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Finding Wellness in Taos
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You made your way here to Taos, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, on the edge of the mesa. Step out of the fast lane, emerge from the chaos of the city, find your own center, and renew your spirit. Take a few days—or better yet, a week—to find wellness in Taos, a land celebrated for its culture, food, healing, landscapes, architecture, and art.

Recharge your senses through fresh, wholesome food and drink. Restore your equilibrium through yoga. Relax in one of our world-class spas. Rejuvenate with our natural beauty.

Recharge

A tasty way to find wellness in Taos is through our abundance of healthy, locally grown foo. On Saturday mornings from May to November, head to Taos Plaza for the Taos Farmers Market, featuring everything from fresh fruits and veggies to local meat, eggs, baked goods, and more. You can stock up at three locally owned markets, Taos Food Coop, Sol Food Market & Café, or Cid’s Food Market, all featuring a bounty of local, organic foods.

If you don’t feel like cooking, treat yourself to breakfast or lunch at the Farmhouse Café and Bakery at the Overland Ranch north of town, which sources its ingredients from over 20 local farmers and ranchers for dishes like curried squash pie and red chile bison stew. Don’t forget to grab a cinnamon roll on your way out!

Or, if you’re downtown, try Manzanita Market, a health-conscious market café that also sources its food from local “organic and biodynamic farmers and ranchers.” Try their blueberry blue corn pancakes or mesquite red chile huevos rancheros for breakfast. Enjoy a seasonal salad and a selection of sandwiches—like the mediterranean vegan or hot ham and brie—for lunch. 

Afterward, stroll over to Tea.O.Graphy and sample one of their artisanally crafted teas. Sooth your body with herbal High Desert Sage or The Cat’s Pajamas; perk up with a green tea blend, like Fleurs de Provence; or get a lift sipping one of their black teas, such as Forest Floor, Sandia Rose, or Lavender Grey. Purchase loose leaf tea to take home and browse their selection of gift items, including reusable tea sachets and locally thrown clay mugs.

Restore

Another way to find wellness in Taos is to explore our wide variety of yoga studios. Located in the heart of Arroyo Seco, Seco Yoga of Taos welcomes students of all ages and experience levels to get on the mat for a diverse array of classes. In Tune Yoga in downtown Taos was founded by local singer-songwriter Summer DeBue, who focuses on Vinyasa practice in all its forms. On the south side of Taos, AuraFitness offers tai chi, chi gong, yoga and fitness classes along with personal training. 

Relax

Revel in the day spa experience or stay in the sumptuous lodgings of El Monte Sagrado—near the center of Taos—or mountainside at The Blake or the Edelweiss Lodge in Taos Ski Valley. The unique El Monte Sagrado eco-resort centers around The Living Spa with an atrium where guests can lounge and treatment rooms whose temperatures are partially regulated by an indoor waterfall. Enjoy a wide range of treatments from massages, wraps, facials, manicures, and pedicures to private soaks. The spa at the Edelweiss specializes in custom deep-tissue massage, and the luxurious Spa & Wellness Center at The Blake features an extensive menu of massages, facials, and body treatments as well as an oxygen bar if the altitude has gone to your head. 

Rejuvenate

Close to Taos are a bevy of amazing outdoor experiences. Find wellness in Taos as you discover a number of hiking trails on Highway 150 on the way to Taos Ski Valley, including Yerba, Manzanita, Gavilan, and Italianos Canyon trails. This high alpine wonderland is resplendent with wildflowers through late summer and provides views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Italianos Canyon is a particular favorite of locals; it has multiple water crossings made easier by stepping stones and log bridges. Pass through aspens, pines, and an open meadow on your way to the ridge line. 

If soaking is more your speed, Black Rock Hot Springs, tucked into the basalt walls of the adjacent river that carved the Rio Grande Gorge, has several pools for a clothing-optional soak. For those seeking an authentic Taos adventure, find the trailhead up the hill after you’ve crossed the John Dunn bridge. Be sure to bring a light if you’re there past dark.

These are just a few of the places and ways by which you can find wellness in Taos. We invite you to come here to recharge, restore, relax, and rejuvenate. Taos combines breathtaking vistas, eclectic healing modalities, nourishment to satisfy your senses, and the ability to slow down to the pace of mañana.