Meditation Retreats

Meditation is the practice of settling the mind and allowing the natural clarity of awareness to dawn. This clarity is often obscured by our habits, fear, and speed. When we lean into our minds and look closer, we discover an unshakeable ground of goodness, wisdom and compassion. Like looking at a muddy glass of water, if you place it down and allow it to settle, the sediment will relax to the bottom and the innate clarity of the water will be revealed.  

In the West, we are seeing a surge of scientific research on mindfulness and meditation is becoming more and more commonplace.  Research on meditation has shown that it is an effective for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and greatly reduces the physiological impacts of stress. Think of it as mental hygiene.

Beginner Meditation Retreats

IIt does not matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced retreat-goer, meditation retreats have something to offer everyone. The present moment waits for you to be ready to meet it fully. Whether you’re looking for beginner meditation classes, vipassana, zazen, transcendental meditation or silent meditation -  there is a perfect retreat awaiting you! In fact, there is most likely a meditation retreat in your local area. On the other hand, if you feel like you need an escape from your busy life, a  ‘meditation vacation’ may be just what you need. There are an abundance of retreats in exotic locations for you all around the world

Some of the most popular meditation resorts are located in Dharamsala, India, Surat Than, Thailand and Colorado and Vermont, USA.

  • Mar 12, 2018 - 29 days
    This residential 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved program that runs over 4 weeks along with some preparation reading for you to have completed before you arrive at the village. The program is an intensive course that is presented with a progressive approach to yoga. Students should be prepared to be mentally and physically challenged. You will be…
  • $550
    Juice Fasting Retreat
    Jan 1, 2018 - 6 days
    Description Join us to start the New Year in a healthy way, with 5 days of juicing to cleanse and balance the body and mind. Enjoy twice daily yoga classes, meditation, chanting, satsang and the guidance of experienced teachers as you restore body, mind and spirit. We will juice 3 times per day with fresh, organic vegetable and fruit juices in the beautiful open-air grounds of the Ashram, an ideal…
  • $745
    Women’s Weekend Retreat: Dive into Love
    Mar 23, 2018 - 3 days
    Be part of the transformative power of being live and in-person together.  This weekend is a deep dive into the heart center for understanding, healing and clarity. Perfect for more experienced retreaters, this “Level 2” weekend is also open to new women who want to join. Explore power of love for self, others and the world. Experience emergence, possibilities and renewal. With a…
  • $1895
    Wellness Playground, Naxos, Greece, May 2018
    May 12, 2018 - 8 days
    Relax, unwind, and be inspired! Bring your sense of adventure and your spirit of play to experience Wellness Playground. For one full week, we will enjoy delicious, fresh meals overlooking the ocean at a breathtaking hotel and spa on Amorgos Island, Greece. There will be daily offerings with introductions to unique fitness experiences such as: AcroYoga, Aerial Fitness, and Slacklining, in addition…
  • $1350
    Eight Day Ayahuasca Rejuvenation Retreat in Peru – $1350
    Jul 22, 2018 - 8 days
    REFRESH AND RESET Ayahuasca ceremonies are now well known for unlocking the power to play an active role in the healing process and the root of that power is consciousness. New developments in epigenetic research have also concluded that all genetic expression is determined by internal environments, namely our beliefs about, perceptions of, and reactions to our life experience.  Now, perhaps…
  • $5995
    Yoga Teacher Training
    Sep 3, 2018 - 40 days
    Love life, live yoga: Turn your PASSION into a fulfilling heart-centred career as a teacher or even start running your OWN yoga studio. Do you love yoga and would like to make a living by following your passion? Ready to deepen your practice and learn to live a wholesome yogic lifestyle? Are you keen to immerse yourself in an inspiring spiritual environment that is applying yogic wisdom in all…
  • $610
    Intuitive Balinese Massage Course January 2018
    Jan 12, 2018 - 3 days
    Are you dreaming of becoming a certified massage practitioner? Work in the wellness industry and make an income by connecting to your clients in a deep and meaningful way Intuitive Balinese Massage combines a variety of classic whole body massage techniques with the practitioner’s ability to tap into their intuition and create a meditative state of relaxation and healing for their client.…
  • $6400
    Live Life on Purpose: The Law of Attraction Tulum Yoga Retreat
    Feb 19, 2018 - 6 days
    “There are no limitations to the self… except those you believe in”  Seth “Thoughts become things…  choose good ones”  Tut Notes from the Universe Like Energy attracts Like Energy.  Thoughts become manifested, and what you are thinking is drawn to you.  No one is thinking your thoughts for you.  We get to choose what we think.  With practice and knowledge…
  • $5995
    200hr Yoga Teacher Training
    Nov 5, 2018 - 40 days
    Love life, live yoga: Turn your PASSION into a fulfilling heart-centred career as a teacher or even start running your OWN yoga studio. Do you love yoga and would like to make a living by following your passion? Ready to deepen your practice and learn to live a wholesome yogic lifestyle? Are you keen to immerse yourself in an inspiring spiritual environment that is applying yogic wisdom in all…
  • $5845
    Advanced 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training Course
    Apr 10, 2018 - 31 days
    “ISLAND RADIANCE” on the magical island of Bali… We will immerse ourselves into the ancient teachings of Yoga as we reveal the inner wisdom that lies within. This offering is an authentic opportunity to dive into the depths of sacred practice and ceremony to unveil the truth of who you are and why you are here. We will journey through the 3 worlds… Lower Middle and Upper…
