Each retreat varies depending on the program and purpose. In general, however, they usually follow a structured daily program with varying degrees of flexibility.
Resort based wellness retreats often offer optional activities such as an early morning walk, yoga or meditation, followed by breakfast and educational workshops in the morning. Afternoons may be filled with spa or holistic treatments, coaching sessions, additional education, or practices such as journaling. Evenings may complete with a sharing session, gratitude practice, additional spa or wellness treatments, or meditation.
Focused wellness retreats are slightly different in that they often have a structured set of activities around a specific theme such as yoga, fitness, detoxification, trekking of sport. Since they are focused on specific learning or growth, they will often have a more structured schedule of classes.
The newest innovation in wellness retreats is the stay at home staycation retreat. For these, you will often have a long-distance coach to help you practice or learn something new. This may be combined and packaged with activities available in the area or region around your home.