Elevate your Mind, Body & Soul
A one day retreat including yoga, hot sauna and cold plunge, sound healing & yoga nidra. Join us on October 28th and Elevate your Mind, Body & Soul.
Benefits of the Nordic Cycle/Hot & Cold Therapy:
Increased blood flow volume
Switching from hot saunas to cold tubs causes the body to naturally increase the volume of blood flow. This happens when the body naturally constricts and dilates blood vessels. This effect also helps to improve vascular and cardiac response.
Detox your body naturally
Quickly transitioning from a hot sauna to an ice plunge causes your body’s lymphatic system to get started. This system works to flush away toxins throughout your system, promoting cellular regeneration and ridding the body of the harmful byproducts of hard workouts.
Natural skin rejuvenation
The cold plunge stage of contrast therapy makes skin pores rapidly minimize, helping halt oil production that causes skin issues. This can help reduce acne, pimples, blackheads, and even prevent blemishes. If blemishes are already an issue, contrast therapy is helpful for reducing any swelling and redness to provide soothing relief for irritated skin. Cold exposure is a great way to keep acne from getting worse by effective inflammation reduction.
Optimizes blood circulation
Quickly switching between hot and cold conditions jumpstarts the body’s responses, leading to the alternating between constriction and dilation of blood vessels. Aside from boosting blood flow for higher performance, it also improves vascular and cardiac response.
Flushes lactic acid from muscles
Working out really hard creates lactic acid build-up in the muscles, causing pain and soreness. This painful side-effect can make it tempting to skip the workout. Helping reduce lactic acid pain normally requires rest, plenty of water, and increasing magnesium intake. We now know that contrast therapy is one of the best ways to quickly reduce lactic acid buildup. Studies have found that contrast therapy can help prevent too much lactic acid buildup, helping people recover from soreness and fatigue faster.
Faster fatigue recovery and enhanced energy levels
One study In 2017 found that alternating between hot saunas and cold plunge tubs helped team sports players recover from fatigue within 24-48 hours of their game. However, it was also found that using an ice bath alone didn’t reproduce these results, indicating hot sauna and cold plunging works better when combined than alone.
Can help prevent DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness)
Anyone who has suffered from DOMS knows working out is next to impossible once it sets in. When muscle soreness from intense workouts days earlier happens, it can hurt sports performance and increase the risk of injury. Studies have shown that contrast therapy helps lessen the effects of DOMS, reducing its severity in athletes when regularly practiced.
Helps minimize inflammation
Combining time in hot saunas with ice plunges can help reduce inflammation in the joints and muscles. It can also help with autoimmune disorders that cause inflammation in the body.
May help reduce the likelihood of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
A 20-year, 2,300 participant study by Dr. Jari Laukkanen and his colleagues at the University of Eastern Finland revealed that routine sauna sessions helped lower the chances that participants would suffer from both Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Benefits Video HERE
Retreat Package Includes
- 1 day retreat at willow spring vineyard, 9-3
- Coffee & Welcome Circle
- Box Lunch (vegetarian)
- 1 Yoga Flow Class
- Nordic Cycle Hot Sauna & Cold Plunge (3 cycles)
- 1 Crystal Bowl Sound Healing
- Yoga Nidra
- Closing Circle
Wine or other snacks and drinks not included in the day retreat package.
What to Bring
Yoga Mat, Water and Water Bottle, Sandals, Flip Flops or Slip on Shoes, Sweatshirt, Dry Clothes (to change into), or Layers (to manage temperature change), Bathing Suit, 2 towels. Blanket optional.
- 9:00-9:15 AM Coffee & Social Gathering
- 9:15-9:30 AM Welcome Circle
- 9:30-10:30 AM Yoga Flow
- 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Nordic Cycle (hot & cold)
- 12:30-1:00 PM Box Lunch
- 1:00-2:30 PM Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing
- 2:30-3:00 PM Closing Circle
*the tasting room will be open in the afternoon should you decide to partake in a wine tasting on our own
$175 per person EARLY BIRD RATE *use promo code earlybird at check out
$195 per person after September 15
Space limited to 18 persons
Willow Spring Vineyard
840 West Lowell St, Haverhill MA