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The Top 10 Best Wellness Retreats in The Country!

Are you seeking personal development, a spiritual awakening, or simply some time to quiet all the “noise” you deal with on a daily basis? Prioritizing your health and well-being can be tough. We’re all faced with so much stress and worry on the daily and it takes a toll. As busy women, it’s easy to put ourselves last. Anyone else guilty of that? A wellness retreat is an exceptional way to recharge AND take care of YOU. If that feels way out of your comfort zone…even better! Today we are rounding up the top ten wellness retreats in the United States specializing in exercise, spirituality, trauma release, nutrition, and personal development.

In case you missed it, read how reinventing yourself (at any age) is positive AND possible, here.

 

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Wellness Retreats for Exercise

Want to up-level your fitness? These retreats are for you.

#1) Reset Telluride

Found right in her hometown, Erin suggests checking out the ultra-luxury retreat, Reset Telluride. This retreat is designed to offer a complete physical and mental “reset”. There are three types of programs you can try:  Reach, Recharge, and Roam, which use full-body therapies, delicious, healthy, plant-based meals, and daily treks. You get to choose the intensity and adventure level you are comfortable with. Embark on this amazing 6-day retreat… set in the stunning San Juan Mountains…  solo, with your partner or with a group.

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#2) Unite Fitness Retreat

Unite Fitness Retreat’s curated program is suited to your individual and unique needs. The coaches use an in-depth analysis to explore your physical strengths and weaknesses. Then they plan a specific program based on your goals and how long you plan to stay. Of course, they couple fitness with nutrition and mindset work too, so when you leave, you’ll be ready to continue achieving success. If you need motivation and accountability, their holistic and effective program will help you maximize results. This retreat aims to transform your health, for good! The Salt Lake City, Utah resort boasts stunning views of the mountains and the amenities of the city. 

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Wellness Retreats for Spirituality

Maybe you’re interested in deepening your connection to your spirit. These retreats are perfect for you.

#3) Art of Living

If you’re ready to take your spirituality to a higher level, committing to a retreat at Art of Living will help you get there. They have a variety of options, including a Meditation Retreat, a Silent Retreat, and a Happiness Retreat. Thes retreats aim to help you deepen your connection with your spirit. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Art of Living Retreat Center uses the mountains and forest as the natural setting and grounding area for learning and “spiritual digging.” The courses are immersive and intense, but you will be able to find your peace in the serene and beautiful surroundings.

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#4) Springwater Center

The backbone of the Springwater Center’s meditation retreat is the Silence Retreat. Attendees spend their time together reflecting and experiencing nature around them in silent awareness. While the idea of being silent for a week may be intimidating, the natural flow of the day allows opportunities to connect with others in new ways. There are no required beliefs or rituals. The Springwater Center is located in New York’s beautiful Finger Lake region and the spacious facility includes over 200 acres of walking trails, meadows, streams and forests…it sounds so peaceful! There are several nature hikes and trails surrounding the property, complementing the rustic setting. If you are looking to find stillness and quiet, imagine the self-discovery this retreat has to offer.

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Wellness Retreats for Releasing Trauma

As Erin talked about in this recent video, many of us carry trauma from as far back as our childhoods. If you’d like to move past yours, these retreats could help you.

#5) Sedona Self Love Retreat

The Sedona Self Love Retreat Center focuses on emotional and spiritual healing. The sessions are all private, so you can book when it suits your schedule and stay as long as you need to. Be ready to work when you’re there. The sessions are intense and will help you get to the root of your trauma. Sedona’s red earth is a calming and grounding background for the emotional workout you’ll embark upon. It’s also only a short drive from the surrounding state parks and national forests. If that’s not your style, the neighborhood has several unique boutiques and attractions too.

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#6) Intensive Therapy Retreats

The three-to-five-day sessions at Intensive Therapy Retreats are just as you would expect. Specifically designed to help PTSD, abuse, and trauma survivors, the center explains that the retreat “is not a vacation.” Planners design the sessions to help you move through your past and recognize your self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors. You won’t have to do the work alone, though. Mental health counselors are there to help you process your emotions. The Intensive Therapy Retreat Center is in Northampton, Massachusetts. The area known as “Noho” has northeast flavor, restaurants, shops and live music venues. Guests are encouraged to enjoy all the amenities and natural beauty of the area.

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Top Wellness Retreats for Nutrition/ Weight Loss

Perhaps your goal is straightforward. You want to lose weight and get your nutrition on track. So, check out these retreats!

#7) VeraVia Fit 

VeraVia Fit helps you get a handle on your nutrition and weight loss goals through personalized classes that highlight what mistakes you’re making in your wellness journey. They cater to goal-oriented and driven people who know what they want, but just get derailed in the process. VeraVia Fit is a luxury health spa located along the Southern California coast in Carlsbad. Yes, you’ll be working on your nutrition and weight loss, but you’ll be doing it in a beautiful setting that takes your breath away. 

If you’re looking to optimize your nutritional goals, this post compares and explains 3 of the most popular diets.

 

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#8) Movara

Movara focuses their weight loss and nutrition plans on three things: consistency, simplicity, and accountability. They work with you to help build the skills and discipline you need to jump-start your weight loss while you’re there and maintain the weight loss once you leave. Their mantra…help you prioritize you, whether you need a reset or a total transformation. The all-inclusive, resort is located in the serene Utah mountains. You can expect a five-star experience and beautiful, natural views. 

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Top Wellness Retreats for Personal Development

Looking to become the best version of yourself and kick your unhealthy mindset to the curb? These two retreats are worth checking out.

#9) Hoffman Process

The Hoffman Institute is a world-renowned personal development center. Their week-long retreat focuses on negative behaviors and thought patterns established early in childhood. You learn to align your thoughts with the results you want and make conscious decisions to improve your own behavior and well-being. They offer both virtual and in-person courses in CA and CT. Lisa of @LisaJMakeup attended this retreat and shares a bit about her experience with us…

A lifelong people pleaser, I have never been one to set boundaries, and for much of my life I was so out of alignment with my true inner self. I walked away [from this retreat] with an immense amount of love, compassion and forgiveness for not only myself, but for my parents, grandparents, and everyone in my life. It was a life changing, transformative week and I am eternally grateful for that experience.”

 

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#10) Maui Healing Retreat

Maui Healing Retreat offers several retreats that can help you improve every area of wellness. Several of their packages include personal development, so you can become aligned with your authentic self and live the life you desire. They also offer short, intense stays or longer, slower-paced retreats. With the island of Maui as the backdrop, you know the sights, sounds, and smells you’ll be exposed to each day will be some of the most gorgeous in the world. You’ll be able to improve your mind and thoughts while indulging your senses in a kaleidoscope of beauty.

Have you ever been on a wellness retreat? What was your experience like? I would love to hear about it. Please drop me a note in the comments.

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Julianna Cario
Julianna Cario is a wife, mom to four boys, and loves learning about all things health and wellness, especially gut-health. Julianna has worked as a freelance writer for nine years and a Secondary English teacher for 13 years. A bread-maker and smeller-of old-books, she can be found barefoot outdoors as much as possible. She believes mindset is everything and relishes the uncomfortable feelings that come with personal growth. And while eggs are her favorite food, if she had one meal remaining, she'd choose grilled salmon served rare.

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