Ultimate Wellness Adventure Retreats
This is no ordinary fitness or sightseeing vacation. This is a chance to reawaken your authentic self.
“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”~ Mary Oliver
Created by women for women, our fun-filled health and wellness trips have been transforming travelers of all ages for over 30 years.
Women’s Quest wellness adventure retreats are the ultimate vacation designed to revitalize your body, refresh your spirit, and refill your joy tank.
Our women’s retreats take fitness and well-being to a new level by blending the perfect mix of outdoor activities with mindful practices, including yoga meditation and qigong, to create an adventure that will spark your passion and empower you to LIVE LIFE to the FULLEST! Retreats are held in some of the most enchantingly beautiful places on earth—ideal backdrops for personal growth, transformation, and play! Come share a week with like-minded women and inspirational staff.
“You’ll leave with your biggest smile ever, and the tools and support to keep it there.” ~Women’s Quest Founder Colleen Cannon
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Take Time For Yourself
At Women’s Quest, we believe life is something to be lived to the fullest, not rushed through, or worse, sleepwalked through. Though we want to slow down, make changes, and create meaning in our lives, we are often too busy keeping up with our jam-packed schedule and not sure how to start.
The answer is simple (it has just been lost in our modern lives): go on a Quest, a journey of personal discovery.
With Women’s Quest, you will begin this journey joined by a small group of like-minded travelers, each with different backgrounds and expectations, but with the common goal of following her bliss.
Empower Your Body & Mind
We have all had those triumphant moments when we achieved something that we thought was impossible.
Whether physical or mental, these occasions encourage us to continue to step beyond our present limitations and discover new powers within ourselves.
This is the spirit of Women’s Quest, the culture that we foster on every trip. Our all-female staff of athletes, artists, dance and yoga instructors, body therapists, coaches, optimists, and inspiration junkies is committed to helping women reach their full potential in an atmosphere that is supportive, friendly, and non-competitive.
Live Your Adventure
Our retreats use physical activity as a vehicle to bring balance, self-awareness, and healthy attitudes into everyday life, all at a pace that’s comfortable for YOU.
We’re not hardcore, but we are extreme—as in extreme well-being. Each retreat is designed to rebuild your vitality and help you jump start a healthy routine that rekindles your kid energy. Basically we PLAY all day!
Imagine surfing and practicing yoga in Costa Rica, wine tasting and cycling through Tuscany or California, riding mountain bikes in Vermont and Colorado or hiking to reach the legendary Machu Picchu in Peru. This is Women’s Quest-style travel.
Our Upcoming Retreats:
Life-changing active vacations with lasting results!
Women’s Quest has a wellness retreat for every kind of outdoor adventure imaginable. From hiking the mountains of Peru, to horseback riding in Iceland, to surfing in Costa Rica and more, we have a retreat for you.
Come alone or come with friends; either way, you will leave with a new community of best friends and a heightened sense of wellbeing. Explore the world, embrace the outdoors, and connect to your true nature, all while experiencing the history, culture, and cuisine of our incredible retreat locations.
Sonoma Wellness Retreat
May 21 – 25, 2023
This adventure retreat is about MOVEMENT for your body and soul. You’ll cycle through the beautiful Russian River Valley (e-bikes available) and hike amongst mighty redwoods. Our “Hearts Desire” process takes you on an inner journey with meditation, massage, journaling, and creative activities.
Newfounland Adventure Retreat
July 9-15th, 2023
Join us as we take the road less traveled. This women’s retreat will take us from the quaint city of St. John’s and Petty Harbor to the spectacular, rugged hills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gros Morne National Park.
Jackson Hole Adventure Retreat
July 26-30th, 2023
Make yourself at home in the breathtaking Grand Teton National Park. Hike along the alpine trails surrounded by wildflowers and bike beneath the impressive peaks of the Tetons. Keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife sightings, swim in the tranquil mountain lakes, and white water raft down the winding Snake River.
Dolomites Hiking Adventure Retreat
Sept 2nd – 8th, 2023
Energize your whole body and mind in the spectacular Dolomites with daily breathtaking hikes, yoga and facilitated art sessions designed to awaken and enrich your creative life force. Together, we’ll experience the joy and personal power that comes from combining our journeys in nature with positive and supported self-expression.
Vermont Adventure Retreat
Sept 10-15th, 2023
Breathe in the crisp fall air and restore your core energy through the peaceful magic of our private, lakeside lodge. We balance this women’s retreat of hiking, mountain biking, SUPing, and canoeing with yoga and deep relaxation for the perfect blend of adventure and calm.
