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Destination Wellness

These stateside resorts, centered on mind, body and soul, offer a variety of transformative experiences to unplug and recharge.

Lush Island Vibes in Hawaii Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, Lanai, Hawaii With its pre-pandemic opening in the fall of 2019, this Four Seasons, which was completely reimagined as a wellness resort, remains undiscovered to many. The adults-only oasis—situated among the rolling uplands of Lanai—comes as a partnership between Four Seasons and Sensei, a company founded by the resort’s tech billionaire owner, Larry Ellison, and world-leading oncologist Dr. David Agus. While you can opt for nightly accommodations that come with a slate of complimentary next-gen wellness classes (think: aerial yoga, multiplanar core strength and self-compassion practice), the heart of the resort lies in its science-meets-wellness integrated programs, like the signature Sensei Guided Experience. Before arrival, which occurs via an included charter from Honolulu on a single-engine turboprop, you’ll complete a questionnaire and talk with a guide to develop a tailored itinerary, with activities, such as daily hikes; spa services, like massages aided by thermal body mapping to identify irregularities and tension; and one-on-one consults with pedigreed health practitioners who lead nutrition, fitness and mind-exploration sessions. Spa treatments take place in one of the private, feature-rich, 1,000-square-foot hale (a traditional Hawaiian-style thatched house), which themselves are worth the visit. Indulge in one of three Sensei Featured Experiences, which mirror the resort’s ‘Move,
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