The Best Wellness Retreat For Your Personality Type

Here’s a delicious idea, let’s determine the best wellness retreat for your personality type. I think we can all honestly say, life seems to be more of a struggle these days. The good news is travel is always the best classroom for self discovery. 

And who doesn’t need a well-deserved vacation. It’s a respite, from routines, and the demands of a chaotic world? If you want to avoid a wellness retreat disaster, choosing the right retreat based on your personality type is a must.  


There’s a New Way To Travel

I’m passionate about a new way to travel. Travel as therapy, to help you return home somehow transformed by the experience. I believe travel is the perfect time to set intentions, and become more conscious; an observer of who you are. If you’ve never observed yourself in a newly discovered situation, it’s fascinating and revealing. Setting intentions is a more conscious way to holiday. Trust me you’ll return home …. 

Feeling better about yourself. 

More in tune with yourself.

Understanding what you want.

You’ve ignited the creative spark within. 

You’re revitalized and ready to tackle life from a newly emerging perspective. 

Say YES to a wellness retreat? It could literally be a spa that’s right around the corner, no need for a far-flung destination!

Let’s me help you match your personality type with the correct wellness getaway ⏤  to make your soul sing. I’ve made it easy to do so. Just keep on reading to discover the best retreat for your type. 

Why trust me; I’ve been studying spirituality since my 20’s and I’ve taken the last 10 years, and counting to immerse myself in Myers-Briggs. And yes, I’m a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner. The back story is a long one you can read it here. But suffice to say, a  life tsunami helped me reinvent my life and figured out how to bring 1940’s typology into today’s modern era. In fact I wrote a book about it: Unpack Your Personality: Let Your Inner Guide Be Your Travel Guide. Grab your copy here.

Now back to the wellness retreat that’s right for you.

Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it’s essential to your survival and your well–being.Renee Peterson Trudeau


Did You Forget to Pack Your Personality Type?

Here’s the rub. Many of us are eager to travel, yet we don’t think about what we genuinely desire, want or need. Do you know how to make your retreat getaway restorative, sumptuous, and sublime?

Do you take the prescriptive route; search, pack and stay. Or do you brave the mind-numbing Google search? Are you spending countless hours scrolling to see what’s trending or you text message a friend – “Hey, what’s the name of the retreat you went to a few years back that you raved about?” 

Sound familiar? The point is we can reach out, and research until we are blue in the face. What’s the point if you don’t know yourself?


Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It’s much simpler to wear shoes. The Hindu Sage – Ramana Maharshi


You Can’t Discover Your Favorite Wellness Treat if You’ve Not Discovered Your Personality Type

But what if your friend isn’t 100% compatible with your personality type? And seriously, what does Google know about you beyond the superficial stuff? The same could be said for your favorite Insta feed. Yes, even if you admire who they are.

The point is nobody knows you better than you.

And nobody knows what you need better than you.

So why do we consistently ignore ourselves and search externally for answers?

That’s a big question for another time. Yet, I bring it up because it’s an amazing #journal prompt.


What is the Most Important Tool In Your Spirituality Toolbox?

What if we spent an hour or two thinking about our needs, not our partners, kids, or friends, just your needs? Asking ourselves: what would make me over the moon happy? What does that vacation look like?

For many people, these answers don’t come easy. It’s because we don’t know what we want. Believe me; I know this to be true. Over the years, I spoke with hundreds of travelers, and 80% didn’t know themselves. Nor could they articulate what they wanted out of life. They thought they did, but their sadness, anger, and anxiety told another story.

When I questioned these travelers, the vast majority didn’t know their personality type. Trust me; it’s one of the most vital tools in your spirituality toolbox. Learning this will change your life dramatically. Your mind – personality type – is the supportive tool your soul needs to complete its mission here on earth. The mind should always follow the soul, and let its higher ideals inform your life.

 And yet, we’ve been programmed to believe the soul follows the mind. Reprogram this stinking thinking as it’s a FALSE BELIEF.

So I have to ask, do you know your personality type?


The Mind Follows The Soul – Change This Belief, Change Your Life. – Nina Zapala, Founder of Spiritual Personality Typing. Not clear on your type? Book a clarity call here.


Discovering Your Personality is the Path to Wellness

So many of us believe a wellness retreat will solve our problems and take away our stress, unworthiness, and need to please … I don’t want to burst your bubble, but I probably will because I want you to figure yourself out. 

Don’t you want to live a big, fat, juicy extraordinary life? 

