5 Bonding Experiences for Mothers and Adult Daughters

Looking for a way to reconnect with your mother or adult daughter? Mother-daughter retreats are a great opportunity to find personal rejuvenation and a tranquil setting for an enlightening experience that you’ll never forget. Come together for Mother’s Day or a special birthday. Or make it a yearly tradition. A little fresh air, meditation and creativity with a community of women — it doesn’t get any better than that!

Spiritual Healing in Sedona

A tranquil Red Rock setting is perfect for a mother-daughter retreat. Study posture and movement, breathing and meditation techniques that can bring healing, spiritual well-being and longevity. On Sedona's Healing Arts For Women soak in the natural beauty, healing powers and spiritual energy of Sedona and the surrounding Red Rocks.

Rejuvenation in the Redwoods

Set in a beautiful redwood forest just miles from California’s Central Coast, The Land of Medicine Buddha provides the perfect retreat for a mother-daughter getaway. Join the Rejuvenation Retreat for Women to learn massage techniques and how to use healing aromatic essential oils for balance and wellness. Enjoy heart-healthy vegetarian cooking together, and bond as you practice guided meditations, visualizations and mantras as you seek deep inner peace.

Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park

Join a group of women who love hiking and the outdoors in Estes Park, Colorado as you and your mother or daughter discover Rocky Mountain National Park’s pristine and less-traveled southern portion, known as Wild Basin. Try Hike Rocky Mountain National Park With Women to learn from women leaders about trail etiquette and navigating challenging terrain. You’ll hike 6-12 miles each day and enjoy the nature and fresh air with a community of women.

Ceramics, Glassblowing and Blacksmithing in the Finger Lakes

If you and your mother or adult daughter are more of the creative types, consider a week in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, as you explore new artistic mediums. Join Women at the Fire and learn to blow, twist, hammer and mold from expert instructors. Plus, visit the Corning Museum of Glass and other art galleries to spark your creativity.

Hiking, Healing & Hot Springs in Santa Fe

Head to New Mexico for a mother-daughter getaway to learn techniques used by ancient Native Americans and early Spanish healers and discover the curative power in the diverse traditions that other cultures have brought to New Mexico. In The Land of Enchantment for Women, dine on delicious cuisine, gain flexibility with a yoga class, soak in hot springs and hike through glorious landscapes with an expert instructor.

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About the Author
JoAnn Bell, Senior Vice President of Program Development, develops and manages more than 5,500 learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. JoAnn's extensive travel industry experience informs her expert insight on everything from where to find the world's most charming streets to must-see hidden gems across the globe.

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