Wellness Retreats on the Rise in Spain, Portugal, Mexico and the Hudson Valley

From a Women’s Conscious Leadership retreat at the iconic Rancho La Puerta to a Yoga Retreat with Corc Yoga Founder in Spain which gives a portion of the stay to On the Ground Yoga Training for young women in Morocco, there’s a wellness retreat for every type of traveler. The Global Wellness Institute values the global wellness economy at $4.4 trillion in 2020 and Wellness Tourism is a healthy $436 billion. Here are four hot, off the press retreats that are available to book now. 

Canary Island Yoga Retreat at Art-Filled, 17th Century Hacienda October 11-16, 2023

Corc Yoga and Hotel Hacienda de Abajo invites guests to join for a 5-night/6-day tailor-made yoga retreat in the strikingly beautiful, mountainous island of La Palma with accommodations at a meticulously restored 17th-century hacienda.  The retreat is designed to give participants a holistic experience, focused on well-being, personal growth, and connection to nature while immersing them in the rich cultural heritage of La Palma,  the most northwesterly island of the Canary IslandsSpain.

On the historic trade route between Flanders, Andalusia, and the West Indies, La Palma is known for its well-preserved colonial towns, where you can wander through narrow cobblestone streets and learn about the island’s past. Nestled in the historic quarter of Tazacorte the Hotel Hacienda de Abajo is a delightfully restored 17th Century sugar plantation estate, featuring valuable artistic collections and splendid gardens of botanical rarities. Located along the Mediterranean coast, the mountainous island is blessed with a warm and sunny climate and profusely starry nights.  

During this retreat, guests can expect to participate in daily yoga classes led by an experienced yogi and use mats and yoga equipment handcrafted by the artisans of Corc Yoga, the world’s first 100% sustainable and non-toxic yoga product company. The daily classes will include various styles of yoga, such as Hatha, Vinyasa, or Yin, and are designed to cater to different skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.  Participants will indulge in nourishing and wholesome meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

To book, visit the retreat page on corcyoga.com.

Yoga & Sound Retreat 

Companhia das Culturas, Portugal

November 10-16, 2023

Picture it: amongst whitewashed beaches, quaint fishing villages, and lush pine forests, a focus on sustainability, self-care, and sound takes center stage. 

This fall, a one-of-a-kind retreat set in a remote region of Portugal’s Southern coastline is combining replenishment and exploration for yogis from near and far. Christine Moghadam, founder of Corc Yoga, a 100% cotton and cork yoga mat and product company, will host a seven-day Yoga & Sound Retreat in the city of Algarve inside the Companhia das Culturas, a sustainable and organic eco-design hotel and spa. The on-site cork box yoga studio, which resembles an art installation, adds an added layer of support not found in traditional foam yoga studios, providing the perfect space for the experience. Meanwhile, a neighboring vegetable garden and chicken coop serves as the source of attendees’ organic meals. Also hosting the workshop will be Souljourn Yoga founder, Jordan Ashley, and sound practitioner and breathwork facilitator, Allison Bagg.

Proceeds from the retreat will support Souljourn Yoga Foundation’s On the Ground Yoga Teacher Training which helps young women in Morocco and Rwanda learn how to guide meditations and breath work, while engaging in self-care workshops to promote health, resources, and their communities. 

The retreat will be held Nov. 10-16. Pricing is $2,550 (shared room) or $2,950 (single room). Included are all meals (brunch, snack and dinner daily), a yoga & sound journeys wellness workshop, Hammam treatment, $300 tax-deductible donation to our On the Ground Project, a Corc yoga mat, and a goodie bag.

To book, visit the retreat page on corcyoga.com.

Conscious Leadership Retreat for Women, 

Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico

September 6-9, 2023

Ever wonder where the inspirational leaders in life go to get Inspired?  Find out by joining Tara’s 20th Annual Women’s Retreat Sept. 6-9, 2023, at the “Mother” of all Spas, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, an annual winner of Travel & Leisure‘s World’s Best Awards, three miles over the border below San Diego.  

Entitled ENLIGHTENED LEADERSHIP; Grace in Uncertainty, is a three-night spa retreat where you will leave with your body refreshed and your heart & mind full.  Led by Tara Grodjesk, Holistic Health and Wellness Lifestyle Leader with 30 years’ experience as a massage and aromatherapist, and Ayurvedic practitioner and founder of Tara Spa Therapy products, the retreat is designed so participants can connect with other professional women and find support & solutions. 

Hiking on sacred Mt. Cuchuma; organic meals, spa treatment, a range of 60 different fitness and wellness classes and double or single rooms covered in inclusive price, starting at $2,160.

Co-founder of Rancho La Puerta, and Deborah Szekely, the 101-year-old “godmother of the modern fitness and wellness movement,” will be a special guest of the retreat, sharing her wisdom and insight into our role as female leaders and our opportunities to inspire positive change.

For more information, email [email protected].

Mohonk Mountain House – Weekends of Nature & Wellbeing

The major refresh of the 30,000 square foot spa at the historic Mohonk Mountain House led what Conde Nast Traveler recently dubbed “The Hudson Valley Wellness Boom.” The circa 1869 Victorian castle resort, nestled in a pristine forest overlooking Lake Mohonk, has also launched a new wellness weekend series, curated by the resort’s noted meditation expert and Director of Mindfulness Nina Smiley, Ph.D., and Spa Director, Margaret Lora,

The Wellness Weekends feature activities like forest bathing, moonlight walks, yin yoga, sound meditations, mindful eating, lakeside immersions – including the “hot” trend of cold water plunges, this time into the glacial-formed Lake Mohonk. 

Whet your appetite with photos of the resort’s new Lakeview Summerhouseoutdoor treatment room.

Itineraries and dates of the weekend retreats can be found below.

Fall Wellness Weekend, Nov. 3-5, 2023: https://www.mohonk.com/events/fall-wellness-weekend

Winter Wellness Weekend, February 2-4, 2024

Spring Wellness Weekend April 12-14, 2024: https://www.mohonk.com/events/wellness-weekend-moments-of-choice

Availability is limited. For reservations, call (845) 255-1000.