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5 Springtime Wellness Retreats To Soothe Your Soul

From yoga and meditation to self-empowerment discussions, these havens will help you reconnect with yourself.

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The recent weather has treated Coloradans to a refresher course in balmy temperatures and sunny skies, but we could all use a full-body (and mind) rejuvenation session to return to complete health after the dreary winter months. At least that’s what local yoga studios and resorts seem to be thinking—they’re hosting spring wellness retreats everywhere from the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs to a remote beach in Mexico. Take your pick of these five meditative escapes and leave your worries back with Old Man Winter.


Women’s Weekend of Wellness

The Broadmoor, April 16 to 19

Go if you want: A well-rounded vacation

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What to expect: Guided hikes, yoga classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, and discussions about topics like mental fitness, herbology, and hormones from University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center specialists, as well as local experts

Cost: $575–$725

Extra perks: Attendees will receive a $30 credit toward any spa service at the Spa at the Broadmoor, a 15 percent discount on spa and fitness product purchases, and a 25 percent discount on suite upgrades

1 Lake Ave., Colorado Springs, 844-513-9981, broadmoor.com


Snow & Flow

Aspen, April 17 to 20

Go if you want: An athletic-meditative hybrid

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What to expect: Group yoga classes with renowned teacher Kathryn Budig and meditation, skiing, and snowboarding sessions with professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler on Aspen Mountain (yoga and meditation will also be held at Aspen Shakti Shala, a small but beautiful studio at the base of the slopes), with optional lodging at the swanky Limelight Hotel

Cost: $1,600–$2,200

Extra perks: You get to snowboard with an Olympic silver medalist. What else do you want?

Multiple locations, Aspen; email [email protected] to register


Moab Yoga & Empowerment Adventure

Moab, Utah, May 7 to 10

Go if you want: A more rustic adventure that’s still close to a semi-urban area

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What to expect: Yoga and meditation with staff from Vail Valley-based personal development organization In Your Element, riverside camping at Goose Island Campground, gourmet meals from Ripe Colorado Produce, free time to explore Moab’s cliffs and downtown

Cost: $400–$425

Extra perks: Discounted rates on local massages and bike rentals and a swag bag with other coupons and goodies

Goose Island Campground, Moab, Utah, 720-261-4217, be-inyourelement.com/events


Kindness Yoga Beach Retreat

Mexico, May 7 to 14

Go if you want: A tropical sanctuary

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What to expect: Themed yoga and meditation taught by Kindness Yoga instructors Cameron Dabney and Patrick Harrington near Sayulita, Mexico; kayaking, surfing, mostly vegetarian meals, day trips to town for shopping and exploring; lodging in bungalows or rustic or luxury cabins

Cost: $1,550–$1,950

Extra perks: Free use of kayaks at the private Punta Monterrey Beach Resort and amazing food (think traditional chilaquiles, hand-made pasta, and fresh lobster)

Punta Monterrey Beach Resort, Mexico, 303-921-7971, bellaretreats.com/kindness-yoga-beach-retreat


Revive

Vail, May 29 to 31

Go if you want: A medically-based refuge for the aging population

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What to expect: In-depth fitness assessments, outdoor hiking and fly fishing, group fitness classes, meditation, gourmet dining, and lectures on whole foods, heart rate, and nutrition technology

Cost: Prices vary

Extra perks: An optional medical exam, blood work, and cardio stress test with the medical director from Peak Wellness

Peak Wellness Retreat, 352 E. Meadow Dr., Vail, 877-854-2718, peakwellnessretreat.com

Follow editorial assistant Mary Clare Fischer on Twitter at @mc_fischer.

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