Wellness Vacations & Retreats

A Wellness Vacation or Wellness Retreat is planned with intention to promote, maintain or kick-start a wellness lifestyle and increase one's sense of well-being.

Here's a handful of wellness retreats and wellness vacation destinations on our radar for 2017:


the homestead tofino, BC, british columbia, vancouver island, wellness travel

Situated on the rocky Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., The Homestead Tofino is an all-inclusive fitness and wellness retreat offering Sunday to Sunday programs, April to October. One of Canada’s most popular destinations for nature lovers, the district of Tofino is home to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with its forested mountains, endless hiking and cycling trails and sandy beaches, and where one can see flocks of shorebirds, seals and even humpback, gray and killer whales. Homestead retreats offer quests the opportunity to reconnect with nature through activities such as beach yoga, cycling, hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and even team paddling in an authentic dugout canoe. A health care team can assist with a variety of wellness and mindfulness goals and objectives.


Retreats Unlimited

1Team Fitness in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida is a non-traditional fitness and wellness retreat encompassing multiple facets of fitness, luxury and relaxation, revolving around results plus fun. Kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, TRX, Pilates, yoga, hiking are a few of the certified personal trainer-led activities and classes that guests participate in while enjoying four-star resort accommodations, healthy gourmet meals and optional spa treatments. Fitness evaluations, nutritional guidance plus customized take-home fitness programs are also part of the offerings.  One of the things that makes 1Team Fitness different from most retreats, is that the company has booking availability 365 days a year with no minimum or maximum occupancy or stay period.

New Life Hiking spa

Celebrating its 40th season this year, New Life Hiking Spa is open each spring through fall in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont.  All-inclusive packages offer a private room in a country inn, three healthy meals a day, guided hikes (three levels offered each day), one massage for each three night stay, fitness classes, yoga, evening activities and cooking demos.  Dates for 2017 - New Life’s 40th season - are May 11 - Oct 2


pritikin longevity center spa miami

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Miami has been offering medically supervised, all-inclusive, structured and scientifically-proven health and wellness programs since 1975. Customized year-round programs and retreats - of anywhere from one to two weeks or longer - include luxury accommodations, healthy meals, lectures from physicians,   private physician consultations and cooking classes. The upcoming Cooking Like a Pro program - September 10 - 24th -  includes Pritikin’s core program plus additional hands-on cooking classes. Three-night Taste of Pritikin long weekend retreats are also available periodically throughout the year. Pritikin has hosted over 100,000 guests, and publications such as New England Journal of Medicine have praised it for its life changing programs.


le monestere de augustine, traveling mom retreat

Traveling Mom, the definitive network for family travel, is hosting a Photo Tour and Yoga Retreat - October 13 to 15 -  at the history Le Monastère des Augustines in the heart of Quebec City. The two-night retreat includes accommodation, meals, daily yoga sessions plus workshops and city photo tours led by Rick Gerrity, a New York-based professional photographer for the last 30 years. Immersed in a history of healing that dates back to the 1600s, Le Monastère des Augustines is one of Canada’s newest wellness-focused hotels. 


wellness retreat ayurveda, art of living center

The Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina is offering a Discover Ayurveda for a Healthier Life retreat, November 10 - 12.  The program includes interactive sessions to learn more about Ayurveda and how it could apply to your lifestyle, yoga sessions, guided meditation and an Ayurvedic treatment

The ancient lifestyle science of Ayurveda has helped people for thousands of years to maintain high levels of energy and balance, and to correct any imbalances as they occur in the system. The program reviews rejuvenation secrets from th sister science of yoga, as well as practical steps to higher energy, better health and deeper rest.


Biggest Looser Resort

The Biggest Loser Resort, with retreats located in California, Florida and New York, is one of the most well-known weight loss resort brands. Open year-round, the resorts are perfect for fostering rejuvenation and motivation. The immersion program has been designed to help guests kick start their weight loss journeys, boost confidence and teach the skills needed to lead a healthier lifestyle. The all-inclusive seven-night programs include luxury accommodation, freshly prepared meals and snacks, fun fitness sessions, informative nutritional workshops and life coaching. Guests work with staff specialists plus have the opportunity to bond with fellow guests who often have similar challenges and mindsets. The camaraderie and energy generated by the like-minded group pushes everyone to work harder.


Spa Eastman

One of Canada’s first and premiere wellness retreats, Spa Eastman (just an hour’s drive from Montreal, Quebe) offers a year-round, all-inclusive Health Immersion Package. Addressing various objectives such as weight-loss, stress management, renewal and body detox, the 7 or 14-night program, includes accommodation, a full meal plan based on the signature Tonic Cuisine, consultations with wellness professionals, guided fitness sessions and healthy-living workshops.  



Words of Wellness

  • Whole Food, Fitness, Nature, Spa, Hot Springs, Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga, Sleep, Community, Transformative, Retreat, Detox, Active Families, Eco Tourism, Voluntourism, Massage, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Love, Mindfulness, Reboot, Water, Healing, Forest Bathing, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Walking, Stretch, Peace & Quiet, Hugs, Holistic, In the Moment, Rest & Relaxation, Stress Management...

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