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.
Fall Wellness Retreats 2021
Healing with Horses – Sept 27-30
Feeling dull and stuck in life? The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has a 4-day wellness retreat to help you connect your mind, heart and gut so that you can live life to your fullest potential. This Healing with Horses retreat allows you to get to know horses in a way you have never experienced them before. Guided by Cali Brown, Certified Equine Gestalt Coach and lifetime horsewomen brings her healing team of horses to one of the most beautiful, naturally healing places in the world. You do not need to know anything about horses to benefit from this retreat. All you need to do is show up with an open heart and trust. In between sessions there is time for resting, exploring hotel amenities and the stunning mounting setting. For more information about Healing with Horses retreat
Fascia & Movement Oct 8-10
At Canyon Ranch Lenox you can discover ways to pursue a body that’s free of pain, moves with ease, and responds well in daily activities. Start by improving your fascia – the sheet of tissue covering muscles and other internal parts – with the help of Canyon Ranch experts and special guest PJ O’Clair, Master Instructor for MERRITHEW™ and other movement disciplines. For more info
C’Tonique Week – Oct 15-22
The C’Tonique Week retreat (in French only) led by Jean-Yves Dionne from June 13 to 20 at Spa Eastman in Quebec is the perfect occasion to further your knowledge about this healthy and innovative cuisine. You’ll leave with a guide that includes menus and recipes to successfully continue learning at home. You can sign up here for the C’Tonique Week retreat: an educational and rejuvenating experience as well as a relaxing holiday.
Wayfinding: A Courage & Renewal Experience – Oct 21-24
Located in the heart of Quebec City, Le Monastère des Augustines has been cultivating care for more than 380 years. Wayfinding: A Courage & Renewal Experience is a guided English program based on the traditional ocean navigational practice of “wayfinding.” The retreat will offer insights and skills needed in moments of dynamic change and flux. Navigational knowledge is needed when facing a time of uncertainty and when we are in a time of any personal or professional transition, such as times of grief, a restless longing for change, a new challenging role, an approaching or recent retirement, health difficulties and the reality of aging, or the end of a relationship. In a Circle of Trust®, guests will be led to renew their capacity for greater courage in an inclusive, safe and disciplined space of ‘solitude in community’. For more details or to sign up for this retreat.
Grief & the Return to Wholeness – Oct 21-23
The experience of grief is a transformational process. You may come out on the other side as a different person – not less of a person, but a different person. In this three-day journey, the Canyon Ranch Lenox team will help you focus on how to restore yourself to wholeness through love, forgiveness and gratitude. Spiritual Wellness Providers Dan Marko and JoAnn Levitt are joined by experts from healing energy and outdoor sports to share beautiful insights. For more info
Full Moon Week – Oct 21-25
This four-night Full Moon Week at Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort, Adults-Only, All-inclusive offers sound healings, guided Meditation, a mud cleansing and relaxation experiencem, full moon, a sunset bike tour, a painting workshop, their Skin Care Master Class, a wine tasting class, a full moon beach party , a 10% discount in all menu of services and other all-inclusive offerings that are all part of this Full Moon Week. More on this Full Moon Week wellness retreat
Wellness Retreat at Strata – Oct 28 – 31
Heart Space Grief Retreat – Oct 29-Nov 1
Yoga, breathwork, and self-introspection. The Heart Space Grief Retreat is definitely an uplifting experience for everyone who wants to heal from their past. It opens your heart to new beginnings by allowing you to let go and move on. See your true beauty while appreciating nature too.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – Oct 17-21
This retreat is designed to be both energizing and restorative. The four-night program includes a deluxe room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a welcome cocktail reception, mindful meals where dietary requirements can be accommodated, daily morning and afternoon yoga classes, sessions on Sun Salutations and Mindful Breathwork & Meditation, a guided outing with a Fairmont Mountain Adventure Guide and more. For details and how to book, visit Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s website.
Iceland Fire & Ice – Nov 2-7
Ignite the fire inside you by going on an extraordinary adventure in Iceland. This retreat challenges you to step up and experience life to its fullest. On a diet? We got you covered, they have Paleo-based meals to fill you up without the guilt. It is indeed the vacation to get your heart pumping and calm you down at the same time. Visit Bee The Wellness website to find out more.
Fitness Week – Nov 15-22
Fitness Week at Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort, Adults-Only, All-inclusive includes 7 nights’ accommodation, a wide range of fitness activities such as CrossFit Training, a Boot Camp- Swim and Run), a bike tour, paddle yoga, spinning and pilates classes, 20% off all sport massages and more. More on this Fitness Week at Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort
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
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
Considering other dates for your Wellness Retreats?
Now, if none of the above dates or retreat topics resonate with you, and you prefer to plan your wellness retreats and wellness vacations around dates that are more in keeping with your own schedule and goals, check out the following, listed here in alphabetical order:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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