The life your soul has planned for you!

It’s waiting for you to wake-up and realize the external world doesn’t hold the answers to your life questions. You do!

If you can embrace the belief that the mind serves the soul, you’ll need to release the fear baked and conditioned ideas that keep us tied to a world of fear. When this happens, your mind will automatically leap to a higher consciousness, so you’ll longer be stuck in the routine of fear, loneliness, or self-doubt.


Is Higher Consciousness Available 24/7

I don’t believe anyone at this point in time is adept at staying in higher consciousness 24/7. It’s not possible. We live in a dualistic world where fear reigns and seeps into our minds like a dripping faucet. Is it possible to shorten visits to the unconscious mind with extended stays in higher consciousness? I believe to do so you need to understand:


  • The soul is guided by the Divine who has a plan for your life,
  • The spirit mind whispers Divinely guided messages that enliven your personality traits,
  • This inspires Divinely guided actions which helps you discover your sacred path and live a meaningful, purposeful and joyful life.


It’s a life guided by the illumination of the soul self, which always has our best interests at heart. It illuminates why we do what we do, based on who we really are. I’ve created spiritual personality typing because I believe we choose our sacred personality based on the strengths and weaknesses of our specific type. Personality traits are the building blocks of our human characteristics; foundational. They lead us to our truth, the true self, and where there is truth, passion and purpose are found. I’ve used spiritual personality typing for a decade to untangle myself from the fear matrix –– and it works!


Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness. Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu


Book the Best Wellness Retreat for Introvert Personalities

Introverts gravitate to retreats in quiet settings and intimate learning opportunities. They relish time for solitude, reflection, and inner mind exploration, studying sacred texts, self-directed meditation, or solo hikes to explore nature.

Grounded Travelers (ISTJ) 

Grounded travelers like slow travel and don’t want to be rushed. How about Brevard, North Carolina, where you’ll find hiking and mountain biking trails, fishing, and North America’s largest concentration of waterfalls? Are your bags packed yet?

Kindly Travelers (ISFJ)

Humble travelers embrace tradition and structure and will likely be fans of established wellness organizations; Miraval or Canyon Ranch are good options.

Insightful Travelers (INFJ)

Insightful travelers are intuitive by nature, enjoy luxury retreats, and prefer slow travel. You may be interested in Bhutan Spiritual Sanctuary, Bhutan. It provides your personality type hiking excursions to the iconic Tiger’s Nest and Drakarpo Kora, a Buddhist site in Paro, yoga, meditation…things you long for while away.

Inventive Travelers (INTJ)

Inventive travelers, you prefer tried-and-true escapes, but if you can get over this limited belief, vacations will open you up to a new world. Start in your country of origin. In the U.S., I recommend Crestone Mountain Zen Center, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado. It suits your mystical qualities to a T.


If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk. – Hippocrates


Active Travelers (ISTP)

Active travelers are thrill-seeking adventurists and will have little time for sitting still. BodyHoliday, Cariblue Beach, St. Lucia, offers plenty of activities, and guests can also hike the Petit Pitons (it’s more challenging than the Gros Piton) or trek the island’s rainforest. A perfect getaway for Active travelers.

Abstract Travelers (ISFP)

Aesthetic travelers are active and relish time spent with family and friends and are likely to have a pet in tow, making the Red Mountain Resort, Utah, a pet-friendly oasis a good choice. Hike Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks, as well as Snow Canyon State Park, the

Seeking Travelers (INFP)

Seeking travelers are a fan of any place that lets individuality shine. You love long walks in nature and time for reflection, making the U.S. Serville, Tennessee; Treehouse Utopia a top pick. It’s surrounded by 25 acres of verdant forest, views of the river and the mountains, and just a few miles away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance.

Ingenious Travelers (INTP)

Impartial travelers are truth seekers and relish the opportunity further to explore ideas behind all types of religions and spirituality. Luminary Wellness Retreats allow this traveler an option to choose their unique wellness path to truth: Western, Buddhist, and New Age… are a few retreat options.


Book the Best Wellness Retreat for Extrovert Personalities

Extroverts typically seek retreats to engage with others, favor more activity options, and take time to make new friends. These are just a few examples that make your soul sing.

Spirited Travelers (ESTP)

Spirited travelers typically live life wrapped around the five senses. Luxury escapes with opportunities for various activities and engaging with others guests are their total vacation vibe. A stay at Malliouana, a very chic and iconic getaway on the island of Anguilla, is an ideal match for your persona.

