VeraVia
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After almost 11 years of serving our clients and helping them find their true path to wellness, we have had to close down the business.
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  • Jeanne H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Transformation!
    Transformational! I loved my experience at VeraVia in December. The personal care and expertise of the staff was only part of the excellent experience. The beautiful surroundings and delicious food added to the new lifelong changes in my lifestyle. At age 70, I left refreshed and invigorated to start the New Year. Thank you VeraVia. Jeanne Hahne RN MSN. CEO FaceView Mask.
    Dear Jeanneh, thank you so much for your review, it was such a pleasure to have you hear! Our team really enjoyed working with you on your health and wellness goals. As a repeat guest we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our new private wellness estate in Valley Center, CA. We're glad to hear that you found the surroundings so beautiful and that you enjoyed the delicious meals prepared by our private culinary team and Director of Nutrition. We hope to see you again soon! -Wyatt
    Written January 6, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 3, 2024
  • Kim M
    Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Refreshed and refocused at VeraVia
    VeraVia has taken all the very best aspects of its core approach and elevated the experience at a sprawling new location snuggled in the mountains. This program can change everything in terms of your nutrition, fitness and well-being. You will work for it. Hard. You will fall into bed at night amazed at what your body can do. The trainers are amazing - and can adapt the workouts for all levels, ages, and abilities. Morning hikes, weights, yoga, TRX, HIIT, body weight fitness and even a little cardio boxing. The enhanced focus on recovery and longevity is wonderful. Compression equipment, red light pads, sauna, and an ice bath add a little extra something to the program. And the food. Clean, delicious, and the perfect fuel for a day full of exercise. You will feel leaner, more energetic and shockingly strong. Being able to interact with the chefs and ask questions about ingredients and cooking techniques was a regular treat. All of the staff are incredibly supportive and attentive to every detail. I stayed in the Mountain Retreat Villa which was secluded, comfortable and perfectly posh. A stay at VeraVia would be great for couples or a friend group, but I love this experience solo. The ultimate “me” time where I can push myself and learn new things about what I can achieve and who I am. You will have little conversations with yourself on most days: I can't wake up at sunrise and workout 5 times today. Yes, you can. I can’t forgo my bucket of coffee in the morning and wine at night. Yes, you can. I can’t sit in this tub full of ice cubes. Yes, you can and you’ll love it. 😉 An amazing experience. Highly recommend. Kim, age 51
    Dear Kim, Thank you so much for sharing this insightful review. Our team really enjoyed having you back at VeraVia again and we're grateful that you trusted us with your health and wellness goals as one of the first guests to experience our new private wellness estate. We're so happy that you enjoyed our new bio-hacking recovery offerings and the nutrition component from our culinary team. We hope to welcome you back again! -Wyatt
    Written January 11, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Elizabeth R
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A return to me- as my better self via VeraVia!
    VeraVia is amazingly well thought out health/mind/spiritual spa concept to refocus and recharge! I didn’t think so much could be accomplished in a week, but this team of highly qualified, compassionate, and focused professionals really helped me to understand and reach for my best self. I am so glad I afforded myself this luxury and highly recommend VeraVia!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 13, 2024
  • Boyd
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Give yourself the gift of wellness
    Incredible people. Well designed experience to uplift your wellness. This is the best wellness program I've ever seen. I would highly recommend to anyone who can take the time and spend the money. VeraVia is well worth both.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 6, 2024
  • Laurie P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    1 Week and this happened…
    My week at Vera Via exceeded my expectations. The balance of emotional, physical , and nutritional information was perfect! It’s amazing that after 7 days I was able to walk away more confident in my decisions and very capable of managing the stress that living in today’s world can bring. I highly recommend this experience for anyone wanting to grow , reflect & recharge !
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 19, 2024
  • Sarah S
    San Francisco, California7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth every penny!
    I’m so thankful to VeraVia for their comprehensive and encouraging mentality to get me back to a healthy place. The entire team is truly incredible as is the location and the feeling that I could breathe again. I’m impressed by how I felt leaving and would be lucky to visit again. Abby and Arlene were welcoming from the first moment I met them and were willing to do anything to ensure my stay was perfect. Chef Drew provided amazing and healthy meals for every meal. Flora, the nutritionist, went above and beyond to educate me on what food worked well for my health goals and how to continue what I learned at home. She also took the guests on a grocery shopping trip to apply real life examples of what is good for your body. Travis, head of the fitness department, motivated me to get active again and did a wonderful job of providing each guest the support they needed. Since coming home, I’ve been going to F45 classes three days a week and I’m feeling empowered. Dr Derek has the best personality and is incredibly knowledgeable about a holistic approach. There were a couple key areas that he identified for me to focus on and I look forward to continuing to learn from his expertise. I’ve also continued to work with Dr Shelton who is energetic, understanding, and provides helpful suggestions for working through my mental disorder. Last but not least Alfredo, the skilled masseuse, put my body at ease and provided healing for my sore body. VeraVia is truly an incredible wellness retreat and I recommend you go!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 20, 2024
