Life is busy, we all know that. It can be hard to get away and get some time for yourself with everything else that goes on. But, at the same time, we know just how important it is to take a time out to take care of ourselves and exercise.

That’s probably why we’ve seen so many yoga retreats popping up all over the country. A wellness retreat is simple; they are generally weekend trips that involve relaxation, yoga, healthy eating and even massages.

Sounds pretty perfect for de-stressing and getting a little time in for yourself, right? In fact, it might be well worth it to take a bit of vacation time, travel to one of these spots and have a relaxing and detoxifying weekend of yoga. You won’t be sorry!

Let’s explore a few hot spots that are offering wellness weekends around the US.

New England
Situated in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health offer incredibly R&R events held during the weekend and midweek.

The Berkshires are considered a true hidden gem by many, featuring a combination of beautiful rolling hillsides, plenty of hiking along the Appalachian Trail and even water sports like kayaking and canoeing in some of the pristine lakes and streams.

West Coast
There are few places in the US more spectacular than the rocky coastline of California. That’s where you’ll find The Esalen Institute in Big Sur.

Enjoy meditation, hiking and yoga year round in the peaceful environment of Big Sur, surrounded by both the powerful Pacific Ocean and the mountains, it is the place to go to get away from it all and truly relax.

The plains of Texas might not seem like a natural spot for a wellness retreat, but the Women’s Yoga Nurture Retreat at Retreat in the Pines will prove you wrong real quick.

Ladies from all over the country travel to this rustic pine cabin tucked away from the hustle and bustle of civilization, about a ninety-minute drive from the Dallas Fort Worth area. The cabin has beautiful wooded surroundings that will allow you to take in all that nature has to offer.

Any of these wellness spots will be an amazing weekend adventure. Couple them in with an already existing vacation to de-stress, or set out to visit these spots as a special treat, you’ve earned it!

Image via Huffington Post.