If, for some wacky reason, parasailing several hundred feet above the lake or caroming at top speed behind one of our sport boats isn’t quite your thing, or it’s just too cold outside, the town of Chelan offers some—shall we say—gentler options designed to foster relaxation, inner wellness, and all-around positive vibrations. As we point out in this article, there are many things to do in Chelan in winter.
To be truthful, at Chelan Parasail we don’t think inner wellness and outer thrill-seeking are at odds with each other; more like two parts of the same circle. In other words, a yin and yang approach!
Whatever your inspiration, we’ve collected a few of our favorite local options for coming down, getting relaxed and centered, and making the absolute most of your visit to our beautiful lake.
Things to Do in Chelan in Winter
Chelan Yoga and Massage
When we want to expand our bodies (and minds), we head to Glow Yoga, a studio offering a unique and eclectic blend of classes, workshops, and individually tailored massage therapies. Choose from various yogic styles—including Vinyasa and heated hatha—and fun, out-of-the-box activities such as belly dancing, aromatherapy-fueled core-building workouts, meditation space and more. It’s Chelan’s one-stop-shop for relaxation and recentering!
And the free-spirited Yogachelan takes yoga out of the studio and into the world, bringing an inspired mix of classes and styles to such locations as wineries, outdoor parks, and even paddle boards (naturally, we love that last option!). Alternately, you can enjoy their classes—tailored for yogis of all ages—from the comfort of their studio located right in the middle of town.
Though they draw inspiration from very different traditions, dance and yoga are not worlds apart from each other. The Chelan Dance Centre offers a variety of classes for dancers—or those who just want to stretch, tone and play to the music—of all ages.
A dedicated center for the relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, Chelan Valley Spa specializes in carefully tailored skin care, from facials, body scrubs and wraps, bionic hydrotherapy, and many other modalities.
Heal Wellness Studio takes a different approach, combining massage therapy and tailored rejuvenation plans for body, spirit, and mind. You can dive even deeper with unique aroma, light and color therapies, guided meditation and the family of intuitive therapies: tarot cards, pendulums, runic stones and more!
While not a traditional spa, Wellness Garden is a unique “integrative medical clinic,” offering acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and an infrared sauna.
If you prefer to workout rather than be worked on, Chelan has options. Valley Fitness is a 24/7 gym stocked with a variety of cardio and strength-training equipment such as Precor, Nautilus, Matrix, and Cybex. If you’re only visiting Chelan for a few days, the gym offers day or weeklong passes as well!
Another option is Chelan Two Four Seven Fitness Club, a full-featured workout space including a juice bar—Yum!—daycare, Zumba, ladies’ classes, and even tanning.
In short, Chelan offers a broad range of options to address your spirit and inner core, as well as all the “outward-facing” options for watery fun we offer here at Chelan Parasail & Watersports!