5 Great Spiritual New England Retreats

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Whether you’re after Yoga, Hiking, Massage, or a Retreat Center, New England has a lot of great options.  Here are some of the best New England wellness retreats you can visit when you wish to refresh yourself, renew your soul and have a holistic getaway.

Canyon Ranch

For those who really want to pamper themselves, they should definitely pay a visit to Canyon Ranch, Lenox. It comprises of 40 fitness classes and activities in one day. Right from hiking, biking, outdoor activities, kayaking to a complete menu of spa services, it has everything you need to relax and have a holistic getaway. They include three healthy meals, fitness and nutrition evaluation, and astrologer and tarot card readings as well.

Canyon Ranch operates two destination health spa resorts in the United States. Canyon Ranch resorts are located in Tucson, Arizona, and Lenox, Massachusetts. Canyon Ranch also operates SpaClub locations with primarily day spa facilities. Visit their website for more information.

Kripalu

Tagged as one of the best yoga centers of the region, Kripalu Berkshires retreats provide you with classes in its own signature style which lays great stress on meditation, yoga, right breathing techniques, healing lessons, yoga dance classes, mind and body workshops, outdoor activities and more. Come for self-care and enjoy gentle yoga classes, introspective workshops, and solo time—including an inspirational labyrinth walk at dusk. You can also learn nutrition tips, take vigorous vinyasa yoga classes, and try qigong!  

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Its 160,000-square-foot facility is a former Jesuit novitiate and juniorate seminary built in 1957. Visit their website for more information.

Migis Lodge

If you’re looking for a perfect family retreat, then this Maine retreat will work best for you. Bring your whole family together here for a perfect gathering. Right from group fitness classes, water sports, teen and kids activities, yoga, sailing, fishing to plenty of outdoor activities, you have a lot of things to enjoy yourself out. It is a perfect hotspot for families to retreat themselves.

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You can also lunch on their private island, play tennis, waterski, kayak or sail. You can take a massage at their wellness center, or spend time in nature gazing at the stars.  It’s great for solo travelers, couples as well as multi-generational families seeking relaxation at their cottages on Sebago Lake. For more information, visit their site.

Alton Bay

The retreat center at Alton Bay Christian Conference center in New Hampshire is great for group retreats. They offer spiritual retreats, family gateways, business retreats as well as men and women retreats. There are a variety of lodging possibilities here.

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Their campus features a youth center with meeting area and game room, a year round chapel that seats 200, a Tabernacle (seasonal) that has many concerts and speakers, meeting rooms and indoor and outdoor spaces for small breakout sessions during retreats. For more information, visit their website.

Rolling Ridge

Majorly a conference center, this retreat is a perfect option for those who are looking for individual retreats. You can enjoy the natural beauty of Andover, have meals of the chef-prepared dishes enjoy luxuries like massage, spiritual direction as well as reiki.  Visit their website for more information.

Sewall House

This family owned Maine retreat is famous for its yoga. You can come here for a holistic getaway from May to October. They offer you different varieties of yoga and meditation styles. There is also biking, hiking, massaging, water sports as well as relaxation and great spots to meditate. Visit their website for more information.

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Donna Amrita Davidge has been offering ongoing personalized retreats at Sewall House from May – October since 1997.

Jonny Scott Blair
Jonny Blair is a self confessed traveling nomad who founded and blogs at Don't Stop Living. He sees every day as an adventure. Since leaving behind his home town of Bangor in Northern Ireland ten years ago he has traveled to all seven continents, working his way through various jobs and funding it all with hard work and an appetite for travel. Don’t Stop Living, a lifestyle of travel' contains over 1,000 stories and tips from his journeys round the globe. He wants to show others how easy it is to travel the world, give them some ideas and encourage them to do the same but most of all he aims to constantly live a lifestyle of travel. He is currently based in Hong Kong and on Twitter @jonnyblair.
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