Sweet Retreats: Healthy Getaways to Check Out Now

Sweet Retreats: Healthy Getaways to Check Out Now

We here at SpaFinder are big fans of spa retreats and wellness weekends, thanks in large part to their ability to instantly hit the reset button on our overall feeling of wellbeing. While there are endless options when it comes to traveling for health and wellness, we’ve rounded up just a few of the spa retreats and wellness weekends we personally have our eye on! We’re feeling better already!

Rancho Valencia’s Serenity & Sunshine Luxury Yoga Retreat

October 6-10, 2013

Join yoga instructor Katie Brauer and clinical nutritionist Emily Potter for 5 days and 4 nights that will leave you feeling brand new. SoCal’s premier luxury resort, Rancho Valencia invites guests to its third Serenity & Sunshine Luxury Yoga Retreat where you’ll enjoy:
  • Morning yoga
  • Oceanside hikes
  • Health and wellness lectures
  • Harmony Massage (1) at the spa
  • Individual nutritional consultation, yoga session, or personal training session(1)
  • Optional daily spin, yoga, Pilates, and TRX classes
  • Signature restorative juices and superfood smoothies
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, and two dinners
  • 4-nights/3-days luxury accommodations in a 950-square-foot casita

$2,999 single / $4,200 double

Waldorf Astoria Spa at El Conquistador Resort & Las Casitas Village’s Spa and Wellness Retreat

October 6-10, 2013

In partnership with Lisa Taylor of Twist-Life El Conquistador Resort & Las Casistas Village is offering a one-of-a kind luxury spa and wellness retreat. Led by Lisa Taylor this retreat aims to make guests feel transformed, inspired, and restored after 5 days and 4 nights on the island of Puerto Rico.

Included in your stay:

  • Accommodations for 5 days and 4 nights
  • Round-trip Ground Transfer from SJU Airport on the resort’s motorcoach
  • Daily Juice Breaks and Nutritionally Balanced Breakfast and Dinner (exclusive of alcohol)
  • Daily Guided Hike
  • Daily Guided Meditation
  • Twice Daily Yoga Sessions
  • Unlimited Access to Waldorf Astoria Spa Fitness Center, NIWA Facilities, & Relaxation Lounges
  • $200 per person/per stay Waldorf Astoria Spa Credit to be utilized during your stay
  • Superfood Cooking Demonstration with the Executive Chef
  • Educational Workshops & Seminars
  • Candlelight Labyrinth & Fire Ceremony
  • Offer is inclusive of all taxes, resort & service fees

Retreat Enhancements (can be reserved upon arrival):

  • Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve Pilgrimage
  • Paddleboard Yoga on our Private Palomino Island

Retreat dates:

  • Oct 6-10, 2013
  • March 2-6, 2014
  • June 8-12, 2014
  • October 5-9, 2014

Oct 6-10, 2013:
Double Occupancy Vistas: $3645.00
Double Occupancy Villa at Las Casitas Village: $3925.00
Single Occupancy Vistas: $3995.00
Single Occupancy Villa at Las Casitas Village: $4555.00

Sanctuary on Camelback’s Customized Satori Wellness Retreats

Satori Wellness Retreats are customized for individuals and groups and can booked through Sanctuary’s Fitness & Wellness Manager, Kara Thomas by calling 480.607.2336 or email kthomas@sanctuaryaz.com

Guests of Arizona’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa can enjoy a 4-day wellness journey in the form of the resort’s Satori Wellness Retreats. You’ll meet with a certified personal trainer who will introduce you to a unique and personalized health and fitness program that will last you long after you’ve gone back home. Perfect for people who like to plan out their vacations to suit their own needs – you can choose from a variety of fitness styles and activities such as private Pilates, yoga, body sculpt, dance fusion, private hiking and biking tours, tennis, and much more.

The base rate of $2,455 (per person) includes:

  • 3 nights, 4 days in a Mountain casita
  • One hour Agenda/Nutrition Consultation with Fitness Director Kara Thomas
  • One hour personal training session, automated weight management program.
  • Two 60-minute luxurious Spa treatments
  • Welcome gift, daily journal, transportation from and to airport
  • Take home recipes from award-winning Executive Chef Beau MacMillan
  • Access to open resort movement studio classes as well as access to the resort’s infinity swimming pools and lap pools.

