11 Amazing New U.S. Wellness Retreats To Check Out In 2021

From a spa weekend in Yosemite to a restorative sleep retreat in Canyon Point, Utah, you don’t have to have Rebel Wilson status to get your wellness goals in order. Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah’s Spa Reflection Pool. Aman As far as celebrity wellness trends go, Rebel Wilson’s “year of health” […]

From a spa weekend in Yosemite to a restorative sleep retreat in Canyon Point, Utah, you don’t have to have Rebel Wilson status to get your wellness goals in order.

As far as celebrity wellness trends go, Rebel Wilson’s “year of health” was an undertaking worthy of high praise. Wilson’s journey — which started and ended at Austria’s illustrious luxury medical resort, Viva Mayr — saw the Pitch Perfect star’s transformation of mind, body and spirit all culminate recently, with a pair of beaming photo’s on the starlets Instagram page, along with a question for her 9.4 million followers: “What are your goals for next year?”

It’s as apropos a time as ever to start plotting your new year’s goals and resolutions. After a year of shutdowns and social distancing and so much sadness, who couldn’t use a little mind, body and spirit glow up to get things started?

While the fate of international travel remains unknown for the time being, the good news is you won’t have to go as far as the Austrian Alps to kickstart your very own wellness getaway. From a restorative sleep retreat in Utah to taking a wellness sabbatical in Hawaii and the first ever New Jersey Spa Week in early January, here are 11 of the best new wellness retreats to kick off your very own ‘year of health,’ whatever that means to you.

Mayflower Inn & Spa – Washington, Connecticut

Two hours outside of New York City in Washington, Connecticut, ​Mayflower Inn & Spa’s recently partnered with NYC-based wellness brand ​THE WELL and now offers guests an integrated holistic experience with a suite of medical and health coaching services.

Just in time for the New Year, the hotel will be hosting a Release and Reset​ retreat where guests will be able to create their own itinerary over a minimum three night night stay for a total mind-body reset. Weekly programming led by THE WELL will also include a variety of experiences includingdaytime and nighttime forest bathing​, ​dharma talks​, ​chef series and ​gong baths​. Throughout the year, THE WELL will also offer ​one to three-day wellness programs and packages, and seven to fifteen-day destination retreat experiences​. New Year, new you.

The Lake House on Canandaigua – Finger Lakes, New York

Surrounded by serene waterfalls, riesling wineries and pristine landscapes, The Lake House on Canandaigua is easily one of the most exciting openings in New York’s Finger Lakes region.

With a variety of wellness activities and experiences on offer ranging from “Snowga” to guided meditations and candlelight yoga classes, the hotel’s ‘Residence Redefined’  retreat will run between now and February 28th and includes four nights for the price of three, as well daily breakfast and a daily wellness activities led by the hotel’s on-site yoga instructor, Jennifer Hess.

Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort

If you’re eager to get some much needed rest and relaxation in the new year then look no further than Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort. Earlier this month, the hotel launched their Sensei Sabbatical program allowing guests who stay for 30 days or more to enjoy exclusive benefits at the dreamy Hawaiian retreat.

Set within 90,000 acres of the Hawaiian island of Lanai, guests here are immersed in an ultra-luxe retreat that focuses on customized wellbeing plans via the hotel’s on-site ‘Sensei Guides.’ Among a few of the perks included in the new Sabbatical program are a round-trip, semi-private flights between Honolulu and Lanai, a 60-minute orientation session with a Sensei Guide, weekly credit of $1,500 which can be used towards any activity including spa treatments, priority access to up to 12 complimentary well-being classes and a 60-minute one-on-one fitness session per week in addition to a few others.

Also on property, guests will find a Great Room, Sensei by Nobu restaurant, and expansive spa and wellness facilities that include ten private spa hale “houses” and 96 guest rooms and suites.

Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah

Led by a Tibetan Buddhist Master, Amangiri in Canyon Point in Utah will be hosting a Silent Retreat this February 3-7. Helping guests work towards maintaining serenity of the mind, body and spirit, the retreat will also afford practitioners a chance to learn the practical skills needed to find peace in everyday life.

Among a few of the techniques that will be covered are breath control to calm the mind, Tsa Lung exercises to relax the body, mindfulness practices to tune into the present moment, and meditation to promote inner peace. 

If you’re looking for a little less silence and a little more sleep, the resort will also be debuting a new Restorative Sleep Retreat from February 18-21. Created for those seeking improved sleep through reconnecting with the mind, body and soul, the program uses a science-based approach developed by certified Sleep Specialist Dr. Micheal Breus.

Activities and experiences include a daily personalized, practitioner-led wake-up routine, daily 60-minute morning yoga classes, therapeutic cold-water plunges and several informative sessions and lectures covering topics from sleep genetics to learning how to create the perfect sleep environment.

