Where to Find Wellness This Fall in the Golden State

You deserve a break.

With summer behind us and fall in full swing, it may seem harder to catch a breath. As things accelerate toward the holiday, don’t forget to take a moment to nourish your mind, body and soul. There are multiple wellness retreats and experiences throughout California to help you connect to nature, de-stress and even try something new. Visit California came up with some wonderful options to consider. Here are some of our favorites.

Detox like a celebrity

The Ashram, Calabasas

“For nearly 45 years, The Ashram, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, has been putting Hollywood elite through the wringer. Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Oprah have all reportedly signed up for the weeklong program, which starts each day with a 5:30 a.m. “gentle knock on your door” before challenging guests to tackle multiple fitness classes per day and 10-plus-mile hikes, fueled only by plant-based meals. (Explore other toxin-releasing resorts: California Detox Retreats.)”

Experience equine therapy

Ricochet Ridge Ranch, Fort Bragg

“Horseback riding as salve for the body and mind is a practice as old as Ancient Greece. The Ricochet Ridge Ranch in Fort Bragg offers a thoroughly modern six-day retreat with full-day rides along Mendocino County’s coastal trails and sandy surf. If watching rather than riding is more your speed, book a private tour at the Return to Freedom sanctuary in Lompoc where 400 wild horses and 29 burros roam free.”

Live like a monk

Shasta Abbey, Mount Shasta

“Achieve a more profound sense of self through a stay at Shasta Abbey. This Buddhist monastery welcomes outsiders into its beautiful, sacred space, located on a 16-acre forest near the base of Mount Shasta. The three-day Introductory Retreat encourages visitors to try Soto Zen through guided meditation, Dharma talks, and mindfulness.”

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