- Posted On
- Jul 09, 2018
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Just Show Up and Let someone else take care of the rest with overnight wellness adventures around Utah.
When was the last time you took a vacation where you came home feeling really relaxed? As much as we don’t want to admit it, some vacations can be more work than imagined from planning where to stay, to finding meals, to figuring out where to hike, bike and explore. This is why retreats can be a great fit if you are looking for someone else to do the legwork and want to just sit back and let the vacation unfold. To help plan this out we’ve got a handful of upcoming retreats throughout Utah in 2018 for you to check out.
Holiday River Expeditions
Stand up paddleboard, rafting and yoga
Life has a way of slowing down when you head out onto the water for an overnight expedition. Join yoga and wellness instructor Melanie Webb for a 4 day, 3 night adventure on the Colorado River. Relax and enjoy the calm sway of the water and tune out as you sleep under the stars. This adventure will give participants both the thrill of class IV whitewater rapids and easy mellow stand up paddle board sections. Space is limited though due to permitting so don’t hesitate in signing up.
August 9-12, 2018
Spark Women’s Retreat
Personal growth, yoga, hiking, networking
Are you looking for inspiration and wanting to be surrounded by a group of motivating women who will help you find your true potential? Grab a girlfriend or two and come enjoy this 3 night, 4 day retreat happening against the scenic backdrop of Zion National Park. Everyday will involve personal growth workshops touching on topics like meditation and yoga, life organization, increasing productivity and learning how to find and maximize your courage, and more. There are a number of sleeping options at this one from camping under the stars to grabbing a cabin, depending on what you would like your experience to be like.
September 28-30, 2018
Hiking my Way with Mirna Valerio and Shanti Hodges
Hiking, yoga, photography, writing, connecting
Want to really experience the trails of Southern Utah and get off the beaten track of tourist hikes that are on every Instagram out there? Join Ultrarunner and National Geographic Adventure of the Year Mirna Valerio and Hike it Baby founder Shanti Hodges, as well as local hosts, for a 4 night, 5 day luxury women’s retreat on the edge of Snow Canyon State Park. Wake up to yoga, meditation and a delicious menu developed by the retreat’s wellness coach, then lounge by the pool in the afternoon or participate in photography and writing workshops in the afternoon. This getaway offers relaxation, mind stimulation and adventure that will wake up all of your senses and help you learn how to get out there and explore more. Every participant goes home with new hiking shoes from Merrell, a Deuter backpack and a few other goodies.
September 27-October 1, 2018
Backpacking in Escalante
Backpacking, connecting, big adventure
Imagine backpacking deep into Escalante Grand-Staircase Monument, sleeping under the stars, the Navajo sandstone walls surrounding you. And She’s Dope Two, the popular women’s Instagram account has two five day, four night guided retreats into the backcountry. No need to have the gear, just sign up and Big Agnes tents, Osprey packs and more gear will be available for use on the trip. They are offering 2 adventure retreats in October for beginner and intermediate level backpackers. The only requirement is that you are fit enough to hike 5-10 miles a day and carry a 40 pound pack. If you have been looking to backpack but it just isn’t happening, this is the retreat for you to get after it.
October 4-8 & 11-16, 2018
Glamping and Fitness in Zion
Camping, fitness, wellness, nutrition
Enjoy luxury glamping at Under Canvas and a long weekend of fitness with Erin Paruszewski, founder of Alkalign fitness studios. The gathering takes place in a dramatic desert setting with views of Zion National Park, over two nights and three day. Leave relaxed and aligned after participating daily in Erin’s proprietary blend of yoga, pilates, barre and physical therapy exercises. Massages available and of course s’mores and campfires are a must have every evening while you enjoy pitch black nights lit by unobstructed starry nights.
October 12-14, 2018
Get Away to Park City
Yoga, hiking, meditation, nutrition, co-ed
Looking to escape to the Wasatch mountains for a weekend of fitness, locally sourced nutrition rich food, beautiful scenery, yoga, and connecting with others? This four day retreat will help you tap into your mind, body and spirit with fitness, hiking, yoga, meditation, candlelight dinners and workshops that help you find your happiness and playfulness. This workshop is designed for men and women.
October 16-19, 2018
Hiking, yoga, meditation, personal growth workshop
Do you find you’re “stuck” in life? There are many reasons we get there and Andrea Becky Hanson is an expert in helping women move through this. Since 2002 she has led annual retreats at the luxurious Red Mountain Resort. Come spend some time in the desert doing yoga, guided meditations, a fire ceremony and look deeply at old beliefs and move that energy out. After spending 5 days in the middle of energizing red rocks that surround Red Mountain Resort, every participant will go home, feeling re-energized and will have a copy Andrea’s best selling book to continue the work long after the retreat.
October 24-28, 2018
Daycation in the Park
Yoga and hiking
While these aren’t exactly overnighters unless you book a campsite or hotel nearby, the Granogi yoga series is a handful of “daycations” you can take throughout Utah when you don’t have time for a full on retreat. These day festivals bring people together in parks across Utah for a full day of yoga, hiking, exploring beautiful locations throughout the state. This is a wonderful way to get to know 9 of the 44 parks throughout Utah in a unique way.
Check website for upcoming dates throughout 2018 summer