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Sedona, Arizona, USA: Mii Amo

Vortices and shamans are the kind of subjects heard during conversations at Mii Amo, part of the 70-acre, family-friendly Enchantment Resort in Sedona. Most New Yorkers and Angelenos who come to stay at the 16 adobe rooms sign on for one of the five “Journeys,” entrusting their overstressed bodies and minds to therapists who will never ask about faith (a common complaint at other destination spas). They might suggest a Spirit of the Full Moon treatment, if the timing is right, or help clients through a juicing program. Those not cleansing will rave about chef Nicole Heaney’s grass-fed beef tenderloin and the twice-weekly wine dinners at The Wine Bar at Che-Ah-Chi. If spa isn’t your thing, there are a hundred other activities, like morning rituals in the Crystal Grotto, inspired by a Native American kiva; stacking stones in the Cairn Garden; and hiking Boynton Canyon, where, yes, those vortices are unavoidable. A three-night Journey package for two people starts at $2,580, including two treatments a person per night; 525 Boynton Canyon Rd.; 888-749-2137; miiamo.com.