Author(s): Lonely Planet Publications Staff
Discover the world's most energising, inspiring and relaxing wellbeing retreats. From yoga, t'ai chi and meditation to mindfulness, spa treatments and creative writing, we present our favourite retreats and spas around the world to help replenish the mind, body and soul.
Wellness Escapes includes nearly 200 destinations and is organised into five themes: Calm, Active, Healthy, Inspired and Indulged - making it easy to find the perfect getaway whether you're in the mood for a seaweed bath in Ireland or surfing in Morocco, meditation in Bali or a Finnish sauna.
We tell you what makes each retreat so special, what you can do, what's on its doorstep, and provide booking details to help you find out more or book a visit. Throughout, our wellness authors reveal the health benefits of each activity, while you'll also find out about the world's top ten wellness festivals, yoga and meditation techniques, and healthy smoothie recipes to try at home.
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