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Plan Your Retreat!

Ideas for Relaxation and Restoration

Whether you are searching for a retreat that serves as a place of privacy, or looking to join a group retreat for meditation, or to learn something new, or to perfect a practice, embarking on one of these journeys is often just what you need.

Our annual Retreat Guide, now in its fourth year, is dedicated to those special places. Places with heart that transform people—body, mind, and spirit. In this year’s guide you’ll find a collection of transformative retreats dedicated to Ayurveda, the creative arts, culture, quiet places, and, of course, wellness.

Here’s to a renewed state of well-being,

Mary Bemis

Editor, The S&H Retreat Guide

S&H 2019 Retreat Guide - Plan Your Retreat!

11440 Multiversity

1440 Multiversity features a wide array of immersive learning programs focused on contemplative practices, creativity, relationships, and yoga.

800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95056


(844) 544-1440
https://1440.org

2Art of Living Retreat Center

Vibrant programs, beautiful mountain views, and nurturing silence make this retreat like a second home.

639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607

[email protected]
(800) 385-5166
http://artoflivingretreatcenter.org

3Blazing Mountain Retreat Center

Ideal for longer retreats or workshops supporting deep inner work in a pristine environment and sustainable menu. Holds 40-100 comfortably.

2541 Carefree Way
Crestone, CO 81131

[email protected]
(303) 955-2574
http://blazingmountain.org

5C-DEEP: Center for Devotional Energy and Ecstatic Practice

Transform the mind, heal the spirit, and deepen love. Weeklong immersions in ecstatic, contemplative practice. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.

Soulift: Cultivating Spiritual Maturity
August 12-18, 2019
Jemez Springs, NM 87025

[email protected]
(215) 247-9700
http://aleph.org/soulift

6C-DEEP: Center for Devotional Energy and Ecstatic Practice

Transform the mind, heal the spirit, and deepen love. Weeklong immersions in ecstatic, contemplative practice. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.

Soulift: Dealing with Adversity
May 13-19, 2019
Lake Delton, WI 53940

[email protected]
(215) 247-9700
http://aleph.org/soulift

4C-DEEP: Center for Devotional Energy and Ecstatic Practice

Transform the mind, heal the spirit, and deepen love. Weeklong immersions in ecstatic, contemplative practice. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.

Soulift: Healing Into Action
February 4-10, 2019
Tampa, FL 33603

[email protected]
(215) 247-9700
http://aleph.org/soulift

7Center for Soul Arts

Breakthrough at a crossroads! Solo and couples private, all-inclusive intensives for awakening wisdom. rondalarue.com

703 Tico Road
Ojai, CA 93023

[email protected]
(805) 746-1657
http://centerforsoularts.com

8Center of Renewal Retreat and Conference Center

Come enjoy our interfaith hospitality on 100+ tranquil acres only 10 miles from majestic Niagara Falls via the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Revitalize, rejuvenate, and renew!

4421 Lower River Road at Pletcher Road
Stella Niagara, NY 14144

[email protected]
(716) 754-7376
https://stellaniagararetreats.org

9The Chopra Center

Meditation and mind-body health retreats led by Deepak Chopra and other world- renowned thought leaders. Discover balance, healing, and transformation.

2013 Costa Del Mar
Carlsbad, CA 92009

[email protected]
(760) 494-1600
http://chopra.com

38Civana Spa Resort Sanctuary

A wellness destination resort offering a world class spa, movement & enrichment classes and healthy cuisine.

37220 Mule Train Road
Carefree, AZ 85377

[email protected]
(480) 653-9000
https://civanacarefree.com

10Festival of Faiths

Multi-faith festival examining intersection of faith and science, big questions at heart of human existence.

Sacred Cosmos: Faith and Science
April 25-27, 2019
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

[email protected]
(502) 583-3100
http://festivaloffaiths.org

11Footsteps Retreats

A seven-day compassion retreat in Assisi, Italy, based on Shantideva and St. Francis of Assisi.

