Wellness Retreats Guide 2021

Helping you find a wellness retreat that works best for you, welcome to our new Wellness Retreats Guide.

Travel to 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.

Summer Wellness Retreats 2021

Family Yoga Retreat – June 28-30

REO Rafting & Yoga Resort in Coquitlam, BC is offering a Family Yoga Retreat hosted by yoga instructors Tash Neely and Brittany Mills. The retreat includes partner, family, and adult yoga, as well as kids yoga and games, meals (including vegan options), a social hour Monday evening, beautiful hikes, and a private beach. Activities such as meditation, archery, whitewater rafting, a scenic float trip, lake kayaking or paddle boarding are also included.  More info on this Family Yoga Retreat

Stepping Into Silence Retreat – July 14–18, August 18–22

We’re surrounded by an incredible amount of external and internal noise every day—phones, television, news, social media, traffic, pollution, work stress, relationships, responsibilities, overthinking, dwelling on past regrets—keeping the monkey mind constantly spinning out of control. At the Art of Living Retreat Center, the Stepping Into Silence Retreat is carefully crafted to give you a relaxing, supportive, and transformative atmosphere for your inner journey. This powerful evidence-based program helps you create major shifts in your life and tap into a bigger version of yourself for more ease, resiliency, and happiness. It’s the ideal retreat for body, mind, and spirit. To book, visit  artoflivingretreatcenter.org or call 800.392.6870. The Art of Living Retreat Center is based on the principles of Ayurveda.

New You: Your Way Forward June 20-26 & July 18-24

Even as we look toward better times, you may emerge from the challenges of 2020 with questions and changed perspectives, wondering where you go from here. At the Life Enhancement Center® in Tucson, Arizona, you can reflect, recover, and set new goals with the help of Ranch experts and supportive group dynamics. Like many people, you may feel depressed, anxious, fatigued, confused, or helpless after a prolonged period of isolation and uncertainty. Discover how you can move forward, using what you’ve learned about yourself to take control and create new possibilities. Focus on what lies ahead: the path to a new you. You can book online via Canyon Ranch or through one of their reservation consultants at 1-888-239-5149.  We visited Canyon Ranch Tucson and here’s what we discovered.  

The Transformative Power of Stillness – June 24-26

The longest and most important relationship you have is the one with yourself. It’s the only relationship that takes you all the way to the finish line. In the Transformative Power of Stillness wellness retreat Doctors Rachel Barbanel-Fried and Sarah Sarkis share exactly how our mind, body and brain are interconnected and offer a window on the fascinatingly beautiful practice of stillness. This unique and deeply grounded approach to mind-body-brain connection gives you hope and inspires you to deepen your connection with yourself. You can book online  via Canyon Ranch or through one of their reservation consultants at 888-239-5149.

Traversing the Trail: Hiking the Appalachia – June 24-27 & Aug 26-29

Join the Canyon Ranch team for an exhilarating trek along the celebrated Appalachian Trail through the Berkshires. Expert Ranch guides lead daily hikes of 6 to 10 miles through this renowned natural area of Massachusetts. In this fantastic workout for mind and body, you’ll see spectacular streams, meadows, lakes and wildlife, and learn about the area’s fascinating history during this unique hiking retreat. More details on hike locations and levels of difficulty coming soon. In the meantime more info  

Semaine Signature Art de vivre Ayurvédique – July 2-9

This guided retreat, Semaine Signature Art de verve Ayurdvédique, offered by Quebec’s Spa Eastman Health & Wellness Retreat in French only. You can unplug from the virtual world and immerse yourself in a transformative seven-day retreat focused on wellness. You can discover the wisdom of Ayurveda and how this ancient art of living is key to creating whole-body balance. 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 one’s daily life. More info and how to book

Costa Rica Self Love Retreat – July 27-31

Designed by Imiloa Institute, the Costa Rica Self Love Retreat is a women’s only program created to allow participants to experience the power of community and connection when cultivating self-love and creating confidence in your life. Here are just a few things the retreat is designed to do: help you your passion, your purpose, your mission; help you turn your biggest pain into your greatest strength; help you accept your body at any size, shape, weight; help you figure out what you really want out of life… and how to go for it even when you’re afraid. Maximum group is just 16 women. Apply here 

Fall Wellness Retreats 2021

Holistic Yoga Flow Retreat – Sept. 3-6

There’s no better way to spend labor day weekend than by tapping into your inner self through a deep yoga practice. Embrace your whole being and manifest your heart’s desires while going with the flow. The Holistic Yoga Flow Retreat lets you align your mind and body to awaken your true potential. For those into it, the soulful live music is said to be pretty special. his is on of the most effective ways to ease your worries away – a vacation in its perfect sense.

Soul-to-Soul Retreat – Sept. 10-12

We’ve all been stuck in a stage of life completely unaware of what’s to come. One meaningful mindset shift can do so much to regain balance and rekindle our true purpose. Get ready to explore your life as a story and remove your self-imposed blockages. Even better, connect with people also wanting to do the same. More info on Soul-to-Soul Retreat. 

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 –  November 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.

Looking at 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 editor@traveltowellness.com 

As you begin to plan, check out this article: Planning your wellness retreat with intention.