Here in the Pacific Northwest we are fortunate to have some of the best locations for retreats of all kinds. Certainly people travel from around the country and even the world to participate in a variety of retreats with a myriad of specialties in various retreat centers.
Atop the list of the most popular retreats in Washington and Oregon states are yoga, meditation and spa retreats in the Pacific Northwest, though a retreat is basically centered around the gathering of any like-minded group of individuals meeting in a peaceful atmosphere away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life in an effort to focus their collective attention on a particular topic of interest. Retreats are not restricted in any way in regards to which topics may be its focus.
One might find oneself attending a couples retreat focusing on relationship issues, characteristics, methods, tools and techniques enhancing the relationships of couples that may either independent or in conjunction with couples therapy during couples retreats.
Spiritual retreats concern themselves with spirituality ad can include guided meditation, spirituality and health. A spiritual retreat could include meditation retreats and spiritual meditation. In the same vein, Specific religious persuasions participate in church retreats, like catholic retreats and Christian retreats. The Christian retreat has become so popular that entire Christian retreat centers have been built to accommodate this regular religious retreat segment.
Another large market for retreats in the Pacific Northwest includes wellness retreats. A wellness retreat specializes in health and wellness. Weight loss retreats are quite popular which goes hand in hand with the fitness retreat being a significant player followed by healing retreats in the health retreats arena.
Not to be taken lightly, there is significant interest in writers retreats where writers gather to hone their skills and make connections and singles retreats focus on either maintaining or curtailing the single status of the attendees in Washington and Oregon.