  • Ongoing package (15 days / 14 nights)
    Kranti Yoga is please to offer a weekly Yoga Intensive Course directly on Patnem Beach.  This course is suitable for students of all levels and the course is designed in order that you can learn about yoga whilest enjoying the comforts of a beach holiday.  The course will be adapted to suit your ability and prior knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  It is ideal for those who would like to…
  • 420
    15-Day Mindfulness Yoga Retreat
    Dec 3, 2017 - 15 days
    Earth Yoga Village is a conscious living spiritual community that offers a unique opportunity to experience living and being with not only wonderful healers and yogis with all kinds of talents, philosophies and inspiration but also friends from all walks of life.At Earth Yoga Village we focus on harmonizing body, mind and soul by exploring each aspect of…
  • $3297
    A Journey to the Jungle: A Turning Life Gold Experience: Belize
    Jan 27, 2018 - 9 days
    On this 8-day trip, step beyond your average tourist experience, and see Belize from the inside out.Have epic adventures that will blow your mind, while you open your heart and align with your truth.Allow fun to flow through you, learn about yourself in a new environment, and connect with the magical energy of Belize.Throughout the retreat, there will also be a group coaching dynamic lead by…
  • $1575
    Puerto Viejo Retreat at Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge
    Feb 24, 2018 - 8 days
    Your eight day and seven-night stay at Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge is located on a beautiful jungle hill overlooking the ocean and the town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.  It is a short few blocks away to the town center and just steps away from the 14 kilometers of sandy coastline. Oh and I think we should mention there is a private pool on site as well.Cashew Hill is tucked away in the arms of…
  • $3395
    BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN – August 12-18, 2018
    Aug 12, 2018 - 7 days
    Join us on another tasty FORM+FOCUS retreat – combining yoga, creativity, and culinary delights in one of the world’s top gastronomic regions! 5* accommodations and Michelin restaurants are on the agenda – along with plenty of cultural experiences. FORM + FOCUS We are so excited about another special collaboration with Julian Hyzler from EASEL&LENS to combine a look at…
  • 1499
    Bali Lifestyle & Fitness Retreats
    Feb 16, 2018 - 6 days
    Bali is famous for its warm and spiritual heart, Hindu culture, natural healing treatments as much as it's exotic landscapes, rice fields, volcanoes, long beaches, breathtaking sunsets and the perfect retreat destination. Spend 5 nights and 6 days in 'Absolute Luxury' reconnecting to calmness with daily Yoga, Meditation and Group Fitness Sessions focusing on exactly what your mind, body and…
  • $1160
    Volcano Magic: Lake Atitlán in Guatemala
    Feb 11, 2018 - 7 days
    February 11 - 17, 2018Surrounded by three dormant volcanoes, Lake Atitlán is believed by the Maya to be the center of the universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved. There are 12 villages around the lake. Each village has its own distinctive style, revealed through the traditional dress of the women.We are staying at Villa Sumaya (http://villasumaya.com/), a gorgeous property…
  • Jan 12, 2018 - 4 days
    This 4-day retreat will go deep into the heart of understanding and experiencing the seduction of Consciousness (something which we all get fooled by daily) as we connect with Universal Mind and delve into the treasures which an understanding of the Three Principles holds for us all in everyday life.Jack and Damian will use the book: Seduced by Consciousness as a framework for the…
  • $1675
    Unleashing Your Power Within - A Women's Retreat
    Apr 9, 2018
    You are a woman.Powerful.  Beautiful.  Strong.  Compassionate.  Inspired.  Ready.You know the program.  The feminine program that society demands we subscribe to.  “Be polite.  Smile.  Are you wearing that?  You are too aggressive!”  So on and so on and so on.  All of us have our own version of feminine program that we subscribe to.…
  • $847
    Yoga Body, Zen Mind - July 2018
    Jul 22, 2018 - 7 days
    Looking for the perfect balance of yoga asana practice, pranayama, meditation, practical yoga and Zen philosophy? Seeking a good balance of being active and time to rest and relax? Join us for a week of rejuvenation, fun and great food. This Yoga Body, Zen Mind retreat is the perfect boost of energy for life, a reset button, and an opportunity to deepen your practice. We’ll engage in a lot of…
  • To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh
  • $1500
    Extended Stay
    Ongoing package (31 days / 30 nights)
    Searching for economical, wholesome extended-stay or corporate long-stay lodging?  Book one of our Extended Stay rooms for 30 days or more and receive a deep discount over our normal nightly rate.  We’ll even feed you 3 delicious, home-cooked vegetarian meals daily, with vegan and gluten-free options available at every meal. You may also enjoy the following amenities during your stay:…
  • Apr 9, 2018 - 29 days
    This residential 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved program that runs over 4 weeks along with some preparation reading for you to have completed before you arrive at the village. The program is an intensive course that is presented with a progressive approach to yoga. Students should be prepared to be mentally and physically challenged. You will be…
  • $5350
    200 Hour New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training
    Feb 10, 2018 - 16 days
    Welcome to your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training at the magical Te Moata Retreat!Accredited with Yoga Alliance, the Bali Yoga Teacher Training program certifies graduates as 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers. Your Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” Our program is designed to show you our commitment to you as you…
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