So 2016 kind of sucked, and that's all the more reason to stick to your resolutions for the new year. Combine that with the rise of health and wellness trends (yes, sweat is getting even cooler) and you've got all the incentive you need to take a little me-time, fly to an exotic location, and indulge in some self-love. So whether you want to reconnect your mind, sculpt your body, or nail that dancer's pose in yoga class, Retreats Unlimited has you covered with these five retreats.
>> Even better... we're giving away the retreat of your choice to one lucky winner! See how to enter at the bottom of this article >>
New Year, New You in Jamaica
When: January 19-22
Where: Round Hill Resort
How much: $2,945 for single occupancy
We think of the new year as a new start, new opportunity, and new you. For when a different haircut or wardrobe just doesn't cut it, there's the New Year New You retreat in Jamaica. Run by Shayna Hiller, the four-day getaway will take you through the practice of intention and goal setting, teaching you to love your body, manage stress, feel more confident, increase intimacy, and more. It's the perfect blend of mind, body, and spirit coaching through the fields of nutrition, yoga, and meditation, led by an expert on all subjects.
Get Your Pulse Up in Turks & Caicos
When: January 24-27
Where: Blue Haven Resort
How much: $2,736 for single occupancy
If you need a little tough love to put down the popcorn, turn off Netflix, and actually pursue your resolution, trainer Mark Harari is your guy. His Get Your Pulse Up retreat builds a workout based on your individual body and skill level, so you can actually stick to it even once you're back home. He's got secrets celebrities swear by, and an addictively-positive mindset that will challenge you to move forward with your goals. Your reward? All-inclusive gourmet meals at the beautiful Blue Haven resort, and a body you can be proud of.
Bootcamp in Turks & Caicos
When: February 5-8
Where: Blue Haven Resort
How much: $2,864 for single occupancy
We already know New Yorkers to be fast-paced individuals, and trainer Zack Schares is no exception. Used to training professional athletes, he leads this four-day Bootcamp retreat to customize a workout that works for you, ranging from a goal-setting workshop and a beachside obstacle course to an exhilarating mini-marathon. Through infectious enthusiasm and a "no excuses" philosophy, Zack will help to step up your fitness program, embrace healthier eating, and sharpen your style overall.
Get Your Health in Check in Costa Rica
When: February 23-26
Where: Hacienda AltaGracia Resort
How much: $3,174 for single occupancy
Ladies, this one's for you: a Get Your Hormones and Health in Check retreat that proves absence of disease does not equal wellness. Even if your doctor has said "there's nothing wrong with you" after complaints of fatigue, weight gain, and lack of joy, there is in fact something you can do about it. Led by Dr. Tami, this four-day retreat will teach you to dig into your hormones, how to best fuel your body, and how to reboot your body's production without use of any medications. It's all natural, set in the beautiful natural rainforests of Costa Rica.
Transformational Yoga Retreat in Mexico
When: February 23-27
Where: Costa Baja Resort & Spa
How much: $2,245 for single occupancy
Yogis have something to look forward to this year with a Transformational Yoga retreat on the beautiful coast of Baja California Sur. Between a mix of sunrise and sunset-guided yoga on the beach, vinyasa flow yoga, pranayama, and guided meditation, teacher Amy Oppoliti will help you to focus on alignment and transformation. Between sessions, you're free to SUP in the resort's private lagoon, swim with seals in the Sea of Cortez, and explore the beautiful city of LaPaz. Consider it a retreat with benefits both on and off the mat.
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The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Instagram around January 6, 2017. This giveaway is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United States (excluding Puerto Rico).
Please note that retreats taking place at Capella Resort in St. Lucia are excluded from this sweepstakes.