The mountains are synonymous with wellness. With fresh air and abundant nature, Whistler makes sense as the perfect retreat to enjoy some serious downtime, relax and rejuvenate. Here’s 5 ways that we experience wellness in Whistler:
For the ultimate nutritional boost, we would recommend The Green Moustache. They have 2 locations in Whistler with several others planned in the wider BC area. Their approach is 100% organic, plant-based, wholefood meals – naturally packed with vitamins and minerals. Our go-to wellness dish is the Buddha Bowl. It’s an abundant bowl of rice + quinoa topped with fresh veggies, seeds, sprouts, avocado. Choose Liquid Gold as your dressing – it’s deliciously moreish.
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Feeling like you overindulged this holiday season? 😏 . Keen to kickstart your New Years resolutions? 🌱 . We’ve got you covered. 💚 Try one of our organic, plant-based meals, drinks or desserts and let us know how you feel! ✨ . Already a regular? 👉 Let us know your favourite dish! . 📸: Our hearty, revitalizing Warm Veggie Chili. 🍅 – @coastmtnphoto
Quality Me Time
‘There are a multitude of studies that tout the benefits of solitude’, writes Forbes Magazine. From reducing depression & anxiety, to boosting creativity, productivity and overall wellness – it seems we could all use more “me time”. The Spa At Nita Lake Lodge is the perfect environment to enjoy some peace & quiet. It’s boutique and intimate with a tranquil location beside Nita Lake in Whistler Creekside. Try the Heaven & Earth treatment for 60-minutes of head-to-toe bliss!
Yes, it’s a thing. The Japanese art of shinrin-yoku orForest Bathing is a fairly recent practice in North America. Time magazine writes: ‘The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air — these things give us a sense of comfort. They ease our stress and worry, help us to relax and to think more clearly.’ For more information about Forest Bathing and wellness, check out our friends at Hello BC.
Find Your Flow
Whether you’re looking for meditation & mindfulness or a good stretch after a day of mountain sports, YYOGA offers daily sessions for locals and visitors alike. The Whistler studio is based in Function Junction and has been a gathering spot for yogis for ten years. We recommend an invigorating Power session – ‘Build strength and balance through a dynamic and challenging sequence of postures. Prepare to sweat!’ Drop-in classes start from $24.
Health professionals agree that an adult typically needs 7-9 hours of sleep each night for optimum wellness. However, the American Sleep Association reports that more than a third of adults get less than 7 hours of shut-eye. The Sleep Therapy Package at Nita Lake Lodge may be just what the doctor ordered! Make time to reset and revive with a 75-minute Kundalini Massage followed by an organic lavender bath. Then allow yourself to drift into a deep sleep with a plush king-sized bed, a calming fireplace, and a Zirbenherz sleep therapy pillow. Pure bliss.
For more information about wellness in Whistler, we recommend visiting the official Tourism Whistler website.