Escape to California’s serene havens as we delve into the world of wellness retreats. Discover the ultimate rejuvenation experiences, nestled amid stunning landscapes and designed to nurture your mind, body, and soul. Join me on a journey of self-discovery, where calmness meets transformation in the Golden State’s most sought-after destinations. Please sit back and take in the three must-visit wellness retreats in California.
1. 3-Day Private Silent Mountain Forest Retreat
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by technology? As if your brain should be connected to a charger cable to function? Well, it’s time to change this and unplug. Come along to the Sierra Nevada mountains, an hour outside of Lake Tahoe. This is a one-of-a-kind, private retreat that is specially tailored to meet your needs. Here, you unplug and connect to your deepest self. Nestled on twenty acres of lush forest, the eco-lodge offers a range of therapeutic venues to enjoy while embracing the silence.
The yoga greenhouse dome provides a regenerative space for your daily use. Also, discover the Himalayan salt cave to restore your sense of relaxation. Don’t miss a session in the sensory deprivation float tank. Essentially, there isn’t really a set schedule of activities taking place during the retreat. Except for morning yoga and sunset meditation which you are invited to every day. However, there are plenty of wellness activities to keep you occupied. For instance, the one-of-a-kind somatic space room, high-end massage chairs, and crystal light beds in each room.
The food is also prepared to nourish your body. For example, everything is vegan, gluten-free, and organic. On request, enjoy a raw, keto-friendly, sugar-conscious or dairy-free eating plan. Equally important, this retreat is all-inclusive, year-round, and offers extensions and other packages. I’m sure you’ll agree when I say it’s time to rediscover yourself after a long time of feeling disconnected. And this is the perfect place to do it.
2. Carmel Valley Ranch Wellness Retreats
Carmel Valley Ranch has always been an escape with plenty of room to roam, explore, and discover. The all-suite housing is where the luxury of resort living meets the call of the wild. It’s quite obvious already that this is a perfect location for a well-deserved wellness retreat. And if I tell you there are literally too many activities to choose from, I’m not exaggerating.
Carmel Valley Ranch boasts over thirty activities to partake in and this excludes golfing on their golf course. You can enjoy, to name a few, horseback riding, hiking, pilates, grazing with goats (yes, taking goats for walks while they graze), and attending an Astrology workshop. Besides having plenty of options, there are also extremely diverse options. After a long day of connecting with loved ones and nature, enjoy a delicious dinner picnic in the garden as you watch the sunset.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a spa treatment or a clinical-grade facial to help you relax, they’ve got it all. Perhaps you need a vigorous workout or a class that builds strength and tone. It’s all at Carmel Valley Ranch. In essence, this is classified as a wellness retreat venue, however, the planning and duration of this retreat are completely up to you. Equally important, the activities you choose will influence the overall price but simply have a look at their website to see all the activities with their prices!
3. Golden Door
Experience the luxury of 80 classes designed for your mind and body at the Golden Door in San Marcos, California. Golden Door exists to change lives. Their focus is for you to experience a change of mind, body, and spirit during your stay. Without a doubt, you will leave a new person, energised and excited to embrace your life ahead.
First on the list is the fitness and adventurous activities they offer. Choose between fourteen different hiking trails ranging from easy to advanced difficulty levels. Then, partake in outdoor fitness classes. For example, H.I.I.T classes, outdoor bootcamps, circuits and conditioning to name a few. Next, there are indoor cycling and fitness classes to keep active. For added fun, try one of their swimming or dancing classes conducted by professionals. Of course, we can’t omit yoga and pilates which are essential parts of Golden Door.
The programs usually last five to seven days so make sure you get the most out of your days. However, with a private room with your own garden, deck, or patio and a daily in-room massage, you won’t want to leave. All the rooms are for one person only with a private bathroom for you to completely unwind. Also, you can pack light because Golden Door provides warm-ups, t-shirts, and Terry robes. Don’t worry, all are laundered daily along with your yukata, a casual cotton kimono, and sandals. If this isn’t enough persuasion to visit Golden Door, I don’t know what is!
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Anyway, now that we’ve lightened the mood, I hope you’re excited to join one of these wellness retreats in California. So pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and embark on a path to holistic bliss. Your wellness retreat adventure awaits! For more Californian goodness, or should I say wellness, check out these top hiking destinations. As always, thank you so much for being here!