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The Violet Files shares a selection of the industry’s best health and wellness retreats to help you find your Zen.

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First, get a glimpse of our short list of the best health and wellness retreats around the world. Check back in the coming weeks for more insider names to know and places to go. 

AMANGIRI

Canyon Point, UT

Treatments at this stunning desert resort are inspired by the healing traditions of the four elements—earth, wind, fire, and water. Think: anything from massages and flotation therapy to wellness coaching and yoga.

aman.com

ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS

Rishikesh, India

Customizable holistic healing experiences combining Ayurvedic, yogic, and Western techniques are the draw at this 100-acre Himalayan palace estate.

anandaspa.com

THE ASHRAM

Los Angeles, CA

This weeklong program of rigorous outdoor activity and clean eating in the Santa Monica mountains has attracted the likes of Jane Fonda and Faye Dunaway.

theashram.com

CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RETREAT

British Columbia, Canada

The place for getting away from it all in style (expect creature comforts such as en suite tents and heirloom china), this retreat offers bespoke outdoor excursions on Vancouver Island. Previous guests include Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

wildretreat.com

LANSERHOF TEGERNSEE

Waakirchen, Germany

Patients come to this sleek, Christoph Ingenhoven–designed facility for treatments based on the 100-year-old Mayr method, which centers on digestive health and intestinal cleansing. Expect a healthy regimen of colonics along with massages and facials.

lanserhof.com

SENSUAL HEALING HARMONY

multiple locations, UK/Europe

This intimate women-only emotional-healing retreat skips around exclusive private estates throughout Europe.

sensualhealingharmony.com

SHA WELLNESS

Alicante, Spain

Targeted programs at this stunning Alicante clinic range from four-day to weeklong wellness escapes to seven-day smoking-cessation and weight-control treatments.

shawellnessclinic.com

THE RANCH AT LIVE OAK

Malibu, CA

A fashion insider favorite, Live Oak aims to reboot the system (and physique) through a week of fitness (lots of hiking) and über-clean cuisine in the mountains of Malibu.

theranchmalibu.com

VANA

Dehradun, India

Visitors flock to this lush nature-filled estate for personalized wellness programs that incorporate yoga, Ayurveda, and nutrition.

vanaretreats.com

VIVAMAYR ALTAUSSEE

Altaussee, Austria

The Mayr technique, a century-old method based on improving digestion to promote overall health, is the main draw at this Austrian health spa.

vivamayr.com

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