Yeotown Retreat

WHAT?
A detox that doesn’t involve ant-sized portions and workouts that leave you crying.

 

WHERE?
Snapper, Devon, England

 

WHY?
We love that the focus here is not on what you will lose but how much you stand to gain. Over the course of this 5-day mind and body detox you can expect a mix of coastal hikes and yoga offered alongside cooking classes with a nutrition focus. That it all happens in a converted country house gives it a cosy (rather than clinical) appeal.

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Clinique La Prairie

WHAT?
The pioneering Swiss medical retreat first opened in 1931.

 

WHERE?
Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland

 

WHY?
It's no secret that sleep is the key to younger looking skin. Since no modern woman gets enough, the 6-night “Better Sleep Program” is the perfect chance to catch up on those extra zzz’s—and keep them coming well after you leave. Medical experts will observe you overnight and offer a personalized program using traditional and alternative therapies.

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Soul & Surf

WHAT?
A surf and yoga retreat that’s not for backpackers.

 

WHERE?
Varkala, Kerala, India

 

WHY?
Fitness retreats are the new vacations. Plan to spend your time at this cute and down-to-earth retreat (run by a charming British couple) surfing and practicing sunset yoga. Daily drives up to the beach every morning in one of the couple’s pastel-hued vintage cars and music consistently playing prove a "retreat" doesn't have to be so serious.

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Post Ranch Inn

WHAT?
A spiritual and self-healing enclave nestled on the California coast.

 

WHERE?
Big Sur, California, USA

 

WHY?
Situated in the heart of the Big Sur (widely considered one of the most healing places on the planet), find inner peace as you stargaze from your treehouse, whale watch on the Pacific and meet with a shaman to find your truth.

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Amanemu

WHAT?
The brand new Zen spa from the world-renowned Aman hotel group.

 

WHERE?
Ise-Shima, Japan

 

WHY?
Is there anything more refreshing, in this age of technology, than a return to tradition? Based on the ancient Japanese bathing practice of onsen, natural mineral-rich water is used to revive everything from tired muscles and aching joints to skin ailments. Japan’s idyllic forests and still waters make it the ultimate Zen paradise.

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