So instead of stressing over how jam-packed your schedule is going to be come fall, consider booking a few days away now to revitalize your mind and body for when the going gets tough.
How about yoga in Bali, trail running in Mallorca, or an Ayurvedic immersion in Greece? These fit-cations are all filled with plenty of sweat, breathtaking views, and relaxation and reflection.
Actually, just the photos of these amazing wellness retreats are pretty de-stressing… Check out these seven incredible rejuvenating wellness retreats now. —Amy Marturana
(Photo: COMO Hotels and Resorts)
Soulful Adventure: Bali Yoga Retreat
Sukawati, Bali, Indonesia
Join Rachelle Tratt, yogi and founder of spiritual jewelry line The Neshama Project, for a Bali cultural immersion. In addition to yoga, meditation, and wellness coaching, you’ll participate in a traditional Balinese purification ceremony, visit holy temples, and take the Give Back trek in Muntigunung to raise money for various charity projects and villages in need, giving your week away an even deeper meaning.
(Photo: Soulful Adventure: Bali Yoga Retreat)
Yoga Vacation with “Fit Queen Irene” Pappas
Costabaja Resort & Spa, La Paz, Mexico
If Fit Queen Irene’s 482,000 Instagram followers are any indication, this is going to be a retreat with serious photo-sharing potential. The five-day all-inclusive retreat (which even covers your morning mimosa, just saying) will include a blend of Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga, focusing on strength and flexibility while overlooking a white sand beach. Dance cardio more your style? The resort’s also hosting “Action Jacquelyn” Umof, former NBA dancer turned Instagram-hit personal trainer, in October for a week of barre, dance, and yoga.
Athletic Training by Tone House with Coach Yusuf
The tough, popular Manhattan studio is taking its hard-core sports conditioning method to the Hamptons for a weekend of kick-ass outdoor workouts. In between all the sweating and sculpting (one to two workouts daily), there will be time to relax on the beach or enjoy a low-key activity, like horseback riding or biking around Montauk. If you can move your legs, that is.
(Photo: Tone House NYC)
Yogascapes Amalfi Coast Yoga Retreat
La Selva, Italy
The one thing better than the Mediterranean views along the gorgeous Amalfi Coast? The food. So it’s fitting that this Yogascapes retreat takes place on a secluded organic farm—which you can only access by foot. After daily practice with yoga instructor and holistic fitness trainer Sadie Chanlett-Avery, expect fresh farm-to-table meals with olives plucked right from the trees, local wine, and plenty of lazy hammock-lounging to nurse food comas.
Aman Amanzoe Integrated Ayurveda and Restorative Yoga
Porto Heli, Greece
From about $1,100 per night; prices vary based on customization
Ayurvedic practitioner Matej Kosorok and his wife, Ivana L. Kosorok, are bringing their Ayurvedic well-being program to the stunning, luxe Amanzoe resort. Expect Abhyanga oil massages, Marma energy therapy, and biodynamic craniosacral therapy, a light-touch technique used to ease physical and emotional pain. Personalized programs are also available, so you can really free yourself from what’s ailing you—and the ocean and mountain views will help, too.
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Mile High Run Club Trail Running Camp
Running through lush forests, mountain valleys, and along beachside cliffs might just be the best way to beat pavement-pounding boredom—or to convince yourself to sign up for another race this year. Suitable for all levels, the eight-day trip with New York City’s popular treadmill studio coincides with the Palma de Mallorca Marathon (you can run the 10K or half-marathon instead) and includes five half-day trail running excursions, accommodations at an industrial-chic boutique hotel, top-notch Spanish cuisine, and some time to hit the beach or spa.
(Photo: Mile High Run Club)
Elena Brower Retreat at Parrot Cay by COMO
Parrot Cay by COMO, Turks and Caicos
Gaze at gorgeous sunsets while you unplug and work on your mind-body connection with yoga luminary Elena Brower at this ridiculously gorgeous private island resort in Turks and Caicos. The week-long trip includes over four hours of yoga each day, where Brower will touch on alignment-based Hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, meditation, and Handel Group coaching work, along with guidance for how to incorporate yoga into your daily (and less tech-addicted) life.
(Photo: COMO Hotels and Resorts)
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