7 of the Best Wellness Retreats for 2019

Why do we care about the best wellness retreats? Because of life, ya’ll. The past year has brought an incredible amount of stress, division, and strife into people’s lives across the United States. Since the modern world overloads the senses, we think vacations are increasingly more important. If you find yourself yearning for a break from all of it, perhaps it’s finally time to consider a wellness retreat. Whether you want to go solo, as a couple, or with a group, heading to a spa retreat can help you disconnect from the world’s chaos while reconnecting with what is important to you.

The Best Wellness Retreats

Many of the best wellness retreats offer the chance to reset your eating and exercise habits. These wellness retreats are top-tier culinary experiences that offer fitness classes, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. The focus is on you and your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Can we get an, “amen?” Oh, and a large number of retreats also fill another niche by offering exclusively plant-based or clean menus.

Are you ready? Let’s go.

1. The Stanford Inn By The Sea Mendocino, California

This beautiful property on the Mendocino coast focuses on integrated, holistic wellness. The Standford Inn has:

  • cooking classes
  • bodywork
  • Chinese medicine
  • biking
  • canoeing
  • organic gardening,

Lodging options at this luxury retreat include rooms, suites, and cabins. Guests can choose a forest or ocean view- probably one of the main reasons it’s one of the best wellness retreats in the US.

Their 2018 vegan retreats started at $1,275 per person for double occupancy. That offer includes:

  • Four nights lodging
  • Breakfast
  • dinner for four days
  • cooking classes
  • yoga classes
  • gardening classes
  • and even a mountain bike rental.

The Standford Inn is the perfect spot for pampering and good health.

2. Oasis Spa and Therapy Center West Palm Beach, FL

Established by the Hippocrates Health Institute, this lovely spa follows the Hippocratic precept, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” With a plant-based diet and a full range of therapies, Oasis Spa seeks to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit to address the root of physical and mental disorders.

Services are available and open to the public on a daily basis. Also, Oasis offers its signature three-week Life Transformation Program. This intense program provides medical therapy, meals, accommodations, lectures, and more.

3. Balance For Life Health and Fitness Retreats Deerfield Beach, Florida

With 3-night packages starting at $899 per person for double occupancy, Balance For Life has affordable options.Retreat sessions include:

  • Three daily organic
  • Plant-based meals
  • Lodging
  • Lectures
  • Spa credits
  • and wellness classes.

They offer support to clients looking to fast or cleanse and help clients focus on recovering from health issues such as chronic fatigue and migraines. Just the relief from migraines is enough of a reason to put this on our best wellness retreats list, that sounds heavenly!

4. Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm Grass Valley, California

Nestled in the stunning Sierra foothills, this peaceful location offers:

  • beginner yoga classes
  • Two and five-day health retreats
  • full yoga teacher training.
  • Tent facilities
  • family cabins

Sivananda Ashram seeks to provide a serene getaway that nourishes the body and soul. The farm offers organic, vegetarian meals along with massage and spa services.

5. Cape Cod Beach Retreat Cape Cod, Massachusetts

For those who are ready to take their vegetarian lifestyle to a new level, Cape Cod Beach Retreat offers an eight-day yoga retreat that includes a raw food chef certification program. With quick and easy access to Nauset Beach, the property allows guests a perfect way to reconnect to the natural beauty of the world.

Guests will be able to wake and enjoy a barefoot walk on the beach, followed by healthy meals, yoga classes, and raw food cooking classes. This beautiful getaway offers guests serenity, health, and connectedness.

6. Full Moon Gathering Retreat in Missouri 

To go truly off the grid and get back to nature, pack up your camping gear and head to Missouri’s Meramec River to enjoy a peaceful break from life’s hustle and bustle. The Full Moon Gathering allows guests to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with the natural one. The retreat includes meals, guided hikes, yoga classes, bonfires, massage, and moonlight meditation walks. They don’t have a website, just an FB page to follow- but we love the idea of being fully off grid.

7. Total Body Detox in Florida

Offered by Zen Den Yoga School, this 15-day health and wellness retreat is designed to overhaul your physical and mental well-being completely. With raw, vegan, and vegetarian food options, along with daily yoga classes and juice feasts, guests are guided in their journey to detox their bodies. , the Total Body Detox, starting at $2150 for a shared room, retreat includes lodging, meals, juice feasts, two acupuncture sessions, energy work, bike rental, yoga classes and a consultation with a health coach. Guests will also leave with meal plans to continue using what they learn at the retreat.

From Camping to Luxury

As you can see, health and wellness retreats are booming in the United States. From simple camping excursions to luxury resorts, you are sure to find something that fits your needs. East coast, west coast, or somewhere in between — there are a host of options available to help you on your wellness journey.

So if you’re ready, contact one of these resorts today to start on your healthy path, or join us for one of our Third River Wellness Retreats (coming soon!). And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletters so you don’t miss a retreat announcement, and contact us anytime for any questions.

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