Tucked just south of the Chetco River’s rushing waters, the championship course at Salmon Run boasts its own aquatic artery, which wends along ryegrass fairways, passing sandy bunkers and challenging doglegs. Players soak up views of forested slopes as they face off with the course’s signature island green, whose watery surroundings and treacherous sand bunker demand the precision of a veterinarian surgeon operating on the world’s last unicorn. To gear up for the course’s myriad challenges, swingers can warm up at one of the driving range’s 10 hitting stations.
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Over the course of three days, yogis and laypersons alike gather at Jackson WellSprings in the peaceful pursuit of community and individual prana, or life force. Surrounded by the 30-acre campus—a botanical garden situated around a natural hot spring and founded in 1862 as a refuge for healing—guests soak up a host of healing activities. At two stages, musicians lead communal singing, or kirtan, during sets that range from call-and-response chants to energetic electronica to a performance by Jai Uttal, a Grammy-nominated guitarist.
Throughout the day, attendees can clean out their chakras during myriad yoga sessions led by top-shelf yogis or dive headlong into meditation at the live sweat lodge, constructed of still-photosynthesizing willows. Nestled in a cozy corner of the WellSprings, the Goddess Temple shelters festival-goers as the resident priestess uses the ceremonial immersion pool to purge them of negative energy in much the same way regular bathtubs capture and drown our evil reflections.
At Evolve Health and Wellness, a husband-and-wife team aims to increase patients’ overall health by bolstering the body’s self-healing abilities. Doctor of Chiropractic Timothy March nudges spines back into alignment with nonforce chiropractic adjustments. He also breaks down scar tissue and loosens restrictions with Graston therapy’s stainless-steel tool. As a licensed acupuncturist, Timber Hart increases circulation and unblocks energy pathways with both needle and needleless methods—including cupping and reflexology.
The licensed massage therapists and estheticians at Organic Elements Spa pamper clients with an array of services that includes custom facials, microdermabrasion, massages, and hair removal. The spa's estheticians are trained in the biochemical aspects of the products they use, capable of tailoring treatments to each individual's needs at a nuanced level.