Looking for a perfect fall getaway? Wellness retreats provide the opportunity to escape the “real world” and practice mindfulness with world-renowned experts (such as Deepak Chopra) to promote relaxation and self care. Put these 5 best fall wellness getaways on your must-go list.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains, Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, one of Mexico’s premier beachfront resort destinations, will host a Wellness Retreat with world-renown celebrity health guru Deepak Chopra, this November 1-4. Over the four days, guests will have the opportunity to attend multiple workshops and speaker sessions focusing on living a balanced, healthy lifestyle including 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. Additional wellness components will include a curated healthy menu created specifically for the weekend in addition to guided meditation sessions, temazcal beach therapy, and more. A special Day of the Dead celebration will also take place on Friday, November 2. On Saturday, November 3 Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine, personal transformation and author of more than 85 books including 25 New York Times best sellers will lead a keynote address followed by a book signing and dinner.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | San Diego, Calif. (August + September 2018)
Known for its wellness offerings, the world-renowned Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has partnered with Los Angeles-based mediation center Unplug to bring guests the following retreats:
- Deep Dive into Relaxation (Saturday, August 25) — Immerse in an experiential afternoon filled with a range of styles from breathwork to visualization and will teach guests how to hardwire wellbeing, comfort and calm while training the brain to create an elevated emotional set point. This unique practice takes place from 11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 is lead by popular hypnotherapist, euro-linguistic programming practitioner Amy Budden. **$225 per person (includes a wellness cuisine lunch)
- Relax, Refresh and Renew (Saturday, September 22) — Relish in a break from daily life and discover a deeper connection to inner resources for calm, meditative awareness and clarity. Pause and refresh perspectives with modern mediations and luxury amenities in this day spa retreat on Saturday, September 22 (11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.) led by mindfulness expert Natalie Bell. **$225 per person (includes a wellness cuisine lunch and 20% off spa treatments)
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Amelia Island, FL – Amelia Island Wellness Festival (November 9-11, 2018)
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island was a leader in curating the Amelia Island Wellness Festival in 2017, bringing in experts in yoga, cardio, meditation and nutrition on-site for a three-day event. Due to its success, it’s now an annual event, with the second taking place in November. Home to one of the biggest and most successful spas in the region, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers complimentary classes at the spa, has introduced the Heaven in a Hammock spa treatment, and provides guests with healthful tasting dining menus to create an environment that makes wellness approachable and available to guests and the local community. On November 9-11 at the resort, the second annual Amelia Island Wellness Festival will feature workshops on personal empowerment, self-realization and nutrition, and fitness/wellness aspects including several types of yoga, barre, meditation and CrossFit. The focus is on mindfulness and inspiring attendees to awaken or renew their well-being. Tickets will include sunrise yoga sessions, nutrient-rich, sustainably farmed meals, panel discussion with wellness masters, and more. The holistic nature of the festival provides a welcome balance of programming for all levels and the opportunity for participants to explore multiple facets of wellness.
- Pricing: Packages from The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island are on sale now and prices begin at $1,699* and include access to programming from Friday through Sunday, as well as two-nights’ accommodations at the resort plus branded gear, in-room snack, and complimentary access to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Spa lounge. General ticket are on sale now.
Mission Point | Mackinac Island, MI – Island Reset (September 27-30, 2018)
This fall, Mission Point on Mackinac Island, MI will be debuting its first ever wellness weekend retreat called Island Reset. This wellness experience will be chock-full of amazing fitness classes, mindfulness sessions, delicious cuisine, pop-up shops, and more on September 27 – 30. Tickets for the weekend are all-inclusive and will cover accommodations, all meals, programming, ferry tickets, and shuttle transportation from downtown to the resort. Guests can expect activities like sunrise yoga and morning hikes to watch the infamous sunrise over Lake Huron, presentations on personal goals, nutritional power, organic beauty and more along with circuit, Pilates, and meditation classes; and group runs and afternoon naps (!!). With a ban on motor vehicles, Mackinac Island limits modes of transportation to horse-and-buggy, walking and biking on its traffic-free roads, often taking guest back to a forgotten, more innocent time. The island is well known for its outdoor activities, given it’s 70+ miles of hiking and biking trails and more than 80% of the island is protected as a State Park. Overlooking Lake Huron, Mission Point is the perfect place on the island to disconnect. Known for its Great Lawn right off the Lake, it is an ideal place to do yoga, meditate or fly a kite to make you forget about your phone or computer back at home. In addition to the full lineup of Island Reset activities, guests are also free to enjoy bike rentals, spa services, kayaking, and carriage rides on an a la carte basis. Below is a bit more info about the hotel and destination. Island Reset tickets cost $550/person. Guests can reserve their spots by calling 231-331-3419.
Perry Lane Hotel | Savannah, GA (October 10-12, 2018)
This fall, Perry Lane Hotel will be introducing its first ever Wellness Retreat Weekend Package from September 19-21. Partnering with local boutique yoga studio, Ōtium Studio, to provide guests a weekend focused on wellness, fitness and all around relaxation. The retreat schedule will offer an abundance of restorative yoga classes and meditations by Ōtium Studio, a session with Ōtium Nutritional Coach, and optional in-room spa treatments. Wellness goers will also get to experience the different F&B outlets of Perry Lane Hotel including a farm-to-table dinner in Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, a special seasonal cocktail on the roof at Peregrin Pool and Bar and The Wayward Bar.
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