In the Footsteps of the Bodhisattvas
June 23-30, 2019
29341⁄2 Beverly Glen Circle, #395
Los Angeles, CA 90077

[email protected]

http://footstepsretreats.com

13Garrison Institute

Timeless wisdom, timely action. Meditation retreats and contemplative workshops in the Hudson River Valley.

14 Mary’s Way, Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524

[email protected]
(845) 424-4800
http://garrisoninstitute.org

13Gathering the Soul in The Wilderness

Meditation, dreamwork, journaling and journeying. Inner/outer wilderness, and horses! Non-riders welcome.

A Retreat for Women
August 11-17, 2019
Blacktail Ranch
Wolf Creek, MT 59648

[email protected]
(406) 582-7450
http://gatheringthesoul.com

14The Guesthouse

Learn to recognize yourself among the 12 ideals and recognize the same archetypes in others. We will surprise you by drawing upon more of yourself than you know about.

The 12 Archetypes of the Heart and Soul
April 19-24, 2019
318 Main Street
Chester, CT 06412

[email protected]
(520) 299-2170
http://iamheart.org/retreats/archetypes

15International A. Miller Healing Institute

Personal and group spiritual retreats with healer and teacher Adam Miller. Available in multiple cities.

4862 E. Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ 85750
And other cities nationwide


(520) 249-9332
http://discoverwholeness.com/retreats

16International Yoga Festival

The birthplace of yoga! World-renowned yoga experts, spiritual leaders, yoga teachers, artists, and musicians.

March 1-7, 2020
Parmarth Niketan Ashram
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
India

[email protected]

http://internationalyogafestival.org

17Karmê Chöling

Offering meditation retreats and contemplative programs to inspire wisdom and compassion in our everyday lives.

369 Patneaude Lane
Barnet, VT 05821

[email protected]
(802) 633-2384
http://karmecholing.org

18Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Kripalu is the premier destination for those seeking a compassionate environment for wellness and learning.

57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

[email protected]
(800) 741-7353
http://kripalu.org

22Le Monastère Des Augustines

A historical retreat, a location dedicated to healing, serenity, and inwardness for nearly four centuries.

77, Rue Des Remparts
Québec, QC G1R0C3
Canada

[email protected]
(844) 694-1639
http://monastere.ca

19The Mandala Center

Refresh the mind, renew the spirit, and heal the body. Offering facility rentals, workshops, and individual retreats.

96 Mandala Road
Des Moines, NM 88418

[email protected]
(575) 278-3002
http://mandalacenter.org

20The Mariandale Center

Offering programs in contemplation, personal development, and spirituality at its beautiful 61-acre Hudson Valley center.

299 North Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562

[email protected]
(914) 941-4455
http://mariandale.org

21The Marsh

Located in suburban Minneapolis, programs and personal retreats in a warm, caring culture with Midwestern values.

A Center for Balance and Fitness
15000 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345

[email protected]
(952) 935-2202
http://themarsh.com

23Mountain Trek

Mountain Trek is a wellness retreat specializing in personalization, hiking, yoga, massage therapy, detox, and more.

3800 North Street
Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC
V0G1A0 Canada

[email protected]
(800) 661-5161
http://mountaintrek.com

24New Life Hiking Spa and Wellness Retreat

New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont has been providing wellness retreats for more than 40 years.

2617 Killington Road
Killington, VT 05751

[email protected]
(802) 353-2954
http://newlifehikingspa.com

25The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

Awakening the best in human spirit for more than 40 years. Programs are in- person and online.

150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

[email protected]
(877) 944-1001
http://eomega.org

26Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa

The only medically supervised, all-inclusive structured residential program to provide scientifically proven results to guests.

8755 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL 33178

[email protected]
(305) 935-7131
https://pritikin.com

27The Raj Ayurveda Health Center

Authentic, effective Panchakarma treatments. Eliminate harmful toxins, enliven inner healing intelligence, spiritual and physical rejuvenation.

