—followed by a cold plunge or cold shower—will enliven your senses and begin the process of detoxification. While it feels great to immerse your whole body in the waters—including your head and face— be sure to leave time to dry your hair before your treatment as oils do not penetrate well into wet hair. Towel-drying your hair in the sauna works well and including some self-massage to the scalp helps begin the process of stimulating your hair follicles. You may also use blow dryers; it is fine if your hair remains slightly damp for your treatment.
After your treatment, spend time in one of our traditional saunas to help the warm Ananda oils continue to sink into your hair and scalp. Breathe deeply and let the relaxed state from your treatment continue to help you unwind tension in your head and neck. End your hydrotherapy circuit with a tepid shower. You may want to rinse your hair and scalp, but we recommend refraining from shampooing for the day, if possible, to receive the maximum benefit of the oils. To keep your head warm and the oils contained and focused on your scalp treatment, shower caps will be provided for you by your practitioner and are available in our changing rooms for your convenience. (Post treatment shampooing may take a few gentle washings to remove all of the oil, lathering shampoo on the scalp before adding water is also helpful.)
Joint Health Retreat | Two Days
This two-day retreat is a way to make significant progress in your joint pain over a single weekend. Your time at the Spa will include contrast massage treatments to the affected joints, herbal poultices, localized herbal steam treatments, and self-care techniques. You will begin a path of supporting your joint wellness and mobility—continuing after you leave through the self-care that you learn at the Spa. Included is a private therapeutic yoga session, Medical Massage with contrast stones (80 minutes) Exfoliating Dry Brush (50 minutes), Abhyanga and herbal poultice application (80 minutes), and specialized circuits in our hydrotherapy facilities.
Duet Retreat | Two Days
This two-day retreat is designed to strengthen your own selves as well as your relationship with each other. Through romantic, grounded, and intentional duet services and meditations, you will leave stronger than ever. Participants receive a journal upon arrival, in which you are encouraged to keep notes throughout your stay.
Duet Ananda and Reflexology (100 mins)
Clarifying/love yourself meditation
Contrast bathing circuit
Silent trail walk to the spa
Aromatherapy duet massage (80 minutes)
Traditional sauna (in or outdoor) and Contrast bathing circuits