Sunday, May 13, 2007

Find Your Center 3 Calming Vacations

If a retreat sounds relaxing but you don't really want to sit-around in a circle "om"-ing for three days, let one of these active yet meditative trips put you in a Zen zone.

- Be one with your horse Santa Fe Mountain Adventures pairs you with a four-legged friend for two-hour rides through the rolling Pecos Mountains, only 30 minutes away from your digs at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa. After you hang up your saddle in the afternoon, you can chop, blend, and sauté your worries away in a gourmet-cooking class. From $255 per person per night; santafemountain

- Drop a line Get fly-fishing lessons in the pristine lakes and streams at Potosi Hot Springs Resort. Located within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest near Pony, Montana, the resort also boasts hot spring-fed pools. From $2,200 for two for three nights (includes lessons, equipment, and meals);

- Be a poser Say you do want to chill on a yoga getaway. Global Journeys runs asana-filled trips to gorgeous spots like Tuscany and Costa Rica. The hatha and Bikram classes, combined with hiking and biking, will relieve your physical and mental kinks. From $2,200 per person for seven days; global

By Sara Bodnar


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