Portugal Luxury Multi-sport Yoga Adventure Retreat
Sept 11-17th, 2023
Join us this September for an exploration of some of Portugal’s best kept secrets. Held by the ancient beauty of Portugal this rejuvenating retreat will give you space to explore and connect with yourself, your tribe and the tools to tune into your feminine wisdom.
Coed Tuscany Cycling Retreat
Sept 17-24th, 2023
From the shimmering Mediterranean Sea to the rolling hills and ancient villages, while cycling, we’ll absorb the essence of Tuscany and allow our senses to run wild. From the honey-soaked light of the morning glowing over the olive trees, to the golden rays shining through the vineyards in the evening, we will discover the blissful rhythm of Tuscany.
Bhutan Adventure Retreat
Oct 16-26, 2023
Discover “the world’s last Shangri-La” on this eleven-day immersion in Bhutan culture. Hike through hills and lush valleys to visit astounding monasteries and iconic temples (including the Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)), raft down the Puna Tsang Chu River, and relax in herbal hot stone baths. This women’s retreat blends adventure and tranquility as you dive deep into the soul of Bhutan.
Canyonlands Adventure Retreat
October 15-19, 2023
Experience the soul-inspiring beauty of the red sandstone canyons that were carved out a millennia ago by the great Colorado River. With Moab as your home base, you are nestled in between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks where you will hike, mountain bike, and practice yoga. The high desert air, beaming western sun, and mighty sandstone cliffs make for a great backdrop for this women’s adventure retreat.
Many of the women who attend Women’s Quest return year after year and often bring friends or family members to share in this life changing experience. Letters and emails from participants mention how Women’s Quest has changed a their life and taught them that they have the strength to achieve new heights.
“Women’s Quest has been a life enriching, spiritual and physical experience for my daughter and for me. We have learned that nothing is impossible and that life is an adventure to savor and enjoy!”Maria E
“This has been one of the greatest weeks of my life. It’s been not only fun, but an incredible growth experience.”Karen A
“Women’s Quest changed my life in a totally positive way more than any other single event I’ve ever experienced.”Molly M
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Meet the Staff
Our staff is composed of World Champion and Olympic athletes who are all experts in the fields of fitness, health, and wellness. Colleen Cannon, who founded Women’s Quest in 1992, has won over 100 races and is a World and National Champion in Triathlon.
We know how to connect to and listen to the body, and more importantly, we understand the power of inner well-being and mindfulness. We bring this knowledge and experience, coupled with our love for play, to our women’s retreats around the globe. We also work closely with our beloved local guides who share their home with us and give us the inside scoop of every location.
Colleen Cannon founded Women’s Quest after a highly successful career as a professional triathlete. In her racing days, she was World Champion in 1984 and National Champion in 1988 and 1990. She also was a multiple U.S. National team member.
Her passions, besides chocolate and being in nature, are liberating and empowering women through movement and balance, and targeting their true “hearts’ desire.” Colleen continues to EVOLVE adventures for Women’s Quest, delighting in ways to ENCHANT women with the experiences that coax happiness grown from joyful physical experiences.
Olympic Medalist / Run Coach
Lorraine is a four-time Olympian, a three-time world champion, Olympic bronze medalist, and winner of sixteen…
WQ Chief Fun Officer
“Live life to its fullest” “FANTASTIC” Jacqueline Stanford was born on a farm in Western Canada where…
Yoga Instructor / WQ Chief Everything Officer
Kelly Páez began her Yogic studies in the Krama yoga school under the guidance of her first teacher, Esteban Salazar…
Mountain Bike / Dance / Massage
Christina was born in Montreal Canada and grew up in New England where she cultivated her love of the…
We partner closely with local guides to ensure that we approach each community with respect and understanding of their place and culture. Working with local guides also enables us to support local businesses and communities, and every women’s retreat has a philanthropic give back project.
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Missing the feeling of being on a retreat? Welcome to the Quest Ohana. OHANA translates to family in the Hawaiian language, and our community has truly become one.
This online monthly membership empowers you with the tools, content, and support to create a more sustainable, happy, healthy and balanced lifestyle of wellness, from the inside out.
Our virtual platform provides you with live workouts, events and discussions with inspirational speakers, interactive group gatherings, guided meditations, and more to help you create your dream life now.