Maybe you are trying just to find yourself at the moment, maybe you are under stress, or maybe you are just contemplating every decision you’ve ever made. There are parts of you, your inner self, that need healing. Perhaps, you just need a small weekend getaway, a break from your monotonous routine. You really need to get out of the house and hit a spiritual healing place to find some much-needed peace and tranquility.
It is really a transformative experience. At Leisure, we are compiling a list of some of the lesser-known spiritual healing places in the United States for you to feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and happy.
Located in: Mt. Chester, California
The 14,179-foot ice-covered dormant volcano in California is highly praised by spiritual seekers as one of the most powerful energy vortexes in all of North America. With over 26,000 visitors every year, the peak’s high vibrational energy has led to several spiritual and semantic awakenings, mental growth pursuits and emotional restorations, and many “Aha!” moments.
Located in: Arizona
A cathedral without walls or a small city in Arizona – Sedona is both. However, the small city is located just a 100-mile drive south of the Grand Canyon. This small city is bubbling with many energy points, wellness centers, and mesmerizing landscapes.
It is also the home of multiple unmarked energy vortexes. The region was originally immensely sacred to multiple Native American tribes. However, this little spiritual healing city has grown in terms of popularity over the years. It is a mecca for all kinds of wellness centers, healing crystal stores, aura-reading, card reading, yoga and spa centers, meditation centers, mindfulness, alternative medicine, and so much more.
Sedona has attracted multiple visionaries and artists for several years now. Probably that is what makes this a monk-friendly location in the USA? Sedona is also called “The Land of Enchantment” and is famous for the glowing desert rocks, snowy mountains, and rejuvenating hot springs. The location is totally irresistible.
Located in: Arkansas
This cute little city located in the middle of the Ozark mountains is known for attracting multiple visitors worldwide. All nature lovers like going to this spiritual healing place in Arkansas. The city is also famous for its Passion Play Bible re-enactments.
Spiritual seekers come running to Eureka Springs for its unique energy flow. The location also comes with a series of rejuvenating spaces that feature reiki healing, reflexology, along with past-life explorations and channeling.
What most people don’t know about Eureka Springs is that this location is also known for boasting a wonderful community of local artists and eccentric musicians. The overall energy and vibe of this special spiritual healing place are optimistic and serene.
Located in: Florida
The New Age movement of Gainesville dates back to the early ‘70s when hippies were curiously flocking to spend more and more hours in central Florida.
Where in Central Florida exactly? In the tranquil forests. One of the most well-known spiritual healing places in Gainesville is the Temple of the Universe. This location is a yoga and meditation retreat welcoming people from across the globe, no matter where they are from, what their beliefs are, or the religion they practice. This retreat has hosted countless healers for many years now, worldwide.
Located in: Colorado
This idyllic spiritual retreat located right outside Colorado Springs is known for all the healing mineral springs and its ultimate neighbor - Pikes Peak. You can also immerse yourself in the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, a mesmerizing clutter of different ancient cliffs. This small community has an uncanny ability to blend the new age magic and small-town charm.
Manitou Springs is a spiritual healing place right out of “Leave It To Beaver.”
Located in: North Carolina
This quirky little town, nestled in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains, houses multiple spiritual activities like reiki healing, spiritual retreats, meditation and yoga centers, and the weekly drum circle. There is also a special tour where one can forage through the forest region to catch some treats for your evening supper.
So, no matter what you are looking for, you can say goodbye to all the hustle and bustle of your daily life and find some peace and solace here. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the surrounding natural area, you can hop on the famous Blue Ridge Parkway to get an up-close view of the mountains or get on tour and witness the awe-inspiring thousand-mile-long hiking trails.
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Just so you know, Asheville is home to the highest number of breweries among all US cities. So, all your meditation sessions can be followed by locally brewed beer, which is, of course, the best kind of meditation for your mind, body, and soul!
Located in: California
With a quirky little desert town like California’s Joshua Tree, you can never go wrong! Joshua Tree houses a really small community alongside the National Park, attracting thousands of young artists and hikers. And, of course, the locals all flock here, marching to the beat of their own drums.
If you are also looking for a one-of-a-kind spiritual adventure in the middle of a desert, you should be heading to the Pioneertown Motel in Joshua Tree. It is all about some R&R nestled in the crisp desert air, illuminated by all the stars in the night sky! Ensure you are walking around Pioneertown's main street, where you can get in touch with some creative locals at the art gardens.
If you are up for it, you can even head to Landers, which is nearby for some more spiritual action. Here, you can experience a crystal sound bath and enjoy the UFO-shaped wooden structure, which has come to be known as the Californian icon.
No matter what is troubling your soul, Joshua Tree and its wide-open skies will surely fix it!
Located in: Hawaii
Soothe your soul by watching the sunrise at the Haleakala National Park in Hawaii. This is one of the least known spiritual healing places in all of America. And yes, watching the sunrise in this National Park in Maui is a tradition rooted deep in ancient Hawaiian mythology.
Literally, Haleakala translates to “House of the Sun” and is believed to be home to a dormant volcano, which is the ideal spot to watch the sunrise, 10,000 feet above sea level. It is an enthralling experience, watching everything from within the rolling clouds and such a high altitude.
You can stay near this National Park, at the Wailea Resort, located right on the beach, for some more spiritual healing. You can indulge in multiple calming activities here, including Yoga retreats and paddleboarding.