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Tanya
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Seriously disappointing 2 week stay in 2022. I returned home 11/19/22 after 2 weeks. I was a 2nd time guest at VeraVia because in 2020 this program was absolutely wonderful. I believed it would still be amazing and fresh and inspiring. In 2020, I had a very restorative health experience there. Not the case in 2022.. Please do not think that meals will be customized to your nutritional needs if you have food sensitivities or find out that something does not agree with you while visiting. They do not really customize meals any longer. And, they look at you like a problem guest if you need to ask for anything to be changed. They actually encourage you to try again with foods that made me physically ill and served me things that I explained I could not eat before going to the program. They do not treat each person as a true individual in this respect. They claim to support all types of weight goals, including building up fundamentally healthy body. Despite sharing my struggles to put on a bit of weight in a healthy manner and repeatedly letting the staff know that I was not being given enough healthy fats and carbohydrates, I lost more than a pound of precious body fat. The VeraVia facilities also are not well maintained. Dirty yoga mats and blankets, unpolished spice trays, workshop area not vacuumed enough, They no longer have desks for workshops or indoor dining space during cool evenings or afternoons so the wind can blow everything around quite a bit. This is an expensive program that failed me. After 10 days of doing it all and eating every meal, I had to cut back on some fun exercise opportunities because they nutritional support was so terrible. I lost weight and lost fat. Had to spend more money buying food to supplement what they provided. So if that is your goal, you might like it. Finally, did they offer any compensation for the stress the program added to me physically and emotionally, So, truly do not go there with expectations of being respected as person seeking individualized nutrition goals.
Written November 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We're sorry to hear that the meals were not up to your expectations. We're excited to announce that we have moved to our own private wellness estate and now have our own private chef and kitchen which allows us to have complete control over our menu and culinary department. We hope you'll give us another chance, we're confident that you'll love our new menu and nutrition/culinary team!
Written January 9, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah S
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I’m so thankful to VeraVia for their comprehensive and encouraging mentality to get me back to a healthy place. The entire team is truly incredible as is the location and the feeling that I could breathe again. I’m impressed by how I felt leaving and would be lucky to visit again. Abby and Arlene were welcoming from the first moment I met them and were willing to do anything to ensure my stay was perfect. Chef Drew provided amazing and healthy meals for every meal. Flora, the nutritionist, went above and beyond to educate me on what food worked well for my health goals and how to continue what I learned at home. She also took the guests on a grocery shopping trip to apply real life examples of what is good for your body. Travis, head of the fitness department, motivated me to get active again and did a wonderful job of providing each guest the support they needed. Since coming home, I’ve been going to F45 classes three days a week and I’m feeling empowered. Dr Derek has the best personality and is incredibly knowledgeable about a holistic approach. There were a couple key areas that he identified for me to focus on and I look forward to continuing to learn from his expertise. I’ve also continued to work with Dr Shelton who is energetic, understanding, and provides helpful suggestions for working through my mental disorder. Last but not least Alfredo, the skilled masseuse, put my body at ease and provided healing for my sore body. VeraVia is truly an incredible wellness retreat and I recommend you go!
Written March 20, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Laurie P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
My week at Vera Via exceeded my expectations. The balance of emotional, physical , and nutritional information was perfect! It’s amazing that after 7 days I was able to walk away more confident in my decisions and very capable of managing the stress that living in today’s world can bring. I highly recommend this experience for anyone wanting to grow , reflect & recharge !
Written March 19, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kim M
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
VeraVia has taken all the very best aspects of its core approach and elevated the experience at a sprawling new location snuggled in the mountains. This program can change everything in terms of your nutrition, fitness and well-being. You will work for it. Hard. You will fall into bed at night amazed at what your body can do. The trainers are amazing - and can adapt the workouts for all levels, ages, and abilities. Morning hikes, weights, yoga, TRX, HIIT, body weight fitness and even a little cardio boxing. The enhanced focus on recovery and longevity is wonderful. Compression equipment, red light pads, sauna, and an ice bath add a little extra something to the program.

