With the hurry and noise of the holidays, more people are choosing winter as the optimal time for a personal retreat, says Yingxing Wang, founder of Eastover Estate and Eco-Village, a retreat center in Lenox, Massachusetts. “People are realizing that devoting even a few days to self-care can keep them balanced through the holidays, or help them re-center when the holiday rush is over,” she says.
One of Eastover’s most popular winter retreats is the Relax & Rejuvenate Personal Retreat Package—a personalized three-day, all-inclusive stay that includes one qigong healing treatment, acupressure massage and Tuina treatment, or a deep-tissue massage. Also included are complimentary wellness classes, from yoga and qigong to Chinese brush calligraphy and macrobiotic food classes.
Wang says Eastover is unique in that its retreats incorporate three components that can be key to a healthy and fulfilled life. “We promote nutritional healing through food and its innate energy, teach the healing powers of tai chi and qigong to create an energetic lifestyle, and facilitate healing through acupressure massage and Tuina treatment,” she says.
Eastover’s personal retreats can be scheduled for any three or more days of the week on the website’s registration page.
Eastover Estate and Eco-Village is located in the heart of the Berkshires at 430 East St., Lenox, MA. For more information, visit Eastover.com.