5 Ways to Kick-Start a Healthy 2017 in Sonoma County

Want to eat well, exercise more, stress less, or simply adopt better habits? Try these steps to kick start a healthy new year in Sonoma County.

Want to kick-start your health in 2017? I’ve got five ways to amp up your wellness – mind, body and spirit – right here in Sonoma County!

Photo Courtesy of Hotel Healdsburg

Focus on You! 

Start your new year off with a series of classes offered by Hotel Healdsburg. Designed with a focus on you, these classes will help to enhance and improve your overall mind and body wellness. Their annual Spa Month in January centers on nutritious food, fitness, personal wellbeing and fashion and includes special spa discounts, as well. Visit Hotel Healdsburg’s Spa Month calendar for a full list of January events.

Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, (707) 431-2800

Photo Courtesy of Ramekins Cooking School

Cook and Eat Clean

Learn the latest healthy cooking techniques and information from Chef and Founder of JoyFoodly, Hollie Green and Certified Holistic Consultant, Mary Sheila Gonnella at the Clean Eating Series offered by Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma. During the three-week course, which meets once a week, you will make homemade sauerkraut, create your own personal spice blend, learn to cook a perfectly moist chicken breast, get tips for boosting your immunity with foods, and much more. Classes begin January 12th. Visit the event’s page for more information.

Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn, 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma, (707) 933-0450

Aromatherapy Massage. (Photo courtesy of macarthurplace.com)
Photo Courtesy of MacArthur Place

Detox, Refresh and Reset  

Need to decompress and detox after the holidays? Refresh, renew and restore yourself with a Wine Country Detox Signature Treatment at the Garden Spa at MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa.  This 100-minute treatment includes a dry brush exfoliation, detoxifying seaweed wrap, and an essential oil massage.

MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa, 29 East MacArthur Street, Sonoma, (707) 938-2929

Photo Courtesy of Fitness Revolution of Sonoma

Get Fit, Have Fun! 

If a fitter and stronger you is on your list of resolutions for 2017, consider taking the 5-week New Year, New You Transformation Challenge in Sonoma, beginning January 23. This outdoor group bootcamp offers fitness training in a supportive and fun environment and includes recipes, weight loss tips and habit coaching. Visit the New Year, New You Transformation Challenge page for more information.

Fitness Revolution Sonoma, 17000 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, (707) 931-4443

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Photo Courtesy of Quarryhill Botanical Garden.

Get in Touch with Nature

Serenity, fresh air and natural beauty await you at Quarryhill Botanical Garden, a Sonoma Valley treasure, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Meander along the many winding paths of this 25-acres Asian botanical garden, full of mature, flowering plants and trees.

The garden is always in flux. Each visit throughout the year will be different depending on the season. Right now, thanks to our recent rain, the waterfalls at Quarryhill are full, flowing and putting on quite a show! If you enjoy photography, be sure to bring your camera along.

Visit the gift shop while you’re there and browse their curated collection of nature-inspired home decor, jewelry, books, stationary, and more.

Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, (707) 996-3166