Rejuvenate in the Willamette Valley
Ready for a little rest and rejuvenation after the bustle of December? Or maybe you are ready to get started pampering yourself for Valentine’s Day with a wellness retreat in the Willamette Valley. The Willamette Valley offers a variety of options for starting – or recommitting to – a healthier you with yoga and massage – or even a little exercise! Give yourself a little love this season with a visit to one of these welcoming retreats.
The Allison Spa and Resort
If you are looking for an all-in-one option, book a night or two at The Allison Spa and Resort in Newberg. Just a mile off the main thoroughfare in Newberg, but nestled among Oregon vineyards, the Allison Spa and Resort has it all. The Allison offers over 87 guest rooms, full service restaurant and bar, and a spa that includes yoga classes.
Check in for the weekend, or visit for the day to take advantage of a full range of spa treatments, and yoga options. Visitors to The Allison’s spa can choose from more than a dozen types of massage. Or try one of their other treatments inspired by the beautiful atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest, including the Grapeseed Cure body treatment with its grapeskin scrub and the Deep Forest Escape body treatment featuring juniper and pine body oils. While you are there you can also take advantage of the indoor pool and sauna.
Coming with a partner? The spa package for two offers couples yoga, a spa lunch, and 60 minute joint and muscle rescue massage for two. If you are looking to enhance (or start) your yoga practice, The Allison also has a variety of organized yoga options. On Winter Wednesdays, a Zen Yoga class is followed by Willamette Valley wine!
Further down the valley, in McMinnville, you will find Boho Yoga. A community yoga studio, BoHo Yoga is dedicated to making yoga accessible to all. Join a class (Restorative Yoga is offered on Sunday evenings) or schedule a private session. Spend the night in charming downtown McMinnville, where dining and wine tasting abound. Check their events calendar online for upcoming yoga events.
Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center offers a full schedule of workshops, lodging, and meals. Just east of Salem, Breitenbush is surrounded by the Willamette National Forest. Whether you are looking for a quiet personal retreat, or a guided experience, you’ll find it at Breitenbush.
Visitors to Breitenbush can rejuvenate in the natural hot springs or on forested hiking trails.
In late February, join the Zen Yoga and Meditation Retreat. Or sign up for the Dare to Lead workshop in April. The monthly Workshop calendar is sure to include options that fit your New Year’s goals, whether yoga, meditation, music, or dance. A full list of workshops offered can be found on their website.
Visitors and workshop attendees enjoy the full suite of amenities at Breitenbush. These include the natural hot spring pools, vegetarian meals, a meditation sanctuary, hiking, massage, and a library for reading or lounging. Reservations are required at Breitenbush. To make Breitenbush a true escape only organic, vegetarian meals are served, cell phone coverage is limited, and electronic/electric devices are discouraged.
Oregon Garden Resort
Located near the delightful town of Silverton and majestic Silver Falls State Park, the Oregon Garden Resort offers deluxe accommodations and rejuvenating spa treatments in a variety of customized packages. All packages include continental breakfast buffet, dinner with wine, and your choice of personalized spa treatments.
Just a short drive away, downtown Silverton offers eclectic restaurant options, and charming downtown shopping. Also nearby is Silver Falls State Park. If getting outdoors is your wellness goal, take in the wonders of Silver Falls’ ten magnificent waterfalls, which include hiking trails for all abilities on the 7.2 mile loop. See one waterfall on a short, easy hike, or see them all on the challenging Trail of Ten Falls.
Epic Day Spa
Located in downtown Corvallis, just around the corner from the Marriott hotel, the Epic Day spa offers a full complement of options. To make a day of it, begin with a one-hour massage, relax in the Sanctuary’s steam room, enjoy a spa lunch, and complete your day with a manicure and pedicure. A variety of packages are available and group treatments can be arranged.
If you are looking for a uniquely individualized massage treatment, Epic can help. Massage therapists are trained in Maggie Swedish massage, hydrotherapy, deep tissue, Ama (a Japanese form of foot and facial massage), Chi Nei Tsang (a Taoist abdominal massage), Jin Shin Do (acupressure), craniosacral, Thai massage, and manual lymphatic drainage. Call to arrange a massage session specifically designed for your unique needs.
Freedom Yoga Eugene
For a wellness getaway in Eugene, check out Freedom Yoga Eugene, a meditation and retreat studio in the south hills of Eugene. Attend one of their regular Full Moon meditation evenings, or register for a yoga retreat. Full Moon meditations include breath work, meditation, chanting, toning, teachings, and savasana. Freedom Yoga also has day classes. Retreats and special events are listed on their website.