Es­cape Plan

With ac­tiv­i­ties such as hik­ing, yoga and surf­ing, these get­aways give your mind, body and soul a much­needed boost.

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The per­fect re­treats for a stressed mom to re­lax, recharge and even learn some­thing new.


Grab your girl­friends who also need some se­ri­ous self-care: From April 26-28, 2019, Soul Nour­ish Re­treats’ Women’s Week­end will fo­cus on self-dis­cov­ery, heal­ing and em­pow­er­ment. Themed “Spread­ing Our Wings,” the pro­gram will guide par­tic­i­pants in jour­nal­ing, med­i­ta­tion, mak­ing the most of one’s per­son­al­ity and mind-body group ex­pe­ri­ences. Pric­ing starts at $795 for a shared dou­ble room in a moun­tain cot­tage, and in­cludes six meals, all made from healthy, sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents; all-level yoga and equip­ment; wel­come gifts such as es­sen­tial oils, snacks and a jour­nal; aro­mather­apy body­work; and ac­cess to a nat­u­ral pool, out­door rock hot tub and wood­land wa­ter­fall trails. Avail­able for ad­di­tional charges are mas­sages, and ex­cur­sions such as a wine-tast­ing in a nearby town.


Since 1997, this women-only surf camp has been con­nect­ing par­tic­i­pants with world-class ex­perts. Start­ing at $2,995 per per­son for six days, a guest gets a shared bed­room in a two-bed­room villa on Mex­ico’s mild-cli­mate Pa­cific coast. Also in­cluded: daily surf lessons on the lo­cal gen­tle waves, surf equip­ment, a boat trip to nearby surf spots, a rash guard, a sports bot­tle, two yoga ses­sions per day and a pri­vate one­hour sports mas­sage. Din­ners at ori­en­ta­tion and on the last night, plus break­fast daily, are also part of the pack­age.

Bonus: The club­house where at­ten­dees meet for classes is in a vil­lage with plenty of lo­cals, so op­por­tu­ni­ties abound to im­merse one­self in Mex­i­can cul­ture. Oc­ca­sion­ally, the re­treat of­fers a salsa-and-gua­camole­mak­ing les­son, a mar­garita-mak­ing les­son, a salsa-danc­ing class or a Span­ish les­son. Fe­bru­ary guests might even get close to whales and dol­phins from a fish­ing boat.


Ear­lier this year, this Tu­dor-style red-brick ho­tel, one hour north of Mil­wau­kee, in­tro­duced its two-night Asan-ahh Yoga Pack­age. Start­ing at $430 per per­son per night, based on dou­ble oc­cu­pancy in late Novem­ber, adults get three yoga classes—from vinyasa and gen­tle yoga to barre and hot yoga—at a premier stu­dio nearby, a three-course din­ner at an Ital­ian restau­rant or Amer­i­can grill, a 50-minute pedi­cure, and a cock­tail at seven Des­ti­na­tion Kohler restau­rants, four of which are on the prop­erty. The pack­age also gives 20 per­cent off pur­chases at the spa bou­tique and yoga stu­dio and cer­tain spa ser­vices on most days. While you’re there, take ad­van­tage of the 100th-an­niver­sary spe­cial at Im­mi­grant Restau­rant. It’s a seven-course tast­ing menu in­spired by early Wis­con­sin set­tlers from six Euro­pean back­grounds.


At $305 per per­son, per night, the Es­sen­tial Re­treat Pack­age at this south­west­ern Utah re­sort is a na­ture lover’s dream. Guests get deluxe or villa ac­com­mo­da­tions, three meals a day, a back­pack and wa­ter bot­tle, and ac­cess to pools, bikes, walk­ing trails, and strength and car­dio stu­dios. But the real ap­peal is the daily guided be­gin­ner or in­ter­me­di­ate morn­ing hike in nearby Snow Canyon Park, carved from red-and-white Navajo sand­stone, or Red Cliffs Desert Re­serve, known for its mul­ti­ple ecosys­tems. Re­treaters can also at­tend fit­ness and healthy-liv­ing classes, cooking demos and per­sonal dis­cov­ery ac­tiv­i­ties, such as an in­tro to med­i­ta­tion class and a dis­cus­sion on healthy eat­ing. An ar­ray of ex­tras, such as horse­back rid­ing, rock climb­ing, hikes in Zion Na­tional Park, and spa ser­vices, are of­fered at an ad­di­tional price.

You’ll learn a new skill and make friends here.

Guests can take a dip in this swim­ming pond post-yoga.

Try a new type of yoga when you book here.

This re­sort is near two na­tional parks and one state park.

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