We plot your dream wellness retreat based on your preferred vacay.
Your Scene: Coachella
You’ve been doing the festival circuit since the days of Modrobes and mosh pits but have started to find the crowds, the flower crowns and the whole sleeping- on-the-ground thing exhausting. The alternative? Restival, a five-day luxury desert retreat, held in Arizona, that offers a far more healing “lineup” of meditation, yoga and spirituality classes. And while you still sleep in a tent, Restival has washrooms, lights and a comfy bed — complete with turndown service.
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Your Scene: All-Inclusives
You in Mexico in 2007: tequila shots, bed at 5 a.m. You in Mexico in 2017: wheat-grass shots, yoga at 5 a.m. Try: Chablé Resort & Spa, Yucatán. This leafy resort – think super-high-end The Beach styles – also allows you to gear your “healing exploration” to one of four target wellness areas, from fitness to food and even art. Don’t miss the underground spa, which opened last year. It has a float tank, a salt cabin and a treatment called “Fountain of Youth.”
Your Scene: Renting an Italian Villa
Enter the new Mandali Retreat. The resort, which opened last March in northern Italy, offers three-, five- and eight-day packages that encourage self-reflection with the help of guided meditation, yoga and our favourite prescription for stress relief: massages—lots of them. Even better, they take place in the spa with a view of Lake Orta. Word of warning: Alcohol is contraband, so you’ll have to take a miss on that local Chianti.
This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of ELLE Canada.