Get Away with a Wellness Retreat

By Lindsey Johnson

Cal-a-vie Health Spa – Vista, CA

Experience one of Cal-a-vie’s award-winning wellness programs for a 3, 4 or 7-day stay. Programs include wellness assessments, spa services such as massage, seaweed wraps, reflexology and facials,. nutrition lectures, unlimited fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and more. Prices run from $5,050-$10,950 and also include three daily meals and roundtrip transportation from San Diego International Airport. Reservations require a $2,000 deposit per person.

The Key to Longevity Wellness Retreat at the WELL at Mayflower Inn – Washington, CT

Hosted by Dr. Frank Lipman, a pioneer int he field of functional and integrative medicine, this 3-day retreat includes meditation, meeting with a health coach, spa treatments, healthy locally sourced meals and lectures led by Dr. Lipman on health and longevity.

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in sunny Southern California offers a variety of different wellness retreats to help you make the most of your wellness journey. Retreat topics include Nutrition and Detox, Movement and Fitness, Attitude and Perspective, Stress and Balance, Sleep and Respite and Relationships and Connection. Regardless of your interest, there is a retreat available to meet your needs. All retreats include three healthy daily meals and unlimited fitness classes and access to spa services. Retreats start at $1,500/night with a 3-night minimum.

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Retreat and Renewal – Stockbridge, MA

This beautiful sanctuary in Massachusetts is available for daily and overnight stays as well as hosting a variety of retreats and events throughout the year. Events include programs for restoration, improving relationships, yoga, inner quests, writing, loving-kindness, overcoming trauma, silent retreats and more. If you want to just escape for a few days, you can enjoy 100 acres of hiking trails, daily classes such as yoga, cooking and dance, kayaking and three natural daily meals. Self-directed stays run about $95/night plus accommodations ($195-$345/night). Most on-campus programs are 3 days long and cost approximately $300-$400 plus accommodations.

Women’s SUP and Self-Love Retreat – Key Largo. FL

Women who love standup paddle boarding and want to spend time improving their skills may love this 6-night stay in Key Largo. In addition to paddle boarding, these retreats include meditation, yoga. astrology, vegetarian meals and an opportunity to enjoy the abundant wildlife and stunning views of the Florida Keys. Retreats happen approximately once per year. The next retreat is scheduled for September 24-30, 2022 and costs range from $2,800-$3,400 per person.

Intentional Living Yoga Retreat – Sedona, AZ – *LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER*

This retreat focuses on disconnecting from our roles in daily life and focusing on living with intention. Through the practice of yoga, participants find healing and ways to connect with themselves and each other. Retreats include various types of yoga, workshops focused on building awareness and creating positive action for the future, and the opportunity to receive healing services from providers of all walks of life (massages, tarot cards, etc.) if you choose to go deeper. Retreat includes daily vegetarian meals served family-style to encourage connection among retreat participants. This retreat is run by local yoga instructor Kori Brooks and her business partner Megan Bennett-Welch of Vernal, UT. The next retreat is scheduled for April 28-May 1, 2022. Prices range from $1,295-$2,795.

Ayurveda Health Retreat – Alachua, FL *LOCAL BUSINESS*

Love the idea of a wellness retreat but want to stay local? Ayurveda Health Retreat in Alachua offers packages that will let you escape for one day or several. The basic Wellness Retreat includes three vegetarian meals and lodging along with the opportunity to add a la carte services such as traditional spa treatments like massage and facials as well as alternative services such as astrology readings, psycho-spiritual readings and angel readings. They also offer both the Traditional and Royal Spa Panchakarma Retreats, which include massage, aromatherapy. nasal therapy and warm oil drips. All retreats offer daily yoga, meditation and breath work sessions. Prices range from $225-$650/day plus the cost of any additional services.



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