The Best Wellness Retreats in the USA
Need a reboot? Yoga surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, will do the trick | © Tom Tietz / Alamy Stock Photo
Escape Los Angeles and New York for a much-needed wellness getaway – from meditation and yoga in California to a juice detox in the Arizona desert.
When you drive out of the major American cities, you’re greeted by a patchwork of valleys, lakes, forests and desert like nowhere else on earth. There has never been a better time to embrace the great outdoors and boost your mental health with a wellness retreat. That’s exactly why Culture Trip has chosen the best wellbeing getaways across the US.
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Book time off for a dose of riverside tranquility in the hip town of Hudson. On this Culture Trip-exclusive retreat, You’ll be introduced to meditation under an expert instructor, try stand-up paddleboard yoga on the Hudson River, and embark on a waterfall hike through the High Falls Conservation Area. While Hudson is just two hours from Manhattan, you’ll feel light years away here.
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Kick back by Lake Tahoe on this four-day wellness retreat organised by Culture Trip. Learn the basics of meditation and minimalism with a local instructor. Breathwork sessions and yin yoga classes are paired with a hike through the Sierra Nevada and stargazing by the campfire. Top off the trip with a sunset dinner cruise as you watch the sky turn pink.
Yoga, tai chi and qi gong in the Catskills, New York
Yoga Studio, Health Spa
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Set against the woodland and streams of the Catskills (a 90-minute drive from New York City), this yoga retreat will teach you the subtle art of healing your body, mind and heart through movement. Enjoy tai chi and qi gong sessions, stress-management classes, guided hikes and meditative walks, plus daily mind-body ki energy stretching. Then let everything settle in at night around a cozy outdoor firepit. All meals and access to the spa, pools and other resort facilities are included.
Recommended program: Relax & Refresh Retreat
Duration: 3 days
Off-grid glamping, yoga and reiki in the Grand Canyon
Put this glamping experience in the Grand Canyon to the top of your wellness bucket list. The Bigger Life Adventures team has curated a retreat that combines inward self-care, yoga and healing rituals with hiking excursions. Add to that meditation sessions, campfires and stargazing. Carrie’s yoga classes will challenge and relax, while chef Zack whips up delicious, vegan, Ayurvedic food and offers reiki sessions.
Recommended program: Wellness, Yoga, and Hiking Retreat
Duration: 4 days
Hiking and yoga retreat in Zion National Park, Utah
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The soaring red-and-white cliffs of Zion Canyon, one of the most magnificent natural wonders in southern Utah, rise high over the Virgin River. Walker Wellness Retreats have chosen Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park as the locations for this five-day wellness, yoga and hiking retreat. The program includes all three elements plus guided meditations, wellness workshops, massages and hot tub time. You will sleep in luxury cabins and leave armed with knowledge on how to take care of your wellbeing.
Recommended program: Wellness, Yoga and Hiking Retreat
Duration: 5 days
Yoga, hiking and breath retreat in La Jolley, California
To fully detox from the stresses of day-to-day life, you’ll need more than a few yoga classes in the morning. Retreat to the Hilton La Jolla – perched high on the bluffs overlooking unspoiled beaches and next to the 500-acre Torrey Pines Reserve. Begin each morning with a meditative hike along a beautiful ocean cliff trail, winding your way down to the beach for a spiritually uplifting Hatha yoga class in the sand. Being right by the ocean, with the sound of the ocean in your ears, will give you a much deeper sense of healing. You’ll be guided by spiritual teachers, and get to choose between a shared queen-size suite with a balcony, or your very own king-size suite.
Recommended program:Luxurious Yoga, Hiking & Breath Retreat
Duration: 5 days
Liver detox, yoga and meditation escape in Florida
Health Spa, Yoga Studio
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The Zen Den Yoga School has everything covered with this multifaceted liver detox, meditation and yoga vacation in Boca Raton, Florida. The eight-day program is designed to support your inner healing ability through fasting with juice and protein shakes, daily sunrise meditation and unlimited yoga. A healing massage and hydrotherapy experience at the spa is included. Take out one of the free-to-use bikes and visit Boca Beach. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, yoga deck and garden to enjoy.
Recommended program: Wellness and Liver Support Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday
Duration: 8 days
Juice fasting detox and art therapy in Sedona, Arizona
As far as detoxes go, this 14-day juice fasting health retreat means you are in it for the long haul – but you will get incredible results. Run by the Sedona Wellness Retreat in Arizona, you’ll be put on a personalized juice plan with various detox therapies overlooking calming views of Sedona’s red-rock canyon walls and pine forests. Meditation, yoga and art therapy classes are included and you’ll also be educated on plant-based nutrition.
Recommended program: 14-Day Juice Fasting Health and Wellness Detox Retreat
Duration: 14 days
These recommendations were updated on September 28, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.