California, U.S—A resort in California is offering a retreat from coronavirus self isolation, with yoga, meditation, wellbeing activities, and more.

If you’re bored of being stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, you can always book a holiday to Southern California, where a resort is offering a luxurious retreat to get away from the coronavirus situation—although you should also be warned that California has one of the highest rate of COVID-19 anywhere in the world, with more than 10,000 deaths, so I’m not sure how smart a decision this would be.

There’s a total lack of respect for the pandemic at this wealthy resort in California

The retreat, called “Harbor”, is at a villa in Southern California. It costs from $6,00 to $12,000.  It’s a two-month luxury retreat for people who want to “weather the storm” of the pandemic in a beautiful place where they can practice breathwork, yoga, meditation and more. There are even “pool parties”, which makes me wonder just how far this place is going in completely ignoring the president’s guidelines for COVID-19.

The website seems to be taking all sorts of liberties with its wording. Saying, “Social distancing is great for flattening the curve, but is not the only option to stay safe (and keep others safe) during the time of crisis.”

I am wondering whether the resort actually has any sort of basis on which to make this claim that it is an “option to stay safe”. I reached out to the resort but they did not immediately respond.

Taking their ignorance of the coronavirus even further, the website says that visitors can “meet, mingle, and collaborate with some of the brightest, forward-thinking individuals – no facemask required.” So basically the opposite of self-isolation then…?

The one (and perhaps only) thing the retreat seems to be doing to make itself somewhat safe is that they are demanding symptomatic attendees to get tested before they come. The fact that those visitors should have to be symptomatic to get tested flies in the face of what we know about the virus. Researchers are currently discovering that the number of asymptomatic people with coronavirus is far higher than they once thought, according to CNN Health.

The retreat does include on-boarding health checks, regular symptom checking, isolation inside the retreat itself, and testing when it is publicly available.

So, I guess if you’re rich, don’t care about the risk of getting the virus, and bored of self-isolating, go nuts!


Written by Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

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