Real People. Real Results.
Your success is an ongoing journey that continues even after your wellness retreat stay ends. During your stay you’ll achieve incredible results, and you’ll be armed with tools and a personalized plan to continue your success at home.
Our guests include Fortune 500 CEO’s, highly successful professionals from around the world, busy moms who take care of everyone else with little time to prioritize their own self-care, people going through a major life transition, celebrities, and even professional athletes. You can hear first hand from our past guests by checking out our 5-star TripAdvisor reviews, and read the stories of how our guests lives were transformed by their experience at VeraVia.
Check out some of our guest testimonials to see how our personalized integrative and holistic health and fitness program has completely transformed people’s lives. Our guests are able to enjoy lasting and sustainable changes to their health and wellbeing because our retreat is designed to address the underlying causes of their health concerns, and our boutique size ensures that our team can address each persons unique goals.
We have hundreds of similar success stories like these – and hope that we can add yours too!
Guest Reviews & Testimonials
"One of my best wellness experiences ever!"
I’ve visited many spas, health resorts and wellness retreats and I can honestly say that VeraVia ranks among the top 1%.
The staff is knowledgeable, accessible, kind and very caring. The program is well thought out encompassing all aspects of well-being. The food is outstanding, the classes are terrific, the lectures are very informative.
Everything about VeraVia is personal and customized. Whether you are looking to start on the path to a healthier life or you wish to optimize your wellness, this is definitely a place to check out!- Sallie Fraenkel, Past COO of SpaFinder, Inc., Past Executive VP of Global Spa & Wellness Summit
"VeraVia teaches you how to care for YOU!"
This is my second time back at VeraVia and I am so glad this place exists! I’ve taken health centered “vacations” before at places like Canyon Ranch, Miraval, and The Carillon, all were fun and nice.
The reason I chose to come back to VeraVia is this experience is for people who are serious about getting their mental, physical, spiritual and social health back in line.
The programming is fantastic and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and supportive. I chose the Comprehensive program for a 3 week stay.Your day is packed with workouts ranging from high intensity, weight lifting, yoga, moderate hikes and stretching classes as well as workshops on nutrition, stress management and coping strategies to deal with the stuff life throws at you. If you choose the Comprehensive program, you will also have individual sessions where you can dive deeper into your health, mental health and nutrition.
Most of my health issues can be improved with better nutrition habits, daily exercise and a dedicated self care practice but I was having a hard time pulling these things together and would give up, feeling frustrated and defeated. What I love about VeraVia is they help you pull it all together, make a plan for yourself and give you the confidence and support to help you achieve a happier, healthier life. But you still have to do the work! VV helped reinforce I am capable of doing it and I’m worth it!
It is hard to make significant changes in a week. I would suggest giving yourself at least two weeks to get into the groove but 3 to 4 weeks is better.
It can feel overwhelming at first but surrender to the process and trust the staff. They know what they are doing. Not a meditator? Go to the guided meditation anyway. Don’t like hiking? Try it anyway. DO it all. Try it all. Communicate what is working for you and what you are struggling with.
If you can, try to leave work behind. Check out fully from your life and check in fully to your health.
Try to stay open to the staff suggestions and build community with the other guests. We are all here for the same reasons. Life is hard and there is strength in sharing your struggles and being a safe space for others to share theirs. Support each other.
Be ready to work hard on the best project ever, YOURSELF!- Marci, Tampa, FL
"The program, team, and accommodations exceeded my expectations!"
I attended VeraVia’s 3 week Comprehensive plan. The program, team, and accommodations exceeded my expectations and proved to be a smart investment. An investment that is worth much more than the actual cost.
Losses: In the first 2 weeks, my cholesterol decreased from 219 to 197. I also lost 5lbs of fat from week 2 to week 3.
Gains: The best rest and sleep I have had since my youth. I gained 1lb of muscle. I “felt” food work as medicine. I found and experienced the truth behind the science of breathing and meditation. I discovered just how quickly the body can adapt to consistent fitness when a variety of exercises are involved. I gained a “true path to wellness”.
The program provided an environment that felt safe and comfortable. Myself and other guests often spoke of this and how relieving and peaceful it felt to “let go” and be open to receiving. The other guests truly provided a sense of community for which many of us created strong bonds in a short amount of time. Many of us could relate to one another in regards to suffering from corporate burn-out and high levels of stress which have effected our health.
The balance of this program and team was beyond impressive! A winning formula with just the right amount of variety and personal attention. The team was attentive, reliable, supportive, engaging, motivating, comforting, and authentic.
I intend to return annually and I also intend to gift this experience to others.- Tara, FL