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9 Adventurous Wellness Retreats | Outside Online

Wellness retreats are all about getting the body and mind right. You exercise, eat well, enjoy lots of fresh air and part with your equipment. Plus, you don’t have to plan anything – all the details from accommodation to meals to activities are taken care of for you. But if you’re like us, you’d want all of that relaxation and self-care to come with a side of adrenaline. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best adventure-themed retreats in North America and beyond, places to go skiing, surfing, or trail running after a downward facing dog.

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Poipu, Kauai

At Surf Into Yoga Camp Retreat you will be equipped with an overland rig with roof tent and camp kitchen and spend six nights on a secluded beach on the south shore of Kauai. Benefits include perfect breaks, deliveries of cold pressed juices, healthy lunches, guided hikes, Thai massages, and private yoga sessions right on the beach. You can even add a private chef and a personalized nutrition program if you want. From $ 2,200

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Do wild retreats

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Moab, Utah

During the months of March, April, and October, Run Wild Retreats host four-day trail running and mindfulness trips for women at Moab’s Red Cliffs Lodge. Covering up to nine miles a day, you’ll meander through the region’s famous rust-red towers and sweep stone arches on guided tours. Plus, you’ll restore your body with daily yoga sessions and learn about injury prevention, breathing exercises, and stress-reduction techniques in group clinics and one-to-one classes so you can train smarter and harder for your next race after you start at home. From $ 1,950

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Skylonda Lodge

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Woodside, California

In 2018, Skylonda Lodge, an hour south of San Francisco in the town of Woodside, launched new four- and seven-day retreats where you spend your mornings wandering the giant redwoods and afternoons exercising on the outdoor obstacle Of course, your evenings will be quieter with yoga classes and massage therapy sessions. The 16-acre property has 38 guest rooms, a communal dining area and a 1,000-square-meter fitness center with a sauna and saltwater pool. Your stay even includes meals prepared by the chef, as well as nutritional and wellness advice. From $ 3,900

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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

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Nathrop, Colorado

The Heart of the Rockies regional medical center in Salida, Colorado has partnered with Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in nearby Nathrop to host two wellness retreats in 2019. The five-day short breaks in January and March at the base of Colorado’s 14,197 foot Mount Princeton are led by medical staff and provide health interventions, group counseling, blood tests and disease prevention tips. There are also plenty of excursions and relaxation options such as yoga, snowshoeing, cooking classes, and a dip in the resort’s steaming mineral water baths. From $ 1,500

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The Brampton

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Warrensburg, New York

Want to live in New York City and flee? Let the Brampton do the legwork for you. It picks you up in Manhattan, drives you deep into the Adirondacks, and plans your daily itinerary. Stay in a 3,000-square-foot, six-bedroom lodge on the Hudson River, or stay in a new tiny house, a 1970s Airstream, or a clear-roofed RV to watch the stars. Whichever you choose, you’ll have access to a hot tub, outdoor yoga deck, and fire pit. Skiing at Gore Mountain is only 15 minutes away. Meals are not included, but the Brampton can arrange a private chef if you wish. From $ 375 per night

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Pacific Northwest Yoga and Rafting Retreat

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Ashland, Oregon

On this June whitewater rafting and yoga retreat, you’ll paddle grade III on the Lower Klamath River for four days, camp on secluded beaches, and take part in daily instructor-led yoga sessions along the river. Then head to Ashland for a few days at the Lithia Springs Resort in Rogue Valley, a lodge with a day spa, saltwater pool, and private soaking tubs in each room where you can enjoy wine tastings, hikes, and more of course, more warrior poses and side boards. From $ 1,300

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MT Sobek Sonora desert meditation and yoga retreat

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Sedona, Arizona

On these five-day yoga and meditation retreats in the Sonoran Desert in March, April and October, you will spend as much time doing flow yoga and breathing exercises in the breathtaking desert landscapes as you are hiking through the red rocks of Sedona. But it’s not exactly gross. Their digs are the 70 acre Enchantment Resort at the entrance to the remote Boynton Canyon. End your trip with treatments in the tranquil Mii Amo Spa. From $ 3,995

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Goyo adventure

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Locations vary

If you’re looking for a retreat with traditional elements of wellness – meditation, acupuncture, yoga, massage – but in an adventure-oriented location, Goyo Adventures is for you. The boutique travel company offers quick three-day trips to places like Jackson, Wyoming; Crested Butte, Colorado; and Taos, New Mexico. Or there are one-week retreats to Peru, El Salvador and Bali. You can ski and do sunset yoga in a remote Colorado cabin, or stress relieve and disconnect while enjoying organic food and Ayurvedic yoga in the Tetons. From $ 500

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Papaya wellness

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Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

The week-long retreats from Papaya Wellness combine surfing and yoga with first-class travel destinations such as Malpais, Costa Rica or the Mexican Riviera Nayarit. You live in luxurious houses on the beach and receive daily wellness and surf coaching from experienced professionals. Plus, customize your retreats to suit your needs with activities like waterfall hikes, catamaran cruises, bootcamp workouts on the beach, and paddleboard trips to tropical reefs. From $ 1,850

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Main photo: Courtesy Enchantment Resort / Mii Amo Spa

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