The period before your wedding is an exciting one indeed. There’s lots to plan and think about, including your bachelorette party. Traditionally brides have their bachelorette parties in places like Las Vegas or Nashville. However, these types of escapades aren’t for everyone. If that’s the case, try something different for you and your closest girlfriends, like checking out these spiritual travel retreats.
You don’t have to be religious to go on a spiritual travel retreat. Either way, you’ll undeniably benefit when you away from your normal life to take a deeper look inside. Spiritual travel retreats are a therapeutic break from the real world that not only bring you closer to yourself but also closer to your best friends. What better time to treat yourself to one than right before your big day?
Get together with your maid of honor and check out these six spiritual travel retreats!
If you want to stay close to home, look no further than rural Tennessee. The Isha Institute of Inner Sciences offers a variety of options like organized meditation and yoga programs, as well as personal wellness retreats.
This peaceful mountain retreat has an enormous golden dome that houses the largest yoga and meditation hall in the western hemisphere. Check out its seven waterfalls, breathtaking bluff overlooks and many trails available for hiking or mountain biking. Relax and rejuvenate, while you also reflect and reconnect with yourself, nature and each other.
Once a 17th-century monastery that housed 225 nuns, Monastere Des Augustines is now a hotel and wellness spa where you can go to relax and unplug from busy day-to-day life. Yoga and movement classes are available, and wholesome organic meals are served. Guests can take yoga or sleep rejuvenation programs or request spiritual guidance from one of the nuns still in residence.
Enjoy an on-site museum to learn about the monastery’s history or experience a wide range of treatments like sleep therapy, posture instruction, health evaluations and more. There are no televisions in guest rooms, and you can choose to leave electronic devices at reception when you check in.
Built by landscape architect Jens Jenson to help people clear their minds and reconnect with nature and each other, this is a great place for those who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. Wander through the forest with your girlfriends while you enjoy the Green Bay shoreline. Take yoga, bonsai planting and knitting classes to calm the mind and relax yourself. Meals are family style, which makes for a great social opportunity for you and your bridesmaids and others.
If you and your girlfriends are yogis, this is the retreat for you. Stay at the Wailea Inn in Maui, one of the most beautiful places on earth, and participate in Bikram Yoga, either one-on-one or in a group. Enjoy wellness support, guided nutrition, as well as various workshops, meditation sessions, mini-trips around the island and more.
Spend time at this longtime desert favorite with your own personalized yoga retreat, spa and what’s said to be the best pool scene in Coachella Valley. With 41-temperature controlled pools, it’s the perfect place to awaken your senses and find true tranquility. Take advantage of revitalizing treatments, detox options and vegetarian-oriented menus that are prepared by an award-winning culinary team. Go on a group hike in the desert or go horseback riding.
Tucson is the perfect resort getaway for you and your girlfriends and in the most beautiful setting. Enjoy cocktails with a view of the gorgeous desert backdrops and the brand-new “Girls Getaway” package, which includes complimentary spa services, unlimited outdoor activities and daily yoga – a combination just right for you and your girlfriends to get away, enjoy yourselves and each other.
Sure, getting crazy with your girlfriends in a big city is a fun time, but you may never have the chance to get real quality time all together again. Consider one of these spiritual travel retreats that will be the perfect thing for you and your bridesmaids.
Take an opportunity to unplug and connect with your girlfriends before you embark on a new chapter of your life. It’s sure to leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for what’s to come.