The retreat can also be customized to include an entire Yoga retreat, Pilates retreat, Romance retreat for couples, or an Outdoor adventure retreat. Rates customized for each program. 

Red Mountain Resort Summer Camp Essential Retreat Package

Though Sept. 8, 2013

Utah’s Red Mountain Resort welcomes guests to enjoy its most popular retreat, the Red Mountain Essential, but with a little adult-summer camp spin! Guests will enjoy morning guided hikes, three healthy meals daily, unlimited fitness and outdoor pool classes, wellness activities, bike rentals, and more alongside other resort guests.

  • Deluxe Room; no minimum stay
  • Three healthy meals daily
  • Daily guided morning hikes
  • Unlimited fitness classes
  • Healthy life classes and events
  • Personal discovery activities
  • Eat Well, Feel Well cooking demonstrations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout resort
  • 42” flat-screen, high-definition televisions
  • Use of indoor and seasonal outdoor pools, bicycles, walking trails, strength and cardio studios, and other amenities

Plus, guests who book three nights or longer will receive a $50 per night resort credit to be used towards an outdoor adventure or spa treatment.

Rates start at $255 per person, per night based on double occupancy in deluxe rooms though Sept. 8, 2013.


The Art of Living Course at The Farm at San Benito

August 29 – September 2, 2013

It’s not too late to enjoy The Art of Living Courses at The Farm at San Benito. You’ll learn how to let go of stress, tension, and negative emotions using just your breath in a beyond beautiful setting.” From August 29 – September 2 guests can enjoy The Art of Silence Course which includes guided meditations and the practice of silence (consciously withdrawing our energy and attention from outer distractions).

Rates for the five day Art of Silence course (Aug 29 – Sept 2) start at Php 23,500++ inclusive of accommodation, meals, wellness activities, and course fee.

Rancho La Puerta’s Juice Cleanse Weeks

August 10-17 and August 17-24, 2013

Dying to try a juice cleanse? Then you must check out Rancho La Puerta’s August Juice Cleanse Weeks! During these two weeks the resort offers a no-charge option of trying a simple, pleasant, cleansing diet of fresh juices, broths, and simple raw salads—undertaken for a few days under the guidance of the on-site nutritionist while enjoying the traditional Rancho La Puerta experience we’ve all come to know and love.

As a bonus they’re including one complimentary cleansing seaweed or herbal wrap plus one exfoliating dry brush massage or loofa scrub and a private half-hour consultation when you choose to try “the cleanse.”

  • Fresh fruit and vegetable juices will be provided throughout the fasting days. The day begins with warm purified water and fresh lemon juice with an optional dash of cayenne provided for you in your room.
  • ‘Breakfast’ consists of a warm vegetable potassium broth served from 7 – 8 AM.
  • Fresh juices will be available in the Gazebo from 10 – 11 AM, 1 – 2 PM and 4 -5 PM.
  • You will join other participants for a raw salad bar for dinner.
  • Should you need food at any time during your cleanse, please know that it will be readily available for you.
  • Each participant will receive a ‘Cleanse Support Box’ with gentle diuretic and laxative herbs teas, and other supplements that will help your body rapidly remove toxins.

For more information contact Yvonne Nienstadt, Nutrition Director. ynienstadt@rancholapuerta.com or call 011 52 665 654 9155 Extension 629

Mii amo’s Yoga for Foodies

August 11 – 18, 2013

Talk about a “Sweet Retreat,” Mii amo offers a Yoga For Foodies Retreat led by David Romanelli which is aimed at turning you into a Momenteer – someone who is in the present moment and desires the experience of life through their senses. Think flowing vinyasa-style yoga mixed with story-telling, music, and post-yoga wine and chocolate tasting! Sign us up!

Open to Mii amo guests, advanced sign up is required.

Learn more about this retreat from our own Momenteer experience with a mini-course right here in NYC.