Where to Find Fitness, Yoga, and Wellness Retreats

Updated: Nov 9, 2018

Fitness, yoga, and wellness retreats are the perfect way to enjoy your time off and feel energized at the same time. They give you the chance to combine a vacation with your health and mental well-being. Ramp up your fitness routine or get your health back on track and learn new “skills-of-the-trade” to help maintain optimal health when you return to the stress of everyday life.

We found five wellness retreats that have the added benefit of being near the water where you can take in the beautiful landscapes in your spare time. Go for a swim in the pool, ocean, or lake to free your mind and rejuvenate your spirit:

Escape Haven (Bali, Indonesia)

Experience an award winning luxury retreat in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. At Escape Haven you can choose the wellness retreat that best suits you. They have a variety of different options and packages including fitness, yoga, surfing, spa, or healing retreats. You will love this resort because the beautiful grounds and stunning rooms are designed to ease and relax your mind and body. It’s near the ocean so spending a day on the beach is a must. Check out the Trip Advisor reviews too – this resort gets top ratings from past guests.

Grail Springs (Bancroft, Ontario)

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Ontario wilderness. Grail Springs wellness retreat is surrounded by hundreds of acres of natural forest, a natural spring-fed lake, meditation gardens, and even a crystal outcrop. Purify, de-stress, and revitalize your body with meditation, hiking, yoga, or a dip in the hot & cold mineral tubs. Choose from 2 to 21 day long retreat packages.

Mountain Trek Wellness Retreats (Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC)

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This all-inclusive, luxurious health and wellness retreat in the mountains of British Columbia focuses on helping you lose weight and/or improve your fitness. Feel the vitality again with their fitness, nutrition, de-stressing, sleep, detox, and weight loss programs. Then, a soak in the local hot springs is sure to relax even the most stressed among us.

Paradise Found (Salt Spring Island, BC)

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Join the Yogi’s at their lakefront cottage on Cusheon Lake on this BC coastal island for a group or private yoga wellness retreat. Enjoy yoga, meditation, vegetarian cuisine, or explore island life in town with artist tours and local markets before retreating back to the cottage for swimming or taking in the views of the lake from their private dock. Relax, slow down, read a book, or fall asleep in the hammock. It’s your retreat to do what you need to relax and unwind.

Motivated Movement Health Retreats (Port Escondido Mexico)

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Imagine eight active days and seven restful nights at this quiet, undiscovered gem in beautiful Mexico. At this wellness retreat, you’ll explore the local beaches (and ocean swimming), nearby markets, and learn to make an authentic Mexican meal with delicious local ingredients. Disconnect from the stress of your everyday life and connect with like-minded people to develop a solid personal wellness plan you can work on right away, with the beautiful Mexican landscape as your backdrop.

There are so many health and wellness retreats within Canada and beyond to satisfy any rest, relaxation, or fitness need you may have. No matter where you go, don’t forget your swimsuit so that you can make the most of your retreat experience.

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