Santa Fe Wellness Retreat


Tour ClosedSorry you missed our Fall, 2017 Wellness Retreat. Please contact us if you’d like details for future getaways like this one!

The Santa Fe Wellness Retreat will be held over five days at Sunrise Springs Resort and Spa just outside of downtown Santa Fe.

Led by Beth Whitman, this getaway will be a time for participants to relax, restore and explore inwardly as we enjoy our peaceful and sacred surroundings. Through meditation, yoga and journaling, we’ll learn to reflect upon ourselves, our family, friends, work and lifestyle choices.

Sunrise Springs’ expert staff will provide teachings about health, nutrition and the culinary arts.santa fe skull

We’ll learn to Be Bold through knowledge and insight about what it takes to improve our lives incrementally and discover our best selves.

Healthy vegetarian meals and snacks will be provided throughout the retreat.

This is an all-inclusive program that includes accommodations, meals and most activities. While this is not a spa getaway, there are spa facilities at Sunrise Springs that you can schedule on your own at an additional cost. The facilities include therapeutic massage and bodywork, reflexology, an outdoor pool as well as a private outdoor soaking pool and a sweat lodge. (You might also consider staying an extra day before or after the retreat to take advantage of these!)

While your participation is not required, we highly encourage everyone to partake in each of the activities included in the retreat. This will help you get the most out of your stay!

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HIGHLIGHTS of the Santa Fe Wellness Retreat for women:

* Enjoy spectacular vegetarian food prepared by Chef Rocky
* Take part in daily guided meditation and yoga classes
* Learn how to make simple, healthy and nutritious choices every day
* Roll up your sleeves for a hands-on cooking class with James Beard-winning chef, Lois Ellen Frank
* Blend up a fresh smoothie after picking ingredients from the resort’s fantastic garden
* Leave the world behind by unplugging and relaxing in this peaceful environment!

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salad dinner sunrise springsDay 1
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Meals: Dinner
Upon arrival at Sunrise Springs, you’ll check in to your lovely garden view room, appointed in traditional Southwest design. There will be a welcome reception in the Cottonwood Lounge with the chance for us to enjoy a light snack and meet the rest of the group prior to dinner.

We’ll have dinner at Sunrise Springs’ Blue Heron Restaurant. Here, Chef Rocky Durham conjures up healthy meals that embrace the idea that food is an elixir for the body and mind. Expect nutritious vegetarian meals that include fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs–many from the resort’s own garden!

Afterward, we’ll spend time around the outdoor fire pit relaxing in the cool desert air, enjoying the plethora of stars and informally chatting about what we hope to get from this restorative getaway.

Days 2, 3 & 4
Monday, September 18, 2017 – Wednesday, September 20, 2017buddha statue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For three days, we provide the opportunity to unwind your mind, relax your body and sink into the beauty of the surroundings at Sunrise Springs.

Each day begins with a short (20-30 minutes) guided meditation to give us time to relax and set our intentions for the day. Afterwards, we will enjoy a group one-hour yoga class geared to all levels of experience. Our personal instructor will take us through basic yoga poses and stretches to awaken our body and invigorate us for the day. No need for prior experience!

After our bodies have had a chance to wake up, we’ll enjoy a farm-fresh breakfast followed by a short break. Both breakfast and lunch include nutritious, vegetarian food and will be served at the delightful Sages Cafe on the property.

Each morning and afternoon offers dynamic workshops in topics covering nutrition, integrative medicine, health, smoothie-making and healthy travel habits. Our teachers include Dr. Sally Fisher who specializes in Integrative and Nutritional Medicine and helps people deepen their sense of well-being through healthy food choices. Our yoga, meditation and smoothie-making teacher, Birgita Lacovara, brings her background in wellness to the yoga mat and to the kitchen. Her enthusiasm and knowledge on a wide range of topics will make you instantly drawn to this magnetic woman.

In addition to facilitating the Retreat, Beth Whitman will be speaking about her transformation to a healthier lifestyle and how she’s been able to cultivate this way of life into her very busy travel schedule. Learn more here about the teachers you can expect to hear from.

After lunch, we encourage you to take some time to journal, reflect or to take part in an impromptu break-out session to continue discussions from the morning program.

* On Day 2 we’ll experience a hands-on cooking class and dinner with Lois Ellen-Frank. Lois is a James Beard Award-winning Native American Chef, Native American foods historian, culinary anthropologist, author and photographer. In short, she’s amazing and the food we prepare tonight will be too!

Day 5
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Meals: Breakfast
On this day, we’ll have our meditation and yoga classes as well as breakfast and then a final wrap up session to reflect on our time at Sunrise Springs and to set some wellness goals.

** Itinerary subject to change without notice.
** Please note, the resort requests no children under the age of 18 and no pets. Sunrise Springs Spa Resort is a 100% smoke-free facility.


Tour ClosedSorry you missed our Fall, 2017 Wellness Retreat. Please contact us if you’d like details for future getaways like this one!!


Retreat: $1,750
Single supplement: $520

Interested in sharing the cost with another fabulous traveler? We do our best to pair up our tour participants so you can avoid the single supplement. However, priority is given to the first deposits received. If you’re interested in sharing, please send in your deposit as soon as possible in order to take advantage of this benefit. (Why a single supplement? See this FAQ page for an explanation.)

Booking and Payment Details

Price includes: 4 nights accommodation at the beautiful Sunrise Springs Resort, activities as outlined in the itinerary and 11 meals.

Price does not include: Transportation to Santa Fe, spa treatments, beverages other than coffee and water, souvenirs and personal purchases (such as books and snacks).

This trip requires a $500 deposit to secure your spot.

Minimum bookings required: 10 people (minimum not yet reached)

Final payment due no later than July 17, 2017.

It’s easy to register…

We love checks as it helps keep our costs down by avoiding pesky credit card fees. If you’re able to pay the full amount by check or wire transfer, we’ll love you for it and send you a free copy of one of Beth’s books (your choice which one). ** U.S. residents receive a print copy, international residents receive a PDF.

Here’s our mailing address:

PO Box 16102
Seattle, WA 98116

Note: cancellation fees apply. Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions before registering.

The fine print.

Santa Fe Wellness Retreat for Women 2017 Registration Form (PDF)

Santa Fe Wellness Retreat for Women 2017 Itinerary (PDF)

For questions, contact Beth at:
beth (at) wandertours (dot) com

Trip Escort: Beth Whitman
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You may know Beth as the Chief Wanderer of WanderTours and Wanderlust and Lipstick or as a speaker from one of many events around the U.S. and world. Beth will be overseeing this entire retreat and organizing each program/speaker/workshop. She will also be speaking herself.

Drawing from personal experience, she’ll share with attendees her journey as a traveler, entrepreneur, health advocate and marathoner. Beth is a regular meditator, Buddhist practitioner and is mostly vegan. Hers has been a life-long journey and she considers every day a teaching lesson in becoming a better version of herself.

She could think of no better location than to offer this Wellness Retreat in what is called The City Different, Santa Fe.

Beth is the author of the Wanderlust and Lipstick guides including The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo and For Women Traveling to India. Beth also hosts the Be Bold podcast which can be found through your favorite podcast provider and is the founder of the WanderWorld Foundation.