With activities such as hiking, yoga and surfing, these getaways give your mind, body and soul a muchneeded boost.
The perfect retreats for a stressed mom to relax, recharge and even learn something new.
ELOHEE RETREAT CENTER
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.
LAS OLAS SURF SAFARIS
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.
THE AMERICAN CLUB
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.
RED MOUNTAIN RESORT
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.