Civana Wellness Resort & Spa
The journey to wellness is paved with many converging pathways of discovery, self-realization, reflection, self-care, emotional and spiritual awakenings, physical challenges, healing and more. We seek inspiration, guidance, motivation. We stumble, sometimes fall, give up, try again. When challenges seem insurmountable or when we humbly concede that it is time to unplug and reboot, we seek new directions, guidance, and support. Baby steps or giant leaps, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa offers a way forward on your journey, a time and place to center, discover your inner and outer strengths, face challenges, grow and embrace your potential and possibilities. And find JOY and FUN in the process!
Imagine a desert oasis of serenity and beauty, blooming with an abundance of humanity and encouragement, and an actual menu of those converging pathways paved with options and activities to proceed on your personal journey to wellness. From the moment you arrive, your encounters reveal a helpful and committed staff dedicated to the mission and spirit of CIVANA, the vision of founders Marc Skalla and Adam Ross. CIVANA provides a wealth of opportunities to discover and explore new paths with a holistic approach to health and harmony, energy and renewal, vitality, and wellness within an ambience of peaceful and luxurious comfort. The smiles are heartfelt, welcoming, and accepting. The atmosphere cultivates new friendships, connections for couples, friend getaways, bachelorette parties, reunions, and teambuilding.
On request, a brief tour at arrival provides a helpful intro to the dining, garden walks, class areas and spa, happily revealing a sense of shared pride in the beautiful surroundings and all that is happening throughout the resort. The CIVANA setting in Carefree, Arizona, intertwines a cinematic design of interior and exterior spaces that amplify a palette in sync with the natural beauty of mountain and desert-scapes. A spectacular pool with shaded cabanas and lounges, serene cactus gardens, a meditative labyrinth, indoor and outdoor dining options presenting healthy options and a varied farm to table cuisine, and a bar where the dry wit of transplanted Aussie, Liam, entertains with organic mixology magic, join the specter of a lovely rose garden where bunnies share your morning ritual of intention setting and private contemplations. CIVANA accommodations provide a spacious and pristine retreat, with calming sophisticated design, balcony or terrace, pool or desert mountain views, king or two queen sleeping options. If you love to revel in a luxury bath beyond all expectations, choose the glassed walk-in shower room including a large soaker tub for the ultimate in peaceful relaxation. A generous double vanity, array of first-class amenities, and privacy toilet complete the picture-perfect bath experience. Your personalized experience at CIVANA offers an extraordinary breadth of opportunities to step outside your comfort zone, push your limits, open yourself to personal growth and challenges, healing, and forgiveness. And at the end of the day, your guest room will bring you luxurious peaceful rest.
The SPA experience is the highlight that enthralls guests with spaces designed to inspire restorative calm… an acclaimed hydrotherapy tepidarium, sauna room, 23 rooms for massage and therapeutic treatments, facials, and a second-floor relaxation lounge deck with stunning mountain and sunset views from above the secluded lap pool and privacy hot tub. The European-designed aqua therapy circuit features hydrotherapy pools, alternate hot and cold plunges, jetted pools, the traditional icy water bucket chill surprise, and spacious sauna room.
The CIVANA menu offers all levels of fitness activities to engage participants and broaden experiences, through a range of indoor and outdoor activities, yoga and movement classes, aerial, bands and bootcamp workouts, and adventures beyond. Daily hiking and mountain biking excursions expand your horizons from desert to mountain trails. Personal growth and discovery are an important focus of the body, mind, and spirit connections of a holistic wellness program. A full complement of guided meditations, body/breathing/sound healing journeys, journaling, and guided writing, open a collective opportunity for reflection, self-awareness, and healing. CIVANA brings access to respected presenters including world renowned guides and healers such as Alex Elle, author, speaker, and writing to heal facilitator, whose classes draw followers from around the country. Her unique insights, nonjudgmental acceptance, and open-hearted depth and wisdom bring joy and the gift of a memorable spiritual experience within her popular classes.
CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa invites all who join this experience on a remarkable pathway to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness, through the joy of meeting and overcoming challenges, discovering the amazing self within, recognizing a renewed sense of self-worth, and discovering personal strengths and qualities that will bring happiness and renewed vitality for the journey ahead. Modeliste joins Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast in recognizing CIVANA in the top 5 US wellness resorts and spas.