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“While spas and wellness have grabbed the headlines in recent years, the exponential growth of holistic retreats has attracted little attention. Yet, with the pace of life getting faster and renewed interest in the meaning of life and spirituality, more people than ever before are visiting retreats – to reflect, heal, grow, change or just switch off from 24/7 connectivity. As the world’s largest retreat market, the Americas offer a bewildering choice of thousands of holistic retreats spanning a wide spectrum of experiences, themes and destinations for all ages and budgets.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview

          • Holistic retreats and the evolution of holistic tourism in the Americas
            • Figure 1: Principles of holistic wellness, 2019
          • The holistic-tourism market in the Americas
            • Figure 2: Definitions of holistic tourism, 2019
        • Holistic Retreats in the Americas

              • Figure 3: Holistic-retreat definitions, 2019
            • Holistic-retreat categories
              • Wellness resorts/retreats
                • Figure 4: Typical daily schedule at wellness resort, 2019
              • Destination spas
                • Yoga retreats
                    • Figure 5: Yoga retreat numbers in the Americas, 2019
                  • Spiritual retreats
                    • Religious retreats
                      • Plant healing retreats
                        • Women-only retreats
                        • Holistic Retreat Practices and Therapies

                          • Yoga
                            • Healing and therapeutic treatments
                              • Mindfulness
                                • Meditation
                                  • Transcendental meditation
                                    • Silent meditation
                                      • Counselling and personal development
                                        • Figure 6: Time to Focus on Us – a suggested couples retreat itinerary, 2019
                                      • Medicinal treatments
                                        • Physical and creative activities
                                        • Holistic-Retreat Tourists

                                            • Figure 7: Reasons given for going on a retreat, 2019
                                          • Demographics
                                            • Figure 8: Types of holistic tourists, 2019
                                          • The spirituality of older adults
                                          • Geographical Characteristics

                                            • North America
                                              • The United States
                                                • New Age
                                                  • Yoga retreats
                                                    • Examples of holistic retreats in the US
                                                      • Figure 9: Esalen values, 2019
                                                      • Figure 10: A typical daily IMS Retreat Center schedule in 2019
                                                    • Canada
                                                      • Examples of holistic retreats in Canada
                                                        • Mexico
                                                          • The Mexican tenazcal
                                                            • Examples of holistic retreats in Mexico
                                                              • Central America
                                                                • Figure 11: Fuelling the Trend for Unusual and Holistic Wellness Destinations, 2014
                                                              • Examples of holistic retreats in Central America
                                                                • South America
                                                                  • Examples of holistic retreats in South America
                                                                  • Key Players in the Holistic Retreat Industry

                                                                    • The Internet and social media
                                                                      • Retreat Finder – spiritual and healing retreats directory
                                                                        • Book Retreats
                                                                          • Body Soul Spirit Expo
                                                                            • The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA)
                                                                              • Methodology
                                                                              • What Next?

                                                                                • More research needed
                                                                                  • Five major trends in wellness travel
                                                                                    • WOCHR

                                                                                    About the report

                                                                                    This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                    • The Consumer

                                                                                      What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                    • The Competitors

                                                                                      Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                    • The Market

                                                                                      Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                    • The Innovations

                                                                                      New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                    • The Opportunities

                                                                                      Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                                    • The Trends

                                                                                      What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                                    Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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