Wellness Retreats on the Rise in Spain, Portugal, Mexico and the Hudson Valley
There’s a wellness retreat for every type of traveller. Wellness retreats around the world are gaining popularity – and I’m here for it! One wellness retreat is even all inclusive. Now that sounds like my kinda retreat 😉
Included in this post is a Women’s Conscious Leadership retreat at the iconic Rancho La Puerta to a Yoga Retreat with Corc Yoga Founder in Spain which gives a portion of the stay to On the Ground Yoga Training for young women in Morocco.
The Global Wellness Institute values the global wellness economy at $4.4 trillion in 2020. Wellness Tourism is at a healthy $436 billion. Here are four hot, off-the-press wellness retreats around the world that are available to book now.
Canary Island Yoga Retreat at Art-Filled, 17th-Century Hacienda
Wellness retreat in Spain
Corc Yoga and Hotel Hacienda de Abajo invite you to join us for a 5-night/6-day tailor-made yoga retreat in the strikingly beautiful, mountainous island of La Palma with accommodations at a meticulously restored 17th-century hacienda.
Taking place October 11-16, 2023, the retreat is designed to give you a holistic experience, focused on well-being, personal growth, and connection to nature while immersing you in the rich cultural heritage of La Palma, the most northwesterly island of the Canary Islands, Spain.
On the historic trade route between Flanders, Andalusia, and the West Indies, La Palma is known for its well-preserved colonial towns. Here, you can wander through narrow cobblestone streets and learn about the island’s past.
Nestled in the historic quarter of Tazacorte the Hotel Hacienda de Abajo is a delightfully restored 17th Century sugar plantation estate. It features valuable artistic collections and splendid gardens of botanical rarities. Located along the Mediterranean coast, the mountainous island is blessed with a warm and sunny climate and profusely starry nights.
During this retreat, you can expect to participate in daily yoga classes led by an experienced yogi. You’ll use mats and yoga equipment handcrafted by the artisans of Corc Yoga. They are the world’s first 100% sustainable and non-toxic yoga product company.
The daily classes will include various styles of yoga, such as Hatha, Vinyasa, or Yin, and are designed to cater to different skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Participants will indulge in nourishing and wholesome meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Immerse yourself in the island’s history with an itinerary that includes visits to nearby historical sites, mountain trail hikes, and other opportunities to connect with nature as we explore the natural beauty of La Palma.
Yoga & Sound Retreat
Wellness Retreat in Portugal
If you’re looking for a wellness retreat in Portugal, here’s one for you. Taking place at the Companhia das Culturas hotel in Portugal, this wellness retreat is November 10-16, 2023.
Picture it: amongst whitewashed beaches, quaint fishing villages, and lush pine forests, a focus on sustainability, self-care, and sound takes center stage.
This fall, a one-of-a-kind wellness retreat is set in a remote region of Portugal’s Southern coastline and is combining replenishment and exploration for yogis. Christine Moghadam, founder of Corc Yoga, a 100% cotton and cork yoga mat and product company, will host a seven-day Yoga & Sound Retreat in the city of Algarve inside the Companhia das Culturas, a sustainable and organic eco-design hotel and spa.
The on-site cork box yoga studio, which resembles an art installation, adds an added layer of support not found in traditional foam yoga studios, providing the perfect space for the experience. Meanwhile, a neighbouring vegetable garden and chicken coop serves as the source of attendees’ organic meals.
Also hosting the workshop will be Souljourn Yoga founder, Jordan Ashley, and sound practitioner and breathwork facilitator, Allison Bagg.
Proceeds from this wellness retreat in Portugal will support Souljourn Yoga Foundation’s On the Ground Yoga Teacher Training. It helps young women in Morocco and Rwanda learn how to guide meditations and breathwork, while engaging in self-care workshops to promote health, resources, and their communities.
The retreat will be held Nov. 10-16. Pricing is $2,550 (shared room) or $2,950 (single room). Included are all meals (brunch, snack and dinner daily), a yoga & sound journeys wellness workshop, Hammam treatment, a $300 tax-deductible donation to our On the Ground Project, a Corc yoga mat, and a goodie bag.
Conscious Leadership Retreat for Women
This Mexican wellness retreat is all inclusive
Ever wonder where the inspirational leaders in life go to get Inspired? Find out by joining Tara’s 20th Annual Women’s Retreat taking place Sept. 6-9, 2023, at the “Mother” of all Spas. This wellness retreat is taking place at Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico from September 6-9, 2023
Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico was an annual winner of Travel & Leisure‘s World’s Best Awards, three miles over the border below San Diego.
Entitled ENLIGHTENED LEADERSHIP; Grace in Uncertainty is a three-night spa retreat where you will leave with your body refreshed and your heart & mind full. Led by Tara Grodjesk, Holistic Health and Wellness Lifestyle Leader with 30 years of experience as a massage and aromatherapist, and Ayurvedic practitioner and founder of Tara Spa Therapy products. This retreat is designed so participants can connect with other professional women and find support and solutions.
The majority of wellness retreats around the world are not all-inclusive, but this one is. Hiking on sacred Mt. Cuchuma; organic meals, spa treatment, a range of 60 different fitness and wellness classes and double or single rooms covered in this all inclusive price, starting at $2,160.
Co-founder of Rancho La Puerta, and Deborah Szekely, the 101-year-old “godmother of the modern fitness and wellness movement,” will be a special guest of the retreat, sharing her wisdom and insight into our role as female leaders and our opportunities to inspire positive change.
Mohonk Mountain House – Weekends of Nature & Wellbeing
The major refresh of the 30,000-square-foot spa at the historic Mohonk Mountain House led to what Conde Nast Traveler recently dubbed “The Hudson Valley Wellness Boom.”
The circa 1869 Victorian castle resort is nestled in a pristine forest overlooking Lake Mohonk. They have launched a new wellness weekend series. It’s curated by the resort’s noted meditation expert and Director of Mindfulness Nina Smiley, Ph.D., and Spa Director, Margaret Lora.
The Wellness Weekends features activities like forest bathing, moonlight walks, yin yoga, sound meditations, mindful eating, and lakeside immersions – including the “hot” trend of cold water plunges, this time into the glacial-formed Lake Mohonk.
Upcoming wellness retreats at Mohonk in New York include the following.
- Fall Wellness Weekend, Nov. 3-5, 2023
- Winter Wellness Weekend, February 2-4, 2024
- Spring Wellness Weekend April 12-14, 2024
Conclusion – Wellness Retreats Around the World
More and more wellness retreats are popping up all around the world, some all inclusive. I don’t think this is a travel trend, but rather a new niche that is here to stay. A fan of the all inclusive experience, I welcome this addition to the world of wellness retreats.
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