And the food. Clean, delicious, and the perfect fuel for a day full of exercise. You will feel leaner, more energetic and shockingly strong. Being able to interact with the chefs and ask questions about ingredients and cooking techniques was a regular treat. All of the staff are incredibly supportive and attentive to every detail.

I stayed in the Mountain Retreat Villa which was secluded, comfortable and perfectly posh. A stay at VeraVia would be great for couples or a friend group, but I love this experience solo. The ultimate “me” time where I can push myself and learn new things about what I can achieve and who I am. You will have little conversations with yourself on most days:
I can't wake up at sunrise and workout 5 times today. Yes, you can.
I can’t forgo my bucket of coffee in the morning and wine at night. Yes, you can.
I can’t sit in this tub full of ice cubes. Yes, you can and you’ll love it. 😉

An amazing experience. Highly recommend.

Kim, age 51
Written January 9, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Kim, Thank you so much for sharing this insightful review. Our team really enjoyed having you back at VeraVia again and we're grateful that you trusted us with your health and wellness goals as one of the first guests to experience our new private wellness estate. We're so happy that you enjoyed our new bio-hacking recovery offerings and the nutrition component from our culinary team. We hope to welcome you back again! -Wyatt
Written January 11, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Boyd
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Incredible people. Well designed experience to uplift your wellness. This is the best wellness program I've ever seen. I would highly recommend to anyone who can take the time and spend the money. VeraVia is well worth both.
Written March 6, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

James B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
I believe that VeraVia is greatest health and wellness centre in the country. They use a completely comprehensive approach to making sure your mind, body and spirit are in sync and in optimal condition.

I’ve gone twice this year, and spent a total of two months with the program. With this team of professionals, regardless of how long you stay, you will get stronger, develop greater mental clarity, and learn positive lifestyle changes. However, most importantly, I’ve gained self reliance, self respect and made great friends in the process.

I cannot recommend them enough. I got home yesterday and I already miss the entire staff.
Written October 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jeanne H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Transformational! I loved my experience at VeraVia in December. The personal care and expertise of the staff was only part of the excellent experience. The beautiful surroundings and delicious food added to the new lifelong changes in my lifestyle. At age 70, I left refreshed and invigorated to start the New Year. Thank you VeraVia. Jeanne Hahne RN MSN. CEO FaceView Mask.
Written January 3, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Jeanneh, thank you so much for your review, it was such a pleasure to have you hear! Our team really enjoyed working with you on your health and wellness goals. As a repeat guest we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our new private wellness estate in Valley Center, CA. We're glad to hear that you found the surroundings so beautiful and that you enjoyed the delicious meals prepared by our private culinary team and Director of Nutrition. We hope to see you again soon! -Wyatt
Written January 6, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Linda Allen
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
VeraVie was my two week sanctuary for restoring my soul, mind, and body. The entire staff is sensitive to individual needs and goals. I feel like a new reborn woman with the tools provided for my ongoing success. I haven’t felt this confident, happy, at peace in a long time - I’m prepared for what life throws my way. And the food is so delicious!! Healthy and filling, with snack too! Pampered with mind and body satisfaction for supreme health and happiness. The world needs more VeraVie alumnus!
Written October 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Janet C
Tulalip, WA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My wife and I went to Vera Via to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had HIGH EXPECTAIONS going into the week, and they were EXCEEDED. The program is very organized for each day and were tailored specific for each us. The staff is incredibly motivated for you to be successful AND are very qualified.
We did the 1-week comprehensive program with includes: Nutrition, Exercise, Medical, and Mindfulness.

The accommodations were wonderful with excellent dinning.

My wife and I both feel it helpful for us individual and as a couple.

A great wellness gift to ourselves in celebration of 30 years of matrimony
Written October 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Elizabeth R
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
VeraVia is amazingly well thought out health/mind/spiritual spa concept to refocus and recharge! I didn’t think so much could be accomplished in a week, but this team of highly qualified, compassionate, and focused professionals really helped me to understand and reach for my best self. I am so glad I afforded myself this luxury and highly recommend VeraVia!
Written February 13, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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