Cool Weather Wellness: Fall Fitness & Wellness Retreats
If your summer was filled with some over-indulgence and a few too many cocktails al fresco, a wellness retreat this fall may be in the cards for you to get back on track! We’ve rounded up a few of the wellness retreats that we think are perfect for keeping your mind, body, and soul well.
The Mustique Spa Retreat by ila – February 9-15, 2015
The perfect way to “pretox” before holiday dinner parties begin, the ila at The Cotton House blends all the beauty of Mustique, a private island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with six days of mind-body-soul nourishment. Denise Leicester, founder of ila-spa, helped to create this exclusive retreat that will draw upon the elements to help you to energize, ground, and uplift yourself. Guests will partake in Kriya and Hatha yoga sessions, Nordic Walking, morning Pranayama, sound healing, meditation, evening bathing rituals, and more. In addition, they will enjoy a menu of organic vegan and raw foods prepared by a private chef. Guests can stay in a luxury ocean-view suite at The Cotton House or choose from the beautiful villas on the island (which include full-staff and a vehicle). There are only 16 spots in this intimate retreat experience which includes individual wellness consultations, daily scheduled spa and wellness activities and treatments, yoga and meditation, and the rejuvenating cuisine, so act fast if you’re interested! Prices start at £3,000 per person (about $4,787 USD). Learn more here.
Detox Week at Casa Palopó, Guatemala – October 12-19
For those last-minute travelers, Casa Palopó’s Detox Week is the perfect way to escape to a beautiful location to focus on your wellbeing. The seven-bedroom boutique hotel is offering this week-long program which will include spa treatments, daily yoga, a variety of fun fitness classes, healthy cooking demos, and professional health seminars. As well, guests will experience breathtaking volcanic views of Lake Atitlán and enjoy off-site activities including hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding. For more information, email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A Sacred Way Of Life In A Secular World: Living A Soulful Life” Weekend Retreat – November 14-16
The Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford, Connecticut, will be hosting Thomas Moore, author of the best-selling book Care of the Soul, for a weekend retreat which will focus on ways to live from the soul every day in order to add more depth to our lives. The guests will be shown how everything can become sacred, from nature and art to family and community to promote self-healing and growth. Tuition is $250 plus meals and accommodations.
Yoga & Wellness Retreat at Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon – October 24 -26
Inspired by the Spafinder Wellness 365™ Trends Report, Tamaya Mist Spa Director Stephanie Martinez helped to create the spa’s first Yoga and Wellness Retreat to address spa-goers’ desire for “relief from the stress of an over-scheduled, constantly-wired life.” The retreat is about going deeper than skin-deep, to help guests not only look better but to feel better as well. The package includes a two night stay, welcome reception, breakfast each day, two yoga classes, one Qigong class, an 80-minute signature spa treatment, healthy cooking demo, walking meditative journey, and guided reflective journaling. Prices start at $499 per person, per night.
Clearing Your Karma with Sanjeev Verma at Mii amo – November 9-13
Mii amo’s all-inclusive retreats are open to all guests with advance sign-up as part of the destination spa’s programming and one we’re interested in is Clearing Your Karma with Sanjeev Verma. Sanjeev will help guests improve and transform their karma to leave them feeling lighter and happier. Guests will learn the techniques of ancient Indian breathing, learn to clear their chakras, yogic sleep, and more!
FIT & PHAB Celebrity Wellness Weekend at Riviera Palm Springs – November 14-16
Along with Celebrity Trainer, Craig Ramsay, Riveria Palm Springs is hosting a star-studded health, fitness, and inner peace weekend retreat. From nutritional education, meditation, boot camp and stretching classes, to celebrity makeup tips and tricks from Hollywood Stylist Brandon Liberati the retreat covers all aspects of living well. Kicking off Friday with a low-calorie cocktail mixer from LIVE Magazine, the retreat weekend starts at $799, based on double occupancy and $100 a person for non-hotel guests and locals who want to attend classes! Learn more here.
Divine Feminine Retreat at Red Mountain Resort – October 29 – November 2
Guests of Red Mountain’s Divine Feminine Retreat will learn to cleanse and attune to their spiritual self, to tap into vulnerabilities, and to increase their intuition. The five day, four night retreat includes daily hikes, complimentary bike rentals, three healthy meals a day, unlimited fitness classes, and a private Meet the Mustangs activity and group fire ceremony. Open to 25 women, prices start at $430 per person, per night plus taxes and service fees. Learn more here.