OHI Austin: Where Getting Healthy is a Beautiful Experience

“Everything’s bigger in Texas,” except the cozy, comforting and inviting spaces at the Optimum Health Institute (OHI) Austin . Nestled in the Lost Pines of Texas, this sanctuary of healing and harmony serves up southern hospitality, along with a proven recipe to detoxify the body, quiet the mind and rejuvenate the spirit.

Whether you’ve visited OHI Austin many times, or you’re an OHI San Diego guest who’d like to try the same great program with a slight Texas twang and fields of bluebonnets, the 14-acre mission in Bastrop County makes getting healthy a beautiful thing.

Cowboy boots for both the OHI team and guests are popular, but not required. Friday is unofficial “OHI T-shirt Day,” with many sporting their favorite finds from the OHI Store. On Mother’s Day, the OHI team distributes – you guessed it! – the yellow rose of Texas.

All the guests stay in the comfortably refurbished main building that looks out onto the sparkling pool, hot tub and glorious flower gardens. Trails through the woods encourage walking meditations, deep introspection and instant de-stressing surrounded by the beauty of nature. “Rodney the roadrunner” is a beloved visitor, while the trees and flowering shrubs echo with the songs of cardinals, jays, mockingbirds, meadowlarks, sparrows, thrushes and so many others. The occasional raccoon, fox or armadillo occasionally wanders through the grounds.

The smaller weekly number of guests encourages quick friendships as people easily discover many similarities. Frequently, guests will push two dining tables together to enjoy meals as a group and continue the enlightening discussions sparked by the latest class. Many gather to enjoy breath-taking sunsets. Some of the newly-formed friendships become such a treasured part of guests’ lives that they coordinate future visits to OHI Austin for spirited “reunions.” Occasionally they’ll even decide to extend their stays a week or two to continue to share their journey to optimum health together.

A smaller facility doesn’t mean scrimping on any of the expected OHI healing lifestyle benefits. All the guest rooms are now equipped with Wi-Fi, for the occasional check-in with home or work. The accommodations, many queen or king units, are decorated in warm, harmonious colors to sooth your body, mind and spirit. Guests reap the health benefits of the purest alkaline reverse osmosis water. The kitchen proudly creates the new 21-day menu that features a different delicious and satisfying lunch and dinner for every day of the three-week program.

Soak up the raw beauty of the American west while you also detoxify your body and quiet your mind at the OHI mission in Austin, Texas. Come help us celebrate 40 Years of Holistic Healing. Our caring teams at OHI Austin and OHI San Diego will give you the tools, encouragement. and inspiration you desire to help you on your journey to optimum health. Visit our website at, and call us at (800) 993-4325 to make your reservation.

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