Luxe Wellness Retreats You'll Want to Sign Up for Stat
SHAPE Escape at Miraval Resort Spa in Arizona
Where: Tucson, Arizona
When: Oct 31– Nov 3rd, 2019
The deets: Shape has once again teamed up with Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa for a four-day wellness getaway. Join us at the luxury resort for Shape editor–led workshops, personal development sessions with Adam Rosante, workout classes with celeb trainer and coach Jen Widerstrom, and karaoke yoga with Jennifer Pastiloff. Included in the fee: unlimited photography classes, fitness classes, hiking, mountain biking, challenge course adventures, and healthy meals (plus lots of swag).
Sign up: Call 877.608.6647
Sky Ting Yoga Morocco Yoga & Sound Retreat
Where: Marrakech, Morocco
When: April 20–27, 2019
The deets: Sky Ting Yoga studios are exclusive to NYC, but they also offer occasional wellness retreats around the world. The upcoming Morocco yoga and sound retreat will include yoga, pranayama, meditation, sound baths, cooking classes at an organic farm, and a Turkish bath experience. You can spend the rest of your time doing optional activities like shopping in Medina or riding a camel, or just lounge poolside.
Sign up: Sky Ting Yoga
Collective Retreats: Collective Renewal
Where: Wimberley, Texas
When: January 25 – 27, 2019
The deets: Experiential travel company Collective Retreats teamed up with fan-favorite workout wear brand Outdoor Voices for their first winter-season trip dubbed Collective Renewal in Hill Country, Texas. The three-day meditation and yoga retreat will include activities such as a crystal bowl south bath, reflection workshops, journaling time, and vinyasa yoga practices. You'll fill your belly with farm-to-table meals and open your heart to a world of possibilities all in a weekend's time. (Related: I Took a Sound Bath And It Changed the Way I Meditate)
Sign-up: Collective Renewal Retreat
Body+Soul at Le Barth Yoga & Wellness Retreat
Where: St. Barthélemy
When: June 8-15, 2019
The deets: If beachfront yoga, scenic hikes to secret coves, and daily massages are your idea of a relax-cation look no farther than Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa’s 'Body+Soul' wellness retreat in the stunning French West Indies. The week-long retreat offers several fitness classes, wellness workshops, and healthy eats all with an endless supply of ocean views. Pro tip: Start your trip feeling like a boss babe by snagging a seat on a private charter plane like Tradewind Aviation, which offers frequent shuttle flights to St. Barths from San Juan with complimentary checked baggage and on-board snacks and drinks.
Good news: If you can't make it this time around, the resort will be hosting the retreat annually with new, rotating instructors and experts each summer.
Sign-up: Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa
Wellness Weekend at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
Where: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
When: November 1-4
Deets: The inaugural Wellness Weekend, at the five-star Grand Luxxe at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, is kicking off on style and hitting the ground running: Activities will include everything from healthy cooking classes to nutritional workshops with fitness classes ranging from sunrise and aerial yoga to stand-up paddle boarding and functional training camps or spin. Guided meditations, exclusive spa experiences, and curated healthy food round-up what you'd expect from a luxury, wellness getaway.
With plans to potentially continue the program on a yearly rotation, this debut weekend is still going to be tough to beat—world-renowned leader in integrative medicine Deepak Chopra is set to speak at one of the events, which basically means your chances of leaving 1,000x more enlightened than when you arrived are pretty much guaranteed.
Sign up: Vidanta Wellness Retreat
Meadowood Wine and Wellness Retreat
Where: Napa Valley, California
When: Available throughout the year
The deets: Oenophiles (wine lovers!) will flip for this wellness retreat. Both the three- and five-night programs include a nutritional consultation, spa treatments, fitness classes, and wine tastings. Just try to think up a better way to spend your time. (Read up before you go: The Definitive *Truth* About Wine and Its Health Benefits)
Sign up: Meadowood Wine and Wellness Retreat
FUEL with W Hotels
Where: FUEL could pop up at any of the W Hotels properties worldwide. Previous locations have included Punta de Mita, Mexico, and Verbier, Switzerland.
When: Stay tuned—they announce the date and location of the next retreat a few months ahead of time.
The deets: This trendy hotel chain invites the people who want to sweat hard—then play hard—to convene and "Detox. Retox. Repeat." at their most luxurious locations. Top trainers fly in from across the globe to teach multiple days of classes—from rock climbing and boxing to beach yoga—in a choose-your-own adventure style retreat. Want to take an afternoon off and lounge by the pool? Here's a cocktail. Would rather go on a bonus expedition to learn how to surf? Cowabunga. Regardless, you'll end up cheers-ing your hard work with the rest of the FUEL crew over top-notch food and drinks (meet: retox) every night.
