Affordable Wellness Retreats That Won't Break the Bank
Strength and Serenity Pilates and Yoga Retreat
The Strength and Serenity Pilates Yoga Retreat will take place at The Brampton, a large private house in Upstate New York. Sounds luxurious, aka expensive, right? For less than $800, you'll have access to Pilates and yoga classes, as well as boating, hiking, and swimming in Lake George. Each night, you'll wind down at a bonfire with wine and s'mores. This all-inclusive package includes accommodations, workout classes, meals, and transportation to and from NYC.
When: June 8–11
Where: Warrensburg, New York
How much $795
Leavenworth Yoga and Nature Retreat
New and seasoned yogis will want to snatch up this weekend Leavenworth Yoga and Nature Retreat at the Sleeping Lady Resort in the Cascade Mountains. Purchase a package and get all your meals included as well as yoga and meditation sessions and guided hikes. Participants also get access to the resort's spa and pool—score. And listen up foodies, the second night includes a seven-course dinner at nearby Mana restaurant, which uses organic, mostly local ingredients. (Another option for those fit girls on a budget: a staycation wellness retreat at home. Here's how to plan your own luxurious weekend.)
When: May 5–7
Where: Leavenworth, Washington
How much: $795
Mr. & Mrs. Smith x Yoga for Bad People Retreat
Yoga for Bad People, a company that puts a playful spin on yoga with upbeat music and vacation-envy retreats, is holding a totally attainable Mr. & Mrs. Smith x Yoga for Bad People retreat at Scribner's Catskill Lodge in New York's low-key Catskills Mountains region. The mindset for the weekend adventure is much like you'd expect with any class or trip offered by YFBP. Think: Cocktails instead of juice cleanses and yoga flows to the sound of Outkast and Led Zeppelin.
When: June 2–June 4
Where: Hunter, New York
How much: $660
3-Day Back to Nature Women's Retreat
The 3-Day Back to Nature Women's Retreat has a "glamping" theme, but cabins are available if you're not the tepee type (be sure to pack smart regardless). You'll have two chances to join this retreat on the West Coast, both in mid-July. Standard accommodations for double-occupancy in a tepee or cabin will cost you less than $500—no matter how you slice it, this is a bargain when it comes to wellness retreats! Plus, that includes meals, yoga sessions, and workshops. This "Great Outdoors" retreat is perfect for city-dwellers who need a restorative dose of nature.
When: July 14–16 and July 16–18
Where: Marcola, Oregon
How much: $418
Mother and Daughter Retreat
Who better to spend time decompressing with than your mom? The Mother and Daughter Retreat at the Rowland House, part of a collection of inns in Upstate New York, takes place the weekend before Mother's Day, so you'll get a jump start on some much-needed bonding time. Book as a pair for the best prices, which include accommodations, meals, a painting class, fireside chats, and a wine and cheese hour, because, duh. (P.S. Stepping outside your comfort zone—and zip code—could end up being the thing you need to get out of a fitness rut.)
When: May 5–7
Where: Aurora, New York
How much: $600
Summer Solistice Yoga Retreat with Hiking and Wine Tasting
Oenophiles (aka wine-os) take note: There's no better backdrop for a wellness retreat than Sonoma wine country. Consider it your backyard for the weekend when you register for the Body Flows Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat with Hiking and Wine Tasting. Not only will you get to unwind with yoga and hikes, you'll get to taste local wines. The retreat takes place during the summer solstice, which is considered a powerful time for self-reflection and new beginnings. You can expect to experience yoga classes, meals, two wine tastings, and accommodations at Mayacamas Ranch, a hilltop resort in northern California.
When: June 23–25
Where: Calistoga, California
How much: $645
The Joy, Ease, and Delight of Being Spring Meditation & Yoga Retreat
The Joy, Ease, and Delight of Being Spring Meditation & Yoga Retreat in Maine is a "silent retreat," which means the focus is more on inner solitude and peace, rather than, say, meeting your neighbors or socializing with your retreat-mates. Taking the time to remain silent isn't a luxury most people have in daily life, and is meant to promote self-inquiry during the retreat, which also includes yoga and meditation sessions. If Maine doesn't interest you, Rolling Meadows, the hosting company, has other gorgeous retreat locations, such as tropical Costa Rica and stunning Tuscany. (If you're looking to splurge on your next trip, check out these once-in-a-lifetime fitness retreats for women.)
When: May 4–7
Where: Belfast, Maine
How much: $650
Zen Den Yoga & Wellness Retreat
Zen Den Yoga School in sunny Florida offers retreat packages starting at just $600 per person. You can expect fresh smoothies at breakfast, healthy lunches, massage and acupuncture sessions, and, of course, yoga classes on your trip. You have the option to spring for extras like additional classes, longer massages (yes!), and even a round of golf. You'll also enjoy a free bike rental so you can explore the surrounding area and head to nearby beaches during your free time.
Where: East Boca Raton, Florida
How much: $600+