Creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. OK, not everyone’s idea of an ideal retreat getaway, but if you’re looking for an otherworldly experience this Halloween, you don’t need to trade in the glitz and glam of a luxury retreat for a ghostly, ghoulish experience. Enter the realm of mystical retreats: from the healing powers of crystals to new age practices. So, we have the perfect selection of mystical retreats if you’re in search of an alternative wellness experience.
This article was originally published on October 10, 2018, by Amanda Sheppard and was last updated on September 30, 2022.
In Peru’s Sacred Valley, Willka T’ika is a wellness resort steeped in ancient Andean history. Spiritual retreats draw upon Quechuan traditions to offer guests a healing experience. Thus, the property boasts an on-site healing herbal garden designed around the seven chakras. Wellness practitioners at Willka T’ika specialise in crystal light therapy and reflexology and use age-old ingredients. This includes the site’s thousand-year-old lucuma tree and its known healing benefits. There are also solar baths on offer for those looking to immerse themselves in the elements and relax under the night sky.
At Kicking Horse Mountain Retreat in the town of Golden, budding astrologers can enjoy weeklong retreats to read what’s written in the stars. Led by acclaimed astrologer Rumen Kolev, you’ll learn to read your own birth chart, master ancient astrological techniques, and more. Immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Moreover, the retreats include white water rafting, climbing excursions and guided meditation sessions.
The Retreat Costa Rica
Founded by wellness entrepreneur Diana Stobo, The Retreat Costa Rica draws inspiration from a crystal mountain, with all the natural healing properties that entails. Guests can enjoy the pool and stay in a harmonious setting full of positive energy, while balancing nature and nutrition.
Sedona Mago Retreat Centre
They say that full moons can change your behaviour, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. At Sedona Mago Retreat Centre deep in the Arizonan hinterland, Full Moon Retreats harness the power of the full moon. So, it helps to heal chakras, leaving guests feeling more confident, revived, and ready to face whatever life throws their way. Retreats are inclusive of accommodation in traditional casitas and three daily meals, as well as meditation at sunrise and moonrise.
Prices start from $169 | sedonamagoretreat.org