Playful Travelers (ESFP)

Playful travelers demand a sophisticated luxury stay, with plenty of guest interaction and a well-stocked gift shop. You may relish staying at the Lodge at Woodloch, Pennsylvania, which offers the best in class; mind, body, creative exploration, and nature overload…

Expressive Travelers (ENFP)

Enthusiastic travelers love novelty. They want to engage with other travelers, explore and need quiet time and prefer self-guided wellness retreats. Ojai Valley Inn, California, is often overlooked. Still, their DIY activities include crystal, reiki, chakra clearing session, a one-on-one psychic reading, or developing your signature essential oil – fabulous activities for Enthusiast travelers.

Curious Travelers (ENTP)

Inquisitive travelers are curious about the world and want to learn something new, especially from a local’s POV. They desire to explore the local culture and will seek unconventional escapes, which may have Doho, Qatar on the list, as street fair is plenty with a stay at Zulal Wellness Retreat.


Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before. – The Dalai Lama


Dutiful Travelers (ESTJ)

Dutiful travelers prefer tradition over trendy and tend to book stays that fit tightly into their principled world. Booking a stay at Plantation Villa at Ruxton Farm, Hereford, UK, in the Waye Valley area may be ideal for you. Yoga teachers trained at Yoga Teacher Training at The House of Yoga in London, while freshly prepared menus are plucked from on-site in our farm kitchen. A stay here will have these travelers smiling from ear to ear.

Attentive Travelers (ESFJ)

Attentive travelers are all about gathering families and friends for memory-making and may include another traveler or two. You’re curious and adventurous and are willing to see another side of life, which may have you booking the Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona. A place that offers woo therapies: aura photography, soma therapy that uses color to reveal divinely unique, and sound healing.

Harmonious Travelers (ENFJ)

Harmonious travelers seek to connect with others while on vacation. You’re mystical, gregarious, and genuinely want to make the world a better place, which may have you exploring IVHQ’s Bali volunteer programs. Based in Ubud, Indonesia offers six projects: construction, environmental, healthcare education, and kindergarten teaching. You’ll stay in the village, immersing yourself in the local Balinese life! So you!

Assured Travelers (ENTJ)

Assured travelers like a challenge, seek betterment, luxury, and love tech. You may spot them at Sangha Retreat by Octave Institute: Suzhou, China. A retreat outside of Shanghai that uses the latest technology treatments in water, light, heat, sound, and energy creates a holistic experience.


More About Spiritual Personality Typing

Did you find; Book The Best Wellness Retreat For Your Personality Type eye-opening? I’m here to share a new philosophy to get you excited about your personality, spirituality and travel. I hope you begin to see your personality as a sacred tool and realize the role it plays in supporting your soul’s purpose to live a true self lifestyle.  Meaningful. Purposeful. Joyful.


Make understanding your personality type a priority. It’s the best relationship you can cultivate in this lifetime. My new book Unpack Your Personality: Let Your Inner Guide Be Your Travel Guide offers a roadmap to your true self. Grab your copy here.


Of course, with all good things in life, if you do the work, take responsibility, and make personality typing with a spiritual understanding a daily ceremony, you’ll reap the rewards. Once you do, you’ll realize the only way for your higher self to express itself is through a healthy persona – the two can’t exist without each other.

It’s a profound awakening, moving you closer to your truth and unshackling you from a purposeless existence into a new reality of unlimited possibilities. You’ll be ready for any occasion, situation, or event – travel, relationships, career, and most importantly, a meaningful life.

I know this to be true because this is precisely how it works in my life.

Interested in learning how to take happier vacations based on your personality type. Click here to get on my schedule for a travel type clarity call..


Thanks for Stopping By

It’s always my intention to encourage you to get to know yourself. To tap into unique aspects of your ⏤ spiritual personality type to illuminate your true self and share your gifts with the world. It’s why you’re here! 

Feel free to share this with a friend, co-worker, or family member that is struggling with finding their life purpose.


Join The Movement

Will you join me on this journey? I believe spiritual personality typing is Divinely timed. It’s a relevant, modern day tool to assist those who aspire to ascend during this great awakening we will all experience. 

So let me ask, are you ready to learn more about who you really are to ignite your soul, the keeper of all your gifts?

Then subscribe to Nina’s Newsletter. You’ll get front-row seats to my upcoming retreats, book signings, podcast interviews and more. It’s spiritual personality typing shenanigans on steroids.

Article updated: June 2023

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