Yogi Paradise: Maya Tulum Resort, Tulum, Mexico
This isolated resort on the Yucatan Peninsula will revive you via ocean-side siestas, healthy eating (think: fresh smoothies and seafood), and lots of yoga -- either on the beach or in one of two thatched-roof pavilions. You can also attend a meditative Temazcal ceremony, which involves chanting and sweating away negativity and stress in a steamy clay dome.
Book It: From $105 a Night, rrresorts.com
Modern Meditation: Green Gulch Farm, San Francisco
A branch of the San Francisco Zen Center, Green Gulch teaches the ancient-meets- modern Japanese Soto Zen style of meditation. Classes can include everything from Zen of Motion Improv to Transforming Anxiety and Depression. Stay in the simple but elegant skylit guesthouse and cozy up by the communal wood-burning stove with a cup of tea.
Book It: From $90 a night, sfzc.org
Spiritual Camp: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York
Founded in 1977, Omega sits in the woodsy Hudson Valley and offers hundreds of retreats spanning three, five, or seven days. Yoga forms the foundation, but other classes run the gamut from nature-based fitness to explorations in mind-body healing. You can camp on the grounds, stay in a dormitory, or book a shared or private eco-friendly cabin. All meals are communal
Book It: From $250 a weekend, eomega.org
Jungle Adventure: Ivey House, Everglades City, Florida
Perched on the edge of Everglades National Park, this charming family-run B&B provides a comfy haven after a long day of spotting rare birds (like the pink "lipped" roseate spoonbill), 40 kinds of mammals, and scores of reptiles including, yes, crocs. Your hosts plunge you right into nature with guided kayaking and canoe trips. You can even take overnight tours for crepuscular discoveries. It's better than Disney World for animal-loving kids.
Book It: From $90 a night, iveyhouse.com
Feathered Fantasy: Four Seasons Resort, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Situated between the tropical forest and Pacific coast, this resort has rooms with breathtaking views and delicious local food. And where else can you play on an Audubon Society Cooperative Sanctuary golf course? (Capuchin and howler monkeys might also monitor your game from the trees above.) Cloud forests, the Arenal Volcano and hot springs, and beautiful beaches are a day-trip away.
Book It: From $395 a night, fourseasons.com
Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge, Arctic National Park, Alaska
In the northernmost part of Alaska, hundreds of miles from town, majestic moose migrate past the front door of the solar-powered Iniakuk Lake Lodge. Watch them from the porch of this luxe log cabin, or take a floatplane trip into the nearby bush to see bears, musk ox, and more within Arctic National Park. Meals are hearty and often feature wild salmon just caught from close-by rivers.
Book It: From $1,495 a night, gofarnorth.com
Treetop Oasis: Daintree Eco Lodge And Spa, Daintree, Australia
The ridiculously posh treehouses (balcony jacuzzis and soft, four-poster beds) are not only fun, but lowimpact. Take guided hikes, learn to paint using local clay colors, or book waterfall spa treatments. It's all nestled in a 110-million-year- old rain forest just a 40-minute drive from the Great Barrier Reef.
Book It: From $550 a night, daintree-ecolodge.com.
Desert Dream: Three Camel Lodge, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Sleeping in a well-appointed ger (Mongolian yurt) is cool, but the best part about a stay at Three Camel Lodge is enacting your Indiana Jones fantasies and hunting for prehistoric petroglyphs and dinosaur fossils on camelback. The mostly sun- and wind-powered outpost also conducts scientific wildlife research.
Book It: From $125 a night, threecamels.com
Off-Grid Beauty Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island, Bahamas
Miles away from the touristy side of the Bahamas, this tiny resort has nothing but the basics. You won't care about luxurious amenities after experiencing a midnight snorkeling session on the private beach or a mind-blowing scuba excursion in one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. Book It:From $235 a night, smallhope.com
Dance Therapy: Salsa Retreat, Oaxaca, Mexico
Learn Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa steps as well as dance-specific yoga to keep you limber, and then take your new moves to the live-music venues in the evenings. Massages are also available and, in the case of a multi-day dance party, might be necessary!
Book It: From $1,450 for seven nights, salsaretreat.com
Design by Nature: Arcosanti, Mayer, Arizona
Italian architect Paolo Soleri started building a "city" that merges the natural world and human-designed structures in the desert outside of Phoenix in the 1970s. The Cosanti foundation runs nearby Arcosanti and offers one- and fiveweek workshops that can include lessons in hands-on construction, urban planning, agriculture, landscaping, and design, all connected by Soleri's sustainable-city-of- the-future idea. By living and sleeping in the unusual structures, you also gain a better understanding of what it means to be connected to an ecosystem.
Book It: From $485 for a week, arcosanti.org
Creativity Builder: Madeline Island Yoga Retreats, Madeline Island, Wisconsin
These women-only getaways incorporate morning yoga and meditation with afternoon photography instruction. The comfy, quiet waterfront inn serves up healthy, gourmet meals.
Book It: $1,100 for three nights, madelineislandyogaretreats.com
Deep Cleanse: Bali Yoga Retreat, Ubud, Bali
The combination of local raw foods, (optional) colonics, and massage detox the body, while daily poolside yoga and meditation sessions, and walks through rice paddies help clear the mind. Reiki, Cranio-sacral therapy, and other healing modalities are also available.
Book It: From $585 for a week, baliyogaretreat.com
Basic Training: The Ranch At Live Oak, Malibu, California Every day at The Ranch is designed to help you shape up. The schedule includes hours of desert hikes, core and ab work, yoga classes, weight training, organic veggie meals, massage (thankfully), and nap time!
Book It: $5,600 for a week, theranchmalibu.com
Ultimate Juice Bar: Moinhos Velhos, Bensafrim, Portugal
This retreat on the Algarve coast is run by experienced fasters who make cleansing concoctions from organic fruit trees on-site. A liquid diet combined with daily yoga, peaceful walks, and rest will help you feel clearer after just a few days.
Book It: From about $1,900 for a week, moinhos-velhos.com