Thrive Philosophy

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    The sacred Medicine Wheel at the center of Sunrise Springs is a symbolic guide to each guest’s wellness journey. It is an ancient symbol of harmony between mental, emotional, spiritual and physical dimensions of well-being.
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    Let Nature Be Your Guide
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    Play With Our Puppies
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    Eat Mindfully to Nourish Body and Soul

Welcome to Sunrise Springs, where our goal is to help our guests take their lives to a new level of health, happiness and abundant living.

With our personalized THRIVE program; we take you beyond a relaxing spa stay to experience a life-changing integrative wellness journey.  Whether you stay for just a day or immerse yourself in our in-depth programs, we are committed to help you learn to enrich the quality of your life, while giving you the tools needed to take your experience back home.

Our THRIVE philosophy is based on four guiding principles to help you learn, grow and thrive physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually:

Choose Your Unique Wellness Path
Integrative – bringing together parts to create something whole – wellness is the cornerstone of everything we do at Sunrise Springs. We believe the path of well-being is unique for every individual, and our highly-qualified experts empower each guest to find the choices that meet their personal goals, needs and interests. Individual choice is central to our philosophy of integrative wellness, and we offer a comprehensive selection of Eastern and Western therapeutic practices, including Native American teachings.

Let Nature Be Your Guide
At Sunrise Springs, you are encouraged to immerse yourself in our breathtaking natural environment to nourish and revitalize your body, mind and spirit. Research suggests that spending five minutes or more walking outdoors – perhaps under our majestic cottonwood trees or along a path in the foothills of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains – can reduce stress, calm the nervous system, and improve mood and energy levels.

You are invited to experience “nature bathing,” inspired by the Japanese custom of mindful “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, which means “taking in the forest atmosphere.” You can also enhance your experience with our “digital freedom” program. Just unplug from your electronics and fully engage in the reinvigorating world of the high desert that surrounds you at Sunrise Springs.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”–Albert Einstein  

Transform Yourself Through Personal Experience
We believe in learning by doing and in giving our guests unique opportunities to experience activities that most of us don’t typically take the time for in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our signature Transformative Experiences are designed to help you discover what nourishes your soul, as you develop new skills, perspectives and self-awareness. These powerful encounters are your chance to play … to experience joy … to explore your creativity … to get to know yourself better with the help of our animals … to become inspired … to hear the voice of your inner wisdom and to be reminded of your own deepest truth.

Eat Mindfully to Nourish Body and Soul
Our life-affirming cuisine honors the synergy between local farmers and the land. Our chef integrates organic, locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients whenever possible to create surprising, unforgettable dishes that are delicious, satisfying, and powerfully nourishing. Many of our fresh ingredients come directly from the abundance of your thriving two-acre farm at nearby Ojo Caliente. You will also learn how to mindfully grow, prepare and ‘experience’ food that supports and enriches your mind, body and spirit. Truly nourishing food has long been known to help prevent, treat, and even reverse a myriad of health conditions. Eating freshly-grown and nutrient-rich food is one of the most significant ways to transform your life.