- Learn the fountain of youth beneath white mists that creep on jagged peaks mirrored in huge lakes below.
- Lose weight as you walk lush fields pasted like green stamps on Cotacachi, the mountain of romance that juts 16,000 feet into the air.
- Relieve stress listening to hummingbirds singing in the dew, kissing sweet hibiscus, honeysuckle and jasmine and dancing with joy at one of the world’s most luxurious spas.
One of the favorite Natural Awakenings courses each year is the Global Health Secrets course at La Mirage Garden Hotel and Spa.
One reason this trip is so loved is it reactivates a fountain of youth, not in a pool but through ancient healing secrets held in mystical places like the Amazon, Himalayas and Andes.
You can lose weight. Your body can shape up. You’ll have more energy, look better, your hair will thicken, and muscles grow more taut. Aches and pains melt away and resistance to sickness will grow from what you learn.
Surround yourself in the nourishment of La Mirage, a Relais and Chateaux rated resort. This is higher than a five-diamond rating and few establishments ever earn this rare French honor. The rooms are magnificent, one built for a queen (Queen Sofia of Spain to be exact), each a decorator's delight, stuffed with antiques, flowers everywhere, rose petals strewn on the pillows, a roaring eucalyptus fire in each room after dinner and hot water bottle tucked at the bottom of the beds. There is comfort, taste, charm, space, every imaginable amenity and exquisite attention to detail.
The grounds are stunning from the ornamental garden to the lush orchards and hummingbird feeders that hang by the sunroom where breakfast is enjoyed with an aviary full of feeding birds.
The outstanding lunch and dinner menu is perfectly served by smiling Otovalans dressed in their native costumes.
During the course you can enjoy a healing ceremony with local shamans and enjoy several or all of eleven luxury spa treatments.
Spa facilities include swimming pools, rose petal covered Jacuzzi with views overlooking broad valleys, steam bath, sauna, facials, volcanic hot stone, Swedish or special Andean shamanic massage. There are also rose oil soaks, volcanic mud wraps so the visit to this wonderful site is worth the trip alone.
This course does not cut a single corner when it comes to luxury, yet because of our long-term relationship (we have been bringing groups to the spa for nearly a decade now), you can attend our course and enjoy the La Mirage accommodations and meals at an almost unbelievably low price. Deluxe suites normally cost $366 per night but the course fee including all the accommodations lunches and breakfasts is just $1,199 per person (for a couple or two singles sharing a room). There is no extra cost for transportation to the spa and back or the Otavalo market trip.
We are confirming delegates for our next course conducted by Dr. Richard Masla beginning on October 7 and ending on October 12 2004. Attendance is strictly limited and the last course filled almost immediately. Do not delay!
To learn more about the spa treatments go to http://www.garyscott.com/ecuador/496/
To see La Mirage Spa photos go to www.mirage.com.ec.