When the stresses of daily life add up, it’s important to take time for yourself. The best way to do that is to take a trip to rest, relax, recharge, and also reinvigorate. Of course, you can book your favorite luxury hotel. We feel, however, that in order for it to be most effective, you should spend some time at a meditative retreat. So, we have gathered some of our favorites.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
We’re obviously big fans of the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur – even bigger fans now that Highway One is open again allowing easier access to this amazing facility. Part luxury hotel and part meditation retreat, the Post Ranch Inn can be a life-changing experience. Get in touch with nature and also yourself with a trip here. As they note, the inn embraces “the dramatic beauty of the California coastline, Post Ranch Inn is a serene retreat where romance and connection thrive. The 39 guestrooms and one private home blend rustic elegance with luxury and comfort, offering stunning ocean or mountain views.” There’s not one bad spot on the entire property.
The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale
A trip to the desert can have some amazing effects on your body. Visiting the Arizona desert is one of most effective in achieving those results. One of our favorites in the area is The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain.
Nestled within the inspiring landscapes of Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary Resort invites you to experience a higher level of luxury, laughter, and glorious renewal. This famed Scottsdale luxury resort will introduce you to a refreshing new spirit of sophistication and relaxed refinements, as you discover 53 acres of your own private paradise where formalities are replaced by fun, and the most luxurious amenity is the art of reconnection. Your Sanctuary awaits.
Rolling Meadows, Brooks
Our favorite times to visit Maine are in the spring and the fall. This is also our favorite time to join a fully immersive yoga retreat which focuses on silent meditation. This can be a life-altering experience. Rolling Meadows in Brooks, Maine offers their retreats on a secluded 100-acre property on which sits a fully-restored 1840s New England farmhouse.
Silent retreats at Rolling Meadows offer a spiritually focused process of transformation for serious practitioners to expand consciousness, self-awareness, and deepen healing at a 100 acre secluded retreat center in the pristine hills of coastal Maine. The retreats are guided by Patricia and Surya, who bring 35 years of teaching experience, which they have integrated from their shared passion for self-transformation.
Stillpoint Lodge, Halibut Cove
Another on the more rustic side of the spectrum of retreats, the Stillpoint Lodge in Halibut Cove, Alaska is the ultimate opportunity to commune with nature.
With a short boat or float plane trip through the towering mountain fjord of Kachemak Bay, you’ll find a rustic yet refined boutique resort lodge nestled on the edge of the wilderness… a quick hop from Homer and easily accessible from anywhere in the world… the majestic, fairytale-like village of Halibut Cove is Alaska’s premier destination for the conscious traveler on an active vacation.
The lodge’s seclusion enables some of the best meditative retreat experiences possible.
So, tell us, are you ready to achieve your most peaceful, relaxed self? For an experience that is even more immersive, you may want to take a spiritual getaway to India’s French colony.