5 Wellness Retreats For Women To Rejuvenate And Heal


Sep. 1 2021, Published 4:35 a.m. ET

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As the world continues its slide down the steep slope of the abyss, we can easily become overwhelmed by dark thoughts and heavy topics. Stress levels are high, financial troubles increasing for many, and fear of the many losses surround us. If you could just get away for a little while – find a little healing and rest – you might be able to face another day.

Women’s wellness retreats are one of those resources that can help with that. Whether you’re able to go for a couple of days or a week, they can help you re-center, decompress and find quiet in a chaotic world. As we celebrate Wellness month this August, these retreats are a great resource for women recognizing their need for peace and refreshing.

1. Big Sky Yoga Retreats – California, Montana, Costa Rica, Italy, Argentina

We’ve all heard that yoga can help your body relax, destress and ward off the evils of the world. With Big Sky Yoga Retreats you get much more than a simple 30-minute daily practice.

The retreat is designed for beginners to women who want to deepen their practice in beautiful, luxurious settings in easily accessible locations like Montana and California or more far-off destinations like Patagonia and Tuscany.

The locations feature wide-open spaces, exercise, fresh air, socialization and nature as you strengthen your practice, soothe your soul and find peace within yourself.

2. Women’s Quest Adventures for Mind, Body & Spirit – Colorado, Washington, Hawaii, Iceland, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica

With locations spread across the United States, Europe and Latin America, Women’s Quest provides women with unique opportunities in beautiful spaces to deepen their mindful practices. Using the program’s own Heart’s Desire process, you’ll discover what you truly want and experience yoga like you never have been. The retreats are all created by women, for women, with personal growth, transformation and fun in mind for a truly life-changing experience.

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3. New Life Hiking Spa – Vermont

For those who truly, deeply love the outdoors, the New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont is an accessible and beautiful venue for women seeking a true retreat away from the world. The award-winning destination spa and wellness retreat offers a variety of hiking opportunities along with healthy cuisine and spa treatments for women, groups and couples.

4. AdventurUs Women Escape Series At LOGE Camps – Oregon

This spa focuses on the outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, paddling and more – but you don’t need experience to appreciate the escape from the world. At AdventurUs Women Escapes, you’ll learn the outdoor skills you need with women guides. You’ll also experience personal growth workshops, relaxing settings, socialization, live music and more.

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5. Blackberry Farm – Tennessee

Tucked into the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll find Blackberry Farm, a luxury resort situated on 4200 acres of forest and hills. The spa has been around for more than 40 years and thrives on its Southern hospitality and seasonal cuisine. The program of the Wellhouse Spa provides women with mix-and-match scheduling of fitness classes, yoga, hiking, massages, biking, skincare treatments, nutrition consultations and more.

Come, Get Away and Heal

Seeking refuge from the storms of life can do more than just de-stress your weekend. As you visit a retreat you may learn methodologies and moments that can change your whole outlook and help you adjust your approach to stress at work and at home.

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By: Rita Pike

Rita Juanita Pike is the granddaughter of Jerrie Mock, the first woman to pilot an airplane around the world. Rita has taken inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theater, podcasting, and novel writing. She now writes about travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves a very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.

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