Fantastic fall events and activities near Calgary

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Part lounge, part speakeasy, part restaurant, a lot is going on at The Radiant, including killer cocktails. Photo by The Radiant

Wellness retreats

Forest bathing, a Japanese-inspired wellness practice is getting more and more popular. Using your senses to tap into the healing power of nature, forest bathers head to the great outdoors to calm their nervous system, while mindfully walking through the woods. While it seems easy enough, it’s not as intuitive as you might think.

Those interested in taking a digital detox can join Ronna Schneberger, a certified forest therapy guide on a forest therapy retreat Sept. 25-27 in the Rockies.

Those looking for a more luxurious pick-me-up will find it at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Back by popular demand, their wellness retreat weekends range from yoga to mindfulness and meditation to exploring some of the latest wellness trends, such as the Wim Hof Method.

Wim what, you ask? Pioneered by Dutch extreme athlete, Wim Hof, his regime of guided breathing and cold exposure helps reconnect individuals to themselves and nature. It’s a safe bet you’ll leave that retreat weekend ready to embrace winter.

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