1734 Jasmine Avenue
Maharishi Vedic City, IA 52556

[email protected]
(800) 248-9050
http://theraj.com

28Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort and Spa

All-inclusive fitness resort and spa with more than 4,000 acres of mountains, meadows, and more.

Carretera a Tijuana Km 5
Tecate 92046-3057
Mexico

[email protected]
(800) 443-7565
http://rancholapuerta.com

29Rankema World Summit

Ayurvedic Dr. Jayanath Abeywickrama of Sri Lanka shares ancient healing wisdom and transformative meditation practices.

1440 Multiversity
July 11-14, 2019
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

[email protected]
(775) 588-7076
http://rankemaworldsummit.com

30Reading Retreat

A fully pampered getaway in the country, giving you space and time to read.

Cambridge, UK

[email protected]
+44 1223 862978
http://readingretreat.co.uk

31Sedona Mago Retreat

A meditation retreat in Sedona, Arizona. Learn how to make decisions with intuition and divine guidance.

December 28, 2018-January 2, 2019
3500 Bill Gray Road
Sedona, AZ 86336

[email protected]
(520) 299-2170
http://iamheart.org/Sedona-retreat-2018

32Singing Journey Retreats with Virginia Schenck Airborne Ecstasy

Listen, explore, and sing yourself in spiritual, mystical, music-filled parts of our world.

Airborne Ecstasy
P.O. Box 8835
Atlanta, GA 31106

[email protected]
(404) 281-2697
http://virginiaschenck.com

33Skyterra Wellness Retreat

A beautiful mountain retreat where you can set aside life’s obligations and focus on your own well-being.

1 Indian Creek Drive
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747

[email protected]
(888) 282-1657
http://skyterrawellness.com

34The Sun Valley Wellness Festival

Features speakers, movement classes, and experience hall.

June 26 - 29, 2020
Sun Valley, ID 83340

[email protected]
(208) 720-4535
http://sunvalleywellness.com

35Sundara Inn and Spa

A destination wellness spa tucked into a fragrant pine forest in the scenic Wisconsin Dells.

920 Canyon Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

[email protected]
(608) 253-9200 or (888) 735-8181
http://sundaraspa.com

36Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Santa Fe’s award-winning tranquil oasis. Unplug. Recharge. Reconnect. Experiences here are uniquely your own.

242 Los Pinos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507

[email protected]
(877) 977-8212
http://sunrisesprings.com

37Tergar Meditation Community

Under direction of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar offers secular and Buddhist meditation programs, courses, and retreats.

1621 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

[email protected]
(952) 232-0633
http://tergar.org

Online Training and Travel

ALEPH

Alliance for Jewish Renewal Tikshoret-Connections Online Learning Initiative 

Can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet or phone connection.
(215) 247-9700
[email protected]
aleph.org/tikshoret-connections

Discover online learning opportunities in a classroom-style setting. Variety of topics; each week offers new experiences. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.


DANCE OF THE DEER FOUNDATION

Center for Shamanic Studies
P.O. Box 699
Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 475-9560
[email protected]
shamanism.com

Discover shamanic retreats, workshops, and seminars worldwide with renowned shaman and healer Brant Secunda.


THE FOUR WINDS SOCIETY

Become an Energy Medicine Practitioner and Health Coach
P.O. Box 330397
Miami, FL 33233
(877) 494-4118
[email protected]
thefourwinds.com 

At the Light Body School we bridge ancient wisdom with cutting-edge neuroscience to teach you how to bring about the life you have dreamed of.


ILLUMINATED JOURNEYS

8273 E Davies Avenue
Centennial, CO 80112
(720) 489-8073, (877) 489-8500
[email protected]
illuminatedjourneys.com

 Offering meaningful travel to evocative landscapes. Outer action, inner meaning.


THE WOMEN’S TRAVEL GROUP

116 East 63rd Street, Suite 4A
New York, NY 10065
(646) 309-5607
[email protected]
thewomenstravelgroup.com

We organize small-group tours for women to spas and hand-picked destinations.

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