Wellness Activities in Jackson Hole
While Jackson Hole is known as a destination for adventure, its dedication to health and wellness extends beyond the mountains and into the souls of those who like to relax and rehab. Which makes sense, considering what is more relaxing than fresh mountain air, pristine water sources, and heart dropping views? For those looking for a day full of wellness activities during your visit to Jackson, we have the itinerary for you.
Soak in Nature at Astoria Hot Springs
Whether you’re visiting Jackson Hole with family, on a solitary retreat, or you call this valley home, be sure to find wellness and relaxation by soaking in one of our 5 thermal pools along the banks of the Snake River. Our naturally-fed soaking pools are rich with over six unique mineral compounds that aid in healing our minds and bodies. Engaging in water therapy is known to improve immune system function, increase metabolism, speed healing, decrease pain, boost mood, relax muscles and absorb minerals. A quick 5-20 minute soak at Astoria will help invigorate and detoxify your body.
Astoria Programming: Morning Meditation Soak
Start your day with a morning meditation soak at Astoria Hot Springs. On the first Sunday of every month from 8:30 – 9am, join Rooted Mind and Astoria Park Conservancy for monthly themed meditations within the soaking pools that align with each month’s unique qualities, helping us to be present and grounded. These unique experiences will allow your body and mind to receive the healing qualities of both meditation and the springs.
Grand Teton National Park and Jackson’s surround National Forests offer endless opportunity for hiking, biking, climbing, water sports in the summer, and snow sports in the winter. If indoor exercise is more your speed, you can discover your inner strength while expanding your mental awareness at one of Jackson’s many yoga, pilates and barre studios. Inversion is a local studio that embraces all forms of movement. Release and refresh your body in a Hot Fusion, rinse off in their provided showers after detoxifying your body, and make sure to grab a treat on your way out at their new in-house cafe. Pursue Movement is a training studio operating under the philosophy that bodies should be trained differently each day, so as to optimize cardiovascular health, muscle stimulation and growth, restoration and lengthening through conditioning, boxing, cycling, pilates and barre.
After working out the body and tiring yourself out, there’s no better way to rejuvenate than a hot soak at Astoria to relax the muscles and get you ready for your next active endeavor.
Fuel your Body
Find convenient access to nourishing and delicious superfoods and beverages at one of our favorite organic eateries to energize your mind, body and soul. Try Healthy Being Juicery for a breakfast crafted with love through their fresh cold pressed juices, smoothies, toasts and bowls made with locally sourced ingredients. Just steps from the town square, enjoy your breakfast on their large and lush outdoor lawn. Hoping to stick to the western theme while eating clean? Cultive Cafe is a locally owned all organic cafe, coffee shop and bakery with many vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options located inside the Jackson Hole Playhouse.
After fueling and moving your body, expand your mind at the historic National Museum of Wildlife Art. Holding more than 5,000 works of art representing wild animals from around the world, this 51,000 square foot building with an Idaho quartzite facade was inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and echoes the hillside behind the facility. Located on a hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the museum features work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon and Carl Rungius and holds an unsurpassed permanent collection of wildlife art.
About Astoria Park Conservancy
Astoria is a nonprofit-owned, donor-funded park, stewarded by Astoria Park Conservancy, offering visitors a refuge of over 95 acres of open space along the Wild and Scenic Snake River. With plans under development now, our phase-two construction will include a system of walking trails and wildlife-watching overlooks, restoration of three existing ponds and immense wetlands, and gathering spaces, and a nature playground. Astoria Park Conservancy’s mission is to connect our community through inspiring experiences in nature that improve livability, health and wellbeing.