Let’s be real, January (and now February) 2019 have felt like a long, tumultuous year. Channel your best self and find your zen at these world-class wellness escapes.
Whether it’s an intense fitness trip your body is craving, an outdoors escape to reconnect with nature and your womanly spirit, or a holistic yoga retreat with culinary aspirations, the following guide has you covered.
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Following the success of the inaugural FUEL Weekends at W Punta de Mita and W Verbier last year, W is bringing its Work Hard/Play Hard philosophy to five new global destinations this year.
DETOX. RETOX. REPEAT
Feb. 28 – Mar. 4 at the new W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal,
Apr.11 – 14, at the soon-to-open W Dubai,
Jun. 20 – 23 at The Palm W Koh Samui
Aug. 23 – 26 at the soon-to-open W Aspen and in October at W Muscat.
WHAT WE LOVE: Fitness-focused vacation packages that combine well-rounded workouts–including yoga, movement + mobility, high intensity (HIIT), and bands + resistance, killer pool parties, delicious craft cocktails and healthy cuisine, as well as unforgettable excursions and adventures all at one stunning W destination.
Photo Credit: Powder Mountain
Choose between weekend adventures to Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah with farm-to-table dining, outdoor adventures—including 10,000+ acres of skiable terrain to explore, wellness workshops, live music and world class spa treatments; or head to Tulum for three days of connection on the beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula for an immersive experience of community and self discovery.
Feb 15, 2019- Feb 17, 2019 Mountain Series: President’s Day Weekend
Mar 1, 2019- Mar 3, 2019 Mountain Series: Winter Jam II
May 17, 2019-May 19, 2019 Summit Tulum
WHAT WE LOVE: A unique weekend getaway in an idyllic setting with world-class wellness speakers, guest chefs, live music, and an abundance of outdoor adventures for an experience of a lifetime.
Photo Credit: The Farmhouse at Veritas
For all you oenophiles, the retreat at The Farmhouse at Veritas offers four day getaways to Afton, Virginia –the heart of the Monticello Viticulture Area. There, you’ll delight in daily yoga, vineyard hiking tours, wine tastings and epicurean experiences while enjoying the region’s food, scenery, and yes, wine.
Sunday, May 26 – Wednesday, May 29
Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3
Sunday, September 22 – Wednesday, September 25
Sunday, October 27 – Wednesday, October 30
WHAT WE LOVE: Built in 1839, The Farmhouse at Veritas is an elegant 8 room bed and breakfast adjacent to Veritas Vineyards and Winery in the heart of the Monticello American Viticulture Area. The four day retreats are beautifully curated to take in the region’s unique offerings in relaxed luxury.
Photo Credit: Spirit Weavers Gathering
A five-day camp for women only, set in Cave Junction, Oregon, allows women to gather as a community, to practice ancestral skills and live in harmony with nature. Learn about plant medicine, creating ceremony, farming practices, working with fibers, cooking and sharing meals under the sky and singing songs by the fire.
SUN SESSION, JUNE 6TH-10TH
MOON SESSION, JUNE 13TH-17TH
WHAT WE LOVE: This women only spiritual retreat in its 7th year, is a soul reviving getaway that allows a deep exploration into our feminine nature.
Photo Credit: Miraval Austin
From the founders of the online wellness destination, Well+Good, comes a series of next-generation wellness getaways, that mirror the website’s ethos.
The first of four such retreats debuted at Avalon Palm Springs last March, followed by a second in Cedar Lakes Estate in NY and a third at the Standard Spa in Miami Beach. This March, Well+Good takes us to the brand-new Miraval Wellness Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. A three nights and four days of yoga, meditation and hiking in gorgeous Hill Country, with nutritious meals and cooking workshops celebrating the launch of the Well+Good Cookbook in April.
March 28–31, 2019
WHAT WE LOVE: The intimate settings, world-class workouts, cooking workshops, and curated high-vibe experiences, all hand-picked by the founders and editors of Well+Good.
Where will you be heading this year? For more travel ideas, check out these posts: Cameron, Drew, and Reese: Girls Getaway Tips for Planning Your Vacation, tThe Ultimate Guide to a Girlfriend Getaway, and The Healing Power of Solo Travel.
JULES ARON is the 4x best-selling author of Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker, Vegan Cheese, Simple, Delicious, Plant-Based Cheese Recipes, Nourish and Glow and Fresh and Pure. She holds a Masters degree from New York University, is a Certified Yoga, Qigong & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, and is a Certified Health & Nutrition Coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition.