It’s that favorite time of year when your desk calendar fills up with holiday parties and get-togethers, family travel itineraries and gift guides for everyone on your list. Between the mall mobs, long lines, high-cal seasonal treats and the endless flow of spirits, the holiday season has a tendency to seriously curb your everyday routine and heighten your stress levels. Stop the hustle and bustle of the season and reconnect with your inner peace.  Here are some fantastic highlights to get back to the basics this holiday season at Travaasa Experiential Resorts:

Fitness

In the mist of all the holiday hustle take time to unwind and partake in a body work class that will recharge your mind and body with calm and vitalizing energy. Refresh your chi in Restorative Pilates in Austin or feel the burn in a challenging Isometric Circuit Training course in Hana.

Wellness/ Spa

Quiet daily reflections of personal gratitude can be a powerful source of focus in your life. Take some time out of your busy day to reflect on the things you are thankful for during this holiday season. Spend a few minutes each day Journaling or Meditating to recollect and refocus.

Adventure

Don’t let the holiday madness get under your skin! Tap into your inner-child this season with archery and toy-car racing at the Austin property. You may even win a prize when you enter Travaasa Austin’s Wacky Turkey Shoot! During each of our archery classes this month, the participant with the best score will win a coupon for a free dessert. Pumpkin pie anyone? Or, join us at Travaasa’s Wild Arena Track for T1 Races. You’ll learn the basics of driving our sleek fleet of remote controlled race cars and compete to win the grand prize.

Culinary

A staple of the season, the holidays all but revolve around eating and drinking. Want to learn how to make a primo roasted turkey? The smoothest gravy? Or prepare a vegetarian option to Thanksgiving turkey?  Join our culinary team to enjoy our Holiday Tasting Series and learn all the tricks of the trade. Get even more tips to impress your guests in our Holiday Table course.  Learn the art of napkin folding and how to make natural centerpieces to make your holiday meal even more memorable - a beautiful table can help make the meal.

Another way to unwind this month is at the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest in Austin. Join us at The Long Center on November 3 for a hearty helping of succulent meat, ice cold brews, and toe-tapping tunes. You will also get the chance taste offerings from Travaasa’s own food truck So Fresh and So Green.