 The Reeds at Shelter Haven – Stone Harbor, NJ

Often overlooked for the splashy health clubs and hotel spa’s found in New York City, from SoJo Spa Club in Edgewater to the Borgata Hotel and Casino’s dreamy two-story Immersion Spa, New Jersey has long been a leader of health and wellness.

This year, New Jersey’s first ever New Jersey Spa Week will make its big debut in early January and is a great way to kick start the new year. Founded by Salt Spa at The Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor, Spa Week will bring together more than a dozen spas from across the Garden State to promote all things wellness while also working to support the spa community that has been negatively affected by the pandemic. 

Spa week runs from January 8-15, will be offering 21{d9cf345e272ccae06ddf47bdd1d417e7fd8f81a9d196cc6ace4cb20fad8f4c22} off select massage and facial treatments and will be valid throughout the week with no blackout dates. For more information or for a look at all participating spas, you can visit www.njspaweek.com.

Park Hyatt Aviara – San Diego, California

One of Southern California’s most resplendent luxury resorts, Park Hyatt Aviara underwent major renovations recently, including major advancements to their health and wellness offerings.

Now on offer to guests of the resort, VeraVia is an all-inclusive, luxury health and wellness retreat that partners guests with a team of clinicians to create a customized program just for them. Designed to create “lasting behavior and lifestyle changes,” this highly structured approach to wellness is also aimed at treating guests mind, body and spirit while integrating the most effective Western and Eastern philosophies.

Specializing in fitness, weight loss, nutrition, stress management, spiritual healing, rejuvenation as well as behavior and lifestyle changes, this is sure to be a major draw for guests looking for a well-rounded approach to wellness in the new year.

Sweetgrass Inn – Hilton Head, South Carolina

One of South Carolina’s leading health and weight loss destinations, Hilton Head Health will be opening their doors to a new onsite hotel called The Sweetgrass Inn in the new year. Among the health and wellness offerings, guests will spend their time focused on their physical and mental wellness from fitness classes and daily meditation to healthy cooking demonstrations and outdoor activities like kayaking and beach yoga.

Offered to guests on a rolling basis, the hotel’s signature Living Well Program and Healthy Getaway Retreat will also afford the option to create a fully customizable schedule the can include as much or as little activity as you like from cardio boxing and aqua Zumba to yoga on the beach and deep water conditioning.

Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis – Desert Hot Springs, California

Opening January 2021, Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis will offer a unique desert spa experience for guests looking to soak in some wellness from the area’s fresh-flowing geothermal mineral pools.

With the majestic backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, the resort will offer five and seven day cleansing, juicing and fasting retreats as well as yoga retreats throughout the year with the Yesenia’s Vida Cleanse program.

In addition to the hotel’s 40 rooms ranging from spa suites with private mineral spring tubs to balcony-view rooms facing the stunning western mountainside, guests here will love the Himalayan salt room with complimentary access to a spa suite, indoor-outdoor mineral pools, sauna and spa menu with over 30 massage, body treatment and facial therapies specially designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa – San Diego, California

Tucked away within north county San Diego’s prestigious Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood, Rancho Valencia’s highly customizable health and wellness program called the Wellness Collective, provides spa members and resort guests with the tools to make sustainable changes in their overall health and wellbeing.

This year, the Forbes Five Star resort has partnered with San Diego based Life Wellness Institute to create a robust calendar of workshops, lectures and events that promote wellbeing and individual care from

The Wellness Collective is available in the form of packages that can include everything from accommodations, wellness consultations, healthy spa cuisine meals, personal training and private fitness, unlimited yoga, pilates, spin, barre, and TRX classes as well as a daily 90-minute spa therapy customized to individual needs.

Rush Creek Lodge – Yosemite, California

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite recently debuted Rush Creek Spa in November, and inspired by the world-renowned Yosemite National Park, the indoor-outdoor facility features warm waterfall coves, cool mist showers, aromatherapy steam room, Himalayan salt sauna, granite waterfall hot tub and sensory room.

The hotel, which reopens to guests on January 8, will be offering a Grand Opening Spa Package between then and March 25. Inclusive of 1.5 hours of spa amenities, two 50-minute massages, breakfast, and two nights of lodging in a deluxe Lodge King Room, pricing starts at $534 per night for two adults.

L’Auberge de Sedona – Sedona, Arizona

Tucked into Sedona’s fabled red rock canyons on the banks of Oak Creek L’Auberge de Sedona is offering guests an all-new mindful and restorative-centric retreats in the new year.

Starting the week of Feb. 21, 2021, professional Life Coach and Soul-Centered Facilitator, Donna Bond, alongside L’Auberge’s skilled group of practitioners and healers will guide guests throughout a four-night, five-day experience.

Offering coaching tools and activities necessary to make intentional and sustainable changes to have a positive and lasting impact on guests overall health and wellbeing, upcoming retreat dates are as follows: Feb. 21-25, 2021, March 28 – April 1, 2021, June 20-24, 2021, July 25-29, 2021, Aug. 22-26, 2021 and Dec. 5-9, 2021.

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