Plan a mindful wellness vacation, staycation, or retreat in Butler County, PA. These affordable and inspiring businesses have everything you need for a break from everyday stresses, improve physical well-being, and create happiness for yourself. Set the mood for relaxation and choose yourself today.
Where To Stay
Forest and Flowers Retreat
Forest & Flowers Retreat in Portersville is the ideal place for a romantic, creative, or spiritual retreat. Nestled among trees in a secluded spot on 50 acres, the design of Forest and Flowers Retreat prioritizes peace and comfort first. You can sip coffee or tea on the covered front porch, stroll the short walking path around the property, and enjoy the warm glow of a campfire in the evening. Find stillness in the gathering room where you can relax into the hammock chair with a good book, spread out a yoga mat, or find stillness on a meditation cushion by the window. The kitchen is perfect for cooking a nourishing meal, and then gathering around the wooden table with friends to enjoy eating together. From May-October, you can also enjoy soaking in an outdoor tub with epsom salts or cool off in the outdoor shower after a stroll in the woods. Your stay also includes soft organic towels, bedding, and pillows, natural bathroom products, and Rose lotion with pure therapeutic grade essential oils in each bathroom.
Suite Thyme in Downtown Butler is a charming and trendy apartment with everything you need for a self care getaway. The apartment includes a full kitchen to brew tea and cook a nourishing meal, as well as a clawfoot tub where you can enjoy a relaxing soak. Curate a personal wellness retreat for yourself with add on wellness retreat amenities from local businesses. There are many options to choose from such as sound healing, guided meditation, an essential oils workshop, herbal energy work, and more. You are encouraged to set an intention/goal for the retreat and submit it ahead of time so the wellness appointments can be best curated to serve your purpose for the retreat. Suite Thyme is a short walk from Butler’s historic Main Street district where there are many eateries, antique shops, and more to enjoy.
What To Do
Shakti Yoga & Pilates
Anchor yourself into the present moment by taking a class at one of Butler County’s many yoga studios, where you can leave your troubles behind to find inner peace. Be sure to check each yoga studio’s website for special event offerings.
Shakti Yoga & Pilates in Butler is a non-heated studio that offers group, private, and semi-private instruction in active and passive yoga, as well as mat and reformer pilates. You will feel the shakti energy, power, movement, and change after practicing in a class. Try a unique group class like kundalini yoga that uses a sequence of asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), mantra (sound), and meditation to produce physical and energetic results within the body. They are also co-hosting a special three day eco-printing and yoga weekend retreat at Meadow Rock Farm on August 26-28, 2022 that will connect you with the magic and beauty of nature. Register before March 31 for early bird pricing.
Yoga on Main
Yoga on Main in Butler offers breath based yinyasa yoga classes in a heated room. Choose between heated power flows, all-levels, and non-heated basics and find ways to re-center and refocus on your physical and mental well being. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or brand new to power yoga, Yoga on Main offers everything from basic classes with more guidance and instruction to power flow classes.
Studio Z Yoga
Studio Z Yoga in Zelienople is a place where movement meets meditation. Try classes for all levels that engage your breath and body to raise your heart rate and mood, such as the fun & fearless flow and expresso yoga. Concentrate on nurturing your mind and body with stress-less restorative yoga that takes care of our bodies and self. Or move with your mood in a class designed to reset your view on Mondays in general with the use of essential oils and movement to unwind your mind.
Book a session at Seva Reiki in Historic Harmony. Reiki is an energy healing process that helps to balance the body, mind, and spirit. The healing practice consists of a series of positions over or slightly above the body and promotes healing by activating the relaxation response to help the body balance itself on a very deep level. There are other session options, such as meditation and breath work that works on balance and clarity or crystal reiki that uses the effects of grounding crystals, essential oils, and sound healing to help you sink into relaxation. You can also try the spiritual bliss combo, which encourages you to relax on a biomat while being guided into a deep meditation. Reiki, crystals, sound healing, and oils are also incorporated to allow you to find stillness and allow your energy to be pampered.
The Center of Harmony in Historic Harmony
The Center of Harmony in Historic Harmony is an events space that holds wellness workshops throughout the month. There are week night class offerings from a wellness workshop with a holistic wellness practitioner to yoga classes, essential oils, and more. The Harmony Drum and Dance Circle also meets on the first Thursday of every month. Learn to drum and keep rhythm or simply feel the beat in your soul. Check their social media and website for updates.
Book treatments that will rejuvenate your soul and create peace of mind while you care for your body.
Expect relaxation and comfort at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Cranberry Twp., where you can book a variety of messages and facial treatments, such as a deep tissue massage, a himalayan salt stone massage, and rejuvenating facial.
Take a mini vacation at The Body Bar Massage & Tanning in Cranberry Twp., where you can book a variety of spa packages that are not limited to, but can include a massage, a detoxifying mud wrap, signature facial, and more.
Boost your natural beauty at Neve Nails and Spa with a manicure or pedicure.
Hand & Stone Massage (left), The Body Bar Massage & Tanning (middle), Neve Nails and Spa (right)
Find solace in nature at the many outdoor parks and trails in Butler County. Take a deep breath and enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and sounds of wildlife at Moraine State Park, Jennings Environmental Education Center, Preston Park, and more. Find our full list of trails here.
Where To Eat
Eating nourishing meals will allow you to enjoy your wellness retreat to the fullest. Pursue our Where To Eat Page to find diverse choices for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Butler County has a rich history of agriculture, which creates delicious ingredient-first farm to table restaurants. Cannella Cafe in Butler is a short walk from Suite Thyme, and a place where you can find anything from protein packed omelets to abundant salads. A simple option may be to pick up pre-made meals from Simplified Meals by Ginger in Slippery Rock, who specializes in whole food prepared meals that are portion controlled using lean proteins, whole grains, and clean eating techniques. For dinner, head to North Country Brew Pub or Kaufman Tavern for a delicious homemade fare from steak to seafood.
There are a few sustainable dinner options, such as Burgh’ers Brewing, Della Terra, and ShuBrew in Zelienople, which are designated by a 149 sustainable action point system from Sustainable Pittsburgh. These restaurants have met high standards by sourcing the majority of their ingredients locally, reducing waste, conserving water, staff benefits, and more. They also serve up delicious food and have fantastic atmospheres. Enjoy the Pizza Blanca at Della Terra that has fried kale and a touch of honey for sweetness or try Burgh’ers James Beard Competition winning blend of 30% mushrooms and 70% for your burger patty. Shubrew has a seasonal menu with specials rotating based on ingredient availability, incorporating fresh takes on noodle bowls, pizza, and more.