If you’re in desperate need of rebooting your life physically and mentally, but can’t carve out enough time, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta offers a one-day cure. On November 7, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star will host wellness adviser Tammy Stokes, author of Live Your Healthiest Life and creator of the Hollywood-training-style West Coast Workout, for a detox retreat.
The program is a “life-changing retreat,” the health expert explains. “Those looking to strike a balance of simple life-changing practices, which create everlasting health, love and happiness, will find the knowledge gained in this one-day event to be extraordinarily valuable and lifelong.”
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 60-minute cardio body sculpting workout plus hydration class. Once you’ve loosened up your muscles and gotten the circulation going, Stokes will guide you through the rest of the day with a workshop on stress management, a class on core strengthening, and spend time sharing information about her low-calorie, nutrient-dense, fiber-rich soups and more.
Stokes works closely with attendees to motivate them with wisdom — she insists that full equals fat, satisfied equals maintenance and a little bit hungry equals weight loss — and inspirational talks. This retreat will include a stretching and meditation portion, which works to assist the group in dealing with life’s daily stresses and promotes feelings of happiness and healthiness.
We had the pleasure of attending Stokes’ retreat at the Buckhead hotel this past spring. Here are our three top reasons why you should attend the Fall Detox Retreat.
Educate And Empower Yourself
Use this time to share with others everything from your weight struggles to workout tips that work for you. It’s also the perfect opportunity to chat with Stokes about the top 10 skinny foods (celery, grapefruit, watermelon, water, tea, cantaloupe, honeydew, dandelion, lettuce and green juices) and what it takes to truly be satisfied with yourself. “You can’t be happy if you’re not healthy,” Stokes says. Throughout the day, she will provide you with her soups (Secret Slimming, Green Miracle) and tonics (Detox Green). Each offers its own benefit to the body that helps to nourish and fight off weight gain.
Savor The Spa Service
Given that this retreat comes with its share of working out and detoxing, you’ll relish the two-hour spa time that’s included in the full-day rejuvenation. From 1 to 3 p.m., hit 15,000-square-foot The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, a sanctuary for a 50-minute treatment of your choosing. We love the aroma stone massage, which works perfectly to soothe tight muscles and restore a feeling of balance to the body. Another option would be the customized essential facial that begins with an assessment to verify your skin type before ESPA products are applied.
Get A Gift Bag Filled With Goodies
One of the perks of attending the Fall Detox Retreat is the takeaway: a canvas bag filled with items from Stokes. You’ll leave with an autographed copy of her Live Your Healthiest Life book, a tea mug, a CD from the hotel’s Spa Music Collection and much more. Plus, if you need to prove to your friends that you spent your day (until 6 p.m.) detoxing with the workout wiz, just ask Stokes for a selfie — she’ll happily oblige.