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5 Resorts for a Holistic Getaway

BY Beth Weitzman | August 8, 2016 | Feature Features

Whether you go it alone, with your best gal pal or your significant other, you'll find health and happiness at these SoCal mind-, body- and soul-focused destination resorts.
Aja Malibu

1. Aja Malibu, Malibu
Owned by Australian mystic and artist Inannya Magick, AJA Malibu is a 23-acre holistic mountain retreat with seven guest rooms and seven gardens. A stay here includes its distinct signature mind-body-spirit tune-up and restorative cleanse with re-alignment and chakra balancing, meditation, yoga, healing spa therapies and raw food cuisine. All-inclusive, seven nights from $10,000

2. Cal-A-Vie Health Spa, Vista
In a Provence-inspired setting, this 32-villa retreat offers a power-packed fitness program, hikes and nature walks, a 5-to-1 staff-guest ratio, delicious, nutritious cuisine, cooking classes, abundant luxuries and top-notch spa and salon services. All-inclusive, three nights from $4,150, four nights from $5,550, seven nights from $8,650

3. Golden Door, San Marcos
A Hollywood fave since 1958, the 40-room wellness oasis may be updated, but its famous Japanese gardens remain intact. On offer are a wide-array of hikes, fitness, instructional classes and spa treatments with optional services such as personal training, astrology, smoking cessation and pain management. All-inclusive, three nights from $4,800, four nights from $6,000, seven nights from $8,850

4. R4.0, Four Seasons, Westlake Village
A four-day version of The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu’s week-long exercise intensive, R4.0 at the Four Seasons Westlake (and adjacent California Health & Longevity Institute) includes 8-10 hours of daily hikes and workouts, cooking classes, diagnostic fitness testing and more. Meals are vegetarian. All-inclusive, four nights from $4,100

5. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
Family owned and operated since 1940, the wellness resort offers an extensive hiking program, 70-plus fitness and mindfulness classes, lectures and workshops. Semivegetarian cuisine includes homegrown organic fruits and veggies. All-inclusive, three nights from $1,779, four nights from $2,371, seven nights from $3,900

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