Take A Deep Breath At One Of These Upcoming Wellness Retreats
Summer may be in full-swing, but it’s never too early to begin planning for a fall retreat to round out 2018. Welcome the autumn season and finish off the year with a few days away for intentional quiet and reflection. Whether you want to wind down at the beach, rest in the mountains, or relax on a lake in Italy, we’ve got you covered. Each of these unique retreats focuses on soul care through yoga, meditation, silence, and even running!
*If you don’t see dates that work for your schedule, many of these retreat centers have numerous offerings in the winter as well.
1. Mandali Retreats
When | Numerous 3-, 5-, and 8-day retreat dates this fall
Location | Quarna Sotto, Italy
Best For | Yoga, meditation & silence
An hour outside Milan in Northern Italy, Mandali is a spiritual retreat center situated on a hilltop overlooking the still waters of Lago d’ Orta. Offering many yoga, personal growth, meditation, and silence retreat opportunities throughout the fall, Mandali is a haven for anyone needing to disconnect from life’s daily stresses. With various accommodation options, including shared rooms and private apartments, we love that this retreat offers different price points, making it more accessible for everyone. Rooms are also stocked with organic amenities.
In addition to the guided and scheduled activities, guests are also invited to enjoy the Body Care Center where a warm pool, sauna, and massage sessions await. For sustenance, indulge in three chef-prepared vegetarian meals each day (vegan and gluten-free options available), all created with carefully-selected and local ingredients.
If you’re looking to relax and unplug this fall, preferably in the hills of Northern Italy, Mandali is a superb place to practice your flow, deepen your meditation practice, or take a temporary vow of silence. Discover upcoming retreats on the website calendar.
Investment | Starting at €300+
2. Feminine Whimsy Sophia Retreat
When | November 9–12
Location | Portland, Oregon
Best For | Cozy vibes, community, and feminine wholeness coaching
Morgan Day Cecil, an Integrated Feminine Wholeness Coach, is passionate about helping women awaken the divine feminine through embodiment and sensuous wholeness, often repressed from years of learned shame. She is also passionate about creating a sacred place for women to belong; to drink and dance together; to share stories and to feel a part of a sisterhood.
For four days this November, Morgan invites women to retreat to the hip city of Portland for the fall Sophia Retreat. Once there, alongside a small group, attendees can expect a romantic weekend filled with cozy cafes, intentional conversation, feminine wholeness training, wine bars, and even a lingerie shopping trip.
Investment | $2,000
3. Xinalani Yoga Retreats
When | Numerous week-long retreats
Location | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Best For | Yoga & meditation
Deepen your yoga practice on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this fall at one of Xinaliani Resort’s upcoming yoga retreats. An eco-chic and sustainable luxury accommodation nestled between jungle and ocean, the location just can’t be beaten; you even need a boat to get there.
While the resort can be visited any time of the year, we love the idea of participating in one of the all-inclusive fall yoga retreats to finish off 2018. Led by highly-acclaimed teachers, each week-long retreat is an opportunity to unwind, slow down, and intentionally care for your body and spirit. Just make sure to leave your electronics at home; not only are they not allowed but, when not on the mat, you will be too busy taking a dip in the ocean, indulging in healthy and local cuisine, or napping in a hammock.
Browse the upcoming retreats—everything from hot yoga to paddle board and yoga immersion—on the website.
Investment | Starting at $1,600+
4. Mary Tilson's Yoga Retreat
When | October 1–7
Location | Bali, Indonesia
Best For | Yoga
If you aren’t familiar with Mary Tilson, keep reading. She is an expert yogi who has learned and practiced all over the world, and she currently works as the Resident Yoga & Wellness Teacher at Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia. She is also passionate about yoga therapy for healing, as well as yoga for addiction recovery. Moreover, Mary works with the Africa Yoga Project—a nonprofit organization using yoga to empower communities and facilitate self-sufficiency in East Africa. She’s basically a yoga super-hero, and we are thrilled that she is hosting a retreat this fall in magical Bali, Indonesia.
Taking place at the luxurious and award-winning Nandini Jungle Resort and Spa, the 7-day yoga and meditation retreat this fall is in the most magical and tranquil jungle setting. Along with daily yoga and meditations, participants can look forward to traditional Balinese cooking classes, a sunrise volcano trek, and a blessing ceremony at the nearby Ayung River.
Investment | Starting at $1,980+
5. Yoga, Wine, & Wellness Weekend
When | October 12–14
Location | Summerland, British Columbia
Best For | Yoga & wine lovers
If mountains are more your thing, we love the idea of scheduling a weekend away in the Okanagan region of Canada. Happening this October in the gorgeous hills of lake-side Summerland, British Columbia, the Yoga, Wine, & Wellness Weekend is a 3-day retreat co-hosted by Sathi Retreats and Reflexions Yoga Studio with accommodations provided by Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa. It is also one of the more affordable retreats because of its proximity to the U.S. and because of the various accommodation options.
A perfectly balanced weekend with equal parts yoga and wine tasting, participants can anticipate a restful time away for self-care, relaxation, and community. Other perks include farm-to-table meals, bike rentals, and multiple winery tours!
Investment | Starting at $599+ CAD
6. Moab Mindful Running Retreat
When | October 25–28
Location | Moab, Utah
Best For | Mindful running
While some people practice mindfulness on their mats, others practice it on the trails. If you’re a runner and looking for a fall retreat to deepen your running practice and reconnect with your soul, this retreat is for you. Hosted by Elinor Fish of Run Wild Retreats and Women’s Mind/Body Wellness and Longevity Lifestyling Coach Heather Lee, this 4-day retreat in October takes place in the breathtaking desert of Utah.
Each day of the retreat, attendees can expect to cover 4-9 miles on the trails in a guided, scenic run where everyone is encouraged to apply learned techniques from the mindful running workshops. When not on the red trails, participants can look forward to restorative yoga class, quiet time for contemplation, and community meals at the picturesque Red Cliffs Lodge.
Investment | Starting at $1,950+
Kayti Christian, a staff writer for The Good Trade, is a storyteller, creator, activist, and avid traveler hailing from Colorado, now living in London. With 30+ stamps in her passport, she is passionate about responsible tourism and is always looking for new ways to be a more conscious traveler. She is currently pursuing her MA in Creative Nonfiction Writing at City, University of London.