Helping you find a wellness retreat that works best for you, welcome to our new Wellness Retreats Guide.
According to the Wellness Tourism Association, in today’s world, the term Wellness Retreat has two definitions:
#1 A Wellness Retreat is a guided, intention-driven, multi-day program with a set or semi-set schedule, and hosted by one or more facilitators. The program may include learning and lifestyle workshops such as meditation and healthy eating, as well as fitness activities such as yoga, nature walks and hiking.
#2 A Wellness Retreat is a smaller facility with accommodations and hospitality services, and where the primary purpose is to provide programs and experience for the Wellness Traveler. The facility may have fewer wellness activities, services and facilities than a Wellness Resort.
With this new Travel to Wellness Retreats Guide, we are embracing definition #1: “A guided, intention-driven, multi-day program with a set or semi-set schedule, and hosted by one or more facilitators.”
The following is a list of Wellness Retreats, with descriptions, dates and a link to more info and/or how to book. Hoping you find the perfect fit! Here’s a list of questions and considerations to help you do just that.
Wellness Retreats 2021
Pre-Christmas Wellness Holiday Week – Dec 2-6
Are you ready to wrap up the year working on achieving a perfect balance of body, mind and soul? This five-night Pre-Christmas Wellness Holiday Week at Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort, Adults-Only, All-inclusive could be the gift you give yourself. The week includes a range of both relaxing and active wellness experiences, tea ceremonies, various spa-related masterclasses, a 10% discount on spa treatments and service, a wine tasting, a cooking class and more. Read more about this Pre-Christmas Wellness Holiday Week here
Exploring Peru – Dec 21-27 (also April 23-29, May 7-13, May 21-27, Aug 6-12, Sept 17-23, Oct 1-7, 2022)
Whether hiking through the Inca Trail’s misty cloud forests or biking along paths sculpted over centuries, the real Peru reveals herself best on two feet and two wheels. By day, find inner healing through traditional Andean ceremonies before exploring the ruins of the Sacred Valley. Come sunset, sip pisco sours in an ancient Incan palace and see for yourself why the best time to witness Machu Picchu is long after the tourists have left. Here’s more information on this bucket list excursion from Butterfield & Robinson
Wellness Retreats 2022
Ayurveda Signature Week – Feb 20-27
At Spa Eastman you can unplug from the virtual world and immerse yourself in this seven-day Ayurveda Signature Week retreat (in French only) focused on wellness. Discover the wisdom of Ayurveda and how this art of living is key to creating balance between your heart, body and spirit. Over an entire week, you will be immersed in the holistic experience of Ayurveda and discover thousand-year-old practices and how they apply to our daily lives. More on this Spa Eastman wellness retreat
Machu Picchu – March 27 – April 6
Looking for a fitness-focused adventure? How about Machu Picchu, Peru? Bee the Wellness offers you an opportunity to get grounded and connect with the traditions, the land, and the people of Peru with daily excursions, a deep dive into the cultural landscape. More info on this Bee the Wellness Peru excursion
Wellness Retreat Carlisle Bay – May 6 – 9
Carlise Bay in Antigua is offering a three-night all-inclusive Wellness Retreat. This journey will include daily mindful meditation sessions to give you tools to navigate challenging times, as well as including daily mindful movement practices, including yoga and qigong to strengthen, release and relax the nervous system and promote health and vitality through breath and movement, to clear the effects of stress and tension from the physical body. Other activities will including reef snorkelling at Cades Bay, guided rainforest hike to Signal Hill and a local cooking demonstration. For more info you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org Call them +1 268 484 0029 or check out their web sitet Carlisle Bay
Bee – Fest Zion May 18 – 22
Bee the Wellness
Wyoming-based Bee the Wellness offers winter, spring, summer and fall excursions to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Retreats allow you to unplug from your busy daily life and recalibrate the mind and body through an immersive, four-day adventure retreat. The retreat is suitable for solo travelers, couples or small groups. More info from Bee the Wellness
Canyon Ranch Lenox, Massachusetts
Canyon Ranch Lenox has the perfect program for all your concerns may it be weightloss, personal discovery, soul reconnection or simply finding your true joy. The retreat is available whenever you are. You can book packages for 3, 5 or 7 nights all-inclusive of up to 10 curated services fit for your needs. More info on Canyon Ranch Lenox.
Canyon Ranch Tucson, Arizona
Canyon Ranch Tucson, AZ promises an overall well-being of mind, body and spirit. They know exactly how to make a lasting impact on both spiritual and physical health. They offer a range of more than 35 different daily activities. You’ll also have access to expert guidance when it comes to your fitness and nutrition. This retreat adjusts to your schedule and events too. More information on Canyon Ranch Tucson.
Canyon Ranch Woodside, California
Canyon Ranch Woodside offers a line-up of programs available on different dates suited for different types of people. Enjoy a range of activities that allow you to disconnect from stress and harness your mind and body connection all in the comfort of California’s haven. More information on Canyon Ranch Woodside
Grail Springs, Ontario
Grail Springs offers comprehensive wellness retreat packages tailored to individual needs. For instance, you can heal body and mind through healthy vegetarian meals, spa therapies and the beauty of nature. Programs can last up to 21 days to help restore balance and allow a reconnection with self. Contact Grail Springs for more information.
Pritikin Health Resort, Miami
With ”medically-based” one singular point of distinction, Pritikin’s one-week and longer all-inclusive programs, can be the perfect and sometimes much needed wellness retreat for those with weight related, heart disease, Diabetes 2 and high blood pressure issues- but there are also many who go for prevention and to make a lifestyle change for the better. More on Pritikin Health Resort. Here’s our first hand look at Pritikin.
Red Mountain Resort, Utah
This retreat has everything to offer especially for the adventurous type. Enjoy a plethora of activities from hikes, and zoo trips to your own personalized adventure. Kickstart your fitness goals or just chill out in a beautiful resort. Customize your retreat and choose the date that fits your schedule. More information on Red Mountain Resort wellness retreat packages.
Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, Hawaii
This retreat is for adults only and is located in the secluded Hawaiian island of Lanai. Start with a wellness consultation and get your treatment of choice right after. Immerse yourself in a fully personalized wellness experience aimed at soothing mind & body with the hep of with Dr. David Agus and other health experts. Click here to learn the Sensei way to a wellness retreat.
Skyterra Wellness, North Carolina
With a wide variety of health-promoting and personal enrichment activities, Skyterra aims to make a difference in people’s lives by demonstrating healthy, enjoyable and sustainable lifestyle changes. Retreats are customizable to everything you like from self-care, fitness and even your own adventure. If you want to know more, visit the Skyterra Wellness website.
The Ranch Malibu, California
This retreat offers Immersive, results-oriented programs based on the principles of endurance, nutrition and wellness. Enjoy a luxurious week in nature while rejuvenating your mind and body all at the same time. The Ranch has a multitude of wellness packages to choose from that can go for as long as 9 days. Plan your adventure on your preferred dates through their website.
Toffino Hummingbird Cottage, British Columbia
This retreat is perfect for people who loves smelling the fresh ocean air and hearing tide rhythms. It is created to help peopl fully relax, renew and possibly awaken their inner gifts. They offer yoga, massage and meditation upon request. More info on Toffino Hummingbird Cottage.
Vivir by V, Spain
Vivir by V in Spain offers 2, 3 and 6 night all-inclusive programs with organic vegetarian and / or pescatarian gourmet meals, daily guided hikes, fitness and toning sessions, daily yoga and meditation, daily massage and roundtrip airport transfers from Jerez de la Frontera. More info on Vivir by V wellness retreat programs
We’ll add more options for wellness retreats as they come to our attention. Check with us any time you are looking for wellness retreats. And, if you have a particular wellness retreat you want to bring to our attention for possible inclusion just email us at email@example.com
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As you begin to plan, check out this article: Planning your wellness retreats with intention.