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Skyterra’s Guide to a Balanced Meal Plan

Imagine this: you sit down in front of your computer, type in your food preferences, dietary requirements and health goals. With a few quick clicks, the computer’s algorithm spits out a tailor-made meal plan just for you.  No more scratching your head, wondering what to eat or how to meet your nutritional needs. The computer…

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Seven Years of Skyterra: How a Small Wellness Retreat Became the Best in the Nation

How a Boutique Wellness Retreat Became the Nation’s Best Since its opening in 2016, Skyterra Wellness Retreat has been named among the top three best wellness retreats in the country every single year. In fact, in 2018 and again in 2023, Skyterra was named the best wellness retreat in the nation by USA Today. How…

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Three Reasons Why Pickleball is Everyone’s New Favorite Sport

Pickleball is the Skyterra sport of the season. Despite being created in 1965 with rules officially codified in 1984, pickleball has recently been pegged as the fastest growing sport in the United States. It also happens to be the fastest growing sport at Skyterra!  In 2020, the Sports and Fitness Industry Association reported 21.3 percent…


How to Navigate Holiday Eating Without Turning into Scrooge

‘Tis the season for food, family, friends and celebrations. It’s also the season for holiday cheer, extravagant parties, endless snacks, cocktails galore and gift tins full of treats. Many of us feel stressed at this time of year, finding it difficult to navigate copious amounts of food while trying to improve our health. Additionally, some…

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Why a Wellness Retreat is the Ideal Choice for Holiday Travel

Learn how a winter wellness retreat can be the perfect option for your holiday travel.


Diving Deeper into Wellness Through Pool Fitness

If the weather allows (or if you’re lucky enough to have access to an indoor pool like ours at Skyterra), spending time in water can be a positive addition to your wellness practice, leading to many health benefits. Physical benefits include improved heart health, alleviation of pain, weight loss, as well as mental and emotional…


Winter Outdoor Adventures in Western North Carolina

In many parts of the country, winter can cause some serious cabin fever. But not here at Skyterra! When many of us think about winter here in the mountains of western North Carolina, it may be difficult to imagine lacing up your hiking boots or reaching for your archery gear and getting outside. Our first…


Top Three Things to Look for When Booking Your Solo Travel

Solo travel may be the best way to experience a wellness vacation. For those looking to find their path and conduct some self-care in their time away, traveling alone may be just the ticket. Add to that the intentional nature and personalized services offered at wellness retreats, and it may just be the perfect destination…


10 Secret Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are coming. Just as you are getting through Halloween and all those bags of candy sitting around, the holiday treats start rolling in. If you work in an office you will likely be overstimulated by all the holiday goodies showing up in a few weeks. Every store we walk enter this time of…

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Wellness Resort

What is a Wellness Resort? A wellness resort, often called a wellness retreat, is a specialized vacation that combines lodging with activities and services aimed at fostering holistic well-being and health. These resorts are synonymous with rejuvenation, featuring a multitude of activities, treatments, and classes designed to nourish the mind, body, and spirit. As the…