Sign up: W Hotels FUEL Weekends
Yogascapes Oaxaca Yoga Retreat
Where: Oaxaca, Mexico
When: January 4–10, 2019
The deets: This immersive retreat will include one day dedicated to each of the five senses. You'll smell delicious food during a cooking class, see the ruins at Monte Albán, and feel the pure bliss that comes with morning yoga. (That counts as a sense, right?)
Sign up: Yogascapes
Ketanga Ride & Flow Retreat
Where: Thurles, Ireland
When: May 13–18, 2019
The deets: On the Ketanga Ride & Flow fitness retreat you'll spend your days riding horses and doing yoga in the Irish countryside. You'll also get the chance to take strength and conditioning classes and hike Devil's Bit, visit Kilkenny Castle, and hit up some pubs.
Sign up: Ketanga Fitness Retreats
Gurney's Resorts Wellness Retreats
Where: Montauk, New York and Newport, Rhode Island
When: Various dates from November to April
The deets: If you need to reboot but don't have a week of PTO to spare, consider Gurney's Resorts upcoming retreats. The company is partnering with the Wellth Collective to offer 3-day wellness getaways. The events will include fitness classes from the likes of Sculpt Society and TruFusion, as well as mindfulness and ayurveda workshops and healthy meals. The series kicks off on November 9–11 with Dogpound founder Dara Hart.
Sign up: Sign ups will be open soon—keep an eye on Gurney's "happenings" page.
YO1 Wellness Center Retreats
Where: Monticello, New York
When: Select dates available throughout the year
The deets: Head to the Catskills to experience a complete reset at YO1. You'll follow a schedule of Ayurveda, naturopathy, yoga, and acupuncture that's tailored to your goals (e.g. 'stress relief and relaxation' or 'pain management'). (In the meantime, read up on five easy ways to incorporate Ayurveda into your life.)
Sign up: YO1 Wellness Center
Escape with Exhale and Lindblad
Where: Sea of Cortez, Mexico and Channel Islands, California
When: Availability throughout October, December, and January
The deets: Visiting an Exhale spa can be considered a wellness retreat on many levels, but the company has teamed up with Lindblad Expeditions to offer a full immersive experience. You'll board a cruise ship that will take you from the Sea of Cortez Mexico to Channel Islands California or vice versa. Each day starts and ends with an Exhale class on the ship, and spa treatments are available on board. Once on shore, you'll be able to kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, or take an Exhale mindfulness hike followed by an assisted stretch session.
Sign up: Escape with Exhale and Lindblad
Azulfit Santorini Yoga and Pilates Retreat
Where: Santorini, Greece
When: May 25–June 1, 2019 and June 1–8, 2019
The deets: If gorgeous blue-and-white photos of Greece have piqued your interest, you might as well take it all in while practicing yoga and Pilates. In addition to time devoted to sweating it out on the mat, the retreat also includes meditation so you can zen out while you take in the picturesque scenery and take a few 'grams while you're at it. (Related: Stunning Pictures of the Most Instagram-Worthy Places On Earth)
Groundsea Fitness Retreat
Where: Great Barrington, Massachusetts
When: May 6–9, 2019 and May 13–16, 2019
The deets: If you'd rather spend a wellness retreat exploring nature than lying by a pool, consider a Groundsea Fitness Retreat, which includes daily rigorous hiking. You'll get organic plant-based meals, fitness classes, meditation sessions, and—the biggest selling point—nightly massages. (Justify it with all the health benefits of massage.)
Sign up: Groundsea Fitness Retreats
Evolve Retreat Co. Canada Retreats
Where: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
When: May 26–30, 2019 and August 18–22, 2019
The deets: Evolve Retreat Co.'s trip will take place in the Azuridge Estate, a luxury hotel with the majestic Canadian Rockies serving as a backdrop. Between fitness classes, meditation, water sports, cooking classes, and a sleep therapy workshop, you'll have plenty to do—or not do. (Can't get to Canada? Here are 10 picturesque places worth hiking in the states.)
Sign up: Evolve Retreat Co. Retreats
Mountain Lodges of Peru Wellness and Yoga Experience
When: December 3–10 2019; April 13–20, 2020; July 25–August 1, 2020; October 26–November 2, 2020; December 14–21 2020
The deets: If you've been dying to visit Peru, you might as well go all out. With Mountain Lodges of Peru's 8-day retreat, you'll get to experience Cusco, Sacred Vally of the Incas, Heart of Lares, the road to Ollantaytambo, Machi, and Machu Picchu without having to plan a second. Highlights of the program include restorative yoga, hiking, workshops where you'll learn about Andean superfoods, and guided meditations.
Sign up: Mountain Lodges of Peru