Weekend vacations with only the ladies are a blast. Fun and growth go hand in hand at health retreats for women. So, picture this: you have a week to focus on self-care, from eating well to getting massages to engaging in activities that bring you delight. Many of these getaways cater specifically to women and are conducted by female facilitators. They’re made specifically for women, at the very least. So, if you’re looking to get back into yoga or meditation, try something new like surfing or wilderness survival, or give your body a much-needed cleanse, there’s a retreat out there for you. Listed below are some of the best wellness retreats for women available.
Surf Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica
Discover the unique surfing experience in the same spot where Giselle Bündchen enjoys her free time! Iguana Surf in Costa Rica is perfect for a surf-themed wellness retreat. It’s been Tamarindo’s top surf camp for over three decades. You’ll have everything you need to have a fantastic time. Your stay includes private accommodations, delicious breakfast, surf rentals, lessons, a personal rash guard, a surf trip, video analysis, and photos. Are you interested in enhancing your wellness? You can improve your experience with their wellness package, which offers rejuvenating reiki sessions, invigorating personal training, calming yoga, an exciting guided outdoor excursion, and a fascinating tour of what locals consider the most extensive labyrinth in the world.
Nutrition and Beach Yoga on Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Health is the perfect place to discover the 2.0 version of yourself! Guests are fully committed to achieving their personal best, regardless of any obstacles that may come their way. Located on Hilton Head Island, you can enjoy a stress-free vacation and embrace the laid-back atmosphere. Daily sunrise walks, SUP sessions, beach yoga, and fitness classes will help reduce stress. In addition, there are over 20 exciting opportunities to learn and grow daily through various courses and lectures! Finally, you’ll be happy to know that all meals inspired by the Mediterranean diet are included!
Yoga and Dance in Los Cabos, Mexico
The Joyful Senses Retreat by Casa Tara in Los Cabos is a wellness journey that will help you explore the deep connection with your joyful self by expanding your senses through music, yoga, dance, and breathwork. This yoga and dance retreat includes a five-day stay in beautiful ocean-view accommodations, three daily farm-to-table meals, morning meditations, daily Yoga, Energy Flow, Dance, and Breathwork sessions. In addition, enjoy amenities like an infinity pool, hot tub, beachfront lounging, fire pit, kayaks, and SUP boards. This year’s retreat will take place May 3-7.
Meditation in the Catskills Mountains
Menla is a mere 2.5-hour drive north of New York City, and it’s nestled in a peaceful valley surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, making it feel like a world apart. You have a great chance to fulfill your dream of meeting the Dalai Lama or visiting his place in the U.S. Keep your hopes high! Menla provides diverse group retreats focusing on Buddhism, yoga, shamanism, and conscious dying. And it even offers individual retreats, allowing guests to tailor their experience to fit their needs perfectly. The property is on a vast 325-acre estate. It provides a range of luxurious amenities such as private and shared accommodations, a spa, a yoga studio, a meditation center, and conference facilities. In addition, the organic farm-to-table menu offers a delicious variety of vegetarian options.
Arizona Forest Bathing and Stargazing
Cruising through Sedona’s famous red rock scenery can refresh you. But if you want a fantastic wellness experience, check out L’Auberge de Sedona’s new Revitalization Retreats. So, you get to chill in your cozy cottage, eat yummy food, get pampered with spa treatments, attend morning workshops, and do some cool mindfulness stuff like listening to sounds, hanging out outdoors, and checking out the stars. You also hang out with a life coach and other healers in the afternoon. Revitalization Retreats are happening on specific dates between June and December.
Learn the Healing Power of Horses in California
This unique retreat at Alisal Ranch in Solvang, California, offers a profound opportunity for positive change that can impact your life. The Unbridled Retreat is led by Devon Combs, a skilled horse whisperer who believes in the transformative power of working with horses for healing and awakening. Horse experience is not required. Her goal is to empower women to take control of their lives and live freely. This three-night retreat is in April! They provide suite accommodations, delicious meals, and two full days of horse encounters, including equine coaching and horseback rides. Plus, there’s a breakfast ride on a hay wagon.
Retreat to Inspire Your Inner Goddess in Maui
At the Empower Your Goddess Retreat hosted by Maui Healing Retreat, you may connect with your inner goddess and let the love flow freely. Then, use your internal resources to figure out how to go forward in a way that is congruent with who you are. Retreats are available for 3, 5, or 7 days. This beautiful experience in Maui includes:
- Rejuvenating yoga sessions.
- Several meditation practices.
- Restoring sessions with the assistance of Gemcombs.
- Guided hikes in one of Maui’s most beautiful nature spots.
- Relaxing beach walks
Empower Your Goddess Retreat is a fantastic opportunity for women to break free from previous experiences and obstacles and move forward with renewed empowerment, connectedness, and happiness.
Yoga and SUP Retreat in Nicaragua
JB Yoga Retreat in San Juan del Sur is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a gorgeous hidden paradise in southern Nicaragua. In the picturesque and relatively unexplored paradise, nourish your body, mind, and spirit with eight days and seven nights of Yoga, Surf, and SUP. The week’s activities include plenty of time to wander the private, quiet beach, lounge by the pool, and check out the shopping scene. Verdad Costa Dulce, a brand-new resort hidden in a tropical dry forest with stunning ocean views of Playa Escameca below, is the setting for this retreat.
Sound Healing Retreat in Sarasota
This beautiful feminine retreat by Full Circle Yoga School is an intentional experience for women who want to strengthen their minds, bodies, and souls. The Sound Healing Retreat suits ladies seeking inner peace, happiness, and much-needed “me” time. This retreat occurs in Sarasota, Florida, a famous Gulf Coast destination featuring Siesta Key Beach. Spend a few captivating days in lovely Sarasota to connect to your magnificence, taking care of yourself with Kundalini fusion yoga, meditation, sound healing, chakra balancing treatments, and much more. Three days of upgraded accommodations, two private healing sessions, your choice of one of our ultimate spa experiences, and one ocean activity from a morning or sunset dolphin tour, snorkeling, paddle boarding, or kayaking in mangroves are included in the retreat package.
Book Your Girls Wellness Retreat
You can find the perfect wellness retreat that suits your needs and desires by specifying your wellness goals to your girlfriends or travel agent. Destination wellness retreats offer a chance to explore new places, immerse oneself in a different culture, and take a well-deserved break from the daily routine. When planning a wellness retreat trip, services and amenities are crucial, and with the right location, it will be a top selling point. Many retreats for women are on this list, so you’ll find one that aligns with your wellness vision.
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